Friday, November 24, 2017
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Kentucky Trivia of the Day!
November 24, 1830, the Louisville Journal made its debut. The newspaper, was founded to promote Henry Clay ‘s candidacy for the presidency, with Clay’s biographer, George D. Prentice, as the editor. It was one of the most widely circulated newspapers west of the Appalachian Mountains, primarily because of Prentice’s writing. Following the Whig party’s demise with the 1860 election of Lincoln, the Journal endorsed the Native American (or Know-Nothing) party. In 1868 the Journal merged with the Courier, Louisville’s Democratic newspaper, becoming the Courier-Journal.
November 24, 1929, Madsionville’s Police Department Chief of Police, John H. Ashby was shot and killed while attempting to arrest two brothers who had attempted to rob a group of children on South Scott Street. As Chief Ashby approached the men one of them produced a pistol. Despite having the pistol pointed at him, Chief Ashby did not draw his weapon and proceeded to subdue one of the brothers. As he handcuffed the man the other brother shot him in the back, killing him. Both brothers fled the scene. One of them was shot and killed by a posse. The other was apprehended a short time later. He was convicted of Chief Ashby’s murder and executed in the electric chair on April 29, 1932. Chief Ashby was 61 years old and had served with the Madisonville Police Department for three years. He had previously served with the Earlington Police Department. He was survived by his wife.
November 24, 1784, President Zachary Taylor was born in Virginia. In 1785 his family moved to a plantation in Louisville called Springfield. Taylor maintained Kentucky as his official residence during most of his adult life. He owned stock in two Kentucky banks and purchased warehouses and town lots in Louisville. In 1849, during his last visit to Kentucky on the way to his inauguration in Washington, Taylor visited Frankfort and was honored there by the local population.
War Commission Jobs Won By Many Kentuckians
Hale Reviews 25,000 Men At Camp Zachary Taylor
58 Useless City Jobs Abolished
Street Car Men Get Wage Rise
50 Years Ago Today
Thanksgiving For All Soldiers
GI Son Alive, Mother Learns After Funeral
Thanksgiving Holiday Wrecks Fatal To 10; KY
Early Sayre Success Hinges On Reynolds, Hollingsworth
Kentucky Sporting Trivia
Tony Delk holds the University of Kentucky basketball record for most 3-pointers made, 283. Keith Bogans holds the record for most 3-pointers taken, 742. Cameron Mills holds the record for best 3-point field goal percentage with 47.37%.
(Note: Doron Lamb holds % record (47.52%) but only played two seasons.)
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