The filming of a video promoting local folk hero Simon Kenton is now complete.
Kenton was a pioneer largely responsible for helping settlers to reach this area. Largely unknown in modern times, Kenton is the passion of local man, Mike Rumping, who portrays Simon Kenton in the video.
“Simon Kenton was very under appreciated,” said Rumping. “He didn’t have John Filson writing his novel like Daniel Boone did. Daniel Boone had a lot of respect for Simon Kenton. As a matter of fact, Simon Kenton saved his life. Simon Kenton did more to open up the Northern Kentucky and Ohio frontiers than anyone else. I really think it’s important that people learn about him, and it’s a shame that American history isn’t taught more.”
Filming was done last week in the Acord Cabin in Bethel’s Burke Park. The cabin, said Rumping, represented a similar style to what Kenton would have lived in.