From our files, Sept. 28

Published 1:15 pm Wednesday, September 29, 2021

By Brenda Edwards

100 YEARS AGO — 1921

• The City of Danville advertised for bids for $200 in bonds to improve Fourth street, from Lexington Street south to Broadway, Main and Walnut streets.

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• The Danville Special was Boston-bound to see Centre College football team compete with Harvard. The Southern Railway System will head from Danville to Cincinnati, BigFour and New York Central lines from Cincinnati to Boston through Cleveland, Erie and Buffalo. Reservations were made with The Advocate.

75 YEARS AGO — 1946

• Eugene Culton of Boyle County, saved 1,1000 pounds of Ky. 31 fescue grass seed from three acres this fall, according to County Agent John C. Brown. Eight other farmers in the county will sow about 80 acres, Brown said.

• Thomas G.Stone, husband of the former Marion Kirby of Danville, has been appointed city editor of the San Antonio Evening News. He is the youngest city editor ever holding that position of the Evening News. The Army veteran returned to San Antonio where a post on the Evening News had been held for him.

• Details of a new Red Cross Home Nursing class for Danville will be announced, Mrs. T.O. Nolan, chairman of the Home Nursing of the Boyle County chapter, American Red Cross, reported. The next class will be organized in a few days.

• Confirmation of the intention of General Shoe Corporation, Nashville, Tenn., to enter into a contract with the Danville Chamber of Commerce for the lease of a factory building and improvements thereon was given with the arrival here of Jack Braden, general manager of the Kentucky branch of the company, who came here to work out details of the lease. Mayor Henry L. Nichols gave Baden letter affirming the city

• Council’s “hearty” endorsement of the shoe firm’s proposed plan for its location in Danville. Braden said the shoe company wants to lease the Jackson Boufoir Co., purchased by the local Chamber of Commerce. The company will pay $3,600 a year with option to renew for another five-year period.

50 YEARS AGO — 1971

• Workers in two of the nine divisions of the United Community Fund will kick off the annual appeal for $69,00 in funds for 11 agencies. William Dishman, a local attorney, and S.L. Thurman, retired Kentucky Utilities official, will open the UCF campaign’s professional division and five other divisions to begin in October. Residential areas of Danville and Boyle County will be the last divisions to start their campaign later for the campaign which ends in November. Working as captains in the Advanced Gifts division are John Hill Bailey, O.C. Seeves, Ernest Speckman, C.L. Scott, Roy Johnson, W. Irvine Fox, Dr. R. Quin Bailey and Nelson Rodes.

• Eleven Danville women are assisting Ruby Cheek in the selling of seasons tickets at $6 for adults and $3 for students for Centre College’s Fine arts series to be held in the Danville High School auditorium. The series includes violinist Booker Row Jr.; John Stewart, and the Louisville Orchestra.

• Danville High School alumni band members joined this year’s DHS band for a performance during half time of the Danville-Woodford County football game. The alumni band included Roy and Sue Bohon, Debbie and Tana Moore, Ed Southworth, Charlie Easterly, Larry Adams, David Robbins, William Gravely Jr., Charles Whitehouse, Mrs. Bobby Leathers, Walter Russell, David Durham, Barry Bateman, Stephan Phelps and Allen Jacobus.

• A Danville Mason was selected to a state office, two others were appointed to grand lodge office and two are past state officials. Ed Young was appointed right eminent grand warder of the Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of Kentucky; Bob King, past illustrious grand master, was appointed to the Grand Council of Kentucky; Mack Woolums was elected to right excellent grand king of the grand chapter, Royal Arch Masons; Earl Bell, past most excellent grand high priest of RAM of Kentucky; and Fred Madden, was appointed chief inspector and instructor of Grand Commandery of Knights Templar.

25 YEARS AGO — 1996

• The local Humane Society sponsors the inaugural Pet Promenade at Boyle County ‘High School stadium. This is a”walk-your-petathon” around the track. Participants secure sponsors, who donate to the cause. Each participate will get a leash from Purina and be eligible for hourly door prizes. Participants will get a free t-shirt if they raise over $50.

• The one-day Great American AirFest held in Danville featured civilian aircraft rides and exhibits; aviation artist, Aviation Museum of Kentucky display, Civil Air Patrol display; medical evacuation helicopter display, 202nd Army Band from the National Guard, and numerous other events.

• An exhibit at Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts commemorates the 75th anniversary of Centre’s famous 6-0 win over Harvard in football with an exhibit called “C-HO 75.” Sportswriters have referred to Centre’s victory as the sports upset of the century.

• Five young women will compete in the annual Miss Perryville Battlefield contest: Amy Kristen Edwards, of Danville; Amy Gale Roach of Junction City; Amanda Jane Smock of Gravel Switch; and Jennifer Lee Whitehouse of Perryville. Miss Congeniality will be selected by a vote of the contestants.

• Steve Anderson was impressed when he took a picture of a ten and half pound small-mouth bass almost 10 years ago. He was even more impressed when he found out he had photographed the largest smallmouth bass on record. “l knew  it was a very large small-mouth but I did not realize it was a world record,” Anderson said. “Everybody who ever fishes Dale Hollow, you always recognize it as a world record smallmouth lake. You just kind of took that for granted.”