Latest Jessamine County, Kentucky Stories

2007-09-07 03:18:40

By Greg Kocher, The Lexington Herald-Leader, Ky. Sep. 7--HIGH BRIDGE -- A Nicholasville man plunged to his death yesterday after accidentally falling from a railroad bridge that spans the Kentucky River. Timmy Williams, 18, died after falling from a platform about 75 to 100 feet below the top of High Bridge, said Jessamine County Sheriff Kevin Corman. Williams landed on the ground below, falling perhaps an additional 150 to 200 feet. The fall was witnessed by three people accompanying...

2007-08-29 03:19:28

By Andy Mead and Greg Kocher, The Lexington Herald-Leader, Ky. Aug. 29--IT'S NOW MANDATORY -- Kentucky American Water customers may use water outdoors only during certain days and hours or risk a fine. Faced with falling Kentucky River levels and a forecast that offers little or no hope for rain, Mayor Jim Newberry invoked a Lexington ordinance that could get police knocking on doors of scofflaw sprinklers and car washers. He also said the water shortage underscores the urgency of...

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  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).