The Danville city council donated an additional lot in Bellevue Cemetery to the Kate Morrison Breckinridge Chapter, Daughters of the Confederacy. The lot is located immediately to the right of the main entrance to the cemetery. A handsome Confederate monument will be erected with funds that were raised by the Daughters of the Confederacy.
R. Maynard, a well-known farmer from Casey County was called to his door late at night by two unknown men who said they wanted to see him on business. Not anticipating any harm, Maynard went to his front yard gate where the men were standing and they began to beat him with clubs and nearly pulled his ears off and almost tore the nose from his face. By the time his family came to help him, the two assailants had fled.
75 years ago — 1934
A cloak of secrecy is around the Centre College football practices as they prepare for the opening game with the University of Tennessee. Coach Kubale is requesting that everyone who wants to watch the practice sessions to apply to him for a pass for admission. For those who can't go to Knoxville for the game, a full account will be sent via telegraph wire and transmitted over loud speakers at the Gilcher Hotel. The special service to hear the football game was made available by The Advocate, Centre College, The Gilcher Hotel and the Danville Daily Messenger.
Evening classes at Centre College will be open to any adult man or woman in the area who wants to attend and will not be limited to only teachers wanting college credit. The primary effort will be for teachers who want to further their education in English, history and education, but the public is also invited to attend the classes which are being held in Olde Centre.
Thieves at Bryant Hardware Store on North Third Street escaped unseen with about $150 worth of merchandise, including pocket knives, the entire stock of safety razor blades and a new bicycle. It appears the thieves may have been hiding inside the store when it was closed at the end of the business day.
Plans are being made for the dedication of the Richardson Airport, Danville's new municipal landing field, recently built through a federal grant. Tentative plans call for a program to be given at the airport and entertainment, including a ball, will probably be held at the Gilcher Hotel.
50 years ago — 1959
The Traveling High School Science Library Program will be sending about 200 books, 50 at a time on a rotating basis, to Danville High School this year. Subjects range from space flight, oceanography, biographies, anthologies, histories and other specific science subjects. Principal Don Rawlings said the program here was started to encourage "some of our more capable students toward scientific careers and to get them on their way sooner." Librarian Josephine Moore said she didn't know how popular the program will be, but there is plenty of local talent that should benefit from the new source of information.
A group of civic club, Chamber of Commerce and PTA leaders have met with other interested persons and endorsed the proposal recommended by the Danville Chamber of Commerce committee and others for a vote on a proposal to increase the school tax rate by 60 cents per $100 of valuation of assessed property. The recommendation is that 40 cents additional tax be voted in order to maintain the increase in teacher salaries and 20 cents be voted to provide sufficient borrowing power to meet the minimum requirements of construction of an adequate new high school building.
The Perryville School has been selected as one of four in the state where a pilot study on the use of the proposed new Pupil's Health Record will be made. The new forms, which emphasize the teacher's day-to-day appraisal of her students' health as an adjunct to the physician's exam in understanding the child and helping him gain the maximum from his school experience.
25 years ago — 1984