There is good news in Danville, as it appears that the new brick company will be a go. There is only one thing yet that may make it necessary to abandon the scheme. A meeting of interested parties was held at the Citizens Bank to discuss the matter and it was agreed to reconvene in a few days to make a final decision with regards to the company.
75 years ago - 1931
Boy Scout Troop No. 28, of the First Baptist Church, won the prize for showcasing the best birdhouse exhibit at the Scout Birdhouse contest held in front of the courthouse. The troop is pleased with its prize, a Boy Scout mess kit. There were several entries in the competition and all exhibits were considered very attractive. The birdhouse built by Joe Frankel and Julius Nitzchke of Troop No. 25 of the Presbyterian Church also was well received by the judges.
The Elks Club building in Danville has been sold at a public auction for the sum of $18,625. The building was purchased by the Central Kentucky Building and Loan Association. It was sold by Messrs. I.M. Dunn, G.T. Thurmond and M.D. Spoonamore, trustees. Col. I.M. Dunn served on the auction block. The price of the property was considered to be very cheap.
Danville High School is preparing to graduate the largest senior class in its history. It was announced that diplomas will be granted to 51 students at the annual commencement exercises. Dr. C.C. Warren, pastor of the Lexington Avenue Baptist Church, will deliver the baccalaureate address at the First Christian Church. Commencement exercises will be held in the high school's auditorium and the commencement address will be delivered by E.V. Donnelley, president of the Kentucky Wesleyan College in Winchester.
A bold hold-up occurred at the Danville A&P Store, according to local manager J.A. Edwards. Two men secluded themselves in the stairway on Third Street, just next to the store before ordering Edwards to throw up his hands, then lower his hands and walk between the bandits to Woods Motor Company. The men shot at Edwards before disappearing.
50 years ago - 1956
Preparations for Centre College's 1956 commencement exercises are under way, according to Centre president Walter A. Groves. The week's events will begin with the 52nd annual Carnival Pageant and Ball. The 133rd graduation ceremony will be the week's culminating event. The annual "Alumni Day" also has been scheduled and the alumni banquet will be open to former Centre men and women for the first time in history. The banquet will be held at the Boyle-Humphrey gymnasium on the men's campus.
Eastern Kentucky State College History professor J.T. Dorris will speak at the annual dinner meeting of the Danville-Boyle County Historical Society, to be held at the First Christian Church. Dorris is one of the most widely known historians in Kentucky and has published a volume titled "The History of Madison County." He is also the leading authority on the historical events at Boonesboro.
The Key Club has elected officers for the 1956-57 year. The election was held at Danville High School and Bobby Orndorff, president of the junior class, was elected as president of the organization. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Orndorff of Danville. He is an active member of the Key Club and the Beta Club.
The Danville High School Band held its annual concert recently, under the direction of Don Hacker. It is generally agreed that this was the best performance the band has ever given. The crowd was small, but very enthusiastic and appreciated the new poise and assurance the band presented. Mr. Hacker is pleased that only five or six members of the band will graduate this spring.
25 years ago - 1981