From our files
Published 6:00 am Saturday, September 30, 2023
100 YEARS AGO — 1923
• L.B. Herrington, vice president of the Kentucky Hydro-Electric Company, talked about work accomplished at the Dix River dam site. The dam under construction was said to be one of the highest dams in the United States east of the Rocky Mountains.
• Danville citizens were notified that it was unlawful to sweep falling leaves from their property into city streets.
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• “Scars of Jealousy”, a drama of flaming forests and human hearts in a titanic struggle, featuring Frank Keenan, Marguerite dela Motte, and Loyd Hughes, was shown at Stouts Theater.
• “Dapper Dan” Mullenkamp, who began to introduce the Ku Klux Klan propaganda in Danville, was indicted by a grand jury three times for transporting whiskey, being drunk in public place and being drunk on a public highway.
• The Chamber of Commerce asked for ideas and suggestions on sprucing up the town after Samuel G. Boyle, a former resident of Danville, said there had not been a change in since he left in 1888.
75 YEARS AGO — 1948
• About 50 people gathered in front of Ware’s Drug Store to witness police officers pour 29 half-pints of confiscated whiskey down the sewer. The liquor was in the possession a local man who was accused of selling liquor in a dry territory.
• The local Chamber of Commerce sponsored a two-day course on how to sell a tourist on Kentucky. The class was free to persons who contacted tourists coming into town.
• A $5 reward was offered for the return of a monkey owned by Raymond Douglas. The monkey got tangled up in his chain and broke it and went into a cornfield.
• Danville Aviation Corp. at Goodall Airport in Junction City offered flight training to veterans who intended to fly professionally.
• A.B. (Happy) Chandler, baseball commission and former student at Centre College, urged Centre students to continue constantly to maintain integrity and uphold the spirit of fair play — “virtues so important as part of college training.”
• The local Red Cross collected $10,611 during its fund drive, only 70 percent of its goal.
50 YEARS AGO — 1973
• Funds were included by the United Fund Budget for Child the Development Center, Muscular Dystrophy Association and the Kentucky Chapter of Arthritis Foundations.
• The viaduct over Southern Railway tracks on West Main Street reopened after being closed for improvements.
• National Health Enterprises Inc. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, leased Friendship House, a 50-bed skilled care facility, and and Fellowship Home, a 61-bed residential care facility, both on North third Street.
• Parks Store on Merchants Row, Perryville, reopened after being closed last year. Proceeds were used for preservation of the historic store.
25 YEARS AGO —1998
• Perryville Battlefield Association chose JMA/-Watson, a historical planning team, to develop an interpretive plan for the 7,000-acre site. The firm was responsible for plans for walking trails, signs, museums, and traffic patterns for the battlefield and city of Perryville.
• Danville was one of the 41 Kentucky cities designated asKentucky Renaissance Cities. Danville took steps to refurbish downtown area gained a gold status for substantial progress toward completion of a revitalization plan.
• A Caterpillar plant opened its doors of a track component plant on Lebanon Road in Danville. It makes pins and bushings used in the tracks of many Caterpillar products.
• Vince DiMartino, a music teacher at Centre College, made plans to travel to Kiev, Ukraine, in Eastern Europe to serve as judge at the International Trumpet Guild. After he returned home, he was judge and performer for the Ellsworth SmithTrumpet Competition in Columbus, Ohio.