Hundreds of birds die in western Ky.

Jan 5, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Cincinnati Enquirer

MURRAY, Ky. - State wildlife officials say "several hundred" dead birds were found near the Murray State University campus last week.

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I never cared for History at all during school years. It was just too dry a subject especially the way it was taught. Then as I got older, I began to question as to where I came from? why am I the way I am? and others? The pivotal moment was when a neighbor passed on and the children were going to throw away 7 boxes of assorted attic papers and had no good way to discard those dusty boxes and contents and being the helpful person that I am, I said I will take them and use that old stuff to start my fires in my fireplace.
So early one morning, I had a handful of that old yellowed paper and was just getting ready to stick it under my kindling. I looked and most of it was just hand written letters, deeds, receipts, even love letters, peoples thoughts, and just some general "junk" including the neighbor's grandfather's ponderings over what to do with his one slave named "George". It turned out that George was not really the slave we had heard about all our life, but was a blacksmith that just lived on the land, eked out a living, and did work for the "massa" in exchange for the "massa" writing out the amounts that George should charge other people for his work since George was illiterate, but most skilled at repairing buggys and wagons and other tools.
But wait!! These were real people that lived and died right here, walked the same ground as me, and here is a piece of paper where land was given to start a church in 1842 that is still in existence today. This stuff is too important to start my fire. Here is a piece of paper about my great grandfather going off to join the Civil War. I never knew I had ancestors in that war. Nobody ever told me that. Ahhh the internet..I began to not only trace my own ancestors but also the neighbor's. Thank You George.
. Wow, I loved this. I have always loved history and always wanted to learn more.
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My most treasured Civil War story is about a pro-union old lady that went to tell the Yankees that the Rebels occupying her town were bragging that their numbers were not as big as they had claimed.

So she and another old lady rode their horses all night long over a 20 mile stretch of brambles and briars to alert the Union soldiers that they were bring tricked.

The route they took to circumvent the rebel forces would have brought them over the hill of my homestead and in my mind's eye I can visualize that. Then a 100 years later there is my grandfather plowing beind that old mule, pausing to remove his old floppy hat and taking the red handerchief out of his bibs to wipe the sweat off his brow and then 150 years later, here I sit and can see it all.
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I never cared for History at all during school years. It was just too dry a subject especially the way it was taught. Then as I got older, I began to question as to where I came from? why am I the way I am? and others? The pivotal moment was when a neighbor passed on and the children were going to throw away 7 boxes of assorted attic papers and had no good way to discard those dusty boxes and contents and being the helpful person that I am, I said I will take them and use that old stuff to start my fires in my fireplace.
So early one morning, I had a handful of that old yellowed paper and was just getting ready to stick it under my kindling. I looked and most of it was just hand written letters, deeds, receipts, even love letters, peoples thoughts, and just some general "junk" including the neighbor's grandfather's ponderings over what to do with his one slave named "George". It turned out that George was not really the slave we had heard about all our life, but was a blacksmith that just lived on the land, eked out a living, and did work for the "massa" in exchange for the "massa" writing out the amounts that George should charge other people for his work since George was illiterate, but most skilled at repairing buggys and wagons and other tools.
But wait!! These were real people that lived and died right here, walked the same ground as me, and here is a piece of paper where land was given to start a church in 1842 that is still in existence today. This stuff is too important to start my fire. Here is a piece of paper about my great grandfather going off to join the Civil War. I never knew I had ancestors in that war. Nobody ever told me that. Ahhh the internet..I began to not only trace my own ancestors but also the neighbor's. Thank You George.
...and history comes to life!!! How is it history cannot become as interesting as that when one is sitting in a high school history class? That text book crams in facts and dates and I guess the teacher has to finish the book in record time, leaving no time for "enhancements" . In my school days the history teacher really wanted to be a full time coach and that could explain the straight textbook teaching also. Another big thing, and must likely reason is that teenage ears and brains simply aren't ready to hear all these stories about the old wars and times when those adolescent hormones are jumping all over the place...
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Heeheehee. Looks like I posted to AW under last nights sarcastic name. Whoops

Anyway! Good Morning to everyone and enjoy the holiday!! I'm gonna labor on this Labor Day and mow. This rain we've been having has kick started the yard and its up to me to deal with it.

