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50 YEARS AGO
Thursday, Aug. 8, 1963
Claude Drury sustained broken ribs and severe bruises Monday when the tractor he was operating overturned and rolled down a hill. A local physician treated him.
Bobby J. Gritton, Donnie O. Hunter, William F. Murphy, George T. Welch, Gilbert B. Sea and James T. Campbell were to leave Aug. 15 for their Army physical examinations in Louisville.
Wilmer Leon Best was to leave for induction.
Mrs. Harold Hanks was recognized for her accounting proficiency and had been chosen as the top accountant in the Cincinnati region.
She was given a transistor radio and recognized in a national automobile magazine.
Charles Drury, who lived on Puncheon Creek Road, suffered a fractured hip Wednesday when he fell off a wagon while loading hay. He was taken to Good Samaritan hospital where he was scheduled to undergo surgery.
J.T.S. Brown’s baseballers used a 17-hit attack to down Gravel Switch 12-5 at the Fairgrounds here Sunday.
Don Hendry was the winning pitcher allowing Gravel Switch only two hits in six innings of pitching. Gravel Switch added six more hits at the expense of relief pitchers who took over in the seventh. J.T. S. Brown, with an 8-4 slate, was to meet the Lexington All-Stars in its next game at the Fairgrounds here Sunday at 2:30.
Butch Morris was to be the starting pitcher and Billy Bryant the catcher.
Judy Birdwhistell, 17, daughter of Sheriff and Mrs. John E. Birdwhistell, was selected as “Miss Secretary of State” to represent that department in the contest to select Miss State Government.
She had been working during the summer in the Secretary of State’s office in Frankfort. She would be a senior at Anderson High School in the fall.
Birthday games and refreshments
Marsha Lewis Warford celebrated her seventh birthday with a party Saturday in the basement of the R.E.C.C. building. It was decorated with balloons.
Games of Bingo and musical chairs were played. Sharon Hyatt, Susan Cunningham, Lee Moore, Scotty Buckley, Margaret Cornett and Jennie McCoun won prizes. Refreshments of ice cream, cake and lemonade were served.
Guests were Christy Stratton, Brenda Phillips, Gayle Hockersmith, Sharon Hyatt, Mary Ruth Jenkins, Deborah and Margaret Cornett, Nancy Trent, Becky Humston, Tina Trimble, Paula Shryock, Alice Inman, Jennie McCoun, Dudley and Janet Shryock, Susan and Becky Cunningham, Cheri and Darrell Trent, Scotty Buckle, Lee Moore, Bobby Shryock, Edward and David Toll, Janice Bryant and Tommy Warford.
Gerald Hoskins, 19, overturned on a tractor Monday, while hauling hay. Hoskins was going down hill when he lost control and the tractor turned upside down. He sustained minor bruises.
The Anderson County Future Farmers of America Chapter placed second in the FFA dairy judging. Paul Johnson, Coley Moffett and Herbert Stucker were team members.
Allan Riley represented the Anderson Chapter in the FFA dairy show. He received a first place blue ribbon for his Holstein senior yearling calf.
Jimmie Jeffries placed sixth in the FFA electric welding contest.
Gary Sutherland placed seventh in the FFA tractor operator’s contest.
Two small ears of corn were brought to the News by Peggy Jane Peach, 11, and Charlene Peach, 9, who said they found the small, imperfect ears at the bottom of ears of corn. They are the grandchildren of Mr. and Mrs. John Peach of Sinai.
William Ezra Young, 86, retired farmer, died at a Frankfort hospital. Survivors included his wife, Grace Johnson Young; three nieces and five nephews.
Vernon Roach, 58, Lexington, died at his home after a long illness. He formerly operated a warehouse for the Lexington Grocery Co. and the S.A. Glass Co. Survivors included his father, Bailey Roach; his wife, Ada Johnson Roach; and stepmother, Naomi Roach.
Sam B. Mitchell, 72, former Anderson County sheriff, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles A. Bentley, in Alabama, after a long illness. He served as sheriff from 1926 to 1930 and was a deputy sheriff four years before he was elected to the office. He taught school a number of years before becoming a deputy.
30 YEARS AGO
Thursday, Aug. 11, 1983
Martha “Bertie” Caddell was honored for 30 years of service in state government. Twenty-five years were with the Dept. of Personnel.
Her husband, Dave, was employed at Gash Memorial Chapel.
New sleeper sofa
Gladys Perkins was the winner of $1,300 in the IGA Bank Roll promotion.
When they called, she didn’t believe it. “I didn’t believe it when they told me,” she said. “They called and told me, but when we got to the store I sent my daughter (Ruby Stine) in to see if it was so because I didn’t want to embarrassed.”
Mrs. Perkins was a retired employee of Kentucky Overall and she “never missed a day in 14 years.” Her husband, Dewey was retired from Kentucky Stone.
