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Kentucky’s Green River

Richard and Pam Hines at the book signing last Tuesday. Photo by PJ Martin

By PJ Martin


The Herald-News


Local author, Richard Hines has just released his new book Kentucky’s Green River which his wife Pam co-authored.

 The authors have spent a great deal of time researching through 15 counties and pulling out images that would help tell the story of Kentucky’s Green River.

As stated on the back cover, the Green River was named after Revolutionary General Nathanael Greene. The river begins near Kings Mountain in Lincoln County and runs its 384-mile course until it joins with the Ohio River in Henderson County.

It is amazing how much the communities along the way are tied to the Green River which transported tobacco, whiskey, and coal out to the waiting world. Sawmills floated logs, and flatboats moved other goods and brought in supplies to the residents. Later, locks and dams were constructed to provide deep enough water for the paddle wheel steam-driven boats.

Richard and his wife, Pam were on hand for a book signing at the Metcalfe County Public Library last Tuesday from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Pam explained that Richard is already working on his next book about fly fishing saying, “He loves to write.”

As was the first book, this book was also published by Arcadia Publishing as part of a series The Images of America which tells the history of neighborhoods and towns through archival photographs and passed down family stories.

Kentucky’s Green River is the newest book by Hines. The Metcalfe County book on the right was written by Hines and the late Dean Rowe. Photo by PJ Martin




  1. Louise Greer on August 1, 2023 at 5:10 pm

    Where can I purchase one of these books?

    • Editor on September 14, 2023 at 1:31 pm

      They are available at most online and book stores. They are also available at the Edmonton Metcalfe Chamber of Commerce.

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