Prayer request: the father of the young man that works for me had a horrible motorcycle accident last Friday. Threw him across the interstate median into the other traffic lanes. About every bone from the waist down is broken. Above the waist was just skinned up. No head injuries. He and his wife had just finished a 2200 mile motorcycle vacation and he had gone to buy a new Harley. He left the Harley store, got on the interstate and a truck hit him.

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Miss E if I could lay hands on whoever is throwing those peanuts and stuff at you from the peanut gallery up in the balcony there... I would slap them around a little bit. It looks like they would just go away if they dont like what they see here.
I have a Topix stalker. She's harmless --- I think it's the shoe she wants
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My most treasured Civil War story is about a pro-union old lady that went to tell the Yankees that the Rebels occupying her town = 150 years later, here I sit and can see it all.
you cant realy see it? can you?

{ me kinda thinks = that the old wolf has been drinking again ,...}

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Look we can get free flirts! Has anyone actually paid for these in the past?
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I have a Topix stalker. She's harmless --- I think it's the shoe she wants
Well, she's not gettin' the other one.

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<quoted text>Well, she's not gettin' the other one.
Is it still in the freezer?
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<quoted text> you cant realy see it? can you?
{ me kinda thinks = that the old wolf has been drinking again ,...}
and you obviously can't see that I said in my "Mind's eye". You have no sense of imagination with or without a drink.
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Is it still in the freezer?
*Cheshire cat grin*... Yep!

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<quoted text>*Cheshire cat grin*... Yep!
Then if my shoe is in the freezer --- where's the tequila bottle?
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Holy hell...this conversation is actually interesting. Why have I not looked at it before. I am intensely fascinated by history, especially history of this region.

I grew up in Livingston county and my father would take me around and show me places that had colorful history. My favorite trip was when we took a copy of Satan's Ferryman and looked up several locations that were used by the Ford's Ferry Gang.

Even as an adult I'll occasionally do the same thing though in Paducah. I think I may have ran a boyfriend off by insisting that he join me on my history walks. I am going to school soon and have yet to decide my major. I dearly wish I could do something involving history but I haven't come across any viable or certain careers along those lines.

That's that for my two cents...keep on being fascinating, lovely people..
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Holy hell...this conversation is actually interesting. Why have I not looked at it before. I am intensely fascinated by history, especially history of this region.
I grew up in Livingston county and my father would take me around and show me places that had colorful history. My favorite trip was when we took a copy of Satan's Ferryman and looked up several locations that were used by the Ford's Ferry Gang.
Even as an adult I'll occasionally do the same thing though in Paducah. I think I may have ran a boyfriend off by insisting that he join me on my history walks. I am going to school soon and have yet to decide my major. I dearly wish I could do something involving history but I haven't come across any viable or certain careers along those lines.
That's that for my two cents...keep on being fascinating, lovely people..
Your two cents is invaluable. I assume you mean Livingston County Kentucky. The home of Andrew Jackson Smith who escaped slavery to fight for his freedom and was only one of 17 African Americans (and the only one from kentucky) that was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor and that not until it was belatedly awarded by President Bill Clinton in 2001. He had traveled to Massachuttes and enlisted in the 55th regiment. The 55th and it's sister regiment (the 54th) led the charge on Fort Wagner on Morris Island South Carolina and was depicted in the movie "Glory". Smith carried the flags when the colorbearer fell. Two miles of Kentucky Hwy 453 is named the "Andrew Jackson Smith Memorial Highway" and is just north of the LBL, where the highway becomes the TRACE. Good Luck with your studies and your choice of careers.

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Holy hell...this conversation is actually interesting. Why have I not looked at it before. I am intensely fascinated by history, especially history of this region.

