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Retired Courier Journal reporter pens 200th Hickman County Anniversary Proclamation
L to R: Sherry Allison, Howard Dillard and County Judge Kenny Wilson
Retired Courier Journal reporter pens 200th Hickman County Anniversary Proclamation

Former Courier Journal reporter, Ira Simmons, penned the proclamation commemorating the 200th anniversary of the first county of the Kentucky Jackson Purchase.

The proclamation reprinted in the story was read by Clinton City Councilman Howard Dillard and signed by Hickman County Judge Kenny Wilson and Anniversary Chair Sherry Allison.

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Early history of Hickman County
Historical Society Chair Tom Bugg reads the early history of Hickman County at opening event of 200th anniversary
Early history of Hickman County

...Andrew Jackson and Isaac Shelby set this story in motion when they negotiated The Chickasaw Treaty of 1818. This treaty transferred a vast amount of Chickasaw Land in west Kentucky and west Tennessee to the US Government...

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Homegrown Heroes Remembered During 200th Celebration
During Korean War, Hickman Countian William Batts guarded a nuclear cannon.
Homegrown Heroes Remembered During 200th Celebration

Our country has been protected and served by many men and women throughout its history. As we have recently remembered 9/11and as we approach our county's bicentennial celebration this fall, the Hickman County Historical & Genealogical Society remembers homegrown heroes...

During the era of the Korean crisis, William Batts stood guard over a nuclear cannon...

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