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The Way We Were

  • The Way We Were, 7-20-2011

    50 YEARS AGO
    July 20,1961
    Pleasant Hill Christian Church was destroyed by fire at 5:30 p.m. July 19.
    Several residents heard when lightning struck but did not know what was hit. Charles Burgin immediately went in his car to see if the church had been struck but didn’t see any evidence so he returned to his home for supper. A short time later he looked in the direction of the church and saw the entire building in flames.
    Lightning struck in a gable and was burning in the loft.

  • Way we were: Poor eyesight didn’t stop Brown from goal

    50 YEARS AGO
    July 13, 1961
    Mrs. Amos Baxter suffered a severely cut hand requiring six stitches to close the wound.
    Her husband was carrying a stone jar from the cellar, when a step broke causing him to fall on Mrs. Baxter, who was below him on the stairs. It is believed Mrs. Baxter’s hand was cut on a piece of the broken jar.
    Mr. Baxter suffered a slight injury to his back.

  • The Way We Were: Winner of the match was clear as mud

    50 YEARS AGO
    July 6, 1961
    Andrew Bird, Anderson County’s new school superintendent, was given the oath of office. Former superintendent Mrs. C.T. Ward and former Director of Pupil Personnel Ezra Sparrow were presented gifts in ceremonies at the superintendent’s office later that afternoon.

    Clusters of small tomato-like fruit appeared in a patch of Irish Cobbler potato vines in the garden of Marion Peach on Court Street.
    Peach said very few potatoes were in the patch. A cluster of the tomatoes was placed in the News window.

  • The Way We Were: Three vie for County Dairy Princess crown

    50 YEARS AGO
    June 22, 1961
    Three young ladies were applicants for the title of the Anderson County Dairy Princess. Contestants were: Nancy C. Brown, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Romie Brown; Betty Frances Peyton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Peyton; and Carolyn Casey, daughter of Mrs. Thomas Casey and the late Mr. Casey.
    Brown and Casey, both graduated from Western High in the spring. Peyton was a spring graduate at Anderson High.

  • Youth Assembly Participants — 1961
  • The Way We Were: Three tornadoes touched down in county

    15 YEARS AGO
    May 1, 1996
    Dennie Warford earned the right to head the Anderson County Democratic Party by calling “tails.”
    When the Anderson County Democratic committee voted to elect a new chairman, it came out six for Warford and six for Hollie Pieratt.
    “My high school football coach said the gentlemanly way to break a tie is to toss a coin and always call tails. We did and I won,” said Warford.

  • The Way We Were, 6-15-2011

    50 YEARS AGO
    May 18, 1961
    The Community Teen Center, sponsored by the Lawrenceburg Optimist Club, had grown to 170 young people, reported Mary Shely, chairman of the youth committee.
    The Center was open every day from 3:30 to 5 p.m.; Friday night from 7 to 11 p.m.; Saturday from 1 to 4:30 p.m. and 7 to 10:30 p.m. and on Sunday afternoon from 2 to 5 p.m.

  • The Way We Were, 6-8-2011

    50 YEARS AGO
    May 11, 1961
    A barn on the farm of Hobart Cammack was destroyed by fire when struck by lightning about 7:30 Sunday morning.
    Cammack said two tractors; hay and other items in the barn also were lost.

    Russ Drury suffered severe injuries while working with a team of horses at his home Friday. He was a patient at King’s Daughters’ Hospital of Frankfort.

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