derbyday

Lexington, KY

#63 Jan 18, 2010
why doesnt someone put all the pieces together. I think Bluegrass is one piece, Cowboys another and Ollie's and then Bill and Hill...and someday come full circle in all this? Surely there are some insiders that could unravel it all
stewed screwed tattooed

Bellevue, WA

#64 Jan 18, 2010
i worked with a thornton boythat would be in his late 30's now...he always had the best car, gold chains, and a huge house...compared to the rest of us hicks at the factory...he was very well off. drove nicer cars and lived in a better house than managers. talk was he was related. did the thornton involved have kids?
Aaron

Georgetown, KY

#65 Jan 18, 2010
Dreas wrote:
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I forgot all about Johnny Bizzack. he was a piece of work himself.
I know a girl that used to date Jason Bizzack. I always wondered what John's role in all that was and how he really got the money for Bitter Sweet Station.
Run Johnny Run

Poca, WV

#66 Jan 18, 2010
LOL!

“unapologetically liberal”

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#67 Jan 18, 2010
Aaron wrote:
<quoted text>
I know a girl that used to date Jason Bizzack. I always wondered what John's role in all that was and how he really got the money for Bitter Sweet Station.
Bizzack was just as Crooked as was Bryant, McKinney, Push, and especially Canaan. The Flynn chick was gutted and turned into alligator bait in the Fla. swamps.
Craig4721

Raleigh, NC

#68 Apr 2, 2010
Can someone help me with some information, please?

I have spent hours searching the internet and find little or nothing about this story, other than copies of Bluegrass Conspiracy for sale. I just discovered the existence of the book (and first learned of the story) by accident, as a result of Googling the name Andrew Thornton.

Why was I searching for Drew? I was looking for alumni of Sewanee Military Academy, which I attended. Needless to say, I was shocked to discover that Brad (Bryant) and Drew were involved is this matter.

I knew these guys at Sewanee - we were in the same graduating class of 1962. In fact, Drew was my ROOMMATE our senior year. Now you see why I'm so interested.

I've just read the book, and unless I missed something, it leaves Brad (on page 200) in jail in Illinois, and awaiting trial on the China Lake (California) charges. Can anyone tell me what happened after that point? Convicted again? Still serving time? Out now? Still alive? Where is he?
Not looking for contact, just curious!)

Regarding Drew... any further clarification as to what REALLY happened?(The book leaves several hypotheticals, but I discerned no real resolution.)

I would appreciate hearing from anyone with answers to my questions - either posted here, or emailed to me at craig4721@gmail.com.

Thanks.
Old Frankfort

United States

#69 Jul 28, 2010
Dreas wrote:
<quoted text>
not with that much dope strapped to him.......he should have known that he couldn't safely jump. Too bad so sad he was a dirty cop that thought he could do whatever he wanted as did the rest of the narcs in Lex at that time, John Bryant, Pete Push, Hal McKinney, etc......and Bill Canan. He was the biggest crook of them all. he'd go to UK parties undercover, sell you a joint and then bust you later......and after the police kicked him off the force he was a mercenary......rotten bastard!.......they were all crooked as hell and some retired with full pensions......
He was beaten to death and thrown from the plane, chute cords tied. The plane was then flown another 60 miles or so before the hitman chuted from it. Hitman alive and well in Lexington.
Jan

Atlantic Beach, FL

#70 Aug 3, 2010
I lived through the 70's with Brad Bryant and "The Company" and I hope they are all dead. Bryant ruined the lives of many people and the time he served in prison isn't enough. He needs to rot for the things he did to people. His "Company" was a bunch of killers, drug dealers, and extortionists. I hope they all suffer as much as they made mine and other peoples lives suffer. If I could see him now I would like to blow his useless brains out and spit in his face. He defaced his family and used his so called friends and should be dead. I can't hate somebody more than I hate this man. He and his "Company" need to be gutted and dismembered and left to rot in the sun. Drop dead Brad and your "Company".
Link

Lexington, KY

#71 Aug 4, 2010
I do not know anyone involved. I have read every post and I have found a link with photos of Melanie Flynn.
http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1416dfky.html

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#72 Aug 5, 2010
Link wrote:
I do not know anyone involved. I have read every post and I have found a link with photos of Melanie Flynn.
http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1416dfky.html
she turned into alligator food in the Everglades.

