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Published 10:12 am Wednesday, November 22, 2023

100 YEARS AGO —1923

• Boyle, Lincoln and Garrard Farm Bureaus consolidated interest and backed a stockyard in Danville, where combination sales were planned.

• Children made a good showing at a child health conference in Perryville. Doctors Godbey, Hopper and Pittman conducted the examinations. An unusually large number were found in normal physical condition.

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• Danville Light and Power Company assured the local Chamber of Commerce it would have ample power to furnish all manufacturing concerns at low rates.

• Louisville and Nashville Railroad talked about making double tracking the main line or extending the Springfield one through Perryville to Danville and Stanford if land was donated.

• A 1924 model Studebaker light-six touring car thatcost $995 was offered by Willis-Frazier Motor Company.

75 YEARS AGO —1948

• Farmers Tobacco Warehouse Company had the first sale this year of burley leaf tobacco in Danville, followed by Peoples and Burley tobacco warehouses.

• Jane Caloway, an art consultant representing a New York firm, conductd a workshop at Maple Avenue School. Elementary teachers from Danville and Stanford engaged in various types of art work that were used in classrooms.

• Dewey Carpenter made an application to operate a skating rink on Stanford Road opposite Sam Ferrell’s Filling Station.

William Glover, 43, a janitor at Farmers National Bank, sustained severe burns about the face, hands, arms and back in an explosion and fire of an undetermined orgin in the basement of the building.

• Boyle Parking Company opened its new $200,000 wholesale center on South Second Street.

• John C. Brown, North Alta Avenue, Boyle County farm agent, was elected president of the state County Agents’ Association.

50 YEARS AGO — 1973

• The City of Danville’s  police epartment were awarded a $28,000 grant from the Department of Justice, Division of Planning and Budgeting. The money was  used for operation of the Danville Area Crime Scene Search Team.

• Boyle Fiscal Court approved architect’s plans for a construction of a new jail.

• Six of the 20 new Housing Authority apartments in Coyle Manor, Perryville, were occupied and applications for the other 14 were being solicited.

• Danville City Commission heard a report on the 911 emergency telephone number with South Central Bell Telephone Company. The three-digit number was faster to dial and easier to remember, according to a company representative.

• Boyle County was divided into different areas by representatives of the four rescue squads for handling rescue runs.

25 YEARS AGO — 1998

• Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce won state recognition for its entries in the Certified Community Partnership Innovation Program.

• Heritage Hospice in Danville marked 20 years of care to terminally ill patients in Boyle County.

• Work began at the new Danville-Boyle County Park on Perryville Road.

• Junction City Council heard a list of concerns from local residents about bicycle ridden on sidewalks, automobiles being broken into and dogs running loose. The topic came up after a person walking on a sidewalk was hit by a bicycle.

• Fifteen members of  Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at Centre College completed a project of helping 15 Boyle County senior citizens prepare their homes for winter. The fraternity also raised $350 in donations for the local Senior Citizens Center.