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Post by junkyard junky on February 24th 2011, 5:00 am

Here in Glasgow we have a channel that is called ket. It does stories and other things about people and places in Kentucky. So I was doing a search on the internet and found that John T. Thompson was borned and raised in Newprt, ky. He was invemtor for the tommy gun. Didn't know if anyone else knew this. Pretty cool piece of history.

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Post by JRiggs on February 24th 2011, 5:03 am

he was born in what is now the southgate house which is right in front of the newport on the levee..
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Post by JRiggs on February 24th 2011, 5:06 am

even good ole abe lincoln has visited and speeched at the southgate house.....
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Post by Cratethis on February 24th 2011, 5:09 am

Haha... when I read the title I thought it was going to be something about Newport News Virginia. I lived there for several years before moving here. Had to read the whole thing to realize you meant "news about Newport."

I had heard that, but I can't remember where. I think it was from that little book they have on the history and images of Newport. They have one on just about every town. Covington, Bellevue, Cincinnati.
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Post by RebStew on February 24th 2011, 9:34 am

Yeah. If you go in front of the Southgate House there is a big black historical sign about Thompson.

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Post by John B on February 24th 2011, 5:23 pm

KET Rocks, KET KY even more so.
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