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Dycusburg Greets Matthews With Warm Welcome Home added September 2007
Dycusburg Days honors Spc. Chase Matthews, wounded Iraq war veteran. The town of Dycusburg gathers to celebrate his arrival back home.
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A Visit to Dycusburg in 1900 added May 2007
In November 1900, representatives from The Crittenden Press came to visit the Democratic community of Dycusburg, providing an interesting story upon their return.
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Crittenden County Notecards for Sale added Feb. 2007
Highly talented artist Kenneth Campbell, born in Crittenden County in 1942, painted pieces that reflect his love for the people and scenes of Crittenden County.
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Seven Springs Provided Name for Community added Jan. 2007
Seven Springs Missionary Baptist Church between Dycusburg and Frances is one of the older churches in the county.
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Dycusburg Man Has Unique Hobby added Sept. 2006
Jim Chaney, 71, of Dycusburg spends time building state license plate birdhouses. He only needs 17 more counties (out of Kentucky's 120) to complete the collection.
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Forrest Carlisle Pogue Marker added July 2006
In the summer of 2006, a marker honoring Dycusburg High School graduate Forrest Carlisle Pogue was erected at the Crittenden County Public Library in Marion.
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Dycusburg News added November 2005
Each week, The Crittenden Press prints the news from Dycusburg. Read it here.
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Forgotten Passages added August 2005
Local historian Brenda Underdown supplies our site with a series of articles from her popular history and genealogy column in The Crittenden Press.
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A Storyteller From a Distant Age added June 2005
Allie Whitt knew the art of spinning a tale as explained in this column by Joe Aaron, longtime writer for the Evansville Courier.
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Maple Sink Started From Sinkhole added June 2005
Read the history of Maple Sink and learn how it was formed in the late 1800s.
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Crittenden County Election Results November 2004
The GOP made nearly a clean sweep in the general election in Crittenden County, and also voted in a landslide vote to define marriage as between a man and a woman. Check out the full results of the county's vote on this page, in partnership with The Crittenden Press.
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Dycusburg Biographies Summer 2004
Nine pages of biographical information on citizens of Dycusburg: Eugene Brown, Daniel B. Cassidy, S.H. Cassidy, Samuel G. Clark, J.H. Clifton, Green B. Crawford, Samuel F. Crider, William S. Dycus, Philip Grasham, Dr. James M. Graves, Dr. William S. Graves, Francis Eugene Graves, W.C. Guess, A.S. Hard, G.T. Harris, Ida Harris, C. Hodge, H.H. Loving, Isaac W. McCollum.
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Dycusburg Police Docket (1874-1902) Summer 2004
Dycusburg has always had a reputation for being a rough river town. You can read the actual documented cases of public drunkenness, recklessly riding horses through town, playing a fiddle and dancing in the streets of Dycusburg on Sunday and using abusive and indecent language. Also included is a petition from 1854 to the judge of Crittenden County that pleads not to grant license for the sale of "arden spirits as beverage" because of their "deleterious effects and the evils resulting from the use and sale." Download this 116 page document.
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Dycusburg Newspaper Abstracts Summer 2004
Read 145 pages of Dycusburg newspaper abstracts from The Crittenden Press. Starting in Dec. 1878 and ending with Feb. 1908, this is 30 years' worth of interesting news that provides a vivid glimpse into the town history.
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Dycusburg Census Records Summer 2004
Census information from 1860, 1870, 1880, 1890 and 1910 in this 66-page Word document.
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Dispute Over a Boat in Dycusburg Summer 2004
A "Petition in Equity." Richard M. Johnson et al vs. Milo Smith, Sumner Marble & Anthony Birdwell, dated September 18th, 1851. The names of the men involved are: R. M. Johnson, John N. Stephens, Theophilius Cooksey, John Shadowen, William A. Brooks, Joseph M. Clark, S. McWaters. Courtesy of Kay Waters Sakaris.
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Bluegrass in His Blood Spring 2004
David Patton, a native of Lyon County, Ky., wrote a song about Henry Bennett who was killed by the Night Riders. In this online exclusive interview with Patton, read how the song came about.
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Paddy's Bluff ATV Retreat July 2003
Read more about this latest tourist attraction in the Dycusburg area, as reported by The Crittenden Press.
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Forrest Carlisle Pogue, Jr. May 2003
The official historian of George C. Marshall, Crittenden County's Pogue was a pioneer in developing oral history techniques.
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They'd Do Anything to Help You Out April 2003
Read a river rat's experience on the Cumberland River and what he thought when he hit our little town at Dycusburg.
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A Stitch in Time March 2003
Carlon Howard celebrated his 90th birthday.
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George Hart
Read this letter to the editor to the Kentucky Explorer about Frances basketball legend George Hart.
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A Tribute to My Brother
My brother, Mickey Lee Travis, was killed in a coal mining accident in Western Kentucky in August 2002.
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Frances, Kentucky
A book about the town of Frances has been published. The town of Frances, located in Southern Crittenden County, Kentucky is rich in history. Book is out of print.
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Dycusburg Anecdotes
Read these colorful anecdotes about the town written by Mary Lou Griffin and Roger Linzy.
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Former Dycusburg Resident Publishes Book
Former Dycusburg resident Don Brasher published a book on the legend of the wampus cat.
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