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50 YEARS AGO
Thursday, July 4, 1963
Charlene Peyton was to compete in the National Women’s and National Girl’s Outdoor championship track and field meet at Dayton, Ohio.
Peyton, 16, was a junior at Anderson County High and even though she had only been in the sport for eight weeks was undefeated in the 14 events in which she had competed.
“We feel she has a chance to score high at Dayton,” Coach Charles Grote said.
New Lions Club officers were installed at Mrs. Allen’s Tea Room. Officers were: Thomas Cotton, president; Norman Hughes, first vice president; Harry News, second vice president; Bruce Crook, third vice president; Keith Allen, secretary; Eddie E. Hyatt, treasurer of the charity account; William B. Shields, treasurer of administrative account; Earl Cook, Lion tamer; Wesley McCoun, tail twister; Don Nowlin and Alvin Cox, one year directors; Marvin Ransdell and Ruble Cammack, two year directors.
Patricia Ann Willard, 11, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Willard, was awarded $15 for her essay “Why I Should Drink Milk” at the Shelby County Dairy Association Banquet.
Her 500-word essay was judged best out of 118 entries. She would be a seventh grader at Waddy School in the fall.
She is a granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.B. Willard and Mr. and Mrs. “Shack” Shouse.
Paul Dedman of Western High School received the University of Kentucky Alumni Association’s award for high scholastic achievement.
Hattie Hughes Birdwhistell, 71, wife of Dr. Robert N. Birdwhistell, died of injuries from an auto accident.
William Spencer Peavler, 62, Versailles, died at Woodford hospital. The Anderson native was an employee of the Woodford County Road Department. Survivors included his wife, Lottie Alcorn Peavler, and a son, Stanley Peavler.
30 YEARS AGO
Thursday, July 7, 1983
The 111th Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show was to debut under room for the first time in 22 years.
Gertrude Doss was presented a plaque for her 27 years of employment at The Louisville Store.
She began work at The Louisville Store in 1955 and had missed very few days before suffering a broken arm in a fall at the store on Feb. 9, 1982.
The injury resulted in her retirement and had promoted almost daily inquiries from the store’s many customers as to her condition.
A native of Anderson County, she had worked at a factory in Frankfort for about six months before taking the position at the Louisville Store.
For 16 years, she and her husband, James, lived on a farm at Fox Creek, where they reared their only child, Sue, who married Ray Kephart. They later bought a farm on McDonald Road, where they lived next door to their daughter and her family.
She said the store had five full-time employees and manager when she started and she was paid $3 for an eight-hour day.
Tammy Robinson graduated from Central Kentucky State Vocational Technical School.
Sue Meriwether, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Schelma Meriwether, was selected as Miss Fox Creek RECC. Edith Mae Decker was runner-up. Both are from Anderson County. Other competitors were: Mary Helen Rogers of Shelby County and Lelana Graves of Franklin County also competed.
John Allen Perry was the new president of the Optimist Club. Other officers were: J.D. Collins, first vice president; Earl Riley, second vice president; Wilmer Gash, secretary; Kelly New, treasurer; Marvin Satterly, Hollie Warford Jr., Harry Stratton and Jack Spencer, directors.
Police Judge Major W. McBrayer received a deep cut of his right arm requiring several stitches.
Judge McBrayer was closing a window in a room adjoining his office on the second floor of city hall when the incident occurred. The window glass broke, striking on the arm between the elbow and wrist. A stick was holding the window and when the stick was removed the window fell.
There were 23 girls in hopes of becoming Miss Anderson County at the Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show.
They were: Lisa Hanks, Anita Williams, Jan Puckett, Angela Woolums, Dawn Stratton, Jennifer Durr, Tracy Donnell, Jan Bowen, Natalie Cox, Melissa Wheeler, Sarah Trent, Paula Hunter, Dedrea Smith, Marvel Baxter, Diana Smith, Susan Penny, Melissa Pittman, Rhonda Goins, Becky Raymond, Pam Hockersmith, Julie Cooke, Cheri Reed and Jennifer Russell.
