From our files, Oct. 2, 2020
100 YEARS AGO — 1920
You cannot vote unless you register on Oct. 5 which is voter registration day in Danville. On that day, the polls were opened to register from 6 in the morning to 9 at night. Many families were without cooks this morning in Danville, as all of the colored women were at the polls bright and early. At 8 o’clock this morning, at least 100 colored men and women were at each precinct in colored districts waiting for an opportunity to register. No white people could be seen around some of the polls early in the morning, but this afternoon, most of the white people began to come out to register.
A record crowd is expected Saturday for the Centre-Harvard game. Delegations from Somerset, Harrodsburg, Winchester, Lexington, Lancaster and other neighboring towns have written in for seats.
The new Parksville school is still under construction and the rooms that are being used are terribly crowded, especially the room used by Miss Louise Cleland, who has charge of the primary department. She has enrolled 72 students, and is having a daily attendance of from 55 to 65.
75 YEARS AGO — 1945
Walter Goggin, county Farm Bureau President has announced that in line with the FB’s policy of service to its members, the Boyle County Farm Bureau members will be offered a non-profit hospitalization plan. The plan will include man and wife, and all unmarried children under age 19. Subscribers and family will each be entitled to complete hospital care for 21 days the first year of membership and 31 days each year thereafter. This coverage will include up to $5 per day for room, special dietary service, uses of operating room, all medications and dressings, drugs, oxygen and equipment.
The Bonita Portrait studio, located over Spoonamore’s Drug store at Third and Main streets, held its formal opening this week. The ultra-modern studio is owned by Frank R. Brown, trained and equipped to offer all phases of dramatic glamour photography. In addition to taking pictures in the dark-paneled studio room, flanked by a pleasant reception room and specially built darkroom, Mr. Brown will do photography in the patron’s home, when natural and individual surroundings are desired, as for parties, weddings and other special occasions.
Dr. Chris S. Jackson and family have moved to their home on Lexington Road in Danville, from Hazard, where the physician has been connected for the past five years with the Hazard hospital. Dr. Jackson has opened offices in the Central Kentucky Building and Loan Association’s remodeled building next to the courthouse.
Developers of Green Acres subdivision, an attractive new residential annex to the Danville city limits, is nearing completion and the public is invited to visit the development and drive over the new streets. The public is asked to drive over these streets as much as possible in the next few weeks in order that flaws may be located and corrected before the blacktop is laid. The streets have been named, Cecilian Terrace, Park View, O’Hara Drive, Pleasant wood Road and McDowell Drive. A formal dedication of the streets and other conveniences as part of the city of Danville will be held at a later date. Three new houses have been practically completed by the developers and work on four more will be started soon.
50 YEARS AGO — 1970
Direct travel between Lancaster and Danville has been resumed with the reopening of the Dix River Bridge, after major repairs to the structure. For several months, travelers have gone either by way of Stanford or the Chenault Bridge.
Advertisement: Jefferson Beauty Shop closes after 33 years of service. For many years it has been my pleasure to serve in this community as owner and operator of the Jefferson Beauty Shop. Before leaving Danville to take up residence in Miami, Florida, I wish to express my sincere thanks to loyal customers, kind friends and everyone who has helped make living in Danville a happy experience for me. Sincerely, Estelle Jefferson
Letter to the editor: The mistaken concept that women are the weaker sex has led the Women’s Liberation Society to put women into pantsuits (uniforms) to get a symbolic equality with men. This has neutralized their charms jeopardizing the dominion they hold over men. … As soon as the WLS realize the frustration pantsuits have caused girl watchers – all men are – it will order its followers back into miniskirts. Society would do well to correct the mistaken concept that women are the weaker sex lest the WLS take other steps just as foolish and futile as putting the girl into these uniforms (pantsuits).
Sixteen business establishments in the new Danville Manor Shopping Center will observe the grand opening beginning on Wednesday. The first establishment opened in the modern shopping complex about five months ago. Businesses at the shopping complex include Britts, Adams Shoe Store, Danville Manor Barber Shop, Begley Drug, Captain Floyd’s Donut Shoppe, Hallmark, Gregory One Hour Cleaners, Ann Herbert Co., Avery G. and Linda Hill Optometrists; His and Her Shoppe, Long John Silvers; Rose’s, The Singer Co., Winn-Dixie, Standard Service Station and Citizens National Bank.
25 YEARS AGO — 1995
Jury finds O.J. Simpson innocent. After gripping the nation with a mix of soap opera and social issues, the trial of O.J. Simpson reached its end with the same mix of suspense, drama and touch of the absurd with which it began 15 months ago.
Learn about the symptoms of depression in a free screening at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. Participants will hear a brief talk on the causes, symptoms and treatments of depression, followed by a short video. Individuals will complete an anonymous written screening test for depression and have the opportunity to discuss the results with a mental health professional.
Philips Lighting Co. has announced plans to increase production of fluorescent tubes by 70% to keep up with the demand for energy efficient lights. It will take two to three years to complete the project.
Several years of artistic endeavor have produced a tremendous painting for artist Rudy Ayoroa. “I imagined myself looking across the cornfield,” Ayoroa said, “and seeing the battle” based on some readings of the battle, he added. Some of the soldiers in the painting are based on actual men. The Battle of Perryville is a painting in oils that stands 56 inches by 80 inches.
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