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The Way We Were

  • STRINGTOWN HUSTLERS ACTIVE SINCE OCTOBER

    80 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Jan. 21, 1937

    Miss Lurene Goodlett reported in the Goodlett News that the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Taylor was ill with pneumonia.

    Josephine Brown reported in the Sinai News that Mrs. Elijah Leathers had purchased a new Ford car.

    Miss Helen Boston spent last Friday night with Miss Callie Gritton.

    Mrs. J.W. Robinson reported in the Tyrone News that Master Duke Beasley, of Lawrenceburg, spent Sunday with Junior Beasley.

  • Bill Rideout named principal at Anderson High

    80 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, June 10, 1937

    A front-page story reported that The Lawrenceburg Motor Company sold three Buicks this week. The cars were four-door sedans and were sold to William E. Dowling, Mrs. Mary Downing Bond and Dr. T.H. Posey.

    Frank Routt, Commander of Anderson Post No. 34, was to receive a silver cup for increased membership at the upcoming District meeting. It was to be held at the Legion Fairgrounds. The Anderson Post was in the lead all the way through the year, having the highest mark for increased membership.

  • KSP Detective Young recognized for bravery

    80 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, May 27, 1937

    Seventeen students graduated from Kavanaugh High school.

    In addition to the high school students receiving their diplomas, there were a number of eighth grade graduates on the stage, who also were given their diplomas by Mrs. Kavanaugh.

  • McGuire named valedictorian at Western High

    80 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, May 20, 1937

    The “Major Bowes” night given Saturday at the courthouse by the local chapter of the Eastern Star was a grand success. There were two sets of prizes — first, second and third for adults; and another set for performers under 16.

    First prize was won by a quartet with singers and instrumentalists composed of Paul Husband, Paul Perry, Floyd Moffett and Lucian Young. These boys really put on an act, and their rendition of “When My Dream Boat Comes Home” was a masterpiece.

  • Amy Adams Anderson County’s 1988 Junior Miss

    80 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, May 13, 1937

    Bettie Gilbert, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. J.W. Gilbert, a freshman at the Law College of the University of Kentucky, was imitated in Phi Beta Kappa, a national honorary scholarship fraternity. Gilbert was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, a national social sorority.

    Baseball in Lawrenceburg started out with a flourish last Sunday when the Stringtown Shamrocks nosed out Lawrenceburg by a score of 3 to 1 at Lyen’s Park.

  • SHELY NOT ONLY SPELLED BUT COULD COUNT, TOO!

    80 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, May 6, 1937

    Forest Shely won a $20 prize in Lexington for a contest conducted by the Robert Company, jewelers in Lexington.

    The contest consisted of the counting of a large number of small dots placed in a good sized circle, which was a very difficult task.

  • Five foursomes to hit the green for playoffs

    80 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, April 29, 1937

    Walter Major was in the Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington with an infected arm. He was working on his farm when he injured his arm on a nail.

    Mrs. Major McBrayer was hostess to her bridge club and three tables of guests, in compliment to Mrs. Walter Major, Friday at her home on South Main. Mrs. Jerome Robinson won the club prize. Mrs. Ben Bond won the guest prize and Mrs. Walter Major the guest of honor prize.

  • Hundreds turned away from courthouse gathering

    80 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, April 22, 1937

    Three Anderson County students at the Kentucky Female Orphan School at Midway made the honor roll. They were Louise Catlett, Gee; Lorane Catlett, Lawrenceburg; and Worliaden Gillis, Sinai.

  • Earl Peach took sister Effie’s Christmas toys

    80 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, April 15, 1937

    The seniors at Kavanaugh High School presented the play, “The Green Ghost.”

    Play-goers would be taken to an old haunted mansion where a tyrannical old woman invited all her relatives to help her make her will. The family pearls disappear and an old civil war ghost roamed wherever he wanted. Then the police were called and there was a certain showgirl and then there was the green ghost and the laughs.

  • Price war among barber shops brings on business

    80 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, March 25, 1937

    A price war among the barbershops in Lawrenceburg started yesterday afternoon, and little by little the price of shaves and haircuts went down until they reached 10 cents for a shave and 15 cents for a haircut.

    Looking into all the shops in town, it was found they were all well filled and doing a thriving business. One shop in particular was doing so well that it looked like it would pay them to keep the prices down.