Clippings from the Blue Grass Clipper
May 15, 1919… Midway city council let a contract to the R.B. Tyler Company for the reconstruction of Winter Street from Higgins Street south to the city limits. Construction was to be the same as used on the completed portion last year, a rock asphalt penetration method. The same company also got a contract for oiling the other streets.
City Marshall E.A. Osborne was instructed to see that all hogs now in the city limits are removed immediately.
A close friend has said that Dr. A.J.A. Alexander, president of the Democratic Forward League and a leader in the “dry” wing of the party, will enter the race for Lt. Governor within the next 30 days.
Mrs. Almeadie Daughtery, 62, wife of James Daugherty, died at her home in Nicholasville after a long illness. She leaves eight children, three of whom reside in Woodford County.
Miss Ella Johnson, Principal, delivered diplomas to 26 young ladies in the 70th graduating class at the K.F.0.S. The Rev. W.P. Crouch, of Carlisle, delivered the address.
Miss Lola McClain, county school teacher, was run over on the Lexington Pike, outside of Versailles, by a man who was driving a fast horse to a buggy. She was bruised and knocked unconscious. She was taken to Woodford Hospital by patrolman O.B. Gaines. She was returning from the skating rink with friends when the accident occurred.
Mrs. Jesse Wilson’s husband; M/M E.A. Osborne’s son, John C.; and M/M W.G. Roberts’ son, Albert, have all arrived safely back in the U.S. from overseas.
Midway’s 8th grade pupils went to Versailles May 9 to take the county examination which, if passed, permits them to enter high school next year. Forty-three pupils took the exam, which was administered by County Supt. M.B. Hifner in the Circuit Court room.
Mrs. Marie Gormley, 33, wife of Pat Gormley, died Saturday. She is survived by her husband and four children.
W. Henry Graddy Jr., prominent local farmer, and Miss Louise Garrett, daughter of Mrs. Joseph M. Garrett, are to be wed in early June.
Howard Sellers and wife, of Versailles, are the parents of a son born Friday night.
S.W. Landsberg, former prominent merchant in Versailles, was run over by an auto in St. Louis and is paralyzed on the right side from his hips down.