Two of the finely crafted Kentucky long rifles and a powder horn that were part of the Kentucky Treasures exhibit last weekend at the Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation's Antiques & Garden Show at the Kentucky Horse Park.
Two of the finely crafted Kentucky long rifles and a powder horn that were part of the Kentucky Treasures exhibit last weekend at the Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation's Antiques & Garden Show at the Kentucky Horse Park. Herald-Leader
Two of the finely crafted Kentucky long rifles and a powder horn that were part of the Kentucky Treasures exhibit last weekend at the Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation's Antiques & Garden Show at the Kentucky Horse Park. Herald-Leader

Tom Eblen: A historic icon, Kentucky long rifle increasingly seen as work of art, too

March 11, 2014 02:57 PM

UPDATED March 12, 2014 08:25 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.