Monday, January 3, 2011

Livingston History Book Now Available

The Livingston County Historical and Genealogical Society has announced the publication of their new book, Livingston County, Kentucky Family History Book, Vol. II. A limited number of books is available now. The book is $59.95 (Kentucky residents please add sales tax for a total of $63.55) plus $6.00 for mailing and can be ordered from the Society at P.O. Box 138, Smithland, KY 42081. For more information, contact the society at 270-928-4656 in the afternoons.

The book is entirely new and includes information on Calamities, Community Histories, Legends and Landmarks and much more plus over 1,000 photographs of life in Livingston County.

Membership in the Society remains $10 per year. Current officers are Judy Wasko, President; Barbara Riley, Vice President; Mary Lou Smith, Secretary and Corresponding Secretary; Jim Edmonds, Treasurer.

Source: Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog ( Image source: University of Kentucky.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Dycusburg News: Dec. 9, 2010

Submitted by Matthew T. Patton

Lafe Linzy, son of Ray and Vada (Ralston) Linzy, turned 86 on Nov. 25. He spent the day with his daughter, Donna Haire, and family. Those who are familiar with Dycusburg's history know Linzy operated the ferry at Dycusburg for some time. Johny Brown sold the ferry to Linzy on March 17, 1949. Linzy was called back into the Navy to help retrieve the Marines trapped in Korea and closed the operations and sold his ferrying equipment.

Happy birthday wishes are extended to Brad Hunt (Nov. 1), Amber Granstaff (Nov. 2), Jake Selph (Nov. 8), Wanda Hodge (Nov. 12), Tony Maxfield (Nov. 13), Becky Brightwell Howard (Nov. 19), Rick Holsapple (Nov. 19), Shirley Sosh (Nov. 20), Chris Elder (Nov. 21), Shawn Stinnett (Nov. 23) and Zack Brantley (Nov. 29).

Do you know how Seven Springs got its name? Go to and click on “Dycusburg Newsroom” on the right to find the answer.

George and Carolyn Strilko of New Lenox, IL, enjoyed a visit to the flea market in Nashville with Carol's sister, Barbara Ethridge. They were joined in Nashville by Gary, Gina, McKenzie and Justin Noffsinger of Owensboro.

Barbara Ethridge hosted Thanksgiving dinner at her house on Thursday with 30 in attendance.

Congratulations to Travis Sosh and Jenny Patton who were wed on Saturday, Nov. 27 in Caldwell County with Rev. Danny Starrick officiating. We wish the newlyweds a long and happy life together.