Would you buy this super eerie Romanesque mansion in Kentucky for US$1?

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in Architecture on Tuesday 28 October 2014

You’re too late. It has been bought by Oracle Design for this princely sum this year, which will see the ghostly mansion restored and redeveloped into apartments. Called the Ouerbacker-Clement House, this Halloweenish mansion was owned by a coffee merchant named Samuel Ouerbacker in the late 19th century in what was a very fashionable neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky.

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Photos of insane prisoners at Kentucky State Reformatory’s psychiatric unit

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Friday 11 October 2013

Here’s a haunting look at what life is like on the inside for some of Kentucky’s prisoners suffering with mental illness. Photographed by Jenn Ackerman, this collection of pictures was run by Business Insider and documents life in Kentucky State Reformatory’s psychiatric unit.

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Appalshop: for Appalachian music, culture and history

Matt Bauer Reader Find

By Matt Bauer in Cool Travel on Friday 27 May 2011

Appalshop, in Whitesburg, Kentucky, is a great resource for anyone interested in Appalachian music, culture and history. It’s dedicated to giving voice to people of the region to tell their own story. You can watch lots of great performances and clips from documentaries they’ve made on their website and stream their radio station as well. […]

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Young Widows

Derrick Stembridge Reader Find

By Derrick Stembridge in New Music on Monday 3 November 2008

Arriving two years after their debut, Settle Down City, Old Wounds completes Young Widows’ transformation into a top-shelf rock band firing on all cylinders. Forging the best parts of Nirvana, The Jesus Lizard, Nick Cave, PJ Harvey, Fugazi and The Melvins, Old Wounds is a series of dynamic, thoughtful tunes anchored by cavernous grooves that will certainly push most speakers to their breaking point.

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