One of Joan Mayer’s grandsons lives on the farm in Caveland, the circa 1797 house built by soldier and statesman Richard Hickman, who was Kentucky’s fifth lieutenant governor in 1813, when Isaac Shelby was leading the Kentucky militia during the War of 1812.
One of Joan Mayer’s grandsons lives on the farm in Caveland, the circa 1797 house built by soldier and statesman Richard Hickman, who was Kentucky’s fifth lieutenant governor in 1813, when Isaac Shelby was leading the Kentucky militia during the War of 1812. Tom Eblen teblen@herald-leader.com
One of Joan Mayer’s grandsons lives on the farm in Caveland, the circa 1797 house built by soldier and statesman Richard Hickman, who was Kentucky’s fifth lieutenant governor in 1813, when Isaac Shelby was leading the Kentucky militia during the War of 1812. Tom Eblen teblen@herald-leader.com

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June 14, 2016 4:29 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.