Clippings from the Blue Grass Clipper
January 17, 1901... There was no information for this week in the files. January 22, 1922… The first meeting of fiscal court for 1922 was held Saturday with new members including Judge Robert S. Hawkins and Justices Ike Parrish and W.H. Tutt. The usual $2,000 annual appropriation for the Woodford Hospital was approved, and Judge Hawkins announced that he had selected J.M. McCreight to be county road engineer in place of the resigned W.H. Edwards Jr., at a salary of $1,800. The court unanimously confirmed the appointment. An old Midway landmark, which could be seen by travelers entering our city from any direction, a 180-foot smokestack on the engine room of the Midway Distilling Co., was razed Monday by workmen. It has been a familiar mark, towering high above the tallest object in the city for many years. A large crowd was present to witness its removal. Mrs. Emma B. Parker will take charge of the Donovan Hotel building after March 1, at which time Mrs. Annie Donovan’s lease expires. Mrs. Parker intends to refurnish the building and change the name of the establishment to Parker House. Mrs. Donovan has rented the Rau Apartments and will move her hotel equipment there. A.B. Rumley has purchased the interest of R.Q. Cogar in the firm of CogarRumley Company, coal, grain and automobile dealers. Mr. Rumley has already been with the firm for eight years. M.D. Cogar is now postmistress at Midway. J.R. Weiler, cashier of the Citizens Bank of Midway, has resigned and has accepted a position in Middlesboro. He has lived here for 2-1/2 years. William Jennings Bryan will speak tonight at Lexington on the subject, “Enemies of the Bible.” Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Graves have moved to the newly-completed residence on Turner Street next door to their former residence. Mrs. Hattie Rose and family have moved to the cottage vacated by Mr. and Mrs. Graves. Roy Clarke and Miss Lottie Baldwin were married in Frankfort Friday. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Grant Baldwin, former residents here. Robert Noel and Miss Anna Maddox were married in Jeffersonville Monday. She is the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tyler Maddox and he is the youngest son of Mrs. Ella Noel. Mrs. Mattie E. Reid, 79, of Versailles, died Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ross. The funeral will be at the residence on South Main. Workmen are tearing down the steeple on the Christian Church. The slates have been slipping off and it has been deemed too dangerous to stand. Eighty-five truck licenses have been issued, about 45 short. One thousand one hundred dogs are listed for taxation. Mayor W.S. Berry resigned Tuesday night. The old council had cut the salary to $200. The new council then raised it to $600 and Mayor Berry was then reelected. Oliver H. Farra was elected delinquent tax collector. Police Judge S.D. Pinkerton had confirmed his appointment of Miss Nettie Harris as deputy clerk. Lyric Theatre is in operation at this time. M.M.I. defeated VHS 31-19 here Tuesday. Adams got 22 for the winners. Berryman led Versailles. Victor K. Dodge of Lexington has been appointed guardian of Mrs. Charles M. Harriss’ two infant daughters. Mr. and Mrs. William E. Congleton are parents of a son born Saturday at their home on Childers Terrace. He has been named William Harold.