Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Purnell's Piggy Propane
On page 213 in your copy of Weird Kentucky, you'll find the grave of Fred Purnell, Kentucky's sausage king. His is the only gravestone I know of that depicts a package of sausage on it, and a smiling cartoon pig to boot. Purnell's sausage company is still thriving in Shelby County today, and in their front yard there's a huge propane tank mimetically painted to look like - yes - a package of Purnell's sausage!