Hilliards shot a man dead

HISTORY-Lee highway builders

August 25, 1911 — John Hilliards, of Ingham, this county, for years a Lane Bros. foreman, killed a man recently near Jackson, Ky., in a shooting affray between members of the contractors camp and the natives.

Trouble had existed for some time. During the shooting a bullet struck Hilliards’ house and to protect his family he stepped out and shot a man dead.

It is a lawless section and Hilliards who is in jail cannot be bailed, though Lane Bros. have offered any amount required. 

~ From the public archives of the Page News and Courier

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