Philip and Michele Foley have worked since 1979 to restore their 1790s home in Ruddles Mill, which will be featured during Historic Paris-Bourbon County's annual fall open house, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 5.  The community has long spelled its name various ways, including Ruddles Mills and Ruddell's Mill. Photo by Tom Eblen | teblen@herald-leader.com
Philip and Michele Foley have worked since 1979 to restore their 1790s home in Ruddles Mill, which will be featured during Historic Paris-Bourbon County's annual fall open house, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 5. The community has long spelled its name various ways, including Ruddles Mills and Ruddell's Mill. Photo by Tom Eblen | teblen@herald-leader.com Herald-Leader
Philip and Michele Foley have worked since 1979 to restore their 1790s home in Ruddles Mill, which will be featured during Historic Paris-Bourbon County's annual fall open house, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 5. The community has long spelled its name various ways, including Ruddles Mills and Ruddell's Mill. Photo by Tom Eblen | teblen@herald-leader.com Herald-Leader

Tom Eblen: Paris-Bourbon County tour features community with a tenacious history

September 30, 2014 01:49 PM

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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.