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1992 Articles

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The 1992 collection of Madison’s Heritage articles features a variety of subject matter, with articles on education, events, transportation, and government among other topics. Dr. Grise gives an overview of the tornado that hit Madison County in 1974, during the fifth year of the Madison’s Heritage column. Several articles give further information on Eastern including student life, dorm life, and the founding of the Stateland Farm. “School Nicknames, Colors” gives interesting information on local schools. Articles on the Battle of Richmond and Daniel Boone highlight some of the most important events in our county’s history. “A Thumbnail History of Madison County” gives an overview of the early history of Madison County. “The Ferry at Poosey Ridge” details the ferries that once existed all around the county, while a series of articles on the RNIB Railroad describe this important railway. Several other articles give information on county Baptist churches.

Who were local officials, back in 1981? Well, James Todd was the mayor and James Worley was the city manager. Commissioners were Mike Brewer, Mrs. Constance Lawson, Monty Joe Lovell, and William Strong. Russell Lane was chief of police and William…

I recently ran up on some interesting facts about Madison County in an article by Dr. Jonathan T. Dorris, onetime professor of history at Eastern, founder of Eastern's museum and early author of Madison County history. Here are some of them.

The…

For those readers who are new in our community here is a thumbnail history.

Madison County was formed in 1785 out of Lincoln County and was number seven in line. It was a big county and gave up part of its territory to form Garrard, Estill,…

A front page headline in the Register of October 4, 1919, stated "Phones Must Go Back to Old Rate." This surprising development was caused by an unusual set of circumstances.

In the early 1900's, the Cumberland Telephone Co. of Nashville, Tenn., a…

At six o'clock on the evening of Thursday, May 22, 1924, a special L&N train pulled into the Richmond depot. From the ten Pullman cars poured out some 150 CEO's and business managers from Louisville. They were on a tour of Kentucky cities and towns…