Ky. attorney general sues Ohio over rock squabble – Yahoo! News

indian-head-rockDigg Facebook Newsvine del.icio.us Reddit StumbleUpon Technorati Yahoo! Bookmarks Print By JOE BIESK, Associated Press Writer Joe Biesk, Associated Press Writer – Tue Feb 3, 9:56 pm ETFRANKFORT, Ky. – The fight over a rock that lay for years at the bottom of the Ohio River spilled into federal court Tuesday when Kentucky sued an Ohio city, seeking the boulder’s return.

Attorney General Jack Conway sued the city of Portsmouth, Ohio, and three men in federal court Tuesday over the 8-ton boulder known as Indian Head Rock. The lawsuit seeks the rock’s return to Kentucky and the cost of damages.

The historic rock bears numerous carvings of initials, names and a crude face and once jutted above the surface of the river, serving as a navigation marker for boaters. However, it was overtaken by the river in about the 1920s and was submerged until September 2007, when a historian in Ohio led a team to remove it, saying it was in danger of being damaged or lost forever.

The boulder now rests in a city garage in Portsmouth, Ohio, along the Ohio River about 110 miles southeast of Cincinnati.

“We tried to negotiate for several months in good faith and we were unable to reach an agreement,” Conway spokeswoman Allison Martin%

via Ky. attorney general sues Ohio over rock squabble – Yahoo! News.

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