From our files, March 13, 2021
100 YEARS AGO — 1921
The R.C. Hatfield Realty Co., sold for Mr. J.H. Boner, his residence on East Broadway St. to Mrs. Susan Rogers and her daughter, Miss Jennie Rogers for $4,000. The purchasers will not move to the property soon, but will allow the current tenant, Mr. Wallace to live there for several more months.
There is a gentleman in Danville, who has a half-pint of Old Carter Brandy. This is the brand that made Lincoln County famous in the years gone by. The liquid is really worth a dollar a drop, but no price can buy it because it’s not for sale. The brandy is some that was made many years ago by the late “Highland” James Carter, and those who have tasted the product know that it comes as near being worth a dollar a drop as any booze ever was. It must be at least 20 years old ad Mr. Carter quit making brandy many years before he died and he has been dead nearly a decade.
L.S. Steele, of the Danville Buick Company will go to Cincinnati today after a Buick Sedan for Dr. J. R. Cowan. This will be the first Buick Sedan to be sold in Danville, but Mr. Steele says he expects to sell many more after the people see what a useful and convenient car the Buick Sedan is.
75 YEARS AGO — 1946
Farmers of the North Rolling Fork section of Boyle County appeared before the fiscal Court in an effort to get a hard-surfaced farm-to-market road to replace the much used gravel road from Mitchellsburg to the Casey County line at Forkland. The meeting at Forkland Highschool, was attended by about 50 farmers. The road is in deplorable condition. It is a loose gravel road, narrow and impassable at many times of the year. it has one-way travel in some sections. Even under the adverse conditions, farmers transported three-quarters of a million pounds of tobacco from their field to the Danville market. The Fork section grows about one-tenth of all the tobacco produced in Boyle with 433 acres being devoted to that crop alone.
Marriage licenses sold in Boyle County during the three-month period between December and February totaled 119, while suits for divorce filed were 24.
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50 YEARS AGO — 1971
Famous Recipe Fried Chicken will open a retail outlet in Danville within 90 days on South Fourth Street. The new building will have a seating capacity of 64 persons, and have parking for 50 cars. It will be located on the East side of Hustonville Road, adjacent to Clark’s Run and the first site south of Danville on U.S. 127.
A 24-year-old Middleboro man has been charged with transporting alcoholic beverages through a dry territory. He posted a $500 cash bond following his arrest at 2 a.m. Saturday at Main and Fourth streets. The man was driving a U-Haul truck containing 60 cases of pint cans of beer, nine cases of wine in pint bottles, 17 cases of whiskey in half pints, eight cases of whiskey in four-fifth quart bottles decanters and a case of gin. Alcoholic Beverage Control agents had observed the truck being loaded in Lebanon and made the arrest in Danville with the aid of local officers.
A spectacular fire destroyed the Bluegrass Plant Foods Inc. building on Vaksdahl Avenue. The loss may exceed half a million dollars.
Beginning this week the R.L. Polk and Company canvassers will begin gathering up-to-date information about Danville for the Danville City Directory publication. The directory lists the names of residents, their address, place of employment and husband or wife. Listings are given by street addresses as well as by individuals’ names. The Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce works cooperatively with the directory company in seeking information for the books.
25 YEARS AGO — 1996
Leaders of Kentucky’s deaf community are planning to hold the state’s first-ever deaf festival this summer in Danville. Most of the festivities will take place on the Kentucky School for the Deaf campus. The focus will be on deaf culture, including history, education and the fine arts.
The state General Assembly’s recent passage of a bill to permit people to carry concealed deadly weapons has already had a local impact. Judge-Executive Tony Wilder said he has been approached by a certified weapons instructor who wants to lease a vacant building and nearby property at a county-maintained park off of U.S. 68 near Perryville as a classroom and shooting range. Wilder said the instructor anticipates more people will need instruction in the use of weapons because of the approval of the concealed carry law.
Beginning next week, members of the public will have a chance to discuss whether or not the Danville schools should adopt a year-round school calendar.