2008 Articles


2008 Articles



Kathryn Engle

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Edwin P. Morrow, a Very Popular Governor
A few years ago at the Richmond Mall, the Kentucky Chautauqua gave a performance on the life of Edwin P. Morrow, Republican governor of Kentucky from 1919 until 1923. It was an excellent one-man portrayal.

Isaac Bradley, the great-grandfather of…

Red House Methodist Celebrates 100 Years
The Red House Methodist Church recently celebrated Its 100th anniversary. Following is a partial short history of the church. It was made available by Bonnie Hackworth Russell.

First Methodist Conference

The first Methodist Conference in…

The History of Dr. James Logan, Founder of Central University
Around 1962, a handsome portrait of Dr. James V. Logan was presented to Centre College in Danville by Mr. and Mrs. J. Ashlin Logan, Mr. Logan being James Logan’s grandson.

James Neal shared with me two clippings describing this event. The portrait…

Eastern Library Struggled for More Books in Early Years
When Eastern Kentucky State Normal School & Teachers College was established by the Kentucky legislature in 1906, only a small, inadequate amount of tax money was appropriated for the library.

After that, no significant provision was made for the…

Eastern and Western Struggle in 1907
Eastern and Western state normal schools for the training of public schoolteachers were established by the Kentucky legislature in 1906 after the president of Kentucky State Agricultural & Mechanical College (U.K. after 1916) abolished their normal…

Conferences and Coaches
Before the Ohio Valley Conference there was the K.I.A.C. The Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference was begun in 1923. Two colleges from Madison County were original members — Berea and Eastern.

Other original members were Centre,…

Waco High School Goes to State
Waco High School won its region and went to the state basketball tournament in 1932. The regional games were played in Eastern’s gym and the state tournament was played in Lexington.

Back in those days there were A and B brackets. The local…

Scraps of History
Here are some miscellaneous scraps of Madison County history. If you can find a common theme, you are a better reader than I am a writer.

Col. Richard Henderson of the Transylvania Company described the treaty deed of Kentucky land granted to him…

Meet the Clay Family
Most people know the stories about Henry Clay and his cousin Cassius M. Clay of White Hall. But there were other Clays as well. Here are thumbnail sketches of some of them.

Green Clay was the starting point of our group of Clays. Born Aug. 14,…

Low Cost to Attend Eastern
A schedule booklet for the second semester in 1940 was printed up by Eastern Kentucky State Teachers College. It has all sorts of interesting photos and descriptions of activities that were supposed to convince a high school graduate to rush right…

The Boone Family
Everyone knows about Daniel Boone. What follows is a series of sketches about some other members of the Boone Family.

Rebecca Bryan married Daniel Boone on Aug. 14, 1756. She was just 17, having been born June 9, 1739, in Virginia. The Bryans…

The Poetry of the Game: Basketball at White Hall High School
A number of years ago, I wrote up various Madison County schools which had done well in basketball.

Recently, Diana Wells Ross sent me information and a picture of the 1931 girls basketball team at White Hall High School (see picture). The team…
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