Ohio County http://wkyufm.org en Proposed Trail Would Begin in Audubon State Park, Connect with Breckinridge County http://wkyufm.org/post/proposed-trail-would-begin-audubon-state-park-connect-breckinridge-county <p></p><p>Leaders in five Kentucky counties are gauging public support for an 80 mile trail that could be used for hiking, biking, and horseback riding.</p><p>The proposed trail would begin in Audobon State Park in Henderson County, and run through Daviess, Ohio, and Grayson counties before ending at Rough River Dam State Resort Park in Breckinridge County.</p><p>Daviess County Judge-Executive Al Mattingly told WKU Public Radio that local leaders are taking the idea to the public.</p><p>"All the county judges and mayors are going back to their communities to set up meetings where they can gauge the support in their communities,” Mattingly said. “We've kinda formed a loose coalition of the counties involved, so that we can apply for a federal grant."</p><p>Mattingly says the federal grant would fund a study that would look at the direction the trail would follow.</p><p>The Daviess County Judge-Executive cautions that it would take decades to plan and create an 80 mile trail. Mattingly says it took 25 years to finish the 15 mile greenbelt that rings Owensboro. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:31:52 +0000 Kevin Willis 44905 at http://wkyufm.org Proposed Trail Would Begin in Audubon State Park, Connect with Breckinridge County Kentucky Supreme Court Won't Hear Case over Use of Bill Monroe's Name http://wkyufm.org/post/kentucky-supreme-court-wont-hear-case-over-use-bill-monroes-name <p></p><p>The Kentucky Supreme Court has denied a request to review a case over how the name of legendary bluegrass musician Bill Monroe can be used.</p><p><a href="http://bit.ly/14OpeVp" target="_blank">The Messenger-Inquirer reports</a> that means a court of appeals ruling stands. The panel concluded that county officials meant to grant the festival the legal right to use Monroe&#39;s name but failed to formalize the agreement in writing before a falling out occurred in 2004.</p><p>The battle isn&#39;t quite over yet, though.</p><p>Jerusalem Ridge Bluegrass Music Foundation of Kentucky Inc. Director Campbell Mercer said the Ohio County Industrial Foundation and Bill Monroe&#39;s son, James Monroe, obtained a temporary injunction in Tennessee to prohibit him from using the name.</p><p>Mercer says he hopes the Kentucky court rulings will help his case in Tennessee. Fri, 27 Sep 2013 13:06:34 +0000 Associated Press 37665 at http://wkyufm.org Kentucky Supreme Court Won't Hear Case over Use of Bill Monroe's Name Fight Over Bluegrass Music Legend's Name Continues http://wkyufm.org/post/fight-over-bluegrass-music-legends-name-continues <p></p><p>A court fight over the use of the name of legendary bluegrass musician Bill Monroe isn't over yet.</p><p>The Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer reports the Ohio County Industrial Foundation has filed a petition with the Kentucky Court of Appeals seeking a rehearing on whether a non-profit organization can use Monroe's name to promote the Jerusalem Ridge Bluegrass Music Festival and for tours of the musicians home in Rosine.</p><p>The appelas court decision in favor of the nonprofit pranization was a reversal of a lower court decision that found Ohio County held the intellectual property rights to Monroe's name and could stop the festival from using it. The Ohio County Industrial Foundation voted unanimously this month to seek the re-hearing. Sun, 17 Feb 2013 15:11:31 +0000 Associated Press 26608 at http://wkyufm.org Fight Over Bluegrass Music Legend's Name Continues Legal Fight Underway for Right to Use Bill Monroe's Name http://wkyufm.org/post/legal-fight-underway-right-use-bill-monroes-name <div class="body"><p>Campbell "Doc" Mercer is throwing an annual festival celebrating the life and music of Bill Monroe but without the name of the "Father of Bluegrass Music" to promote it. Mercer, the head of the Jerusalem Ridge Foundation, is locked in a legal fight with Ohio County, Ky., and its industrial foundation about whether he was ever given the legal right to use Monroe's name for commercial purposes. Thu, 04 Oct 2012 20:02:56 +0000 Associated Press 20230 at http://wkyufm.org Legal Fight Underway for Right to Use Bill Monroe's Name