Monthly Archives: April 2023

Breathitt Boy Taken in NFL Draft

A Breathitt County-born football standout heard his name called in the 1964 NFL draft. Learn more about this gridiron star. Continue reading

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O.H. Napier, the Man and the Myth

O.H. Napier was a complicated man who lived to make people laugh. A great deal of myth surrounded this simple man who died in 2012. Continue reading

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Andrew Jackson Wood

Soldier of the Week
Andrew Jackson Wood
5th Kentucky Infantry, Confederate States Army Continue reading

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Faith Conquered Mud

Neither road nor moves could wipe away the faith of the members of the Little Jerusalem Church. A massive mudslide tried really hard in 1972. Continue reading

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Breathitt’s First Modern Turkey Hunt

The turkey was once almost completely gone from Breathitt County. Successful preservation efforts led to the first season in 1962. Continue reading

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Quicksand’s Stone Woman

Work crews blasted away the “Stone Lady.” Never again will she watch over the tracks. Now she’s only a memory. Continue reading

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John Clay

Soldier of the Week
John Clay
Kentucky Cavalry
Spanish-American War Continue reading

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Images from STA Challenge Hike 4

Images from Team Turtle and Team Sheltowee’s hike of Section Four in April 2023. Continue reading

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Hargis Commercial Bank

The Hargis Commercial Bank opened with great fanfare in 1911 and closed without notice in 1930. The bank is long gone but the building remains as a reminder of the financial power Jackson once possessed in the mountains. Continue reading

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John Henry Elkins

Soldier of the Week- John Henry Elkins- Company K, 47th Kentucky Infantry, United States Army, Civil War. Continue reading

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