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The Way We Were

  • Way We Were: Harold and Maudie preferred milkin' by hand

    By Janie Bowen
    News staff
    I recently took a drive down to the Van Buren Boat Ramp at Taylorsville Lake and as I drove along Pleasant Grove Ridge, I was flooded with memories.
    Of course my grandparents, Robert and Emolyn Searcy, lived in the heart of Van Buren before Taylorsville Lake came about, so I have traveled that road many times.
    However, one of those memories had to do with a story for June Dairy Month.
    There aren’t enough dairy farms left in Anderson County to celebrate dairy month now, but 30 years ago was a different story.

  • Way We Were: Woodside rates superior in recital

    50 YEARS AGO
    June 14, 1962
    Mike Blacketer suffered a fall from a sliding board Tuesday and suffered a fracture of his right leg.  
    He was admitted to the St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington and returned home Wednesday.

    Sheriff John E. Birdwhistell summoned 60 prospective jurors for the opening of the June term of circuit court.

  • Way We Were: Chief Kirby rescues child from room

    50 YEARS AGO
    May 24, 1962

    Chief of Police William Kirby was called to the home of Mrs. E.B. Cornett Jr. on Bond Street to assist in getting the 2-and-a-1/2-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Drury from the second story of the home where he had locked himself in.
    The chief said the child had turned an inside lock to a room adjoining the bathroom and was unable to get out.

  • Graduates: The Way We Were
  • Way We Were: Briscoe lifted purse, wound up with flowers

    50 YEARS AGO
    May 17, 1962
    Ronnie Downey won a blue ribbon for his demonstration and a red ribbon on speech, and Regina Cunningham won a blue ribbon on her demonstration at the Senior District 4-H Rally held at the University of Kentucky. Sue Cole was also a blue ribbon winner in speech.

  • Way We Were: Jacob Stewart Citizen of the Month

    50 YEARS AGO
    May 10, 1962
    Ed Grace was named president of the newly reactivated Anderson County Sportsman’s Club. There were about 30 members at the first meeting.
    Other officers were: Arlie Gritton, vice president; Billy Sayre, secretary-treasurer. The club had been inactive for about two years.

    Charlotte Vaughn, junior student at the University of Kentucky, was recognized for distinguished academic achievement at the annual Honors Day ceremonies at Memorial hall.

  • Way We Were: About 100 attend Western Alumni Banquet

    50 YEARS AGO
    April 26, 1962
    Approximately 100 alumni and friends at Western High School met in the school cafeteria for their annual alumni banquet.
    Since 1929 when Western held the first commencement, there had been a continuous growth in enrollment and many of her students have become college graduates. Many fields of endeavor claim the alumni of Western High School.
    Among those attending the banquet were:

  • Way We Were: McFarland, Beckett and Robinson hike 18 miles

    50 YEARS AGO
    April 19, 1962
    Three members of Scout Troop 230 and the Assistant Scoutmaster participated in an 18-mile hike.
    Cecil McFarland, Larry Beckett and Donald Robinson, with assistant scoutmaster Paul Dadisman hiked from Burnside to Zollicoffer Park near Nancy, Ky. The trip took them about six hours.
    Scouts in Troop 37 participated in and eight-mile trek along the Centennial Zollicoffer Train from Somerset to the Zollicoffer State Park. Scout leaders J.D. Cook, Guy Simpson and Bill Hunt accompanied them.

  • Way We Were: Duckwall, Hatchett, Goodlett, Durr, Gabhart MVPs

    50 YEARS AGO
    April 12, 1962
    Marine Lance Cpl. Randy Black, son of Mr. and Mrs. William A. Black, completed a week of testing and screening at the Naval Air Technical Training Center Memphis, Tenn., to determine his eligibility for technical training in preparation for duty with the aviation branch of the Marine Crops.

    Jerry Lewis starred in “Ladies Man,” at the Starway Drive In.

  • Way We Were: Kenny Walker named trainer at Plainview
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