Owingsville has a rich and storied past, but perhaps it's the words found scribbled in peculiar places that tell something more.A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to go inside the Bath County Courthouse's bell tower for the first time, accompanied by Emergency Management Director Jason York and his step-daughter Kenzie. On one of the boards, there were names scribbled with dates from as far back as 1917 on it; surprisingly well preserved over all this time. As we made our way downstairs, one cryptic message was found written on a wall behind a door. This message wouldn't normally be visible and is almost hidden behind the door, but is written in an old style of lettering. But first, a little back story.