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Published 3:30 pm Tuesday, June 4, 2024

100 YEARS AGO — 1924

  • The much-talked-of blast, the largest that had been shot in Kentucky, was scheduled to be set off at the Dix River Dam. Holes underneath the dam were filled with 100,000 pounds of explosives to throw over into the dam around 50,000 yards of rock.
  • The Woman’s Club of Danville notified city residents of two clean-up days and asked that trash be placed in a convenient place so drivers of the wagons would not overlook anything to be taken away.
  • J.B. Walker, Perryville Ford salesman, reported good business during the past week and added four to his list of satisfied customers.


75 YEARS AGO — 1949

  • The city of Danville filed a petition to annex four areas around the city to become part of the city’s corporate limits.
  • J.E. Prewitt of Junction City, a retired Southern Railway engineer and lifelong resident of Junction City, was honored with a 50-year membership pin by Franklin Lodge No. 28, F. A.M.
  • A new skating rink opened at Sunnyside Park on Stanford Road. The rink was scheduled to be open every day during the summer. Wallace Uzzle was the operator of the rink.
  • Perryville’s baseball team defeated Stanford 15 to 0 in a home game. Perryville Manager Kyle Crain said the boys hit their stride and would give a good account of themselves the remainder of the season.

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50 YEARS AGO — 1974

  • Food Stamps went on sale for about 120 families eligible to buy the stamps at the Danville Post Office.
  • Pioneer Playhouse opened its 25th season with Irvin Berlin’s musical “Annie Get Your Gun,” and was scheduled to run through July 13.
  • Enos Swain, editor-general manager of the Danville Advocate-Messenger since 1944, was among those named to six-year terms of the Centre College Board of Trustees.


25 YEARS AGO — 1999

  • The first construction phase for a park was set to begin in mid-June and was named Millennium Park/Danville-Boyle County Recreational Complex.
  • Centre College made plans to open a natural history museum with dinosaur eggs, rocks that glow in the dark, and fossilized skeletons of prehistoric animals.
  • Memorial Day services were scheduled at the National Civil War Veterans’ site in Bellevue Cemetery.
  • Boyle Fiscal Court appointed a seven-member farmers committee to discuss types of zoning regulations for farmland.
  • Kentucky School for the Deaf received a $74,200 state-funded literacy grant to target students who were struggling to learn how to read.