From Our Files Nov. 19, 2021
Published 7:00 am Friday, November 19, 2021
100 YEARS AGO — 1921
• J.C. Caldwell, head of Centre College Athletic Association sent work that Charles Moran has signed a contract to continue net season as coach of Centre football team. He said Claude Thornhill will continue another year as Centre’s line coach.
• Mrs. Malcolm Burnside has accepted a position as clerk with Danville Jewelry and Optical Co. She was formerly connected with The Shop Perfect and Danville Motor Co. as clerk and bookkeeper.
• The invitation for Centre College to come to Pasadena and play in the Tournament of Roses New Year’s Day game, when it would be confronted by the University of California team, has finally arrived. Whether or not it will be accepted must be left to conjecture, as the coaches and team, who will have something to say are out of town.
• C. N. Smith has been nominated for mayor of Danville to succeed W.O. McIntyre, and if he makes it the people will owe him a debt of gratitude, according to a letter from the Interior Journal. Under McIntyre’s regime, Danville has grown and prospered as she never had before. More improvements were done, more streets were built, and until our sister city is really a model town.
75 YEARS AGO —1946
• Local Boy Scout Troops 25, 26, and 154 set up a new bi-weekly schedule for continuing waste paper collection as a community service project in Danville. Harry Payne, field Scout executive said. Approximately 2,000 hours of community service are contributed by local scouts and scoutmasters annually.
• Star players from Bate High School were scheduled to play in the Turkey Bowl on Thanksgiving Day in the Danville High School stadium by Danville All-Stars and the Versailles Wildcats. Players making the return were J. Doram, J.T. Gray, Ingram, and Johnson, Beasley, Fields, R. Smith, J. Smith, Hale, Andrew, Frey, Strange, James, and Gray.
• Thanksgiving Day was highlighted by worship services at four local Boyle County churches. Community service also was held at First Christian Church with Dr. Ralph R. Couey, pastor of Lexington Avenue Baptist as speaker.
• Mrs. O.P. Lane, a senior citizen of South Third Street, won $50 from a Louisville radio station. She answered a question submitted by Robert Smith Dulin of Campus Kenneth Farm of Danville. She said it was the first thing she ever won in her whole life.
• A farm training study group for veterans in Boyle County was held to give aid, including financial aid to returned veterans of the war who are interested in farming. About 30 attended.
50 YEARS AGO — 1971
• East End School on West Main Street that abandoned at the end of 1970-71 school year, was sold for $51,000 to Kent Clark Evangelistic Team and Baptist Mission to America.
• Danville Lions Club Radio Auction exceeded the $5,000 goal set by the club when sales soared to $5,300. It was the largest and most successful the club has had to date.
• The local tobacco market led the state in per hundredweight average with a day’s average of $78.88 compared to the $78.56 state average. Locally, 745, 859 pounds of leaf were sold for $588,298.55.
• The Adult Learning Center at Danville High School has 93 adults enrolled in various areas of study. The learning center offers educational studies in all levels of learning.
• Salvation Army Christmas Kettles were up and open for collection at Third and Main streets, Greenleaf and Danville Manor shopping centers, and downtown Stanford.
25 YEARS AGO — 1996
• Mercer County went along with a plan to build a jail with Boyle County in Danville. Two magistrates were against it and one was not sure. Wayne Russell and Willie B. Horn voted against the inter-local agreement between the two counties. Magistrates Thomas Lane, Bill Waggener, and Charles Hurst voted for it.
• Bruce and Shelley Richardson, proprietors of Elmwood Inn in Perryville, have successfully blended the taking of tea with music artists in their newest book, “A Tea for All Seasons.” Their first book, “A Year of Teas at Elmwood Inn,” has been featured in magazines in India and England, and more than 20 American newspapers.
• The Supreme Court of Kentucky has ended Danville’s quest not to be part of the Kentucky River Authority. Danville has fought since 1993 the plan to fund operations of the River Authority with fees charged those who withdraw water from bodies of water within the authorities’ boundaries. The fees could be pass-along to water customers.
• John Hankla, Kirtley and Danny Settles, and Clements Caldwell, local artifacts collectors, asked the Danville City Commission to help them find a way to keep their collections in the county. Hankla’s collection includes dinosaur bones and meteorites, Settles has an extensive mineral and gem collection. Cladwell’s collection of Indian artifacts is of world-class quality, Hankla said.