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Gibson Tragedy – 23 February 1953

From the Glasgow Times Thursday 26 February 1953 “Joint funeral services were conducted 25 February 1953 for a Metcalfe Co. grandfather and 3 of his grandchildren who were fatally burned Monday when fire swept his farmhouse at Cofer, about 10 … Continue reading

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The Road to Ritter’s Mill

An excerpt from CC Simmons’ “Historical Trip Through Eastern Barren Co., KY.” “The road leading down from Hwy 63 to Ritter’s Mill is very rough, and steep. The original mill stood some 300 or 400 feet down the stream from … Continue reading

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Tragedy at the Sawmill – 30 September 1902

The following is a newspaper article in its entirety. You are hereby forewarned that this is a graphic account of a saw mill explosion and the aftermath. Glasgow Weekly Times 3 October 1902 Five killed in boiler explosion. The boiler … 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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A Jaunt to Union Church and the Pig Branch

I have times when I awaken from sleep, knowing I’ve just had a conversation with someone long gone from this world. Someone who needs their story told, who for some reason needs a living voice to speak for them. I … 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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A Runaway Tragedy

From a 1903 Glasgow Times’ newspaper: “The breaking of a bridle bit going down a steep hill at the edge of town last Wednesday afternoon caused an old family horse to run away throwing Miss Lucille Hays, of Knob lick, … Continue reading

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