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50 YEARS AGO
March 1, 1962
Seven families were evacuated as the Kentucky River flooded Tyrone to within six feet of the record set during the flood of 1937.
Mrs. Annie Fint, Mrs. Susie Robinson, Herman Shryock Jr., A.D. Cox, Ray Morris Beasley and Raymond Murphy and Bob Alcorn and their families were moved out due to rising water.
William Fint and Steve Thurman, residents of Tyrone, said there had been at least a 40-foot rise in the river with the water at least 4 1/2 feet over the small iron bridge leading into the community.
Lewis Stratton, rural mail carrier, was unable to deliver his mail Wednesday until he was rowed across in a boat. He was taken by boat to the community on Thursday as well.
The honor roll of all “A” students and “A and B” honor roll for the first semester at Anderson High School was released by Principal Jim Boyd.
Seniors — All “A” — Alice Catlett, Peggy Cooper, Merrie Lou Hott, Carol Ann Marshall, Boyd Wainscott; A and B — Lewis Boggess, Charles Cammack, Lana Gritton, Roddy Johnson, Judy McGuffey, Donnie Miller, Mildred Sims, Margaret McBrayer, Norman Carney, Shirland Stratton, John Thompson, Patsy Disponett, Major Wheat.
Juniors — All “A” — Joy Driskell, Mary Flynn, Betty McMichael, Gerald Robinson, Rosie Tindall, Carol Yates, Jean Cunningham, Sarah F. Drury, Doug Black, Gary Gillis, Brenda Morris, Sonya Perry; A and B — Jimmy Atkins, Mary Brown, Lavon Ruble, Linda Chilton, James McMurray, George Cox, Wilma Dennis, Georgeanna Gortney, Phyllis Hahn, Peggy Bates, Jimmy Jeffries, Mary C. Sparrow, Wayne Thurman, Linda Webb.
Sophomores — All “A” — Jack Birdwhistell, Betty Caldwell, Jana Thurman, Bonnie Perry, Rosalie Houchin. A and B — Sandra Bailey, Kathleen Smith, Beverly Whitehead, Margaret Flynn, Bowen Carmickle, Nancy Geoghegan, Toni Lynn Housby, Kenny Phillips, Sue Royalty, Nancy Smith, Charlotte Bowen, Regina Cunningham.
Freshman — Rita Lynn, Paula Monroe, Mike Sparrow, Sandra Troxel, Connie sue Perry, Mac Goodlett, Ann Houchin, Jimmy McBrayer, Bruce Ripy, Ben Stratton. A and B — Frankie Hawkins, Tony Williams, June Ripy Linda Leigh, Paul Johnson, Betty Hurst, Rodney Cloyd, Minnie Buntain, Connie Beasley, Ruth Ann Aldridge, Gwen Binks, Cheri Brown, Jesse Crask, Billy Hahn, Judith Lewis, Michael Mountjoy, Judy Samples, Jeanette Sea, David White, Marilyn Sullivan, Larry Sparrow, Rebecca Rowland, Janet Cox, Ricky Crawford, Dwayne Gatewood, Joyce Gregory, Sarah McFarland, Glen Moffett, Myra Nevins and Kenny Wheat.
Shelby Todd Jr., aviation boatswain’s mate airman, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Shelby Todd; is serving aboard the anti-submarine warfare support aircraft carrier, USS Antietam which participated in the recovery operations of the “Project Mercury” orbital space flight.
The Antietam is one of more than 40 U.S. Navy Ships that were in the Atlantic for the operation.
The “Friendship 7” capsule that carried Marine Lt. John H. Glenn Jr. on the historic three-orbit flight was retrieved at sea by the destroyed USS NOA approximately five hours after launching.
Robert Holly Tuell, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Tuell; Mrs. Imley Adams Ward, 79, wife of Newton L. Ward; Mrs. Sara Taylor Chambers, 81, wife of Jerry B. Chambers; Mrs. Bertha Buntain Ryan, 73, died at her home in Jacksonville, Fla.
30 YEARS AGO
Feb. 25, 1982
District Judge Ollie Bowen swore in Jan Rogers as deputy circuit court clerk.
She replaced Ronald McKee, who resigned to accept a position with a Lexington Bank. Rogers was a former employee of the Wright and Edelman Law firm in Lawrenceburg.
Debbie Wakefield was “Student of the Month” at Western High School. She was featured in a story on the Eagle Events school page.
Doris Baxter was pictured receiving a $50 grocery gift certificate from Jerry Wheeler of Pic-Pac Supermarket. She was the second instant winner in their Super Grocery Giveaway Contest.
Don Nowlin, Lawrenceburg Fire Chief and businessman, was seriously injured when he fell 30 feet onto an empty concrete vat at Austin Nichols Distillery.
In an hour-long rescue operation, the 52-year-old welder was hoisted from the vat and taken to Woodford Memorial Hospital, where it was determined he had broken ribs and both elbows were crushed.
Nowlin and a co-worker were welding at the top of the vat that was used for sour mash in the distilling of whiskey. He was installing rivets when he lost his handhold and fell backwards.
