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The Way We Were

  • RECORD BROKEN WHEN YOUTH EAT 25-FOOT BANANA

    80 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Aug. 19, 1937

    Goodlowe Drury and W.H. Beasley each purchased lots on Court Street in the Courtland subdivision, and Gip McKee purchased a lot on Lincoln Street.

    A home demonstration program was started in Anderson County. Helen L. Morgan was the agent and the program was to include 4-H Club work and adult work.

  • MILLER RECEIVES HIGHEST RATING POSSIBLE ON EXAM

    80 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, May 13, 1937

    The following school children qualified for blue ribbons through having passed their school grades and being in perfect physical condition, according to Lee A Dare, director of the Anderson County Health Department.

    Lawrenceburg graded school

  • TOO MUCH SUGAR CAN LEAD TO A SOUR TASTE IN JAIL

    80 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, July 22, 1937

    The inability of two men to get a car up a steep hill on the cliffs of the Kentucky River out toward Lock Five led to the discovery of what was a moonshine still and 52 barrels of mash and a stolen car.

    The recovery of the stolen car came about when a group of young men, who were camping near the Jessie May Lillard Camp, saw two men trying to get a car up the steep hill with little success.

  • MAN SHOT AFTER NOT STOPPING TO PAY TOLL AT BRIDGE

    80 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, July 15, 1937

    A man in a car containing four occupants was injured Saturday night at the Tyrone bridge when struck by a bullet, shot by the toll collector, William Cox.

    Cox, of Lawrenceburg, and others were slightly cut when the driver stopped the car so suddenly that they were thrown through the windshield. The four men passed the toll house and started across the bridge without paying the toll.

  • Move over Annie Oakley, here comes Mrs. Wallace Carter

    80 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, July 8, 1937

    Annie Oakley, Buffalo Bill’s famous lady rifle shooter, will now have to take a back seat in favor of Mrs. Wallace Carter, of near Kirkwood. Annie was a crack shot but she had a lot of practice, whereas Mrs. Carter “brings ‘em down” without any practicing.

    Last week Mrs. Carter was on her way to her garden when she saw a number of crows flying around in a sort of excited manner.

  • 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.