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Published 9:00 am Sunday, November 13, 2022

100 YEARS AGO — 1922

• A nurse at Danville and Boyle County Hospital was killed in an accident at the facility when she attempted to get on the elevator. Irene Magee of Elkton attempted to jump on the moving elevator as she was trying to lower it a few inches. A patient and relative were waiting to board the elevator when the accident occurred.

• The Red Cross Drive began in Boyle County and organizers asked each person to give $25 to help eradicate typhoid fever and tuberculosis. Abut half the money collected went to the national headquarters in Washington.

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• Professor Estill Dale Woods, a graduate of Depew University of Indiana, was chosen principal of the Junction City schools. He replaced the late Professor E.L. Grubbs.

• Plans were made to build a new school at Junction City. Funds for the new building was not raised by taxation, but by popular subscription.

•Three revenue men had a wild ride chasing two Whiskey Runners in a  50-mile ride that came near Perryvillle, but headed back to Springfield after they spotted authorities. They later headed to Danville, but was lost to the Runners in the Danville area. It was believed the getaway car covered 50 miles and was loaded with Red Whiskey which had been stolen from a warehouse. However,  later in the day, they arrested eight men and seized about 500 gallons of liquor, three automobiles and six guns near Perryville.

75 YEARS AGO —1947

• Chest x-rays, to determine the possible presence of tuberculosis, were  given to 3,540 local residents, including men, women and young people over 15 years old  at Boyle County Health Department. 

• Mitchell Ferrell of Danville was named manager of Boyle Motor Company on East Main Street. The local Oldsmobile agency was owned by Clarence Wade of Lancaster.

• A dedication of the “Schuler Memorial” room at Centre College was held to honor Lt. Asa William Schuler, a former student of the 20th College Training Detachment at Centre College during World War II. He was killed on his 25th mission over Germany. The memorial also honors the 51 men in the Centre training unit who lost their lives during the war.

• Grover C. Robinson of Danville was elected chairman of the Boyle County Agricultural Adjustment Administration. 

• A section of U.S. 68 which joins Perryville, was dedicated as Kentucky’s branch of the National Blue Star Memorial Highway. The state Garden Club Federation and state Highway Commission gave the program. 

• Six local churches hosted services to mark the Thanksgiving  Day. Pastors from Lexington Avenue Baptist, First  Christian, Trinity Episcopal, Perryville, Junction City and Parksville spoke at the services.

50 YEARS AGO — 1972

• The first day of  burley tobacco sales had an average of $80.30 per hundred weight. Although it was lower than expected, buyers at the local markets put the highest sales tag on their burley of any market in the state.

• Two local physicians, Dr.  B. Daniel Jr. Dr. Chris S. Jackson Jr.,

got permission to rezone a 32-acre tract of land between Lisa Avenue and Gose Pike to build a medical center.

• The 120-piece Danville Marching Band, under of Drum Major Steve Mowery, brought home a first place trophy from competition in Campbellsville College’s Homecoming Parade.

25 YEARS AGO — 1997

• A large crowd showed up to share their vision and ideas with Brandstettere Carroll Inc., consultants hired to develop a new  park’s master plan. The new park was located on the Sigwald property. Among the top priorities for the park were security, maintenance, revenue producing activities, excellent ball fields, a multipurpose indoor building and a desire to keep the Lannock subdivision entrance-free.

• Bruce Richardson, owner of Elmwood Inn in Perryville,  signed his new  book, “The Great Tea Rooms of Britain” at the 1997 Kentucky Book Fair in Frankfort.  The book contains more than 100 color photographs, narratives, touring tips and recipes from 21 tea rooms.

• Cambus-Kenneth Farm, a  historic property owned by Cecil Dulin Wallace, a local historian, was the first Kentucky gift to the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington, D.C.  The property first belonged to Dr. Ephraim McDowell, a local surgeon, and had been in the Wallace family since 1862.

• Eight Boyle and Lincoln residents were arrested on drug-related charges in a two-day state police drug roundup. Eighteen people, including one juvenile, were arrested in the sweep on illegal drug-related charges.