Kentucky and Ohio feud over stolen rock

Monday, 02 June 2008
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There is a brouhaha forming between Kentucky and Ohio officials over the theft of an 8-ton rock that officials believe bear writings made by American Indians.

Sadly, it wasn't Sharon Stone that was stolen...
Sadly, it wasn't Sharon Stone that was stolen...
Here is your time-waster article for the day.

There is a brouhaha forming between Kentucky and Ohio officials over the theft of an 8-ton rock that officials believe bear writings made by American Indians.

The rock was in the Ohio river but on the Kentucky river when it was taken by unidentified Ohioans and because of that, Kentucky feels that the rock is theirs.

"The Indian Head Rock was located in Kentucky waters and is Kentucky state property," said researcher George Carruthers of the University of Kentucky.

"From a research standpoint, removal of the Indian Head Rock from the Ohio River has removed the artifact from its historic context, robbing researchers of the opportunity to fully appreciate its history. The significance of the rock as a historical feature of the river has been destroyed," Carruthers said.

Kentucky prosecutor Cliff Duvall said he is prepared to go to court to bring the rock back to the state and prosecute the alleged thieves.

"I can tell you we are working toward a grand jury vote on the matter," he said.

Maybe it's because I'm really disconnected from the issue but working to bring the issue to a grand jury seems to be a big waste of everyone's time. Again, I'm probably not seeing the big picture...

You can read the full, thrilling article here.

David Johnston

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