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2 July 28, 2010 Your Hometown Newspaper Bath County News-Outlook IF A KI The summer of 1791 brought with it a flurry of activity along the Ken- tucky frontier and the Native American villages north of the Ohio River, in what would one day be known as the states of Ohio and Indiana. Although confusing to historians across the ages, as a result of the multitude of military operations leading from Kentucky across the Ohio River and northward by several high ranking mil- itary officers and militia leaders from 1790-1793, including Josiah Harmer, John Hardin, Arthur St. Clair, Charles Scott, An- thony Wayne and James Wilkinson, among others, there stands out many single incidents which I have tried to understand for several years. One involves the re- Henen is ALo Uke Icenax By qBmn'Nu N~x union of Abraham and Stephen Ruddell with their father Isaac Rud- dell, and I've written of that incident in the past. And yet another inci- dent haunts me; causes me to flip, again and again, through my re- search notes and retrace my steps, backtracking through a multitude of history books and several reels of microfilm, partic- ularly from the immense Draper Manuscript col- lection. The incident both cap- tures my imagination and brings the realiza- tion of the complex and never ending task the historical researcher has before him. The incident I am refer- ring too involves the nam- ing of King's Creek, Ohio and how one summer day in 1791, when Kentucky frontier soldiers under Colonel John Edwards, a sub-command of General Charles Scott, traveled near what is today called Urbane, Ohio. Simon Kenton and a young man named Wil- ham Wells were well ahead of the rest of the group of frontier spies. A young Shawnee war- rior, the son of the late Shawnee King Moluntha, who had been murdered by men under Kenton during Benjamin Logan's 1786 northern raid, was watching the two men as they approached. Young Moluntha, as he was called by his fellow Shawnee, or most often 'The King" as he was the son and offspring of their once ancient King Molun- the, was watching Kenton and the young spy as they approached where he hid in the tall meadow grass that bordered a creek. The meadow had been home to his ancestors and those of the confeder- ate Weas, Kikapoos and Wabash River Tribes, for decades and centuries be- fore. Young Moluntha rose from the tall grass with a menacing scream and pointed his rifle directly at Simon Kenton. The two men were only five feet from one another. And Kenton froze as the Shawnee's war cry vibrated through his very soul. Of the dozens of fron- tiersmen who witnessed what occurred next, none of them could believe it. Young William Wells quickly raised his mus- ket and without so much as sighting it, squeezed the trigger and shot the Shawnee warrior, who fell lifeless into the tall grass. As a small group of Kenton's closest compan- ions gathered around, they slapped young Wil- ham Wells on the back and shouted their praise. And now we turn to the words of Wells himself to I examine what transpired of scalping to heart and next. passed along his secrets "I dismounted from of the "art of scalping" to my horse and took off Wells. his scalp. Michael Cas- I also found it interest- sidy, one of the company ing that upon the Ken- coming up and seeing my tucklans return to their attempts at good scalp- homes, they had deplet- ing said 'Little man, you ed their supplies and as are not taking that scalp they spread out along the right.' He then showed banks of the north fork me the art of scalping, of the Licking River they which I then performed began to devour Black- over again, with success. The Indians made their escape. We then proceed- ed to Blue Jacket's Town but I had no more en- counters with Indians." Wells would later learn the identity of the Shaw- nee Chief he had slain. The stream that passes berries. The campaign was thus called "The Blackberry Campaign." If the Good Lord is will- ing, we will join Kenton, Cassidy and their com- panions, as well as their adversaries; Blue Jacket, Reel-Foot, Black Snake, by the spot still retains Chlksuxa and the one the name King's Creek. It is said on late sum- mer nights when the moon is near full the ghost of the Shawnee King can be heard la- menting. I found it interesting that it would be the small Irishman Michael Cas- sidy who took the task they would come to fear the most. The one called The Crouching Panther that Springs Across The Sky, or simply Teh-Cum- Seh, in future columns. * The quotes were taken from the Draper Manuscripts volume 4BB page 43, part of the inter- view with William Wells. It's almost back to school season. Many re- tailers have started run- ning back to" school shop- ping ads and with only a few days before the first day of school, it's time to start planning for your back to school needs. