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4th annual Revisit Knifley Festival is this Sat, 9 Sept 2017

Festival events kick off in grand style with community Gospel Singing, Friday
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By Debbie Cowan

The 4th annual Revisit Knifley Festival and Homecoming will take place this Saturday, September 9, 2017 in the Knifley valley. To kick off the festival in grand style, there will be a community gospel singing on Friday, September 8, 2017, at 6pmCT at the Knifley Brethren in Christ Church, 6029 Elkhorn Road, Knifley, KY. Bring your hymnal and sing for the crowd if you want, just be sure to also bring a lawn chair as the signing will take place outside.


Saturday's events will begin at 7amCT with a country ham breakfast at the Campbellsville Emmaus Knifley Campground (former Knifley School, 12190 Knifley Road).
Most of the days events will be held at this location. The 5K race will being at 8amCT. Vendor booths will open at 9amCT. There will be something for everyone at the festival including live music with local talent from the Dream Depot singers at 12noonCT followed by the Winding Creek Studio Band from Jamestown at 2pmCT. Puncheon Creek Band from Lawrenceburg will take the stage under the tent at 7pmCT and will provide music prior to the spectacular firework finale at dark.

A new event this year is a kids pedal tractor pull at 12noonCT in front of the old school. There will be a parade of tractors at 2pmCT and a car show will take place most of the day. A live auction will take place at 5pmCT. Everyone is invited to "Revisit" Knifley or visit for the first time on Saturday the 9th.


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Knifley, KY before the town was removed for the lake



2017-09-05 - now Green River Lake - Photo from Donald Knifley Photo Collection shared on CM 2006-04-20.
Knifley, Adair CO, KY - This is a picture of Main Street, looking east in Knifley taken around the mid-1950s to early 1960s, before the town was torn down and moved because the Corps of Engineers took the old town to make way for Green River Lake. On the right, the Texaco gas pump is in front of the Luke and Marie Knifley Restaurant. On the right is the two story Knifley Post Office, unidentified metal sided building, the KY 551 from Columbia, then the brick building which housed the Jack Hovious Store, then a vacant lot is where barber shop was, then the L.R. Chelf Store. This side of the post office would be where the Leon Christie Store was located. This photo, taken by Bro. Wolgemuth, was the inspiration for a painting now owned by Louise Spires. Click here for history of Knifley and Knifley Schools.

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