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Way We Were: Tennis court to be built at fairgrounds

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50 YEARS AGO
May 2, 1963
Eleven 4-H club members participated in the junior District Rally held at the Jessamine County High School. Seven blue ribbons and three red ribbons were awarded.
Carolyn McMurry received a red ribbon on her bread demonstration (banana bread); Ann Sims, blue ribbon on corn meal (hush puppies); Janet Sparrow, blue on dairy foods (banana milk); Paulette Haggard, blue, general demonstration (setting a table correctly); Diane Young, blue, electric (good light, good sight); Connie Herndon, blue, speech, (How 4-H Clubs Helps To Build A Better America); Ann Phillips, red, sewing demonstration (taking body measurements).
Wesley Garrison, blue on Individual general demonstration, (Illustrated Talk); Billy Davis Gritton and Scotty Peach, red, team demonstration, (Making a Calf Blanket); David Birdwhistell, blue, speech, (Citizenship — its meaning).

Tennis court to be at fairgrounds
Members of the Anderson County Recreation Center Inc. voted to take $1,000 from its treasury, place it with $850 given by the Keeneland Foundation to the Lawrenceburg Rotary Club for use in promoting recreation in the county and construct an asphalt regulation double tennis court at the fairgrounds.
Anderson Post No. 34, American Legion agreed to allow the use of an area near the swimming pool clubhouse as a site, according to Edward Adams, president of the center.
Committees appointed for the 1963-64 swimming pool included: maintenance — Joe Beard and Conway Smith; pool operating — Grover Becket, chairman; Joe Beard, Tony Marshall and Tom Lewis; grounds and improvement — Ben Lyen, E. W. Ripy Jr., John Lyons and Thomas Ripy; finance — Joe Beard and Allan Hanks; publicity — Elliott Garrison; legal advisor — Walter Patrick.
Members of the grounds committee reported that $450 had been used for bulldozing of the court grounds.

Ann Russell Spencer was one of 100 Eastern Kentucky State College R.O.T.C. cadets and sponsors to be honored in Dean’s review ceremonies. She received a ribbon. She was a sponsor of Company C and is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Spencer.

John T. Cox III returned home after serving three years in the United States Army. He was at Landshut, Germany, prior to returning home and was discharged with the rank of Specialist 5th Class. He and his wife were making their home on Humston Drive.

Permits granted
A building permit was granted to Ervin Hawkins for the construction of garage at 113 Franklin St. at an estimated cost of $600; to Calvin Whitaker for the construction of a carport at 509 Woodford St. at a cost of $200; and to Virgil Cornish for the construction of a dwelling on Johnson Street at a cost of $9,000.

Deaths
Elster Darnell, 65, a farmer of Sinai, died at the Frankfort hospital. He was the husband of Martha See Darnell and had five children — Mrs. Nelson Monson, Clinton Adolphus, Everett S. Melvin W. and Elster Elwood Darnell.
Mrs. Guits Hawkins Hull, 87, Hollywood, Calif., died April 23. Three sons, two daughters and five grandchildren survived the Anderson native.
Lizzie Satterly Taylor, 94, widow of John N. Taylor, died at the home of a daughter in Washington County. She was survived by three daughters, Mrs. Edgar Scrogham, Mrs. Oscar Scrogham, Mrs. Virgil Cornish; five sons, Arthur, Bertie, Onis, Luther, Melvin and a stepson, Henry Taylor.
Tammy Lynn Franklin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Franklin, was stillborn at Versailles Hospital.
Reva Mae Taylor, 57, Lexington, wife of Hollie Taylor, died at her home. She was the daughter of Lizzie Leathers Phillips and the late Willie Phillips. She was the mother of five sons and five daughters, including Geneva Proctor of Lawrenceburg.

30 YEARS AGO
May 5, 1983
Diane Sims, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold H. Sims, was chosen for a special enrichment scholars program at Centre College in Danville.

Phillip Spencer was presented a certificate for his many years as a member of the Anderson County Public Library Board of Trustees.

Leann Hoskins received the Willie Herndon Offutt Senior Secretarial Studies Award in the Honors’ Day program at Georgetown College. She is a daughter of Mayor and Mrs. Kenneth Hoskins.

Brian Calvert and Sherry Barr were crowned 1983 Prom King and Queen at Western Anderson High School. The royal court included Keith Barnett, Scarlett Mitchell, Mark Robinson, Angie Boblitt, Kathy Stevens, Terry Duckwall, Lisa Armstrong and Andy Peach. All were seniors.

The girls at Western Anderson High School must have been pretty good at farming because they won all the awards given out at the Future Farmers of America banquet. Paula Jo Drury received an award for swine impromptu; Donna Ritchey, dairy and scholarship; Conni Noble, leadership; Missy Jeffries, sheep; Linda Hawkins, creed, Elizabeth Brown, beef; and Carrie Davis, horse. Drury, Ritchey, Jeffries, Brown, and Davis also received awards for impromptu speaking.

Deaths
Minnie James Lake, 82, widow of Stanley Lake, died April 12. She was survived by a son and two daughters.
Ralph Morris, 55, Anderson County native, died April 25 at his home in North Carolina. Survivors included a sister, Frances Ann Sample, and four brothers, Clarence G. Lucien, William T. and Robert, all of Anderson County.

15 YEARS AGO
April 29, 1998
Jim Bond Lewis and his wife, Martha, of Mary Elizabeth Lane were pictured on the front page enjoying their recent retirement. He was mowing the yard and she was tilling the garden. He had retired from IBM in Lexington and she from Sylvania in Versailles.
If their “relaxation” worked, they would have plenty of tomatoes, green peppers, onions, green beans and a pretty nice looking yard.

Dylan Holt, fifth grader at Emma B. Ward Elementary, placed second in a statewide Scenario Writing competition.
Holt said writing was one of his favorite subjects and had been since fourth grade, when he was required to compile a writing portfolio. Other favorite activities included playing basketball.
He is a son of Dana and David Holt.

Western readers
Students at Western Anderson Elementary who read the most books during their February competition were Jordan Spaulding, Cody Hughes and Tommy Hicks in the primary division; Raymond Hart, Justin Buntain, Casey Drury and Charles Hahn in the intermediate division.

Deaths
Charles William Crain Sr., 71, retired farmer, died at Heritage Hall. Survivors included a son, Charles W. Crain Jr. and four daughters, Charlotte Puckett, Donna Drury, Jeanne Puckett, and Brenda Cummins.
Milton Eugene Lilly, 68, retired employee of Davis H. Elliott Contractors after 40 years of service, died at his home. Survivors included his wife, Frances Embry Lilly; two sons, Milton Mark and Sammy Scott Lilly; and four daughters, Deborah Cox, Karen Dikeman, Barbara Mink and Linda Moore.
Julia Corine Disponett Riley, 90, Harrodsburg, died at her home. She was survived by her husband of 67 years, William Sherman Riley.
Tina Delores Tindall, 33, Tyrone, died at a Cleveland, Tenn., hospital.
She was 1984 graduate of Anderson County High School and a former member of the ACHS Marching Band.
She was a former employee of Rand McNally in Versailles. Survivors include her parents, Henry C. and Marlene Fint Tindall.