From our files

Published 10:35 am Wednesday, October 11, 2023

100 YEARS AGO — 1923

• Many old friends and admirers of the Rev. Dr. Henry N. Faulconer, a Danville native, filled First Presbyterian Church to hear this eminent divine and noted evangelist speak.

• It was a red letter night for the Democracy of Boyle County for those who formerly opposed and those who espoused the cause of Alben W. Barkley in the Democratic primary. He said  “it was impossible to defeat him by a large enough majority to drive him out of the Democratic Party and firm the support of its nominee.”

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• Thirty-five dollars in cash and checks and a revolver were stolen from the store of  Jere Briscoe of Junction City while he was eating dinner.

• A campaign budget for the Danville Community House was set at $3,600.

• After a survey of Clark’s Run, the Kentucky Board of Health said steam will not contaminate the water that will be used for the big dam at Dick’s River.

75 YEARS AGO — 1948

• Leroy Johnson, employee at Farmers Supply Co., and Kelly Ellis, principal at Parksville School, reign as croquet kings of Danville as a result of their winning the championship of the tournament that started four weeks ago on  East Main Street.

• The newly remodeled Lane’s Ideal Restaurant on West Main Street was open. It replaced the old restaurant which burned earlier. Mr. and Mrs. Arch Lane owned the restaurant which seated 118 people.

• A history of Boyle County Homemakers Clubs which were organized 25 years ago was given by Jennie C. Grubbs, county home demonstration agent. Junction City, Parksville and Lancaster Road homemakers clubs were the first clubs chartered 25 years ago.

• Bate High School’s Bulldogs laid down a devastating attack on the Danville High School field to defeat Georgetown High School 2-0 on a touchdown in the final play.

• Danville City Council agreed to paint “Danville, Ky.,” in large letters on the two water towers on the west and east ends of the city. The markers also showed 4 miles distance to the airport with an arrow pointing north.

50 YEARS AGO – 1973

• Norris “Army” Armstrong of Danville was one f 12 who were inducted into the Carroll College Athletic Hall of Fame. He was a member of the Praying Colonels of Centre College and was head football coach at Carroll from 1923 to 1929. He also lead four football championships.

• Lewis Porter, manager of Happy Valley farms, had a grand champion bull and top junior champion female at the All-American Dairy Show in Harrisburg, PA.

• Before the first store opened in Danville Square Shopping Center on the Bypass and Perryville Road, 13 additional acres adjacent to the shopping center were purchased for development.

• Boyle County Board of Education approved a working budget of $,779,983.

• Kentucky School for the Deaf sponsored a sesquicentennial tree planting  in the yard of Isabelle Walker Hall on Green Street. The tree, an eight feet tall young tulip poplar was sponsored by the KSD Alumni Association.

• Kuhn’s Big-K Stores Corp. of Nashville, Tennessee, announced the opening of a store in Danville Square Shopping Center on Perryville Road.

25 YEARS  AGO – 1998

• Tools for dealing with historic districts was to be provided in a new ordinance being drafted for Danville-Boyle County Planning and Zoning Commission.

• The 1998 Outhouse 300 race was held at Penn’s Store near Gravel Switch. Entries included racers from Virginia and across Kentucky.The Crusher of Independence,VA, won the race with Little South Express of Casey County placing second.

• A reception was held in honor of Angela Johnson after she was named principal at Danville High School.

• Freshman quarterback Drew Mildren threw for 365 yards and a school-record five touchdowns as Centre College picked up its first win of the season, routing Sewanee  37-10 at Farris Stadium.

• Danville crews headed for the Gulf Coast to help with a cleanup efforts in the wake of Hurricane Georges.