Thursday, July 22, 2010

Dycusburg News: July 22, 2010

By Matthew T. Patton

A dedication of a shooting deck at the Henderson cabin was held July 4 in memory of Rick Fondaw who passed away on May 17. He was honored with a 21-gun salute. More than 300 were in attendance throughout the weekend.

Our sympathy is extended to the family of Pat Holsapple, 76, who died on June 18.

The Dycusburg community was saddened when Travis Conditt, 19, drowned in the Cumberland River on June 23. Recovery crews found his body only a few feet from where he went under while swimming with a friend.

As part of a community grant, the Dycusburg Community Group will be building a park in town within the next 1-2 months, including concrete picnic tables and grills. The equipment has been delivered, but due to the extreme heat, construction will begin at a later date. For progress details, visit or find us on Facebook by searching ""

Copies of "Dycusburg, Kentucky: A Glance at Her Past" are available for purchase at $75. To order a copy, mail a check or money order to: Matthew T. Patton, 4798 Abberley Ln., Johns Creek, GA 30022. Questions? E-mail

If you haven't checked out the Dycusburg Facebook fan page, you're missing out. Scores of historic photos have recently been added. A special thanks to Becky Brightwell Howard for her hard work on getting these photos added. Find the link for the page at