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The Way We Were

  • Officer Chad Cox received commendation

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Sept. 22, 1966

    Filming had begun on “The Flim Flam Man.” A crew of about 150 had invaded Lawrenceburg a couple of weeks before and began their work of creating various sets to be used.

    Even though it was rainy this week, they filmed scenes in Cartinhour Grocery a couple of days before moving on to West Jackson.

    More than 400 people had signed up to be extras, but the studio personnel said they only needed 100.

  • HENDRY WINS BOB-O-LINK GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Jan. 13, 1966

    Wanda Drury, student at Anderson High School and winner of the Fair Beauty Contest the previous summer, was to compete in the Kentucky Fair Association Beauty Contest to be held in Louisville.

    Sixty girls from throughout the state were expected to take part. Drury was to be accompanied by her mother, Mrs. Susie B. Drury.

    Thursday, Sept. 15, 1966

  • WOULD-BE ACTORS GETTING READY FOR THE CAMERA

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Sept. 8, 1966

    At the Anderson Fiscal Court meeting Friday, the magistrates voted to contribute $25 to the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce as a contribution to Sidewalk Days.

    They approved payment of $72.50 to J.W. Bailey for work done on Benson Creek Road.

  • TAYLOR, FLYNN RECEIVE ROTARY SCHOLARSHIPS

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Sept. 1, 1966

    Mrs. Ernest Satterly fell down her basement steps Monday and broke her right wrist.

    Mary E. Flynn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Flynn, was to receive two of the five awards to be presented at graduation at the School of Nursing at Philadelphia’s Albert Einstein Medical Center.

    Flynn, a 1963 graduate of Anderson High School, received the Medical Center’s annual Outstanding Student and Patient Care Awards.

  • Hahn wins 14 canning awards at the state fair

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Aug. 25, 1966

    Charlene Peach, 13, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Peach, was stung three times by bumble bees on the face Tuesday afternoon while gathering weeds for a pet rabbit.

    Mrs. Peach said a swarm of bees was in a stump near the child and she was stung in the corner of her left eye, on the eyelid and on the nose.

    She was treated by a local physical and then admitted to the Versailles hospital Tuesday night for further treatment. She returned home Wednesday.

  • PETER MUCCIO SETS RECORD IN GLIDER DURATION

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Aug. 18, 1966

    Vickie Thacker, 5, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Thacker and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Hutton appeared on the T-Bar-V show.

    H.H. Hobbs was a patient at the Frankfort hospital with a fractured wrist. He went to sleep while watching television Saturday night and when he awakened and got up, he lost his balance and fell.

  • Movie studio may use Lawrenceburg sites in film

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Aug. 11, 1966

    Twentieth Century Fox movie studio of Hollywood, California was in and out of Lawrenceburg for several weeks looking at areas to shoot a movie.

    The movie was to be titled “Flim Flam Man,” and was a comedy starring George C. Scott and an unknown actor.

  • John W. Russell Day celebrated at senior center

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Aug. 4, 1966

    John Michael Flynn, grandson of Mrs. J.W. Flynn, completed basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas and had reported to Dyess Air Force Base at Abilene.

    Airman Donnie J. Rogers returned to MacDell Air Force Base in Florida after a 13-day leave with his parents and brother, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Rogers and Glenn Rogers Jr.

    The first hole-in-one to be made at the new Bob-O-Link Golf Course was made by Johnny C. Cornett of Lexington, according to course owner Robert O. Etherington.

  • CARTINHOUR CELEBRATES 102ND BIRTHDAY

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, July 28, 1966

    Wanda Drury, 17, daughter of Susie B. Drury of Lawrenceburg, was crowned “Miss Mercer County Fair.”

    Wesley Sharp, 13, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Sharp, entered the Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington for the fifth operation on his hand. He had been injured when a dynamite cap exploded in his hand.

    Junior 4-H Beef show winners at the Lawrenceburg Fair were:

  • KAREN MCDONALD NAMED MISS BLUEGRASS FAIR

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, July 21, 1966

    At the market — You could get 5-pounds of ocean perch fillets for $1.69 at A&P Supermarket. 5-pounds of chicken livers were $1.89.