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The Way We Were

  • 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.

  • The Way We Were -- March 16

    30 YEARS AGO
    February 12, 1981
    Bluegrass Ultra Transit Service (BUS) became available to all Anderson County residents.

    Dale Wright filed as a candidate for his second term as county attorney.

    Teresa Kincer, University of Kentucky sophomore, was selected as one of 19 members of the UK Tour Guide Corps. A business administration major and member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority, Kincer is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Kincer.

  • The Way We Were 3/9

    NEED SOME HELP
    Kim Waldridge is seeking some information on Elizabeth Satterly. She was a school teacher and member the Daughters of the American Revolution.
    Elizabeth’s mother was Amanda Moore, who married Pendleton Satterly.
    This little bit of information was found in some letters they wrote to Kim’s grandfather.
    She would like more information and photos if possible.
    Another request is for information concerning a residence on South Main.

  • The Way We Were — March 2, 2011

    40 YEARS AGO
    February 18, 1971
    J.C. Penney, 95, died Feb. 12, 1971 of a heart attack in New York.
    Starting with one store in the era of the bustle, Penney kept peace with the changing fashions of the century and in the age of the miniskirt his chain numbered 1,700 stores.
    He had voiced the hope that he would live to be 100. Until recently he spent five days a week at his desk in the 45-story Penney building on Manhattan’s Sixth Avenue when he was not out in the field visiting his stores.

  • The Way We Were — 2/16

    50 YEARS AGO
    Feb. 9, 1961
    Anderson County schools opened this morning after being closed again for several days, due to bad road conditions.
    County Superintendent Mrs. C.T. Ward said not all children were able to get to schools. Bus drivers were given instructions not to travel any gravel roads in the county and buses were to be take off some of the blacktop highways this afternoon as they were found to be in a dangerous condition.
    Mrs. Ward said ice on some of the roads was 3 inches thick.

  • The Way We Were — 2/9

    50 YEARS AGO
    Feb. 2, 1961
    Ed Ruggles was taking a leave of absence from his job as county agriculture agent to complete his work and thesis on his Master’s degree at the University of Kentucky.