Beginning today, the business of the Fashion Shoppe will change its name to Chinn’s. Only the name will change and the business will still offer the same high quality merchandise as in the past. In addition a new “Junior Corner” will feature junior sportswear in sizes 3 to 15.
The Fashion Shoppe has been owned and operated by Mr. and Mrs. R.A. Chinn of Chinn’s Jewelry Store for some time. It is located on North Third Street in Danville.
The Boyle County Fiscal Court, which has made several improvements to the first floor office space in the courthouse since January, has approved plans for construction of an addition on the northwest corner of the building.
The new structure will provide an additional room for the County Clerk’s office, and will give room for new public restrooms and more space for the Sheriff’s office.
The Clerk’s new room will be used to house and operate the photostating equipment used by the county. Some of this equipment has been housed in the basement under the Clerk’s vault.
A large old wooden storage building about 40 x 80 feet in the lot behind the courthouse is being demolished to make room for the addition.
25 years ago — 1987
A proposal to develop about 12 house lots on 25 acres of pasture land along Gwinn Island Road was aired at the Danville-Boyle County Planning and Zoning meeting. William Wise, a prominent Boyle County horseman owns the land.
In other planning and zoning business, the commission: Recommended that fiscal court rezone about an acre in Alum Springs from A-1 to C-2. The property owner, Norman Griffith plans to build a general store on the lot; approved a preliminary plat by Thomas Prall to build a convenience store on two acres on Burgin Road; and approved a companion plat by Prall to develop 18 lots next to the convenience store property, which will be called Brookcove subdivision.
Since it began moving its manufacturing operation from Harrodsburg to Taiwan about a year and a half ago, Hall Mack has repackaged items produced in Taiwan into boxes that indicate they were made in Harrodsburg.
According to an employee “about all the assembly department has been doing for the past year is opening plastic packages from Taiwan and putting them in boxes that say they were made in the U.S.A.”
Country of origin markings have recently become a priority issue for customs officials because of the number of American companies that have moved production abroad but still market their products in this country.
The state Attorney General’s office has launched an investigation into the matter.
The Advocate-Messenger obtained a Hall Mack towel bar set from the retail shelves of Boyle Lumber and Supply Company which indicated on the outside of the package that it was made in Harrodsburg, but showed on a plastic wrapper on the inside that the product was made in Taiwan.