About 50 vehicles from the Louisville Automobile Club will visit Danville next Friday on their first annual Endurance and Economy Tour. The drivers will start in Bardstown Friday morning and will pass through Springfield, Lebanon and Perryville before arriving in Danville. It is guessed that the trip will take two or three hours to get here from Bardstown. From here they will go to Harrodsburg, Nicholasville, Lexington and Winchester, where they will spend the night. They hope to reach Louisville by Saturday evening. This will be an exhibition of the best cars on the market, driving in the most careful manner in order to make the run under the most scrutinizing observation without incurring any penalties for repairs or adjustments.
75 YEARS AGO - 1934
Sixteen Casey County boys reported to the court house in Frankfort for examination to serve an enlistment of six months in the Citizens Conservatory Camps. These young men were taken from the homes of Casey County people who are on the relief rolls.
Danville Admiral football players will be meeting the powerful and hefty players of Hazard High School who swept down from the mountains of eastern Kentucky for a game which will be part of the gala airport dedication carnival. Kick-off will be at 8 p.m., but fans are being asked not to get into the high school stadium before 7 p.m. because the lights will not be turned on until one hour before game time. All land surrounding the stadium has been posted and trespassers will be arrested by a special corps of police who will patrol the area.
Improvements in two roads between Danville and Lexington bordering the Kentucky River have been announced. The proposed changes of the Mercer County road begins two miles south of Brooklyn bridge, where the proposed road will cut through towering limestone cliffs and at a point mid-way along the new route, a plot of ground totaling several acres, will overlook the grandeur of Kentucky River scenery.
50 YEARS AGO - 1959
The Danville Optimists Club officially was begun at the charter exercises which were held at the National Guard Armory. Over 100 persons attended the event. The charter to the Danville group was received by local president Sam Gentry.
The Boyle County United Community Fund directors have set the 1960 campaign goal at $43,174, which is exactly the amount needed, said drive chairman John Paluzi. The sum is the total of budgets for the operation of 11 local agencies. "Our goal is the absolute minimum on which these agencies can operate," Paluzi said. Some of the funds to be given out include: American Red Cross, $10,500; Salvation Army, $9,800; Family Welfare, $7,288, Boy Scouts, $6,000; Girl Scouts, $350; Boyle Youth Center, $4,500; bookmobile, $750; and Fresh Air fund, $500.
The Louisville Store is celebrating its 60th anniversary with a huge sale. The Louisville Store is now also open until 8 p.m. every Saturday night. A few of the sale items include: One and two-piece dresses, $5.98 to $8.98; girls' car coats, $8 to $10; ladies' coats, $29 and $38; nylon stretch hose, two pair for 88 cents; full-sized cotton bedspreads, 99 cents; chenille bedspreads, two for $5; bleached sheets, three for $5; chicken feather pillows, 88 cents; and metal ironing tables, $3.69.
A group of 10 Danville women are participating in Congress for Better Living, a project jointly sponsored by McCall's magazine and the Federal Housing and Home Finance Agency. Most of the women agreed that double-hung windows are the best; one and a half bathrooms was necessary but they all disliked stall showers. And, they all preferred driving American made cars over owning a smaller import car.
25 YEARS AGO - 1984