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The Way We Were

  • Way We Were: 2-29-12
  • Way We Were: New Liberty celebrated 100th anniversary

    In going back over Mr. Shely’s columns in the four or five papers it took to run his places in Anderson County information, one was inadvertently left out. The columns ran in 1972.
    Shely was a teacher and resident historian.

    JOHNSONVILLE — Located 18 miles west of Lawrenceburg on U.S. 62. It was named for the first settler, David Johnson, who built a log house there about 1835. A post office was started in 1854 and the community was incorporated in 1856.

    50 YEARS AGO
    Feb. 22, 1962

  • Way We Were: Teacher lectured parents on law and order

    The following column was written by Wyatt Shely and ran in his “Our Heritage” column Jan. 25, 1962.

  • Way We Were: WHERE IN ANDERSON COUNTY IS ________? Part II

    Wyatt Shely, who wrote a weekly column called “Our Heritage” in the 1960s and 1970s, was asked by some men making a survey of Kentucky place names in 1971  to help compile some information about some of Anderson County’s place names.
    Mr. Shely was the resident historian at that time and wrote many columns about the family names found in Anderson County and how they came to be here.

  • Way We Were: WHERE IN ANDERSON COUNTY IS ________?

    Wyatt Shely, who wrote a weekly column called “Our Heritage” in the 1960s and 1970s was asked by some men making a survey of Kentucky place names in 1971  to help compile some information about some of Anderson County’s place names.
    Mr. Shely was the resident historian at that time and wrote many columns about the family names found in Anderson County and how they came to be here.
    There are about 65 places that he came up with, some you may have heard and others you may not.

  • Way We Were: J.P. McMichael retired from police force

    50 YEARS AGO
    Jan. 25, 1962
    Wesley N. Sims, 26, was promoted to captain in Korea, where he was a member of the 1st Calvary Division. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Irvin W. Sims.

    All Anderson County schools were closed Friday because of the condition of roads following a heavy snowstorm beginning that morning. Superintendent Andrew Bird said this is the only day this year that it was necessary to close the schools.

  • Way We Were: Anderson had 40 schools in 1892

    50 YEARS AGO
    Jan. 18, 1962
    According to research by Tom Parrot, the coldest day on record here was Feb. 9, 1899, when it reached 34 degrees below zero.

    Girl Scout Troop No. 1 was host to a folk dance party at the clubhouse on North Main Street, Tuesday night. Mr. O.B. Goodlett, Mrs. Oscar Cammack and Mrs. Roy Moore assisted Mrs. Thurman Brown, Mrs. Lafe Ardery, and Mrs. Ben Ripy, leaders of the troop.

  • Way We Were: Tracy, Davenport, Flygstad welders

    15 YEARS AGO
    Jan. 8, 1997
    Micki Lane Parrish was all set to perform at the upcoming state Junior Miss program.
    The senior student at Anderson High had earned the trip by wining the local program in June. She was a member of the advanced chorus, FCA and Beta clubs, had a 4.0 grade-point average and loved to read.

    Anderson Fiscal Court took its first steps in buying land for a county park.

  • Way We Were: Janie Brown turns 100... at least

    15 YEARS AGO
    Jan. 1, 1997
    Every dog may have his day, but if he wants Ike Smith’s respect he better have some good nights, according to a story by Dwain Harris.
    That’s when the action is for coon hunters, and coon hunters are only as good as their dogs.
    Sky High Nitro, Smith’s 2 1/2-year-old registered Treeing Walker coon hound, had sniffed and barked his way onto Ike’s short list.

  • Way We Were: William Chowning Master at Lodge 90

    50 YEARS AGO
    Dec. 28, 1961
    William Chowning became Master of Lodge No. 90. Other officers elected were: Paul W. Hanks, senior warden; Major Wheat, junior warden; Cecil Cinnamon, senior deacon; Thomas Cotton, junior deacon; E.A. Brown, secretary; W. J. Smith, treasurer; Hollie Warford, tyler, Clarice Ray Sparrow, senior steward; J.R. Cox Jr., junior steward; Edward Watts, chaplain; and Joe Bertram, degree team captain.