From our files – Oct. 2022

Published 8:12 am Tuesday, October 25, 2022

100 YEARS AGO — 1922

• Although Centre College did not outscore Harvard College in football, it was praised by Dr. R.T. Gillespie who talked about Centre students other accomplishments. He said Centre does not only train men to play football well, it trains men to play  equally well the game of life. It is now pre-eminently a Christian College.  “Centre stands for pure, clean athletics and for pure clean living among the its students.” Centre had graduated  more than 300 ministers, 25 college presidents, 98 college professors, eight U.S. senators,  two vice presidents and many other professionals.

• Dr. James T. Ware, a local druggist, installed a new attractive electric sign in front of his store. Danville has quite a few electric signs, which shows the little city is always improving.

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• Several towns in Kentucky were watching to see what Boyle County was doing in the Great Educational  Campaign  in raising $175,000  in a statewide educational project.

75 YEARS AGO — 1947

• The Danville and Boyle County “War on Rats” campaign was underway with 2,000 pounds of poison bait mixed, weighed, packed and distributed to seven city and county centers where famers picked up the poison.

• C.B. Pipes opened a certified public accountant office in the Tracy Building on West Main Street.   

• Young-Rodes  Public Library got a $15,000 cash gift though a will of the late Mrs. Robert Graham Evans. The money was used to keep in condition certain books which Evans had given to the  library.

• The Danville Y-Teens accepted a service project, “Boxes and Bundles for Europe’s School Children” between 6 and 12 years old.  The project was  sponsored locally  by the Woman’s Missionary Social Union of Danville.

• Danville Fire Department tested a new 750-gallon pumper, the third piece of large equipment purchased by the city. The pumper cost $10,000 and pumped 750 gallons of water per minute.

50 YEARS AGO — 1972

• Danville Attorney Pierce Lively was sworn in as Judge of the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. He was appointed by President  Richard Nixon and confirmed by the Senate.

• More than $3,600 was taken in from the Forkland Heritage Festival and Revue when an estimated 2,000 people from seven states and two foreign counties attended. Proceeds went toward restoration and debt on the old school building purchased by the community from the Boyle County Board of Education.

• The Kentucky Cowbelles, an auxiliary of the American Cattlemen’s Association, was organized in Danville. Fifty women gathered for the organizational meeting.

• Emma Jean Tucker was named outstanding feature twirler at the Cumberland Invitational Band Contest. The Marching Rebels, captured second place in Class B division for 60 members and under.

• Ephraim McDowell Hospital Auxiliary was preparing for its annual bazaar in November. Featured donated items were handmade quilts, aprons and pillows.

25 YEARS AGO — 1997

• Kitty Swain of Danville, professor of physical education and associate director of athletics at Centre College, is one of seven in the nation honored for outstanding  work in athletics and administration. She was honored by the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletic Administration.

• Kentucky School for the Deaf’s Michael White scored five touchdowns and rushed for  219 yards to lead the Colonels’ 51-8 over Tennessee School for the Deaf.

• Perryville Jaycees hosted a Haunted House at the old school building near the black cemetery off Springfield Road. The house featured a spider room, mad doctor, graveyard and bloody bathroom.

• A mother and her two small children escaped injuries from their  burning house on South Fourth street. Gloria Baxter said she was asleep when the fire started from an electric heater. A motorist alerted the  family and called the fire department.