Metcalfe County Genealogy

Charter of the Summer Shade Institute

From Acts of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky Passed at the Regular Session of the General Assembly Begun 31 Dec 1885., Volume 2, Pages 20-22.


AN ACT to incorporate the Summer Shade Institute, in Metcalfe county.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky:

§ 1. That A. C. Taylor, and his successors in office, as principal, and E. Witty, L. P. Williams, J. D. Swope, T. S. Howard, J. R. Witty, S. H. Jones, Wm. M. Gill, Ben. Shirley, G. B. Lee, W. P. Nunnally, Thos. Dipp, J. M. Shive and J. B. Denham, as a board of trustees, and their successors, shall be a body-politic and corporate, by the name aud style of the Board of Trustees of the Summer Shade Institute, and by that name shall have perpetual succession: may adopt and use a common seal, and alter or change the same at pleasure: but it shall not be necessary for said corporation to procure a corporate seal, but may authenticate its seal by the signature and seal of the principal.

§ 2. That said board of trustees, with the advice and consent of the principal of said institution, shall have power to make all by-laws and regulations necessary for the management and control of said institution.

§ 3. That the board of trustees shall elect one of their number president of said board, three constituting a quorum. The other members may be elected to such offices as are necessary to the proper transaction of the business of the board.

§ 4. When any vacancies occur in said board of trustees the remaining members shall have power to fill such vacancies, or they may delegate such power to one member of the board. This they may do in all matters of business which may legally come before them.

§ 5. The principal shall have power to appoint such other professors and teachers as he may deem necessary to instruct the pupils of said institute, and shall render to said teachers such compensation as they and the principal shall agree upon.

§ 6. The principal shall have power to regulate the course of study, and to charge such rates of tuition as he shall deem proper. He may also appoint a board of visitors and examiners for said institute, who shall constitute an advisory board of officers, subject to change or removal by the principal.

§ 7. That the authority of the principal to hold students amendable for their moral conduct during the entire term for which their names are registered is hereby recognized.

§ 8. The principal of said institution, with the concurrence of the others members of the faculty, and of the majority of the board of examination, shall have the power to grant diplomas and issue certificates of proficiency in the respective branches, signed by the principal and chairman of the board of examination: Provided, That no degree shall be conferred upon any student who is wanting in business power or good moral character.

§ 9. For the benefit and further protection of said institute it shall be unlawful for any person to sell any spirituous, vinous or malt liquors in the following boundary of about two miles around the Summer Shade Institute: Beginning on the Barren county line where the Glasgow and Burksville road crosses the same; thence with said line to Nobob creek; thence up the same and south fork thereof to the Pikeville road, including A. D. Hodges; thence with said road to the Tompkinsville and Horse Cave road; thence with the Horse Cave road to Mt. Moriah Church; thence to the beginning, including S. R. Vetuzat and Joel Sartin; and any person who shall sell any such liquors in said boundary shall, upon conviction, be fined the sum of not less than twenty-five dollars nor more than one hundred dollars for each offense; and any person who shall violate the provisions of this act shall be prosecuted by any court having jurisdiction of such cases; but this act shall not in any manner invalidate or repeal an act approved May 5, 1880.

§ 10. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.

Approved April 19, 1886.

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