What could this sign mean on the outskirts of Rabbit Hash, Kentucky on the banks of the Ohio River? The town’s only claim to fame is a dog called Goof that became Mayor in 1998, followed by Junior who handed in his dinner pail in 2008. When last we heard Lucy Lou was still chewing on the mayoral finery without a worry in the world.

So is the hash the mash of rabbits that trucks leave on the road as they roar past? Nothing could be further from the truth. A time ago, there was a general store that found an ingenious use for bunnies that stole the locals’ lettuces. Soon hungry ferry people were saying “let’s take in rabbit hash tonight” and so a legend was born.