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December 06, 2004

Jailer W.S. Fitzgerald, by order of the fiscal court, has employed a janitor for the courthouse. Harrison Shelby was given the job and the jailer says he wants to make it one of the cleanest courthouses in the state.

A large hotel, the Weatherford, is being built at Hustonville on the site where one stood before it was destroyed by fire several months ago. It will be completed in January. Morrissey Brothers, who secured the plastering contract, will put the finishing touches on it. The young men of Hustonville are arranging for a big hop when it opens for business.

Same Jones, a well-known hack driver, never weighed until recently. After much persuasion by his friends, he decided to step on the scales in Durham and Cecil's grocery. He tipped the beam at 365. Jones is proud of his size, but always has been superstitious in regard to weighing. He believed that if he did, he would begin to lose his flesh until he was a mere skeleton. He is sober, industrious and a hard-working citizen and is much like his namesake, a great Georgia preacher.


The primary to select a Democratic nominee for the office of assessor of Boyle County and magistrate and constable in several of the districts, was a quiet one. In the districts where a magistrate and a constable were to be chosen, much interest was taken in the race. R.D. Bruce defeated Joseph Irvine in the assessor's race by 112 votes. In the first district, John A. Baker defeated Thomas Edwards for constable. In the second district, W.S. Aldridge defeated William Prather for magistrate. In the third district, John Davis defeated Charles Harlan by 17 votes. In the fifth district, J.G. Clem was elected constable and Robert Burke was unopposed for magistrate.

75 years ago - 1929

The annual achievement day exercises of the Boyle County 4-H Clubs will be held at the courthouse. About 100 club members, parents and leaders are expected. Louise Ewing, president of the Junction City club, will call the meeting to order. Irene Pope, Danville dairy club member, will tell how she won her Jersey calf, "Achievement Prize." Ransdell Demaree of the Perryville club will talk about winning his first blue ribbon. Hazel Toombs of Junction City's sewing club will report on her trip to the international. Elizabeth Cloyd, Junction City bread club member, will tell how products were judged at national competition.

The contract for the new Texaco Oil Station at Fifth and Main streets has been let to B. Merion Shields. The cost is between $12,000 and $15,000. It will be the best that Texaco builds. There will be enclosed grease racks and washing stalls. The building will be about 25 by 40 feet and will be of brick and stucco with a green tile roof.

The Danville Admiral basketball schedule calls for 20 games and is one of the most ambitious cards ever undertaken by a local school. Ten games will be played at home. They are with Junction City, Parksville, Moreland, St. Xavier and du Pont Manual, both of Louisville, Harrodsburg, Lawrenceburg, Kavanaugh, Somerset and Newport. Coach Mountjoy only has three veterans off the squad of 10 men last year.

Parley Roller, member of the Forkland 4-H club and son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Roller of Boyle County, took top honors at the annual 4-H Tobacco Show. The show was held at Farmers Tobacco Warehouse. Roller's average of $64 per 100 pounds topped all other 40 4-H club members, who exhibited 34,952 pounds. J.C. Sharp was high for Casey County, Harold Kurtz for Garrard County and Marcia Doss for Lincoln County.

50 years ago - 1954

The Glee Club of Danville High School, under the direction of Miss Catherine Mathis, is giving an operetta, "Miss Cherry Blossom," in the school auditorium. Frances Stith will portray Cherry Blossom, a Japanese girl who has been raised by her foster father, Kokemo. Marshall Gooch is Kokemo. Frank Adams is Jack, who wins Cherry's heart. Palmer VanArsdale is Togo, the Japanese citizen who Kokemo wants Cherry to wed.

The annual 4-H recognition banquet was held at Danville High School with 100 champion members and leaders present. John C. Brown, Boyle County farm agent, and Gladys Cotham, Boyle County home demonstration agent, awarded certificates and pins to the club leaders who assisted. M.C. Minor, president of Farmers National Bank, gave Boyle County Aberdeen Angus trophies to Marcus Underwood and Parley Roller, winners in the county beef projects. Tom Prall, dairy winner, received a 4-H jacket. Peggy Johnson and Donald Cox, winners of the farm and home electric project, also received jackets.

Plans for the Danville-Boyle County Recreation Department's school for girls were made. They will hold classes on Saturdays and be divided into age groups. The cost is 25 cents per lesson or $3 for a 13-lesson dancing courses. All fees go to the instructor, which will be a representative of Cooper School of Dance.

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