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December 17, 2017
WOUB Local News
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Fight over a rock turned into a festival
(2008-07-04)
(WOUB) - The rock fight that's been going on between Ohio and Kentucky is once again surfacing, now that the city of Portsmouth is planning its first ever festival to celebrate the stone at the center of the controversy.

The Indian Head Rock, which features carvings and etchings thought to be hundreds of years old, was pulled from the Ohio River last fall and is now in a city garage in Portsmouth.

But officials in Kentucky say the rock is part of the commonwealth's history, and they want it back.

State Representative Todd Book says the city wants to take advantage of the publicity surrounding the boulder battle.

The Indian Head Rock will be on display at the Portsmouth Rock Festival today and a replica rock will also be available for pictures and for visitors to carve their own messages.

Meanwhile, the man accused of rolling the rock out of the Ohio River is facing felony charges in Kentucky, for removing an object of antiquity.
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