From our Files

Published 9:27 am Tuesday, July 25, 2023

100 YEARS AGO — 1923

• Warm weather brought a large crowd to hear speeches by Judge J.H. Thurman of Springfield and Henry S. McElroy of Lebanon to to encourage voters to support Judge Alban Barkley, Democratic nominee for the  governor.

• Zannie Armstrong of Parksville  escaped serious injuries when his vehicle was struck by an L&N Railroad train. The car was demolished when it was thrown off the track.

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• The Redpath Chautauqua closed is performance with a concert by Mata’s Blue and White Marimba Band.

75 YEARS AGO —  1948

• Centenary United Methodist Church raised $53 for the Veterans Hospital programs. The church also presented an hour and half of entertainment for over 300 people in the church auditorium.

• Burnside Veneer Company planned to build a new plant in Junction City. The company  bought 15 acres of land to begin construction for the plant that was to be in operation in a few months.

• Cadet Thomas O. Townes, son of Mr.  and Mrs. F.O. Townes of Lexington Avenue, reported to  Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps summer camp at Langley AFB, Virginia.

50 YEARS AGO — 1973

• Water usage increased by 250,000 gallons daily over the past two weeks due to high temperatures and hot weather, according to H.E. Woodford, water plant superintendent.

• Precinct officers were named for the primary election in August. Boyle County Sheriff fLogan Wood was named chairman of the commission.

• Standard Oil Company officials were in town to buy a house and lot on Fourth and Main streets to erect a new gasoline and oil service station.

25 YEARS AGO  — 1998

• Jan Boyd, former director of a Family Resource Center for Danville Independent schools, received a distinguished service award from the Kentucky Association of School Administrators during a meeting in Louisville.

• A zone change was sought in Perryville to allow construction for mini storage units.

• Blue mold, a fungal infection in tobacco, spread rapidly to 75 percent  of counties in Kentucky.

• Officers foiled an escape attempt at Boyle County Jail with the help of  Lt. Steve Williams and deputy jailer Houston Peck.

• Twenty-five Governor’s Scholars had the experience of helping with a clean-up project in Boyle County. “They cleaned up, fixed up, and sorted out and cooked out.”

• A new telephone system was installed at Junction City Hall.