McCracken County Presidential Election Results from 1976 to 2012

FeaturedMcCracken County Presidential Election Results from 1976 to 2012
Democrat Republican Other Total
2012 Election 10062 19979 510 30551
Democrat Republican Winner
32.94 % 65.40 % Republican Romney
   
Democrat Republican Other Total
2008 Election 11285 19043 426 30754
Democrat Republican Winner
36.69 % 61.92 % Republican McCain
Democrat Republican Other Total
2004 Election 11361 18218 218 29797
Democrat Republican Winner
38.13 % 61.14 % Republican Bush
Democrat Republican Other Total
2000 Election 11412 14745 532 26689
Democrat Republican Winner
42.76 % 55.25 % Republican Bush
Democrat Republican Other Total
1996 Election 12670 10221 2396 25287
Democrat Republican Winner
50.10 % 40.42 % Democrat Clinton
Democrat Republican Other Total
1992 Election 13341 10657 3155 27153
Democrat Republican Winner
49.13 % 39.25 % Democrat Clinton
Democrat Republican Other Total
1988 Election 12208 12160 275 24643
Democrat Republican Winner
49.54 % 49.34 % Democrat Dukakis
Democrat Republican Other Total
1984 Election 12535 12903 390 25828
Democrat Republican Winner
48.53 % 49.96 % Republican Reagon
Democrat Republican Other Total
1980 Election 13365 10281 679 24325
Democrat Republican Winner
54.94 % 42.27 % Democrat Carter
Democrat Republican Other Total
1976 Election 14956 6997 734 22687
Democrat Republican Winner
65.92 % 30.84 % Democrat Carter

Source: Kentucky.gov Presidential Elections result from 1976 to 2012 except 2000. 2000 is from uselectionatlas.org.

Confederate Major Anderson’s fight with two Federals at the Battle of Paducah

FeaturedConfederate Major Anderson’s fight with two Federals at the Battle of Paducah

Here is a recorded account describing a pistol and saber fight between Major Charles W. Anderson, an aide on the staff of Nathan B. Forrest, and two Federal soldiers on the streets of Paducah on March 25th, 1864.  This account was written by Capt. B. L. Ridley from Murfreesboro, TN., which was described to him at the home of Major Anderson in Florence Depot, TN., and was recorded in the Confederate Veteran Magazine, Volume 4, in 1896 on pages 358-59. Major Anderson told the story, at first, as if he were a witness to the events, but he later identifies himself as the Confederate Officer in this fight. Afterwards, there is another account written by J. V. Grief in Confederate Veteran Magazine, Volume 5, page 4.

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General Forrest’s Raid on Paducah by Confederate Soldier J. V. Grief

FeaturedGeneral Forrest’s Raid on Paducah by Confederate Soldier J. V. Grief

This is an account of the Battle of Paducah by resident and a former soldier in Paducah’s Confederate 3rd Kentucky Mounted Infantry, Company D, in Confederate Veteran Magazine, Volume 5, and was published in 1897:

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Colonel Lloyd Tilghman’s meeting with Union Colonel Prentiss, May 6th, 1861

FeaturedColonel Lloyd Tilghman’s meeting with Union Colonel Prentiss, May 6th, 1861

Kentucky State Militia Colonel Lloyd Tilghman’s meeting with Union Colonel Benjamin M. Prentiss, the commander of the Union Headquarters at Camp Defiance, Cairo, Illinois, on May 6th, 1861.

Source: Chicago Tribune and N.Y. Evening Post, May 11, 1861 recorded in The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, Moore and Everett, Vol 1, Doc. 139, 1861, pgs. 194-195.

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The Estate of Dr. J. M. Best, deceased, vs. the United States

The Estate of Dr. J. M. Best, deceased, vs. the United States

Paducah, Kentucky History

Here is an interesting piece of Paducah history. The pdf linked in the address below is called the Estate of Dr. J. M. Best, deceased, vs. the United States. It was a brief to the U.S. Senate regarding the claim for destroyed property of Paducahan Dr. Best that was ordered to be burned by Union Colonel Stephen G. Hicks because of its close proximity to Fort Anderson in Paducah on March 26th, 1864. A day after the Battle of Paducah.

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Estate of Dr. J.M. Best, deceased, vs. The United State

Estate of Dr J M Best vs US
Estate of Dr. J. M. Best, deceased, vs. The United States. Click on the picture to view the brief. Also available at the Library of Congress here.