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The Way We Were

  • Way We Were: Brian Gritton compelled to spell

    50 YEARS AGO
    March 29, 1962
    A crowd estimated at 800 attended the 4-H Talent Show presented at the Elementary School for the selection of county champions, who would participate in the District Talent Show at Eastern Kentucky State College in Richmond.
    The Alton Club, composed of grades 5, 6, 7 and 8, was judged the champion club act with its entry “America For Me.” Gregory Sea and Diane Sea from the Rutherford 7th and 8th grade club won with their specialty act, “Waltz Me Again Willie.”

  • Way We Were: Miss Sweeney oldest teacher in county

    50 YEARS AGO
    March 15, 1962
    The following is a column by Wyatt Shely about Mrs. Myrtie Sweeney Morris, the oldest living teacher in Anderson County at the time.
    “Unless God gives us children of our own or children of others to teach, we fail to know in our old age the happiness that now comes to Mrs. Myrtie Sweeney Morris as she recalls the many years that she was privileged to serve in our one-room schools.

  • Way We Were: Anderson Bearcats on road to Rupp

    50 YEARS AGO
    March 8, 1962
    The Anderson High Bearcats won the 42nd District Basketball Tournament by downing the Nicholasville Rosenwald team 74-45 at the Mercer County gymnasium.

    The opening of the annual Anderson County Grade Basketball tournament Monday witnessed two closely played games. Marlowe outlasted Alton 25-21, although the game was tied at 21 with 1:46 left to play, and Rutherford surprised Sand Spring by turning on the heat in the last quarter and winning  25-22.

  • Way We Were: More than 9 inches of rain fell in three days

    50 YEARS AGO
    March 1, 1962
    Seven families were evacuated as the Kentucky River flooded Tyrone to within six feet of the record set during the flood of 1937.
    Mrs. Annie Fint, Mrs. Susie Robinson, Herman Shryock Jr., A.D. Cox, Ray Morris Beasley and Raymond Murphy and Bob Alcorn and their families were moved out due to rising water.
    William Fint and Steve Thurman, residents of Tyrone, said there had been at least a 40-foot rise in the river with the water at least 4 1/2 feet over the small iron bridge leading into the community.

  • 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.