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Elizabethtown, KY

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#308
Jan 24, 2010
 
I Know wrote:
Does anyone remember the Tree, I believe that was at the court house, where Tom Dooley was hung. In the movie that portrayed him white. The story I remember he was black and the girl white. They were young & inlove, but when they were caught, she said it was rape. I don't know? I'm now interested in researching this story. The song Hang Down Your Head Tom Dooley and something like he got caught in Grayson.
you can google the story.but im pretty sure he was hung in NC,and he was caught by Sheriff Grayson.I dont think it had anything at all to do with Leitchfield.not unless grayson county was named after the sheriff.
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Leitchfield, KY

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#310
Jan 24, 2010
 
I Know wrote:
Does anyone remember the Tree, I believe that was at the court house, where Tom Dooley was hung. In the movie that portrayed him white. The story I remember he was black and the girl white. They were young & inlove, but when they were caught, she said it was rape. I don't know? I'm now interested in researching this story. The song Hang Down Your Head Tom Dooley and something like he got caught in Grayson.
The story about Tom Dooley had nothing to do with Grayson Co. or Leitchfield, Ky. The last person who was hung on the court house lawn was a black man but his name was not Tom Dooley. Nice song but wrong story.
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Elizabethtown, KY

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#314
Jan 28, 2010
 
to the Family of Florence Skaggs. A couple of people have told me where Rock Creek Cem. is. It is not too far from where I live. If we don't get any snow Saturday, I will drive out there and take pics of grave markers with name of Skaggs on them if you want. (Kind of creepy, I know, but may help confirm this is the right location). I can also give you driving directions (I don't know name of road off top of my head, but know how to get there.
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Elizabethtown, KY

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#316
Jan 28, 2010
 
Old Timer wrote:
Does anyone remember where the old Grayson County fair grounds were located in Leitchfield? I'm talking back in the early 1900's. I've seen a picture from 1912 that shows wooden covered grandstands.
Was it in the area of the post office? I believe I had to cross the road to get to it? After it was gone, we would look for dropped coins. Sometimes we would find some.
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Campbellsville, KY

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#317
Jan 28, 2010
 
It was what is Clinton St.now, it used to be called pig turd alley also.Anyone ever hear that or remember that?
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Elizabethtown, KY

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#318
Jan 28, 2010
 
I wasn't talking about water street. I was talking about the Grayson County Fair.
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Somerset, KY

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#321
Feb 4, 2010
 
am i glad i checked the topix in leitchfield. i grew up there and so many memories im part of the Holland family and grew up going to alice theatre on saturdays. fifteen cents got me in and cokes and pocorn was nickel.. . later brack allen ran it and opened allens drive in beside allens lake. where so many summer days were spent jumping off the crows nest. seems like leitchfield dont have anything for the young people anymore. we complained but we had more than they have now. i remember bisbees comedians. the traveling tent show that came each summer. basketball games in the old school downtown.. pops beauty shop which my mom owned. yep. my mom is pop.....well i hope to hear from others on here cause i will be visiting this site often from now on
lhs class of 63

Somerset, KY

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#322
Feb 5, 2010
 
also more memories of being a LEITCHFIELD BULLDOG all my school life is going to watson schoolhouse for picnics.. it is gone now.. cruseing from dairy snac on mill hill for hours. cause gas was cheap back then. grayson county day at fountain ferry park in louisville. all the good things are gone now.. is that what our parents referred to as the good ole days when we were growing up.. when all roads were gravel and dirt going in and out of leitchfield. and the trains carried passengers... wish someone would re open the alice theatre and give something back to leitchfield for the kids to do
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Burkesville, KY

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#323
Feb 5, 2010
 
How about "Big Bend"?
When I was little someone came and took us to Santa Claus, Indiana.
I wish I knew who they were?
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Somerset, KY

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#324
Feb 5, 2010
 
Water Street wrote:
How about "Big Bend"?
When I was little someone came and took us to Santa Claus, Indiana.
I wish I knew who they were?
i think that is called holliday park now or something like that. i remember that also...when it was santa clause indiana. here are a few more places i grew up with.... Day cliffs...sisk drug store sota fountain.. eating at the alexander hotel restaurant...the bus station when busses actually stopped there. willis brothers ford... southland mannor restaurant.. and the First baptist church when it met in the church building. and how about woosleys barber shop, and vincents store for men?? ok. someone elses turn
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Leitchfield, KY

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#325
Feb 5, 2010
 
Does anyone remember when there was a dining room at the Grayson Springs Inn? There was a little old lady who played piano and the food was always excellent. It's really shame the place has been neglected now.
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Somerset, KY

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#326
Feb 5, 2010
 
shopper wrote:
Does anyone remember when there was a dining room at the Grayson Springs Inn? There was a little old lady who played piano and the food was always excellent. It's really shame the place has been neglected now.
i remember grayson springs very well. went there since i was a kid. drinking rotton egg flavored water out of the old tree stump.. the restaurant. and the civil war fort on the hilltop. i was always a history buff . thanks to mr. claypool.. and it stuck with me over the years... five union soldiers burried along the fence in cemetary behind the leitchfield cleaners. things only a few know about..
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Elizabethtown, KY

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#327
Jul 26, 2011
 
i live in an older house on mill street; i was wondering if anyone had any pictures of the house or information on who lived here?

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#328
Jul 27, 2011
 
Maude wrote:
Not wanting to attract anyone wanting to gossip or bash someone.. But how many of you can remember the older days in Grayson County? Arnett's on the square, The old theatre, Old Houchens (where Save a Lot is now); and when they built now-old places, such as Southgate Mall... Back when the mall seemed so nice and new, and we had places like Hobb's to shop.. And the old grocery stores, like Foodland,(where Houchens is)? Or the old Bestway store in Clarkson.. One of the county's finest places; it was the last of its kind and I was sad to see it closed... Seems like so much has changed in the last few decades, Leitchfield has changed so much.. Just like to hear what some of you have to say about some of these, or other places? Or memories you have of them..
it was soo uch fun back in those days

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#329
Jul 27, 2011
 
yes I do it was a great way of life back then I have a lot of great memories ,shame they had to change it
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Elizabethtown, KY

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#330
Jul 27, 2011
 
I Know wrote:
<quoted text>I loved Pizza Chef... It had great food and was always busy.
What about the railroad car that was a resturant near the square on 259 north! Was there a name on it! I went there on sat. night! cost 25 cents too play 5 records on the jukebox in the early 50's!
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#331
Jul 27, 2011
 

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I remember the "Hobby Shop"!! Loved their hamburgers!! "The Louisville Store"..."The Big 7"..."Bell and Skaggs" in Clarkson. Wonderful memories...
Alice

Leitchfield, KY

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#332
Jul 27, 2011
 
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What about the railroad car that was a resturant near the square on 259 north! Was there a name on it! I went there on sat. night! cost 25 cents too play 5 records on the jukebox in the early 50's!
You may be talking about the Trolley Inn.
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Elizabethtown, KY

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#333
Jul 27, 2011
 
Alice wrote:
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You may be talking about the Trolley Inn.
Alice,Alice;I thought you were going too be helpful! Lets try again! What was the name of the railroad car resturant name on north 259 about 2 blocks from the square? Some one said the rail car is still around; near the OLD stock yards near the tracks!
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Bowling Green, KY

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#334
Jul 27, 2011
 
Tammy wrote:
<quoted text>Mom, what was the name of the restaurant you worked at when we were little, there about where Shell is now I think?
The bun box!

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