Hatfield and McCoy Service @ the Randall McCoy Well

A special service will be held at Randall McCoy Well Sunday September 24th, 2017 in Hardy Kentucky.

Hatfield and McCoy descendants will gather together at the Randall McCoy Well.

New Year’s night, 1888, The Hatfield’s raided Randall McCoy’s cabin to execute the witnesses. Throughout the two-hour raid, Randall McCoy’s son and daughter were both killed. Randall’s wife was beaten near death, and the cabin burnt to the ground.

After this incident, Roseanna died, some say of a broken heart. Randall and Sarah McCoy moved to Pikeville to flee the Hatfield’s. Devil Anse converted to Christianity and was baptized. They passed away one by one.

In 2000, the first Hatfield and McCoy reunion was held and brought together these once feuding families. June 14, 2003 marked the official end to the feud.

Hatfield descendent, Bob Scott will open the service and then McCoy. descendent Ron McCoy will speak. Billy Hatfield, Devil Anse Hatfield’s great grandson, will be leading the service.

Jason Goble and Troy Burchett will be performing live gospel music.

This special service is held to show the unity between the Hatfield’s and McCoy’s. Two families, once feuding, are brought together by heritage.

Interactive Lecture Series: Civil War on the Upper Big Sandy 1861-62

The Big Sandy Heritage Center will be hosting Interactive Lecture Series: Civil War on the Upper Big Sandy 1861-62, Saturday, July 29, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Presenter Randall Osborne will be bringing the history to life with a discussion and Q&A. Refreshments will be served to participants. This is a museum open house event, no admission will be charged, but donations will be taken. This is a great opportunity to share your family stories with others!

Pre-registration is preferred, call (606) 766-1025.

Big Sandy Heritage Center Gallery

Shelby Homecoming Railroad Reunion

The 24rd Annual Shelby Homecoming 
Railroad Reunion
 is coming Saturday, June 24, 2017, from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Grace Baptist Church of Shelbiana.

Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy this year’s Shelby Homecoming Railroad Reunion! Festivities begin at 9:30 a.m., with registration, food setup and music in the activity room. The opening ceremony will be held at 11:00 a.m. Bring a covered dish and your favorite railroad stories!

2017 Program

Saturday, June 24, 2017 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Event will be held inside of the Grace Baptist Church
9:30 a.m. — Registration — Set Up Food ****

11:00 a.m. — 2017 Opening Ceremonies

Welcome: Representative of Grace Baptist Church
Wayne T. Rutherford — President Shelby Railroad Reunion
Virgil Osborne: The Pledge of Allegiance

Time to Reflect

Introduce Shelby RR Reunion Homecoming Committee

2017 Hall of Fame

Pike County Tourism CVB & Board Members:
Bob Scott, Board Member
Debra Huffman, Board Member
Jay Shepherd, Marketing Director
Joshua Huffman, Board Member
Judi Conway Patton, Chair
Lenna Goff, Office Manager
Loraine Lowe, Board Member
Ocelene Hall, Board Member
Teresa Duncan, Board Member
Tony K. Tackett, Executive Director

Presentation — Joyce Charles Clark Memorial Scholarship 2017

Each year, the Joyce Clark scholarship is awarded to students in the Big Sandy Valley who has a family member that is working, or has worked at the Shelbiana railroad yard of C.S.X. Corporation. A scholarship committee selects students based on a written application and evaluation of their academic credentials. The minimum award per student is $1,000 and the student must be present to receive the scholarship award.



Joyce Charles Clark Scholarship Committee
Virgil Osborne: Chairman
Loraine Lowe: Vice Chair
Wayne T. Rutherford
Marie Childers
Ben Blackburn
Richard Lowe
Patricia Rutherford

Sponsored by Shelby Railroad Reunion Host Committee in partnership with William (Bill) Clark Enterprises & Pike County Tourism CVB


12:15 p.m. Time to Bless the Food
Representative of Grace Baptist Church


3:00 p.m. *New River Train Excursion Drawing
The Collis P. Huntington Railroad Historical Society, Inc., is a sponsor of the 2017 Reunion. Register to win two train excursion tickets from Huntington to Hinton, WV on Amtrak’s Cardinal. Enjoy first class, delicious meals, etc., OCTOBER 2017!


Gary Justice Wayne T. Rutherford Jerry Slone
*Must be present to win.