From our files – Aug. 2022
Published 7:35 am Friday, August 26, 2022
100 YEARS AGO — 1922
• The Boyle County Board of Education decided not to consolidate several schools with the Parksville school as residents of different districts preferred the current system, Superintendent O. B. Falls announced.
• Dr. Howard Kincaid of Danville carried ten of the eleven counties in the Republican Primary for Congressman in the Eighth District.
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• Articles of incorporating the Citizens Bank of Junction City was approved by the state Banking Commissioner James P. Lewis. The new bank opened with a free lunch, drinks, souvenirs and a brass band furnishing music.
• Centre College graduate A. Rhorer was named second vice president of the Kentucky Association of Elks at its annual convention.
75 YEARS AGO — 1947
• Lightning struck a straw stack during a rain and windstorm and a fire completely destroyed it but a barn was not damaged since it was wet from the rain storm, according to Oliver Vaught, owner. A large tree was blown down near Centre College and a barn under construction in Perryville was blown down.
• Danville’s largest department store — The Hub — got a complete renovation on its second and third floors. All the women’s, men’s and children’s departments were moved up from the first floor.
• The first pre-fabricated, section-built building in Danville was completed at Caldwell Stone Co. in preparation for a new 535 horsepower drive unit. It has 768 square feet of floor space and housed a diesel-electric power unit.
• Centre College dorm rooms were filled to capacity for the September session and the college asked local residents for housing for men students.
50 YEARS AGO — 1972
• Two young men were admonished for coming to Danville Police Court “in a sloppy manner”. One was told to leave court and put on shoes, and the other was to tuck in his shirttail before appearing for minor offenses.
• David Sparrow, county extension agent for 4-H, was installed as lieutenant governor of Zone 9, Kentucky-West Virginia District of Optimist International. He is a former president of the Danville Optimist Club ands named Danville “Optimist of the Year” in 1971.
• The famous old steam-powered freight engine No.4501 visited Danville as part of a run from Louisville to Cincinnati. Over 600 people made the trip.
• The annual Aliceton Camp Meeting got underway for its 10-day meetings near Gravel Switch. The meetings began in the late 1800s, and have continued. The camp is owned by the Aliceton Holiness Camp Meeting Association.
• A new water district to serve southeastern part of Boyle County was organized. Areas served included Goggin Lane, Lancaster Road, Stanford Road, Chrisman Lane, Pope and Clifton roads. The service, known as the Hedgeville Water Association provided service for about 150 customers.
• Three historical sites in Boyle County were marked by the Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky State Highway Department. Makers were placed at Trinity Episcopal Church, Main Street; Governor William Owsley, Harrodsburg Road; and Old Crow Inn, Stanford Avenue.
25 YEARS AGO — 1977
• Memories drifted back to former students at Bate School during the school’s reunion that was their last one in the old Bate building. The building was razed to make way for a new building on the same location. More than 600 people attended the event. The new facility has a full basement ands four offices, reception, and work area for agents.
• Boyle County Farm Bureau hosted its annual meeting at its new building on the Danville bypass.
• Potluck picnic was held, a talk show and king and queen contest also were held.
• Eight local police officers arrested eight persons on liquor charges and seizure of 1,000 containers of beer, liquor and wine and a small amount of marijuana.
• A small tornado swept through Lancaster Road in Boyle County tearing down trees, damaging barns and house and disrupting utility service to some customers. No one was injured.