Kentucky events to mark 150th anniversary of start of Civil War

The approaching 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War has spawned plans for dozens of programs and projects in Kentucky.
In September, Frankfort will play host to a Civil War music festival with brass bands, coronets, fifes and drums, and Bowling Green will recognize its occupation under the Confederacy.

Kentucky readies plans for 150th anniversary of Civil War

Kentucky plans to recognize the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with dozens of programs and projects across the state to help recall the bloody, four-year fight.
New Kentucky road maps in February will use the symbol of cannons to designate Civil War sites in the state.

History museum helper is honored for research

A Bullitt County History Museum volunteer was recently honored by the Kentucky Historical Society.
Jose Rosario was given an award of merit at the 2010 Kentucky History Celebration Nov. 5 at the Old State Capitol for his work over two years researching Henry Mattingly, a Bullitt soldier who fought with the Union Army in the Civil [...]

Renovation project for Lincoln home progressing

The site where Abraham Lincoln formed his earliest memories is about to undergo major renovations.
The first phase of the plan to upgrade the Boyhood Home at Knob Creek will wrap up next month with the end of public commenting on an environmental assessment, park Superintendent Keith Pruitt said.
Construction may begin this summer on the project, [...]

Historian/author tackles Civil War’s ‘lost cause’

Was the Civil War a lost cause for the South from the beginning?
Most historians believe so, even many who specialize in studying the Confederacy. They tend to advance the argument that the South fought against overwhelming odds, or that its military and political losers fought with a failed strategy, or that by the middle of [...]

Shaker Museum’s focus turns toward outbreak of Civil War

The Shaker Museum at South Union will travel back in time Saturday to the early 1860s, starting with breakfast as it hosts “A Shaker Breakfast.”
“Our Shaker Breakfast is a long tradition,” said Kaelin Vernon, operations manager at the museum.
The breakfast is offered in conjunction with the museum’s Civil War Living History, where it spends the [...]

Battle of Wildcat Mountain receives praises

This year’s 21st edition of the re-enactment of the Civil War Battle of Wildcat Mountain in Laurel County was one of the best, came the report at Wednesday’s London-Laurel Tourist Commission meeting.
Judy Krahenbuhl reported that the event was one of the best attended events of its two decades, noting that the reenactors and their families [...]

Lost River Cave event highlights Civil War life

It was around 1862 when the Reckner family found themselves evacuating their home after it had been taken over by the Yankees for the purpose of a hospital and office quarters.
“We had all our belongings, a milk cow and a wagon … when we left,” said Kathy Reckner.

Civil War Days

Columbus-Belmont State Park was packed Saturday for the annual Civil War Day event. Hundreds of Union and Confederate re-enactors staged a mock battle to thousands of onlookers during the event with blazing cannons, crackling rifles and lots of smoke. During the battle, Union soldiers that had attacked Southern armies on the site were pushed back [...]

Hardin County Seeks Funds to Document Civil War

battle as the 150th anniversary of the conflict nears.
The Hardin County History Museum has applied for the grant to document the Battle of Elizabethtown.
During the raid on Dec. 27, 1862, Confederate Gen. John Hunt Morgan’s troops fired more than 100 cannonballs into the heart of town on their way to attack railroad trestles to the [...]