Ada Ray Mizner Dawson, 85, died at a Frankfort hospital. Survivors included her husband, C.C. Dawson, a son, Charles Allen Dawson, and two daughters, Mrs. Ralph Morris and Mrs. Connie Thompson.
William “Bill” Thomas Bain, 49, a machine operator at IBM in Lexington for 26 years and a World War II veteran, died July 5. Survivors included his wife, Emma Jean Drury Bain, three sons, Anthony Thomas Bain, Mark Collins Bain and Stephen Keith Bain.
Mildred Reed Purvis, 50, died in Stanford. Survivors included a daughter, Brenda Joyce Beasley, and a son, Robert Lee King.
William A. “Poodle” Bailey, 62, a retired service station owner and mechanic died July 6. Survivors included his wife, Margaret Bailey, a daughter, Mrs. L.H. Robinson, two-step daughters, Bonnie Crawford, Nancy Gatliff; and four stepsons, Walter, Jerry and Robert Montgomery and Stephen Barnes.
Mrs. Elrose Carney Young, 74, widow of William Young, died June 24 at her home. Survivors included two daughters, Shirley Sanders and Mary Katheryn Mann, two sons, David and Harold Young.
Mary Anderson Rice Young, 82, Morehead, died July 2. She was survived a son, Don Young.
Kersey Casey, 86, Anderson Count native, died July 3. Survivors included his wife, Pauline Doyle Casey and two daughters, Mrs. Cornell Gilmore and Mrs. Joann Golde.
15 YEARS AGO
Wednesday, June 24, 1998
Two Anderson County residents earned academic honors at Lindsey Wilson College.
Armenda Blake, a senior communications / journalism major was named to the President’s List.
David Young, a senior majoring elementary education, was named to the Dean’s List.
Wednesday, July 1, 1998
When Julie Bowen, a fourth grade teacher at Western Elementary, slipped into a familiar looking blue vest, she wasn’t accepting a summer job at Wal-Mart.
Bowen, who had taught at Western for seven years, was presented the special vest and a $500 grant for the school from Wal-Mart as this area’s Wal-mart Teacher of the Year.
The award was given to 1,700 teachers across the country for excellence in teaching.
Chaundra Gash was named to the president’s list at Western Kentucky University.
Three Anderson County students were named to the president’s list at Eastern Kentucky University. They were: Laura E. Baker, Grant R. Chenoweth and James Allen Rowland.
Robert Bruce Baxter, 31, Shepherdsville, died in a motorcycle accident. He was a Class 1 operator for Amcel Corp. Survivors included his parents, Robert W. and Betty S. Baxter and a grandmother, Lizzie Baxter, and grandfather, Cecil Cornish.
Pansy Alice Ritchie Tipton Beasley, 87, formerly of Lawrenceburg, died at Audubon Hospital in Louisville. She was a daughter of Leslie Edgar and Jane Burgin Ritchie. Survivors included two daughters, Annie Louise Tipton and Shirley Ann Stratton Bledsoe; and five sons, William Edgar, Lesley Thomas, Vernon, Julian Albert and Morris Wayne Tipton.
Owen Crowe Jr., 69, Versailles, died at Woodford Hospital. He was retired from Kuhlman Electric after 21 years of service. Survivors included two daughters, Judy King and Shere Hodge; and two sons, Don Crowe and Jeffrey Crowe.
Sarah Rebecca Detherage, 49 days, daughter of Polly Ann Sharp and George Kendall Detherage Jr. died at Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati.
William Russell “Rusty” Hawkins, 51, a machine operator for Universal Fasteners, died at a Frankfort hospital. Survivors included his wife, Betty Jo Casey Hawkins, a son, Earl Shane Hawkins, and a daughter, Serina Renee Hawkins.