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, $.7.2 bil- lion was spent at family c!ot .h~ng stores~n August 2009, second only to the holiday shopping months of November and Decem- ber. If you have children in school, you know to plan for back to school expenses; however, these may not be part of your regular budget, since it is not a reoccurring monthly expense. Simi- lar to hofiday shopping, you can reduce your back to school stress and ex- penses by developing a budget prior to heading out to the mall. Planning in advance gives you time to shop for the specific items: yop. need at the right price. Start with the class supply list. Inventory any items that you may al- ready have at home or re- maining from last school year, such as backpacks, folders and paper. Iden- tify the items on the list that you will need to pur- chase and look for retailer sale ads in the newspaper. Many retailers will have large discounts on class supplies to entice you to visit the store. Take your class supply list with you and only purchase those items on the list. If there is a summer rea~ng list, talk with students who recently completed the grade your child will be entering. They may be willing to let you borrow or purchase their books at a reduced rate. Back to school is also a good time to inven- tory your clothes closets. Identify clothes which have been out-grown or your children will no lon- ger wear. Consider tak- ing clothes that are in good condition and still in style to a consignment shop. Selling clothes at a consignment store may earn you 0 few extra dollars and many con- signment retailers offer buying discounts to sell- ers. Make an inventory of the items that your child will need to start the school year. Certain items can wait until let- to er in the year, for exam- ple, you probably don't need to buy a winter coat in August. By divid- ing your school clothes shopping over several months, you spread out the expenses. wants. While you are doing your back to school shopping you are less likely to overspend if you pay with cash, as opposed to using a credit card. For additional budget- ing tips, visit UK's Mon- Prioritize your school eyWise website at http:// shopping list in order ces.ca.uky.edu/money- of importance, while wise. talking to your children about the difference be- Educational programs. tween needs and wants, of the Kentucky:Cooper- Develop a budget baSed ative Extenui0n Service on your needs; if you serve all people regard- have additional funds less of race, color, age, available then you can sex, religion, disability allocate some money or national origin. ! The Bath County Exten- sion Homemakers award- ed three scholarships to 2010 Bath County High School graduates. Zachary Carmichael re- ceived a $500 scholarship and will attend the Uni- versity of Kentucky. He is the son of Randall and Sarah Carmichael of Ow- ingsville. Zachary was ac- tive in the BCHS Future Business Leaders of Amer- ica, Beta Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Stu- dent Technology Leader- ship Program, Wildcat Club and the Technology Student Association. He was also a member of the tennis team, track team and band. He has been active in his church youth group and was a Gover- nor's Scholar in 2009. Michael Jones, Jr. re- ceived a $250 scholarship and plans to attend More- head State University to major in agricultural edu- cation. Michael's parents are Mike and Kelley Jones of Owingsville. Michael has been a member of Free Podiatry Consultations and Health Screenings St. Claire Regional is offering free foot and general health screen- hags, as a part of their Healthy Living Series, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 4th, at the SCR Family Medical Supply store lo- cated in the Kroger Shop- ping Center across from Lowes. Free general health screenings will include blood pressure, cho- lesterol, glucose, pulse rate & oxygen as well as DermaScan Facial Sun Damage assessments. 