Composer Stephen Collins Foster in an 1859 daguerreotype. At right, the first edition sheet music of "My Old Kentucky Home," published in 1853.
Composer Stephen Collins Foster in an 1859 daguerreotype. At right, the first edition sheet music of "My Old Kentucky Home," published in 1853.
Composer Stephen Collins Foster in an 1859 daguerreotype. At right, the first edition sheet music of "My Old Kentucky Home," published in 1853.

Everyone sings 'My Old Kentucky Home' at the Derby. Few know its controversial story.

April 27, 2018 04:36 PM

About Tom Eblen

Tom Eblen

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Tom Eblen is a columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader who writes about life, people and issues in Lexington and Kentucky. A Lexington native, Eblen was the Herald-Leader's managing editor from 1998 to 2008.