100 years ago — 1912
The cornerstone of the new Christian Church was set this afternoon before a large gathering of worshippers. The corner stone contains the following articles: memorial letters, copies of the day’s The Daily Advocate, The Danville Messenger, The Cento, Kentucky Standard; photographs of the Rev. J. Ware, pastors of other churches, pictures of other church buildings, Centre College, Kentucky School for the Deaf, views of the cemetery, views of the station, Henry Clay Monument, Transylvania University; and a list of names of officers and missionaries supported by the church.
Mrs. Helen Lane has been indicted by the Boyle County grand jury on charges of willfully and intentionally murdering her husband, Charles Lane, and her bond was refused.
75 years ago — 1937
Football fans who attend the Centre-Oglethorpe game in Farris Stadium Saturday afternoon will hear a new feature and innovation. Spectators will now be able to hear instructions to team captains and the winning of the toss from midfield as a result of Mr. Frank devising a portable microphone outfit.
The description of the game will be still be given from the broadcasting booth in the press box, atop the center of the western side of the stadium. Mr. Frank will handle the technicalities while J. Sterling Towles, who realistically handled a description of the Centre-Indiana game, will be at the microphone.
Finding the partially clad body of an 18-year-old girl, Maggie Lillie Turner, in a 36-foot well, a mile and a half west of Junction City this morning, resulted in a verdict of murder by an unknown hand at an inquest conducted on the spot by Coroner J. W. Edwards.
According to Edwards, Flora Cox, went to open the well to draw water and discovered the victim’s hand floating above the water. The body was recovered by Morgan Phillips of Junction City, by lowering him into the well with a rope. Phillips is also the driver of the county school bus.
The girl’s shoes were found about 20 feet from the well and her dress was clumped in a nearby bush. Dr. H.L. Gregg, a Junction City physician, stated there was no water in her lungs, and that a bruise on her forehead indicated murder.
Kaelin’s Rathskeller opened for business on Sept. 30. It features home-cooking and Italian spaghetti and food of quality and daintily cooked — at reasonable prices! Kaelin’s Rathskeller is located under the Henson Hotel entrance on Second Street in Danville.
50 years ago — 1962
Capt. Everett Kidd of Danville, who has been a member of the Danville Police Department since April 1948 and has been serving for more than five years as investigator for that department, has been appointed Danville chief of police on a temporary basis. Capt. Kidd succeeds Chief of Police Tom Clark, who retired from the Danville Police Department after 25 years of service.
Two thousand doses of Type 1 Sabin oral polio vaccine and 350 droppers for use here on Sabin Oral Sundays, Oct. 7 and 14, at six Danville and Boyle County clinics, arrived by plane at the Danville Airport coming from Louisville. Ray Holbrook, George Grider and O.N. Sellers made the flight to Louisville to pick up the supplies. The men and packages of the vaccine were brought from the Danville airport into town by the Boyle County Fire Department’s emergency truck escorted by patrol cars of the police and sheriff’s departments and the vaccine is now safely and properly stored at the Edna L. Tolliver school.