Controversial Indian Head Rock

By: Dave Benton Email
By: Dave Benton Email

A legendary Indian head rock from the Ohio River is on display, and Thursday people celebrated a piece of the past, before it heads to court.

Last fall an Ohio recovery team pulled the rock from the Ohio River at Portsmouth, and Kentuckians accused the Ohio team of stealing their rock.

Now a Kentucky prosecutor has subpoenaed the Portsmouth mayor to appear before a grand jury next week, claiming he violated an antiquities act.

A state representative at the rally Thursday night said if a law was broken, it wasn't intentional.

The corps of engineers said the rock belongs to Kentucky, and when it was taken, the Ohio team violated the Federal Rivers and Harborment Act of 1899.

There is no word if federal charges will be filed.


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