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Confiscated moonshine still in Jessamine County, 1947

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Jessamine County Sheriff Harvey Partin, left, and Nicholasville Police Chief Carl Bruner examine parts of confiscated 50-gallon moonshine still, May 14, 1947. The equipment consisted of a sour mash barrel, complete worm, condensing barrel, boiler, 12 half-gallon jars and several half-pint bottles. The officers said it had recently be used. Three days later, a jury of 10 men and two women convicted two men with possessing the still. County Judge T.R. Guyn gave them each $250 fines and three months in jail. Published in the Lexington Leader May 15, 1947. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

Jessamine County Sheriff Harvey Partin, left, and Nicholasville Police Chief Carl Bruner examined parts of a confiscated 50-gallon moonshine still onMay 14, 1947. The equipment consisted of a sour mash barrel, a complete worm, a condensing barrel, a boiler, 12 half-gallon jars and several half-pint bottles. The officers said it had recently been used. Three days later, a jury of 10 men and two women convicted two men of possessing the still. County Judge T.R. Guyn gave them each $250 fines and three months in jail. Published in the Lexington Leader on May 15, 1947. Even today, state officials shut down moonshine stills in Kentucky. Click here to see other photos of moonshine posted on our blog. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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