The Way We Were

  • Future looks sweet for Summa Cum Laude grad Pat Mitchell

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Oct. 7, 1965

    Fell at home

    Mrs. Marion Peak fell at her home on Woodford Street Wednesday of last week and sustained pulled ligaments in her back and a severe sprain.

    Severely burned

    Robbie Lynn Stratton, 17 month-old-son of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Stratton of Bonds Mill, received a severe burn of the lower lip when he bit into an electric wire.

    In Exposition

  • Crask crowned homecoming queen in 1965

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Sept. 23, 1965

    Sidewalk Days specials

    Sidewalk days were set for Oct. 1 and 2 in 1965.

  • Popcorn ‘fired out’ in pipe smoking contest

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Sept. 16, 1965

    Safe damaged

    The Western Kentucky Gas Company on North Main Street was broken into and damage was done to the safe. Thieves rolled the 800-pound safe to a back room and pounded open the door. They took $82.46.

    Win second in herd exhibit

  • Emma B. Ward Elementary opens for business

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Sept. 2, 1965

    Left for basic

    William Russell Jr., left June 10 for Air Force Basic Training. He was then sent to Bunker Hill Air Force Base in Purdue, Indiana.

    Enters Kentucky Christian College

    DeLane Pinkston, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernice Pinkston, enrolled in the Kentucky Christian College to study for the ministry. He was a sophomore student and a graduate of Willisburg High School.

    At the supermarket

  • 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