Galilean Children's Home near Corbin, Ky
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yea

Dyer, TN

#1574 Oct 15, 2012
I read the book about this..a very good book..
DeadDogsLay

Whitley City, KY

#1576 Oct 25, 2012
I grew up on bee creek rd and often walked to the children's home to see a girl I was struck on. The place was strange for sure and you could tell the kids were afraid and secretive about what when on,, we assumed being orphaned was the glooom but it was not. The gloom was what went on there, col sanders. If the real stories were ever told it would read as an unearthy as the tv series American Horror Story.
from another place

Fulton, KY

#1577 Jan 14, 2013
i have read the books ,and yes the 11 herbs and spice man was involved in alot of the scandles with this home,the first book i read over night once i got to reading it i couldnt put it down,but i did talk to a couple people who lived in the home and said the things from the books were so true.the homes still sit in bee creek we went to visit them
Little Girl

Cape Coral, FL

#1581 Jan 30, 2013
I asked the Lord to teach me how to rejoice even in sorrowful conditions. God promises to turn all things around for good - in all conditions. I'm a psychic person and have an ability to perceive information hidden from the normal senses through extrasensory perception (ESP). I know things talked about did happen.
Curious

Martin, KY

#1584 Jan 31, 2013
DeadDogsLay wrote:
I grew up on bee creek rd and often walked to the children's home to see a girl I was struck on. The place was strange for sure and you could tell the kids were afraid and secretive about what when on,, we assumed being orphaned was the glooom but it was not. The gloom was what went on there, col sanders. If the real stories were ever told it would read as an unearthy as the tv series American Horror Story.
Interesting, from all the accounts I've read about Preacher Vogel, did he let the girls date? He sounds like he was a strict man. i can't imagine that he would have let you court a girl there.
David

Melbourne, FL

#1587 Feb 2, 2013
I just found this thread today. There are MANY false statements. I find it so hard to understand how someone with absolutely zero knowledge of the circumstances regarding the Galilean Children's Home in it's final moments (throes, if you will) can just make nasty statements and expect those of us with a working brain to accept their trash-talk!
I lived there from 5 days old until the 'home' moved to Yalaha, Fl in 1956. I have, in the overall scheme of things, nothing but the fondest and loving memories of the Galilean Children's Home. It really hurts me to hear so many of you, not even born at the time this all happened, slander so many wonderful people.:(
Col. Sanders was our Santa Claus all year long, not just at Christmas! He was a wonderful person who cared so much for the children.
I spent the summer of 1963 working at Kentucky Fried Chicken headquarters in Shelbyville, Kentucky, and I lived with the Col. and his wife. No one could ever ask for a more gracious couple.
Heh-I do have some funny stories, though.
Irene

Cincinnati, OH

#1588 Feb 3, 2013
Hi David, I too lived there until things fell
apart. My life would have been so dreadful as I believe so many otheres would have been if it had not been for Galilean Children's Home.

But Sensationalism sells and that is what a lot of people are looking for.
Yes, Mr. Vogel had rules but when you are responsible for almost 100 children, you have to have bounderies. I and my brother and two sister came from a mother that did not care enough for us to set rules .
I am glad to hear someone stand up and defend a man that can not longer defend himself.
Trudie Edwards

United States

#1618 Sep 25, 2014
Pearl wrote:
I am doing some research on the Galilean Children's Home that was located on Bee Creek. It was an orphanage and was in existence from the mid 1930's to the late 1950's. It was eventually closed due to very inappropriate behavior by the Rev. John Vogel who ran the home. Does anyone know who the county attorney was that procecuted Vogel around 1958? I have read both Rev Vogel and his daughter's books and am still trying to gather information. Any comments on this subject are welcome.
Hi Pearl. Haven't posted in a while and was wondering if Athens TN is near where you live if so it's not far from me.
Anonymous

Greenfield, IN

#1623 Dec 7, 2014
how wrote:
I have read both books also, I was thinking that info was in there. Maybe contact the courthouse and they can tell you who was in office then.
Just ask people of Corbin they know. I went to see about re-opening this children's home Whitley Co wants nothing to do with it. It is near impossible to even get info
mkelsey

United States

#1633 Mar 19, 2016
The home in Liberty has nothing to do with the home that was in Corbin. They just liked the way it was named, and named their home that, is all.
Really

United States

#1634 Mar 21, 2016
curious wrote:
<quoted text>Did that famous guy wear white and cook with 11 different herbs and spices? Did they do something to the children of the orphanage?
I use to do nurse aide work, I took care of an old woman who use to work for CS she told me he was a bad man. I would say the stories are true.
Earl-sons-wife

Monticello, KY

#1635 May 25, 2016
Trudie Edwards DePriest wrote:
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Earl was older than Barbara Sue maybe 1-2 yrs. Barbara was about 3-4 months old. They probably in 1946.I came in 1947 and I am 1yr older than her. Her mother was in jail and that's where Barbara was picked up. Asked when Barbara's birthday was and her mom said she didn't know but it was around tater digging time. So if she was 3-4 months old then it means she came to the home Dec 1946 or January 1947. I came Jan '47. I could be totaly wrong on the dates but not how young she was. Earl always had a head full of curls. I corispond with her in the '80s but she moved and I lost track of her. She may be in Cinncinatti Ohio under the name of Barbara Shutt. That was her name when I had contacted her. She had told me that Earl was a contractor building big bridges and there was an accident and he didn't make it. I think it was her.It may have been Aunt Mary Kay who has passed away. I will post a picture of them when they were young. They went to Fla when the home moved there. Do did I. She left there in 1958 same year I did. Do you or know of anyone that has access to the book "This Happened In The Hills Of Kentucky"? Well her story is in chapter 36 page 148. Her mothers name has been changed .Do you think you may be a relative? She should be 63 around Sept. and that is only a guess from her mother. You may check in the records at Williamsburg KY. Trudie
Thank you for so much info. My husband is Earls only child. My husband has his tight curls. He was only 2 1/2 when he passed away. He has no memories of his dad and only one picture. We just found his dads side of the family after almost 40 years. Well they found us. We didn't have any info to look for them with. If you have any other info please contact us.

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