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50 YEARS AGO
Thursday, Feb. 27, 1964
County Agent Ed Ruggles became ill Wednesday with a virus infection and was forced to return home from his office.
Mrs. Ralph Breeding suffered severe burns last Friday when her clothing caught fire as she was removing hot chocolate from the stove after it had boiled over. She jumped in a tub of water to put out the fire.
She was burned on the back, underarm and chest.
Marine Private Edgar M. Rucker, son of Mr. and Mrs. James E. Rucker of Route 4 completed four weeks of individual combat training at the Infantry Training Regiment, Marine Corp Base, Camp Lejeune, S.C.
Willard Gillis announced the engagement of his daughter, Beverly Jean, to Robert Michael Stivers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Forest Clifton Stivers, of Richmond, formerly of Shelbyville.
Ben Puckett, 79, retired farmer, died at his home after a long illness. Survivors included his wife, Nettie Peach Puckett, two sons, Russell E. and Earl J. Puckett, a brother, Victor Puckett, and a sister, Rhoda Gritton.
Otto H. Norton, 60, died Feb. 22 at his home in Fairborn, Ohio, after a long illness. He was a native of Shelby County and was a civil engineer. He had been an employee of at Wright Patterson Field for about 15 years. Survivors included his wife, Jean King Norton, father, Jack Norton, brother, Ancil Monroe, three sisters, Mrs. J.D. Lighter, Anna Mae Norton and Mrs. Ray Snyder, and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Truman Birdwhistell of Lawrenceburg.
Herman Hall, 75, farmer, died after a two-year illness. Survivors included his wife, Cora Green Hall, two brothers, Coleman Hall, R.B. Hall, two sisters, Mrs. Mary Radian, Mrs. Sam Rowland, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
John W. Jones, 82, Salvisa, a farmer, died Feb. 22. Survivors included his wife, Dora McFarland Jones, three daughters, Mrs. Cardwell Arnold, Mrs. Edward B. Davenport, Mrs. Hyte Ashford, two sons, Jack W. Jones and John Willis Jones.
William Ambrose Haden, 85, farmer, died at his farm home near Versailles, Ind. A native of Anderson County, he had resided in Indiana for about 15 years and was retired farmer and former resident of Alton Station. Survivors included his wife, Mrs. Bertha Watts Haden, a son, Earl, Haden, a sister, Mrs. Lillie Burke and a brother, John Haden.
30 YEARS AGO
Thursday, March 1, 1984
Shelley Andrew, 8, was pictured grinning from ear to ear as she held a plaque she received for her efforts in the Special Olympics Walk-a-Thon in October. The plaque was from the reading and speech teachers at Saffell. She was the youngest walker to walk the five-mile-trek. The third grader collected $55.82 and received a T-shirt.
Members of Fairview Christian Church honored Clyde Hawthorn on his 45th anniversary as song leader. He began leading the singing at Fairview in 1939 at the age of 21 after Bro. Amos Sea said, “Clyde, it’s time you take over.”
Angela M. Woolums, 18, daughter of Freddie and Jean Woolums, was accepted as a state finalist in the Miss Kentucky American Co-Ed Pageant.
Maci Lucinda Carter, 10-year-old daughter of Rick and Daphne Carter, took two second and one third place trophy in the Miss Louisville Cameo Pageant. Second places were for a gymnastics and dance routine and for modeling and an interview. Third place was in the “Most Photogenic” category.
Darrin Phillips, 13, enrolled in painting classes only to become a prize-painting pupil. He painted for profit for friends and was to have some of his work published. He is a son of Howard and Opal Phillips.
James Driskell Gilbert was to leave for a year’s residency in Charlotte, N.C., before returning to join his father, Dr. George Gilbert, in medical practice. He had a 4.0 grade point average and was offered 10 different residencies in 10 different southern states.
Anderson High School Future Farmers of America officers were: Rodney Sutton, president; Robert Crane, reporter; Wendy Bruce, secretary; Kelly Anderson, vice president; David Bird, sentinel; and Chad Raymond, treasurer.
Walter V. Collins, 78, formerly of Lawrenceburg, died at a Lexington nursing home. He was retired from the State Dept. of Transportation. He was the husband of the late Lonnie Graham Collins.
15 YEARS AGO
Wednesday, March 3, 1999
Ronald “Sonny” Fentress was named state’s outstanding superintendent.
The Anderson County school chief had been a teacher, principal, and coach in his 35-year career.
