Madison County in the 60s and 70s
sus

Chicago, IL

#1586 Jun 7, 2013
CHESTER wrote:
I remember every one of these places. Did anybody mention Ma Kelly's?
Bobby Jack Smith - used to cut hair, then had a liquor store, the a bar - The Horny Bull or Bull's Horn, can't remember. Not The Bear and the Bull - another place I remember well.
I know the Bulls Horn but nick name horny bull. Great hang out 70s while at Eku

“229 Strong”

Since: Nov 11

Climax, Kentucky

#1587 Jun 7, 2013
Berean wrote:
<quoted text> I sure do. Could find treasures init!
Thank you.

“229 Strong”

Since: Nov 11

Climax, Kentucky

#1588 Jun 7, 2013
sus wrote:
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I know the Bulls Horn but nick name horny bull. Great hang out 70s while at Eku
EKU grad here, 1974-1979

That was it's peak yrs.

I couldn't even discuss some of the things we seen back then, lol.
Stokely

Versailles, KY

#1589 Jun 9, 2013
The good ole days wrote:
Burger Broil Resturant next to where Gateway is now.
Heel taps on your shoes.
My dad telling me to turn the antenna for the tv.
Frishes with carhops on the corner of Lancaster and bypass.
Kirksville school's squeaky wood floors.
Kind of jumping in on this topic before looking for Exile(s). Saw in the paper today that there's going to be a book signing at the Community Trust Bank on Main Street and some of the original members of The Exiles are going to be there. How come JP Pennington isn't(wasn't) listed as being there? On tour; don't want to be there? He was an original member wasn't he?
music man

Winchester, KY

#1590 Jun 11, 2013
mike howard orginal g man ,jp took his place, as mike went to nam,called fascinations at first, buy the book
Caitlyn

Lexington, KY

#1591 Jul 23, 2013
OTIS CAMBELL wrote:
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jimmy/s dad went by a nick name, peter rabbit stokley, his dad and mom lived down on tates creek, bud stokley was jimmys uncle, he also lived on tates creek, in 1960 jimmy worked for collins drug store in richmond, back then he had a red 55 chev he drove, jimmys first cousin is nancy gully last name may be spelled wrong, she is buds girl,, this may help you some,
Do you know who Ronnie "Mac" Davenport was?
Nostalgic

New Albany, IN

#1592 Jul 27, 2013
Anyone remember exactly where the old Ben Franklin store was located? I seem to remember it was across from the courthouse, but I could be wrong. Great memories of my mother doing our shopping and banking downtown, then sometimes stopping at Franklin's to buy us kids a toy, as a reward for our patience.
BuzzKill

Richmond, KY

#1593 Jul 27, 2013
Does any one remember Burger Queen in front of Maroon Lanes?
bush whacker

Richmond, KY

#1594 Jul 27, 2013
Nostalgic wrote:
Anyone remember exactly where the old Ben Franklin store was located? I seem to remember it was across from the courthouse, but I could be wrong. Great memories of my mother doing our shopping and banking downtown, then sometimes stopping at Franklin's to buy us kids a toy, as a reward for our patience.
The right side of the chase bank building.
Back Door Man

Pikeville, KY

#1595 Jul 27, 2013
Caitlyn wrote:
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Do you know who Ronnie "Mac" Davenport was?
I think he and his band are going to be playing in the square at Richmond Centre this Friday Aug. 2nd.
Exile fans

Ascot, UK

#1596 Sep 8, 2013
We were wondering if there might be anyone out there who may have any old posters/photographs of Jimmy Stokley and Exile in the 70s? Perhaps an Exile fan who may have taken pictures of the band on stage or off stage, standing next to the band? Maybe an old girlfriend(s) of Jimmy's who still has her cherished photographs of him? It appears that there aren't that many old Exile posters of Jimmy and the band and it's like looking for a needle in a haystack. We would appreciate your help in this....
Debbie

Newport, KY

#1597 Jan 3, 2014
Annie wrote:
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Well "rest," I never laid claim to knowing any "big secrets" about Jimmy. I know people who worked very closely with Jimmy and the band, and knew them very well, especially Jimmy. As for "making Jimmy Stokley out to be someting he wasn't," I also never implied that Jimmy was a saint. None of the rock & rollers (especially from the 70"s) were saints. They were in to sex, drugs, and alcohol, that was the nature of its time. I also never claimed that Exile were internationally known, but they were known regionally, and in part, in different countries. As for calling Jimmy "weird," most people would call him eccentric maybe, but a positive, not a negative as you make it sound. As for "cross dressing and frequenting the gay bars"? If anything, Jimmy was a woman magnet! I've been in contact with several ladies who knew him well and can attest to your accusations. Jimmy was 100% all man who had a way with the ladies. A lot of Kentuckian ladies who knew him back then, can also varify that for you. However, I wonder if you're the one with any friends as you seem bent on dragging Jimmy's name in the mud. Jimmy is not here to defend himself, he is laid to rest and at peace, so why not leave the dead rest "Rest"?
OMG this is crazy. You would never be able to convince anyone who knew Jimmy that he was gay. He had sex off and on all day and night but they were all female!
Debbie

