Exploring the knobs of Kentucky and coming across a shuttered general store in Gravel Switch and a nearly hidden antebellum residence in Danville.
Chicago, St. Louis & New Orleans Railroad’s 34-mile Paducah-East Cairo line was constructed in 1902-03 between East Cairo and Paducah, Kentucky and abandoned in 1943 after a wooden trestle burned.
When I attended the University of Kentucky, I traveled the back roads of my state – a lot. On one of my excursions, I came across the abandoned Buckeye School. Back then, its lot was filled with relics of the past, namely automobiles. Jaguar, Jeep, Land Rover and Volkswagen carcasses lay scattered around the several acre lot. But I never went inside the actual school, and despite my vows to find the owner of the property – I graduated from school and moved away.
Now, nearly six years after I left, I decided to try my luck again en route to a wedding.
A while back, I ventured to Krypton, Kentucky to visit a small closed surface coal mining operation and explored a loadout.
The Frenchburg Presbyterian College in Frenchburg, Kentucky was the first high school in Menifee County and offered a broad education for 50 years.
Take a stroll back in time with a before and after of the Lexington Mall.
On June 15, Kentucky’s newest rail trail will open between West Van Lear to Royalton along the former Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad Dawkins Subdivision. The 18.5 mile Big Lovely Mountain Rail Trail will be open to pedestrians, cyclists and equestrians. One of its highlights is the 662-foot Gun Creek Tunnel and several trestles.
This Ashland Gasoline Station is located along KY 15 in Jackson, Kentucky and is in danger of being demolished.
While driving through Trimble County, Kentucky after photographing the Milton-Madison Bridge, I turned onto Kentucky State Route 625 and stumbled upon an old schoolhouse.
Railroad YMCA’s were once staples in the United States, offering lounges, recreational amenities, restaurants and a safe and convenient place for rest for the myriad of railroad employees. Russell, Kentucky is one such instance of a town that offered a YMCA.
Located along Stone Lick Creek north of Orangeburg, Kentucky is this quaint and simple farmhouse has newer gingerbread detailing.
One of the more infamous UFO encounters in Kentucky is the Kelly-Hopkinsville Encounter, otherwise known as the Hopkinsville Goblins Case. Occurring in the fall of 1955 near Hopkinsville and Kelly, Kentucky, the event centered around a rural farmhouse belonging to the Sutton family.
These classic Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad CPL’s at Limeville, Kentucky/NJ Cabin Interlocking are being replaced with new SafeTran signals.
Work has been progressing at the former Mt. Sterling High School.
The cornerstone of every neighborhood is a school, including Louisville, Kentucky’s Parkland.
The Flemingsburg and Northern Railroad existed from the Louisville & Nashville line at Flemingsburg Junction, Kentucky to Hillsboro.
Before modern medicine, there was Hazelwood Sanatorium in Louisville, Kentucky.
All that is left of Parker Tobacco Company is the front facade.
The modern preservationist in central Kentucky began in Lexington in 1955. Much progress has been made, but that falls on deaf ears to one property owner.
The Kentucky & Indiana Terminal Bridge is a railroad bridge connecting Louisville, Kentucky and New Albany, Indiana and features two abandoned auto lanes!
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