I hear you, grew up in KY also, I am 74, I tell most people at the pool hall about bank pool when I was growing. I remember the first table walking into our pool has only ad red balls on it, just for bank pool nothing else, those were the good old days, pill pool for a quarter.
David, I am a Kentucky boy myself, born in Dawson Springs, western KY. Went to school at Western during the Johnny Edwards years in Bowling
Green. You can call me and we can talk about the cue, I am old school (73) it is the nicest cue I have seen, but just don't use it, I use a Wes Hunter
for playing and have for 15 years. Call or text me at 407-963-1010.