1/ ] I Price & Son Custom Bu.vhhoggtng Owner: Price (Sg) 4734D54 [ Clarence Clayton, DPM, Cave Run Surgical Spe- cialists' podiatrist and foot surgeon, will provide free foot health consulta- tions including orthotic & diabetic screenings as well as shoe and insole fittings. Each participant will receive a free spa foot kit while supplies last. In addition, all diabetic shoes wil be 20% off dur- ing the event. No appointment is necessary and fasting is not required. For more information please con- tact, Amanda Ramey at 606.784.7068. N Bath County News-Outlook is published every Wednesday by M.C. Inveslmbnts d/b/a/Bath County News-Outlook, 71 Miller Drive, Owingsville, KY 40360 Periodicals Postage Rates arc paid at OwingsviUe, KY 40360 POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Bath County News-Outlook, PO Box 272, Carlisle, KY 40311 Members of the Kentucky Press Association The International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors 2e09 SUBSCRWrlON RATES: $25.0e for year in Bath County, $30.00 elsewhere in Kentucky ud $35.00 eet of state. Subscriptions include sales tax where applicable` All subscriptions payable in advance. FFA, worked in the co-op program and has worked on the farm most of his life. He placed 3rd in re- gional dairy judging com- petition at MSU, plans to get his state FFA degree this summer, and hopes to get his American Degree in 2011. Sarah Hamilton, the daughter of Howard and Extension Office Offers Yoga Classes An introductory yoga class will meet on Tuesdays begin- ning August 10 at 5:30 p.m. at the Bath County Ag Center at 2914 E. Highway 60. Sessions will meet for 30-45 min- utes. Participants should bring a yoga mat or towel and wear comfortable clothing. Classes are free. To register or for more infor- mation, contact the Bath County Exten- sion Office at 674- 6121. WE ENCOuRAGE LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Bath County News-Outlook welcomes letters to the editor. Letters mast be signed and include a daytime phone number for confirmation. Unconfirmed letters and unsigned letters will not be published Phone numbers are not published. We reserve the right to deny publication of letters and to edit letters for content. The deadline for letters to the editor is 5 p.m. Friday. Send letters to: Editor, Bath County News-Outlook P.O. Box 272 Carlisle, KY 40311 Letters may also be e-mailed to: editor@thecarliMemercury.com However, if e-mail is used, the sender should call 859-289-6425 to confirm that the letter was received. HOW TO REACH US Mailing address: P.O. Box 272, Carlisle, KY 40311 Phone: 859-289-6425 Fax: 859-289-4000 F.mail for news:editor@thecarlislemercury.com Email for advertising: advertising@thecarlislemercury.com Kimberly Hamilton, re-team, the academic team, ceived a $250 scholarship, art club, FCCLA and Beta Sarah will attend Eastern Club. She is also a Rural Kentucky University and Health Scholar, which is plans to major in Pre-Com- an academic collaboration munication Disorders and between the University oi get her Masters Degree in Communication Disorders. She plans a career as a speech therapist in a hospi- tal or school setting. Sarah was a member of the soccer Kentucky and St. Claire Regional Medical Center to encourage high schools students in rural areas to pursue a career in the health sciences. AT TILTON FIRE DEPARTMENT HIGHWAY 11 BETWEEN TILTON AND SHERBURNE SAT., AUG. 7 FROM 8:00 AM TO 3:00 PM (RAIN OR SHINE) 10'X 20' SPACES $10.00 EACH (NO CONCESSION BOOTHS PERMITTED) LUNCH CONCESSIONS WILL BE SOLD BY TVFD COME OUT AND JOIN US FOR LUNCH AND GREAT BARGAINS!! FOR INFORMATION OR TO RESERVE A SPACE, CONTACT DARRELL LATHAM AT 748-8974 or TRAVIS JONES AT 209-3522 1ST SATURDAY DEADLINES: Editorial copy deadline is 5 p.m. Friday. Advertising copy wi$ proof deadline 5 p.m. Friday, advertising copy without proof, 10 a.m. Friday. Classified advertising deadline 10 a.m. Tuesday. PHOTOS/ELECTRONIC ADVERTISING: Color, black and white and digita photos are all accepted. Digital photos should be submitted in the jpg format ant can be emailed. Old photos will be accepted at any time. 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