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August 16, 2004

For the first time in years, rabbits will be protected this fall. It will be unlawful to kill a cottontail before Nov. 15. The law really is for the protection of the quail as it was found that people pretending to be hunting rabbits were killing birds. Col. Dodd had considered being game warden for Boyle County but it is doubtful he will accept the position because the salary is too small.

About 15 young men will enlist in the local company of the state militia to accompany state troops to the world's fair in September. Capt. Richardson and the other officers would give Danville its full allowance, which is 52. The trip to St. Louis will be a pleasurable one. The men will receive regular pay while in camp at the fair.

Malcomb G. Weisiger has received the architect's drawing of a big hotel he proposes to build on the corner of Fourth and Main. Brinton B. Davis of Louisville is the architect. The hotel would be one of the most handsome in central Kentucky.


I.S. Tevis of Lincoln County is on the list of jack breeders who will exhibit at the World's Fair. Tevis has two of the finest jacks in the state and Missouri breeders will have to show up better than usual if they expect to get any money.

Col. Morris T. Long, a well-known gatherer of curios, has just come into possession of a sword that is said to be the one that was found on the body of Gen. Zollicoffer after he was killed at the famous battle of Mill Springs. The sword later was owned by Gen. Speed Frye, who was said to be Zollicoffer's slayer. Afterwards it belonged to Gen. Frye's son, Walker Frye, who moved to Kansas City.

75 years ago - 1929

Many Boyle county people enjoyed the program given by a Parksville group over WHAS and WLAP radio stations. In the morning, Mrs. Hazel Roberts, pianist, and Misses Daisy and Margaret Lewis, singers, with R.L. Overstreet on the xylophone, performed on WHAS. Many of their friends were disappointed when they tuned into the wrong radio station and missed the music.

Ralph Wyatt, city engineer, has completed a survey and map of the Perryville Battlefield, including a one-acre tract that the commission agreed to purchase. The land will be turned over to the federal government as a national cemetery and a monument will be placed to honor Union soldiers who fought. Wyatt did the map work for free.

The Ingram Buick Co. of Harrodsburg has leased the Faulconer garage on Walnut Street and will move there to sell Buicks and Marquettes. Rufus Lipps has given up his Buick contract and will continue to handle the Pontiac and Oakland cars and sell the Frigidaire. The Ingram Co. is planning a one-stop service station where the motorist may get all his wants cared for at one time.

With the return of Mr. Wesley, the Hub shoe department is qualified to provide service in shoe fitting and foot comforts. He just returned from Chicago after completing a course at the Scholl Orthopedic Training School.

G. Wilbur Tucker, well-known merchant at Parksville almost died when gasoline ignited while he will filling an automobile tank in front of his store. It was dark and Alvin McCanley lighted a match to see if the tank was full. The match set the gas on fire and McCanley accidentally swung the blazing gas hose in front of Tucker, badly burning him about the face, head and shoulders.

50 years ago - 1954

Attendance at the nine playgrounds in Boyle County totaled 2,561 for the week, bringing the season's attendance to 29,611. On the Parksville playground, directors Peggy Shackleford and Lloyd Gooch sponsored a party. Games and refreshments were the highlights. On the Perryville playground, Joe Webb, Morris Stewart, Hoss Mayes, Jack Casey, Donald Leonard and Larry Foster made six soap box derby racers and competed. Joe Webb came in first and Hoss Mayes was second.

Henry V. Pennington, local attorney in the firm of Gilmer and Pennington, has accepted the general chairmanship of the Salvation Army building fund completion campaign. Initial funds for the Salvation Army's new headquarters and chapel on South Fourth Street were raised, and it is the goal to pay off the remaining $18,000 owed on construction. This does not include any furnishings for the chapel or headquarters. Pennington is well known in Danville have come to town in 1946 to attend Centre College.

The farm pictured as Mystery Farm No. 30 is owned by Elmer Logue and is located in the west end of Boyle County on Craintown Road, two miles off Springfield Road. Logue purchased the farm of 29 acres in a tract where the residence stands from the F.W. Key heirs in 1943. Logue added to his place by buying 45 more acres from his father, H.T. Logue. Logue raises tobacco and corn and runs dairy cows. He also has a number of chickens and pigs.

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