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May 09, 2004

100 years ago - 1904

Taylor Terhune presided when the fiscal court met to award turnpike contracts. Judge Prewitt was not present because he has been confined to his room for several weeks. A full list of the contracts will be published in The Advocate. County Clerk Nichols also was told to have the county's financial statement published. Nearly every county in the state publishes this information once a year but Boyle has never ordered this done. The state laws on the subject are plain, but for some reason the court always refused to publish the report.

Jailer Fitzgerald said that there are only three prisoners confined in the Boyle County Jail. This speaks well for the county and shows that the people are law-abiding. This is the smallest number in the jail in four years. The jailer suffers from the low number because the more prisoners he takes care of, the more money he receives from the county.


The East Tennessee Telephone Co. told its patrons at Stanford that the rates would be raised. The service was going to increase from $2 a month to $2.75. The people raised such a howl that the company has decided not to increase the rate. It's the wonder this situation has not occurred in Danville. The sooner an independent company gets its wires in the county, the better it will be for the people.

A new addition to the firehouse almost is completed and will be ready for occupancy soon. When finished, the apartments will be fitted up in nice style for the firefighters who remain on duty. Contractor Henson said he would finish in a week.

James Sallee is the owner of a fine shepherd that has exhibited how smart it is on several occasions. Recently, Sallee threw him a hot biscuit that had just been taken from the oven. The animal at first was puzzled about what to do with it and tried to pick up with its mouth several times. At last, the dog grabbed it and ran to a water trough where it dropped the bread in. He fished it out and lay down and devoured the morsel.

75 years ago - 1929

A clinic for crippled children will be held at the Christian Church. Any child suffering from a physical deformity due to disease or injury is urged to attend and receive treatment. Anyone who needs hospital treatment will receive an application. The clinic is sponsored by the Danville Rotary Club. Capt. A.B. Massey is in charge in Boyle County.

A 17-year-old high school sophomore representing Stanford High School and The Courier-Journal held listeners spellbound when he won the Southern Regional Championship in the National Oratorical Contest. Beverly Chancellor spoke on "The Development of the Constitution." He defeated the competition from seven other states.

Between 70 and 90 girls from the state's high schools will participate in the state High School Play Day at the Kentucky College for Women. After a picnic lunch on the campus, the afternoon will be devoted to baseball, relay, swimming, bat ball and tennis contests. Several physical education instructors will help.

50 years ago - 1954

A revival that will be meeting at Sunnyside Park on Stanford Road will feature a father and son acting as evangelist and song leader. The Rev. Andy Taylor will be the speaker and his son, Johnny Taylor, will lead all the song services. Andy Taylor gave his first message in 1946 in the old frame building on South Fourth Street that was known as the Neighborhood Home. That building has been demolished and the Salvation Amy's new building is there.

The American Way of Life, as demonstrated to a Japanese prince at Centre College, will be the theme of a program on WHAS' radio show. The prince is Hiroaki Fushimi, who came to the college in 1950 and will graduate this year. Students in the cast include Don Harkins of Danville. Virginia Ragland of Danville was assistant producer of the show.

Members of Phi Delta Theta fraternity at Centre College will present a variety show in the Danville High School auditorium. All proceeds go to the Junior Chamber of Commerce's campaign to raise funds for a new Boyle County fire truck. The program will include Dick Green, a Centre sophomore, who is an outstanding trombonist, and Earl Law, an amateur magician from Danville.

Statistics at Ephraim McDowell Memorial Hospital showed that 3,386 patients were admitted with a total of 21,285 days. Superintendent J.D. Erskine says that the average stay at the hospital per patient was six days. The average daily population, not including newborns, was 56 people. The cost per patient per day was $16.67. Major operations performed numbered 646 and minor operations totaled 731.

Members of the Perryville 4-H Club, who also are members of the band, played their instruments at the 4-H Rally Day at Danville High School. Members of the Forkland Club presented a skit, "The Skidmore Family Takes a Trip." The Parksville Club had a girls trio of Opal Daugherty, Patsy Coulter and Peggy Toney singing.

25 years ago - 1979

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