From Our Files – Jan. 17, 2022

Published 5:00 am Monday, January 17, 2022

100 YEARS AGO —1922
• Burley Tobacco Cooperative Marketing Association of Kentucky organized its branch business in Danville. Charley P. Cecil Jr., a large tobacco grower, was manager of the Danville Warehouse. John Prall was bookkeeper, and Perry Ingram was weigher.

• Robert Baldwin purchased an interest in Baldwin Jewelry, owned by his father.

• Boyle County Farm Bureau, cooperating with the College of Agriculture planned a two-day meeting about farming in Danville and Perryville. Topics are what the bureau can do for the farmer, a healthful home, maintenance of soil fertility, feeding the family, farm poultry flock.

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• William Jennings Bryan scheduled a lecture on “The Enemies of the Bible” at Danville Baptist Church. Over 800 tickets were sold.

• State Representative C.D. Minor of Perryville, introduced a resolution asking a committee of five in the House and Senate to investigate the tax system in Kentucky.

75 YEARS AGO —1947
• The Dental Clinic of the Boyle County Chapter of the American Red Cross, inactive since pre-war days, resumed work under the Danville Kiwanis Club. Mrs. Walter McMakin, chairman of the Public Health Nursing committee of ARC, said volunteers will assist dentists.

• Junction City Lions Club receives a charter from Governor R.B. Dunn of the District Y-43 Lions International who presented the charter and Fred Turnbull, president of the Danville Lions Club, served as toastmaster. E.G. Singler was president of the Junction City club.

• A sister of Mrs. Carl Reynolds of Third and Walnut Streets, was in Danville and talked about a forced landing of an airplane in New York. Picola Looper, an airline stewardess of Nashville, had rolled up 2,000 hours of flying and was already a veteran of engine trouble when she made the landing near Coney Island with less than a five-minute supply of gasoline in its tank. No serious injuries were reported.

• The Federal Communications Commission tentatively authorized the Commonwealth Broadcasting Corp. to operate a new radio station in Danville. W.T. Isaacs, David Highbaugh, and James Russell were members of the company.

50 YEARS AGO —1972
• Danville got its coldest weather of the winter and the prediction was it would be even lower before it warmed up. The lowest temperature recorded was below zero. It was predicted to be as low as 5 below. Charles A. Thomas photographs showed ice, animals the snow and a man walking from a stranded auto.

• John Edward Stevens was named a full-time fireman to fill a vacancy in the city fire department. A former Marine and Vietnam veteran, Stevens has been at their local fire station for about a year.

• Danville Kiwanis Club celebrated the 57th birthday with a luncheon, President Irvin Fox Jr. announced. Members of the Key clubs had charged the program. Charter member Pat Best cut a cake.

• A 100-bed Hospital Reserve Disaster Inventory Unit from the federal government arrived at Ephraim McDowell Memorial Hospital and is ready when disaster strikes this area. Supplies came from General Services Administration Medical Depot in Ohio and were stored at the local hospital.

25 YEARS AGO — 1997
• The Agora Club, a recreational facility and swimming pool purchased by Danville earlier, was named for a longtime civic leader. The club is known as the William E. “Bunny” Davis Recreational Complex. Davis has been a member of the City Commission since 1987, and has been involved in athletics as a player, umpire, coach, and supporter.

• Help for those who were in need of assistance during the cold winter months was available Bluegrass Community Action Agency and Salvation Army.

• Danville City Commissioner Alex Stevens was elected mayor pro team by the commission. He was the leading vote-getter in the November election and will perform other duties in the absence of the mayor.

• Seven historic properties on Boyle County were considered for listing in the National Register for Historic Places, including Clifton Baptist Church, Penn’s Store, Forkland School, and gymnasium, and four Civil War monuments — Perryville Battlefield Historic Site, Goodknight Cemetery, and monuments at Perryville Battlefield to recognize Confederate and Union soldiers.