From our Files
Published 9:50 am Tuesday, December 6, 2022
100 YEARS AGO – 1922
• Peoples Tobacco Warehouse opened its sales with 100,000 pounds of tobacco on the floors with the best basket selling for 49 cents per pound. Jackson & Nicholas produced the tobacco.
• W.S. Hynes, a student at Centre College won a Rhodes Scholarship.The Lexington native was one of 32 in the United States to get the honor.
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• Officials in Danville, Perryville, Louisville and Covington were notified to watch roads for a band of masked men who stoled a quantity of
whiskey from Burkes Springs Distillery in Marion County.
• Boyle County Sheriff W. Logan Wood delivered a $83,223 check to pay county taxes to state government in Frankfort.
• The Kandy Kids Klub and Boys Booster Club in Junction City raised money for the local school fund. The boys took orders for Christmas trees and roasted peanuts, and the girls sold homemade candies.
• Marshall A. Coleman, James R. Moore and James Dunn organized an annual Opossum and Coon Supper, augmented with veal and mutton to make a feast. It became a successful event and consisted of chow-chow, onions, hoecake egg bread, crackers, muffins, tops of mustard, salad stuffed olives, brick cheese, radishes, mutton, veal, coon and ‘opossum with sweet potatoes. Forty attended the dinner.
75 YEARS AGO — 1947
• Dr. Ralph R. Couey, pastor of Lexington Baptist Church, observed his 20th anniversary of his ordination to the ministry in conjunction with the congregation’s celebration of the founding of the local church. A former student at Balyor University in Waco, Texas, Couey previously served as pastor of the Augusta and Dover Baptist churches in Texas.
• Danville got its basketball season off with a winning start by beating the Paint Lick Panthers with a score of 67 to 27.
Private Richard L. Young, son of Mrs. Silas Smith of West walnut Street, remains in Tokyo, Japan, where he was assigned to guard duty of Tojo’s palace. Private Young graduated from Junction City High School before he joined the Army.
• Danville burley leaf tobacco market closed with a $50.82 average with 486,386 pounds of the week for $247,199 in a four-hour disposal conducted at Peoples Tobacco Warehouses. The prices were the fourth highest in the state.
• Boyle Lumber and Supply Company enlarged its business establishment on West Walnut Street. The front section of the new structure contains a display room and sales offices for building materials and electrical appliances. the back section was for storage.
50 YEARS AGO — 1972
• A large crowd attended the Cooper School of Dance performance of Tchaikovsky’s ballet and Christmas fantasy, “The Nutcracker” in Danville High School auditorium. Imelda Cooper, director of the dance school, said the dancers ranged in ages 5 to 17.
• Irvine Fox, vice president of Caldwell Stone Company, was elected president of the Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce. Ron Holland, manager of Parks-Belk Co., was elected vice president; and Jim Rapier was elected second vice-president.
• The Red Cross bloodmobile collected 170 pints during its visit to Danville. This was 127 more than collected in September.
• Girl Scout Troop 409 made candles for Kentucky State Hospital patients. The Scouts put two bars of soap together, surrounded with a net and a washcloth. The wick was made from a sponge.
• Approval was given for a land request from the Danville Board of Education by the state Board of Education. The tract was on the Kentucky School for the Deaf property on Stanford Avenue. Danville wanted to build an athletic complex and middle school on the land.
25 YEARS AGO — 1997
• Danville City Commission took an option on the parking lot at Third and Walnut streets. The price was $310,000.
• Perryville City Council voted to give city workers a 5 percent salary increase. Mayor Allen White told the council that the increase had been budgeted for 1998. The full-time workers also were given a $50 Christmas bonus and $25 for part-time.
• Lexington Avenue Baptist Church celebrated its 70th anniversary. The church was organized in 1927 by 120 people, most from First Baptist Church, Broadway. The Rev. C.C. Warren became the first pastor in 1928.
• Winners in the Danville Christmas Parade were: Business, Farmers National Bank; industry, American Greetings; and noncommercial category, Perryville Baptist Church.
• Four Centre College soccer players named to all-region teams, sponsored by the National Soccer Coachers of America, were seniors Jeremy Rotter, Sean O’Leary, Sara Morgan, junior, and Meghan Floyd, freshman.