And what was she going to do with all that money? She was going to get a new sleeper sofa she had been wanting.
IGA had given away $3,500 thus far in the bankroll promotion.
Lori Burke was among 86 “academically talented” students from the area who participated in a two-week summer camp at Western Kentucky University. At the came the students chose from four classes, astronomy, biology, and photography to creative thinking and problem solving. Lori is a daughter of Bernice and Wilma Burke.
Peter Gobar was presented the Eagle Scout award, a most prestigious award in scouting.
H.G. McRay received the Meritorious Service Award for his outstanding community service. Rudy Gay presented McRay a plaque during the annual Farm/City Tour.
Dana McDonald was really excited at the petting zoo in the courthouse yard during Main Street Madness. She couldn’t wait to look at the kittens. Dana, 3, is a daughter of Steve and Linda McDonald.
Ashley Field, 3, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Fields, liked the rabbits.
Both were pictured with their favorite animal.
Winners in the Big Wheel Contest during Main Street Madness were: Shawn Ray, April Jenkins (3- to 4-year-old age division); Chris Stevens and Peter Muccio, (ages 5 to 6); and Michael Etherington and Chucky Jenkins (ages 7 to 8).
Melissa Wheeler, Dana Bolton, Gale Chrisman, Mary Beth McGrath, Andrea Royalty, Sharron Smith, Robin Meade, Ashlee Atkins, Cathy Murphy, Debbie Wakefield, Jennifer Wakefield and Marcia Hendry were hoping for the coveted title of Anderson County Junior Miss.
Harry C. Brown, 98, died Aug. 4. He was a retired employee of the Calvert Distillery. Survivors included a son, Frank Brown, and a daughter, Betty Osak, and a stepdaughter, Mrs. Evelyn Gordon.
Ernest Black, 79, Fla., died Aug. 1. A native of Anderson County, he was a son of the late J. W. and Lucy Black. Survivors included a son, Ernest Black Jr., and a daughter, Lucy Butler.
Walter Lawrence Johnson, 55, Lock Road, died at Woodford Memorial Hospital. He was a horse trainer at W. D. Mountjoy Stables for 41 years. Survivors included his wife, Altha Spunner Polk Johnson; six sons, David, Trevor, Kimbel, Wendell, Elliott and Van C. Johnson; six daughters, Helen Loretta Johnson, Benita Yates, Cathy Green, Sheila Jackson, Pollette and Collette Johnson.
15 YEARS AGO
Wednesday, July 29, 1998
The Lawrenceburg Woman’s Club awarded the 1998 Susan Johnson Pollard Scholarship Amanda Ja’Mae Stovall, daughter of Brenda Stovall and the late Lewis Stovall. She planned to attend Eastern Kentucky University and was considering a career in physical or occupational therapy.
Wednesday, Aug. 5, 1998
Local gospel group “Jubilation” was nominated for Kentucky Gospel Music Association Group of the Year.
All three members of the trio were also nominated for individual awards.
Ricky Spaulding was nominated for favorite lead singer. Garnie Yeager was nominated for favorite baritone and Gregg Bryant was nominated for favorite tenor.
The Lady Thunders were the champions of the Stringtown Ruritan Club’s girls 16 and under softball league. Team members were Kristie Lynn Hawkins, Ashley Peak, Meredith Cann, Dustie Rogers, Sally Rucker, Ellen Elizabeth Stevens, Billie Hatton, Brittany Carlton, Brittany Bowen, Tonya Robinson, Kristin Kaiser, Wendy Wcisel and Shawna Lynn Page. Coaches were Lonnie Hatton and Gary Hawkins.
Gladys Gregory Cornish, 82, formerly of Lawrenceburg, died at a Frankfort hospital. She was a retired employee of Universal Fasteners with 25 years of service. She was the widow of Russell Cornish and former wife of Haskell Gregory. Survivors included a son, Billy Gregory; and a daughter, Joy Winters.
Dennis E. Perry, 50, Waddy, died at a Shelbyville hospital. He was employed by General Cable of Lawrenceburg and was an army veteran of the Vietnam conflict. Survivors included two sons, Jeffrey D. “Bo” Perry and Darrell Eugene Perry.
Russell Fallis Spencer, 94, widow of William C. Spencer, died at her home. She was a daughter of Kirk and Ella Rose Buntain Fallis, a homemaker and former school teacher in Anderson and Mercer County. Survivors included a son, William C. Spencer Jr.; and three daughters, Jane Champion, Peggy Cheak and Ann Richard.
Vera Elizabeth Heckler, 90, died at St. Joseph Hospital. She was a charter member of the Friendly Service Class at Central Christian Church. Survivors included two daughters, Jean Glidden Edgewood and Gloria Nicolosi.