The Kentucky Courthouse Run  

Posted by Brock Booher

Simpson County Courthouse
I was driving down the road sometime last year telling my brother how much fun it would be to fly around Kentucky in a small airplane and see how many courthouses I could photograph in one day. He suggested that it would be a lot more fun on motorcycles. Thus, the idea for an adventure (and a magazine article) was born.

I pitched the idea to Kentucky Monthly and to my pleasant surprise they liked it. They gave me a deadline and turned me loose. I bought a motorcycle. We planned the ride, and in mid April, we hit the road. It was such a treat to ride the country roads of Kentucky.

You can read the digital copy of the article here -
Of course you can buy the August issue of Kentucky Monthly and read it on page 18.

Below I have posted more pictures from the two-wheeled adventure.

Thanks to Steve Vest, Kim Butterweck, and the staff of Kentucky Monthly for letting me have some fun and write about it. Thanks to my brother Chock for helping me hatch the idea and see it through. Thanks to Tahlee, Russell, Shelvin, Bryce, and Tim for joining me on the ride and making it fun. Thanks to my father-in-law, Brent for driving the chase vehicle. And most of all, thanks to my wife Britt for putting up with my crazy notions and taking such wonderful pictures.

Bryce, Tahlee, Chock, Tim, and Me in front of Simpson County Courthouse
Election signs that dotted the highway

A very unique roadside character in Monroe County

Annie Ruby's Cafe in Burkesville KY

A photo by the Alpine Motel above Burkesville, KY

Tim with the Adair County courthouse in the background

The open road

WWII Veteran Roy in Dedman's Drugstore

It's very hard to pass up a store with "fudge" in the name.

A tender embrace with Britt (state capitol in the background)

Ready for an afternoon ride after Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn

Scars from a previous conflict

Tim taking a break

The friendly dog at Penn's Store

Tahlee and the friendly dog
We decided against using the restroom at Penn's Store

Anderson County Courthouse

We stopped by to visit Steve Vest at Kentucky Monthly

A photo op with Mr. Twain the bobble head

The end of the road at Frosty Freeze in Franklin - Get the baby burgers!

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