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Rob Kiskaden
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The 1865 Bath County Election: An Election Overturned
The political arena is always a hot and debated topic, especially during election years.  Our country has just underwent a Presidential Election that has certainly caused a plethora of debate and turmoil, but it wasn't that long ago, voters in Kentucky coul...

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The Mystery Hands and Tunnel at the Bourbon Furnace
The Bourbon Iron Furnace was the one of the earliest industrial facilities in what we know as Kentucky.  In fact, when it went into operation around 1791, the iron making facility was the first west of the Allegheny Mountains.  The facility looked much diff...

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A Cryptic Message
Owingsville has a rich and
storied past, but perhaps it's the words found scribbled in peculiar
places that tell something more.  A couple of weeks ago, I had
the opportunity to go inside the Bath County Courthouse's bell tower
for the first time, accom...

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Turning Back Time: Restoring the Bath County Courthouse Clock Tower
The Bath County Courthouse is undergoing a
renovation project just in time for it's 150 year anniversary.  The
courthouse you see today is actually the third one for Bath County.  The
first one was planned in June 1815 and completed in early 1816.  It wa...

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A Close Call: Downing & Yates' Escape From Natives
John McClung published a book in 1832 entitled "Sketches
of Western Adventure" that offered a glimpse into the settlement of the
Western United States.  This book tells the stories of Kentucky's
earliest settlers and the struggles with the Native America...
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