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50 YEARS AGO
Thursday, March 26, 1964
George L Gilbert Jr., son of Dr. George Gilbert, won a first place blue ribbon in an art contest sponsored by the Frankfort Younger Woman’s Club.
A sixth grade student, George entered a picture of a Chinese Junk done in pastels.
Four escaped injury Sunday night about 6 when a young deer leaped across the road and hit the side of their small foreign car.
Jimmy McMurry was the driver and owner of the car. He was accompanied by Mary Catherine Sparrow Sandra Mitchell and Jackie Wells.
The four were returning to Lawrenceburg from Louisville when the accident occurred about two miles from Alton.
The deer was knocked unconscious into a ditch, however, was apparently not hurt as it ran off when picked up by a resident of Alton in front of whose home the accident occurred.
Damage to the car was estimated at $75.
A unique collection of reminisces and tales of Salt River and the small community of Glensboro had just been published by Glensboro native, Lexington attorney William H. Townsend, an outstanding authority on Lincoln and author of note.
“Hundred Proof,” as Townsend called his latest book, told of fascinating stories of life in Glensboro, where he was born. He was a son of the village doctor and he lived there until he went to Lexington to enroll in the State College, now the University of Kentucky, in the early 1900’s.
In his introduction to the book, Holman Hamilton, American historian and vice president of the Kentucky Civil War Round Table, said, “Of all the amazing storytellers of the Bluegrass Commonwealth there is none like Bill Townsend.”
Four Anderson Countians were among Eastern Kentucky State College seniors performing student teaching at 49 elementary and secondary schools throughout the state.
They were: Danny E. Kays, elementary education; Denny A. Satterly, elementary education, Nancy G. Sea, elementary education and Ann R. Spencer, art.
Lester Rucker, 69, wholesale grocer at Lebanon, died in Louisville after suffering a heart attack. He was director of the Anderson National Bank. Survivors included his wife, Edith Phillips Rucker, a daughter, Mrs. William Parmon, and a foster daughter, Mrs. Lewis Riley.
Cora Lloyd Cunningham, 83, widow of A.C. Cunningham Sr., died at her home at Bondville. Survivors included two daughters, Ellen Cunningham, Mrs. Z.B. Teater, and a son, A.C. Cunningham Jr.
Percy Echols Hoge, 80, a retired official of the Hoge-Montgomery Shoe Company, died after a short illness. Survivors included his wife, Mrs. Annie Mason Hoge, two daughters, Mrs. Robert R. Martin, Mrs. Marcus Blakemore, and a son, Charles Mason Hoge.
Mrs. Allie M. Grimes, 71, died at the Frankfort hospital after a short illness. She was a cook at the Second Street Elementary School in Frankfort. Survivors included a son and daughter, Franklin Grimes and Pauline Gaines.
Lillie Satterly Harley, 62, died at her home near Dugansville. Survivors included her husband, Joe Harley and two daughters, Mary Rose Harley and Mrs. Roy Steel, and a son, Garland Harley.
30 YEARS AGO
Thursday, March 29, 1984
Robert and Elberta Chapman West were set to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary April 1.
Western Anderson High School Eagles were honored during their annual basketball banquets.
Bryan Drury received the 110% award. “He always gives 110%, he’s a hustler,” said Coach Paul Watts.
Chris Hayes received the most valuable player award. “The players voted on this. I asked some of them why they voted the way they did. One told me. Chris was for the team to win, he didn’t care if he made a basket or not,” said Watts.
David Perkins received the coaches’ award. “He’s had some hard times during the year. I never put him in a game that I didn’t know he would do just what I told him,” said Watts.
Others receiving awards were: Ray Hoskins, best defensive; Eddie Hatchett, free throw; Terry Drury, most valuable junior varsity player; Kevin Goodlett, leading rebounder, and Benny Boggs, most improved junior varsity player.
Lady Eagles receiving awards included senior, Debbie Wakefield with 110%. “She gave 110% all the time. She played just as hard if she had one foul or four fouls on her,” said Coach Jimmy Young.
Other seniors with awards were: Teri Jean Cunningham, free throw award with 50%; Julie Gabhart, best offensive with an average of 12 points per game; Holly Miller, Best defensive and coaches award; Susan Sea, most assists, “A leader on and off the floor,” said Young. Other members of the team included Sherry Satterly, most improved; Diane Gabhart, most rebounds in junior varsity; Jennifer Gabhart, Paula Jo Drury, most valuable player.
