Postscripts are short nuggets of intriguing facts, stories and anecdotes from around the Four Rivers Region.

Read more about the article Pine Bluff Ferry
The Pine Bluff Ferry along the Calloway Co. shore of the Tennessee River before the creation of Kentucky Lake.

Pine Bluff Ferry

After waiting well over a year, some photos we ordered from the National Archives taken by the Tennessee Valley Authority finally came in a few weeks ago. This particular set…

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Read more about the article Low Lake Levels in March 1961 Expose Birmingham, Kentucky
In this scan from the Paducah Sun on March 12, 1961, the remants of the old Birmingham School can be seen, exposed when Kentucky Lake was dropped 12 feet.

Low Lake Levels in March 1961 Expose Birmingham, Kentucky

Heavy rains across the Tennessee Valley in March 1961 prompted the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to lower the level of Kentucky Lake.  TVA believed it was necessary to make extra…

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Read more about the article The Mystery of the Calloway County Volcano
A screenshot of the article that appeared in the Owensboro Daily Messenger on April 1, 1887 detailing the events of the "volcano".

The Mystery of the Calloway County Volcano

An article appeared in the Owensboro Daily Messenger on Friday, April 1, 1887 about volcanic activity occurring on Blood River near New Concord, Kentucky earlier that week. The article, which…

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