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Simon Kenton to Visit Morehead


The Rowan County Public Library plays host to “Simon Kenton: Frontiersman” Thursday night in Morehead. The Rowan County Historical Society and Kentucky Chatauqua are presenting a living history program on the famous explorer at 6 o’clock in the community room. 

Gary Lewis serves as president of the Morehead-based historical group…

"This Mel Hankla that portrays Simon Kenton…will take on the personality of Simon Kenton and tell his story as he sees it. All of these Chatauqua speakers…are well versed in their history and they have studied the individual people." - Gary Lewis 

Many places and structures in Kentucky are named after the frontiersman, including Kenton County, the Kenton Memorial Bridge in Maysville and Simon Kenton High School in Independence.