Clippings from the Blue Grass Clipper
March 28, 1901… Robert W. Macey of Versailles sold a lot 150 by 500 feet, fronting on South Main Street, to James Minary for $1,500 cash last Saturday. Mrs. Margaret L. Edwards has been building a new fence around the home recently purchased by her on High Street in Versailles. Lister Witherspoon sold this week to Henry Edwards 35 acres on the McCracken’s Mill Pike, opposite the farm of Mrs. E.S. Hunter at $115 per acre. Mr. Edwards expects to build himself a home there shortly. Charlie Lillard of Versailles died at his home Sunday of heart trouble. He leaves two sisters, Misses Mary and Fanny Lillard. The fight for the local post office promises to be a right warm one. Friends of H.P. Waits, the present incumbent, express themselves as confident that he will be continued in the place. O.T. Trent has rented the storeroom in the Odd Fellows building, adjoining the Clipper office and will move his stock of goods to it this week. J.W. Parker advertises for rent his residence on Higgins Street. A number of good Sunday school boys whose parents no doubt thought them more piously occupied engaged in a game of baseball on the vacant lot just opposite the orphan school Sunday afternoon. New tiling is being put in the culvert where Gratz Street crosses the railroad, a much-needed improvement. March 30, 1922… Legislature passed a statewide registration law over the veto of Gov. Morrow. The second Monday in July is the annual date. Heretofore, only residents of the first four classes of cities had to register. There are seven Baptist churches in Woodford at this time. The new Christian minister in Midway is the Rev. E.B. Kemms of Brooklyn, N.Y. “Woodman, spare that tree. Touch not a single bough. In youth it sheltered me, And I’ll protect it now.” This poem was written 75 years ago by George Pope Morris and the trees, two great sycamores in the rear of the Woodward Mansion on W. 22nd Street in New York, were cut down finally last week. They had been there during Washington’s occupation of New York. Rumor has it that Red Roberts, Centre football star, is engaged to one of Woodford’s belles. Captain Field Harris, who with his wife and son have spent their furlough with his parents, has been assigned to duty at Mare Island, Calif. Sublette & Slaughter have moved their restaurant, soft drink and poolroom to their building, which they have had refitted next door to the Traction Station on Lexington Street in Versailles. The plans of J.V. Moore of Lexington have been accepted for a new Methodist church and work to remove the old church will start Monday. Elected to the various offices of Versailles Commandery #3, Knights Templar, are George B. Wilhoit, Dr. W.E. Berry, Dr. W.L. Collette, Jim Ed Bond, Guy M. Rhoads, D.R. Duell, William E. Congleton, Roy G. Williams, Charles M. Browning, John Todd Graves, John W. Hall and Hiram Wilhoit.