Engineer Harold Vanarsdall of Harrodsburg and W.E. Johnston have been making complete surveys of the Centre College campus preparing for the construction of another driveway from Beatty Avenue to College Street.
Ben Smith, keeper of the fire department and driver of the horses, made a great record Saturday morning when the department was called out on account of a small blaze at the residence of Miss Lilla Messick on Fourth Street. In exactly one minute and five seconds after the fire bell rang, he had hitched and was turning the corner at the Kentucky Supply Company's office. H.C. Bright did the timing.
The chief of police has given fair warning to all parties who have been making a dumping ground out of Carr Street, between Third and Fourth streets. He said the dump has been cleaned up and any party using it for this purpose will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law in the future.
75 YEARS AGO - 1934
Centre College and the Danville and Boyle County Hospital will benefit as equal recipients of the estate of the late Maurice J. Farris III. The estate was estimated at $300,000. Centre College got $25,000 to be spent to improve the football playing field and completion of the stadium with the provision the stadium be named Farris Stadium. When finished, the stadium would have a larger capacity of seating and will be in the forum of a "U" similar to the one at Harvard University, but not as large. After several specific bequests, the remainder was to be left to his parent, M.J. Farris Sr., during his lifetime, then the remainder as to be divided between the hospital and Centre.
A Danville man was vindicated in a Camp Nelson slaying case. The 25-year-old suspect was taken into custody Wednesday as a suspect in the slaying of George Kaufman, a Camp Nelson shopkeeper, and also attempted robbery. The suspect was returned to Danville after Kaufman's brother could not identify him as one of the pair who allegedly killed Kaufman. The suspect was placed in the Boyle County Jail on a separate charge. Ray Ware of Crooks & Ware Drug Store, got a warrant for the suspect for a holdup at the Main Street store several weeks ago.
Jordan Wallace of Shelby City celebrated his 99th birthday March 11 at his home. He was one of few remaining black veterans of the Civil War. "Uncle Jordan" fought with the Union Army in the Battle of Vinegar Hill and fought in the last major battle of the war in Charleston, W.Va. He also took part in the bloody battle of Big Hill in Richmond. Wallace saluted President Lincoln on several occasions when the Civil War president was inspecting his armies and remembers seeing him many times. Wallace was born at Stony Point and has eight grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He was the father of 10 children and has out lived all but one.
50 YEARS AGO - 1959
Danville City Council learned at a three-hour meeting last night that local residents favor the council's proposal to have outside, competent engineers re-evaluate the city's property for tax assessment. The city proposes to employ the J.L. Jacobs and Co. of Chicago, which has completed evaluation projects in Louisville and Jefferson and Garrard counties. Mayor W. Terry Griffin, in his first term, said the city wanted to hire the firm to do a scientific, systematic and objective job of evaluation, thereby eliminating for once and for future years the inconsistencies and inequalities that now exist in the present system. He said the city is spending more money than it takes in.
The Danville Chamber of Commerce gave a vote of confidence to its traffic and parking committee when it endorsed the action of the committee's recommendation to the state highway department be followed. The state highway department recommended synchronization of traffic lights, closure of street corners, establishment of loading zones in each block and parallel parking on Main Street. The chamber also voted to follow Lexington and other Central Kentucky towns in the observance of daylight savings time, which becomes effective April 24.
25 YEARS AGO - 1984