Jerusalem Ridge Foundation

Arts & Culture
3:02 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

Legal Fight Underway for Right to Use Bill Monroe's Name

Kentucky native and the "Father of Bluegrass Music", Bill Monroe

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.

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