KENTUCKY: A Howlin' in the Holler

As if the cateymount wasn't making enough trouble, a-hollering outside like a woman at night, the school board at Vanceburg, in Kentucky's Lewis County, ordered Joseph Johnson to send his three children back to school. Johnson, a stern 65-year-old man of the hills, just did not believe the school board understood the situation. His three sons had to walk along a branch and down a holler and did not get home until after dark. He sent his 26-year-old son, Orville, to town on muleback to explain about the wildcat.

"I threw a rock and it bounced off'n him like rubber," said...

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