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June 14, 2004

100 years ago - 1904

S.M. Harbison, who will resign as keeper of Bellevue Cemetery in January, has purchased a lot from J.C. Caldwell. The lot joins J.M. Bailey's property on Harrodsburg Pike. He will enter into the flower business on a large scale. The lot is 250-feet deep by 975 feet long, which will provide ample room for the mammoth greenhouses that he plans to build.

Capt. Richards and his wife will sever their connections with the Clemens Hotel after having had charge of the place for seven years. They will move to a cottage on McGrorty Avenue until September. Richards' successor is not known.

H.S. Laughlin sold his meat market on East Main Street to Mr. Carpenter and his son, who formerly owned the store. Mr. Henriott is a new member of the firm. He was connected with the Danville Ice and Coal Co. Laughlin will return to Paris where he was in the same business with his brother.


Col. Morris Long has a coin in his possession that should be worth some money. It is a one-cent piece bearing the date 1791. Coin books place the value at $2 but the coin is a rare one and should command a higher price. Col. Long obtained it from Frank Bailey, a hack driver in Danville.

Caswell Saufley of Stanford passed the examination for entrance into the Naval Academy at Annapolis and will go in as a midshipman. He is the youngest son of Judge M.C. Saufley.

75 years ago - 1929

Miss Eda Herman, Mrs. Dena Shelby Diehl and J.C. Alcock are the committee to employ supervisors for Danville's public playgrounds in July and August. Helen Schimplif of Cincinnati will be supervisor and Professor R. Hite Kleiser of Danville will be assistant. Maple Avenue School's playgrounds will be used.

The management of Spoonamore's Drug Store purchased the three-story brick building where they are located at the corner of Third and Main streets. Farmers National Bank had owned the building. It probably is the best corner in town for a business. The drug store has been in the building for three years. The Spoonamores plan to make improvements immediately.

The "old-time religion" with its mellow vigor and simplicity swept through Old Fort Harrod as nearly 5,000 people assembled inside the stone enclosure to celebrate the "first great revival of the West." Tablets were unveiled to the five McAfee brothers, who established the first permanent settlement of Salt Creek. The event was the annual observance of the founding of the fort. Miss Martha Stephenson, sister of William Worth Stephenson, unveiled a tablet dedicated to her brother, who died in 1914. He was a statesman, lawyer, historian and outstanding leader in the development of Mercer County's appreciation of its historic past.

Students of Jennie Grubbs, Boyle County home demonstration agent, won in contests at the University of Kentucky. Elizabeth Cloyd of Junction City was first in the bread judging contest. Catherine Culton of Parksville placed second in the style show. The county's demonstration team won first place in the making of hot breads and will compete for the state championship. Team members are Hazel Toombs and Louise Roberts, both of Junction City.

50 years ago - 1954

Four cats attended a party given in honor of another cat, Fluff, who is owned by 10-year-old Jenny Isaacs. Guests were Tiger, pet of Linda Grow, Tippy and Boots with Sally Huffman and Skinny with Betty Bohon. Cat food was served after Fluff was showered with gifts of catnip, a can of milk, a ball, a leather neck strap with bells, a yellow eating bowl and a silver spoon. Jenny, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Isaacs of Green Acres, rated the party a success even though her cat snarled at the photographer causing the other guests to scamper under chairs and sofas.

The safest cycling city in America is the goal set for Danville. A bicycle safety drive is in its 12th day and will climax with a bicycle safety parade. No additional entries can be accepted for the parade, according to John Sharp, manager of the sports goods department at Montgomery Ward. Entries total 75. The parade starts at the store and ends at the football field at Danville High School where prizes will be given. The best decorated bikes will win. First prize is a new bicycle that is displayed at Montgomery Ward.

A budget of $9,900 was accepted by the Danville Chamber of Commerce at a dinner held at the Gilcher Hotel. Membership dues totaled $8,337 and expected memberships will make up the balance. About 100 people were called on to join and about 41 accepted. More than 400 people receive information from the chamber office.

Pioneer Playhouse will open its sixth season with "Bell, Book and Candle," a modern farce about witchcraft. An innovation this year at the playhouse will be having productions outdoors at Sunnyside Park as they are at Cumberland Falls. In case of rain, on any Wednesday night, the play will be presented the following Monday.

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