Licking River

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Lick·ing River

A river of northeast Kentucky flowing about 515 km (320 mi) northwest to the Ohio River at Covington.
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On the first day of January, 1778, I went with a party of thirty men to the Blue Licks, on Licking River, to make salt for the different garrisons in the country.
Bird, attacked Riddle's and Martin's stations, at the Forks of Licking River, with six pieces of artillery.
They had marched beyond the Blue Licks to a remarkable bend of the main fork of Licking River, about forty-three miles from Lexington, as it is particularly represented in the map, where we overtook them on the nineteenth day.
Bogart's 1854 book, "Daniel Boone, and the Hunters of Kentucky." The principal spring was situated on the northern bank of the Licking River.
They are located in the Licking River in Eastern Kentucky, Lower Green River in Northwestern Kentucky, and Bayou de Chien‐Mayfield Creek in Southwestern Kentucky.
MORGAN'S fiction has appeared in Willard & Maple, The Distillery, Pearl, Spire, The South Dakota Review, Mars Hill Review, Licking River Review, Schuylkill Valley Journal, Cadillac Cicatrix, Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, Permafrost, Interim, Innisfree, Talon Magazine, and other magazines.
This action greatly improved water quality in the Licking River watershed and aided in restoration of the listed fanshell (Cyprogenia stegaria) and clubshell (Pleurobema clava) mussels.
Lake waters ultimately overtopped a drainage divide south of Hanover causing the erosion of Black Hand Gorge and reversal of the Licking River drainage.
When the first settlers, mostly from Virginia, came to Rowan County area in 1773 to claim land grants for service in the Revolutionary War, many of them settled in the fertile valleys along the Licking River and Triplett Creek.
The downtown Falmouth offices and much of the paper's equipment and records were destroyed when the Licking River flood struck March 1, but this 90-year-old weekly didn't miss an issue.