The old Fayette County Court House, now the Lexington History Museum, stands on the public square next to Cheapside, where slave auctions were held before the Civil War.
The old Fayette County Court House, now the Lexington History Museum, stands on the public square next to Cheapside, where slave auctions were held before the Civil War.
The old Fayette County Court House, now the Lexington History Museum, stands on the public square next to Cheapside, where slave auctions were held before the Civil War.

Tom Eblen: Short Street long on Lexington history

December 25, 2011 12:00 AM

UPDATED December 25, 2011 03:51 AM

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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.