Hugh Phillips of Atoka was injured in a buggy accident. Something in the road spooked the unbroken colt and it took off on a mad dash down the road. Phillips held the reigns like a Spartan, and when the animal jumped an 8-foot fence and landed in a corn field carrying the vehicle with it, Phillips was thrown out of the cart. The colt continued running through the plowed corn field until the buggy was completely destroyed.
75 YEARS AGO - 1933
Lack of funds has been responsible for delaying the landscaping plans around the Danville City Water Plant on Lexington Road, but because of a generous donation, the planting has been completed. The grounds have been graded, sodded and seeded and a row of about 60 red bud trees has been set along the south boundary. Sweet gum and sugar maple trees also have been set out.
Orders to rush the enlistment of 34 Boyle County men in the Conservation Corps were received, according to Dr. Franklin Davis of the Boyle County Relief Commission. Only single men between the ages of 18 and 25 who have the most dependents will be considered for this federal program. Those accepted must assign at least five-sixths of their $30 per month pay to their dependents. However, they also will be furnished with lodging, food and clothing. Boyle's consignment of men will be sent to Fort Knox for conditioning and will be moved from there to a forest region where work will begin as soon as possible.
The 1-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Cain miraculously survived a fall from the second-story window of her parents' apartment on Main Street over the Bluegrass Market to the sidewalk. She tumbled from the window onto an awing over the New York Restaurant, which broke her fall, then onto the sidewalk. The child never lost consciousness, was pronounced sound, and was taking her afternoon nap as The Advocate was going to press.
50 YEARS AGO - 1958
New construction and repair projects are being carried out all through Danville. The new Church of Christ Meeting House on East Lexington Avenue is near completion and hopes to open on Sunday, May 4. Also, the Commonwealth First Federal Saving and Loan Association new offices are being built on South Fourth Street. It is thought to be the first completely new building in the business district in Danville since the Citizens National Bank building was constructed. At the site of the old Warrick Hall on the Kentucky School for the Deaf campus, a new vocational building is under construction. On Centre College's campus, Breckinridge Hall is getting a new look with sand blasting and remortaring. Also being planned is the demolition of two homes on South Fourth Street to make room for Southern Bell Telephone Co.'s new building.
Granville Shannon, operator of the Shell Service Station in Parksville, was attacked and robbed of $308 by two men who stopped him in his pickup truck and asked for help with their car. Shannon was on his way to the Old Bank of Perryville to make a deposit when he saw the two men on the side of the road with their car. After giving one of the men the handle to the car jack he was struck over the head with it, cut with a knife and his money was stolen.
A 1956 tractor-trailer owned by Morris Crain of Green Acres, and being driven by Charles B. King, was badly damaged with the tractor being a complete loss when the vehicle overturned on Ky. 34. Eight of the 21 cows aboard were killed when the truck ran off the road, tore down a fence, went over an embankment, knocked down a tree and overturned.
25 YEARS AGO - 1983