From our Files

Published 4:00 pm Monday, May 13, 2024

100 YEARS AGO — 1924

  • The Rev. J.Q.A. McDowell rounded out 20 years as pastor of the Second Presbyterian Church when he preached his 1,058th sermon.
  • Dr. William  McKeever, a national juvenile worker who wrote many books on that subject, spoke at a local Christian Church. HIs subject was “A Little Child Shall I Lead Them.” He also made an appeal for a public playground for Danville children.
  • The best machine-sliced bacon sold for 25 cents per pound and sliced country ham sold for 40 cents per pound at Danville Public Market.
  • “Through the Dark,” featuring Colleen Moore and Hobart Bosworth, was shown at Colonial Theatre.
  • Governor Fields issued a proclamation appealing to sons and daughters in the state to remember their mothers in a fitting way for Mother’s Day.


75 YEARS AGO — 1949

  • The Hub, one of the largest department stores in this area of the state, observed its 45th anniversary with a 10-day sale at its location on Main Street. The Hub employed 87 men and women on a regular basis.
  • Henry V. Pennington of London, local commanding officer of the National Guard and student at Centre College, was elected president of the men’s student body by popular vote and to serve as president of the Student Council, which regulates and represents students during discussions  with the Administration.
  • Commencement programs and baccalaureate sermons were held at Parksville and Forkland High Schools.
  • Charles A. Thomas, instructor of printing in the  Vocational Department at Kentucky School for the Deaf, was appointed acting superintendent of public printing for the State Printing Department at Frankfort to fill a vacancy. His office supervised all printing required by the state government.
  • “Buddy Poppies” were sold by Wilderness Post No.  6032, Veterans of Foreign Wars, to observe Veterans Day.
  • Baxter Coovert opened a new Supermarket in Junction City.

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50 YEARS AGO — 1974

  • Danville firefighters set up roadside stands to collect money from motorists for the WHAS Crusade for Children. They collected $242 the first day.
  • Lyman Ginger, state superintendent of public instruction, was speaker at the graduation for the 164 seniors at Danville High School  held in the auditorium.
  • Danville City Commission voted to treat sewage from the new Junction City sewage  collection system but delayed further action on aspects of the proposal.
  • W. Elliott Jones, administrator of Ephraim McDowell Memorial Hospital, and Ernest  H. Speckman Jr., director of development at the  hospital, talked about plans for  a new hospital building, planned at the corner of Green and Third streets during  a meeting of the Danville Lions Club.


25 YEARS AGO —1999

  • The Danville Fire Department owned a boat and equipment for use in any dive and rescue team response for Boyle County. This is the first step in re-activating a dive and rescue team for the county.
  • The efforts of Heart of Danville Inc. earned a recognition for excellence in the field of downtown revitalization when it met high standards for performance set by the Kentucky Main Street Program and National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Main Street Center.
  • Donna Fechter, who got a top state award for her work on solid waste in Boyle County, was hired by Franklin County as its solid waste coordinator and she also qualified to receive employee benefits.