165 Fire Victims To Be Remembered

30 years to the day after one of Kentucky's worst disasters, a memorial service will be held for victims of the Beverly Hills Supper Club fire.

The fire killed 165 people in Southgate in 1977. The ceremony will be held at the base of the hill that housed the fashionable night spot that went up in flames.

In its heyday, the Beverly Hills Supper Club was a showcase, a place in northern Kentucky where people came to see big name entertainment.

Then came May 28, 1977. The fire literally erupted, spread quickly, inside. There was panic when the fire broke out. Some of the doors were locked and people were trapped.

Firefighters and police officers, as well as survivors and relatives of the victims, are all expected to attend the memorial at 6:00 on May 28th.


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  • by Shelia Location: Batavia on May 24, 2007 at 10:45 AM
    I remember that night as though it were yesterday. We walked out of the bowling alley in Norwood that night, to see the air filled with something. It took a few moments to realize it was ash, falling from the sky. It seemed so strange. It was in the car on the way home we heard the news of the fire, and thinking of how intense it was for ashes to be carried that far. The following morning brought the reality of the severity of the tragedy that had unfolded the night before. Knowing the great amount of lives lost hit home to my Father, who lost his cousin and her husband. He took it extremely hard, for his relatives in his Mother's family had so many past tragedies in their lives, and yet another, and knowing how awful it must of been to die that way. I always have that horrible tragedy on my mind, from that day I still look for the closest exits, and make sure I am never far from then. I know there is a Memorial Monday at 6:00 p.m., but I feel the need to visit the actual site, not just a Memorial elsewhere, and to place a flower there for my Father's cousin.

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