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The Way We Were

  • Brown celebrates 94th birthday

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Aug. 19, 1965

    Home sells

    The home on South Main Street, owned by Mr. and Mrs. William B. Shields, sold at public auction Saturday to Tom Simpson for $14,000.

    Thursday, Aug. 26, 1965

    Returned home

    Miss Ricky Case returned to her home from the Frankfort hospital where she had been a patient following an attack suffered at her home earlier Tuesday. It was believed she had spasms of the muscles of her throat.

    Celestials win trophy at fair

  • Tobacco crop harvested in record time

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, August 12, 1965

    Breaks collar bone

    Kay Baxter, 14, fell from a horse Wednesday afternoon and suffered a broken collarbone. She was treated at the Frankfort hospital.

    Thursday, Aug. 19, 1965

    Chosen for honor

    Master Sergeant James I. Robinson was selected Outstanding Noncommissioned Officer of the month in his U.S. Air Force unit at Blytheville AFB, Arkansas.

  • 184 Anderson Co. students have perfect attendance

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Aug. 5, 1965

    Perfect attendance

    There were 184 students in Anderson County who had perfect attendance for the 1964-65 school year, according to Willard Gillis, director of census and attendance.

    Gillis said this number is less than the previous year but said the epidemic of mumps and chicken pox this year was the cause.

    Those having a perfect attendance record were:

    Anderson High

  • The Way We Were:Casey named chairman Anderson Conservation District

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, July 29, 1965

    Outstanding student

    Jane McGuire, sophomore student at Western High School, was presented the Crisco trophy as the Most Outstanding Home Economics Student at the school.

    She is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.V. McGuire of Sinai.

    Thursday, Aug. 5, 1965

    Suffers leg injury

  • The Way We Were:Cartinhour receives Meritous Service Award

    Betty Hatter sent an email about the Anderson All-star photo on last week’s Way page. She had two sons in the photo, Jacky Hatter and Robby Hatter, the batboy. She said she remembered this “season in our life” really well and the good times with good friends.

    Kenneth DeWitt was something else. A barrel of fun, with an emphasis on barrel, Hatter said. (Explanation later.) Those were the days when CB radios were really popular. Some of the local guys belonged to a CB radio club called “Uncle Charlie Rejects,” according to the email.

  • The Way We Were: Child’s right hand injured by accidental explosion

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, July 15, 1965

    Entry wins on TV program

    A Lawrenceburg woman won a set of encyclopedias on a national television program.

    Mrs. Don Cooper of Route 3 said she submitted about 15 entries to the program “You Don’t Say” and the one on Luther Burbank was chosen.

    Mrs. Cooper jokingly told her four sons she was going to win a set of encyclopedias for them, and sure enough she did. The set was valued at $207.

    July 22, 1965

    Injured by explosion

  • The Way We Were: Barbara Barker vies for Miss Blue Grass Fair title

    40 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, July 3, 1975

    Service awards

    Receiving service awards at Kraft Food were Arthry Thompson Sims, William Shifflett and Marshall Robinson with 10 years of service; Roland Leathers for 20 years and George Waldridge for 15 years.

    Nose crushed

    Candy Hill, 15, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don Hill, underwent plastic surgery on her nose at St. Joseph Hospital.

    Candy’s nose was crushed when she was struck by a ball while playing softball at Anderson Junior High School.

    Obituaries

  • The Way We Were

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, July 8, 1965

    Breaks hip

    T.L. Barnes fell in the yard at his home on Bond Street about noon Thursday and broke his left hip. He was running a lawn mower at the time of the fall.

    He was taken to the Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington for treatment.

    Made “A” honor roll

    Ira Jack Birdwhistell, Sara Frances Drury and Betty McMichael were listed on the “A” Honor Roll at Georgetown College.

    Crowned Miss RECC

  • THE WAY WE WERE: Debris from dynamiting destroys Anderson homes

    40 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, July 1, 1965

    Homes damaged

    Two Anderson County homes were damaged by heavy rock when dynamiting was done on Highway 127 Tuesday afternoon.

    The home of Mr. and Mrs. Hollie Warford was located about seven miles from Lawrenceburg and 200 feet off the highway.

    The home of Mr. and Mrs. B. R. Thompson was located 500 to 600 feet from the highway and to the rear of the Warford residence.

  • The Way We Were: Moffet to perform song on ‘Hi Varieties’ show

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, June 24, 1965

    Masonic officers named

    The Lawrenceburg Chapter 138 of the Masonic Lodge held an election of officers and the newly elected officers were installed by Past High Priest J. William Nevins.