Danville City Council adopted an ordinance calling for Danvillians to vote in the coming election on a $20,000 bond indebtedness for building another dam on Dix River and making water line extensions in the city. The cause of the need is the railroad. Other actions included passing an ordinance to find people who posted bills on utility poles; accepting the resignation of Police Judge J.C. Voris and appointing Henry G. Sandifer Jr. as a replacement; and directing the cemetery committee to clean up the cemetery where trees and unsightly shrubs were down.
75 YEARS AGO -1933
The average circulation for The Kentucky Advocate for six months is the biggest in Danville's history. The sworn circulation every day for the past six months is 3,007 copies. According to newspaper statistics, 15,000 people read the newspaper daily, just 1,000 short of the entire Boyle County population. It has a splendid circulation in neighboring counties of Mercer, Washington, Marion, Casey, Russell, Lincoln and Garrard. "It covers the city of Danville and county of Boyle like a morning dew." The business was established in June 1865 by James F. Marrs.
If there are 150 fans in Danville willing to pay $1.90 each, the Southern Railway will run a special train to Louisville on Friday afternoon for the Danville Admirals-Male High football competition. The train was to leave in the afternoon and return following the game.
Danville Kiwanis Club was the final endorsement needed on a proposed pipeline project under Public Works. The Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club already endorsed the project for building a new pipeline to Herrington Lake. Work will begin in December. More than 300 men will be hired to work on digging the ditch for the 20-inch line.
50 YEARS AGO -1958
All Boy Scouts in the Wilderness Trail District, which includes Danville and Boyle County, will participate in a nationwide distribution of 40,000,000 emergency Civil Defense handbooks. Local Scouts will hand out more than 8,000 in the city and county, according to Dr. Julian Hardaway, chairman of the district. The program is being conducted under the auspices of Wilderness Trail District Health and Safety Committee, of which John Ogle of Danville is chairman.
"A Certain Smile," starring Rossano Brazzi and Joan Fontaine, and "Beautiful but Dangerous," with Gina Lollobridgida and Vittorio Gassman, are playing in the Danville Theater.
Showers and thunderstorms with a few local thunderstorms are on the weather report for Danville where temperatures are in the low 40s and 50s at night, and 48 to 57 during the day.
Farrie L. Willhoyt, a Danville native, left bequests to seven local institutions in her will. She lived in Deadwood, S.D., and was the daughter of Nancy Wood Willhoyt. Farrie last visited Danville in 1956. She left $3,600 to Trinity Episcopal Church; $2,100 to Second Presbyterian Church; $300 to Centenary United Methodist Church; $150 to First Baptist Church, Second and Walnut streets; $150 to the Danville-Boyle County Hospital; and $600 to Bellevue Cemetery. She also left money to the discretionary fund of the Bishop of Episcopal Diocese of Lexington and Lexington Cemetery where she was buried.
25 YEARS AGO -1983
Room rates at Ephraim McDowell Memorial Hospital have gone up by $9 per day to help with rising operational costs, according to hospital officials. The increase will raise the per-day cost of a private room to $144, semi-private room to $134 and a four-bed ward to $126. Hospital Administrator Thomas W. Smith said expenses are estimated to total more than $12 million during the 1983 fiscal year. Price increases are expected for emergency room visits and the operating room.