On Oct. 14, 1892, the Owensboro Messenger newspaper printed a story about a feud between two Warren County families. The article’s subtitle said: “Two Families Fall Out and Now the Members Go Gunning For Each Other Every Opportunity.”

The feud started when Riverside residents James L. Rone and H.C. Norris met at a merry-making event and got into a shooting match. “Norris was shot in the head” but eventually recovered.

Rone and his friend Charley Meredith passed by the Norris homestead soon after and were fired upon.

More than 20 shots were exchanged, but no one was hurt.

– “Way Back When in Warren County” is compiled by researchers at the Warren County Public Library and appears twice weekly in the Bowling Green Daily News. For more information about the library, visit warrenpl.org.

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