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The Kentucky Goatman’s Sunday News and Views

The Goatman was the star of Ron Schildknecht’s 1988 film, “The Legend of the Pope Lick Monster.”

The Goatman was the star of Ron Schildknecht's 1988 film, "The Legend of the Pope Lick Monster."

The Goatman was the star of Ron Schildknecht’s 1988 film, “The Legend of the Pope Lick Monster.”

Kentucky is home to an overwhelming amount of supernatural and strange activity.  Waverly Hills Sanatorium is one of the scariest places in the world, squatchers roam the woods of Central Kentucky at night, and we all remember the Werewolves of Waddy.  However, none of those creatures can hold a scary tune next to the Monster of Pope Lick.

The Goatman’s home is near the old trestle of the Northern Suffolk Railway that crosses Floyd’s Fork near Fisherville, KY.  Legend has a few stories of the Goatman’s origins.  One tale says the menace is the reincarnation of an estranged goat farmer that made a deal with the devil, signing away his soul away for Satanic powers.  Another story says that a circus train derailed near the trestle, allowing the circus freak “Goatman” to escape into the wilderness where he vows revenge for being mistreated.  The Goatman isn’t like the mythic faun; he is a big, hairy, powerful, and grotesque human being with an alabaster-skin face and long horns.  He is said to be so ugly that the mere sight of him causes people to leap off the trestle to their death.  It is also said that he has the power of hypnosis, drawing people to the trestle before a train knocks them to their death.

The next time you take the drive from Louisville to Taylorsville, be cautious near the old train trestle.  You never know what you might see…

Avery Williamson is a Tennesee Titan

The biggest smile on the bluegrass is heading to his home state to play professionally for the Tennessee Titans.  The Milan, TN native was selected in the fifth round as the 151st pick overall.  ESPN’s Todd McShay said after the pick, “Kentucky linebackers transfer pretty well to the NFL.  They make a million tackles in college.”  Not only does he get to be close to his family and the massive BBN contingency in Nashville, but he will get a little help alongside former Wildcat linebacker Wesley Woodyard.  The Broncos were the Big Blue defense of the NFL last year but it looks like that has shifted to Tennessee.

Now Aaron Flener has an excuse to actually make it inside LP Field for a game this year.

Mister Cobble agrees to an undrafted free agent contract with the Broncos, Donte Rumph with the Falcons

After the draft drama ended for the day, it was time for some undrafted free agent signings. Kentucky’s DT Mister Cobble got in on the action as he agreed to an undrafted free agent contract with the Denver Broncos. The Broncos have become Kentucky 2.0 in recent years, making major contributors out of guys who flew under the radar in college.

A few moments later Josh Edwards reported that DT Donte Rumph signed an undrafted free agent contract with the Atlanta Falcons.

More Yahtzees! to come? 

Coach Stoops started the summer off with a bang, bringing in three big-time prospects at positions of need in a span of seven days.  Stoops isn’t slowing down anytime soon, with plenty of talent in town this weekend to see campus.  One of the best prospects in town is 4-star linebacker Darrin Kirkland Jr. of Indianapolis North Lawrence High School.  The Cats already have two outside linebacker commits in 2015 (Eli Brown, Jordan Jones) but would love to add the #5 inside linebacker for a dangerous group of ‘backers in the 4-3 defense.



John Wall’s got some work to do

The Zard’s started their second round series strong with a 102-96 win in Indiana.  Roy Hibbert didn’t score or get a rebound in Game 1, but his 28-point Game 2 enlightenment has crippled Washington, which finds itself down 2-1 after last night’s 85-63 loss.  Turnovers and poor shooting have led to their demise, and if Washington wants a shot at Lebron and the Miami Heat they NEED a win at home tomorrow night.

You can catch Game 4 tomorrow at 8:00 on ESPN and ESPN Radio.

Tennis and Softball

The Men’s Tennis team advanced to the Sweet 16 in dramatic fashion, posting a come from behind win over Clemson earlier today. Unfortunately, one of Kentucky’s stars and the star intern from KSR’s radio show, Tom Jomby, was injured during play. We wish a speedy recovery to Jomby.

The women’s softball team fell in the SEC championship game to Georgia. Kentucky’s ace on the mound, Kelsey Nunley, didn’t make the start today after pitching over 400 pitches this weekend.

