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The Way We Were

  • TORNADO SWEEPS THROUGH DOWNTOWN

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Dec. 2, 1965

    Tornado hits Anderson County

    A corridor of wind and rain classified as a tornado, swept through Lawrenceburg shortly past midnight Friday, leaving in it’s wake property damage expected to reach near $500,000. Only four people were reported injured.

    The tornado, moving west to east through town, apparently broke up when it reached the Kentucky River. Damage was mainly in the downtown section, although the storm ripped property within a three-mile radius of Main Street.

  • GOLFING NOVICE, MRS. E.W. RIPY, HITS HOLE-IN-ONE

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Nov. 18, 1965

    One for the record

    It happened once, that’s for sure, but may never happen again!

    So said Mrs. E.W. Ripy Jr., who made a hole-in-one at the Whippoorwill Golf course in Harrodsburg.

    According to her husband, she had only played golf about a half dozen times in her life. She was so elated over hitting the ball and not the green that she failed to see the ball roll in the cup.

    The hole was No. 8, which is a par 3 hole.

  • Sherwood and Parker barns destroyed by fire

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Nov. 11, 1965

    Barn fires

    Barns on the farms of Mrs. J. L. Sherwood and William Parker at Alton burned.

    The contents of both barns were destroyed. The Sherwood barn had tobacco and farm machinery in it and the Parker barn was filled with hay, tobacco, lumber, a tractor and disc harrow that were lost.

    Two workmen were shredding fodder at the Parker farm when the fire broke out and quickly spread over the barn.

  • Bobbi Jo Lewis passes the bar into new life

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Nov. 4, 1965

    Tobacco stolen

    Lattis Cornish, who lived near Fairview in the southwestern section of the county, reported the theft of 300 cut sticks of tobacco from a barn on his farm sometime Saturday night.

    Cornish said the remainder of the crop was damaged when the tobacco was moved from the barn.

    Sheriff John Birdwhistell and Deputy John W. Carlton were investigating.

    Kentucky Colonel

  • HOSKINS INJURES HAND WHILE WORKING AT SILO

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Sept. 9, 1965

    Real estate sales

    Three tracts of real estate belonging to the late Robert E. Taylor was sold at public auction for $17,350. The property was located five miles west of Lawrenceburg on U.S. Highway 127 at the Nevins Road.

    One tract containing 12 acres and a home was purchased by Clarence Cottrell for $9,525; the second tract of nine acres was sold to Carl Chilton for $3,575 and the third tract of nine and a half acres was purchased by Mrs. Ruby Chilton for $4,250.

  • THE WAY WE WERE: Jean Spencer selected master homemaker

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Oct. 21, 1965

    Injured in game

    Three Anderson High students were injured in last Friday night’s game at Harrodsburg. Eddie Huffman was a patient at the Haggin Memorial Hospital with a chipped left knee. Gayle Warford received a back injury and was taken to the hospital for x-rays. Hank Hatfield re-injured his neck, however, his injury was not believed to be serious.

    Dedication of parkway set

  • The Way We Were: BEN FRANKLIN STORE TO OPEN DOWNTOWN

    50 YEARS AGO

    Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1965

    New store to open

    A new Ben Franklin store was set to open Oct. 28 under the ownership of Estill Wright of Georgetown. His son, Michael, would manage the store.

    The store was to be located in the building formerly occupied to the J.J. Newberry Company and was being remodeled with new fixtures and display counters installed. The building was to be completely air-conditioned. Plans for the grand opening would be announced soon, Wright said.

    Farm Bureau officers

  • Future looks sweet for Summa Cum Laude grad Pat Mitchell

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Oct. 7, 1965

    Fell at home

    Mrs. Marion Peak fell at her home on Woodford Street Wednesday of last week and sustained pulled ligaments in her back and a severe sprain.

    Severely burned

    Robbie Lynn Stratton, 17 month-old-son of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Stratton of Bonds Mill, received a severe burn of the lower lip when he bit into an electric wire.

    In Exposition

  • Crask crowned homecoming queen in 1965

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Sept. 23, 1965

    Sidewalk Days specials

    Sidewalk days were set for Oct. 1 and 2 in 1965.

  • Popcorn ‘fired out’ in pipe smoking contest

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Sept. 16, 1965

    Safe damaged

    The Western Kentucky Gas Company on North Main Street was broken into and damage was done to the safe. Thieves rolled the 800-pound safe to a back room and pounded open the door. They took $82.46.

    Win second in herd exhibit