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June 14, 1775, at the insistence of Judge Henderson, the first fortified camp built in Kentucky was christened “Boonesborough.”

June 14, 1905, the Lexington Public Library, located on Second Street, opened to the public, thanks in part to the Andrew Carnegie Foundation.

June 14, 1914, Christian County native Adlai Ewing Stevenson died in Chicago at age 78.  Adlai became the 23rd V.P for # 24,, President G. Cleveland.

June 14, 1915, City Marshal Nimrod Showalter, Brooksville Police Department, died by a man he had arrested the previous day.  The suspect was released on bail, found Marshal Showalter near the courthouse, and shot him.

June 14, 1930, Police Officer August Schoo, Newport Police Department, died from a gunshot by an unknown man.  The prime suspect in his murder was later shot and killed in another shootout.

June 14, 1931, South Keene native James Louis Blythe died.

On June 14, 1938, after several studies and political squabbles between the Governors of Governor R. Laffoon and Happy Chandler, locals dedicated the Frankfort War Memorial Bridge.  Growth necessitated the construction of five more bridges in Frankfort and Franklin County since the early 1960s.  In 1962, two opened on I-64: one on State Highway 676 and then one each at Miro and Clinton, which carried U.S. 127 into Frankfort on a new bypass.  The Kentucky River by William E. Ellis pg:90

June 14, 1951, Army CPT Herschel E. Fuson from Bell County died in the Korean War.

June 14, 1953, Army PVT Kenneth E. Crawford from Webster County and Army PFC Frank X. Schmidt from Campbell County, died in the Korean War.

June 14, 1968, Army PFC Darrell W. Maynard from Scottsville in Allen County died in the Vietnam War.

June 14, 1972, the Kentucky State Racing Commission began an investigation into races two and ten on Kentucky Derby day.  The commission was particularly concerned about “inconsistent wagering……and handling of the horses afterward.”

June 14, 1990, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the constitution permitted police to stop drivers at roadside checkpoints and examine them for signs of intoxication.

June 14, 1996, Louisville’s Pleasure Ridge Park High School earned their 3rd straight baseball state championship.  They beat #1 Greenup County 5-3 to become the 1st team to win three titles in a row since Ashland did it in the late 60s.

June 14, 2003, marked the official end to the Hatfield and McCoy feud when the families signed a truce on CBS’s The Saturday Early Show.  The feud ended decades before.

June 14, 2005, Army PFC Michael R. Hayes, 29, of Morgantown, died from a grenade in Baghdad fighting in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

June 14, 2007, a federal grand jury in Covington indicted three Lexington attorneys: Mills, Cunningham, and Gallion for conspiracy to commit fraud and stealing $65 million.

June 14, 2018, Attorney General A. Beshear sued pharmacy chain Walgreens for exacerbating the “man-made” opioid crisis, by being the distributor and dispenser.  The lawsuit also asserted the company willfully ignored its own safeguard systems designed to protect consumers and monitor their drug consumption.

June 14, 2020, Lexington police arrested twenty protestors who gathered for a 16th straight night, calling for more police accountability.  Meanwhile, Pulaski County High School offered a drive-thru / drive-in graduation ceremony.