Kim McBride, co-director of the Kentucky Archaeological Survey, which is a partnership between the University of Kentucky Department of Anthropology and the Kentucky Heritage Council, took additional soil samples at her dig site at the Oscar Pepper home site near the Woodford Reserve Distillery on McCracken Pike near Versailles, Ky., Tuesday, September 24, 2013. Kim McBride, from UK, has been leading an archaeological dig at the Oscar Pepper home site, where they have uncovered a rich array of artifacts from the early 1800s, including marbles, doll pieces, an inkwell, a salt shaker, and more. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff
Kim McBride, co-director of the Kentucky Archaeological Survey, which is a partnership between the University of Kentucky Department of Anthropology and the Kentucky Heritage Council, took additional soil samples at her dig site at the Oscar Pepper home site near the Woodford Reserve Distillery on McCracken Pike near Versailles, Ky., Tuesday, September 24, 2013. Kim McBride, from UK, has been leading an archaeological dig at the Oscar Pepper home site, where they have uncovered a rich array of artifacts from the early 1800s, including marbles, doll pieces, an inkwell, a salt shaker, and more. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff Charles Bertram Herald-Leader
Kim McBride, co-director of the Kentucky Archaeological Survey, which is a partnership between the University of Kentucky Department of Anthropology and the Kentucky Heritage Council, took additional soil samples at her dig site at the Oscar Pepper home site near the Woodford Reserve Distillery on McCracken Pike near Versailles, Ky., Tuesday, September 24, 2013. Kim McBride, from UK, has been leading an archaeological dig at the Oscar Pepper home site, where they have uncovered a rich array of artifacts from the early 1800s, including marbles, doll pieces, an inkwell, a salt shaker, and more. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff Charles Bertram Herald-Leader

Linda Blackford is an education and accountability reporter. She has covered K-12, higher education and other topics for the past 20 years at the Herald-Leader.