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Pike Co. officials ask for searches at Hatfield-McCoy sites

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - Pike County was put in the national spotlight after The History Channel's 'Hatfield and McCoy' mini-series aired and interest in this feud is showing no signs of slowing down.

The phenomenon continues to grow as artifacts have been found. The National Geographic Channel's 'Diggers' searched the property in Pike County that once belonged to Randall McCoy. Several items were found including bullets and a chunk of the burnt cabin.

Now, Pike County officials are urging the Kentucky Heritage Council to conduct more digs. Pike County Judge Executive Wayne T. Rutherford explains, "With the understanding that the artifacts be used and not removed out of state permanently, you can loan them to anybody but make sure they remain in the hands of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and county of Pike."

Pike County will be holding the first ever Hatfield and McCoy Heritage Days this Labor Day weekend.

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