Anderson Future Homemaker members placed high at STAR (Students Taking Action For Recognition) events. Six participants were SuperStar winners for their category. They were Melanie Curtsinger, Brook Stevens, Steve Jones as Chapter Showcase Superstars; Brittany Cinnamon was a Storytelling Star; Laura Birdwhistell was a Senior Facts Test Superstar; Heather Montgomery was a Junior Facts Test Super Star; Nikki Royalty was an FHA Creed Speaking participant.
Ginger Shely received the Miss Congeniality and talent awards in the Campbellsville University 1999 Valentine Pageant. Shely was escorted by Brandon Warren, a senior at Campbellsville. Warren was named best escort at the pageant.
Shely was a senior at Campbellsville University majoring in secondary education with an English area. She is a daughter of Jerry and Regina Wells Shely.
Christy Warford attained a 4.0 grade point average for the fall semester at Georgetown College. A junior, she was majoring in elementary education with a minor in mathematics.
She is a daughter of Dennie Warford and Diane Yarnell and granddaughter of Jewell Warford.
The Anderson County Governor’s Cup academic team captured first place in the District Governor’s Cup competition.
Students who placed on individual events were Ryan Bowles, math (fourth place) science (fourth place); Graham Carlton, social studies (first place); Adam Craig, composition (first place tie); Jennifer Gibbs, composition (first place tie); Johnathan Hughes, science (second place), language arts (fourth place); Sylvia Murphy, math (third place); James Rodgers, social studies (fourth place); Ryan Schoover, language arts (third place); and Brittany Sutherland, math (first place, science (first place).
The future problem solving team, consisting of Brandee Annis, Lora Boler, Anthony Smith and Ashley Hans and coached by Barbara Schaars, placed second.
The quick recall team, coached by Sharon Sutherland, defeated East Jessamine once and Mercer County twice to take first place. The teams starting members were Phillip Thurman, Graham Carlton, Johnathan Hughes and Brittany Sutherland.
Completing the team was Jessica Scott, James Rodgers, Ryan Schoover, Sylvia Murphy and Brandee Annis.
Christine Rosetta Smith Bradshaw, 74, died at a Harrodsburg facility. She was a former housekeeper and provided custodial services for a number of Main Street businesses. Survivors included a brother, James W. Smith Jr., and a sister, Jennie Bartleson Sr.
William Ernest “Bill” Drury, 72, died Feb. 24. He was a retired truck driver for the old Motor convoy and a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors included his wife, Winigene Hunter Drury, sons, Billy Drury, Michael Drury and stepdaughters, Gena Lynn Lewis and Andrea Hammond.
Eva Hamilton Elmore, 87, died Feb. 23 in Liberty. Survivors included four sons, Vernon Elmore, Dalla Elmore, Dorsey Elmore and Donnie Elmore, three daughters, Elizabeth McCammon, Faye Hale, and Barbara Briscoe.
Geneva McMichael Lewis, 61, died Feb. 24. Survivors included two daughters, Brenda Sparrow, Sharon Chesser; five sons, Ricky Lewis, Gary Lewis, Dennis Lewis, Joseph Earl Lewis and Ronald Lewis.
Gilbert Ray Murphy, 71, formerly of Anderson County, died at his Louisville home. He was a retired X-ray technician with Picker International Co., a Kentucky Colonel and a veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his wife, Ann Piotrowski Murphy, four sons, Anthony Murphy, Shawn Murphy, Timothy Murphy and Samuel Murphy.
William Woodrow Phillips, 78, died in Lexington. He was a retired manager of the former A&P Grocery and a WWII Navy veteran. Survivors included two daughters, Janet Goodlett and Patty Tracy, and a son Woody Phillips.
William Thomas Searcy, 79, retired building contractor, died at the Frankfort hospital. He was chairman of the Anderson county Zoning Board, and served as the zoning enforcement officer. Survivors included his wife of 59 years, Eunice Wiley Searcy, a daughter, Cecilia Brown, and a son Marion Thomas Searcy.
Audrey Catherine Lee Sparrow, 74, died at her Park Lane residence. Survivors included her husband of 52 years, Clinton Sparrow, children Angela and Bob Edwards, Sunnye Smith and Rodney Samuels.
Arthur Bruce Franklin, 50, died at the Frankfort hospital. He was a maintenance machinist and the first employee hired when General Cable came to Lawrenceburg in 1974. He was fire chief of the Anderson County Fire Protection District from 1989 – 1996 and was Station 2 (Alton) captain.
He was a certified instruction in emergency medical technician and had been trained in Stat Care. Survivors included his wife of 30 years, Virginia Turner Franklin; and a daughter, Jennifer Struck.