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Barry Duvall Book Signing

Local author Barry Duvall will visit Muhlenberg County Public Libraries’ Thistle Cottage next week for a book signing and presentation.

Duvall will introduce his new book, Wings of Immorality: Dark Cloud over Greenville, Ky., at the event, which is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 8, at 6 p.m. at Thistle Cottage. The book discusses infamous Greenville resident Miriam Eaves and her companion, Bert Wing.

Duvall will briefly discuss the history of Eaves and Wing and the events included in his book. He will answer questions from the audience, and he will also be available to sign copies of the book. Visitors are encouraged to bring their copies of the book so they will be able to reference them during the presentation.

Duvall is a well-known historian in Muhlenberg County. He has also written another popular book, My Last Day in Browder, regarding the 1910 mine explosion in Browder, and he has spoken at events around the region about both books and the events discussed therein. He also runs the very popular Muhlenberg County Kentucky History Group on Facebook.

Wings of Immorality can be purchased at the Coal County Vendor Mall in Greenville, Attic Heirlooms in Greenville, Brothers Country Store and Deli in Drakesboro, the Central City tourism office, online from Amazon or eBay or directly from Duvall. Duvall can be reached by email at to purchase a book.

For more information about the book signing, contact Muhlenberg County Public Libraries at 270-338-4760.

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Walk to Fitness winners

Congratulations to our Walk to Fitness challenge winners! The challenge ran from June 6 to July 25.

Winners were:

1st place – Andrea Anderson (944,969 steps)

2nd place – Makenna Shemwell (651,932 steps)

3rd place – Jennifer Shemwell (343,119 steps)



Andrea Anderson



Makenna and Jennifer Shemwell

Open House – Jeanie Kittinger

Thistle Cottage will host an open house for Jeanie Kittinger, August featured artist, on Aug. 18. A selection of Kittinger’s work is on display at Thistle Cottage, including paintings and books she illustrated. More of Kittinger’s work is also currently on exhibit in Franklin, TN.
The public is invited to visit with Kittinger during the open house to meet the artist and discuss her work. Refreshments will be provided.
Kittinger’s artwork will be on display at Thistle Cottage until the end of the month.

A few pieces of Kittinger’s artwork is posted below, but her exhibit at Thistle Cottage contains many more such works.






Book Signing


Join us Aug. 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at our Central City library to meet two local authors, Barry Duvall and Mike Moore, and get your copies of their books signed! Duvall is the author of the new Wings of Immorality, and Mike Moore is the author of the Murders of Muhlenberg County series.

Animal Tales

July 14 is National Summer Learning Day! Join us for this fun “Ready, Set, Reptiles” program from Animal Tales! We’ll have several live animals at the library for the program. Visit for more information!

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