Yearly Archives: 2015

Centertown Never Forgets

Centertown Never Forgets Sunday, May 31, 1942, was the memorial service for Welborn Lee Ashby, service number 287-44-72, who died at Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941, on the Battleship U.S.S. West Virginia (BB48) nickname ‘WeeVee.’ He was a 24 year old enlisted man, fireman third class. His military tombstone is next to that of his […]

Caney Creek Civil War Skirmish

Caney Creek Civil War Skirmish, Ohio County, Kentucky by James Taylor According to students of Mrs. Amy Bratcher (Arthur) Wilson, a teacher at Horse Branch School in the elementary grades, there was a skirmish near the curved bridge area on Highway 62. Her grandfather was captured and taken to Tennessee, also some of the soldiers […]

Veteran of the Month

VETERAN OF THE MONTH—PVT. WILLIS FARMER The Ohio County Veterans Museum will pay honor to a local WWII soldier who was killed in action as its Veteran of the Month. Pvt. Willis Farmer was born in the Adaburg Community in Northern Ohio County in 1923 to Martin Gilbert and Mary Eliza Farmer Farmer. He was […]