Vic Ballowe: The Madam of Court Street 

Victoria J. Ballowe was born in Tennessee in 1859.  For reasons unknown to us, her family decided to pack up and move to McCracken County, Kentucky and by 1870, her father was raising four children on his own. Two young boys, Lee & Robert, more than likely kept the household busy while the two daughters…

Madam Mollie Neif

From the late 1800s up to the early 1900s, if you were looking for the “nightlife” in Paducah, Kentucky, you would have been steered in the direction of Court Street. More specifically, probably the 900 block because that’s where a cluster of women resided in “questionable resorts.” One house on the block was owned and…