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The Way We Were

  • THE WAY WE WERE: EDMONDSON RECEIVES LEADERSHIP AWARD

     

    Compiled by Janie Bowen

    jbowen@theandersonnews.com

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, July 23, 2014

    Elected president

    James E. Perry, son of Mrs. J. W. Perry of Alton, was elected and installed president of the Fleet Reserve Association of the Navy and Marine Corps, Northern Light Branch. He was stationed at the U.S. Naval Base in Keflavik, Iceland.

    Masons install new officers

  • Smith appointed assistant postmaster

    Compiled By Janie Bowen

    jbowen@theandersonnews.com

     

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, May 14, 1964

    Profitable night of fishing

    “Boss, what are we going to do with all these fish?”

    “We’re going to eat ‘em” so said Calvin Morgan and James Hyatt upon their return home from a night of fishing at Dale Hollow.

  • New golf course opens at Blue Grass Parkway

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, May 14, 1964

    Sparrow style review champ

    Beulah Sparrow, 15, was chosen 4-H Style Review champion from 105 participants. She had just completed her freshman year at Anderson High School and had completed five years of 4-H work, carrying clothing, foods, electricity, woodworking and good grooming as her projects.

     

    Thursday, July 9, 1964

    Miss Fox Creek RECC

  • Banana thrown from bus shatters truck window

    Tommy Vaughn brought his Civil War file by the office recently and had some additional information on the photo that ran June 18.

    He said he had been interested in Civil War history since a small boy.

    Most of the men in the photo fought for the Confederacy. Their names are on the Civil War statue in front of Anderson County Courthouse.

    Vaughn’s great-grandfather, John Paul Vaughn, was from Estill County, Ky.

  • Becky Raymond is Lawrenceburg Fair Queen

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, June 25, 1964

    Cow killed by lightning

    Lightning killed two Holstein cows on the farm of Donald Drury three miles southwest of Lawrenceburg on Highway 62.

    The cows were valued at $600, partially covered by insurance. Drury said the cows were standing near an old grapevine when the lightning struck, killing two cows instantly.

    Another cow apparent was knocked down but was unhurt.

    Price check

  • ‘Tug Boat’ pulls out win at coon dog trials

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, May 14, 1964

    Breaks hand

    Charles Allen Perry, son of Bro. and Mrs. E. Paul Perry of Chaplin, broke his left hand Saturday while playing ball at Camp Calvary.

    Thursday, June 18, 1964

    Graduates honored

    Carl Davis Penny, a graduate of the Lincoln Institute, won the Dr. Rabb “Best Sportsmanship” award and was presented with the trophy at graduation.

  • Mountjoy is honored in National Horse Show Hall of Fame

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, May 14, 1964

    Spelling bee winner

    Myrtle Ada Phillips, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James E. Phillips of Bondville, won the Mercer County spelling bee. She was a fifth grader at Salvisa.

    Thursday, May 28, 1964

    Honored in hall of fame

    The name of the late W.D. Mountjoy was enshrined on a plaque at Freedom Hall in the National Horse Show Hall of Fame.

  • Beaver Lake dedicated, stocked with 133,000 bluegill

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, May 21, 1964

    Anderson High royalty

    Dale Wright and Charlotte Bowen were chosen King and Queen of the Anderson High Junior-Senior Prom held at the Legion Clubhouse. Attendants were Jack Birdwhistell, Nancy Jane Geoghegan, Sarah McFarland and Mike Sparrow.

    Beaver Lake dedicated

    Several hundred people attended the official dedication of the new 160-acre Beaver Lake on U.S. 62, west of Lawrenceburg.

  • Chris Puckett is winner in science fair at ACHS

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, May 14, 1964

    Other 4-H rewards

    Ribbons presented at the 4-H style review for aprons included:

    Western — blue ribbons to Janet Stevens, Beth Blakeman, Lela Isham, Paula Sue Overstreet and Darrel Campbell. Red ribbons went to Gayle Moffett Gash and Debra Blakeman.

    Sand Spring — Charlene Gillis received a blue ribbon. Red ribbons went to Phyllis Ann Gregory, Barbara Drury, Ruth Ann Perry, Debra Thompson, Nancy Dean and Judy Cubert.

  • TIRES ON NEW CHEVY ROLL ALONG FOR LOTZ OF MILES

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, March 5, 1964

    Glensboro News

    Mrs. Claude Perry reported in the Glensboro News that Mr. and Mrs. Paul Husband and daughter, and Emma Perry of Shelbyville visited Mr. and Mrs. Dell Thurman and Mr. and Mrs. Claude Perry Sunday.

    Mr. and Mrs. James Gordon Catlett and children of Lawrenceburg were Sunday dinner guest of Mrs. Ellen Catlett.

    Mr. and Mrs. Roy Brown and Mr. and Mrs. Will Brown and son of Alton visited Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Sutherland Monday afternoon.