William F. Carman

Saving Noah: Love, Murder, and Kentucky Politics

In 1932, Sheriff Noah Tipton of Rockcastle County, Kentucky, was shot and killed on the streets of Mount Vernon. Although arrested and convicted, the killer was soon pardoned by Governor Ruby Lafoon in what can only be described as partisan politics.
In an act of loyalty to their slain sheriff, Noah’s wife Lillie Tipton was named his successor just four days after his death, becoming one of the first female sheriffs in the Commonwealth.

Researched and written by Tipton’s great-grandson, Saving Noah describes the murder, the subsequent trial, and the political dealings that let a killer go free, plus the enduring love of friends and family in small town America

William F. Carman

William Carman is a hunting and fishing guide and successful outdoor writer. His stories have appeared in Traditional Bowhunter Magazine, Primitive Archer, TradArchers’ World, Bugle Magazine, and Lexington Family. He won the national Outdoor Life Book Club Short Story contest and has written three books of hunting and fishing essays. Saving Noah is his first venture into the true crime genre.

He and his wife live in Lexington, Kentucky, where he is teaching his grandchildren the ways of the woods. Bill can be reached at www.kentuckywildoutdoors.com.

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