Monthly Archives: August 2022

The Militia Invades Jackson

There were so many troops at Jackson in 1903 that Governor Beckham decided it was cheaper to have summer drill here.

Learn about one of Jackson’s visits from the State Militia. Continue reading

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Store Shootout Kills One

A fight over an election broke out in George Spencer’s store at Oakdale. When the smoke cleared, one was dead, one wounded, and many lives changed forever.

And then they worked it all out. Continue reading

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Dave Collier Remembered

David Grant Collier died suddenly in July 1969 while he was the Editor of The Jackson Times. He was 49. We remember his service to our community. Continue reading

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Breathitt’s First Industry

A look at Breathitt County’s first industry- salt. Continue reading

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What To See On Hike Eight

A look at points of interest on Hike 8 of the 2022 Sheltowee Trace Hiker Challenge. Continue reading

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An Outsider’s Look at Jackson in 1939

In 1939, a WPA writer completed a view of Jackson from an outsider’s perspective.

Read an account of the “town that cannot be hurried.” Continue reading

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What is in the Time Capsule?

Fire destroyed the Methodist Church in 1918.

A time capsule was placed in the cornerstone of the new church in 1922, but what is inside? Continue reading

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