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The Way We Were

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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.

  • The Way We Were, April 13, 2011

    By Janie Bowen
    Staff Writer
    This will be the last entry from the papers brought to me by Raymond Peak.
    One of the papers is from 1977 and is a special edition we did when Anderson County turned 150 and The Anderson News was 100 years old. The rest are from the 80s.

    Centennial edition

  • The Way We Were, April 6, 2011

    50 YEARS AGO
    Feb. 23, 1961
    In an ad, Walter Patrick asked for votes as state senator for Anderson, Shelby, Scott and Franklin counties in the Democratic Primary, May 23, 1961.
    The ad said Patrick had been a practicing attorney in Lawrenceburg since 1951. Word on the street is that he retired at the end of 2010.
    March 16, 1961
    Four Anderson County students were chosen to receive the D.A.R. Good Citizenship and History awards.

  • The Way We Were, March 30, 2011

    Raymond Peak brought me some old newspapers he had been saving.
    One newspaper was an old Anderson News dated July 2, 1953.
    The front page contained several interesting stories including one about the late Bro. Ezra Sparrow. He was to be interviewed on Mary Snow Etheridge’s WHAS-TV Show, “Small Talk,” as another “Tall Kentuckian.”
    Sparrow, who  was  six  feet  two  and three quarter inches, was a direct descendant of Abraham Lincoln.

  • The Way We Were, March 23, 2011

    Betty Hatter emailed some information about the photo of the boys shoveling snow that ran recently on the Way page.
    The picture was of Jacky and Robby Hatter, Curtis Sutherland and James Ritchey. The boys were shoveling the sidewalk in front of the house Betty and her husband, Bobby, rented from the Ritchey brothers on North Main.