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The Way We Were

  • Antioch Church burns before Sunday evening service

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, July 14, 1966

    John E. Tracy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Tracy, returned home after receiving his discharge from the U.S. Air Force. Tracy spent four years in the service. He came home from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

    Whew! The most talked about subject in Anderson County this week was the weather. It had been a scorcher with temperatures going to near record heights.

  • EUITH CROSSFIELD CELEBRATES 100TH BIRTHDAY

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, July 7, 1966

    Sue Cole, 19, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.T. Cole, won the title of Miss Fox Creek R.E.C.C.

    Billy Caldwell suffered a severe cut on his hand while using a chain saw. He was admitted to the Central Baptist Hospital.

    Gov. Edward Breathitt named Lee Rucker, a farmer of the southwestern section of Anderson County, magistrate of the fifth district. Former magistrate Elbert Stinnett resigned when he moved out of the district.

  • COUNTY GETTING READY FOR BICENTENNIAL

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, June 30, 1966

    Kenneth Riley, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Otis Riley of Mercer County, was seriously injured at the Calvin Morgan Service Station on U.S. 62, just west of Lawrenceburg, where he was employed.

  • Shingleton honored, receives letter from president

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, June 23, 1966

    Wanda Drury, 17, was the winner of the beauty contest sponsored by the Pioneer Optimist Club at the Mercer County Fairgrounds in Harrodsburg. She is a daughter of Susie B. Drury and the late Charles Drury.

    Second place winner was Sue Reynolds, 18, Bondville, and third place honors went to Diana Mountjoy, 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lin Morgan Mountjoy of Anderson County.

    Mrs. Phillip Roddy pulled a ligament in her right hip while water skiing on the Kentucky River Sunday.

  • Crain graduated cum laude in physical education

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, June 16, 1966

    James J. Brown placed first in his class in the Bluegrass Rally Car Show in Versailles. He showed a 1935 model automobile.

    Paul Johnson, who returned from duty in Viet Nam where he was injured on March 24, was spending a 30-day convalescent leave with his parents, Anderson County Jailer Lucien Johnson and Mrs. Johnson, and his brother Robert.

  • LOIS ANN DISPONETT, 18, BUILDS FIRST HOME

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, June 9, 1966

    New officers of the Western High School Future Homemakers of America were: Jane McQuire, president; Mary Lou Corley, first vice president, Linda Brown, second vice president; Charlotte Crain, secretary; Delores Drury, treasurer; Pat Fritts, reporter; Alla Case, song leader; Donna Brown, recreation leader; Judy Young parliamentarian; Emma Edington, historian.

    The Louisville Store had a Bargain Sale on Ivory soap for 5 cents a bar.

  • BARR DRAWING CHOSEN FOR MEMORIAL BOOK

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, June 2, 1966

    Fannie Leathers fell in the garden at her home on North Main and broke her leg. She underwent surgery at St. Joseph Hospital.

    William Fall Gabhart was appointed as a member of the Fox Creek Cemetery official board.

    CLASSIFIED AD — 14-foot Elgin fishing boat, motor and trailer, $150. Benton Armstrong.

  • MEREDITH HYATT CHOSEN ANDERSON’S JUNIOR MISS

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Oct. 21, 1965

    The farm of the late Mrs. Harrison Hurst, containing approximately 103 acres, sold at a Master Commissioner’s sale at Van Buren to Lester Sparrow of Spencer County for $10,600.

    Approximately 96 acres in the southwestern section of Anderson County owned by the late Otha Lawrence was sold at public auction to Richard Case for $7,775.

  • ANN BOND CHILTON TRAINS FOR PEACE CORPS

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Oct. 21, 1965

    Anderson County winners at the District Junior Achievement meeting in Jessamine County were, Jane Birdwhistell, red in housekeeping, photography records; Connie Herndon, blue in clothing; Mike Hostetter, blue, gardening; Steven Sparrow, blue, electric; Bobby McCoun, blue on dog care, red in Horse and pony; Allen Edmondson, blue, woodworking; Donna Crain, red on home furnishings and good grooming.

    Thursday, May 19, 1966

  • BOB-O-LINK 9-HOLE GOLF COURSE OPENS ON U.S. 62

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, May 5, 1966

    Mrs. R.E. Booker suffered a severe injury to her thumb and index finger of her right hand when she caught it in the wringer of her washing machine. About 16 stitches were required to close the wound. She was taken to Frankfort hospital for treatment.

    Carol Hanks, 8-year-old twin daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. Hanks, fell while skating at her home and broke both bones in her right wrist.

    Women’s blouses were $1.99 at the Ben Franklin Store. Seamless nylons were 98 cents a pair.