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The Way We Were

  • Way We Were: New building dedicated at Van Buren

    50 YEARS AGO
    Sept. 20, 1962
    A dedication of the new building and a homecoming was held at the Van Buren Baptist Church.
    The Rev. Lewis Searcy, pastor of the Verona Baptist church and former pastor at Van Buren, delivered the sermon. Assisting in the dedication was the Rev. Paul Clubb, Shepherdsville, also a former pastor.
    The new concrete block building containing a sanctuary and approximately 10 classrooms was begun in 1958. The church was organized in 1950 and met several years in the old Van Buren schoolhouse.

  • Way We Were: Brothers not seeking head butts

    50 YEARS AGO
    Sept. 13, 1962
    Mountjoy’s Crown Jewel placed first in the American Saddle Horse Breeders Futurity of Kentucky at the State Fair, winning $1,463.63.
    The winning entry formerly owned and shown by Billy Mountjoy was sold in July to Blue Lake Stables of Newbury, Ohio. Mountjoy had nine weanlings out of the 134 nominated for the event, but showed only three.

  • Way We Were: Hunter gets 'Wright' skunked

    50 YEARS AGO
    Sept. 6, 1962
    Early one Friday morning, Dale Wright went hunting with his father and they separated to look for squirrels.
    Before he knew what was happening, a skunk ran out from under Dale’s feet, took a foot-hold about 10 feet away and atomized him from head to foot with a poor man’s Chanel No. 5.
    The anesthetized hunter, his enthusiasm watered down considerably, peeled off and discarded his clothes, took his watch, billfold and gun and headed back to the car and home for a soapcloroxspicnspanmrclean bath.

  • Way We Were: Alton Ruritan field dedicated

    50 YEARS AGO
    Aug. 30, 1962
    H.G. McRay and Billy Bob Smith exhibited prized Jersey and Holstein cattle in the Larue County Fair at Hodgenville.
    McRay won first on his Jersey junior calf, second on senior calf, junior yearling and senior yearling and the junior championship.
    Smith won first on his junior Holstein calf and his senior yearling, third on this senior calf and junior championship.

    The Wonderful World of The Brothers Grimm was on at the new Rialto Cinema Theater in Louisville.

  • Way We Were: Freaky corn, flowers appear at News office

    50 YEARS AGO
    Aug. 23, 1962
    Mrs. E.B. Sparrow was the winner in the Home Economics division at the Anderson County Fair and her sister Mrs. Elvin Burgin was the runner-up.
    Mrs. Sparrow had a total of 69 points on entries in clothing, craft, canning, antiques and foods.

    Some of the 4-H garden division winners were:

  • Way We Were: Entrants optimistic about turtle derby

    Requests
    We have had some requests from readers for photos.
    If anybody has a picture of the Klondike School in the mid-1930s; the old Rutherford School and any old pictures of former businesses and school in Fairview, please let me know. You can email them to jbowen@theandesonnews.com or bring them by the office.

    50 YEARS AGO
    Aug. 16, 1962

  • Way We Were: There was some twisting, shouting at Fair

    50 YEARS AGO
    Aug. 9, 1962
    Large crowds were expected to visit Friday and Saturday for the first Exhibition of the Anderson County Fair, Inc. with many events planned.
    A twist contest was to be held Friday night from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. The Carnations with Cosmo and the Trendells with Paul Penny were to entertain. The 4-H Council sponsored the event.

  • Way We Were: No Nudes Good News for Fairview

    50 YEARS AGO
    Aug. 2, 1962
    Brenda Cammack and Phyllis Hahn represented Anderson County High in the FFA Chapters Sweetheart Contest at the Bluegrass Fair.

    Residents in the McBrayer section of the county were looking for an animal that had been killing chickens.
    Reports were that Mrs. James W. Waterfill had lost a number of her chickens including a dozen fryers; Burton Sale on Harrodsburg Road also lost chickens.

  • Way We Were: Oh deer, a faux pas in outdoor fashion

    50 YEARS AGO
    June 21, 1962
    John Louis Hume, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hume of Alton Station, graduated from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration with specialization in accounting and economics.
    He is married to the former Brenda Adams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Reo Adams of Alton Station.

    Groundbreaking ceremonies were held for the new Woodford Hospital. The building program was initiated by a $400,000 gift from Mrs. Oakey Logan Alexander.
    July 26, 1962

  • Way We Were: Improvements evident at Rutherford

    This report from Andrew Bird, Superintendent of Schools, ran in the May 24, 1962 issue of The Anderson News about the Rutherford School.
    Rutherford is about 15 miles from Lawrenceburg and serves the southern part of the county. It is the center formed by consolidating in 1949-50 Young, Champion, Searcy, Goodlett, Kays, Royalty, part of Hickory Grove and Rutherford, all one-room schools ranging in enrollment from 11 to 23.
    The present enrollment is 139 and five teachers, four them with college degrees, and a teacher there.