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Published 12:37 pm Monday, January 16, 2023

100 YEARS AGO — 1923

• The best average in the Danville tobacco sales was $43.55.

• Lexington Bottling Works bought a lot at the corner Broadway and First streets and planned to build a two-story structure to bottle Coco Cola. 

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• A large barn owned by Claude Galloway on Mitchellsburg-Brumfield Road was destroyed by fire. Stock, hay, corn and oats were saved but  a hog and few chickens perished in the flames.

• The Kentucky Livestock Improvement Association set a meeting in Danville to start a campaign for Pure Bred Sires and to improve livestock conditions in Boyle, Garrard and Lincoln counties.

75 YEARS AGO — 1948

• Dr. W.O. Hopper, a prominent Perryville physician, was elected president of the Boyle County Medical Association. He succeeded Dr. B. Earl Caywood of Danville.

• Some of the newline of Dodge “jobrated” trucks were on display at Whitehouse-Humphrey Motor Co. in Danville.

• Elizabeth A. Tunis, librarian at Young-Rodes Library, was honored by the Rotary club for her contribution of service  to the community as librarian for 30 years. She told Rotarians she enterd the service at the library “on April Fool’s Day and I have fooled the board ever since.”

• Paul Rankin, a Boyle County 4-H Club member, raised and sold cattle  for $8,202, and tobacco for $5,470 in the past 10 years. He also won $306 at 4-H Club and similar shows and fairs. He  also owned a herd of eight purebred Angus cows.

• Kentucky School for the Deaf got 37 new pupils this year. Classes began later because of repairs were being  made to the school’s kitchens.

50 YEARS AGO  — 1973

• Firefighters battled a house fire on Coulter’s Lane in West Danville for 13 hours in the  snow. The Sam Meaux family  who lived in the four-room house escaped injury.  The fire started from an overheated stove.

• Golfers weathered the cold weather to play in the annual Cognac Open at Danville Country Club. The winning foursome — Bill Martin, J.W. Seltsam, Jack Bosley Jr. and Don Janzen —had a 55 score for nine holes on the snow covered ground.

• Boyle County schools reopened after being closed due to the low tempertures. Danville recorded seven degrees while Forkland recorded two degrees and Perryville reported five degrees.

• Kentucky Theatre was sold by James Toombs, manager since 1939, to Dr. John Baird, local physician. Baird also acquired other businesses enterprises and assets of Northio Theatre Corp. of Michigan. Danville native W.D. Campbell was named manager.

25 YEARS AGO — 1998

• Danville made the state list of construction projects for a technical school. The $10.8 million vocational school for Boyle is part of a $123 million state construction package that had to be approved by the state. The local industrial foundation donated land for the school.

• Northpoint Training Center paid Patricia McCullough $240,000 after a Boyle Circuit Court jury agreed on the judgment. She filed a discrimination lawsuit after she had been passed over for promotions 30 times.

• Danville Board of Education turned down an early release proposal that would have dismissed classes early one day each month to give teachers time for cooperative planning and professional development.

• A $50,000 Community Block Grant was accepted by the Danville City Commission. The money was used by Community Ventures Corp. to provide assistance to low and moderate-income people who want to start a small business but could not get conventional financing.