100 years ago — 1912
Just as soon as the necessary equipment arrives our City Hospital will be ready to receive patients. Many of the things can be purchased in Danville, and so far as possible, everything is being bought here. If you haven't done so yet, you can still give to the hospital. No mater how small the article, it will be gratefully received. Items still needed include mops and brooms, coal buckets, biscuit boards, rolling pin, ice-cream freezer, water cooler and any kitchen article.
Perhaps someone would like to furnish a nurse room or a private room, or give some much desired piece of operating room furniture. Any gift will be accepted at any time, but we are very anxious to get things together as soon as possible and ask you to help by sending or taking your gift promptly.
James Calhoun, 9-year-old son of Mr. James Calhoun of Forkland, is in serious condition as the result of an attack of a copperhead snake. He had been riding after the cows when a large snake jumped at the horse. The frightened animal plunged wildly and ran off, but not before the snake bit it. Young Calhoun was thrown to the ground and was also bitten by the snake. He hurried home and Dr. Caldwell was summoned. The snake chased the horse a long distance before fastening his fangs in the animal's leg.
75 years ago — 1937
The name “Maples” has been adopted by Bill Edmiston and Evans Coleman as the name of their inn, restaurant and service station on the Harrodsburg Road outside of the Danville city limits. The name was submitted by Charles Hocker who whose prize was an electric fan. Edmiston said the name "Maples" seemed especially appropriate because of the location of the house at the end of Maple Avenue, and the fact that there are many Maple trees in the vicinity.
Florence Sullivan, Boyle County Red Cross nurse, and S.R. Cummins are making a tour of certain sections of Danville to collect data on housing and living conditions of the poorer classes of people.
She said that the housing situation is and has been deplorable for some time. People are renting houses that are wholly unsuited even for animals and are being subjected to exposure and unhealthful conditions.
50 years ago — 1962
Boyle County Sheriff Oscar Vest has said that officers in his department and Joe Edwards, the dog warden, are meeting with interference from both adults and children in their attempts to pick up or to shoot stray dogs under the provisions of the current 30-day quarantine of dogs.
Sheriff Vest said after complaints have been made by residents of certain sections concerning roaming stray dogs and officers have been summoned to deal with the animals, adults and kiddies gang up on streets where the officers are attempting to take in strays or destroy animals appearing ill. The sheriff emphasized that such action on the part of residents and their children is dangerous, since there will be some shooting of dogs during the quarantine.
25 years ago — 1987
Glen E. Taul, president of the Suburban Kiwanis Club of Danville said, "It was inevitable" summing up the feeling of several local Kiwanians who reacted to the overwhelming vote at the international service organization's convention to allow women as members. "I don't think allowing women to join will be a problem. I personally can accept it easily and I think most of the other (20) members will too," he said.
Ben Sochacki, president of the Danville Kiwanis Club, said he would not comment on the matter until after his club meets later in the week. From comments made by a few of the members in his 50-member club, Sochacki apparently will hear more positive than negative comments. John W.D. Bowling, a longtime member said, "Women generally get as much done as men. I'm not a women's libber, but they have a lot of talent, skill and intelligence to offer an organization like ours."