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« Reply #30726 on: April 08, 2021, 01:52:43 pm »
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« Reply #30727 on: April 08, 2021, 01:55:03 pm »
There is a community called Odd, WV, near Beckley..

Butcher Hollow is Loretta Lynn's community near Paintsville or Prestonsburg, became nationally famous....
Prestonsburg wasn't famous because of Loretta Lynn, it was famous for the Jenny C. Wiley story. Loretta was born in Johnson County, KY. Prestonsburg is in Floyd, KY.
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« Reply #30728 on: April 08, 2021, 01:56:24 pm »
Kentucky is getting a Bucc-ee's , 120 gas pumps, anyone else have one?

https://buc-ees.com/

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« Reply #30729 on: April 08, 2021, 01:56:47 pm »
About 40 miles. I have a distant cousin who was all wrapped up in the state line mob back then. He did some jail time and straightened up. He's in his late 80s lives in North Alabama. He wrote a book about the whole deal. He told me that the only establishments that Pusser busted were the ones who weren't giving him a cut. He's a hero in the movies, but he's not a hero in McNairy County. Most people believe he killed his wife.
I always heard the same thing when I lived around that area. He wasn't as well liked as he wanted everyone to believe he was.
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« Reply #30730 on: April 08, 2021, 01:57:28 pm »
Prestonsburg wasn't famous because of Loretta Lynn, it was famous for the Jenny C. Wiley story. Loretta was born in Johnson County, KY. Prestonsburg is in Floyd, KY.
The Jenny Wiley grave is in Johnson county just off the country music highway US 23.

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« Reply #30731 on: April 08, 2021, 01:57:41 pm »
That is about 50 minutes from Jackson.

That was where it was reported. Guess the AP camped out in Jackson while covering it or where a Holiday Inn was located for lodging. Nothng unusual about that. Back in those days media camped out in nearest city where accomdations were abundant..

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« Reply #30732 on: April 08, 2021, 01:57:50 pm »
Kentucky is getting a Bucc-ee's , 120 gas pumps, anyone else have one?

https://buc-ees.com/
Not around here but we have Huck's and Casey's.
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« Reply #30733 on: April 08, 2021, 01:58:19 pm »
That was where it was reported. Guess the AP camped out in Jackson while covering it or where a Holiday Inn was located for lodging. Nothng unusual about that. Back in those days media camped out in nearest city where accomdations were abundant..
Yep.
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« Reply #30734 on: April 08, 2021, 01:59:23 pm »
Prestonsburg wasn't famous because of Loretta Lynn, it was famous for the Jenny C. Wiley story. Loretta was born in Johnson County, KY. Prestonsburg is in Floyd, KY.

I was talking about Butcher hollow..

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« Reply #30735 on: April 08, 2021, 01:59:56 pm »
The Jenny Wiley grave is in Johnson county just off the country music highway US 23.
Yep, I was at Jenny C. Wiley State Park many years ago. Beautiful area but not much to do at the park.  Lol
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« Reply #30736 on: April 08, 2021, 02:00:18 pm »
I was talking about Butcher hollow..
Okay!
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« Reply #30737 on: April 08, 2021, 02:02:19 pm »
Yep, I was at Jenny C. Wiley State Park many years ago. Beautiful area but not much to do at the park.  Lol
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« Reply #30738 on: April 08, 2021, 02:04:11 pm »
Well they serve Alcohol now so better.

WV never had wet/dry county system, you could get alcohol anywhere...

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« Reply #30739 on: April 08, 2021, 02:07:01 pm »
Well they serve Alcohol now so better.
Good deal.
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« Reply #30740 on: April 08, 2021, 02:15:08 pm »
 Prestonsburg is known for for a tragic school bus accident that occured in 1958, was national news. It was the worst school bus accident in fatalities but may have been surpassed in later years not sure.. Happened on an old aligmment of US 23, now a county road..
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« Reply #30741 on: April 08, 2021, 02:21:23 pm »
Prestonsburg is known for for a tragic school bus accident that occured in 1958, was national news. It was the worst school bus accident in fatalities but may have been surpassed in later years not sure.. Happened on an old aligmment of US 23, now a county road..

I have a newspapers.com subscription. I always see train/vehicle accidents and people walking getting hit by trains back in the day. How on earth does that happen?? Trains go slow. I'd be willing to bet that the majority are suicides.

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« Reply #30742 on: April 08, 2021, 02:24:12 pm »
Prestonsburg is known for for a tragic school bus accident that occured in 1958, was national news. It was the worst school bus accident in fatalities but may have been surpassed in later years not sure.. Happened on an old aligmment of US 23, now a county road..

It definitely made the news.
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« Reply #30743 on: April 08, 2021, 02:28:50 pm »
I have a newspapers.com subscription. I always see train/vehicle accidents and people walking getting hit by trains back in the day. How on earth does that happen?? Trains go slow. I'd be willing to bet that the majority are suicides.

A lot of impatient people play chicken and some accidents occur in blind curves or in mountaious areas crossings next to a tunnel.

When I see lights flashing and gates come down I take no chances whatsoever. There are circumstances of branch lines where no gates exist and trains move slow but I know the differences between that and main line trains which go extremely fast....