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From our files, Sept. 25, 2016

100 YEARS AGO — 1916

An impressive ceremony was held at the Sunday morning service of the Lancaster Presbyterian Church, when a memorial tablet was placed on the wall near the pulpit as a tribute to the late J. Rockwell Smith, former pastor.

The large two-story frame residence, known as the Fitzpatrick house, which stood for many years at the head of Lexington Avenue, is being town down. It was recently purchased by F.M. Hunt. The lumber will be utilized for buildings elsewhere. It is said to be the intention of Mr. Hunt to build a modern structure on the site of the old house.

The large brick columns supporting the portico to the entrance of Morgan Hall, the new building recently erected for the Kentucky College for Women, are being covered with beautiful white stucco, and when completed will resemble white marble.

Mr. Thomas Chesnut was in Danville yesterday and hauled back in his car, 400 cups, 500 loaves of bread, many cans of tomatoes, sugar and coffee in abundance to feed the large crowd that is attending the sale of his farm today.
There is an important announcement to the women of Danville: As the citizens of Danville will certainly be asked to authorize the Board of Education in Danville to issue bonds to provide the erection of a high school building before there is another opportunity to register, it is very important that all women interested in the welfare and efficiency of the schools should register by Oct. 3 in order to be able to vote. Women, as well as men now have the right to vote in school matters. The fact that your children are now unwholesomely crowded into the present inadequate buildings makes it urgent that you show your good citizenship by taking an active part in this election.

75 YEARS AGO — 1941

 About 75 law enforcement officers from all over Kentucky are expected to invade Danville on Friday and attend a conference sponsored by the Federal Bureau of Investigation at the State Theatre. The purpose of the meeting will be to thoroughly acquaint all law enforcement agencies with their responsibilities in connection with national defense investigations which are being currently conducted by the FBI. During the program a sound movie will be presented titled, “Men of the FBI.”

According to Barcus, Kindred & Co., specialists in municipal finance, a survey they conducted shows that Danville’s water charges amount to $1.67 per user monthly for 3,000 gallons of water, while an average of $1.06 is charged for similar service by 286 other American cities. Danville’s charge for 5,000 gallons is $2.47 monthly, compared with an average of $1.54 for all cities studies.

Buddy Baer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jake Baer of Danville has been ordered to report to Louisville where he will be inducted into the United States Navy for assignment to the Naval Intelligence office of this district. Baer is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and is now employed at the Hub Pushin Department Store. Also, James Wallace Langford, of Danville, has been accepted into the U.S. Navy, and was sent to Norfolk, Va., for training.

Jimmy Horner, city editor of The Advocate-Messenger, left Saturday afternoon for Washington D.C. where he has accepted a position with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Mr. Horner, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Horner, of North Third Street, since his graduation from Danville High School in 1939, has been on the news staff of this newspaper and is a young man of exceptional ability.

Adolph Rupp, head basketball coach at the University of Kentucky, condemned the rules and regulations of amateur sports in his address to the Danville Lions Club. Rules against paying players and coaching from the sidelines are violated by everyone, teaching dishonesty are doing the players more harm than good, he said.

50 YEARS AGO — 1966

Volunteer firemen at Parksville, under the chairmanship of Capt. Ralph Pierce, collected a total of $300 there for the annual WHAS Crusade for Children in their canvass over the past few days. The cash was taken to Louisville and presented during Sunday’s Crusade television program by Capt. Pierce, Roy Johnson and Council Belcher.

Miss Mabel S. Cox, of Junction City, a missionary to Zululand, South Africa for many years and currently home on furlough, will spend next weekend in Minnesota.

Members and their guests will gather at the Danville County Club Friday evening for a turtle dinner. Reservations are requested.

Bids on the construction of the American Greetings Corporation’s Danville plant, for which the city has issued $6,000,000 in industrial revenue bonds, will be opened on Oct. 4. The city council met last night in the Boyle County Circuit Court room. The old city hall building, constructed in 1913, has been razed and the city’s business offices are temporarily located in the old Bluegrass Garage building on Main Street between Third and Second streets. The fire department and all fire-fighting equipment are also located there.
Airman First Class Charlie Flynn, 21-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Luther Flynn of Hustonville Road in Shelby City, is serving as a weapons mechanic in the fight against Communist aggression in South east Asia. A graduate of Junction City High School in May, 1963, Airman Flynn enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and left for duty with that branch of service in July of that same year. In a letter received by his family last week, Flynn said he believes he will not be home again until next year.

25 YEARS AGO — 1991

A $10,000 grant through the state Division of Forestry will make it possible for Danville to create a wooded area at the water treatment plant on Lexington Road. A landscape architect said a plan is to have a park area that can be used for walking, and some trees will screen the treatment plant from houses adjacent to the plant.

A Casey County man was arrested on marijuana charges after police discovered about 100 pounds of processed marijuana in his possession. The marijuana had been processed and stored in four 60-gallon barrels in the man’s mobile home where he lived.

While the Casey County Apple Festival filled the stomachs and emptied the pockets of thousands of visitors, there’s also quite a bit in it for the locals. Casey Countians are proud of their festival because they feel it gives their home an identity as something more than a milepost on U.S. 127. “It’s putting us on the map,” said Linda Peavey, a Casey County native, who came in from Tulsa Okla. for the festival.
On Oct. 26, the Heart of Danville is having a “Monster Mash” costume dance at the National Guard Armory. All proceeds will go to the Heart of Danville which works to keep historic Danville economically viable.