Clippings from the Blue Grass Clipper
June 6, 1901… The Board of Education of Versailles met last evening to
elect teachers for the public school for the coming year and no change
was made in the teachers of the past year.
Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Offutt have sold their residence on Winter Street to
the Rev. M.D. Clubb for $2,500. This is one of the most convenient and
desirable pieces of property in the city.
S.D. Pinkerton, C.H. Morgan, H.A. Daniel and P.P. Parrish have been
assigned to duty at S.J. Greenbaum Distillery this month.
B. Board made an assault upon Conductor Hutchinson of the Southern
Railway at this place on Wednesday night of last week, which came near
putting an end to that popular official’s life. When the train pulled up
to the platform, Board came up to the car and blocked the way of
passengers who were getting off. The brakeman asked him to get out of
the way, he cursed him and drew a knife. Capt. Hutchinson, who was on
the platform as he came down, asked him what he was going to do with the
knife, when Board suddenly slashed him on the head, cutting a gash about
two and a half inches long. Capt. Hutchinson seized the man’s arm, the
latter struggling furiously all the while to use the knife again, and
held on to him which prevented him from being cut to pieces by the
infuriated man. Board was arrested and indicted Friday by the grand
jury, tried Tuesday and sentenced to five years in the penitentiary.
Blackberries are in bloom and indicate a plentiful crop.
Summer has really come. Those who have been fussing about the cold
weather now will begin kicking because it’s so hot.
June 15, 1922… Rev. E.B. Kemm and others protested against the granting
of a license to a carnival, which is currently appearing in Midway. Upon
questioning, Mayor Richardson said that all councilmen had been polled
and that, while not unanimous, the vote was in favor of granting the
license. The informal poll was the customary way to handle such a thing.
Police Judge Godson, a lawyer, said it is subject to ratification. Rev.
Kemm then demanded the carnival be sent packing and got a large
applause. Rev. S.M. Logan then echoed Rev. Kemm’s remarks. Rev. R.C.
Gresham then spoke in opposition to the carnival. Mr. Godson then said
the action was legal and that the practice had been followed for years.
A.B. Rumley then said the carnival was a disreputable bunch and should
be told to leave. Mayor Richardson urged Rumley or anyone then to sign a
complaint. Prof. McChesney then spoke and defended the council and said
the information would be valuable for another time. He said the council
couldn’t act on heresay evidence. Rev. Kemm then said that he resented
the implication in the remarks of Prof. McChesney. L.F. Sutherland,
councilman, then said that none of the preachers had had a thing to say
to him about it. Then the meeting adjourned.
The Marrieds defeated the Singles by 10-9 Friday with Mayor Richardson,
Tom Roach, Tom May, Wheeler, Lee Osbourne and the Rev. Gresham among the
The Central States Shows, a carnival, opened for a week’s stand on
Railroad Street near the L&N Depot.
The Majestic Pool Parlors will open June 15 in the Masonic Temple.
Miss Ida Kenney Risque is a member of the Kappa Sigma camp at “Bide-a-Wee.”
D.M. Adams has sold out his grocery on Railroad Street to Messrs. Kirk
Mrs. Charles Donovan will have charge of the clubhouse at the Clifton
Country Club, which will have its formal opening June 15. For the last
20 years, Mrs. Donovan has conducted the Donovan Hotel in Midway.
Redpath’s Chautauqua will open its annual entertainment in Versailles on
July 29 through Aug. 3. The tents will be on the public school ground.
Ernest McWilliams,26, bookkeeper, and Miss Kathleen White, 22, daughter
of G.W. White, were married Saturday by Dr. Edens of the Baptist church.
Bohannon Jr., son of the sheriff, who was motoring through several of
the eastern states with his wife and Mr. and Mrs. Reginald Ryley, met
with an accident at Hudson, N.Y., when on their way home they narrowly
escaped being crushed by a fast express train. He jumped to escape, as
he thought, certain death. He was cut about the head and face and was
otherwise bruised and hurt, but not seriously. He will be in a hospital
for a week. The others escaped injury.
The six VHS graduates are Ethel Carr, Mary B. Hackney, Sara Wilhoit,
Ruth Owens, and Edwin and Louis Jesse.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Andrew Cain are removing next week to live in Lawrenceburg.
Porter Singleton, one of our best known contractors, was instantly
killed Wednesday morning by a fall from the attic of a house he was
building. He fell on his head, breaking his neck and dying instantly.
Judge Alfred Hurst Nuckols, former county judge and son of Mrs. Charles
Nuckols, died Thursday after an illness of more than a year. He is
survived by three brothers, Charles, Samuel C. and Horace; and two
sisters, Miss Minnie and Mrs. Ada Crenshaw.