Bourbon County

Man's wall wins

James Miles of Paris took first place in the professional division of Dry Stone Conservancy's 2008 National Walling Competition on Oct. 4. The competition was held at Shaker Village, home to the nation's largest collection of rock fence. Competitors are given eight hours to take down and rebuild a dry stone wall. They are judged on efficiency and accuracy in matching the historic pattern. Thirty-eight masons from 11 states competed; one mason was from Scotland. Other Central Kentuckians placed as well: Seth Thomas of Nicholasville was the amateur champion and Tim York of Winchester was the amateur division winner. Visit