Elliston Station, on the Cov. and Lou. R. R, is just 32 miles from your city; and the Ellistons are men worthy of a place in this communication.  An effort is now being made to transfer them to Gallatin.  The territory sought to be cut off from Grant was a few years ago added to Gallatin against the wishes of those transferred, and subsequently restored to Grant.  Now again, a petition has been sent to Frankfort praying that said territory may again be added to Gallatin.  I bespeak the services of the members of Kenton county, in the Legislature, to oppose the petition of those so filled with the idea that in Gallatin their interests would be enhanced.  A remonstrance, signed by others of different opinion, will also be presented, making the privilege of remaining where they are in Grant; and I trust will be favorably heard. Christmasday has come and gone for the year 1869; the year 1870 will soon have been developing itself into the facts of history.  That history God has mercifully hidden from the wisest.  If known to be of good fortune, the human heart, proud and ungrateful, might become callous; if seen as a year of sorrow and trouble, despondency might prostrate man’s powers, and paralyze all effort.  Thanks be to God, the history of 1870 is unknown to us.  “Sufficient for the day is the evil thereof.” 

B. N. Carter


From Covington Journal, January 1, 1870