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Crystal Dingler, County Coordinator
Sold His Residence  G B Stephens has sold his residence in Lewisport to Mr Ed Gregory und has moved with his family to Wickhffe, Ballard county, Ky.

The Breckenridge News
(Cloverport, Kentucky)
21 Oct 1903, Wed  Page 8

Millions join hands to start fight against hunger in U.S. Despite frantic efforts at end, gaps remained across nation Staff Photo by Bill (People lined up along U.S. 51 north of Wickliffe yesterday as part of the "Hands Across America" observance. More than 64,000 people in Kentucky participated in the national event. Associated Press Millions of volunteers extended hands to the hungry, the homeless and each other yesterday, joining Hands Across America in a broken line over mountains and plains, through pockets of poverty and to the porch of the White House. "This is just the beginning," lead organizer Ken Kragen said in New York. "When today is over, roll up your sleeves and go out to work in your community. We have to move from the big event to the person on the street." The line was thick with people, swaying to the strains of "We Are the World" and holding clasped hands aloft, at its terminals in New York and Long Beach, Calif. In other other places, -and-white ropes and ribbons substituted for humanity. "I'm here because I'm making history," said Bobby Conner in Clinton, Clinton, Ky. "I wouldn't miss it for the world." Organizers had said they needed more than 5 million people to form the chain, and hoped to raise $50 million or more for the hungry and the homeless. Despite frantic work up to the final minute, not all the gaps were closed by 3 p.m. EDT when the line formed. Based on estimates provided by local organizers, at least 4.9 million people participated yesterday. Marty Rogol, the executive director for USA for Africa, the parent foundation for Hands Across America, declined to estimate how much money was raised or how many people participated. "It may take as long as most of the summer" to find out, he said in Los Angeles. "It's not going to solve the problem, but it will call attention to it," said Eileen Williams, a participant in Chicago. "I hope the money is spent in worthwhile areas and not administrative fees." Kragen, president of USA for Africa and the force behind last year's "We Are the World" recording for African famine relief, said corporate contributors, led by Coca-Cola. See MILLIONS Back page, col. 1, this section.

Kentuchians bridge the gap Continued from Page One - river bottoms, participants used ribbon to stretch the links in the chain. As of late last week, the Kentucky effort had raised about $85,000. But Jackson said much more had been raised In the last week as callers from Kentucky were referred to a national toll-free toll-free toll-free telephone line to sign up and make pledges. Jackson said that the bridge could not be closed until just before the event, making it more difficult to get people across it. That may have been responsible for short duration of the chain in normally uncrowded downtown. In Wickliffe, a town of 929 people and the county seat, gridlock ensued several times between noon and 2 p.m. Central Time. Activities centered at the intersection of U.S. 60 and U.S. 51, where celebrities gathered and where the rock band Brady and Hollye, a brother and sister originally from Wickliffe but now based in Memphis, Memphis, played everything from Patsy Cline to the Pretenders. :J. E. Blanks, of rural Wickliffe, had never seen so many people In the town. "We've had picnics and rodeos and carnivals before," the 80-year-old Blanks said, "but nothing like this." Malcolm Groome was one of several several celebrities to attend the event. Groome, who said he lived in the Louisville area for three years in the 1950s and attended St Matthews Elementary School, plays Patrick Ryan on "Ryan's Hope," a television soap opera. He was involved, he said,  "be..."Photo by John Flavtll. Participants sang "America the Beautiful" as line ran across the suspension bridge links of the "Hands Across America". Between Cincinnati and Covington, Ky.cause it's such a worthwhile cause to do something to benefit ... people cut from the social programs. It's a good solution for hard economic times." Alice McDonald, state superintendent of public instruction, also came to Wickliffe, saying that the event will be "a great lesson" for schoolchildren, who will remember it because it was fun. Other dignitaries and celebrities scheduled to participate at various points along the Kentucky chain were Les Dawson, secretary of transportation; David Boswell, secretary secretary of agriculture; U.S. Rep. Carroll Carroll Hubbard; former governors Julian Julian Carroll and John Y. Brown; Brown's wife, Phyllis George; actor Peter Fonda; country singer Mel McDaniel; and Miss Kentucky, Jackie Jackie Taylor. By midmorning, Bardwell was well prepared for the onslaught of cars and people expected by noon. Calvin Larkins, who with his two brothers owns Brothers Restaurant on U.S. 51 in Bardwell, was preparing preparing the first of 1,000 hot dogs, while his brother Terry wired up the sound system for Night Shift a rock band he plays in. On the north edge of town, volunteers from the Carlisle-Ballard Carlisle-Ballard Carlisle-Ballard chapter of the Disaster Emergency Service were preparing hamburgers. They, too, were ready to sell up to a thousand. A street person in the skid-row section of Los Angeles carted his belongings past the "Hands" line. The national demonstration was designed to aid the homeless. Many stores along Bardwell's historic Front Street planned to open for the event and some merchants were dressed in old-fashioned clothing, clothing, said Katherine Hendrickson, who works in the Suzie Q dress shop on Front Street. Fire Chief Kenneth Rowland was giving last-minute instructions to a dozen volunteers from the Bardwell Fire Department, who were going to help with crowd control. "We're trying to anticipate what'Il happen," Rowland said. At the Carlisle County Courthouse in Bardwell, Billy Joe Arnold, emergency emergency program director, was preparing preparing for a radio check of the 31 DES volunteers he had in Carlisle County and the 20 volunteers he was to oversee in Ballard County. "We've got to keep traffic moving," moving," he said. "They'll want to bunch up, and we've got to spread them out."