I grew up in Livingston county and my father would take me around and show me places that had colorful history. My favorite trip was when we took a copy of Satan's Ferryman and looked up several locations that were used by the Ford's Ferry Gang.

Even as an adult I'll occasionally do the same thing though in Paducah. I think I may have ran a boyfriend off by insisting that he join me on my history walks. I am going to school soon and have yet to decide my major. I dearly wish I could do something involving history but I haven't come across any viable or certain careers along those lines.

That's that for my two cents...keep on being fascinating, lovely people..
History comes alive and walks through your mind and tingles your senses when Wolf tells a story---
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* My above reference to 17 African Americans receiving the Congressional Medal of Honor was discussing only the CIVIL War and the stories are from "Hidden History of Kentucky in the Civil War" by Berry Craig.
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Your two cents is invaluable. I assume you mean Livingston County Kentucky. The home of Andrew Jackson Smith who escaped slavery to fight for his freedom and was only one of 17 African Americans (and the only one from kentucky) that was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor and that not until it was belatedly awarded by President Bill Clinton in 2001. He had traveled to Massachuttes and enlisted in the 55th regiment. The 55th and it's sister regiment (the 54th) led the charge on Fort Wagner on Morris Island South Carolina and was depicted in the movie "Glory". Smith carried the flags when the colorbearer fell. Two miles of Kentucky Hwy 453 is named the "Andrew Jackson Smith Memorial Highway" and is just north of the LBL, where the highway becomes the TRACE. Good Luck with your studies and your choice of careers.
I didn't know that story. I do remember walking through the top of the Smithland cemetery back towards the Fort Smith battlements and asking about the little graves that are a little ways from the others. Several of them show dates of service as well as the dates of the births and deaths. My grandmother told me that they were black soldiers.

I have ancestors on both sides of my family who were slave women so for a time I was very fascinated with the amount of mulattoes and quadroons that were produced in the state of Kentucky. I wrote a short story in high school about a boy who was deeply unsettled about his father selling off the mixed children he had sired with his slave women.

I do have a complaint about Kentucky history though. There is so much more material about the eastern and central portions of the state than there is about western Kentucky. The period of time I am most fascinated with is the 1770's through 1800 in Smithland. It was a rough and violent frontier town with a bad reputation. I know that there must be so many fascinating stories from that time period but they have either been lost forever or have yet to be uncovered.

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<quoted text>I didn't know that story. I do remember walking through the top of the Smithland cemetery back towards the Fort Smith battlements and asking about the little graves that are a little ways from the others. Several of them show dates of service as well as the dates of the births and deaths. My grandmother told me that they were black soldiers.

I have ancestors on both sides of my family who were slave women so for a time I was very fascinated with the amount of mulattoes and quadroons that were produced in the state of Kentucky. I wrote a short story in high school about a boy who was deeply unsettled about his father selling off the mixed children he had sired with his slave women.

I do have a complaint about Kentucky history though. There is so much more material about the eastern and central portions of the state than there is about western Kentucky. The period of time I am most fascinated with is the 1770's through 1800 in Smithland. It was a rough and violent frontier town with a bad reputation. I know that there must be so many fascinating stories from that time period but they have either been lost forever or have yet to be uncovered.
There was a PBS special that was called "Mixed Race America" that had some fascinating stories from the civil war era. Does the area you are interested in have a local history museum. These are often small rooms in the back of a building; however, I have found a few that really have interesting collections.
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Keep up the history lesson! I'm enjoying the stories also !
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@Mad Poet. The main problem with recorded history of Central and Eastern Kentucky being more prevalent than the Western portions falls back to simply being more populated following the American Revolution. Many of the Central Kentucky counties were not even established until the late 1790s or early 1800s, while Eastern Kentucky is older.

The time frame prior to 1800 for the Western sections mainly involves stories of river pirates and Indian raids... yes, very violent but sadly not well researched or recorded.

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