Bourbon County

Bourbon County notes: Aug. 26

August 25, 2014 

Historic Paris Bourbon County President Betsy Kephart, left; Berkeley and Jeanine Scott, 2014 recipients of the Mary Spears Van Meter Award for Historic Preservation; and Woodford Van Meter, presenter of the award, attended the dinner and Founders' Day program at the Hopewell Museum in Paris.

Photo book authors given award for historic preservation

Berkeley and Jeanine Scott, co-authors of books featuring historic photographs of Paris and Bourbon County, received the 2014 Mary Spears Van Meter Award for Historic Preservation from The Historic Preservation Committee and the officers and board of directors of Historic Paris Bourbon County on Aug. 15 at the Hopewell Museum in Paris.

"Through their publishing efforts, they have preserved the pictorial history of Paris, Bourbon County and Kentucky," said Betsy Kephart, HPBC president.

"The first two books focused on the local community: Paris and Bourbon County and Bourbon County 1860-1940. The next two were broader in scope and featured specific aspects of Bluegrass life: Keeneland Race Course and the Kentucky Bourbon Trail."

The Scotts moved to Bourbon County in 1979 when Berkeley was publisher of the Paris Daily Enterprise and Jeanine was the newspaper's editor.

Ewalt's Crossroads club reaches a milestone

Seventy-five years ago on the first Wednesday in September, the Ewalt Homemakers Club was founded. Eleven Bourbon County women who lived near Ewalt's Crossroads gathered to organize the new club.

On Sept. 3, the club's 27 members will gather to celebrate this milestone. The party will be held at the Ewalt's Crossroads home of member Kay Thomas.

Current officers of the Ewalt Homemakers Club are Bette Edwards, president; Kay Thomas (daughter of the club's first president), vice president; Teresa Evans, treasurer; and Doris Reed, secretary. Ewalt members come from Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Fayette counties.

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