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The Way We Were

  • THE WAY WE WERE: Tales about Glensboro 'Hundred Proof'

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, March 26, 1964

    George L Gilbert Jr., son of Dr. George Gilbert, won a first place blue ribbon in an art contest sponsored by the Frankfort Younger Woman’s Club.

  • THE WAY WE WERE: Oldest teacher in Anderson turns95

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, March 19, 1964

    Mrs. Myrtie Sweeney Morris, the oldest living teacher in Anderson County, celebrated her 95th birthday.

  • Way We Were: NETHERY WAS BETTY CROCKER HOMEMAKER

    50 YEARS AGO
    Thursday, March 12, 1964
    Conway Smith was re-elected president of the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce. Officers elected to fill positions to the four Chamber Divisions were:
    Industrial — Walter Patrick, vice-president; Joe White, John F. Lyons and Ralph Homan, directors.
    Agricultural — Walter Major, vice president; J.B. Sweeney and H.G. McRay, directors
    Civic — Ollie J. Bowen, vice president; Mrs. Dudley Short and Mrs. Margaret Shely, directors

  • Way We Were: WESTERN LADY EAGLES HEADED TO REGION

    50 YEARS AGO
    Thursday, March 5, 1964
    Winset Samuel Webb was on the University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences for the first semester. A son of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Webb, of Route 2, he earned a perfect 4.0 standing. A graduate of Anderson High School, he was a senior at the university.

    Paul Dedman Shelton, 8, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Shelton, fell as he was leaving school Tuesday afternoon and suffered a cut over his right eye. A local physician treated him.

  • Way We Were: Carlton, Craig, Gibbs first at Governor’s Cup

    50 YEARS AGO
    Thursday, Feb. 27, 1964
    County Agent Ed Ruggles became ill Wednesday with a virus infection and was forced to return home from his office.

    Mrs. Ralph Breeding suffered severe burns last Friday when her clothing caught fire as she was removing hot chocolate from the stove after it had boiled over. She jumped in a tub of water to put out the fire.
    She was burned on the back, underarm and chest.

  • Way We Were: SAFFELL STUDENTS SWEEP KET COMPETITION

    50 YEARS AGO
    Thursday, Feb. 20, 1964
    Anderson County School Superintendent Andrew Bird caught a 4 1/4 pound white bass in April 1963 at Herrington Lake. Believing it to be noteworth, he sent the information to a contest in a sport’s magazine.
    Sure enough in the latest edition of Field and Stream his name appears as wining in the Fresh Water Open Division No. 2, with an 8-pound test line and with the use of a live minnow as bait. The contest was open to fishermen in the United States and Canada.

  • Way We Were: LANDOWNERS LEASED LAND FOR DRILLING

    Clarification
    In the Wedding Day photo on last week’s Way page, Marshal Williams and Wilma Kathleen Best were married in 1931, three months before she died of scarlet fever on Nov. 20, 1931.

    50 YEARS AGO
    Thursday, Jan. 30, 1963
    The Anderson Exploration Association began gas and oil drilling operations on the farm of Mrs. Alma Smith on the Hammonds Creek Road Monday, according to Dr. Fred S. Barber.

  • Way We Were: NATURAL GAS STRUCK ON ALPHA SMITH FARM

    50 YEARS AGO
    Thursday, Feb. 6, 1964
    James D. Phillips retired from Kentucky Utilities Company where he had been an employee since Aug. 10, 1922.
    Prior to that he was an employee of the Shelbyville Water and Gas Plants.
    “Pop” as many associates knew him was presented a shotgun and fishing rod and reel by personnel of the Tyrone plant.
    He received the Safety Achievement Award for 41 years without a chargeable employee lost time, motor vehicle or public accident.

    Carlton cow story goes worldwide

  • Way We Were: BRUSHFIRE HEATS UP PEP RALLY IN ALABAMA

    50 YEARS AGO
    Thursday, Jan. 30, 1963
    Kirby Duncan entered St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington this morning.
    Mrs. Veril D. Moore was a patient in Good Samaritan Hospital where she underwent major surgery.
    Doran Davenport entered the Veterans Hospital for observation and treatment.
    Cheri Brown was in St. Joseph Hospital for observation, but returned home and was confined with a throat infection.
    Emmett Williams was recovering at home after recent surgery.
    Fred Coke was in the Frankfort hospital.

  • Way We Were: Read the rest of the story on Carlton’s cow

    50 YEARS AGO
    Thursday, Jan. 23, 1964
    Bank president Frank Routt named officers at Anderson National Bank.
    They included Allen Hanks, vice president; Euith Crossfield, cashier; Mrs. Ollie Lyen and Mrs. C.C. Fallis, assistant cashiers, Clark Rowland, teller and bank clerk; Bruce Royalty, note teller and bank clerk; Mary Searcy, Marguerite Renfro, Brenda Sutherland, Connie Buntain and Mary Jane Briscoe, bookkeepers.