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Today's News

  • MOUNT SHERMAN; Swihart's
  • MOUNT SHERMAN; Skyline Drive-In
  • MOUNT SHERMAN; Creal was once called 'Dezarn'

    The community of Creal is about a mile from Mount Sherman and just over the Green County line on Ky. 61.

    According to Kentucky Place Names, it’s located on the Tom Bill Branch of Brush Creek. It was named for a prominent early Green and Russell County family.

    Its post office was in operation from 1883 to 1919 and was called Dezarn for the family of its first postmaster, Elisha Dezarn, according to the Register of the United States.

  • MOUNT SHERMAN; The Old Days
  • MOUNT SHERMAN; Still Standing
  • MOUNT SHERMAN; Lincoln Serenaders made an impression on Joel Ray

    Long before electric instruments and microphones became popular in music, an acoustic country band from Mount Sherman, The Lincoln Serenaders, claimed fame performing in area schools and at social functions.

    The five-man band consisted of Clyde F. Benningfield (“Short Clyde” to differentiate him from longtime Mount Sherman businessman and postmaster Clyde R. Benningfield), Hal Jones Childress, brothers Floyd and Wayne Hill, and Ray Warren.

  • MOUNT SHERMAN; Herman Bell made his mark in pro baseball

    There are plenty of talented athletes but few make the jump to professional sports.

    One of Mount Sherman’s own made waves in pro baseball in the 1920s.
    Herman S. “Hi” Bell, was born July 16, 1897, to Nathaniel and Martha Ann Holthouser Bell.

    Nathaniel, also known as “Nathan,” was the eldest son of Moses Thomas and Elizabeth Anderson Bell. He was a 20-year-old farmer at the time of his marriage in 1891 to 17-year-old “Mattie.”

  • MOUNT SHERMAN; Going home to Dog Gallus

    At the turn of the century, an area near Mount Sherman became known as “dog gallus” or “dog gallows.”

    The story, as told by Gary Gardner, goes .... a group of young men had imbibed some “liquid corn refreshment,” near the Old Sherman Cemetery. Their entertainment for the evening was to shut up for good an old howling hound dog by hanging it from one of the boys’s pair of galluses or suspenders. The name stuck and for many years, residents of the area would say, “I’m going home to Dog Gallus.”
     

  • MOUNT SHERMAN; 'It's glory is all moonshine'

    Local historians believe Mount Sherman was named after Major General William Tecumseh Sherman, one of the Union’s military leaders during the Civil War.

    No one seems to be certain, however, just why the small town opted to recognize one of the most notorious generals of the war.

    Sherman was promoted to brigadier general after the Battle of First Manassas and sent to Kentucky. President Abraham Lincoln thought Sherman could keep the state from seceding. Sherman made a statement that the war would not end quickly and was replaced by Don Carlos Buell.

  • MOUNT SHERMAN; Did you ever shop at Clyde's?

    During the 1950s to 1970s, a small dry goods store in Mount Sherman provided LaRue and surrounding counties with boots and blue jeans. “Benningfield’s” or better known as “Clyde’s” – named after proprietor Clyde Benningfield – sold the first Levi’s in the area.