The Courier-Journal
(Louisville, Kentucky)
26 May 1986, Mon  KENTUCKY EDITION
DEATH FOR HIS CHARITABLE ACT  Wickliffe, Ky., Jan. 6. John Clay, a wealthy, citizen, was called to the door of his home and shot to death by Frank Turner, because Clay had given Turner's destitute wife an order for a pair of shoes.

The Buffalo Enquirer,  06 Jan 1912, Sat,  Page 6
Local Woman Loses Mother Mrs. E. L. Turner, 75, of Wickliffe, Kentucky, died at St. Maiy's Hospital in Cairo, Illinois, this morning at 9 o'clock following a heart attack. She was the mother of Mrs. Martha T. Lamb, Leflore county circuit clerk, of this city. Funeral stivices will be held at Wickliffe Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock with the local Methodist minister officiating. Burial will be in Wickliffe cemetery. Cocke-Schaeffer are in charge of arrangements. Besides a daughter here she is survived by another daughter, Mrs. W. S. Atkinson, Barlow, Ky and a son, R. E. Turner, Wickliffe, Ky., also six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

The Greenwood Commonwealth,  06 Apr 1951, Fri,  Page 1
O.A. Adams, principal at Wickliffe High School. Mr. and Mrs Adams had two children, this young man John and a daughter Anne
Dr. S. L. Humphrey, of Wickliffe, Ky., and his entire family, consisting of his wife, two grown daughters and a grown son, were poisoned a few nights ago by eating ice cream. At last accounts they were lying at home in an exceedingly critical condition, fatal results being feared. The manner of the poison getting into the ice cream is unknown, but it is supposed to be the result of an accident.

Bolivar Bulletin,  03 Aug 1888, Fri,  Page 1
Gun gets 12-year-old boy suspended WICKLIFFE, Ky. A 12-year-old Wickliffe Elementary School student was suspended for the rest of the day after an unloaded gun turned up on school property Tuesday. "He lost it on a playground," Ballard County Sheriff Herby Vance said. "It fell out of his coat, some students saw it and told a teacher." The gun, a .25-caliber semiautomatic pistol, did not have a clip of ammunition. Because of the boy's age, school officials did not identify him. Principal Chad Chase said he believed the boy brought the gun to school to show it off, not because he was angry at anyone. Chase said a new policy, effective yesterday, mandates a five-day suspension for anyone taking a weapon to school.

The Courier-Journal,  22 Apr 1993, Thu,  KENTUCKY EDITION,  Page 7
BALLARD WICKLIFFE   Elected councilmen from a field of 12: Dr. G. C. Dunbar, 180; James E. Bass, 161; Dean Russell, 141; W. L. Shepherd, 128; Clifton Loudermilk, Louder-milk, 122; Danny Brunston, 118.

The Courier-Journal,  04 Nov 1971, Thu,  West Edition,  Page 3
Wickliffe posted an early season season basketball record in smashing Blandville 100-32. Phil Rollins, who probably will be the sensation of the coming season, tabbed 24 points but a teammate, Joe Newton, surpassed him with 27.

The Courier-Journal,  09 Nov 1951, Fri,  Page 55
Easter Egg Hunt at Wycliffe Day Nursury
L-R Macon Giles, Emily Joles, Christina Wells, Brandon Lassiter, Corey Henderson and Jamey Jolner.
Back row: Ryan Ditterline, Blake Burnley, Brian Duke, Michelle Otey, J.R. Farrow, Jennifer Lassiter.

