Tag Archives: Randolph KY

Neddie’s Caves and Hollow

In the years prior to the Civil War, Metcalfe County was then part of Barren County, and was a rural area, consisting mostly of small farms usually worked by family members. Metcalfe, which became a county in its own right … Continue reading

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The Practice House

Lynwood Montell has produced several books about local urban legends and ghost stories over the years, but it’s a sad fact that he did untold hours of research and interviews on his subjects, and then produced books with very little … Continue reading

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Booger Hunting

My 19-year old daughter reminded me last night that I have seriously neglected this blog site, and I must say I have to agree with her.  It’s that time of year again, when nighttime begins to get longer, and the … Continue reading

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Unrequited Love?

On 26 August 1871, so the story goes, Lucy Perkins was finishing a dress she was planning to wear, and she realized she would need to make a trip to Randolph to the store to get some supplies. John Neville … Continue reading

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The Nevilles and the Perkins

As I begin this next tale, I am going to attempt to explain the connection to all those involved so it will be easier for others to follow. I’ve had problems with this one myself, as some of those involved … Continue reading

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The Result of a 10 cent Bet

The records on this case are spotty at best, only the court records. But the Barretts were related to the Bunch line, Marcella Barrett being Granville Bunch’s first wife. Her niece, Lucy Fidella “Delly” Owensby, was Granville’s second wife, and … Continue reading

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Justice? Or not?

In the year 1817, back to the beginnings of Barren County, KY, in a part of the county that now belongs to Metcalfe, a man named Dr. Alexander Sanderson was murdered in cold blood on a back country road. John … Continue reading

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