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Old 12-14-2008, 07:36 AM
 
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Supposedly the old quarry (that is now filled with water) near Preston and the Gene Snyder had tunnels that went quite a ways 'in' towards the city - rumored even as far as the zoo. The tunnels were wide enough for a truck.
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Old 12-14-2008, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Supposedly the old quarry (that is now filled with water) near Preston and the Gene Snyder had tunnels that went quite a ways 'in' towards the city - rumored even as far as the zoo. The tunnels were wide enough for a truck.
Are they the tunnels that are now the Louisville underground?
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Old 12-15-2008, 05:37 AM
 
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Heh, one of my special memories of living in Valley Station was the artillery at Knox when they were having manouvers.

Also, back when I lived there in the 1970s, they had those Hueys on base. The Hueys would come over on I guess forward observer missions , flying in over our subdivision with their big searchlight underneath and we kids would run underneath them trying to get them to spot us.

Fun stuff!

But yeah, the rolling thunder of the artillery, rattling the china cabinet.

Knoxie was certainly a presence down in SW County
Yeah, I'm in Valley Station (intersection of Deering and VS road) and it was definitely artillery, it just had more of a "feel" to it than usual. More boom factor, I guess. Usually it sounds like distant thunder, but this was thunder that shook the house!

And we still get the searchlight planes from time to time; the kids get a kick out of them. "Ooh, mom, look! D'ya think mebbe they're lookin for escaped crazies or criminals maybe?"
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Old 12-15-2008, 06:14 AM
 
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Yeah, I'm in Valley Station (intersection of Deering and VS road) and it was definitely artillery, it just had more of a "feel" to it than usual. More boom factor, I guess. Usually it sounds like distant thunder, but this was thunder that shook the house!

And we still get the searchlight planes from time to time; the kids get a kick out of them. "Ooh, mom, look! D'ya think mebbe they're lookin for escaped crazies or criminals maybe?"
LOL How cute!!!!
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Old 12-18-2008, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Elizabethtown, KY
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I felt and heard it also. Isn't the Armor Division moving out? I guess that will be the end of the boom boom years.
The Armor School at Ft Knox will be consolidating with the Infantry School at Fort Benning, GA starting next year. The move should be complete by the end of 2011. There is an Infantry Brigade scheduled to begin arriving in 2009 and they will always keeps the ranges "booming" for years to come. Also, the world class training facilities at Fort Knox are planned to stay open to Army and Marine units to come here and train, so don't expect Fort Knox to go silent anytime soon. That's the sound of Freedom you're hearing!
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Old 12-18-2008, 05:02 PM
 
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Oh, I hear the booms y'all were talking about the other night. It was definately Ft Knox!
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Old 12-18-2008, 05:50 PM
 
Location: NOVA
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..and twice a year the weekend is filled with the machine gun shoot (April and October). www.machinegunshoot.com
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