Date registered: Apr 2004
Location: The BlueGrass State
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The castle was the brainchild of a guy that married into big horse money about 35 years ago. He built most of it in about 6 years. Then he got divorced. I am guessing either OCD or just Bad Taste. Anyway, it sat empty for about 20 years.
Finally a guy from Florida bought it to put up a B&B and built it up to near completion. A welder managed to light it on fire on my wife's birthday in 04. We saw it as we were coming home from dinner and just sat and watched.
The guy rebuilt and it is just about ready to open.
Trivia, just to the left and behind the Castle about 1 mile is Congressman Ben Chandler's farm. It formally belonged to his Grandfather, AB "Happy" Chandler who was US Senator, Governor, and Baseball Commissioner.
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