Kentucky

A Historic County and its Canine Mayor

Have you been to a place where the mayor happens to be a sweet little dog?!
I recently visited Rabbit Hash, a historic county in Kentucky, where the mayor is Lacy Lou, a border collie.

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That’s Lacy! Photo Source: Huffington Post
This Independence Day (July 4th) weekend husband and I decided to rent a car and explore the close by states of Ohio i.e Kentucky and Indiana. Those who love to travel would agree that staying home during long weekends is a cardinal sin and so we started our journey without a plan.

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There’s a vineyard right opposite the Rabbit Hash General Store
We had Rabbit Hash in our mind since one of the professor’s in my husband’s university had recommended this as a must-visit in Kentucky. From Cincinnati, Rabbit Hash is a 50-minute drive through scenic roads and countryside ambience.

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We passed through apple orchards and livestock farms to reach this quiet, unpretentious place. Rabbit Hash is one of those places where nothing major happens, boasts of a famous General Store (running since 1831) where the residents gather to socialise and the Ohio river flows silently by its side.

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A lot of locals from Ohio and Kentucky visit this place to go back in time and be part of a much simpler life! As one Kentucky local said to us “the general store brings back memories of older days”.

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There’s no documented reason as to why they choose a canine mayor! But if you happen to be close-by, do make a stop to this General Store and enjoy the serenity. You might get to meet the adorable mayor as well!

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The famous store! Pic Courtsey: Fox News

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