From our Files

Published 4:30 pm Thursday, March 21, 2024

100 YEARS  AGO — 1924

  • The Danville High School girls basketball team defeated the Kentucky College for Women with a score of 14 to 12 after a tie in the first game.
  • Ira G. Taylor of Shelby City represented the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in the community. He formerly attended Centre College.
  • Danville City Council  agreed to spend between $6,000 and $7,000 for improving streets.
  • Danville post office’s first two rural free delivery routes were to serve 736  families living in Parksville, Stanford and Harrodsburg roads.

75 YEARS  AGO — 1949

  • Donations of $8,169 were collected toward the $12,175 goal  for the 1949 Red Cross Fund campaign.
  • Jacob Baer Inc., Danville’s newest store featuring men’s apparel opened  near Cinderella Dress Shop on West Main Street.  The store was named after its founder Jacob Baer, a local merchant for the past 40 years.
  • Danville High School Admirals romped over Forkland  High School Green Waves with a score of 52 to 18 in the 45th district basketball tournament.
  • A delegation from Danville and Kentucky State Hospital went to Frankfort to discuss a $750,000 request to cover current needs of state hospitals.
  • Boyle County Farm Bureau offered a reward to anyone who would help nab and convict people who were illegally dumping trash on roads in the county.
  • Nearly 3,000 men, women and children were X-rayed at the TB Mobile Unit, according to the Boyle County Tuberculosis Association, sponsor of the X-ray program.

50 YEARS AGO — 1974

  • A corporation was formed to operate a landfill proposed by Hal D. Stevens and Sammy Marlow,  both of Danville,  to have a landfill or solid waste disposal and waste and refuse collection on Alum Springs Road.
  • Logan Goggin, who had been with the Boyle County Stockyards in some capacity since it opened in 1924, retired. Godbey Hundley took over as the new manager.
  • Eighty members of the Ponderosa Club protested a police raid on the club and named a committee to bring an ordinance before the City Commission.
  • Boyle County Board of Education requested a kindergarten unit for Junction City and a vocational unit for Boyle County High School.
  • Boyle Fiscal Court voted to build a new jail and full remodeling of the present jail into county offices and remodeling of the Courthouse.
  • Twenty-five American Greetings employees became ill from a gas leak when the company switched from heating to air conditioning. They were treated and released at Ephraim McDowell Memorial Hospital.

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25 YEARS AGO — 1999

  • The Danville Transportation Committee discussed ways to tackle traffic problems and it became obvious at only its second meeting that some may be tackled quickly while others would take decades.
  • Boyle Fiscal Court heard farm and city concerns as it reviews a newly proposed ordinance on what would be  applied to existing zones.
  • Perryville City Council honored the late Raymond Sleet, a veteran city councilman and lifelong Perryville resident, by renaming McCook Street to Raymond Sleet.
  • Inter-County Rural Electric Cooperative Corp. donated 111 transformers to electric cooperative efforts nationwide to help Central American victims of  Hurricane Mitch.
  • Work began to demolish the last of the old Danville High School that housed the gymnasium and science laboratories. Centre College acquired the property in 1964.