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Brenda Edwards, Author at The Advocate-Messenger

Boyle County

Looking Back: Judge John Kincaid

(Editor’s note: Information for this article came from a Boyle County history about the Centennial Celebration of the Battle of Blue Licks, published in the ... Read more

by Brenda Edwards, Friday, May 22, 2020 9:31 am

Boyle County

Looking Back: James Payne Mitchell

(The gravestone photo and research for this article was compiled by local genealogist Carolyn Crabtree.) James Payne Mitchell was and was a lawyer one of ... Read more

by Brenda Edwards, Friday, May 15, 2020 10:30 am

Boyle County

Looking Back: Civil War letter

Charles H. Talbot of Danville wrote a letter Sept. 20, 1862, from Covington to his Edwards cousins in Philadelphia, just after having a recent visit ... Read more

by Brenda Edwards, Saturday, May 9, 2020 12:35 pm

Boyle County

Danville’s Joshua West served proudly

(Editor’s note: Information in this article came from The Advocate archives and Find-A-Grave site.)   Danville native Joshua West Jacobs spent 40 years of his ... Read more

by Brenda Edwards, Friday, May 1, 2020 11:22 am

Boyle County

Looking Back: Welsh immigrants settle in Virginia and head for Kentucky

(Editor’s note: Local genealogist Carolyn Crabtree, who has done extensive genealogist and historical research in Boyle and surrounding counties, did the research and furnished  photos ... Read more

by Brenda Edwards, Thursday, April 23, 2020 9:18 pm

Boyle County

Looking Back: Train wrecks were common in the early 1900s

(Editor’s note: This is the second part of a two-part series about train wrecks in Danville and – Messenger archives.)   Several train wrecks on ... Read more

by Brenda Edwards, Friday, April 17, 2020 9:49 am

Boyle County


Mrs. Stratton was a winning crappie fisherman

(Editor’s note: Information for this article was gathered from the Advocate-Messenger archives. Her granddaughter Sharon Stratton furnished the photograph.)   A Boyle County woman was ... Read more

by Brenda Edwards, Friday, April 3, 2020 4:57 pm

Boyle County

Looking Back: Three Dunn brothers went to war for their country

Editor’s note: Information for this article came from articles in The Advocate-Messenger archives.   Three Dunn brothers from Danville went to war for their country ... Read more

by Brenda Edwards, Friday, March 27, 2020 5:56 pm

Boyle County

Looking Back: Westmoreland

  Editor’s note: Research for this article was taken from The Advocate-Messenger Archives.   Many of Kentucky’s earliest settlers came from the celebrated Shenandoah Valley ... Read more

by Brenda Edwards, Friday, March 20, 2020 5:06 pm

Boyle County

Looking Back: The Shepherd of Danville

  The Rev. Dr. Edward Melvin Green, known as the “Shepherd of Danville” and “pastor to the town,” served as minister at The Presbyterian Church ... Read more

by Brenda Edwards, Friday, March 13, 2020 6:05 pm

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