On Saturday, Sept. 16, the Carnegie Public Library, located at the corner of North and East streets in Washington C.H., will host local author Robert Russell at a book signing.
Mr. Russell’s newest book, “I Solemnly Swear,” is a documentary of the sheriffs who have served Fayette County since its inception in 1810. Ten years of research includes where these men came from, highlights of their terms in office, their family life, what they did after leaving office and where they are buried. This last one turned into many hours of driving from state to state to make sure that the information was correct.
This weekend is also Carnegie Library’s Scarecrow Book Sale. Russell will be located in the children’s department from 10 a.m. until noon. Those interested can stop in the library, buy a bag of gently-used books for a dollar, then meet the author and buy a piece of Fayette County history for themselves or as a gift for the historian in your life.
Russell will also be holding a book signing at the Jeffersonville Library on Wednesday, Oct. 11 from 4 until 5:30 p.m.