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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Trivia of the Day!
January 17, 1895, James Alexander Williamson, of Adair County, received the Medal of Honor for his action in the Battle of Chickasaw Bluffs during the Civil War. The Brevet Major General served in the Army from 1861-65 and fought in the following battles: Pea Ridge, Arkansas Post, Vicksburg Campaign, Siege of Vicksburg, Lookout Mountain, Atlanta Campaign and Jonesborough. Post-war he resumed his law practice, headed the Public Land Commission created by Congress and then became President of Atlantic & Pacific Railroad. He is buried in Rock Creek Cemetery in Washington, D.C.
January 17, 1959, Sheriff Elvin Patrick, Whitley County Sheriff’s Department, was shot and killed as he and a deputy were investigating a shooting at a home south of Williamsburg. When they arrived at the scene they encountered a man leaning on a shotgun. As Sheriff Patrick reached to take the shotgun, the man twisted away, pulled out a handgun, and shot Sheriff Patrick in the abdomen and arm. The deputy was able to subdue the suspect and took him into custody. The 37-year-old suspect was convicted of voluntary manslaughter and sentenced to 12 years in prison.
January 17, 1942, Muhammad Ali was born in Louisville as Cassius Marcellus Clay. “The Greatest of All Time” was convicted for not participating in war. “My conscience won’t let me go shoot my brother, or some darker people, or some poor hungry people in the mud for big powerful America,” he said at the time. “And shoot them for what? They never called me nigger, they never lynched me, they didn’t put no dogs on me, they didn’t rob me of my nationality, rape and kill my mother and father. … Shoot them for what? How can I shoot them poor people? Just take me to jail.”
STORES, THEATERS, FACTORIES, OFFICES AND SALOONS TO BE CLOSED ON MONDAYS;
Garfield Order to Limit Fuel Use;
All Industries Here Will Obey Letter To The Law
Derby Colt Wins At New Orleans
Not Many of Winning Jockeys in 1917 Considered Good Ones
Racing At Hot Springs This Spring Looks Slim
Horse Racing Trivia
There are Eight Colors Recognized by the Jockey Club for Thoroughbred Racing.
Bay – Black – Chestnut – Dark Bay/Brown – Gray – Roan – Palomino – White.
Albany – Ashland – Barbourville – Bardstown – Berea – Bowling Green – Brownsville – Burlington – Cadiz – Columbia – Corbin
Covington – Cynthiana – Danville – Dawson Springs – Erlanger – Eddyville – Elizabethtown – Falmouth – Fort Knox
Fort Thomas – Frankfort – Franklin – Georgetown – Greensburg – Harrodsburg – Hazard – Henderson – Hopkinsville – Inez – Irvine
Lancaster – Lawrenceburg – Leitchfield – Lexington – London – Louisville – Madisonville – Marion – Mayfield – Morehead – Murray
Nicholasville – Owensboro – Paducah – Paintsville – Pikeville – Prestonburg – Richmond – Salyersville – Shelbyville
Stanford – Somerset – Vanceburg – Versailles – Whitesburg – Williamsburg – Winchester