Targeting Your Hometown: Rocky Hill

By: Heath Myrick
By: Heath Myrick

This week the dart hit the community of Rocky Hill in Barren County. Just off of Highway 255, you'll find a quiet community of around 600 residents, which is home to three, churches, a general store and possess a rich history.

Rocky Hill sits just off of Barren River Lake. In the summer, the community's population swells and so does the business at the Rocky Hill General Store. The store has been in operation for more than 70 years, although it had several different owners. Joe Green's father operated it for 21 years, now he's taken it over. Inside you can find homemade handbags, bread, chips, soda, as well as supplies for the farm. However, the real treat comes around lunch when customers sit down to enjoy country cuisine.

If you're hungry for history, simply step out the front door to find a historic landmark famous for making rifles. Prized by fronteirsmen and now rare collectors items, Settles Rifles were constructed by 3
Settle generations in Barren County. However, it all started in Rocky Hill in the 1800's. William Settle manufactured his first flintlock rifle at his home adjacent to the store. His son and grandsons would later carry on the same tradition.

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