The year 1994 features a series on early lawyers in Madison County based on a section of the French Tipton papers entitled “Lawyers and Lawmakers.” There is also a series based on information from old 1960s Madison High Yearbooks. Several articles give background on the Blue Grass Ordnance (Army) Depot, one of the most important institutions in our county over the past century. There are also several articles on influential people in Madison County’s history including Melvin E. Maddox, Green Clay Smith, and John Speed Smith. Dr. Grise recounts an important event in the history of Berea and Berea College in “Article Recalls Exodus of Teachers from Berea.” Other articles discuss the history of opera houses in downtown Richmond and “Local Singer's Life was Like a Novel” profiles the intriguing life of nightclub singer Rio Burke. “‘Madison's Heritage’ Becoming Part of Madison's History” gives information and a history on the impact of the Madison’s Heritage column.