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Apr 17, 2010
 
My husband and I were wondering if anyone knew about the old buildings at Camp Nelson that are several stories high and look like barracks or prison buildings. What were they built for? I read about Camp Nelson online and found nothing that said what these buildings were. There is a highway historical marker there but it is so far from the road and there is no good pull off, so I can't read what it says. Thanks

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Apr 17, 2010
 
They are storage buildings for whiskey. There was a distillery on the old road at the bridge that closed down several years ago, but the company that owed it still store barrels of aging liquor there, brought in from other distilleries.
The old distillery was bought by CAP and used by that cathatlic organization until it burned back in the late 70s~early 80s.
Whiskey is aged many years before it is sold.
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Apr 17, 2010
 
1devilish wrote:
They are storage buildings for whiskey. There was a distillery on the old road at the bridge that closed down several years ago, but the company that owed it still store barrels of aging liquor there, brought in from other distilleries.
The old distillery was bought by CAP and used by that cathatlic organization until it burned back in the late 70s~early 80s.
Whiskey is aged many years before it is sold.
You are right again Devilish:*)

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Apr 17, 2010
 
I remember several local people that worked at that distillery and I have a friend that does security at those old storage buildings, or at least he did the last time I talked to him.
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Apr 18, 2010
 
Devilsh, Do you mean CAP (Christian Appalachian Program)? They did great things for the people of Breathitt county last year when the floods destroyed so many homes. I didn't realize they had a place here in Garrard. Thanks for the history lessons!:) I truly mean that!
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Apr 18, 2010
 
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Apr 18, 2010
 
Cap is the Christian appalachian project

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Apr 18, 2010
 
home again wrote:
Devilsh, Do you mean CAP (Christian Appalachian Program)? They did great things for the people of Breathitt county last year when the floods destroyed so many homes. I didn't realize they had a place here in Garrard. Thanks for the history lessons!:) I truly mean that!
Yes, Cap was started here in Garrard Counbty by FAther Beiting back in the 50s~60s. They just moved their headquarters out of Garrard County a couple years ago.
Father Beiting left here severa years ago and went to Eastern Ky, I think around Ashland or between there and Pikeville.
I think they decided that Garrard County was no longer considered a needy county and concentrate on their efforts on the mountain area.
The Camp Nelson area was booming back in the late 60s and early 70s with Catholic Projects on both sides of the river. A flood wiped out everything they had down there around 76~78. There was a hotl, resturant, museum and a boat ride they operated until that happened. They had a thrift shop that they started in the basement of the church, then had several different locations until a few years ago. There were several small shops there too.
CAP employed a lotta folks for many years here. There headquarters is the location of the new factory that they anounced that is coming soon on Crab Orchard St.

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Apr 18, 2010
 
Is the distillery you are talking about the stone building that was down by the river on the Jessamine Co side? I walked around it it in the late 70s I think. It was empty of anything except a couple big tanks. I thought it would make a great hotel or restaurant. I went back down there later, maybe late 80s and it had burned down. Too bad.

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Apr 18, 2010
 
pilgrim33 wrote:
Is the distillery you are talking about the stone building that was down by the river on the Jessamine Co side? I walked around it it in the late 70s I think. It was empty of anything except a couple big tanks. I thought it would make a great hotel or restaurant. I went back down there later, maybe late 80s and it had burned down. Too bad.
Yep, that was it...it had a stream flowing thru the building, was a beautiful old building before the fire
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Apr 18, 2010
 

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pilgrim33 wrote:
Is the distillery you are talking about the stone building that was down by the river on the Jessamine Co side? I walked around it it in the late 70s I think. It was empty of anything except a couple big tanks. I thought it would make a great hotel or restaurant. I went back down there later, maybe late 80s and it had burned down. Too bad.
That's what is was in the beginning. A hotel for the river boat rich people 200 years ago. I've been in it in the 60s and I didn't see a stream of water giong through it. there was a log house on the garrard side, way up on the side of the hill, that had a stream going under it. It was for the rich sugar bearings to have there parties. remember this was river boat time I was told it burned down in the late 1800s too. And devilish you don't know shi? about it. So go to bed you a?? hole

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Apr 18, 2010
 
The Lawman wrote:
<quoted text> That's what is was in the beginning. A hotel for the river boat rich people 200 years ago. I've been in it in the 60s and I didn't see a stream of water giong through it. there was a log house on the garrard side, way up on the side of the hill, that had a stream going under it. It was for the rich sugar bearings to have there parties. remember this was river boat time I was told it burned down in the late 1800s too. And devilish you don't know shi? about it. So go to bed you a?? hole
Nice to see your still seething with jealousy. Yes there was a log cabin up on the side of the hill that a stream flowed under. I. too have been all over Camp Nelson and remember much about the area from the 60s.
Why don't you stop your whining? Is thast all you ever do besides throw tantrums and threaten people?

