From Kentucky.Vigorous movements on foot to Repel the rebels — Seizure of Railroads, &c.
The Nashville Union, of Sunday last, contains the following items from Kentucky: The Louisville Journal, in noticing the invasion of Kentucky by the Confederate troops, says: ‘ "The reason why the States along and near our Southern border are preparing to send promptly all the forces they can into Kentucky, is obvious. They want to keep the war away from themselves. They desire to preserve their own fields and firesides from its ravages. They are anxious to keep it in our State, or else to push it through our State into Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Western Virginia. For the accomplishment of this work, necessary, in their opinion, to their very existence, they are resolved on sending their whole strength immediately forward to the dark and bloody ground, to render it darker and bloodier. But the true policy of Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois must necessarily be to counteract and defeat this policy of the States on our Southern border. And Kentucky herself knows that, unless the tide now surging over her from the South shall be rolled back, she herself will soon be rendered morally and physically a desert. Then let Kentucky and the friendly States upon her border, prepare with all possible dispatch to repel the hosts that have come and are coming from the South for the purpose of conquest. A tremendously vigorous effort to sweep over Kentucky is about being made, and it must be met with tremendous vigor. We have little fear that it will not be; our own State understands the crisis that is upon her, and Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois appreciate the dangers that threatens them. We confidently believe that within six weeks Tennessee, and not Kentucky, will be the theatre of the war." ’ In this connexion we learn from a passenger who came through from Kentucky yesterday, that the Lincoln Government had taken possession of all the railroads from Louisville east, and Government shipments only are permitted. It was rumored that 50,000 additional troops were to be thrown into Louisville. The Louisville Journal says Messrs. J. T. Speed, of Louisville, and J. T. Boyle of Danville, had reached Louisville, having been successful in procuring arms for Kentucky, among them six batteries of artillery. The Journal says they have plenty of arms now to supply all the Kentucky volunteers, and ‘ "an indefinite number besides."’ A letter to the Louisville Journal from Rumsey, Ky., dated the 1st inst., says: ‘ "We have lots of soldiers here — about 1,000 Union men — and we expect more. They are from Hartford, Ky., Col. Hawkins's regiment.--We are expecting 4,000 to 6,000 Southern soldiers here in a few days. They were in Greenville on Sunday. ’ The stockholders of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad have gone through the farce of electing Directors. Among those chosen, we notice the names of James Guthrie, H. D. Newcomb, J. B. Wilder, and W. F. Cooper. The Frankfort Commonwealth charges Col. Blanton Duncan with being a rascal, and the Louisville Journal endorses it. That is sufficient to make any decent man endorse the Colonel's integrity.