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Stephen Loveall and John Denton – Revisiting Murder at Glasgow Junction

The following article is from THE ADAIR COUNTY NEWS, Wednesday 17 Apr 1901 “Killing of John DENTON— Occurred at Glasgow Junction Barren County, Twenty Years Ago—. “Some time ago, we published an account of the suicide in this city (Bowling … Continue reading

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Unraveled Between the Bed Slats

20 September 1934 – New Trial Asked by the Payne Sisters Glasgow Times’ article “Notie Dunbar and Dora Payne, sisters, sentenced to 31 and 10 years, respectively, by a jury in Circuit Court Monday, for the murder of their father, … Continue reading

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The Murder of Sam Weaver

When you get into researching urban legends, you get a mix of truth and fiction, every time. The more aggressive parts of a legend are the oral accounts, especially when they are accounts told by a supposed eye-witness to one … Continue reading

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The Dangerous Mell Ridge of Metcalfe Co., KY and the Death of Bill Stotts

Henry Schlinker of Buechel, KY, in South Louisville, hailed from Center in Metcalfe County, not far from Mell Ridge, a ridge that writhes along the Green County border, and was the home of over a dozen shootings from an old … Continue reading

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Cause of Death of 4 is a Mystery – Nichols Tragedy Part 2

Glasgow Times Thursday November 3 1927 “The bodies of four persons, all members of one family, were found in the debris of their fireswept home 4 miles from here at 2:30 Monday afternoon. The dead are Earl Nichols, 37, Mrs.Polly … Continue reading

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The Bloody Bed – 26 April 1955

Glasgow Times, Thursday 28 April 1955 – “Mrs. Helen Shaw, 27, was indicted by the Grand Jury today on a charge of murder in connection with the fatal death of her husband, James Steward Shaw, 22, who succumbed at Samson … Continue reading

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The Legend of Mr. Boyd and the Naming of Boyd’s Creek

In a Glasgow KY newspaper, dated around 1943, Kenneth Yancey Boyd, son of Alfred D. Boyd, Jr., had written an article about the naming of Boyds Creek. The story goes that Robert Boyd immigrated from Virginia with his wife and … Continue reading

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