From our files; Sept. 4, 2016
The Smith Show will exhibit in Danville for one week beginning September 18th. The show has its own train of 20 cars and carries a large number of wild animals. The miniature circus will attract the children. The show will be held under the auspices of the Danville Military Band.
There will be an auction on Saturday, September 9th, 1916, at the Bedlow Restaurant on Beatty Avenue. The owner will take bidding for the restaurant and hotel furniture and fixtures that belonged to K.F. Guthrie. Articles to be auctioned off include 50 iron beds, springs and mattresses, two large ranges, a large number of pillows, sheets and blankets, ice boxes, electric fans, chairs, dressers, a steam table, a complete pool room outfit including two pool tables, balls and chairs, even a refrigerator.
A delightful program and interesting session has been arranged for the unveiling of the marker of the old Logan’s Fort iin Stanford this afternoon in the front yard of the home of J.B. Camenisch where the old fort stood.
75 YEARS AGO — 1941
G.H. Jarvis, a prominent Boyle County farmer, is the proud possessor of a unique ear of sugar corn, which has 12 individual ears on one cob. The strange growth is now on display at The Advocate-Messenger office. It was grown on Jarvis’ farm on Lexington Road near Chenault Bridge. The ears on the corn cob are joined together at the bottom and are all perfectly shaped.
An advertisement from Kentucky Utilities asked if people remember when the electric bill was called, “the light bill… then, we were mighty proud to have just electric lights, and in those days we paid about as much every month as we do now, and all we got was light. Sometimes we weren’t even too sure of that…Maybe a better name for it would be the ‘living bill.’”
50 YEARS AGO — 1966
For many years people attending football games at Farris Stadium have been asked to refrain from sitting, running or leaning on the small retaining wall that separates the walk of the stadium from the track and playing field. Anyone who refuses to get off the wall can now be cited by police officers.
25 YEARS AGO — 1991
A plan to add a miniature golf course to a soon-to-be opened convenience store has been denied by Planning and Zoning. The owners of Thoroughbred Mart on Bluegrass Pike asked the P&Z to approve the final development plat for the store so it can open this weekend. But their desire to amend the plan at the last minute to add an 18-hole miniature golf course was opposed by the commission. The golf course currently is on Whirlaway Drive in Bluegrass Estates and is called Churchill Miniature Golf Course. The owner, Thomas Byerly, plans to sell it to Thoroughbred Mart and move it there.
A recent action by the Boyle County American Legion post to protect cutbacks in Veterans Administration medical benefits not only has angered VA officials, but also has drawn a negative response from state Legion headquarters. A few weeks ago, American Legion Post 46 in Boyle County voted to tell VA officials to stop sending their mobile outpatient clinic to the post’s meeting hall on Burgin Road. Post officials were angered because they said the vast majority of veterans who came to the clinic were told they were not eligible for medical care.