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50 YEARS AGO
Thursday, May 14, 1964
Spelling bee winner
Myrtle Ada Phillips, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James E. Phillips of Bondville, won the Mercer County spelling bee. She was a fifth grader at Salvisa.
Thursday, May 28, 1964
Honored in hall of fame
The name of the late W.D. Mountjoy was enshrined on a plaque at Freedom Hall in the National Horse Show Hall of Fame.
The late Mr. Mountjoy bought his first colt at age 17, sold him for a profit and began to build a stable. He handled many big sales, among them Donna Conna and Poindexter, both of the New York National show, Bourbon King, Parade of Victory and King of Rhythm.
Billy Mountjoy, son of the W.D., continued to handle saddle bred horses after his father’s death. He accomplished an unprecedented feat at the 1963 Kentucky State Fair by winning all divisions of the Kentucky Futurity.
Watch out for snakes
Jerry Kinder, 11, was bitten by a snake, commonly called a cow sucker, while playing ball Sunday.
According to his sister, Pauline Kinder, her brother ran after a ball and retrieved it close to a small tree around which the snake was coiled. He was bitten on the right arm above the elbow.
A local physician treated Jerry.
Lawrenceburg Supply changes hands
The Lawrenceburg Supply Company was sold to the firm of Horn and Goin of Frankfort. Charles E. McGinnis had operated the supply company in Lawrenceburg since 1915. It was established in 1906 by the late William A. Bottom,
The transaction included real estate on Court Street, all merchandise including coal, lumber and other building materials.
Bottom was the father-in-law of McGinnis. Bottom had moved the Tyrone Supply Company here and McGinnis had been associated with the firm for 50 years.
A concrete mixing plant was to be added to the property.
William M. Horn and Philip N. Goin were the new owners with Wesley McCoun as general manager.
Robert “Hick” Cammack purchased the gas station on North Main Street, owned by Calvin Morgan.
•Asa Bruce Poulter, 63, died at the Frankfort hospital. He was an employee of the Lawrenceburg Transfer Company.
•David Downey, 79, Henry County, brother of Liza Jane Peyton, died at a Newcastle facility.
•Ollie Eubanks, 75, resident of Anderson County 18 years and retired mechanic, died in Ohio.
•James Robert Austin, 75, retired employee of Kraft Cheese Company, died at the Frankfort hospital.
•Lena Robinson Brown, 84, widow of Jerome Brown, died at her home after along illness.
•Lucy Jenkins Wiley, 82, formerly of Alton, died at her Frankfort home.
30 YEARS AGO
Thursday, June 7, 1984
Work was progressing on Lawrenceburg’s newest fast food restaurant, Famous Recipe Fried Chicken. This was the third restaurant in the West Park Shopping Center, according to Jimmy Freeman, co-developer of the center.
Fast-forward to 2014 and the restaurant is in the process of expansion.
Lydia S. Hatfield award
Jennifer Gritton, fourth grader, was chosen to receive the Lydia S. Hatfield Memorial Scholarship Award. Fourth-grade teachers, P.E. instructor, librarian and the music teacher chose her for being an outstanding student. She had been a citizen who had made a contribution to her school and community, and for her leadership.
Gritton was presented a $50 savings bond and a sterling silver engraved medallion necklace. The award was established after the death of Lydia, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hatfield, who was a fourth grader.
Jennifer is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Gritton.
•Linda Monroe Cornish, 77, widow of Edgar Lee Cornish, died June 1.
•Carl Gene Barr, 45, truck driver for Davenport Construction Company, died May 30.
•Lillie May Pinkston, 80, native of Anderson County, widow of Marshal Pinkston, died at her home in Illinois.
15 YEARS AGO
Wednesday, May 26, 1999
Seniors Bobbi Lynn Holt and Ashley Anglin were named Queen and King at the Anderson County High School prom at the civic center in Frankfort.
Besides the queen and king, the prom court included seniors Steve Jones, Jana Pinkston, Jason Alexander, Brook Stevens, and juniors Robbie Hicks, Katie Gritton, Brittney Cinnamon and Josh Fraley.
The Bearcat and Ladycat tennis teams were in full swing at Anderson High School.
Members of the girls’ team included Megan Riggs, Petra Gonzalez, Flavia Luthi, Jenny Furman, Holly Widner, Jennifer Royalty, Brandie Richie and Katie Dahlen.
Ryan Hahn, Derek Drury, Steve Jones, Dan White and Lee Speary hit the nets for the boys’ team.
•Robert E. Burnham, 67, self-employed by Burnham Construction, former resident of Lawrenceburg, died at a Florida hospital.
•Margaret Rutherford Derr, 84, widow of John Porter Derr and a former nurse’s aid, died at a Frankfort facility.
•Aubrey Phillips Morris, 72, Salvisa, a retired Mercer County rural mail carrier after 36 years of service, died May 17. He served on the board of Fox Creek Rural Electric from 1973 until 1994.
•Susie Jane Johnson Murphy, 85, widow of Hubert Murphy, died May 19. She was a retired employee of the Aubrey Feed Mill Company, Big Springs Country Club and Finish Touch Drapery Shop.
•Marvin Ray Phillips, 51, Anderson native, died May 19 at the UK Medical Center. He was a truck driver and construction worker.
•Jesse James Green Jr., 69, former cook, died at the Frankfort hospital. He had served in the Air Force.
•Jerry Wayne Robinson, 43, employee of World Color Book Services, died at the Hospice Care Center in Lexington.