Clippings from the Blue Grass Clipper
May 9, 1901…If you know an item of news, kindly let us know it. We know
that you know news that we don’t know. And we know that you know we
don’t know it, still you know that you don’t let us know about it. Now,
if you will let us know, we’ll let you know what we know, and also what
you know, we know, and our readers will know what we know, what you
know, and what we know that you know we know that you know.
We still need that street sprinkler, and need it the worst kind. We have
called upon the men of the town and called in vain. Now, won’t the good
ladies take a hand in the matter and see what they can do? They usually
have to run the churches, and it looks like they will have to run the town.
F.M. Naive sold last week to Nat Stone the livery stable owned by him on
Main Street in Versailles for $4,500.
Col. W.C.P. Breckinridge entertained last week at dinner at his on East
High Street in Lexington the members of his original Company A, 9th
Kentucky Cavalry. Among those present were H.S. Hally of Paynes Depot,
Edward Hally of White Sulphur, and John Bell and S.T. Leavy of Midway.
Mrs. Sallie Branham is having her cottage on Higgins Street, recently
damaged by fire, repaired. It will be occupied by Frank Merrill and family.
We trust the Fayette Telephone Co. will be a little straighter with the
people of Midway than some of the poles they are putting up around town.
With two telephone exchanges in Midway, talk ought to be mighty cheap.
May 11, 1922… Midway High School graduation will take place on May 18
with the Rev. A.W. Fortune of Lexington making the commencement address
and Henry L. Martin Sr. awarding the diplomas as president of the board
of trustees. Graduating seniors are Edith Farmer, Martha K. Ewing, Lilly
Maddox, Jeannette Lehman, Minnie Tate, Ethel Stafford, Henry Portwood,
Pearl Portwood and Willard Roberts.
The result of the school election last Saturday to elect one director
for Midway District was as follows: H.L. Martin Jr. 136; G.T. McKinney 53.
The census of the enlarged Versailles Graded and High School District
has been completed for a total of 698.
Versailles High defeated UK freshmen in baseball by 4-2.
Kentucky Utilities has just received a huge transformer to control the
lighting of Midway, Tyrone and Lawrenceburg. It has a capacity of 450
kilowatts, is 13 feet high and has space for 650 gallons of oil.
Sunday school attendance last Sunday for the Midway District was:
Christian 275, Baptist 155, Presbyterian 149, Woodburn 130, Mt. Vernon
124 and Methodist 65.
The country home of E.C. O’ Rear, former Chief Justice of the Kentucky
Court of Appeals, four miles from Frankfort on the Versailles Pike, was
destroyed by fire with the loss estimated at between $70,000 and
$80,000. The fire originated in the attic of the three-story brick
house. It was discovered by Miss Asa O’ Rear, invalid sister of the judge.
The Woods residence in the southern suburbs of Midway, one of the old
landmarks, burned on Monday.
Mrs. Ethel Redden has become night operator at the telephone office,
succeeding Mrs. Rose, who resigned. Miss Ida Courtney will fill the
vacancy caused by the resignation of Miss Jennie Ford.
George S. Race last Thursday purchased the Johnson Barber Shop at