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May 27, 1897… Sen. Henry L. Martin’ s 11-point anti-mob bill was passed by the Kentucky Legislature and signed into law last Friday by Gov. Bradley. The law sets out penalties for those who try to interfere with the lawful duties of public officials.

John W. Berryman, new postmaster at Versailles, resigned as Republican county chairman and has been replaced by Samuel D. Pinkerton. P.C. Poynter and W.A. Offutt are spending a few days fishing at Switzer, in Franklin County.

The New Christian Church will be formally dedicated at Millville next Sunday. The sermon will be delivered by the Rev. G.H. Nutter of LaGrange. The frame building cost about $1,000.

Fiscal court has decided to employ an inspector of turnpikes and he shall have oversight of all free roads in the county. He will receive $2.50 per day for each day actually employed. He will determine the number of perch of rock necessary and will schedule necessary repairs. A superintendent, appointed by fiscal court, will be in charge of each separate turnpike. The contract for work on the roads will be let for one year at the Courthouse door. J.V. Riley was elected as the first inspector. The superintendents are Thomas Dunlap, Lucas Brodhead, John W. Davis, W.W. Davis, John Woolfolk, John B. Winn, V.M. Gaines, F.F. Watts, H.P. Johnson, A.T. Harris, J.W. Garrett, W.I.

Arnold, C.S. Williams, J.D. Howard, J.W. Sandusky, George W. Sea, Hayden Allen, L.D. Carpenter, John A. Boston, Z.T. Walker, B.M. Hieatt, E.C. Griffy and Charles Wilson.

The long confinement of W.M. Shipp Sr. in the county jail at Versailles is beginning to tell on him and he has been confined to his bed now for some days.

George Washington Wilson, the father of Ambrose Wilson of near this place, died at the home of a son, Oliver, in Scott County, Monday of cancer following a protracted illness. He was born in Bath County in 1807 and was within a few days of age 90. He married in 1827, moved to Owen County in 1847, and then moved to the farm on which he died about 1877. A widow and six children survive him. Burial was at Harmony Baptist Church in Owen County.

Dr. Robert W. Hicks and Miss Edna Starks, both of Midway, were quietly married in Lexington last Thursday at the home of George W. Hughes, 41 East High Street. Elder Mark Collis officiated. Dr. Hicks and Miss Starks have long been sweethearts. They now reside at the home of Mrs. Hattie Hicks, mother of the groom. Dr. Hicks has been practicing medicine in Midway for the past year. The bride is the daughter of Mayor R.S. Starks.

The Henry County Local says of a former citizen who has come to Woodford to reside,”Reuben M. Coblin, son of Dr. W.T. Coblin of Campbellsburg, has gone to Millville, in Woodford, where he will engage in the practice of medicine. He recently graduated from Miami Medical College at Cincinnati.

May 22, 1919… Midway, J.W. Parrish’s five-year-old Son of Ballot Thirty-third, won the Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs on May 17. After the withdrawal of Exterminator, Beaverkill was the favorite but could never seriously challenge Midway.

The Lincoln Chautauqua will appear in Midway on June 14 to the 18.

Lt. Governor James D. Black became Governor Monday as Gov. A.O. Stanley took up his new duties as U.S. Senator.

Lt. W.H. Hawkins has been promoted to captain and writes that he and his wife expect to return from overseas along about August.

Mrs. Jennie Clarke and Mrs. Stella Davis and Misses Routh Clarke, Sallie Pates, Margaret and Louise Merrill were all in Versailles Saturday to take the examination in agriculture, which all teachers who care to teach after July 1 are required to take.

John Hamilton Payne, 31, died Sunday at his home at Paynes Depot after a long illness. He is survived by his parents, M/M Samuel H. Payne, and by two sisters. County clerk R.H. Gray issued a marriage license to Thomas Griffith Woollam, 46, plumber, and Miss Louise Amelia Heck, 35, of Jefferson County. The wedding was May 22.

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