Found in the Montpelier newsletter in the March 24,
1925 edition of the Adair County News.
"Chester Harrison, who resides near this place, has installed a new
radio set which works fine and makes his place the center of attraction
for all the young folks and many of the old ones.
To think of a place so far out in the sticks and bounded by so many
miles of unfathomable mud as this being in daily communication with New
York and other great centers seems almost incomprehensible."
At the time this was written, Mr. Jan Vetter "J.V." Dudley, who lived
just up the hill from the building that housed both the Wheat & Williams
General Store and the Montpelier Post Office), was the
News correspondent for the
greater Montpelier metroplex.
Chester Harrison was the father of one of Kentucky's best-known
historians of the 20th and early 21st, Dr. Lowell Hayes Harrison of
Bowling Green, Ky. Chester's wife, Cecil (correct spelling), told me
that when the family moved in the mid/late 1920s from near Montpelier to
Bowling Green, the trip took three days. There was no passable east-west
road; rather, they had to go to west Columbia, thence northwest to
Campbellsville, Lebanon, and Elizabethown, and then south on the old
Louisville-Nashville Turnpike (the forerunner of I-65). The same trip
(via Hwys 92 & 55, the Louie B. Nunn Parkway & I-65) now takes under two