Unknown Newspaper and date.
        I was, indeed, pleasantly surprised to learn by Sunday's Magazine Section of my old friend, "Doc" Bayles of Wickliffe. I first knew "Doc" over twenty years ago when he often visited the force of the old Paducah News-Democrat. Page Pittman, one of those vanishing Americans, a "tourist printer," was proofreader for The News-Democrat and "Doc's" warm friend.
        As a boy I knew "Doc." In fact, he bought me the first and one of the few banana splits it has been my privilege to eat. While visiting at The News-Democrat, I became "Doc's" shadow and never did I cease bragging to my chums of my friendship with a man that could "throw his voice."
        The News-Democrat employed a; a janitor, assistant stereotyper, assistant pressman, etc., a high-type colored man by the name of Will. Will's last name, if I ever knew it, escapes me at this time. However, one night Will went to the stockroom where the rolls of paper were stored. "Doc" was on one of his visits and in the pressroom. Entering the stockroom, Will heard a voice from beneath the paper rolls loudly screaming, "Let me out." Will turned and went to my father, who was managing editor of The News-Democrat. Advancing to his desk Will said: "Mr. Meloan, you had better come back here, there's things happening that I don't understand." Jack Mcloan. Brownsville, Ky.

The Courier-Journal,  04 May 1942, Mon,  Page 4
SEEKING CARNEGIE MEDAL. Friends of Harrison Munster, of Wickliffe, Ky., are taking steps to secure a Carnegie medal for his bravery last September when he risked his life to save Horace Frazier, of Birds Point. Frazier, it will be remembered, was driving his Ford off the Three States, when the steering gear fouled and the car plunged into the river, with Frazier underneath same. Munser, with rare presence of mind, plunged into the river and rescued Frazier.

The Hickman Courier,  07 Dec 1916, Thu,  Page 5
The government mattress at Bird's Point, that part upon which the men were working before being sunk, broke from its moorings Tuesday and was swept away, carrying with it several barges and boats. Part of the mattress landed at Cairo Point and a part below Wickliffe, Ky. The accident caused a loss of several thousand dollars and entailed some delay in the work.

The Cape County Herald
(Cape Girardeau, Missouri)
20 Oct 1911, Fri  Page 4
        PRE-HISTORIC MAN LIKE US. New Evidence Discovered In Excavations Near Wickliffe, Ky. WICKLIFFE, Ky, Oct 17. (IN S) Pre-hlstorlc man had a cellar, made whoopee and probably had a headache the next a. m. The evidence was unearthed by Col and Mrs. Fain W. King, who announced their find here.
        Four perfect "juice presses and parts sufficient for the restoration 1 of 12 others have been excavated from mounds at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, near here.
        Tho race which is believed to have inhabited the mounds area long before America was discov ered, did not know the art of distillation, CoL King said, but evidently knew all about fermentation.
        We concluded herbs, fruits and products of the forest were placed in these containers, pressed and the juice drained Into another vessel and allowed to drip. We believe it was by this method the ancients manufactured their firewater.
        Col. and Mrs. King have been digging in the Wickliffe mounds for the past six years and have unearthed more than 100,000 pieces of pottery, jewelry, pigments, implements and cloth, including valuable pieces of fluospar jewelry.

The Times (Munster, Indiana) 17 Oct 1938, Mon  Other Editions  Page 39
TRUTHFUL GIRL SPOILS ROMANCE   Mary, Aged 14, Became Contrary Contrary Over Getting Two Years Older. Special to the Poet-Dispatch. UNION CITY. Tenn., June 30. A pretty little romance was spoiled here by a truthful girl, not knowing that she had to be 16 years of age in order to be a party to a wedding contract. Bailey Mcintosh, a neatly dressed good-looking young farm hand, and Miss Mary Ryan, a pretty, well-bred little "woman" 14 years of age, eloped from their homes near Wickliffe, Ky., and came here for the purpose of becoming becoming man and wife. When they applied for a license the clerk asked the would-be bridegroom how old Mary was. He did not know, but Mary informed the clerk she was 14. Then they learned the license could not be Issued, as the bride-to-be must, by the laws of the State, be 16 years of age. Much discomfited. Bailey and Mary walked to the depot. Some one Informed Mr. Mcintosh that they could get a license by going to Trenton, if they would not give Mary's age under 16 and Mr. Mcintosh wished to go at once, but Mary demurred, so the discomfited Bailey returned to the Courthouse and informed the clerk a mistake had been made, and Mary would declare herself over 16. He was told that if Mary would state that she was positively of marriageable age, the license would be issued. But when he reached the depot, he found Mary in tears. She had abandoned the idea of marriage altogether and was anxious to return home. The tears had attracted the depot policeman, whose advice added another bar to the marriage, and the couple started for home.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (St. Louis, Missouri) 01 Jul 1906, Sun  Page 7
Groom's Youth Caused Delay. Cairo. Ill. Dec. 27. Special. Cyrus Dunn and Miss Bessie Edwards were married at 2:30 o'clock this morning at the home of Justice Joseph Steagola. The groom lives at Wickliffe, Ky., and the bride at Slater, Ky. Some delay was caused because Dunn is a minor and had to secure his father's consent The pair returned to beg forgiveness from the girl's father, who objected to the wedding.

