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The Way We Were

  • Way We Were: Real Kentucky burgoo served at Alton restaurant

    50 YEARS AGO
    August 3, 1961
    Fifty-one cars of a 175-car Southern Railway freight train were derailed about 2:30 last Thursday afternoon near the Avenstoke crossing.
    A number of rails were broken and damaged, as well as severe damage to the cars and contents. No one was injured.
    Cause of the derailment was unknown.

    Johnny Cook, 7, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Cook, fell from his bicycle Monday and sustained a deep cut of the right knee. Six stitches were required to close the wound.

  • Way We Were: Cinnamon, Spaulding prettiest boy and girl at fair

    Requests
    Can anybody tell me where the old Samples Graveyard is near Anderson City Road?
    Shirley Casey of Crittenden, Ky. is looking for her great-grandfather’s grave. His name was Elijah Mansford Lacefield and he died in 1906.
    Also I got a request a while back about a McMichael Cemetery. I had gotten the folks some info on that one but they didn’t think it was the one they were looking for.
    If you have any information on these two cemeteries, email me at jbowen@theandersonnews.com

    50 YEARS AGO
    July 27, 1961

  • 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.