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The day the Nazis weren't bombing Bridgeport, Metcalfe Co., KY

Related by Phil Coffey

It's almost funny how relayed messages - heard on the radio and are therefore 'authentic' - get a bit mangled in the repetition.

Phil Coffey, a Keltnertown expert, recalls that a story he often heard repeated from World War II was of Keltner resident in a panic after hearing the war news. He came in the store and announced, "I've got to get home! The Germans are bombing Bridgeport!"

The gentleman had recently moved from Bridgeport/Eastview in Metcalfe County, 2.5 miles up the hill to the Keltner Community in Adair.

As best we can figure, the radio report was of a blitz on "Bridport" in England, which the Nazi's hammered, some half a world away from Keltner, Adair County, and Bridgeport in Metcalfe, but that wasn't what the immigrant to Adair County had heard. Of course twisted stories are being reiterated today, on different media. Some habits of humans change so little. - EW

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