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The Way We Were

  • 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.

  • The Way We Were - 11/24

    50 YEARS AGO
    Nov. 17, 1960
    Alan Cooper was moved to the St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington for treatment of burns about the body received while playing with a cigarette lighter at the home of his parents. Cooper, 5, is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Cooper who resided in the northwestern section of the county.

  • The Way We Were - 11/17

    50 YEARS AGO
    Nov. 10, 1960
    Two Anderson County men were critically injured about 9:45 a.m. when their milk truck was struck by a northbound train at the McBrayer crossing.
    Local ambulances rushed Charles Boyd, 20, and Euell Corn, 50, to the Frankfort hospital.
    Boyd lived with Earl Cotton on the Waddy Road and Corn, nephew of Mrs. Ada Corn Noel, was a resident of Anderson County, living between Birdie and the Shelby County line.

  • The Way We Were - 11/10

    50 YEARS AGO
    Nov. 3, 1960
    Sandra Robinson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Orville Robinson was crowned Homecoming Queen.

  • The Way We Were - 11/3

    50 YEARS AGO
    Oct. 27, 1960
    Frank E. Hammonds brought an interesting bit of information to the News concerning an old well found underneath the sidewalk in front of the Taylor and Dennis Grocery last week when a new sidewalk was laid.

  • The Way We Were - 10/27

    50 YEARS AGO
    Oct. 20, 1960
    Miss Jeanette Disponett fell at the Census Bureau in Jeffersonville, Ind. where she was employed and broke both kneecaps. She was a patient at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington.

    Rual Hays was re-elected State Director of the Anderson Dairy Association from the Central Kentucky District.

    Marjorie Charlene Hanks, 7, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Allen B. Hanks, was to model for a Lexington store in a program to appear on WLEX-TV.