Billy McKeever, a well known young man about town, was cut and painfully wounded by Dan Slavin about 9 o'clock Thursday night, in a difficulty which occurred on West Fourth street near the L.&N. railroad.
McKeever received a deep gash across the stomach, and, while it is not thought to be dangerous, yet it is in a rather dangerous place. The cutting was reported to the police department and Captain Wilkerson made an investigation, but the men implicated refused to talk. McKeever was removed to his home, where the wound was dressed, and Slavin was arrested.
Lexington (Kentucky) Morning Herald, July 7, 1899.