Officials seek to display rock that sparked 3-year dispute

GREENUP, Ky. (AP) — A boulder that was at the center of a three-year dispute between Kentucky and Ohio officials may be getting a new home where the public can view it.

The Independent ( reports that officials in eastern Kentucky will seek grant money to build a gazebo in South Shore where the 8-ton boulder known as Indian Head Rock can be placed.

The rock was a well-known landmark on the Kentucky side of the Ohio River before it was removed in 2007 by a group who took it to Portsmouth, Ohio, saying it needed to be protected. Kentucky sued to get it back. The rock was returned to Kentucky in 2010 and was put in storage.

Greenup County Judge-Executive Bobby Carpenter says officials want to exhibit the rock in a safe place.


Information from: The Independent,