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Charlie Tucker's Barber Shop in Knifley remembered

Photo in Second Shift Barber ad for Town Barber Shop brings back memories for Richard Hovious of great Knifley institution, Charlie Tucker's Barber Shop; his wife Claudie's healthcare, and of their son Fred, a WWII hero
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By Richard Hovious

Town Barber Shop. . . Obviously barber shops have come a long way in Adair County.

During the late Thirties and early Forties, the barber shop, social center, and Knifley version of the Grand Ol' Opry was Charlie Tucker's Barber Shop across the street from Lee Chelf's store.

Charlie played about any musical instrument and any time not spent cutting hair on Saturday afternoon or night was spent "pickin' and grinnin'" by anyone who wanted to join in.

His wife Claudie took care of whoever was "ailing" around Knifley.

Their oldest son, Fred tried for years to get me interested in basketball. But I came up a foot or so "short".

Fred won the Soldiers Medal, just below the medal of honor, in World War II.

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This story was posted on 2006-01-22 11:23:04
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Old Knifley Memories: Charlie Tucker Barber Shop

2006-01-22 - Main Street, Old Knifley, Adair CO, KY - Photo courtesy Richard Hovious collection. This is a photo of yours truly, Richard Hovious, with Claudie Tucker, at the entrance to the Charlie Tuckers Barber Shop. The year was 1939. Fred Tucker, the son of Charlie and Claudie, tried for years to get me interested in basketball, but I came up a foot or so short. - RICHARD HOVIOUS
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