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1st Annual L&N Depot: Christmas in Scottsville

The Friends of the L&N Depot are asking for your help in the 1st Annual L&N Depot: Christmas in Scottsville Event. We are asking you or your organization to put your imagination to work and decorate a tree to donate for display at the Washington Center.

During this time, the public will be able to purchase your donated tree and make a tax-deductible contribution to the restoration of the L&N Depot to preserve a piece of history in our community. This is the perfect opportunity to support our community, advertise your organization, and eliminate some of the holiday stress that comes with decorating!

SETUP: Thursday, November 30th 5:00pm – 8:00pm

& Friday, December 1st 8:00am – 10:00am

WHERE: Washington Center

110 S. Court St, Scottsville, KY

WHAT: Your decorated Christmas Tree!

VIEWING: Friday, December 1st 10:00am–7:00pm

& Saturday, December 2nd 10:00am – 3:30pm

Please RSVP by November 24. An information and entry form are attached. Contact (270)-237-0690, (270)-622-1426, or (270)-622-8951with any questions. We appreciate all participation and support!!

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Dine and Donate for the Scottsville Kentucky Train Depot

Dine and Donate for the Scottsville Kentucky Train Depot at Griddle’s Restaurant Tuesday August 22, 2017 – 4:00 p.m. To 8:00 p.m.

Are you hungry? Would you like to satisfy your appetite and help the Scottsville Kentucky Train Depot at the same time!

If you said YES, then you need to get yourself to Griddle’s Restaurant August 22, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. To 8:00 p.m. During that time a percentage of sales will go to help the Scottsville Train Depot. Griddle’s is located at 1734 Veterans Memorial Hwy – Scottsville, Kentucky.

Representatives from the Scottsville Kentucky Depot will also be on hand with Tee Shirts, Pictures and information about the depot.

This is your chance to fill your belly, help with the restoration of the Depot and do other good things such as bring back Locomotive Number 98 to Scottsville, KY!

New T-Shirts Available

L & N Scottsville Depot T-Shirts are NOW AVAILABLE – $15. The T-shirts will be on sale during the Steak Sandwich Sale May 19, 2017. Get a T-Shirt, wear it around town and show your support for the L & N Scottsville Depot!

Note from Mark: “For some reason the actual color doesn’t show well. It looks gray but is actually a vintage green.”

Steak Sandwich Sale – NEW DATE – May 19, 2017

On Friday, May 19, 2017 join us at Southern Sates 512 Smiths Grove Rd or the L & N Depot East Main St. Scottsville, KY for a Steak Sandwich Sale!

Steak Sandwich with chips $7.00 – beverage available for $ .50 each.

Sale starts at 8:00 A.M. Central time.

Proceeds go toward restoration of the Scottsville L & N Depot.

There should be plenty of Steak Sandwiches but plan to get your steak sandwiches early – available on a first come first serve basis.

The L & N Depot will be open for your viewing pleasure.

Locomotive Number 98 to return to Scottsville Kentucky Train Depot

Recently some railroad rails and ties were donated to the Scottsville Kentucky Train Depot. These items will be put to use when last locomotive that served Scottsville comes back.

That’s right Locomotive Number 98 will find a new home at the depot in the near future. Currently the diesel electric 70-ton switch engine sits on a siding in Nashville, TN.

We are asking for contributions to fund the Nashville-to-Scottsville move of the locomotive. Send your donations to the Historical Society PO Box 393, Scottsville, KY 42164 or contact Mark Huntsman at marco@nctc.com.

Consider tax-deduction contributions….

Fundraising for the depot restoration continues, and as you consider tax-deductible contributions before December 31st, please keep the Allen County Historical Society’s efforts to save this important part of our history. We are a 501(c)3 organization so your contribution is 100% tax deductible. We have applied for federal and state grants, some of which require matching funds. Your help will be greatly appreciated and will be acknowledged in the restored depot. Just write depot project in the memo line.

In addition to the depot restoration, we are investigating the possibility of purchase, loan, or donation of railroad equipment, possibly a caboose or locomotive as outdoor exhibits. We have found that one of the last locomotives that serviced Scottsville still exists. Rails, ties, and fencing have already been donated. And we are searching for items and stories that may be related to the L&N, especially those related to the Scottsville branch.

Scottsville Train Depot featured in a Daily News Article.

SCOTTSVILLE — The L&N Depot used to be a big deal in Scottsville.

“The building served as a combination passenger and freight depot. There was quite a bit of economic development,” said Allen County Historical Society President Jewell Keen. “The oil boom (which happened in the early 1900s) probably lasted longer because of the railroad. The Jackson Hotel was built to house people who were coming into town.”

The railroad went from Gallatin, Tenn., to Scottsville, and was supposed to go farther north, said historical society Treasurer Mark Huntsman.

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