Jeff Ruby is a wise man.

After the Bengals selected former Alabama QB A.J. McCarron, the man that knows a thing or two about steak had this to say.


Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

23 Comments for The Kentucky Goatman’s Sunday News and Views

  1. Bomani Jones
    10:50 pm May 10, 2014 Permalink

    I currently have Michael Sam kissing his white boyfriend as my twitter avatar. WTF is wrong with me?

  2. General T Pickett
    10:51 pm May 10, 2014 Permalink

    That Waverly Santamarium stuff is real. I seen it firsthand.

    • Jeff Garlin
      9:16 am May 11, 2014 Permalink


    • schwing
      10:41 am May 11, 2014 Permalink

      yeah, ramhead monsters, bigfoot, jesus. they’re all out there, right?

    • Derp
      12:44 pm May 11, 2014 Permalink

      @schwig… You’re a naive, ignorant, and dumb human being if you don’t believe that ghosts and spirits are real. Not saying the goatman is real, but ghosts and spirits are just as real as you and me

    • Derp
      12:48 pm May 11, 2014 Permalink

      Also, I’m not religious at all, but you do realize that Jesus was a real person, don’t you?

  3. Wildcats
    11:09 pm May 10, 2014 Permalink

    Funny picture of Dominique Hawkins getting his hair shampooed.

  4. Cleavon Little
    11:13 pm May 10, 2014 Permalink

    This is Baaaaddddd!!!!!

  5. Mike Gillespie
    11:24 pm May 10, 2014 Permalink

    It’s NORFOLK SOUTHERN Railroad near Fisherville … and Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis.

  6. David
    11:42 pm May 10, 2014 Permalink

    Wow Derrick Kirkland Jr. looks like he could start middle linebacker in the NFL tomorrow. I sure hope he comes to Kentucky and pairs up with Eli Brown and Jordan Jones, that would be one hell of linebacker crew. If that is his dad in the photo maybe he has some eligibility left, he looks like he could play strong safety haha.

  7. Bill
    12:00 am May 11, 2014 Permalink

    …that “gurgling” sound you hear is the Bat Cats season going down the drain…AGAIN…year after year – I guess because Mitch gave us Cal, he thinks Bat Cat fans deserve Henderson for some reason – GEEZ!

  8. CardFan502
    12:22 am May 11, 2014 Permalink

    UoLs new fan base motto- if we arne’t wining, its cuz yall cheating

    • danger
      10:31 am May 11, 2014 Permalink

      Where did this even come from? This article said nothing about UL… but for the record, UK is the most NCAA violations of any school in the go figure.

    • schwing
      10:42 am May 11, 2014 Permalink

      i know. those violations like rod strickland giving advice to a player sure do add up, don’t they?

    • Mmmm, nooooo.....
      10:48 am May 11, 2014 Permalink

      Kansas has five, Kentucky has four and UCLA has three. IU and UofL are tied for fourth place.

  9. Duckman
    12:59 am May 11, 2014 Permalink

    Walked across that in 1988. It’s was kinda creepy up there

  10. JVice
    2:49 am May 11, 2014 Permalink

    Hold a scary tune? I dunno.. Maybe “candle” instead?

  11. holler man
    7:14 am May 11, 2014 Permalink

    I have observed the goat creature at several KY Wal-Marts on the first of the month. It is no secret goat people are out there and the government is clearly supporting this project.

  12. art vandalay
    8:39 am May 11, 2014 Permalink

    What was once thought to be the goatman of KY was recently discovered to be Billy G. The cries of children people say he used to lure kids onto the tracks were just Billy attempting to lure 7th graders onto the trestle as a way to scare them into signing a LOI.

  13. cris
    8:45 am May 11, 2014 Permalink

    Drive under those trestles every day…..still haven’t seen anything

  14. Bird
    9:52 am May 11, 2014 Permalink

    Kirkland looks like Junior Seau!

  15. Ned Tugent
    5:34 pm May 11, 2014 Permalink

    If you think the Goatman is scary, check out the Gnome in Porterville, Cal. Saw both these stories on Monsters and Mysteries in America… good show.

  16. Ansel
    8:14 am May 12, 2014 Permalink

    Kirkland photo looks like one of those wild west photos back when no one was happy and they had no idea what a “camera” was and were scared sh*tless about what was going to happen.