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  1. Collections Corner: Louisville Businessmen’s Club Directories

    Collections Corner: Louisville Businessmen’s Club Directories

    Some of the most unassuming collections can yield a wealth of wonderful information. Upon processing review of the Louisville Businessmen’s Club Directories, the two little black binders appeared to be an ordinary member roster of a couple of the Business Clubs of Louisville from the 1950s and 60s. Upon closer...

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  2. Hugh Brent: Merchant of the city of Paris, Bourbon County

    Hugh Brent: Merchant of the city of Paris, Bourbon County

    By: Rogers Bardé I began the search for Hugh Brent when Hopewell Museum received a gift of the portraits of Hugh Brent and his wife, Elizabeth Langhorne Brent.  I wanted to know who Hugh Brent was and find out why my 4th great grandfather, William Rogers, named his youngest son Hugh...

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  3. History Mystery: Kentwood, KY

    History Mystery: Kentwood, KY

    Get ready geography enthusiasts!  This History Mystery is for you!   The KHS staff has been hard at work adding some of the 11,000 postcards from the Ronald Morgan Postcard collection to our Digital Collections Catalog.  We recently stumbled across this image of the Kentwood Bank, located in Kentwood, KY.  The image,...

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  4. “15 Good Reasons” to Remember the Jones’ Kentucky Home Restaurant

    “15 Good Reasons” to Remember the Jones’ Kentucky Home Restaurant

    “15 Good Reasons” to Remember the Jones’ Kentucky Home Restaurant Update: History Mystery Solved! By: Mary Annette (Jones) Wimsatt This story begins with three brothers, Robert, Tucker and Harry Hagan and William Edward “Bill” Jones who opened the first commercial dairy in Nelson County 1945: H and J Dairy.  Prior to that...

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