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Apr 18, 2010
 
I googled kentucky distilleries and found out that it was originally the E J Cutler Distillery. There is a picture of in a book called The Kentucky Bourbon Trail with some of it's history. It was built as a distillery and was a hotel only during prohibition, then opened back up as Kentucky River Distillery after prohibition ended. http://books.google.com/books...
This is the link. Don't know if it will work from here. I guess you need to check your facts a little better, Lawman, before putting someone else down.

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Apr 19, 2010
 
It was common knowledge, I had several friends that worked there.
Lincoln Creech retired from there and built the little resturant out by the ballpark, ran it a year or so and sold it to Holton Howard and Billy Rhodus.
They later sold the resuturant to James R and Betty Teater.
Jim Canter and his dad worked there, and the last time I talked to Jim, he and his brother inlaw, Neil Cassidy, the Jessamine Co. Judge Exe. were still attending to security ofthe storage buildings up on the hill.
They may have retired from it by now, they are both getting up in years.
The Stipes family have had several family that worked there. Before they put the bridge on top of the little rocky top hill, I used to go with my neighbor to help him get "Wild Onions" off that cliff.
There was a area up river from the distillery, that had storage buildings that were torn down after the CAP people bought the property.
I think they had horse riding up in the river bottom before the flood, and they started the campground on the Garrard side.
My then brother inlaw was the river boat pilot for CAP, he ran an auction and a country music show that the Montgomerys play occasionally. I think that building is still standing, on the Garrard side.

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Apr 19, 2010
 
If you have doubts about this info....feel free to check it out. Ben Scroggins was his name, now dead from diabetes complications and his was born in Georgetown, his dad was once Mayor there.
He got fined $1000 for not having a lisence to operate the boat.
After he lost his job there he moved to Mercer Rd. with his music business. He had help that lived at the top of old Camp Nelson hill 27, a man and wife team along ith several kids that helped with sound and lights. There were people from Lancaster that helped run the concessions.
me and my sister sang there occassionally, as well.

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Apr 19, 2010
 
pilgrim33 wrote:
I googled kentucky distilleries and found out that it was originally the E J Cutler Distillery. There is a picture of in a book called The Kentucky Bourbon Trail with some of it's history. It was built as a distillery and was a hotel only during prohibition, then opened back up as Kentucky River Distillery after prohibition ended. http://books.google.com/books...
This is the link. Don't know if it will work from here. I guess you need to check your facts a little better, Lawman, before putting someone else down.
Pilgrim. I don't know when they took that pic. but it looks much like I rememberit when it was still in operation. It was a beautiful old stone building. I saw an older picture on another site that was even more breath taking. It included the old covered bridge that was just a few feet from the present day...old bridge..that is closed to traffic. That was a memory from my childhood, we passed by it many times on the way to Lexington to visit my grandmother and doctors. Traffic was heavy back then, the old road was usually bumper to bumper traffic.....lots of Roadway trucks, before they were detoured to 127.
I had a cousin in Jessamine Co. that would straddle a board fence and give the old arm pump to the big trucks to get them to blast their air horns at him.
There was a small zoo at the top of the hill....over on the left, just past the metal roofing company....in thast thicket, and partially raken by the now 4 lane.
I use to ride with a high school buddy after school, he had a job feeding the animals. The Emus , Ostrich, and monkeys were mean critters to deal with. It was a nice and busy little zoo. It went out of business in the late 60s~early 70s too.
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Apr 19, 2010
 
pilgrim33 wrote:
I googled kentucky distilleries and found out that it was originally the E J Cutler Distillery. There is a picture of in a book called The Kentucky Bourbon Trail with some of it's history. It was built as a distillery and was a hotel only during prohibition, then opened back up as Kentucky River Distillery after prohibition ended. http://books.google.com/books...
This is the link. Don't know if it will work from here. I guess you need to check your facts a little better, Lawman, before putting someone else down.
I got my facts from the people that lived there. I have seen pic. of it beening built, and the covered bridge, you got your facts out of a book that someone in new york wrote.

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Apr 19, 2010
 
No one lived in the distillery, I know people that worked there and have been in the building.
I'm not really interested in your facts.
Why don't you give up on the drama you try to start.
If you belive that, it's fine with me. You've already proved that your wrong, anyway.
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Apr 19, 2010
 

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You shi/ head, You know what I mean people that lived on both sides of the river. Mr. Blankenship in the late 50s showed me the history of everything around there with certication to back it up. Mr blankenship was in his 70s thing. is there anything I can help you dumn A?? hole let me know. You keep forgetting that I've been here longer than you A?? hole

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Apr 19, 2010
 
It's a pity you've been here that long and are so misinformed.
Why would anyone "certify" the things you think you know?
Your name calling and threats are amusing, pity you have to be so irritable over nothing. Who decided that we were in a contest over anything?
I don't need certifiucation, I been there and done that. You might get off your lazy rear end and see things for yourself.
Your facts are screwed up about what you think you know about me and my family....are you Mrs. Bakers brother too? You certainly seem to have the same facts.,, and hate the world..just like she seems to.

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