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The Way We Were

  • 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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  • The Way We Were, 5-25-2011

    50 YEARS AGO
    April 27, 1961
    Curtis Baxter was elected commander of the Anderson Post No. 34 of the American Legion.
    Other officers to serve were: Billy Spencer, first vice commander; Paul Cottrell, second vice commander; Billy Goodlett, third vice commander; Herman Morris, adjutant; Ezra Sparrow, chaplain; Water Grace, historian; James Watts, master of arms; George Gilbert, service officer; Grover Beckett, child welfare; W.S.T. Johnson, publicity officer.

  • The Way We Were, 5-18-11

    50 YEARS AGO
    April 6, 1961
    Anderson High majorettes received a rating of excellent in competition. Martha Thomson, band instructor, said the local group competed with four other ensembles.
    The Anderson majorettes were Judy Hostetter, Mary Jane Duncan, Gay Danford, Carol Yates and Linda Chilton.

  • The Way We Were, 5-11-2011

    40 YEARS AGO
    April 1, 1971
    Kitty Royalty, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Royalty received superior ratings on her vocal solo and on her piano solo at the Junior Day contest of the Kentucky Federation of Music clubs. This was the second time she had received superior ratings in the contest.
    She and her cousin, Nina Belle Wilson, received a superior rating on their piano duet.

    Deaths
    Dr. Salathael Cole Gibbs, 96, veteran of the Spanish-American War, died at Veterans Hospital after a long illness.

  • The Way We Were, May 4, 2011

    40 YEARS AGO
    February 25, 1971
    Beth Blakeman was crowned 1971 Homecoming Queen at Western High School. The junior student is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Blakeman. Albert Peach, sponsor of the Beta Club, crowned her. Members of the court included: Cindy Satterly, Bonnie Hawkins, Mary Emma Ashby, Donna Dial, Perry Hawkins, Janet Harley and Vickie Crouch.

  • The Way We Were, April 27, 2011

    15 YEARS AGO
    March 20, 1996
    Greg Breeding was chosen as Citizen of the Month.
    He was the veteran dispatcher of Lawrenceburg Police Department county emergency organizations and coordinator of the county’s enhanced 911 system.
    It was for the work he did with 911 that he was nominated.
    The system was adopted just six years earlier and Breeding had personally driven every road in the county to get more detailed directions to each house.