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.

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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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Windy Corner Market – Lexington Kentucky

On Saturday night, the staff of Everything Kentucky ventured out in to the country….Horse Country to visit a cute, quaint little restaurant called the Windy Corner. This little country store and restaurant certainly lived up to its reputation. We’ve only ever heard good things about this place and it certainly didn’t disappoint.

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When you walk in this place, country living is the immediate feel. From Kentucky Pride goodies for sale all around to the hustle and bustle of the filled tables of people eating good food and enjoying a wonderful Saturday evening, this place has a little bit of everything.

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This little joint offers a wonderful menu and their dinner specials are very unique. I had the Shrimp and Grits and it was to die for. Seriously, some of the best shrimp and grits I have ever had and my family knows grits, honey!

Shrimp and Grits

Shrimp and Grits

BBQ Po-Boy

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If you have out of town guests that have never been to Lexington, I would highly recommend this for a great little lunch spot. I think this is the type of place that anyone would enjoy!
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Pros: great food, helpful staff, great desserts (the cheesecake did NOT disappoint). The wait to get our food wasn’t bad and they were packed. I really, really like this place!
 

Cons: The only thing that I didn’t like is you walk up and order. I’ve never been a fan of ordering and then sitting down. The line was huge and you always have this one annoying person that has stood in line for 20 minutes, finally makes it to the cash register to order and STILL has no clue what they want. COME ON! This is just my preference and not a deal breaker by any means!

Definitely want t to try their breakfast, it looks really good! We will for sure be back!!

All in all, I give it 7 out of 10 bourbons! For more information check out the Windy Corner Website and Facebook Page