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50 YEARS AGO
Nov. 9, 1961
Votes were cast by 2,597 voters on a sunny but cold election day.
Winning magistrate races were: Elmo Bruner, Democrat of the fourth district, beat out Everett Kays, Independent; and Elbert Stinnett defeated E.L. Shouse, Republican, as magistrate of the fifth district.
Unopposed were: James C. Hanks, first district; Arvin W. Crask, second district; Stanley Burge, third district; all Democrats, and Walter Drury, Republican, sixth district.
Major McBrayer, incumbent police judge, won over his opponent, William B. Nichols by one vote.
County Clerk, William M. Routt, Democrat, defeated Edward Lacefield, Republican.
Marvin Edwards was unopposed for senator of the 20th district; County Judge W.S. Johnson, County Attorney Ollie J. Bowen, Sheriff John E. Birdwhistell, Tax Commissioner Prentice Martin, Jailer Charles W. Young and Coroner Maurice Sparrow were unopposed candidates for county offices.
Angelene Duncan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Duncan, student at Eastern State College in Richmond, was one of 30 students chosen from a 100-member choir to perform in concert with soloist Don Hendrickson, and the 50-piece Eastern Symphony Orchestra.
Five Anderson County boys left for Louisville to be inducted in the U.S. Army. They were Donald Earl Hudson, Herman Gilbert Perry, Leland Beryl Rucker, Richard Harlow Jr., and Jimmy W. Peach.
Peggy Cooper, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Cooper, and Sadie Sea, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Sea, were chosen for the 1961-62 good citizenship awards presented annually to two outstanding girls chosen from Anderson and Western high schools.
Cooper is a senior at Anderson High and Sea is a senior at Western High School.
The W. H. Birdwhistell property south of Lawrenceburg, consisting of 20 acres, sold at auction to Hollie Warford for $11,025.
James Doyle Cox, 91, retired farmer, democratic chairman for Anderson County for 40 years, died; Fred Gratz Carr, 64, veteran of World War I; James W. Coke, 44.
40 YEARS AGO
Nov. 4, 1971
Wayne Darnell of Route 1, Sinai, was the first in line to sign up for the Holy Land, Paris and Rome tour that The Anderson News was sponsoring for the next April.
The trip included the Holy Land, Paris and Rome for 14 days at a cost of $899.
Karen Kay Turner exhibited her Calico kitten at Greater Louisville’s Cat Breeders Cat Show.
She won two blue ribbons, a trophy for the best specialty cat and a championship ribbon and trophy for the best kitten in the domestic division.
She is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Turner. Turner, 14, and her younger sister, Karla, 3, was pictured on the front page holding the kitten and awards.
Chosen Prince and Princess at the Western Fall Festival were: Gill Crouch and Angie Dennis. Queen and King of the festival were Jackie Stratton and Billy Peach.
Other candidates were: Sherry Barr and Terry Duckwall, first grade; Rhonda Stinnett and John Hawkins, third grade; Danny Dial and Ann Bowman, fourth grade; Earl Thomas Casey and Sherry Dial, fifth grade; Betty Hawkins and Michael Barnes, sixth grade; Lin Royalty and Peggy Yeager, seventh grade; Judy Blakeman and Forest Stevens, eighth grade.
Steve Warford fell last week and fractured his left arm below the shoulder.
Seven boys attacked six Anderson County High School boys from the rear with wooden clubs and fists Friday night as they were leaving the Anderson-Washington County football game at Springfield.
According to members of the boys’ families, Mark Beasley, Dale Royalty, Mark Mountjoy, Stephen Hoskins, Charles Crain and Bobby Hill left the game just seconds before the final whistle was blown and heard some running behind them.
The next thing they knew they were being struck on the head and body.
Mark Beasley turned around being knocked unconscious and getting a tooth knocked out.
All the boys received blows on the head and some on the face. The local boys signed affidavits for John Doe warrants at the sheriff’s office before returning home.
Emma McKinney Gritton, 89; William Lewis Nutgrass, 88, retired farmer and 50-year member of Beaver Creek Masonic Lodge; Melvin Banner Robinson, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Randall Stephen Robinson; Orville Lee Adkinson, 72.
30 YEARS AGO
Nov. 5, 1981
Anderson Countians made their choices at the polls.
Kenneth P. Hoskins returned as mayor of Lawrenceburg, edging out Harold Ritchey by 60 votes. Winning for council were Townsel Adams, Cecil V. McFarland, Betty J. Webb, Robert P. Mefford, Harold G. Peach and top vote getter Bob Thompson.
Sam P. Smith came in one vote behind Peach.
Incumbent Winston Drury’s write-in effort fell short by only 18 votes when the votes were counted, giving John Wayne Conway the seat.
Conway sought out Drury and the two men embraced. “I said I wouldn’t do this, but I got to,” said the new magistrate of district 5.
In one other mild upset, Ron Madden, a Republican, defeated Democrat John Abrams in their race for the district 3 seat.
Clinton Sea was the one lone incumbent returning to the court, defeating Aaron Barnett by 46 votes.
Ralph Dennis was the new magistrate from district 6, defeating William Record Robinson.
Stewart Gritton defeated Calvin Chilton, a Republican, to round out the court.
In the race for state representative, local candidate Tom Jones beat Eddie Long of Mercer County 6,232 to 5,058.
Maggie Mae Coke Smith, 85, who worked in food services at Morton Junior High in Lexington for 22 years; William Morris Davenport, 73, retired Greyhound bus driver; Ralph Hosea Casey, 65, farmer; Ann Arnold Carlton, 59, widow of W. Bert Carlton; Omer Murphy, 80, retired farmer and carpenter.
15 YEARS AGO
November 6, 1996
Lynn Carlton and Robbie Hume joined the city government as newly elected councilmen.
Lillard “Bo” and Gladys Jones Satterly celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
Charles Fisher, 9, was pictured with a string of crappie and catfish he caught in Taylorsville Lake with his Pappaw Les McGaughey.
Aaron Allen Burkhead won first place in his division at the Tractor Pedal Pull at the recent Burgoo Festival. The 6-year-old was pictured holding his trophy.
Tasha Cheak was Cheerleader of the Week. The daughter of Ron and Suzan Cheak was a member of the boys’ varsity squad and had been cheering for six years.
Chorus officers at Anderson High School were: Kelley Adams, secretary; Eddie Henry, treasurer; Tim Wells, president; Lesha McKee, historian; Erin Robinson, publicity; Jowanna Harvey, historian and Damon McKee, vice president.
Hilda Hanley Brefol, 77, former owner of Hilda’s Beauty Shop in Cincinnati; Myrtle Haden VanDriver, 74, retired from the J.J. Newberry Store.