Metcalfe County Genealogy

Metcalfe County - Oak Grove Story

Reprinted in 2/1/1968 Edmonton Herald News

The following article was written in the mid-1930's by Mrs. Nannie Kinser Bragg Christie, born and reared at Knob Lick.

She was the news reporter for many years to the Metcalfe, Barren and Hart counties newspapers. She taught music and some summer schools. She was the organist for several churches. She died in 1964.

This article was sent in by her daughter, Mrs. Goldie Bragg Bunch.


People "from all parts of the earth" gathered at Pink Ridge for the singing last Sunday. Mr. Tom Shirley with his class from Price's Creek sang. It was pronounced the most successful of the singings conducted in the surrounding communities by those who have attended them all.

It was our pleasure to attend Sunday and we found the audience very large, all good natured and happy. The order was excellent, and the singing was universally complimented. At noon Mr. Jim King announced there would be plenty of dinner for all, then came the old time basket dinner which was abundant, the best fried chicken ever and other dainties galore.

Mr. Shirley and his class did their part splendidly. What would a community be if it were not for such progressive citizens to take the lead and give the people such uplifting and inspiring help.

These people sang at Society Hill church the 3rd Sunday in this month, and we were glad to have them with us. They will sing at Lick Branch the 2nd Sunday in July and at Sulpher Well the 2nd Sunday in September. Don't forget to go. When you go you may expect to hear some real singing. People attended these singings from Horse Cave, Glasgow, Knob Lick and several other places. Those attending from Edmonton were M. O. Scott, Mrs. Cornelia Yates, Mrs. Ruth Ennis, and Mrs. Laura Mitchell.

In the late afternoon they sang a song that touched the hearts of everyone. The people around Pink Ridge are fine people, my sincere wish for them and for the singers for the year 1934, is the same as in years before; that they may become truly famous, that their star of hope may not fail, but shine more and more unto the perfect day. Tinto.

This was submitted by Anita Randy Bryan

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