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The Way We Were

  • 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.

  • GRACE MCKEE BETA SIGMA PHI ‘FIRST LADY OF THE YEAR’

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, April 21, 1966

    Garvice Gibson suffered a severe cut on his left arm April 10 while servicing a power shaft of a truck at his home. He said his shirtsleeve caught in the shaft. The wound required a large number of stitches.

    The home of Mrs. Maurice Miller, known as the Hol Martin property on Waterfill Street, sold at public auction to Carl Gene Peak for $4,050.

    Thursday, April 28, 1966

  • WARFORD FIRST IN 220; HAHN FIRST IN 880

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, April 21, 1966

    Anderson High’s track team had their first meet of the season at Woodford County against Woodford and Jessamine counties.

    Gayle Warford won first in the 220-yard dash, third in both the 100-yard dash and broad jump.

    Vaughn Johnson placed second in the 220-yard dash.

    Guy Simpson Jr. placed second in the shot put and fourth in the discus throw.

    Mike Stratton won third place in the 440-yard dash, but didn’t score in the high jump.

  • MITCHELL, HOSTETTER HEAD FOR WASHINGTON, D.C.

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, April 7, 1966

    Two Anderson County 4-H Teenage Club members were to leave with 225 other Kentucky students and leaders for a 4-H Citizenship Short Course at the National 4-H Center in Washington, D.C.

  • WHITT RECEIVES SUPERIOR PLUS RATING IN VOICE

    50 YEARS AGO
    Thursday, April 7, 1966
    Pvt. Paul Johnson, 19, son of Jailer Lucien Johnson and Mrs. Johnson was wounded in action in Vietnam and was in a Tokyo hospital. There were no details in the letter to his family except that he had undergone surgery on his left arm and the injury occurred March 24.

    Nancy Dean and Bobby Carmickle won excellent ratings in oratory and public speaking at the Speech Festival held in Richmond. They were students at Sand Spring School.