Samuels, Kentucky: Big Rooster at Rooster Run

A big rooster statue at a gas station wears a bib labeled, "Hello, my name is Ozzy Frank."

Rooster Run General Store

Address:
6516 New Shepherdsville Rd, Samuels, KY
Directions:
On the south side of Hwy 245, roughly midway between I-65 exit 112 and Bardstown.
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Big Rooster

The Red Rooster continues to keep watch in rural Kentucky, just down the road from the Jim Beam distillery in Clermont, KY. This is a quaint country store with gas pumps that is about halfway between Bardstown (Bourbon Whiskey Capital of the World and Clermont, where the sweet smell of bourbon billows through the country air. Jack Kerouac made the place famous.). There is no actual community there, but the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has placed it on its official highway maps in order to support the tradition and economy.

Apparently the Arizona-based rock band The Earps recorded a song called "Rooster Run" that was supposedly inspired by this Kentucky landmark.

[Marc A. Wessels, 02/23/2010]
Big Rooster

Big rooster at local gas station. [Tipster John Blandford notes the "the rooster at Rooster Run wears a bib that says 'Hello, my name is Ozzy Frank'"]

[jim johnson, 07/08/2001]

Our notes show this fella is about 10-feet tall. Rooster Run was also where the supposed most popular souvenir hat in the nation could be found -- a nothing-special cap with "Rooster Run" embossed on it.

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