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.

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.

 

Paducah and the Civil War: Calls to Secede

FeaturedPaducah and the Civil War: Calls to Secede

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Before the War of the Rebellion – 1818-1860

To begin to understand the story of Paducah in the Civil War, one needs to envision the city before the war in regards to the early Jacksonian Democratic voting patterns in the Jackson Purchase, and the later rise of Henry Clay’s Whig Party’s influence in McCracken County and Paducah, where the rest of the Purchase remained heavily Democrat.

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Paducah and the Civil War: Cesar Kaskel and General Orders No. 11

FeaturedPaducah and the Civil War: Cesar Kaskel and General Orders No. 11

This is the story of how the actions of Cesar Kaskel, a resident of Paducah during the Civil War, lead to the ending of a Union military injustice, that became known as the worst official anti-Semitic action in American history, when Major-General Ulysses S. Grant issued General Orders No. 11 on December 17th, 1862, instructing his officers to expel all the Jews in the military district of western Kentucky, western Tennessee, and Mississippi:1

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Paducah and the Civil War: The Battle of Paducah

FeaturedPaducah and the Civil War: The Battle of Paducah

An Attack may be coming – March 20-24, 1864

After the initial excitement when Confederate General Polk invaded Kentucky to take Hickman and Columbus, General Grant’s taking of Paducah, and the Union successes in the battles of Fort Henry and Fort Donelson, the region went through the adjustment of being occupied by the Union Army, and because of this, many sympathizers to the Confederates conducted illegal trade to the Confederate Army.

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