He had surgery on his elbows and stitches in a cut on one arm.
Mrs. Ransey McBrayer, 94, mother of Stewart F. McBrayer; Paul W. Vaughn Sr., 86, retired from J.T.S. Brown Distillery; Waldine Ulery Davis, 48, former owner of Davis General Store; Mary Will Goodlett, 71, retired from Austin – Nichols Distillery after 24 years of service; Roy Ruble, 89, retired farmer and horseman; Wallace “Huchie” Allen, 77, retired from Ky. Stone Company after 50 years of service.
15 YEARS AGO
Feb. 19, 1997
Army Chief Warrant Officer Robert J. Ellis was awarded the Armed Forces Service Medal (AFSM) as a member of the Armed Forces of the United States. He is a son of Carl Ellis of Harrodsburg Road.
The Anderson Bearcat weightlifters team placed fifth out of 20 schools in the Bluegrass power lifting competition. They advanced to the state competition.
Team members were: Ryan Hanks, Dupree Gill, Bobby Ware, Todd Hatchell, William Beasley, Stephen Hatchell, Steven Corley, Bruce Carrier, Joey Fink, Robbie Hicks, Steven McMichael, Jesse Gritton, Jimmy Henderson, Wes McCoun, Jacoby Bostic, Michael Tidd, Jeremy Champion, Kip Sparrow and Jacob Stewart.
A summary of individual places:
Dupree Gill — first place 165 pound class; 255 pound bench press, 500 pound dead lift (meet record, lower classes)
Bobby Ware — first place 205 pound class; 300 pound bench press, 510-pound dead lift.
Jacoby Bostic — third place 205 pound class; 270 bench press, 520-pound dead lift (school record).
Steven McMichael — Fifth place 165 pound class; 220 pound press, 450-pound dead lift.
Ryan Hanks — Fifth place sophomores 125-pound class.
Steven Corley — First place seventh grader, 145 pound class.
Stephen Hatchell — Fourth place eighth grade 145-pound class, dead lift.
Matt Harrison — Seventh grade freshman 145 pound class.
Jessee Gritton — Seventh place of 34 lifters, 155 pound class.
Wes McCoun —10th of 133 lifters, 165-pound class.
Joey Fink — Sixth place sophomore 175 pound class.
Robbie Hicks — Fourth place freshman 175-pound class
Jacob Stewart — Fifth place sophomore 185 pound class.
Todd Hatchell — Fifth place freshman, 235 pound class.
Jimmy Henderson — Sixth place freshman, heavy weight class.
Bruce Carrier — Ninth place bench press, heavy weight class.
Michael Tidd — Ninth place junior, heavy weight class.
Jeremy Champion and Kip Sparrow both finished near the middle of the 195-pound class.
William Beasley finished near the middle of the 105-pound class.
Nellie Rose Baxter, 77, retired employee of Old Barton Distillery; Lawrence Briscoe, 82, retired employee of Kraft Foods, Lawrenceburg and Square D Company of Lexington; Joseph Franklin Campbell, 61, retired employee of Johnson Control in Georgetown; Mary Sue Hahn, 29; James Gordon “Jim” Catlett, 73, three-term Anderson County judge-executive from 1982-1993; Dawson Young Davis, 77, retired with the Army Reserves, former personnel manager for corning Glass in Danville, teacher and guidance counselor in Nelson and Jefferson County schools; Ansel C. Devine, 83, retired farmer and former employee of the Evergreen Cemetery in Willisburg; Gerald Shingleton, 42, owner and operator of the Second Hand Store, an avid antique and second hand merchandise dealer.
March 5, 1997
The rains came and came and . . . was the headline on the front page.
When the rains stopped, it had rained 9.68 inches between 11 p.m. Friday and noon Monday.
High waters had forced 100 people to vacate their homes. Twenty-three to 25 homes were substantially damaged.
Mr. and Mrs. Wig Edmondson had lived along Salt River at Glensboro more than 50 years. They had never seen the river higher than it was over the weekend.
“We can have an awful high ever and it not get in the bottom like it did this time,” said Mrs. Edmondson.
“Wig had already plowed a garden and I’m sure it’s gone. And the grass seed he always sows with the moon, has gone down the river too,” she said.
The heavy rain caught most people by surprise, including the weather forecasters.
“It was said last spring that we had the 100 year rain, a once-in-a-lifetime disaster. But we’ve hand more floods in the last four years than in the previous 20. Weather event are getting worse and worse,” said James Ritchey, director of the Disaster and Emergency Services for Anderson County.
Jan Rogers was selected at Citizen of the Month for her dedication and loyalty to her job as Circuit Court Clerk and devotion to the citizens of Anderson County.
John D. Craig, 95; Willard Gillis, 84, retired director of pupil personnel in Anderson County School system; Lucille Benson Norman, 79, retired employee of Standard Oil company; Roy E. Proctor, 77, farmer and captain with the U.s. Army during WWII; Carl E. Robinson, 88, retired truck driver, U.S. Army Veteran of World War II.