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50 YEARS AGO
Thursday, Sept. 26, 1963
Jimmy Short won a blue ribbon in Electric Project No. 1 on a table lamp at the Kentucky State Fair.
Joel Bertram was the winner of the first Anderson County golf tournament at Juniper Hill Golf Course in Frankfort.
Bobby Hyatt was the winner of the playoff with Loring Nottingham runner up.
Essie Morris, senior at Anderson High School, was crowned homecoming queen just prior to the Anderson-Lancaster football game. Timothy Perry was crown bearer and Jennifer Case was flower girl.
Seventeen from Anderson County reported to the Armed Forces examining station in Louisville for physicals.
They were: James R. Curtsinger, Bobby W. Doss, James A. Hammond, Chester R. Sutherland, George E. Moore, Eddie B. Smith, Richard R. Nevins, Emmitt B. Cartinhour, William R. Goodlett, Ernest B. Willard, Ison J. Perry, Donald C. Brown, Clyde D. Stratton, Larry S. Yocum, Kenneth D. Moffett, William B. McKee and Russell T. Overstreet.
Margaret Ann Wells Dennis, 24, formerly of Anderson County, died in a head-on automobile accident on I-64. Her daughter, Kimberly, 5, died at the hospital. Her husband, Gary, was injured, as well as another daughter, Meshell, 3. Mrs. Dennis is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Wells and in-laws, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Dennis.
Dr. Lanier Lukins, 51, Louisville, also died in the same accident. His wife, Mary Katherine Holcomb Lukins, two sons and three daughters, survives him.
John Ed Jelf, 58, drowned in Kentucky River, after his boat capsized while fishing.
30 YEARS AGO
Thursday, Sept. 22, 1983
Brent Campbell, a Saffell Elementary student, was injured in a fall off the monkey bars in the school playground. He suffered a spiral fracture of the leg. He was expected to be in a full cast for 16 weeks, according to his mother, Mrs. Glenda Campbell.
Anderson High School Chorus officers were: Andrea Royalty, vice president; Meredith Hyatt, assistant reporter, Dana Bolton, treasurer; Leslie Crouch, secretary; Leon Waldridge, president; and Jesse Thomas, reporter.
Candidates for Anderson High School homecoming queen were: Rhonda Goins, Lisa Luscombe, Meredith Hyatt, Pam Hockersmith, Angela Woolums, Jan McAnly, Wendy Bruce and Jan Bowen.
Senior class officers at Anderson High School were: Betsy Perry, president; Bill Gentry, vice president; Andrea Royalty, secretary; and Jim Freeman, treasurer.
Brian Ritchie was voted president of the junior class. Other officers were Leslie Crouch, vice president; Shawana McKee, secretary; and Paula Brown, treasurer.
Class president Mark Litkenhus had a good outlook for the sophomore class. David Ishmael was treasurer; Beth Steelman, vice president; and Mickie Dawson rounded out the officers as secretary.
Freshman class officers were: Ricky Roberts, president; Millie Perry, vice president; Meredith Hyatt, secretary; and Heather Brough, treasurer.
Jimmy Lawson Gregory, 41, died after being shot at his home on Baxter Ridge. He was co-owner of Gregory Home Improvement Company. Survivors included twin sons, Bryan and Ryan, his parents, Haskell Gregory and Gladys Brown Cornish, two brothers and a sister.
Stanley Crouch Wilkerson, 74, died Sept. 14 at the Frankfort hospital. He was a retired employee of the state highway department and WWII veteran. Survivors included his wife, Geneva Eastburn Wilkerson, and a daughter, Debbie Stopher.
Forrest N. Buntain, 67, Louisville, died Sept. 17. An Anderson native, he was employed at the Methodist Foundation Parking Garage and a retired millwright with Corning Glass Co. Survivors included a daughter, Anna Cooke, eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
May Matherly Bottom, 86, Harrodsburg, mother of Mrs. W.O. Endicott of Lawrenceburg, died. She was a retired lunchroom worker at Harrodsburg High School. Additional survivors included another daughter, Lorraine Bottom, a sister and brother.
Earl Goodlett, 67, died at the University of Kentucky Medical Center after a long illness. He was retired from the Big Sink horse farm in Woodford County. Survivors included his wife, Evelyn Stratton Goodlett; five sons, William, Floyd, Earl, Barry, and Charles Goodlett; and five daughters, Mildred Dennis, Joyce Smith, Shirley Maddox, Judy Wash and Debbie Carrier.
15 YEARS AGO
Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1998
Chelsey Louise Peters and Aaron Allen Burkhead were first runners up in the Kentucky State Fair Little Miss and Mister contest. They were judged with 66 other couples in three categories: personal interview, dress attire and overall appearance. They were judged on their conduct, personality, attentiveness and beauty.
Chesley is a daughter of Darrell and Becky Peters. Aaron is a son of Rex and Lisa Burkhead.
Ida Mae Hammond celebrated her 101st birthday.
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Carlton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
Alison Atkins placed third in junior division hunt seat at the Bluegrass State Games equestrian competition.
John Lewis Elliott, 87, a former member of the Lawrenceburg City Council and Anderson County deputy sheriff, died Sept. 15 in Louisville. He was also a retired farmer and landowner. Survivors include a son, Lewis Sherwood Elliott.
Donna Lynn Sherman Bayless, 41, died. She was a bookkeeper for the AFL-CIO in Frankfort, and an accomplished state and world quarter horse presenter. Survivors included her husband, Morgan D. Bayless, mother, Louise Brecht Mansfield, two daughters, Karrie Lyn Smith and Kellie Smith, and a son, Christopher Edward Martin, and two stepsons, Jason Scott and Joe Bayless.
Calvin Davis Brown Sr., 68, Tennessee, died at his residence after an extended illness. He was the owner of Phillips Sales and Service for 25 years. Survivors included his wife of 40 years, Betty Philips Brown, a son, Davie Brown, and two daughters, Diane Womack and Lydia Wilcher.
Mary Frances James Casey, 73, died at the Frankfort hospital. A native of Anderson County, she was a housewife. Survivors included a son, Danny Kinder of Lawrenceburg, two brothers and two sisters.
Clyde Hockensmith, 85, died Sept. 15 at the home of his caregiver, Shirley Wise, of Lawrenceburg. He was a mechanical engineer, retired from Chrysler Motor Co. of Detroit after 30 years of service. Survivors included 23 nieces and nephews including Betty Hawkins.
Flora Bell Ray, 76, Anderson City Road, died of injuries received in an auto accident. Formerly of Winter Garden, Fla., she was a retired employee of South Lake Packaging Company. Survivors included a brother and his wife, L.M. and Katherine Stucker Ray.