Katherine F. Huff filed suit in Jefferson Circuit Court for divorce from J.D. Huff, who lives in Danville. They married in 1903 and lived together until June 28, when the plaintiff discovered the defendant was untrue to her. Mrs. Huff alleges her husband confessed he had been associating with other women of questionable character, and treated her in a cruel and inhuman manner, and wasn’t home at night. One such woman sent about a dozen postal cards with suggestive pictures addressed to the defendant and signed her name as “Bessie.” On some of the cards she addresses Mr. Huff as “Papa” and the writer states she wants to see him “awfully bad.” Mrs. Huff asks for custody of the two children and $10 a week alimony.
Customers at Adams’ Drug Store were surprised to see a pony in the building. The animal was sick and had been taken in for treatment. It was a very small pony, not much bigger that Clyde Lowell’s Great Dane.
George Rue and William McClure had a narrow escape from drowning when their canoe overturned. They were making their way from High Bridge to Frankfort by boat just for the novelty of the experience. The canoe was heavily loaded with supplies and was suddenly overturned in some manner, pinning the boys under it. However, they are expert swimmers and were able to disentangle themselves and reached the shore. The supplies were greatly damaged and some were lost altogether. The young gentlemen were undaunted by their adventure, resumed the journey and expected to reach their destination without further mishap. Mr. McClure and Mr. Rue will return in about two weeks and resume their studies at Central University in Danville.
Completion of arrangements for a diver to arrive here to search for the body of Mrs. Gladys Horner, of Dayton, who drowned on Cane Run Creek on Herrington Lake, has been announced. Her brother is en route to Dayton to try and raise $125 of the $250 needed to pay the diver. Camp owners on the lake also are trying to raise a similar amount. The fundraising among Danville, Harrodsburg and Burgin residents was headed by a $25 contribution from Ashley’s Camp. Mrs. Horner drowned three hours after she arrived to spend a six-day vacation on the lake. The accident occurred on Cane Run Creek between Ashley’s and Hager’s camps, happened when the victim’s husband’s foot slipped as he attempted to pull his wife in a boat. She was unable to swim and the blow of the husband’s fall on top of her caused her to sink immediately. Besides the body of Mrs. Horner, there are two others known to be in Herrington Lake. One woman drowned about a quarter of a mile from the Dix Dam and a man drowned about one-half a mile from the dam.
Little relief from the current heat session is predicted for the area. While drug store and corner thermometers reportedly were topping 115 degrees and more, a check at the official government weather observation station at the Waterworks showed the temperature was 105 degrees. As officials of other central Kentucky towns issued orders allowing only necessary use of water, Danville’s city engineer and superintendent of the Waterworks said there was no danger of any such incident occurring for patrons of the local waterworks.
Boyle County residents appear to be very marriage-minded. According to the Census Bureau, through data just released, it shows 65.2 percent of the male population of Boyle County over the age of 14, and 61.3 percent of the female population, are now married. According to this data, 2,160 men and boys, and 1,789 women and girls, have never been married. Also among Boyle County’s male population, 299 are widowed and 156 are divorced. For the female population, there are 1,095 widowed and 299 divorced.
Tax relief in the form of a 35 percent across the board reduction in occupational license taxes will be forthcoming to Danville business and professional establishments. The Danville City Council voted unanimously to authorize the city attorney to prepare the ordinance which will be retroactive to April 1, 1961. Councilman Arnold Gregory pointed out to the board that the rates on occupational licenses were raised about four years ago, that relief was sought about two years ago, but nothing was done, and that efforts to re-adjust the plan were overdue.
Ray Holbrook, manager of Radio Station WHIR in Danville, outlined his experiences in England as a member of the armed forces shortly after the Korean War at the weekly dinner meeting of the Danville Lions Club and Blue Grass Coffee Shoppe. Holbrook, asserted that contrary to popular opinion, he found the English people largely free from resentment toward Americans while he lived there. He said that closer association between the various peoples of the world would make for greater harmony in international relationship and would contribute greatly to the ultimate goal of a peaceful world.
Anne Winsor, daughter of Gordon and Wilma Winsor of Danville, has been nominated for an Emmy for Costuming Achievement for her work on “St. Elsewhere.” Winsor, a 1972 graduate of Danville High School, has since left “St. Elsewhere” and is working on costuming for the television show “MacGyver.”
Kevin Stewart’s resignation earlier this month leaves Stanford not only without a mayor but also without a police chief. John Sheperson, 17-year veteran of the Kentucky State Police who was hired by Stewart shortly before leaving office, has decided not to accept the job. Despite assurances from city officials that they would back him for the job, Sheperson, of Gravel Switch, said he had no guarantee the new mayor would feel the same way.
The Junction City Council has opted for an old-fashioned town forum to explain its budget dilemma to the voters. The loss of federal revenue sharing funds has put the city council in a budgetary bind — cut services or raise taxes. The Revenue Sharing program, which brought about $40,000 to the city last fiscal year, ends in October.