From Biltmore mansion to Lexington. The man behind those mysterious courthouse faces.

Restoration of the old Fayette County Courthouse has highlighted fine limestone carvings by noted Southern sculptor Frederick Bullen Miles, who also did Biltmore mansion and Atlanta’s Candler Building.
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Restoration of the old Fayette County Courthouse has highlighted fine limestone carvings by noted Southern sculptor Frederick Bullen Miles, who also did Biltmore mansion and Atlanta’s Candler Building.

Tom Eblen, the Lexington Herald-Leader’s metro/state columnist since 2008, writes opinion and feature columns. A seventh-generation Kentuckian, he was the Herald-Leader’s managing editor from 1998-2008. Eblen previously worked for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and The Associated Press. He is a member of the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame.

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