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July 22, 1901, Deputy Sheriff Richard Read of Hardin County’s Sheriff Department, was shot and killed by a man disturbing the peace at a public picnic. When ordered to be quiet, the suspect drew a revolver and shot him twice. A citizen, who witnessed the shooting, returned fire, seriously wounding the suspect. The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life on November 16, 1902. Later that same day an angry mob seized the suspect from the Hardin County Jail and hanged him from the nearest tree.

YESTERDAY’S MEMORIAL
July 21, 1919, Constable William Layer of the Madison County Constable’s Office, succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained the previous day while quest questioning a man who had threatened a boy.

KENTUCKY HEADLINES
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Sunday, July 22, 1917

Lexington Herald
FOOD BILL PASSES AFTER BITTER CONTEST
Board of Three To Control Food, Feed and Fuels
Food Conditions In Germany Are Reported Acute
Cruise Ties Roush; Cobb Drops Slightly; National League Batting Average

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UK Will Prepare Offer On Maine Chance Farm
$9.9 Billion U.S. Deficit Is Reported
UK Eyes 1968 Opening For Hazard Community College
Aaron, Boyer Power Braves Over Cards 4-1

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