The Cadiz Record

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The Cadiz Record is a weekly newspaper (published on Wednesdays) in Cadiz, Kentucky (Trigg County). It has fewer than 5,000 subscribers. [1]


It started publishing December 31, 1880 as the Kentucky Telephone.[2] By 1899, the paper had a circulation of 1,375 copies.[3]

In 1898, the newspaper was purchased by Henry R. Lawrence in partnership with George H. Pike. Later that year, there was a fire at the building. After purchasing new printing equipment, the name of the newspaper was changed to the Cadiz Record.[4]

Under the direction of Lawrence, the newspaper was a democratic publication.[5] For example, he used it as a platform to fight for justice in the Black Patch Tobacco Wars.[6]


  1. ^ "Cadiz Record Staff". Retrieved 2008-08-03. 
  2. ^ Connelley, William Elsey; Coulter, Ellis Merton (1922). Kerr, Charles, ed. History of Kentucky (Google books). IV. Chicago: The American Historical Society. pp. 462–463. Retrieved 2009-01-19. 
  3. ^ Pettingill, Ubert K.; Wetherald, James T. (1899). National Newspaper Directory and Gazetteer (Google books) (Seventh ed.). Boston: Pettingill & Co. p. 216. Retrieved 2009-01-19. 
  4. ^ Connelley 1922: 462.
  5. ^ Connelley 1922: 462. "Henry R. Lawrence has proved both through his paper and in a personal way a resourceful and influential advocate and supporter of the cause of the democratic party.
  6. ^ Kroll, Harry Harrison (1965). Riders in the Night (Google books). University of Pennsylvania Press. Retrieved September 3, 2009. … the Cadiz Record, a county newspaper that had fought steadfastly for justice in the tobacco wars. 

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