McLean County Courthouse Burns (1908)

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The McLean County Courthouse at Calhoun, Ky., was burned last Wednesday night. The fire started after a night session of Court.  The loss is $40,000.  Nearly all the records were destroyed. Daily public ledger. (Maysville, Ky.), 20 Jan. 1908. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <>

MURRELL, M.M. (Rev.) and Wife Visit Columbia (1920)

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Rev. M.M. MURRELL, wife, and little daughter, of Calhoun, Ky., arrived on a visit last Thursday.  Sunday night Rev. MURRELL preached at the Methodist church to a large audience.  He is a speaker of force and his discourse abounded in interest.  He uses the purest English which makes his speaking all the more entertaining.  The… Continue reading

MITCHELL, Granderson Edgar (b. 1870)

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Granderson Edgar Mitchell, M.D.  After graduating from medical college Doctor Mitchell located at Reed in Henderson County, and he regards it as his good fortune that he chose at the beginning a location that has become increasingly congenial to him, and it has also been the good fortune of the community to enjoy for a… Continue reading

GALLOWAY, Pete (d. 1923)

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Farmer Brooding Over Death of Only Son, Takes Life on Christmas Day Calhoun, Ky., Dec. 25 – Pete GALLOWAY, 62, prominent McLean county farmer, ended his life with a shot gun early this morning at his house, four miles from Rumsey. Mr. GALLOWAY and his wife were at the breakfast table.  Ten days ago, his… Continue reading

HICKMAN, George W. (d. 1906)

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Death Ends Career of Senator Hickman – Complication of Diseases Fatal to Prominent Member of Assembly Owensboro, Ky., Sept. 18 – Senator George W. HICKMAN, of McLean county, died at his home in Calhoun of a complication of diseases.  For the last few weeks his condition has been critical and his relatives were at his… Continue reading

TAYLOR, William Arnold (b. 1853)

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William Arnold Taylor, the present master commissioner of the McLean Circuit Court, has practiced law at Calhoun thirty-five years and has some of the unusual accomplishments and scholarship long associated with the best representatives of the legal profession.  His education was largely a matter of self achievement, and he has explored a number of diverse… Continue reading

HARDESTY, George Leslie (b. 1877)

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George Leslie Hardesty is a dental surgeon, has been in practice at Calhoun for over twenty years, and his business and civic activities give additional prominence to his career as one of the leading citizens of that community. Doctor Hardesty was born on a farm, in Daviess County, Kentucky, July 3, 1877, a son of… Continue reading

MILLER, Joe Haynes (b. 1860)

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Joe Haynes Miller.  During the past three decades perhaps no citizen of McLean County has found his time and abilities harnessed to more responsibilities of public and professional affairs than Joe Haynes Miller, who has successively been a teacher, school superintendent, lawyer, public official and banker. Mr. Miller was born in Ohio County, Kentucky, April… Continue reading