by Wilbur Bush
"If the dam were ever built, it could mean the virtual end of Daviess County. It’s been estimated that over 65,000 acres of the most productive land in the county would be taken out of production. It would split the county in half."
The above quotation was taken from the March 3, 1955, edition of the "Gallatin Democrat" in regard to the construction of the Pattonsburg dam.