From our files, Sept. 25

Published 8:00 am Saturday, September 25, 2021

BYY BRENDA EDWARDS

100 YEARS AGO —1921

• The number of students already enrolled in Centre College is greater than the total registration for the past two years. With a large number of freshmen already enrolled and limited space, the registrar was instructed to not enroll any more at this time. Members of the upper classes who are yet to arrive will, be enrolled.

• Nellie Blye, a chestnut mare sold by Briscoe Crain of Mitchellsburg last year to John P. Crozier of Pennsylvania, is demonstrating beyond any question that she is one of the greatest, if not the greatest mare in her class that ever left Kentucky. She won easily among In 15 entires at the Kentucky State Fair. While Crain owned her, she won regularly and continues to win for her new owner.

• Congressman J. Campbell Cantrill is scheduled to speak the tobacco growers of Boyle county. The public is invited to hear Cantrill discuss the Cooperative Marketing Plan.

75 YEARS AGO – 1946

• Dr. W. Burton Haley of St. Mildred’s Court has been commissioned assistant surgeon in the United States Public Health Service. He reported for duty in the U.S. Marine hospital in Galveston, Texas. He will serve in the same capacity until the official declaration of peace, before entering private practice. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. P.H. Haley.

• W. Irvin Hadfield, member of the Kiwanis Club, was appointed chairman for the inter-club meeting which the Chamber of Commerce plans to sponsor in October with other local clubs. Assisting Hadfield will be John Brown, R.Bush Nichols, Bill Bohanan, Hulin Mattingly and W.L. Prall.

• Centre College received $10,000 from the estate of the late Supreme Court Justice James Clark Reynolds. It was requested to be “used to promote instruction of girls domestic affairs.

50 YEARS AGO —1971

• Construction began on the Blue Grass Pet Motel on Lebanon Road. E.G. Duncan, owner and builder of the project, said the project should be ready by Thanksgiving. It will provide modern and clean accommodations for 32 dogs and 18 cats.

• Spec. 4 Jerry Abbott, son of Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Abbott of Danville, has been awarded a Purple Heart Medal and Bronze Star Medal with “V” device for heroism in connection with ground operations against hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam. He is Danville High School graduate and attended Eastern Kentucky University for two years.

• Larnell Harris of Danville will perform at Danville High School with The Spurrlows music group. The Glee Club of First Baptist Church, Second and Walnut Street, will sponsor the event, which will feature modern Christian songs. The group has performed in more than 3,000 high schools and colleges.

25 YEARS AGO – 1996

• Danville native Catherine Dotson placed second when she represented Kentucky in a regional Job Corps competition in the category of cement mason, This qualified her to take part in the national competition on Washington, D.C.

• Deerfield Plastics has been sold to the Huntsman Corp, the worlds largest privately-owned chemical company. Kenn Tirrell, Danville plant manager, said,”We think it will” be good for Deerfield’s employees and good for our community.

• P. Joe Clark Jr. , local attorney and state representative from this district spoke to the Danville Business and Professional Woman’s Club. He talked about the state legislature, which ranks 31st of the 50 states, and has three branches of government — executive, judiciary and legislative — which he compared to the board of directors in a business.

• Six area high school seniors are among 15,000 of the nation’s most intellectually talented high school seniors who have been named semifinalists in the Merit Scholarships to be awarded in the spring of 1972. They are: Danville High, Christie P. Carter, Marsha A. Cox, Debbie C.. Hill and Mark Knowles; Boyle County High, David W. May and Mercer County High, Paula Cunningham.