The Committee of the Christian Bible Schools of Boyle County held its meeting in Junction City. At that meeting the group recommended that a Sunday School be organized at Bible Chapel on the third Sunday in August and that as many members as possible of the Bible schools of the county be in attendance. The group also urged that as many representatives as possible from every Bible School in the county attend the Centennial State Convention in Lexington in September.
75 YEARS AGO - 1934
Following a heated session of the Danville City Council, it decided to amend the closing hour clause of the beer license act by one hour to allow eating establishment to sell beer until 1 a.m. It also discussed supplying free water service to city schools, approved the construction of a permanent road between the Southern Railway tracts and Maple Avenue and inspected a new type of traffic light for Maple Avenue and Perryville Street. In addition, Police Judge Jay W. Harlan reported that during the month of July, a total of 55 cases were handled by the court and fines of $302 were assessed. The cost of the cases to the court totaled $93.90.
An altercation in a South Second Street cafe at 9:30 p.m. left two men with gunshot wounds. Emerging from the cafe with guns blazing, the men kept up a running fight with guns cracking as they ran toward Main Street where they were arrested. The pistol duel wounded both men and sent one to the hospital and the other to jail.
Thieves broke into the Main Street Shooting Gallery and escaped with a Spanish shotgun and about $5 in cash. "Red" Semonis, owner of the gallery, said someone had entered the gallery by prying open a back window. Even though the robbers couldn't find the rifles and pistols used at the gallery, they stole a Spanish shotgun that was on display. They also took $50 worth of pennies from a box and broke into a baseball machine and took out about 40 cents in nickels.
50 YEARS AGO - 1959
Danville city councilmen have taken initial steps to boost the city's fire fighting facilities by selecting a bid for a new fire truck and making arrangements to trade in the old Ahrens-Fox engine that has been around since 1920. The Peter Pirsch and Sons Co. held the winning bid of $24,908 to manufacture a new fire engine for Danville. The truck is as 250-HP, 1,000 gallons per minute pumper. The company is giving Danville an allowance of $700 for the old fire truck.
According to the monthly report of Danville Police Chief Tom Clark, officers made 68 arrests during July. Sixty-six of those were sent to police court and two of them were referred to the Boyle County court. Arrests made included; breech of peace, 2; speeding, 3; reckless driving, 6; running a red light, 3; parking meter tickets, 346; drunk in public, 37; drunk driving, 2; driving without a license, 3; possession of alcoholic beverage, 2; trespassing, 2; and loud and usual noise, 1.
Plans are being made for the dedication of the new Little League park near the Corning Glass Works with a ceremony and a little league game between the county and the city all-stars. The park was conceived, sponsored and built by the Corning management and the union. A lot of volunteer work was given to the project which is now a modern park that meets all requirements of a national approved Little League field. Lights probably will be installed next year.
25 YEARS AGO - 1984