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The Way We Were

  • 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.

  • The Way We Were — 2/2

    50 YEARS AGO
    Jan. 26, 1961
    Mrs. C.M. Edwards fell at Punta Gorda, Fla., where she was vacationing and broke her left wrist.
    She was reported to be fishing and had hooked a big one and in trying to land it fell in the boat.

    Lawrenceburg City Attorney Walter Patrick announced he would be a candidate for the office of State Senator for the 20th district. He planned to make a formal announcement at a later date.

  • The Way We Were — 1/31

    50 YEARS AGO
    Jan. 19, 1961
    A very large and interesting “bushel” gourd grown by J.S. Kinder near Ballard was brought to the News office could be seen in the News window.

  • The Way We Were — 1/26

    50 YEARS AGO
    Jan. 12, 1961
    R.C. Colvin, 47, Willisburg, was injured fatally while working at Brown Motors Company at Springfield.
    He was pinned against the rear of a truck when Mrs. Rosa James, who was having her tires checked at the garage, accidentally stepped on the accelerator.
    The accident occurred about noon. Colvin died of abdominal injuries an hour and a half later as he was undergoing surgery at the Lebanon hospital.

  • The Way We Were - 1/5

    Sometimes you have to catch up, so this week’s Way We Were is just that. Over the year, there were several items chosen to include on the page that had to be bumped for space. So here’s what we left out. The Heaven Hill and Ellis Park ads ran in 1960.

  • Mrs. Willard Hurt when coal stove explodes

    50 YEARS AGO
    December 22, 1960
    Mrs. Carl Willard was seriously injured at her home on North Main when a coal stove exploded.
    Mr. Willard and their son, Carl Willard Jr., were at the barn milking when the accident occurred.
    According to reports, Mrs. Willard had lighted the stove, which had been formerly used as a laundry stove but was used as a heating stove and had new connections. It was believed that water had collected in some parts of the connections, causing the explosion.

  • The Way We Were - 12/15

    50 YEARS AGO
    Dec. 8, 1960
    Randy and Alice Black, twins, both of whom were receiving recruit training at Parris Island, S.C. were pictured having Thanksgiving dinner together in the traditional “family reunion” manner.

    Jimmy Cox, son of Mrs. Ira Cox and member of Western High’s basketball team, was out for the season due to rheumatic fever. He was a senior.

  • The Way We Were - 12/8

    50 YEARS AGO
    Dec. 1, 1960
    The home of George Stratton, in the Ballard community, was struck by lightning Monday night during a severe rainstorm.
    The front door of the home, the television and the stove were damaged.
    A fuse box also was struck.

  • The Way We Were - 12/1

    50 YEARS AGO
    Oct. 27, 1960
    Robert Shifflet, 2, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Shifflet of Nevins Station Road, was bitten on the nose by a dog last Thursday. The child began rabies shots on Friday.

    Sarah Margaret Kays, sophomore student at Eastern Kentucky State College, was elected floor representative of Burnham Hall for Women. She is a graduate of Western High School and is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Kays.