Newport, KY

#1598 Jan 3, 2014
Exile fans wrote:
We were wondering if there might be anyone out there who may have any old posters/photographs of Jimmy Stokley and Exile in the 70s? Perhaps an Exile fan who may have taken pictures of the band on stage or off stage, standing next to the band? Maybe an old girlfriend(s) of Jimmy's who still has her cherished photographs of him? It appears that there aren't that many old Exile posters of Jimmy and the band and it's like looking for a needle in a haystack. We would appreciate your help in this....
I believe I still have some photos of Jimmy singing with Exile when they opened for the Doobie Brothers. I also have a few promotional stills some where!
Richmond Guy

Winchester, KY

#1599 Jan 3, 2014
BuzzKill wrote:
Does any one remember Burger Queen in front of Maroon Lanes?
I do. Burger Queen was a chain (probably only in Kentucky) that didn't make it. They had commericals on TV. They had a woman dressed in a bee costume and she was followed by some little children. I'm trying to remember the exact words of their jingle. It was something like, "It's Queenie Bee and me, we're off to Burger Queen." Don't think that was exactly right.

I think (don't hold me to it) that Burger Queen was bought out/replaced by Burger Chef who was replaced by Dairy Queen.
Richmond Guy

Winchester, KY

#1600 Jan 3, 2014
Ma Kelly's has been mentioned a couple of times. It was an incredible experience. The old building has been torn down. I have sat in front of it and told my children about it. They can't even conceive of what I'm talking about.

It was an old house. The walls had been stripped to bare basics. Generations of EKU students had written on them. You went through the line which wandered through a couple of rooms and pretty much got whatever you wanted. The woman at the cash register (sometimes Ma Kelly herself) would come up with a number to charge you, but it was pretty much off the top of her head, I think I seem to have it in my head that sometimes a waitress would come by your table and charge you.

Rumor (and a couple of Eastern Progress articles) had it that if you were poor or destitute Ma would charge only a nominal amount if anything at all. She was a good woman.

You sat at rough tables. The fried chicken was the best I have ever had.

Ma got business from EKU students, people from the tobacco warehouses, and a good cross-section of Richmond. You never knew who you might see there.

There is a facebook page for Ma Kelly's. Lots of people share their memories there.
Richmond Native

Richmond, KY

#1601 Jan 23, 2014
Andy wrote:
Fix-It Shop; Canfield Motors; Sav-On Meat Market; Home Meat Mkt.; Richmond Bakery; Hinkle Drug Store; Dixie Kitchen; White Kitchen; Chinaman; Popsicle; K.O. Young; Madison Theater; State Theater; Speck's Restaurant; Ben Franklin's; Lerman's Dept. Store; Collins Drug Store; Luigi's Pizza; Pasquale's Pizza; The Paddock; Cozy Corner a/k/a Ernie's Cozy Corner a/k/a Dirty Ernie's; Woolworth's; Marcum's Poolroom; Shepherd's Poolroom; Kirk's Jewelry; Jan's Shoes; Higgin's Furniture; Byrd's Drug Store---more later.
This really takes me down memory lane :). I went to Madison High (Royal Purples) on the hill back in the early 60's. My favorite places to hang out in those days was Marcum's Pool Room, Pasquale's Pizza and after school Bryd's Drug Store was also a major hang out for kids. Any of you guys remember the go carts out off of Big Hill Av, playing miniature golf out at where Big Hill Av and East Main join (I believe the band teacher at Madison HS owned it), bowling at Maroon Lanes.

I remember being an escort for a girl in the homecoming parade who was a candidate and getting to ride in the back of a 1957 chevy convertible with her in a parade down Main Street. I might add this is one of the highlights of my memories of being a boy growing up in Richmond.

GREAT THREAD...I look forward to reading more of your memories!
MHS

Las Vegas, NV

#1602 Jan 26, 2014
Hey Richmond Native, Madison High School has a facebook page. I was at MHS the same time you were.
MCHS

London, KY

#1603 Jan 26, 2014
Richmond Guy wrote:
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I do. Burger Queen was a chain (probably only in Kentucky) that didn't make it. They had commericals on TV. They had a woman dressed in a bee costume and she was followed by some little children. I'm trying to remember the exact words of their jingle. It was something like, "It's Queenie Bee and me, we're off to Burger Queen." Don't think that was exactly right.
I think (don't hold me to it) that Burger Queen was bought out/replaced by Burger Chef who was replaced by Dairy Queen.
I do.. Worked there for awhile during high school, and Maroon Lanes also. Loved Bill & Mary.. best bosses ever!!!
Purple

Winchester, KY

#1604 Jan 26, 2014
MCHS wrote:
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I do.. Worked there for awhile during high school, and Maroon Lanes also. Loved Bill & Mary.. best bosses ever!!!
Hey, MCHS! I went to MHS in the early '70's. About the only thing I liked about that school was the Indianettes and the cheerleaders; very hot! Later on, the Principal was Hubert Broaddus, a MHS grad who held or still does hold several football records.
He comes n second third tho', behind the cheerleaders. GO PURPLES!!
MCHS

London, KY

#1605 Jan 26, 2014
Go Indians... Do remember a few people that went to MHS. I remember Mr. Moore as our principal. Mr. Broaddus was a very nice man. I grad. in 78.

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