High Point Farm in Ownership Dispute

High Point Farm could soon be on the auction block due to a disagreement between its owners, Caesar Kimmel and Dr. Edwin W. Thomas.

Kimmel filed a civil suit in Fayette (Lexington, Ky.) Circuit Court on Jan. 8 asking the court to sale the property at public auction and to divide the proceeds equally between the two men. The farm lies between Calumet Farm and Old Frankfort Pike near Lexington.

According to the suit, Kimmel seeks to sell the property because a disagreement between he and Thomas has arisen concerning the value and possible sale of the property. The suit also alleges Thomas has been unwilling to agree to a private sale of the farm. Thomas has 20 days from the date he was served to answer the suit.

Frank T. Becker, attorney for Kimmel, said Thomas is requesting the farm be physically divided. "After Thomas answers the suit, the master commissioner (judge) will decide if the farm is to be sold or to be divided. We are in the process of trying to work everything out."

The farm has been jointly owned between Kimmel and Thomas for about 20 years. Thomas and his son, Jack, both reside on the farm.