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January 10, 1901... There was no information for this week in the files. January 12, 1922… Mayor Richardson and councilmen Vernon Sutton, L.F. Sutherland, J.T. Gatrell, George H. Wise, R.W. Lacefield and W.G. Lehman met Monday and granted restaurant and/or soft drink licenses to S.L. Gatrell, T.J. Lyons, S.C. Reid, W.A. Morris and Mrs. E.S. Race. Elected were P.P. Lacefield, city clerk; H.A. Schoberth, city attorney; J.V. Yocum, city auditor; E.A. Osborne, city marshal; Clarence Nave, city assessor; M.D. Offutt, city treasurer; and Leslie Nave, fire chief. Miss Marguerite Allen, fourth and fifth grade teacher, has resigned to take a position elsewhere. Dr. A.J.A. Alexander is at home convalescing from an attack of stomach ulcers. William G. Roberts, formerly of Midway, died Saturday at his home in Lexington of pneumonia. The Versailles High basketball team was defeated by M.M.I. Tuesday at Millersburg. The score was 38-17 after being only 9-6 at the half. G.R. Wallace’s auto and a buggy driven by Will Haskins of Zion’s Hill collided Thursday night on the Weisenberger Pike about two miles from town. The occupants of the buggy were considerably bruised. William Carter of Versailles and Thackery Berry of Midway, both doctors are being held, with others, under bond for violation of the prohibition laws in the use of some of their prescriptions. Wallace Duncan Hamilton and bride (nee Jeannette Wasson) of Versailles, who have been on their bridal trip to Louisiana, returned Tuesday. The Methodist parsonage is on High Street in Versailles at this time. Mrs. E.C. Lacy and Miss Eugenia McDonald, teachers in the Versailles city school, have resigned. They are both moving. New teachers will be Miss Carrie Watson and Mrs. C.O. Slaughter. Both are from Lawrenceburg. Woodford Bank declared semi-annual dividend of 5 percent; Harris-Seller declared one of 4 percent. Six hundred and thirty auto licenses have been issued out of a possible 1,030 in the county. Marriage licenses for 1921 showed a heavy decline with the figure being 84. The figure for 1920 was 144 issued. Criminal prosecutions are down to 64 for 1921 against 144 in 1920. McKee Lodge officers 35 IOOF are Noble Grand, E. Paul Jackson, Oscar Duvall, T. Foster Reid, M.P. Lancaster, John Ferguson, Frank Baker, Fred Carroll, J.E. Pirtle, John T. Martin, C.W. Cart, Roy P. Singleton and D.R. Duell.