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May 02, 2004

100 years ago - 1904

A horse hitched to a milk wagon belonging to John S. Baughman took fright at a bicycle. The wagon was in front of Charles Stanwood's Broadway home. The horse ran west to Third Street, then to Lexington Street, where a telegraph pole in front of Dr. Dunlap's residence stopped the wagon and milk was thrown in every direction. The wagon was completely demolished but the horse escaped injury.

Nannie Barbee of Danville is an entertainer in New York, where she reads original rhyme and prose in the dialect of black people. She makes her presentation without the accessories of burnt cork or any makeup. She has appeared in the homes of many fashionable people.

With ideal weather, the annual carnival given by Central University Athletic Association promises to eclipse anything ever attempted. Professor Edmunds and his assistants have done their part in getting things together. The campus has been converted into a regular circus grounds and presents a beautiful sight. It reminds one of the great "pike" at the St. Louis Exposition. The carnival will open with gymnastics and wire walking. It will end with the crowning of the queen.


One of the finest photographs has been placed on exhibit in the window of E.H. Fox, showing the college campus and college and seminary building. It will be placed on exhibit in the Kentucky building at the World's Fair.

The Willow Grove roll of honor for the month of April includes the following students: first grade, Joe Irvin, Mabel Gose, Alice Tamme and Ed Smock; third grade, May Waters, Carl Gose and Davy Spoonamore; fourth grade, Robert Irvin, Marietta Cobb, Elveree Cobb, Claude Phillips and Shelby Harrison; fifth grade, Lucy Spoonamore, Boyd Irvin, Mary Tamme, Herbert McGraw and Jane Tamme; and sixth grade, Pauline Irvin.

75 years ago - 1929

An improved road between Shakertown and Dix Dam was assured by the Mercer County Fiscal Court, which decided to accept an offer of the state highway department to use the state's equipment if the county would raise $25,000 needed to improve the highway. A movement was started some time ago to improve the road that leads to the largest rock-filled dam in the world.

Mike Perros and John Tunis, two well-known Danville citizens, will leave town for New York, where they will sail for the shores of their native land, Greece. Perros owns the City Restaurant and Tunis is the former owner of the New York Restaurant. They will land on the island of Crete.

Danville High School will have 42 students graduate. Class night officers are Reed Wooldridge, president; Mary H. Coleman, salutatorian; Mary Louise Hamner, prophet; Orville Dorn, will; Frances Flowers, poet; Rebecca Shelby, giftorian; Arthur Robinson, historian; Victor Bodner, grumbler; and Rowena Doolan, valedictorian.

Miss Katherine Arnold, who wears the crown of Miss Danville, will represent the town in regional beauty contests at Lexington. She will ride in a big parade headed by the Lexington mayor. She will compete at the Ben Ali Theatre with other beauties from Lexington and all the mountain towns. This contest will not affect the state contest at Louisville. She will wear a Jantzen bathing suit contributed by E.P. Faulconer Jr., the haberdasher. Pictures of her were donated by T.B. Simmons, local photographer. Her hair will be prepared by Mrs. Carpenter of the Welsh-Wiseman beauty parlor. She also will appear in an evening gown. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Arnold of McGrorty Avenue.

50 years ago - 1954

An open house will be held at Ephraim McDowell Memorial Hospital as part of National Hospital Week. The open house will feature guided tours of the new $300,000 annex and the old portion, according to J.D. Erskine superintendent. Departments to be visited will include surgery, delivery room, nursery, emergency and fracture rooms, laboratory and X-ray.

A window arrangement at the Baugh and Garner furniture store on North Fourth Street is one of six arranged to show the public some of the work accomplished by members of the Boyle County Homemakers Association. The display was worked out by Mrs. A.G. McConnell and Mrs. Lewis May, home furnishings leaders of the Shakertown Road Homemaker, and Mrs. Fred Turnbull and Mrs. Gerald McGreal, leaders of the Wilderness Trail Homemakers. Gladys Cotham is Boyle County home demonstration agent.

Junction City High School's juniors and seniors left for a week of touring the South. The trip will take the 42 students through Chattanooga, Macon, Ga., Lake City, Fla., and onto Daytona Beach where they will spend a few nights. The tour was financed by the students' hard work, which climaxed with Hobo Day. The boys and girls worked odd jobs for the community during Hobo Days. Chaperones are Mrs. James Randolph, wife of a Boyle County deputy sheriff, and George Tietze, former pastor of Junction City Christian Church.

25 years ago - 1979

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