The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Kentucky) 28 Dec 1902, Sun  Page 19
Ben Shaw had prepared to leave late on last Monday night for his home in Wickliffe, Ky., to undergo an examination for army service, but efforts are being made to have the local draft board at Wickliffe grant permission for the examination to take place in Pittsburgh. Pending the result of the telegraphic appeal for a transfer, Shaw remained here. He played first base yesterday, after Mollwitz had kicked himself off the playing field.

Pittsburgh Daily Post (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) 17 Jul 1918, Wed  Page 8
York charter. Misses Katie and Mattie Steel, young ladies who live with their parents on a farm below Wickliffe, Ky., on the Mississippi river, were drowned on the 4th while skiff riding.

(Moulton, Alabama) 13 May 1897, Thu  Page 1
CLOTH 1,000 YEARS OLD Wickliffe, Ky.. March 28. Colonel Fain W. King, archeologist, has made an unusual find of scientific interest. It is a closely woven textile material which had been in the ground probably 1.000 years. The find was made at the King Mounds, situated high aibove the meeting of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers near Wickliffe. There are nine mounds, four of which have been excavated under the supervision of Colonel King and his wife. Blanche Busey King, ethnologist.

The Evening News (Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania) 28 Mar 1938, Mon  Page 9
Last Rites were Monday for Mrs. Emma Goode.
        Mrs. Emma Payne  Goode, age 88, of Wycliffe, died at 10:00 am Saturday at her home in Wycliffe. She was a member of  the Free Holiness Church of Wycliffe.
        She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Lura McBride of Clinton and Mrs. Christine Carter of Wycliffe; one son Martin Goode of Mound City, Ill.
        Funeral services were held Monday at the Milner Phillips Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m.

Thurday, March 28, 1968.
Army Rooster Foils Jailbreak Try By Parson. WICKLIFFE. Ky Aug. 25 Names mentioned, Scnyler Haden of Cincinnati, Mrs. Bob Price,

New Castle News
(New Castle, Pennsylvania)
25 Aug 1932, Thu  Page 12
MCNEIL FUNERAL HOME.  Hess P. Stephana funeral services ...

Pensacola News Journal (Pensacola, Florida) 10 Dec 1964, Thu  Main Edition  Page 8
'SEAGOING', PASSENGER TRAIN CRAW  With the Mississippi river inundating thousands of acres in western Kentucky and southern Illinois, highways have been flooded in many places and railroad tracks submerged. Some passenger trains, however, continued to plough over water-covered water-covered water-covered rightof-ways such as the one shoum above, running out of Wickliffe, Ky., High way No. 51, alongside the railway, was under water at many points. When this picture was taken, the crest of the flood was yet to be a ttained. Wickliffe is a short distance from Cairo, Illinois.

The Times
(Munster, Indiana)
22 Mar 1935, Fri  Other Editions  Page 9
HUNTS ADVENTURE. FINDS IT   Louisville, Ky.. Nov. J2. Alvin Blaine, aged 10, escaped from - the Kentucky Children's Home here and. obtaining a natboat started down the river to his old home at Wickliffe, Ky., where the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers meet. He passed the United htates coast guard undetected but his little craft, saught in the swift current, His craft was wrcked as it passed over the falls. Where he landed he could touch bottom, but the water was too rough for him to attempt to swim to shore so he stood there all night until rescued by a Government boat tender.

Harrisburg Telegraph  (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) 12 Nov 1920, Fri  Page 8