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50 YEARS AGO
June 13, 1963
The Kentucky Turnpike Authority approved construction of the state’s fourth toll road, the Central Kentucky Parkway. It would link Interstate 65 and the Western Kentucky Turnpike near Elizabethtown to the Lexington-Frankfort area. The highway would go through Anderson County about 4.6 miles south of Lawrenceburg with the route going generally parallel to U.S. Highway 62 between the two cities. Construction of the new facility could start as early as the next spring with completion in late 1965 at an estimated cost of $53,500,000.
Mrs. Charles Lee Hahn of Ashby Road was injured Friday by a cow that had just given birth to twins when she went to let the cow out of the barn.
Mrs. Hahn managed to crawl to the house to phone her mother, Mrs. Corley,. Mrs. Corley said the cow butted her daugher back into the stall and trampled her. She received cuts on the head, multiple bruises and a badly crushed ankle and was admitted to a Frankfort hospital.
A dog belonging to Elmo Boston was to be quarantined for a period of 14 days by C.R. Shouse, to determine whether or not it had rabies. The dog bit Philip Simpson, son of Paul Simpson, when he went to the home and opened the door.
A 12-ounce jar of Smucker’s strawberry preserves was 33 cents at Model Market Supermarket. A 12-ounce package of Edwards Wieners was 39 cents.
Henry Vernon Keeling, 49, died at a Lexington hospital after suffering a heart attack at his Stringtown home. He was a machinist at the Universal Button Company. Survivors included his wife, Lavaughn Keeling; and four children, Donald Eugene, R. V. and Billy Keeling and Mrs. Loring Nottingham.
Mary Belle Robinson, 64, died after a long illness. Survivors included her husband, Arvle Robinson; a son, James Walter Robinson; and a daughter, Mrs. Howard Layne.
Mrs. Eddie Trent Searcy, 66, wife of Willie Searcy, died at a Lexington nursing home after a long illness. Besides her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Frank N. Dalby and Mrs. Sterling Shouse, survived her.
Mona Perry Brown, 72, widow of Hollie C. Brown, died at the Frankfort hospital. She was survived by a daughter, Mrs. Arvin Crask, and a son, E.W. Brown; three brothers, Claude, Jesse and Roscoe Perry; and two sisters, Mrs. Hollie Searcy and Emma Perry.
The Rev. Dr. Clyde A. Sweazy, 69, a Methodist minister and superintendent of the Methodist Home in Versailles, died after a short illness. Survivors included his wife, Mrs. Nancy Mitchell Sweazy; and children, Mrs. James L. Colyer, Dr. Albert W. Sweazy and L.D. Sweazy.
Cora Royalty Leonard, 87, widow of R.L. Leonard, died at her home in Washington County after an illness. Survivors include her children, Mrs. W.F. Mann, Mrs. Lloyd Isham, Stanley T. and Granville Leonard.
30 YEARS AGO
June 16, 1983
Mozell Murphy and Iva Wagoner were honored for their years of service to Webster Electric in Frankfort. The two retired with 28 1/2 years and 28 years, respectively.
Murphy worked many different jobs throughout the years while Wagoner spent most of her career in the transformer coil winding and sub assembly department.
Members of the Druthers Orange Crush soccer team were treated to an outing at Druthers before the season concluded. Team members were: Stacy Hanks, Travis Best, Justin Wainscott, Jack Perkins, Coach Mike Wainscott, James Powell, Clay Birdwhistell, George Stratton, Grant Chenoweth, Jonathan Hudnall, Jason Cummins, Tara Hicks, Bailey Hale and Coach Nathan Birdwhistell.
Lee Rider jeans, Levi’s denim jeans, Levi’s casual slacks and Farrah slacks were on sale for $19.99 for Father’s Day at The Louisville Store.
Thomas Andrew Akins, 79, retired distillery employee and retired farmer, died at his home. Survivors included his wife, Murtie Stratton Akins; two daughters, Mae Kring and Emma Clark.
Emma B. Sanford, 71, died at a Lexington hospital. She was a daughter of Cleo and Mae Dennis Drury. She was a retired employee of the Mercer County Board of Education. Survivors included her husband, Charles Sanford; four sons, Collis D. Baxter, William, Darrell and Gary Sanford; two daughters, Geraldine Peyton and Carol Pinkston; two stepsons, Harold and Charles Sanford Jr.; and a stepdaughter, Ida Bottoms.
Odis Drury, 61, died at his home. He was retired from Southern States with 25 years of service. Survivors included his wife, Ruby Wells Drury; two sons, Gerald and Gary Drury; five daughters, Mrs. Charles Cornish, Mrs. Gerald Peach, Mrs. Floyd Carey, Mrs. Sharon Case and Mrs. Virgil Fain.
15 YEARS AGO
June 10, 1998
Entries in a recycling contest sponsored by the local DES and Solid Waste Commission included rugs crocheted from plastic sacks, a birdhouse and several drawings. Shaina Bowen won top honors with a crocheted rug. She received a $100 savings bond for her efforts. Other winners were: Taylor Riley, Hailey Shaw, Brittany McDonald, Adam Drury, Johnna Norris, Hailey Samuels, Ashley Hagen, Chelsea Scrogham, Chris Perkins and Jacqueline Dennis.
A puzzle created by Anderson County High senior Kris Grimes was published in the March/April 1998 issue of Kentucky Afield. He was asked to provide a word find for the magazine’s kids’ section. The result was a puzzle depicting how to make Kentucky a better place for its residents and wildlife. He used a computer to design a pheasant that accompanied the puzzle.
Recent Anderson County High School graduate Julie Wise was among 75 high school seniors to receive $1,000 SuperAmerica scholarship awards.
Charles Henry Allen, 78, formerly of Lawrenceburg, died in a Lexington hospital.
He was retired from S.J. Groves and Sons construction and was a former piano teacher. Survivors included three brothers, Keith, John and Nathan Allen.
Goldie Orr Cotton, 87, Walton, died at her home. Survivors included eight children, including Linda Watts of Lawrenceburg.
Rosa Dennis Drury, 80, died at her home. She was a retired employee of the Fruit of the Loom Company in Frankfort. Survivors include her husband of 68 years, Walter Drury; three daughters, Marietta Duncan, Becky Peach and Linda Morgan; a brother, Ralph Dennis; and a sister, Nell Brown.
Essie M. Freudenberger, 87, died in Louisville. She was a daughter of Virgil and Nannie Sutherland.
She was a retired punch operator with General Electric Company. Survivors included a son and three daughters; three brothers, Oscar, Everett and Gilbert Sutherland; and two sisters, Vesta Willard and Christine Dawes.
Gertrude Sanford, 93, Harrodsburg, died at a care center in Danville. She was a seamstress for Sportly Hall Manufacturing. Survivors included five sons, Carroll, Litsey, Lawrence, Lonnie and Glendon Sanford.
Gaither Bernie Yocum, 84, owner of Court Street Garage, died June 2. He was the husband of the late Corinne Sparrow Yocum and Lula Sparrow Yocum. Survivors included two stepsons, Gene Allen Cook and Bobby C. Robinson.