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  • Inside stuff:

    Address:139 Fox Run

    Owners:Neal and Barbara Hammon

    Statistics:3,500 square feet, 2 stories, 8 rooms, 6 working fireplaces

    Architecture:Colonial/federal

    Built: 1977;designed by Neal Hammon

    Accoutrements:All locks in the house made between 1820 and 1860

     

  • 1803

    October 26The Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled against Nicholas Meriwether in a case involving his rights as assignee to two settlement tracts of 400 acres each and two associated preemption warrants of 1,000 acres each.  Two months after the court's ruling, his son, Richard, in Shelby County, wrote his Uncle William Meriwether a disquieting letter:

  • 1797

    September:  Joseph Hornsby brought his family to Kentucky, making his home on his 2,499-acre tract near Simpsonville, which he called “Grasslands.”  He kept a “Planter’s Diary,” which has been described by George I. Willis, Sr. in his History of Shelby County, Kentucky, published in 1929:

     

  • Hot dogs are simply the perfect summer food. You don’t even need a plate to enjoy a delectable dog right off the grill – just a bun and some mustard or ketchup and you’re back hitting Wiffle balls and chasing fireflies.

    But don’t be so quick to push the frankfurter off on the kids while the adults wait for more sophisticated fare from the coals.

    With a little better quality dog and some extra topping, adults and kids can share the culinary delight.

  • Shelby County had been created out of Jefferson County, Kentucky in 1792, with Shelbyville established as its county seat.  Settlers, nevertheless, had to be wary of Native American attacks although they were diminished in strength and in frequency.

    Vince Akers, an authority on early Shelby County history, in a paper prepared in 1979, described what he believed to be the final attack in Shelby County

    Smock Family Tragedy

  • Meat is probably the least transparent business on earth. 

    Our desire for cheap meat has created an industrial system that sates the American appetite of an estimated 200 pounds of meat per person each year.  That’s about twice the global average.  Plus, we seem to know very little about something we eat an awful lot. 

    The industrial meat business is predominately a closed system that takes place behind gated complexes, far from the potential consumer. 

  • Meat is probably the least transparent business on earth. 

    Our desire for cheap meat has created an industrial system that sates the American appetite of an estimated 200 pounds of meat per person each year.  That’s about twice the global average.  Plus, we seem to know very little about something we eat an awful lot. 

    The industrial meat business is predominately a closed system that takes place behind gated complexes, far from the potential consumer. 

  • 1792

    December 1:  A letter to Editor John Bradford, signed by Nicholas Meriwether, occupied three of the four front-page columns of the Kentucky Gazette. Extracts from Meriwether’s letter: 

     

  • Graduation Day 2014 was Saturday and Shelby's seniors celebrated with joys and tears.

  • Graduation Day 2014 was Saturday and Shelby's seniors celebrated with joys and tears.