The Danville Gas Co. laid a new main on Walnut Street to Fourth Street. A large pipeline will be installed to connect with the large main on Fourth Street. A larger main was necessary to meet the increasing demand in that area. Other improvements are being contemplated, and the quantity and quality of service will be improved because of the new line.
The Blue Grass Grocery Co. closed its doors on July 1 and moved to a new location due to lack of business. The present manager Robert Clem has been with the company for several years and may continue, although he has been offered several other profitable positions.
75 years ago - 1931
Charles Zanone of Lancaster is searching for a thieving dog that has been stealing his chickens and burying them alive. The dog allegedly stole a large, White Rock rooster, which was found in the alley the following day completely covered with dirt except for its head. The rooster was alive and well, except for some bruises and ruffled feathers. The same dog raided the chicken house of Abner Dudderar and stole eight hens. Two of them were found buried in a neighbor's garden.
Bo McMillan is coming to Centre College to help with the first coaching school. McMillan is Centre's most famous athlete and the coach of the Kansas Aggies at Manhattan, Kan. Wallace Wade, former Alabama mentor and current athletic director at Duke University also will help. Others include Adolph Rupp, basketball coach at the University of Kentucky, and Dana King, coach at Cincinnati University.
Harrodsburg Chamber of Commerce and other civic organizations hosted a tribute to Abraham Lincoln's parents, to Lincoln and to Harrodsburg at the dedication of the Lincoln Marriage Temple. The one-room hut in which Lincoln's parents were married in 125 years before was enshrined in a temple built with funds given by Mrs. Edmund Burke Ball of Muncie, Ind. Mrs. Ball came down to complete plans for the dedication, and will be an honored guest and speaker. Young women from Boyle and Mercer counties will represent the 48 states in the Union, which Lincoln preserved. The program was broadcast from coast to coast through a network of 76 stations and the National Broadcasting Co.
The Boyle County demonstration team won the home practice demonstration contest at Junior Week hosted by the University of Kentucky. The team showed how to make biscuits. The boys and girls were taken to Frankfort where they visited the capitol and other places of interest. The demonstration was the second first-prize honor carried away by Boyle County. Earlier in the week Miss Louise Robert of Junction City won the baking contest.
50 years ago - 1956
The Dairy Day Parade was held in Danville to celebrate June Dairy Month. Miss Nina Bruce Warren, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jackson Warren of Perryville, was selected as the 1956 June Dairy Queen and will make her first appearance at the parade riding in a decorated vehicle. The parade was led by the Perryville High School band, and floats and other bands were in the parade. A dairy cattle exhibit, milking contest and free milk dispensary in downtown Danville were planned for the event.
The American Legion held its meeting in its new building. Members discussed the completion and possible renting of their new building for private parties. The parking lot has not been finished, but will only require a few more days for completion. The new building is located on Shakertown Road.
The Danville Board of Education decided to rehire the superintendent of schools and director of pupil personnel, approved final plans for the new mobile classroom unit at Jennie Rogers Elementary, and discussed a new permanent elementary school. John E. Robinson, superintendent, was given a four-year contract after his one-year contract from the previous year expired. Josephine Cummins, director of pupil personnel, was rehired with a proportionate salary increase in accordance with a salary schedule proposed for classroom teachers.