Archive for November, 2009

Kentucky Politics: Bombast, Burgoo & Bourbon

Posted on November 17, 2009. Filed under: library |

Kentucky Politics: Bombast, Burgoo & Bourbon

A presentation by

Berry Craig

Author & WKCTC History Professor

                          December  10 @ 7:00 p.m.

In the Library Meeting Room

 Time was, Kentucky politics was dominated by the three Bs—Bombast, Burgoo, and Bourbon. Craig begins this talk by examining each of these spicy ingredients in turn. He ends by relating a tale that combines all three and brings to mind the famous remark about Kentucky politics being “the damnedest.” After all, asks Craig, where else could a man running for governor drink too much, throw up in public, and still get elected?

 

Presented by the Kentucky Humanities Council and McCracken County Public Library

 

Contact Bobbie Wrinkle -270-442-2510 X 19 bwrinkle@mclib.net

All programs are free & open to the public

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“Myths & Misconceptions about Paducah : Myths, Legends, Lore, Lies & Damnable Lies”

Posted on November 2, 2009. Filed under: library |

“Myths & Misconceptions about Paducah :  Myths, Legends, Lore, Lies & Damnable Lies” 

A presentation by

John E. L. Robertson

Author & Local Historian

During this talk Robertson will discuss fascinating and some perhaps controversial aspects of Paducah’s  history, including often debated Chief Paduke, internationally know “Speedie”, Pegleg Pete and the tales of the witches of Island Creek and the “eyes” on Poole Road. He will also take a look at unique persons and events that shaped Paducah’s rich history such as Paducah’s greatest contribution to professional baseball, evolution and the Scopes, a Paducahan who was honored with a fossil named for him and the landing of the SS New Orleans. Robertson is an avid local historian and author of several titles including : Paducah a Pictorial History, Paducah Frontier to the Atomic Age and the recent, Paducahans Famous and Not So Famous and Profiles of Past Paducahans, co-authored by the late Allan Rhodes Sr. In 2008, The Kentucky Historical Society honored Robertson with the Lifetime Contribution to Kentucky History Award. 

 November 12 @ 7:00 p.m.

In the Library Meeting Room

Contact Bobbie Wrinkle -270-442-2510 X 19 bwrinkle@mclib.net

All programs are free & open to the public.

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