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September 28, 2004

A prisoner was shot and killed by the overseer of the rock quarry. Prisoners usually work at the quarry. The prisoner broke lose from the rest of the gang and started to run through the corn fields. The overseer followed him and when he caught him, they struggled. The prisoner kept trying to take the overseer's gun. The overseer has been in charge for three years and has never had any trouble.

The Danville orchestra, under the leadership of Fred Grant, is progressing rapidly and will furnish music for all social functions in Danville this fall. The orchestra had been without a leader for some time, but now it hopes to make better music than ever.

A trick bicycle rider created excitement by giving an exhibition on the streets of Danville. He performed in front of the courthouse. His name was not learned, but Count De Butz was on the guest register at The Gilcher Hotel.


The Boyle County Medical Society met at The Gilcher with the following members present: George Cowan, Harvielle, Gose, Dunlap, Bogle, Jackson, Hopper and Cheek. Cowan, Dunlap and Jackson led discussions on uterine displacements, organic heart lesions and diphtheria.

Col. Morris T. Long received a horned toad in the mail from a friend in Montclaire, Colo. The species is rare and Col. Long values it highly. The little animal has attracted a lot of attention since it arrived.

A firefighter has a succeeded in training the big horses to come from their stalls in a hurry at the tap of the bell, and take their places in the hose wagons. The firefighter is proud of his accomplishments and says the animals will be the best trained fire horses in the country.

75 years ago - 1929

The fifth annual Boyle Fall Festival opened at Peoples Tobacco Warehouse on Harding Street with the judging of the poultry and livestock. Judges in the home economics department are Lula Logan of the University of Kentucky, Eula Hester of Harrodsburg and Virginia Howard of Lancaster. The festival is sponsored by the Danville Chamber of Commerce and the Boyle County Farm Bureau. J.A. Stith is president of the event.

The Danville Bakery is celebrating its first anniversary. Mr. Raines bought the rundown plant and employed four people to work in the bake shop and one to drive the delivery truck. Now, eight people are working in the bakery and three are driving trucks. The annual payroll is $12,000. Raines has succeeded in making a good product because Danville bread is known and used throughout the territory.

The Danville Admirals, accustomed to victories, started its season in the manner it is used to by defeating Springfield by a score of 26 to 0. The Admirals almost have an entirely new team because most of the players graduated. Foster made the first touchdown when he caught and carried Hendren's pass about 10 yards from the goal line. Hendren accounted for the other three touchdowns.

An 18-year-old male was brought to Danville and placed in jail on a charge of attacking Miss Jessie Wesley, a 20-year-old teacher at Poplar Springs School in Liberty. According to Sheriff J.H. McAninch, County Judge T.Z. Zachery and County School Superintendent W.M. Watkins of Casey County, the male tried to pull Miss Wesley from her horse that she was riding to school early one morning. Miss Wesley whipped her horse and got away. She notified neighbors who formed a posse with blood hounds and found the male at Hustonville.

50 years ago - 1954

A goal of $21,400 has been set for the campaign of the Danville-Boyle County Community Chest. Joseph C. Martin is serving as chairman. The advance gifts division will be headed by Jake Baer with assistance from George P. Crow and R.B. Hamilton.

Eugene Addison Woody, the 8-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Woody of East Broadway, has never missed a Sunday at Sunday school or a day at school. His first time to go to church was when he was about 4 months old. Eugene is group captain in the primary choir at Lexington Avenue Baptist Church and has started taking piano lessons from Miss Loine Floyd. Eugene received a Bible for reciting the 23rd Psalm perfectly at the age of 31/2.

The city council cracked down on unsightly and trashy conditions in residential areas at its meeting at city hall. Informed by resident of Earl Street about an auto junk yard and an electrical business, the council pointed out that the conditions were in violation of zoning ordinances. The parties were given six weeks to clean up the area.

The Perryville Lions Club is sponsoring and will have charge of all arrangements for the anniversary commemoration of the Battle of Perryville. Former vice-president Alben W. Barkley will be the guest speaker. A parade, featuring the Perryville and other high school bands and the Mercer County National Guard unit will march through the streets. The marching band of the University of Kentucky will provide patriotic and period music.

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