John Webb of Perryville shipped 50-head of hogs and 110 lambs to Louisville last week. The lambs cost him 6 cents and the hogs a little more than 4 cents to ship. While in Louisville, Webb bought five work mules and several horses. R.M Wheat, also from Perryville, sold six milk cows last week for $30 and $35 per head.
The fight between Harrodsburg City Council and East Tennessee Co. will soon end. A franchise fixing telephone rates at $1.65 and $2.75 will be presented at the next meeting and will be good for 20 years, and the rates will be guaranteed for the entire time. The telephone company, however, has been refusing to agree to this proposal and wants to have the option of raising rates when necessary.
75 YEARS AGO - 1933
Pattie Willis South, 81, has begun traveling to Washington D.C., where she will be a dinner guest at the White House with President and Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt. Mrs. South received her invitation to dine with the president and his wife last Wednesday. She is leaving today and will arrive in Washington on Friday. Mrs. South is widely known throughout Kentucky and surrounding states because of her connection with the Crab Orchard Springs Hotel, which she owned and operated for a number of years. Despite her age, she will travel without an attendant.
The opening of summer fishing on Herrington Lake attracted about 8,000 anglers. Long before midnight, the official hour of opening the season, which had been closed since May 1, the lake was lined with fishermen from all parts of the state. Owners of all fishing camps have reported a complete sell out of cottages and boats. Also, since warm weather has returned, swimmers have flocked to Chenault Bridge and Gwinn's Island.
A program of Negro spirituals and plantation melodies will be given by the Mount Beulah Singers at the Danville White Christian Church. The singers are from the Southern Christian Institute in Edwards, Miss. The school is for training colored leaders in the South and is one of two accredited colleges in the state of Mississippi.
50 YEARS AGO - 1958
Boy Scouts Troop 27 of Centenary Methodist Church, will be completely cut-off from civilization over the weekend when they camp at Dunn Island in Herrington Lake. The boys will transport their food and camping equipment by canoe and paddle about a mile up the lake to Dunn Island. Scout leaders A.G. McConnell and Stanley Durham are in charge of the event. Troop 27 and some of the scouts own their own sleek red and green fiberglass canoes, which they made themselves several years ago.
Mrs. Sylvester Roach of Danville is full of happiness and pride now that she is an American citizen. She came to the United States 13 years ago as a French war bride and recently received her naturalization papers during a ceremony at the Lexington Post Office. Mrs. Roach is proudly displaying a small, polished wood base with an American flag, which was a gift of Man O'War Post No. 8 of The American Legion in Lexington. Another souvenir that Mrs. Roach cherishes is a patriotically designed corsage.
The principal and four faculty members at Jennie Rogers Elementary School have announced their summer plans. Kenneth Wall, principal at the school, will take special classes at University of Kentucky. Mrs. Leon Woodrow, a fifth-grade teacher, will board the U.S.S. United States ship for a two-month trip to tour 14 countries. Miss Margaret Farmer will serve as the director of the Speech Clinic at Bluefield, W.Va.
25 YEARS AGO - 1983
A drilling company discovered oil on Jody McBee's property off Martin's Trail in Lincoln County. McBee said the well is expected to produce 25 barrels of high grade oil per day. The oil was discovered at a depth of 985 feet and had a greenish cast to it. Consisting of 121 acres, the McBee property lies where two faults cross and is known as the Stones River Formation. "There's never been any wells drilled around here. It's pretty much a wildcat area," McBee said. He lives in Stanford and operates McBee's Country Hams.