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50 YEARS AGO
Thursday, June 27, 1963
Mrs. Billy Gritton and her father, George Corley, were injured in a tractor-wagon accident Sunday on Ashby Road, just off Highway 62.
Mrs. Gritton and her family and the Corley family were riding in a wagon, pulled by a tractor driven by Mrs. Gritton’s husband. They were back on the farm where they had gone to visit Mrs. Corley’s old home place. The tractor dropped into a sunken place, causing the seat of the wagon to slip.
Mr. Corley and his daughter fell off the wagon and Gritton was unable to stop the tractor until he reached the bottom of the hill.
The wheel of the wagon rolled over Mrs. Gritton’s neck and shoulder and she received several bruises. Mr. Corley received a broken wrist. Both were admitted to Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington for treatment. Mr. Corley returned home shortly and Mrs. Gritton returned home Wednesday with no broken bones.
A majority of workers at J.T.S. Brown’s Son Co. Distillery voted against having a union. The vote was 78 workers against, 17 voted in favor.
The late Ernest W. Ripy built the plant in the 1930s. E.W. Ripy Jr. was connected with the plant as an executive.
Pvt. Johnny Bruce Caldwell, who had volunteered for three years duty in the United States Army, was taking basic training at Fort Knox. He is a son of Leona Caldwell Hutton.
Eunice Satterly, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Satterly, returned home from Good Samaritan Hospital where he underwent an appendectomy.
Mrs. Ora B. Crume, 72, died at her home on Route 2, after an illness. Survivors included her husband Roy Crume; two daughters, Mrs. Enron Leathers and Betty Jean Crume; and two sons, Aymer and Wendell Crume.
George Richards, 72, retired riverboat master pilot, died in Louisville, where he had lived for many years. He was formerly a resident of Tyrone. He began his career at the age of 16 as a deckhand on tow boats pushing coal barges down the Kentucky River. He later became a riverboat pilot on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. He retired from American Commercial Line Company. Survivors include two sons, Allen and Arnold Richards.
Chester L. Wigginton, 62, postal employee at Taylorsville, died at a Louisville hospital. He had been a businessman for many years in Spencer County. Survivors included his wife, Mrs. Eleanor Thomas Wigginton; a daughter, Mrs. Virgil Snyder; and a sister, Mrs. Clifton Bodine.
Ira B. Rucker, 51, a farmer and resident of Waddy, died at a Shelbyville hospital. Survivors included his wife, Monnie Greer Rucker; six daughters, and a son.
Leon L. Hansel, 50, vice president and Indianapolis terminal manager of Adkins Transfer Co., died at his home in Indianapolis. He was a native of Anderson County and lived here 32 years. Survivors included three cousins of Lawrenceburg, William Mullins, Rice Mullins and Mrs. Billy Wooldridge.
30 YEARS AGO
Thursday, June 23, 1983
Stories in the annual Dairy Section included one about Albert Walker, who was “Conservationist of the Year” in Anderson County.
Walker credited his wife of 30 years, Ruby, who in turn credited their children. “It’s all in management and records,” said the Jenny Lillard Road farmer.
Then there were the Drurys on Searcy School Road, Paul, Peggy, Timmy, Jeff and Paula Jo, who worked hard at tobacco, hay and a dairy operation and played hard at hunting deer, rabbits, birds, raccoons, frog giggin’, basketball and especially softball.
As Paul Drury said, “When we get done huntin’, playing ball and having fun, we make a living on whatever time is left.”
A story on Steve Drury, 17, who had a dairy operation in Washington County, but had formerly attended Western Anderson High School, was also included in the section.
Steve decided to quit school when they told him he needed to take a grade over because of his credit situation.
“I didn’t feel like I had the time to do that,” he said. “Every time I came in from school, I was down here (the barn). I don’t mind it that much because I like it. I was always around it, and I was looking for a career, so I decided to be a farmer,”
Thursday, June 30, 1983
Eleven Anderson County students graduated from Central Kentucky State Vocational Technical School in Lexington. They were: Robin Abner, Anthony Clark, Pam Wolfe, Linda Boggs, Glenda B. Campbell, Judith R. Craig, James A. Campbell, Kelly C. Cox, Lucien M. Morris, Donald M. Sayer and Lonnie J. Grant.
Evel R. Gritton, 70, died June 27. He was a retired businessman and farmer. He was a son of C.M. and America Satterly Gritton. Survivors included his wife, Thelma Gritton, a daughter, Mrs. Sue Devers; and two sons, Clifford and Dudley Gritton.
Tommy Clark Hilen, 47, brother of Josephine Logsdon, died June 21. He was a driver for Sebastian Trucking Company and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Survivors include his wife, Carole Otis Hilen and a daughter, Jennifer Carole Didly.
15 YEARS AGO
Wednesday, June 24, 1998
Mary Alice Birdwhistell was awarded the first place trophy in the 10-year-old division talk meet at the State of Kentucky 4-H Junior Invitational Communications Day. This is the second year in a row she had received the award. She is a daughter of Mark and Martha Birdwhistell.
Chelsey Peters was awarded first place in her age category and the title of 1998 Little Grand Missy in the pageant at the Frankfort Expo. She is a daughter of Darrell and Becky Peters.
Martha Bruce “Sitter” Cammack Campbell, 66, died at her home. She was the former co-owner of the Log House Restaurant, former manager of the Bob-O-Link Golf Course restaurant, former employee of National Distillery in Frankfort and a clerk for the General Assembly in Frankfort. Survivors include her husband, William A. Campbell, a son, Jerry McGuire; three daughters, Glenna Mitchell, Jane Hawkins and Ann Mauer Campbell.
Daren Jasper Driskell, 36, died after a short illness with cancer. He was a branch manager for the Kentucky Revenue Cabinet. He was a son of Jasper Clark “Sparky” and Edna Mae Searcy Driskell. Besides his mother, survivors included six sisters, Nancy Cox, Vena Bowen, Roxie Guyot, Billie Stierle, Patsy Brown, Rose Mary Sewell; three brothers, Rodger, Harry and Stephen Driskell.
Eleanor McGinnis McBrayer, 81, died June 16. She was a teacher. Survivors included a son, William S. McBrayer and a daughter, Jennie Lynch.
William Russell “Rusty” Hawkins, 51, died at Frankfort Regional Hospital. He was a machine operator at Universal Fasteners. Survivors included his wife, Betty Jo Casey Hawkins; a son, Earl Shane Hawkins; a daughter, Serina Renee Hawkins; his stepmother, Betty Hawkins; two brothers and four sisters.
A. Lee Marlin, 79, well-known Woodford County educator, died June 17. He served in the military police during World War II and upon returning home served with the Versailles Police. He then became a teacher and taught for 32 years.
Virginia Ruth Wiley, 68, Frankfort, died at the Frankfort hospital. She was a retired employee of the Jim Beam Distillery. Survivors included two daughters, Winston Ann Crawley and Claudia Bacon Henderson; and three sons, Simon Bradley, Eddie Dawson and Anthony Milon Wiley.
Mary Margaret Adams Carter, 71, died in Lexington. She was the widow of Roy Carter. Survivors included two daughters, Florence Carter and Brenda Sue Carter.