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2004, November 2
Another unusual election was held in this unincorporated community of Rabbit Hash. This unconventional election was different in that each vote cast cost the voter $1 and you could vote as many times as you paid your dollar! The money cast with the vote was to help preserve this small community. When the polls closed at 6 pm, the Boone County officials called for the results. It took almost forty-five minutes to get them and find out who would be the new mayor in Rabbit Hash. Now, not only was this a paid election, but the candidates were also unique. First was Higgins, the donkey. He was thought to have a nice lead throughout, but wound up with only 712 votes. Lulu, the pig, conceded and dropped out early. Rudy, the Brittany Spaniel, was second, garnering 2,052 votes. But in the end it was Junior, a black Labrador, who had won with 5,049 votes. He appeared for the crowd after the results were announced and even became a guest the next day on Good Morning Cincinnati. $8,300 was raised from the election to be used by the historical society to help with the preservation of the community.

Within the last year, the Rabbit Hash Historical Society has raised over $250,000 that was used to buy the 3.75 acre community as a protection against developers. The entire town has also been named to the National Registry of Historic Places. A retired woman, Edna Flowers, maintained a small vacation home in Rabbit Hash and when she died last year, she named the local historical society the heir to the money to help keep the community intact. In December 2003, the society opted to buy the town to ensure it would remain the way it is.

The Flood of 1997
See the article about this serious flooding of Rabbit Hash.
Water rose up high enough to put about two feet of water inside the Rabbit Hash General Store. Luckily, owners had moved the food and machinery out of danger before the waters rose up so high. The store owners, the Scott family, said, “It hasn’t been devastating for us. We’re going to have a mess to clean up, but we haven’t lost anything.” The Rabbit Hash Museum had also moved important papers and artifacts out of harms way before rising water entered the museum building. Though many of the homes are higher up on hillsides and escaped major flooding, they were not very accessible due to the flooding. Local people say they except some flooding in the area every year during rainy times, but this year was the worst they had ever seen.

Brandon and Alexis Scott are two siblings who bought the town, including the Rabbit Hash General Store, along the river from their father, Louie, who had been owner since 1977. Brandon Scott said the purchase was important for him and his sister because they wanted to keep everything the same, from the friendly atmosphere to the laid-back conversations.

The Rabbit Hash General Store was built about 1831 and is the best known and best preserved country store in Kentucky.

This page is for perpetual written accounts of historical events that have occurred in the city. Anyone who feels they have pertinent information may submit it. This includes all people in or out of Rabbit Hash and could involve any interested adults or children with events or items that are of interest. Items may be submitted for publication on this page where they will remain as part of a historical archive for the city. Items of interest may include noteworthy events, special events of historical importance, information about area growth that pertains to the history of the city, and other pertinent notes. We hope to establish a large data base of information about the history of each city. Historical Societies are encouraged to open their own page on Key to the City for more extensive historical information.

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