- Associated Press - Sunday, July 13, 2014

HENDERSON, Ky. (AP) - Raising money to put up a historical marker honoring country music entertainer Louis “Grandpa” Jones at his western Kentucky birthplace is taking longer than a local historical group expected.

The Henderson County Historical and Genealogical Society had hoped to have the needed money in hand by now, The Gleaner (http://bit.ly/1saN9dR) reported. Society vice president Linda Hallmark said the group is thankful for the $700 raised so far, but the project’s cost is $2,500.

The Kentucky Historical Society authorized the marker in February.

Jones was born on Oct. 20, 1913 in the Niagara community in Henderson County. He began performing in the 1920s, joined the Grand Old Opry in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1946, and was a cast member of the TV show “Hee Haw.” He died in 1998.

Jones was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame.


Donations can be sent to the local historical society at P.O. Box 303, Henderson, Kentucky, 42419.


Information from: The Gleaner, http://www.thegleaner.com/



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