Category Archives: History

Where Are the Women? In the “Blue Book!”

I was watching the Antiques Roadshow program on KET last week—the week before the Olympics began. It was an old show from August 11, 2001 titled “Vintage New Orleans.” If you’re not familiar with the Antiques Roadshow, it is “part … Continue reading

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Where Are the Women? “Grandma” Pennington

Known and loved by many residents of Laurel County as “Grandma Pennington,” Elizabeth Katherine “Kitsy” Graham Pennington was born on Oct. 16, 1837 in Lee County, Virginia, a daughter of Henry Graham and Mary Russell Graham. She lived the last … Continue reading

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Blogging About History

Yes, I am once again behind schedule for posting my blog. But I’m not going to apologize this time. Instead, I’m going to explain what it’s like to write a blog about history. Blogging about history is different from many … Continue reading

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Memorial Day: A Time to Remember, a Time to Honor

I watched the Memorial Day Concert last night on KET. As always, I was very moved by the true stories of sacrifice, hardship and heartbreak suffered by military men and women and their families and friends. It reminded me that … Continue reading

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Where Are the Women? Jones, Morano, Okawa

No, the names in the title of this week’s blog are not Laurel County women. Nor are they Kentucky women. They are women from New York, Italy and Japan, respectively. Why are they in my blog? Because I just found … Continue reading

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Where Are The Women? Florence M. Campbell

I have found another Laurel County woman I believe is worthy of adding to this blog. Her name was Florence M. Campbell, and her link to Laurel County was as Music Director for Sue Bennett Memorial School from 1898 to … Continue reading

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Where Are The Women? Julia E. Randall Ramsey Brown

Continuing my theme of finding out more about some of the women in Laurel County’s history, the subject of this week’s blog is Julia E. Randall Ramsey Brown, who was the first woman postmaster of the London Post Office. As … Continue reading

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Laurel County Women: Daisy Matthews

My blog entry last week promised to bring you information about some of the notable women in Laurel County’s past. Here is the first of what I hope to be many such entries. Daisy Matthews, a native of Laurel County, … Continue reading

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Where Are The Women?

I recently spent an afternoon at the Laurel County History Museum and Genealogy Center researching some details of Laurel County history for a book I want to write. While I was there, Judy Krahenbuhl, one of the volunteers whose time … Continue reading

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History of the Christmas Card

Have you sent out your Christmas cards yet? If not, you’re really cutting it close! I thought my readers (if I have any out there) might be interested in the history of the Christmas card. Did you know that the … Continue reading

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