“She (Drury) started every JV game and led in scoring, assists and steals. She also played a lot in the varsity,” said Coach Young.
Mrs. Emolyn Searcy reported in the Benson Road News that Bert Buntain was doing real well with his broken leg. Those who visited him last week were Mr. and Mrs. Thirl Waldridge, Mr. and Mrs. Bud Taylor and Kenneth Donovan. Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Brown visited Sunday after church.
Mrs. Robert Searcy became ill in church Sunday morning and Mrs. Elizabeth Sullivan brought her home and stayed with her all morning.
Ella Mae Peach Baxter 70, daughter of the late John B. and Alma Mae Brown Peach, died at her home. Survivors included her husband, Ray Baxter, three daughters Patricia Baxter, Connie Bond and Jane Todd, six sisters and two brothers.
Holl Bruner, 89, Louisville, formerly of Anderson County died after a brief illness. He was a retired employee of he Louisville Transit Company and a World War II veteran. Survivors include his wife, Naomi Nichols Bruner, two daughters, Mrs. Clyde Hartley and Mrs. Leonard Greenwell.
Bessie Young Leathers, 82, died March 21 in Lexington. She was the widow of Elijah Leathers. She was a charter member of the Anderson County Homemakers, a volunteer for the American Red Cross and helped with the blood bank for many years.
Bessie Lee Bowen Robinson, Washington County native who had lived in Jeffersonville, Ind. for 45 years, died March 25. Survivors included seven daughters, Victoria Hall, Lucille Harrison, Sara Brown, Virginia Hinton, Dortha Craft, Mary Helen Waterbury, and Ruby R. Moore.
Jessie Mae Stratton Riley, 67, died after suffering an apparent heart attack. She was a retired employee of Cricketeer with 26 years of service.
15 YEARS AGO
Wednesday, March 31, 1999
Former Anderson County basketball standout Will Carlton was named to the NAIA All-American team last week. Carlton, a junior at Georgetown College, led the Tigers to a 30-6 record, but the team fell short of its goal of a second consecutive national championship, losing in the second round of the national tournament to Westmont College of California.
Carlton led Georgetown in both scoring (19.4 ppg) and rebounding (10.1 rpg). Carlton started 35 games and led the Tigers with 31 minutes played per game.
Melvin Chilton, 83, retired farmer, died at a Lexington hospital. Survivors included three sons, Ralph, Harold and Raymond Chilton; two daughters, Pauline Fannin and Hazel Riley.
Ray T. Brown, 87, husband of Sadie Cox Brown, died March 23. He was co-owner of Oscar Brown and Sons Wholesale Grocery for over 30 years. Before retirement he had been active in many community groups. Besides his wife, survivors included two daughters and their husband, Jane and Bertram Wells and Lydia and Royce Carter.
Elizabeth Combs, 91, died Nov. 21, 1998 in Frankfort. She was a self-employed seamstress for many years. Survivors included her daughters, Arlene Kelly, Mildred Durham and Sylvia Copeland.
Eva Hartley Coyle, 89, widow of Conway Coyle, died. Survivors included two daughters, Evelyn Million and Norma Simpson, and a son, Charles Coyle.
William Russell Durr, 90, retired farmer, died at his Harrodsburg Road home. Survivors included his wife of 52 years, Lottie Colvin Durr, six daughters, Louise Cunningham, Cora Inman Hadgie Carter, Evelyn Williams, Beulah Hockersmith, Shirley Parrott; a son, Bobby Joe Drury.
Davis Wilson Shouse Sr., 84, died at a Shelbyville hospital. He was a radio engineer and movie projectionist. He was a World War II veteran, former prisoner of war and involved in the development of F.M. radio while in the service. He was a founding member of the Shelbyville Fire Department, a technical engineer for WCND and several other radio stations. Survivors included his wife, Mary Elizabeth Sanders Shouse, two daughters, Mary Ann Phillips and Diane Price, and a son, Davis Shouse Jr.
Ellen Jordan Wash, 78, a retired bookkeeper with the Kentucky State Retirement system, died. Survivors included her husband of 53 years, Abbie Wash.
-- Compiled by Janie Bowen