Betty McCoy Residence (2016)

Great photos and interesting post on Betty McCoy House in Pike County.

Brandon Ray Kirk

On December 7, 2016, I visited the Betty McCoy House at Stringtown, Pike County, Kentucky. According to tradition, Roseanna McCoy gave birth to her child by Johnse Hatfield here at Aunt Betty’s residence in 1881. The romance between Johnse and Roseanna represents one of the more familiar events of the Hatfield-McCoy Feud.

img_6741 Betty McCoy residence in Stringtown, Pike County, KY. According to legend, Roseanna McCoy gave birth to Sarah Elizabeth at this location in 1881.

img_6734 Betty McCoy residence in Stringtown, Pike County, KY. According to legend, Johnse Hatfield continually tried to see Roseanna while she stayed here with Aunt Betty.

img_6740 Historical Marker at Stringtown, Pike County, KY. This is Site 2 on the Hatfield and McCoy Driving Tour brochure.

img_6739 To reach Sally’s grave in the McCoy cemetery, you go up these steps…

img_6735 And up these steps…

img_6717 Sarah Elizabeth “Sally” McCoy grave at Stringtown, Pike County, KY.

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DOG DAZE AT THE KENTUCKY HORSE PARK, LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY

Many people probably don’ t know Kentucky Horse Park is a dog friendly park.

Dog Trotting

dog-friendly Kentucky Horse Park and scupture

Bring your dog to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.

Dogs and horses. Awesome.  Add a cat show to the mix and I’ve gone to heaven.

Ok, no cats at the Kentucky Horse Park but plenty of horses – 90 live on the property. Some are former famous racehorses, others pull the trolley carts that take visitors around the park twice a day and others represent various breeds and participate in the daily 2pm Breed Show educating visitors about the history and highlights of different horse types.

Victor was less interested in the Breed Show, which is the first thing we watch. He was more interested in the new smells – strong smells – and dodging the attention of a young admirer who toddled around my 11-year-old schnoodle with shaky balance and unshakable interest.

Victor loves kids, so normally I’m not concerned. But when the fondling didn’t wane…

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Need an ark? I Noah guy !!

Great post about the Ark Encounter and Williamstown, Kentucky.

At Water's Edge Ventures

How apt that thunderstorms were forecast this morning as we made our way to Williamstown, Kentucky to visit Ark Encounter, a life-size Noah’s Ark.  Locals tell us it’s the most rain they’ve had in ages and we kept rain gear on all day.

Only open for 2 months we were impressed how organized the whole property is from the acres of parking to the efficient people mover buses that leave every few moments.  I heard a little boy say “wow” when the Ark came into view.

For the loggers in our lives the Ark was made with 3.1 million board feet of timber and is the biggest timber frame structure in the world.  At 510 feet long, 85 feet wide and 51 feet high it’s HUGE !!

A staff member told us it cost $100 million to build and can hold up to 10,000 guests at a time.

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The attraction has…

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KENTUCKY PHOTOS – KEENELAND RACE TRACK, LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY

Keeneland Race Track, Lexington, Kentucky Opening DayPhoto of Keeneland Racetrack, Lexington, Kentucky on opening day at the track. The 2016 meet starts April 8.  One of Kentucky’s most beautiful attractions for tourists and locals.

Keeneland was founded in 1935 and is the global leader in Thoroughbred horse auctions and conducts world-class Thoroughbred horse racing every April and October.
The 1st million-dollar yearling in Thoroughbred history, Canadian Bound, was sold in 1976 at Keeneland.
In 2009, the Horseplayers Association of North America introduced a rating system for 65 Thoroughbred racetracks in North America. Of the top ten, Keeneland was ranked #1.
Lexington is considered “The Horse Capital of the World” with more than 450 beautiful horse farms with either white or black board fences and if you ever fly into Lexington Airport this area is a sight to behold from the air!