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Jan. 23, 1919… The celebrated Old Crow Distillery at Millville is being dismantled and the machinery is being moved away. Some parts have gone to a grain company in Frankfort and other parts have been sold.

F.J. Jones, who claimed to have sold his Shelby farm and located at McKee’s Crossroads, passed cold checks worth at least $100 on Midway merchants and was arrested at his home at the crossroads and taken to the jail at Versailles to await trial.

Mrs. Guy Riddle, 25, daughter of Thomas Etherington of Duckers Station, and sister of Ray Etherington of Midway, died Monday at her home at Forks of Elkhorn. Burial was at Versailles.

The U.S. has finally taken legislative action to permanently stop the liquor traffic. Nebraska became the 36th state to ratify the Prohibition Amendment and the nation will become dry.

The Clipper editor suggests that the most fitting tribute to Theodore Roosevelt would be the enactment of universal military training which he championed for so long. Roosevelt felt the training would be of inestimable value physically and mentally to every young man in America.

A number of people went to Lexington this week to see the picture “Birth of a Nation.”

Walter Mullin and James Cracraft arrived in Midway Saturday having received their service discharge at Camp Meade, Maryland.

A B. Rumley and B.R. Murray have returned from a business trip to the eastern part of the state where they have oil interests.

M/M Ike Parrish and daughter, Miss Honeywood, left Sunday for Florida where they will stay during the remainder of the winter. Miss

Ambrose Anderson and Saxton Richardson accompanied them, all making the trip in Mr. Parrish’s touring car.

Midway’s finances for 1918 show that the budget was $9,666.34 and that more than $5,000 was raised by taxes. The remaining funds came from licenses, fines, transfers and previous balance. Streets commanded about $5,200 of the expenses, with salaries being $1,353 and the electric bill running at nearly $1,000.

Major S.A. Blackburn arrived in Versailles Monday from Camp Gordon, Ga. on a short visit.

The Rev. E.C. Lacey has accepted the call to the Versailles Christian Church pulpit which was recently vacated by the Rev. Mr. Bamber.

Thomas Carter, 48, died at Good Samaritan Hospital of pneumonia Monday, He had been sick a week. His wife died of the same disease only a few weeks ago. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Other deaths in the county included George Black, 38; Walter Herod, 34; Mrs. Nancy Elizabeth Berryman, 62.

Roy C. Singleton has been discharged as plumber for the past year at Camp Custer, Mich. and is now back in Versailles.

Jan. 24, 1941… Midway High won two games last week, their 10th and 11th, defeating Nicholasville Friday night by 35-8 and then defeating OxfordTuesday night by 33-18. Oxford had eliminated Midway from tournament play in 1940 and had beaten the Blue Jays for the past three years. In this game, both Noel and Sams and two Oxford players were ejected for fighting. Sams led all scorers in the Nicholasville game with 13 points; Sergent added 10,; Noel, seven; Portwood and H. Wilson two each and Carpenter one. A. Wilson also played. Against Oxford, Noel got 10 points, Sams, eight; Sergent and A. Wilson five each; Jefferson, three and H. Wilson, two. Also playing were Portwood, Carpenter and Hill.

Robet L. Dedman, of Route 1, Midway, was called as a volunteer to fill the military training quota after another volunteer was rejected as physically unfit.

Miss Jean Farmer, daughter of M/M E.K. Farmer of the Midway area, a U.K. senior, was notified that a design for a necklace which she submitted had been accepted by the manufacturer.

Lewis A. Piper was reelected Tuesday to a third term as Superintendent of Midway Public Schools.

Betty Edward Bohannon, freshman in the College of Arts & Sciences at U.K. and the daughter of M/M Frank Bohannon of Versailles, has been pledged to Chi Omega sorority, and Martha Cary McCauley, also a Versailles freshman at U.K. and daughter of M/M Gentry McCauley, has been pledged to Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.

Jack Penn, Armond Portwood, Ernest Jefferson, Carl Thomas and “Stretch” Murphy have been playing with the Midway Independent team of late and the team has not lost whenever the members of the fabled 1937 team were playing. Coach Burns says they put on as good a show as can be seen on the college or even the professional level.

The Kentucky Division Of Game & Fish released numbers of quail, wild turkeys and red foxes into the wild in 1940 and among the number were ten red foxes released in Woodford. County.

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