From our Files

Published 4:15 pm Tuesday, May 21, 2024

100 YEARS AGO — 1924

  • Boyle County Stockyards had its initial opening amid many  interested  spectators. There were large numbers of hogs, veal calves, stock cattle, a car load of fat cattle, and  sheep lambs on hand for the first sale. Total sales for the day were $17,382.
  • Local furniture dealers Baugh and Garner said their anniversary sale was sweeping reductions in every department when they celebrated their second anniversary.
  • The 13th annual convention of the Federated Woman’s Club planned a convention at Crab Orchard Springs Resort. The club supported  educating children for the understanding of citizenship, and womanhood for the enactment of citizenship; and educating citizens for the will of peace.

75 YEARS AGO — 1949

  • Stanley Boyd, assistant chief of the Danville Fire Department, was elected

secretary-treasurer of the Central Kentucky Firemen’s Association.

  • Boyle County Judge Sam R. Cheek, Jr. announced his candidacy for county judge subject to the Primary election in August. An attorney for 20 years, he then served as county judge by appointment. He was a Danville native and Centre College graduate.
  • Pierce Lively of Louisville moved to Danville and was associated with Joe Davis in the practice of law. Lively is a Centre College graduate, served in the U.S. Navy, and got a law degree in 1948  from the University of Virginia.

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50 YEARS AGO —1974

  • Speaking French, Spanish and some Latin was the order of the day at Centre College as over 200 central Kentucky high school students visited Centre’s campus for a Foreign Language and Culture Day.
  • Perryville’s Elmwood Inn and Perryville Battlefield were the last stops for the Morgan Raider’s Tour that originated in Bardstown.
  • Centre College professors Dr. Frank  H. Heck, professor of history, and Dr. Wilbur Robinson, professor of mathematics, retired from Centre College.
  • A memorial service for Alfred E. Marshall, who taught carpentry and cabinet making at Kentucky School for the Deaf for 42 years, was held at KSD. A portrait of Marshall and memorial plaque were presented to the school.
  • A two and half cent tax was set up for the Boyle County Public Health Taxing District. The tax would bring in about $43,000 less the sheriff’s collection fee and unpaid taxes. The district was set up so the county received state funds for operation.

25 YEARS AGO — 1999

  • Robert L. Taylor, Jr. of Chattanooga, Tennessee, was named president and chief executive officer of Ephraim McDowell Health. He succeeded Thomas W. Smith, who retired after 20 years at the hospital.
  • The Bate Middle School Odyssey of the Mind team made preparations to compete in the world competition in Boulder, Colorado. The team had to prepare for a skit, props and a separate spontaneous problem solving exercise.
  • Boyle County’s bypass bull was featured on the cover and back picture book about Kentucky. The bull is on the Jim and Nancy Davis Farm and was photographed by Steve Talbott, a Vietnam veteran who worked for the postal service. Other scenes also were in the book.
  • The Great American Band Festival was featured in an issue of the Home&Away magazine with a photo.
  • Danville and Boyle County schools got a $89,000 federal prevention grant  to fund a program to teach children and families to stay off illegal drugs.