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Saturday, June 23, 2018
Trivia of the Day!
June 23, 1986, Historic Locust Grove, a 55-acre 18th-century farm site is named a National Historic Landmark. William and Lucy Clark Croghan, along with Lucy’s brother, General George Rogers Clark, welcomed a generation of American luminaries to their home to rest, dialogue, campaign, and duel. Presidents James Monroe and Andrew Jackson, John James Audubon, Cassius Marcellus Clay, and Lewis and Clark—among others—all passed through Locust Grove. Locust Grove is a unique example of early Kentucky architecture, craftsmanship, and history.
June 23, 1792, SHELBY County was created from Jefferson County and was named in honor of Isaac Shelby, first and fifth Governor of Kentucky (1792–1796; 1812–1816). Cities and towns located in the county include Bagdad, Chestnut Grove, Christianburg, Clark, Clay Village, Cropper, Finchville, Harrisonville, Hemp Ridge, Hooper, Mt. Eden, Mulberry, Olive Branch, Peytona, Pleasureville, Scotts Station, Shelbyville, Simpsonville, Southville, Todds Point and Waddy. Shelby County was the 12th county created in Kentucky and covers 385 square miles.
June 23, 2015, Trooper Eric Keith Chrisman, Kentucky State Police, was killed in a vehicle crash on the US Route 62 near the Tennessee River Bridge in Livingston County at 5:48 pm. He was responding to a reckless driver complaint when his vehicle failed to negotiate a curve and crossed into the path of an oncoming tractor trailer. Trooper Chrisman’s vehicle was struck on the driver’s side, causing him to suffer fatal injuries. Trooper Chrisman was 23 and had served with the Kentucky State Police for only six months.
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