Elzo Guthrie Elementary School
Elzo Guthrie Elementary School served the families in and around Pansy KY as far back (as I can determine) as 1955, but was finally closed in the 1980s. The building was sold to a local businessman who converted the building into some sort of factory, which was shuttered about 10 or so years ago. The building is now totally stripped out and vandalized (paint ball wars!). Because of the tight fencing around the building, the heavy greenery, and the siting, I was only able to get a decent picture of what was probably the original front of the school. I didn’t take any pictures of the interior because, well, one stripped-out building looks pretty much like any other. I’m told that in 1993 there were 16 schools in Harlan County…now there are only 9. Oh, I looked up Elzo Guthrie. Not a guy you’d want to mess with.