On June 4, 1907, in the offices of the McCracken County Courthouse, the pet squirrel belonging to Judge R.T. Lightfoot was murdered by a rat. The murder itself was quite heinous as the squirrel’s head was drawn through the wire netting of the cage and then bitten until the poor bushy-tailed critter finally gave up its spirit. While Judge Lightfoot pledged up to $100 to bring the culprit to justice, no arrest was ever made.