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The Way We Were

  • STRONG WINDS BRING END TO YARD SALE FUN

    Compiled by Janie Bowen

    jbowen@theandersonnews.com

    If you are interested in purchasing the “Pioneers & Patriots of Anderson County, Kentucky” CD for $30, contact Luther Davenport at

    saltriverhistory@yahoo.com.

    More excerpts will appear in future editions of The Way We Were.

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Aug. 27, 1964

    Camp awards

    Awards won by 4-H members at camp from Aug. 10 through Aug. 14 were:

  • Wheeler Quarter Horse Association Queen of 1984

    Compiled by Janie Bowen

    jbowen@theandersonnews.com

    There were some questions about names in the photo that ran June 18 of the Civil War veterans. The photo was taken about 100 years ago in front of the old Anderson County Courthouse.

    One of the names questioned was Tolle or Toll.

  • KENT STEVENS WENT HOME TO WESTERN ANDERSON

    Compiled by Janie Bowen

    jbowen@theandersonnews.com

    50 YEARS AGO

    August 6, 1964

    New officers

    New officers of Anderson Women’s Missionary Union were elected at the July meeting held at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church.

  • The Way We Were: Fall fun in 1974
  • BOBBY EDWARDS PLACES FIRST IN PISTOL SHOOT

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Aug. 13,1964

    Brown accepts scholarship

    Gary Brown, a 1962 honor graduate at the Lincoln Institute, graduated from United Electronics Institute in Louisville.

    Following completion of a course in basic electronics he qualified as an electronics technician and accepted a position with the American Telephone and Telegraph Company in Memphis.

    He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. William C. Brown.

    Severe cut on head

  • 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