For the first time in the history of the Danville Exchange, the East Tennessee Telephone Co. has issued an up-to-date directory, which has been distributed to its subscribers in Boyle County.
75 years ago - 1931
Miss Nancy Hundley has been chosen as the 1931 Centre College carnival queen. The queen is selecting her court and plans are under way for the coronation ceremony.
Dr. C.E. Allen of Centre College delivered the commencement address for the Crab Orchard School. The ceremony took place at the Baptist church and valedictorian Miss Eunice Martin received a gold piece from the PTA in honor of her accomplishments. The response to the valedictory address was given by class president Calvin Burgin. Miss Martha Wallace Gover provided music on her saxophone, accompanied by Mrs. E.E. Settle.
The May Festival at the women's department of Centre College will be a Grecian pageant titled "Cupid and Psyche." The pageant is directed by Miss Jessie Keep of the department of physical education. The pageant is presented in honor of the May Queen, who has been elected by secret ballot by the women's campus students. Her identity will be revealed on the night of the pageant. The dances will be performed by the students in the physical education classes.
Danville residents who are interested in road development recently visited Lexington and other cities to discuss a plan by Mayor W.O. McIntyre. McIntyre and the Danville Chamber of Commerce have proposed changing the route of U.S. 68 to bypass Danville. It is also planned to have the road from Camp Dick Robinson to Danville and Stanford marked U.S. 27 West.
50 years ago - 1956
Danville High School athletics will be honored at the school's first all-sports banquet. Charles "Turkey" Hughes, athletic director at Eastern Teachers College in Richmond, will be speaking on how sports can build character. Danville school Superintendent John Robinson will introduce the speaker and present letters to the members of the golf team, which he coaches. Former Danville High grid coach Ed Rutledge also is expected to attend.
Members of the Boyle County Homemakers' Association will be observing the National Home Demonstration Week. The members have arranged four public window exhibits to display the work they have accomplished over the past year, according to county home demonstration agent Mrs. Emma C. Tucker. Displays can be seen at Coyle furniture store in Perryville, at the Parksville post office, and at the Forkland School.
Centre College will be holding a Mother's Day weekend program which is sponsored by Omicron Delta Kappa and the Faculty-Student Congress. Approximately 200 members of Centre's students' families are expected to attend. A buffet supper is planned, along with four intercollegiate athletic events, a Centre choir concert, and the Centre Players' production of "Outward Bound." Family members will have a chance to tour the campus and visit classrooms.
At the monthly meeting of the Garden Club, Mrs. Addison Lamer gave a program titled "Church Arrangements." She discussed flower arrangements that are appropriate to use in churches and reviewed three books on the subject. Mrs. Henry L. Nichols, Mrs. Louie Bryant, Mrs. Raymond Shewmaker, Mrs. Carlisle Nichols, Mrs. W. Barrett Nichols and Mrs. Gentry Caldwell followed with discussions of flower arrangements they have created for their own churches.
25 years ago - 1981
The Boyle County 4-H Dog Club has ended its spring classes with two events. The club hosted an "In Appreciation Party" honoring Cecil Sims, the retiring principal of Hogsett Elementary School; John Bright and T.L. Rankin, owners of the Farmer Tobacco Warehouses; Carl Richardson, caretaker of the warehouses; David Sparrow, 4-H agent when the club started, and Miss Toni Wilson, current 4-H agent. The second event was the final examination, judged by Mrs. John Triplett of Lexington.