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The Way We Were: Blackburn Champion in 4-H Electric

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50 YEARS AGO
Aug. 31, 1961
Players and positions in the upcoming football season were: George Fallis, QB-FB, junior; Jerry Crawford, QB-HB, junior; Glenn Baxter, QB, sophomore; Don Miller, HB, senior; Ronnie Bailey, HB, junior; Daryl Crawford, HB, sophomore; Ronnie Camic, HB, sophomore; Jimmie Jeffries, HB, junior; J.T. Shelton, HB, junior; Bob Elliott, FB, senior; Robert Hott, FB, sophomore; Larry Crask, end, junior; Billy Cottrell, end, junior; Dale Wright, end, sophomore; Steve Bates, end, sophomore; Jerry Carlton, tackle, senior; Charles Cammack, tackle, senior; David Sutherland, tackle, junior; Doug Binks, tackle, sophomore; Larry Taylor, tackle, sophomore, Boyd Wainscott, guard; senior; Billy Bryant, guard, junior; George Cox, guard, junior; Danny Perry, guard, sophomore; Wayne Hanks, guard, sophomore; Bobby Edwards, guard, sophomore; Major Wheat, center, senior; John Giles, center, junior; Jimmie Atkins, center, junior.

John Ross returned to work at the Lawrenceburg Transfer Co. after being confined to his home several days last week. He broke a small bone in his right foot while working at the loading terminal in Louisville.

Dickie Russell, catcher for Lexington’s Square D softball team, was hit on the head by a foul tip Friday night. X-rays Saturday revealed he had suffered a mild brain concussion.

Pvt. George L. Peach was recovering after being confined to a hospital in Germany for several weeks with appendicitis. He had recently suffered a severe cut of his hand when he caught it in a car door.
He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Marion Peach.

Bob Elliott, president of the local Anderson Chapter of Future Farmers of America, placed second in the District welding contest at Bourbon High School.
Elliott, along with the first place winners, was to represent the Bluegrass District in the state contest in September. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. William Elliott of Alton.

Deaths
Onie Veachel McGuffey, local barber who would have been 53 Sept. 1, died in an auto accident; Mrs. Edna Mae Sparrow Cook, 48; Herbert Gilbert Lisby, 64, farmer; George MacLeod, 93; Mrs. Jack Stevens died in a traffic accident; Donald McClure Jr., infant son of Donald McClure and Mary Ann Gritton Green, died shortly after his birth; Mrs. G.W. Krentler; James B. Chowning, 50.

40 YEARS AGO
Aug. 26, 1971
Governor Louie B. Nunn spoke at Florida Tile and Sike’s Carpet, announcing a $1 million expansion program at the local plants.

Carlin Dale Wright passed the bar exam and was eligible for an attorney’s license. He was one of 133 in the state to pass the exam.

Walker Thurman celebrated his 80th birthday at his home Sunday.
Those attending the celebration were: Rollie Akins, Patsy, Debbie and Kenny Danny, Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Sutherland and Donna, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Thurman, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Thurman and daughter; Mr. and Mrs. James Hall and children; Mr. and Mrs. H.L. Thurman and sons, Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Hellard and family, Mr. and Mrs. Tero Ritchie, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Morris and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Baxter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Ritchie and son, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Ritchie, Mrs. Earl Hawkins and family, Mrs. Wilbur Sparrow and granddaughter, Bruce Sparrow and Kathy Turner, Mr. and Mrs. Junior Patterson and son, Marry Case, Junior Lane, Glenn Overstreet, Shirley and Buddy Barnes, Ray, Willie and Donnie Cox, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Blackwell and Bill Dunn.

Salaries from the annual treasurer’s report in 1970-71 included: Myrtle Perry, $6,030.35; Stanley Goldsmith, $5,069,24; Margaret Thrasher, $4,826.92; William Coleman, $3,440.99; Joretta Russell, $1,753.88; Wilma Disponett, $1,012.99.

Deaths
Chester Lee McGaughey, 53, employee of Lawrenceburg Transfer; Mrs. Frances Sutherland, 90, oldest member of Pleasant Hill Christian Church; Mrs. James Mitchell Morgan, 46; Robert Shannon Morris, 2-day-old son of Harold Wayne and Gail Crabb Morris; Mark Cinnamon Jr., 40.

30 YEARS AGO
Aug. 27, 1981
Tammy Perry and Heza Top Choice placed first in Western Pleasure in the Kentucky State 4-H Horse Show. She also placed sixth in showmanship. She is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Perry.
Sharon Roark and her horse, Make Me Dream, placed in four classes in the Kentucky State 4-H Horse Show.
She placed seventh in Showmanship III, eighth in Equitation, fourth in Command, and fifth in Pleasure. Sharon is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Roark.
Stacey Brown and her horse, Yaupon Del Oro, placed sixth in the Kentucky State 4-H Horse Show competition. She placed first in horsemanship and Western Pleasure at the Lawrenceburg Fair.
During the year, Stacey received 25 first place ribbons in pen and approved shows.
The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Brown was a freshman at ACHS and a junior varsity cheerleader.
Billy Blackburn was the champion in third year 4-H Electric at the Kentucky State Fair.
He lived at Alton with his parents Mr. and Mrs. Charles Blackburn.

Anderson County High School’s Marching Bearcat Band placed first, for the third consecutive year, in the Kentucky State Fair Parade of Bands.
The band also won an honorable mention plaque for the third consecutive year.
Marine Cpl. Brian W. Thompson, son of Billy R. and Barbara J. Thompson, was awarded a meritorious mast while serving with the 1st Force Service Support Group, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Deaths
Ishmael W. Puckett, 55, and James Robert Grooms, 48, truck drivers for Florida Tile, were killed in an auto accident; Ethel Coulter Morris, 80; John Paul Gray Sr., 65; Harold Wesley Sherwood, 76, owner and operator of Sherwood Barber Shop in Lawrenceburg or 53 years.

15 YEARS AGO
Aug. 28, 1996
Allison Smith won the Jersey aged cow class at the 4-H/FFA Dairy Show at the Kentucky State Fair.
Sarah Herndon received sixth place for in-winter heifer calf and her dad, John Herndon, won first place in the Kentucky owned division and second place overall in junior yearling bull class.
Charles Toll won sixth place in May yearling heifer, sixth place in March yearling bull, and sixth place in summer yearling heifer.

Timothy Harrod, 9, was pictured with some giant tomatoes he’d grown.
The monster he was holding weighed 2 pounds, 1 ounce. He grew the tomatoes at his grandmother Iliene Harrod’s home in Alton. He was a student at Emma B. Ward.

Senior members of the Anderson High Bearcats football team were: Jimmy Bentley, end; Damon McKee, end; Steven McMichael, back; Brian Glass, back; Bo Taylor, end; and Jason Munafo, kicker.

Deaths
Lucy Mae Barnett Devine, 51, Texas Instruments employee; Robert E. Nelson, 63, retired teacher; Edward H. Louis Tindall, 77, retired from Kentucky Stone and City of Lawrenceburg; Clarence Grant, 55.