Article | A whim purchase leads to find of lost ring

Posted by BG Daily News, Saturday October 27, 2012.

A western Kentucky man who bought a beat up metal detector on a whim at a yard sale used his new toy to rediscover a lost anniversary gift.

David Tincher of Madisonville paid $10 for the detector on Monday, started poking around the yard. Tincher told The Messenger the initial search went slowly a few nails and some old tools at the house built in 1792.

After a while, Tincher and his wife Judy searched near a tree where the beeper on the detector went off.

“Something set the beeper off, and my friend dug up a small pile of sod and dirt,” David Tincher said.

In the dirt, Tincher found a large gold ring inlaid with diamonds _ an anniversary gift from his wife of 51 years. Judy Tincher gave him the ring in September 2000 and he lost it a month later while raking leaves.

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