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Published 9:47 am Wednesday, October 25, 2023

100 YEARS AGO — 1923

• Senator A.O. Stanley spoke at the Boyle County Courthouse to a packed house to hear him talk about his life and other prominent Democrats in Kentucky. It was a “back to the Constitution” call for Stanley.

• A large delegation of Hustonville and Casey County people were in town to boost the highway from Danville to the Cumberland more vigorously than ever before. They said they are determined to see the road constructed and expect to lay claims before the highway commissioners in a way that will secure help.

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• The Danville Exposition opened in Danville with farm displays and other exhibits at the Walnut Street Tobacco Warehouse. Sponsored by the local Farm Bureau and Chamber of Commerce, the second annual event featured music along with exhibits of farm animals.

• Boyle Bank and Trust Company did over $6,000 of business at its booth at the Exposition. Most of the transactions were deposits.

75 YEARS AGO —1948

• Maple Avenue School PTA received a “Superior Four-Star Achievement Certificate from the Kentucky Congress of Parents Teachers Association.

• Robinson-Heitt, Collectors of Antiques, a young women’s shop on Stanford Avenue, offered finished and rough furniture and antique pieces along with antique dishes, and gift items. Work continued at Pentecostal Church of God on Otter Street. First Baptist church on Broadway held a groundbreaking for a new Sunday School Annex.

• Local Junior Scout Troop leaders participated in the 34-county Bluegrass Area Council gathering at Camp Offutt. The program was designed to help Scoutmasters develop a real troop staff

• Maydell Griffin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Griffin of Lexington Road and freshman at Centre College, was winner in the 7th District Farm Bureau Queen’s Contest at Beecher Hotel in Somerset.

50 YEARS AGO — 1973

• A ribbon cutting ceremony formally opened the new Heck’s Discount Store on South fourth Street. The 43,000-square-foot store event drew a large crowd.

• Happy Valley Farm dominated the American Jersey Show at the Ohio state Expositions Center in Columbus, Ohio. Mr. Mr. and Mr.s Ed Gambel brought home 13 first place prizes, including grand and junior champion females, grand and senior champion cow, aged cow, first place in senior yearling heifer class and Premium Exhibition for the show.

• Danville physicians Julian R. Hardaway and Sam H. Reid were named fellows of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

• Boyle County talent winners in the District 8 Farm Bureau competition were Anita Anderson and Chuck Wirewick, both first and Sonny Maupin and Debbie Edwards, both second place.

25 YEAR AGO — 1998

• Centre College was named by Barron’s Educational Series as one of the best buys in college education in the nation. Centre was one of 300 colleges chosen for the honor from among 3,200 colleges and universities in the United States.

• Historic Constitution Square Festival was named one of the Top 10 Festivals on Kentucky for the months of September through October.

• Big Lots, a new store, moved to Danville Square Shopping Center. The discount store planned to hire 45 to 50 full- and part-time workers.

• Boyle Planning and Zoning Commission recommended a new zoning ordinance to have four agricultural zones — commercial, rural, historic and prime. Prior to to the change, the county had only one ordinance.

• State and local police officers arrested 16 suspects in a drug roundup in Boyle and three other counties. Half the warrants were for felonies and the other half for misdemeanors.