Bell County Courthouse - Pineville, Ky.


Pineville is one of those great places in Kentucky that you really have to plan to get to. No one ever "stumbles into" Pineville. Located near the Cumberland Gap, it was probably one of the original settlements in what was to become Kentucky. Its a pretty little town, surrounded by the mountains, but man is it a haul to get there. This courthouse is the fourth located in Pineville. Interestingly enough, according to the Kentucky Almanac, the first courthouse was REFUSED BY THE COURT in 1869 because of poor construction. I can only imagine.

Frankly, I am shocked that Peter didn't report on this memorial when he made his trip to Pineville, instead choosing to focus on religious zealots in the streets. Pictured above is King, the German Shepherd from Bell County that serves as the memorial to all fallen K-9 officers and their handlers in Kentucky.
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