Since: Aug 10

Covington, KY

#73 Aug 7, 2010
Excuse me,I have not read the book in several years; it was all going down before I moved here in '83, the Library lounge sounds familiar but I was never there. The ex-hub was there then and did know the Library;

Just one question, and I guess I can go re-buy the book to see for myself...wasn't there a Chandler involved, like maybe or maybe not Ben? Not wanting to slander, just seem to remember from the book a Chandler....

and know a friend who lived at Merrick and confirmed what the book said about the meetings there. Thank goodness it did not reflect on Merrick. It just shows that they ran in a circle of upscale friends...and I am fascinated by the book and the circumstances. Should not be, but local lore...no ulterior motive, just a little conspiracy buff, just find the story fascinating. and I know Valerie Honeycut is a top-rated reporter, so anything she reported is based on fact. True professional.
knew them

Elkhorn City, KY

#74 Aug 7, 2010
I was born in 1970 and grew up around some of these guys, Drew and Jimmy, and remember them being a lot of fun and treating my parents and I really well. My Father is a Doctor and hung out with these guys from time to time. He also was their treating Physician back then. It was common for them to come to our house and for us to go to theirs. I can remember a large one story house right off of Tates Creek, an apartment at Patchen Place and a house right on the Kentucky River. All the memories that I have of these men are pleasant ones and still have trouble believing what they were accused of.
Kyhills

United States

#75 Aug 15, 2010
The only way we would ever find the truth out is never!!!!!! See here in Kentucky it's the good Ol boy system scratch my back I'll scratch yours there's an old couple that stays in harrordsburg ky he talked about airplain trips and his wife always ask him to stop glorifying on his past he said a few of my buddies got cought they even found our air strip but they never got me !!!! he lives on Herrington lake on his very large farm in burgin .,.. I think and I believe with all my heart he knows alot I wish not to say his name him and his wife stay here half the year when it gets cold they fly to florida to stay go to harrordsburg ky to a country diner on west office street you might see them....cute down to earth old couple let me remind you Ross home town too mercer Kentucky known as harrordsburg 40330 .

Since: Aug 10

Covington, KY

#76 Aug 19, 2010
It was Dan Chandler not Ben in the book; Anyone got any more info?
knew them

Elkhorn City, KY

#77 Aug 19, 2010
Just that I remember Drew, Jimmy L., John Y. and Anita Madden being in my parents social circle in the 70's, 80's and some still are today and they were all fine fun people that were so kind to me when I was little. It was definitely fun growing up around these people. I feel honored to have grown up in their presence because I was taught about the finer things in life and how to carry myself with class and dignity. t was really educational growing up around these fine people.
young at time

Stanford, KY

#78 Aug 19, 2010
how in the hell do you all think john y brown paid for ky fried chicken from drug money that was hand down to him.

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#79 Aug 20, 2010
KY Conspiracy's fingers spread far and wide
just curious

Aberdeen, OH

#81 Aug 23, 2010
Dreas wrote:
knew a few of the players. used to see them at parties quite frequently when they busted the doors down. they were rogue cops and slingers. they had to have some way to keep the Library open!thank god for Gatewood back then!
Hey Dreas, do you remember any time that the Library was closed for private parties? One particular party was given by a politician.

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#82 Aug 24, 2010
just curious wrote:
<quoted text>Hey Dreas, do you remember any time that the Library was closed for private parties? One particular party was given by a politician.
I had friends that went to those parties to get buttered as hell. Way too much free cocaine, heroin, and chicks. Lambert and Jay Shidler were always there
just curious

West Union, OH

#83 Aug 24, 2010
Dreas wrote:
<quoted text>I had friends that went to those parties to get buttered as hell. Way too much free cocaine, heroin, and chicks. Lambert and Jay Shidler were always there
Do you remember hearing about a party given by a politician for a group of young men that always hung around him? Girl was a gift to one of his buddies but got away. Couple of guys got beat up over it.

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