Spencer Balentine

Paducah Sun-Democrat, via Pogue Library collections

Scattered in the pages of the Paducah Sun-Democrat during the fall and winter of 1940, among accounts of the Nazis’ movements in the Balkans and FDR’s defeat of Wendell Willkie for an unprecedented third term as president, a murder mystery unfolded on the eastern bank of the Tennessee River.

Silver Trail Distillery/Facebook

Marshall County’s Silver Trail Distillery has reached an agreement with the wife of late country singer George Jones to produce a new spirit bearing Jones’ name.

Silver Trail Distiller Balentine Talks Moonshine

Dec 14, 2012
Matt Markgraf-WKMS

Spencer Balentine is owner and head distiller of Silver Trail Distillery in Marshall County. He makes old-fashioned whiskey moonshine, based on a family recipe. Balentine’s product won the 2012 SIP Award for Best Whiskey Moonshine, and his “LBL Moonshine” has recently been picked up by a national distributor.