A fine shaft monument will be erected in the new cemetery in Liberty in memory of the late McDowell Fogle. The monument will be 25-feet tall and made of the finest Barre granite. This will be one of the few shaft monuments in the area and the contract was let to the well-known monument dealer, John E. Wright, also of Liberty.
The Kentucky Student Conference, under the auspices of the state executive committee of the Kentucky Young Men's Christian Associations, will be held in Danville at the Central University campus. All meetings and services will be open to Danville residents including women. However, the noon meeting on Wednesday will be for men only.
75 YEARS AGO - 1932
Danville bankers today began to wrestle with the problem of the new check tax law that went into effect. According to the new law, every check passing through every bank in the nation will be taxed 2 cents and will be paid to the federal government. It was estimated by a Danville banker that this tax would take out a total of $10,000 annually from the three Danville banks. The tax is paid by the depositor and not the bank, so an individual's account will be charged 2 cents every time he writes a check. Also, the banks were not furnished equipment by the government to handle this new problem, so now at the end of the business day bank employees must stamp each check separately, which lengthens their working hours.
The board of directors of the Danville Chamber of Commerce voted to attend the Parksville Raspberry Review at the home of W.C. White in Parksville. This action was taken following the reading of a letter from the Raspberry Growers' Association in which the board was thanked for its support. In other business, the Chamber's publicity committee reported that work on the folder advertising Herrington Lake and Danville is progressing rapidly and soon will be ready for publication. Committee members include J.C. Alcock, J.K. Baker and George P. Crow. It was also requested the folder be hurried up, so that it could be sent to the engravers next week. Also, another committee was appointed to see what could be done about bettering conditions near the stockyards in regard to fire hazards. In particular was the request to make sure the old Vaughn Redryer building be locked up tightly so that "tramps and hoodlums" couldn't go inside and set it on fire.
50 YEARS AGO 1957
In an editorial, The Advocate-Messenger endorsed the purchase of new voting machines in Boyle County to replace the present "horse and buggy" election machinery and system. Currently the ballot box system is in place. "All of this is expensive, time-consuming, old-fashioned and out-dated." They were told that new machines would cost about $2,500 each and that 10 to 12 of them would be sufficient to handle the voting in Boyle County without affecting the accessibility and convenience of polls to the voters. Garrard County already is using the new automatic machines.
Robert M. Bear, a 26-year-old student from Danville, has been found safe in the Alps. Italian police said Bear was found by rescue teams in a 9,500-foot-high refuge in the Beonie Alps near the Austrian border. He had been missing after a week on a skiing trip. Bear, a student at Innsbruck University, went into the mountains at the South Tyrolean town of Sterzing a week ago on a ski trip.
Lucille H. Bruce, Boyle circuit clerk, reminds drivers whose surnames begin with "L" through "Z" their licenses will expire July 31. She pointed out that those licenses may be renewed now by anyone who wants to avoid the last-minute rush toward the end of July. The new licenses will be good for two years and cost $2.
25 YEARS AGO 1982