MUHLENBERG COUNTY, KY (11/7/11) - Mike Moore probably knows more about local murders than anyone else in the area. In 2004, he published his book, “Murders in Muhlenberg County” which documented 288 murders between the years of 1900 and 2000. His current book is “Murders in McLean County” and features 48 murders between the years of 1795 and the present. The book has 208 pages, 76 photos and took two years of research to complete.
 
Moore was a coal miner in 1993 when the miners went on strike. He decided to do some research on the unsolved murder of his grandfather from the year 1947. His mission was to prove whether his uncle did or did not murder his grandfather. “If anyone in the family knew, they took it to their grave. I asked my dad on his death bed but he said, 'I couldn't say one way or another and I wouldn't say one way or another'.”
 
Moore did some writing as a child with his first attempt being a book about baseball. He has also written many songs as he is an accomplished musician, playing the steel guitar. Moore has written two other books, “The Hanging of Harrison Alexander” and “The House on Old Brownie Road”. He recently found out that he had missed a murder in Muhlenberg County and hopes to do a revision of that book to add the new information.
 
Moore has been married to his wife, Christy, for 30 years. They have five children and 19 grandchildren. They are members of South Carrollton Missionary Baptist Church in Muhlenberg County.
 
Moore unveiled his latest book at the McLean County Public Library in Livermore on Friday, October 28. The book signing brought out over 30 people. Moore is in the process of planning another book signing to be held in the near future.
 
If you would like your own copy of Murders In McLean County, they can be purchased at either the McLean County Public Library or the Muhlenberg County Public Library. If you would like a copy shipped to you, contact Mike Moore at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
Leigh Douglas
SurfKY News

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Work Begins Today on First United Bank Plaza

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/29/15) — The city has awarded a bid to a Madisonville company for the construction of the First… Read More

Heavy Rains, Two Wrecks Impede WKP Travel

NORTONVILLE, Ky. (7/28/15) ― Kentucky State Police Post 2 investigated a one-vehicle accident near the 44-mile marker… Read More
1 DOW 17,751.39
+121.12 (0.69%)    
2 S&P 2,108.57
+15.32 (0.73%)    
3 NASDAQ 5,111.73
+22.53 (0.44%)    

Most Read This Week

July 23, 2015 14687

UPDATE: Family Confirms Body of Missing Teen…

by Shawn Freels, SurfKY News
July 27, 2015 5121

Death of Central City Man in Dawson Springs Under…

by SurfKY News
July 23, 2015 4395

Woman Accused of Striking Juvenile with Metal Belt

by SurfKY News
July 22, 2015 4386

No. 9 Steakhouse Suffers Fire; Owners Vow to…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 27, 2015 3629

School System Announces Free Lunch/Breakfast at…

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

July 02, 2015 19480

Emergency Response Team on Scene of Standoff on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 17, 2015 15606

Muhlenberg Most Wanted - Top 10

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

July 28, 2015 1912

Hanson Youth Wins Soap Box Derby World…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 28, 2015 1786

Heavy Rains, Two Wrecks Impede WKP Travel

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 28, 2015 1409

Hopkins County Grand Jury Indictments

by SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 1368

Miss Hopkins County Fair 2015 Chosen

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 28, 2015 1249

Bud's Gun Shop to Re-Open Uncle Lee's

by SurfKY News
July 28, 2015 1121

Hopkins County Misdemeanor Indictments

by SurfKY News
July 28, 2015 1068

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
July 28, 2015 1011

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 843

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - July 29, 2015

by SurfKY News
July 28, 2015 819

Hopkins County Traffic Advisory

by SurfKY News