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The Way We Were

  • YOUNG LEFT THE BANK AND WAS OFF TO THE RACES

    80 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, April 1, 1937

    Paul Waddell and Edward Sweasy, who went on a jaunt to Miami, Florida, Feb. 14, were to return on the upcoming Sunday.

    Lin Mountjoy reported the sale of 10 Kelvinators in the month of March. Local buyers included E. B. Cartinhour, Mrs. Lucien McBrayer, Blakemore McBrayer, Kerb Woods, Jim Goff, John Edd Sweeny, Frank Donnell, Marvin Gaines, Walter Smith and one out of town.

    A county committee on 4-H Club work was organized.

  • Price war among barber shops brings on business

    80 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, March 25, 1937

    A price war among the barbershops in Lawrenceburg started yesterday afternoon, and little by little the price of shaves and haircuts went down until they reached 10 cents for a shave and 15 cents for a haircut.

    Looking into all the shops in town, it was found they were all well filled and doing a thriving business. One shop in particular was doing so well that it looked like it would pay them to keep the prices down.

  • PERPETRATORS EVEN TOOK THE KITCHEN SINK

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Nov. 24, 1966

    First Lieutenant Chester G. Cox, son of Frank P. Cox, Route 1, and the late Mrs. Cox, received the Army Commendation Medal while serving with the 1st Calvary Division in Vietnam.

    The Alton Grocery was purchased by Haskell Gregory and his son Billy John Gregory of Sinai.

    Clarence Sparrow formerly owned the grocery.

    Mrs. Walter Smith suffered a severe cut over her left eye and numerous bruises all over her body when she fell down the basement steps at her Stringtown home.

  • SLEEPING INTRUDER IS NO GOLDILOCKS

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Nov. 17, 1966

    Mayor John Giles received a check for $700 from 20th Century-Fox studio, payable to the city for 22 days of filming of “The Flim Flam Man” movie here.

    In a letter to the council, Lew Tate, location department head for the studio, said the check represented 22 days of filming at $25 a day plus six construction days for interfering with parking on the streets, loss of revenue and inconvenience to the city.

  • Woodside first female to hold Anderson PVA office

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Nov. 10, 1966

    Grand and petit jurors for the November term of Anderson Circuit Court were drawn from the jury wheel and were being summoned by the sheriff.

    They were: Marvin Edwards, Lawrence Armstrong, Eugene Stratton, Coy Davis, Guy Moffett, Ray Caldwell, Presley Cheak, Everett Elder, Clinton Hoskins, J.B. Davenport, Ben W. Gorham, Maurice Gregory, Stanley Martin, Victor Cox, Francis lee Herndon, Earl Sutherland, James Vernon Perry, George Thompson, Delbert Murphy, Bruce Willard.

  • EARLY RECORD SNOWFALL BLANKETS THE COUNTY

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Nov. 3, 1966

    An early snowfall caught Anderson Countians unprepared as light snow, intermixed with rain, began falling two to three hours past midnight Tuesday. As the day wore on the snow became more intense.

    Anderson County schools were closed, as buses could not travel safely over the roads.

    The snowfall was said to be a record for Kentucky for early November.

    All roads in Anderson County were reported very bad with high drifts in some areas.

  • STOLEN NEW CAR BURIED UNDER 15-TON OF ROCK

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Oct. 27, 1966

    State and local officers were continuing their investigation of a new car found last Thursday afternoon buried beneath about 15 tons of rock in the rock quarry of the Kentucky Stone Company, near the Kentucky River. The car had been stolen in Frankfort sometime last July and stripped of its motor, transmission, tires and wheels.

  • Light bulb sets housed tobacco on fire; barn destroyed

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Oct. 20, 1966

    The Selective Service had confirmed that it was ordering pre-induction physical examinations for all men in the 26 to 35 age bracket and classified as 1A and 1A0, single or married men without children.

    The national recheck could possibly produce about 50,000 potential draftees, about one month’s worth in terms of this moth’s draft call.

  • ’67 Chevy Nova sparks memories for ACHS librarian

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Oct. 13, 1966

    The Optimist Club team was to meet the Lions Club team for the county championship in the Little League football tournament Sunday at the Anderson High field. The Optimist Club defeated the Rotary Club team the previous Sunday 26 to 7 in the first tourney game. The Lions team drew a bye.

    Second records were: Optimist 3-1; Lions 3-1; Rotary 0-4.

  • HODSON, THOMPSON NAMED SIDEWALK DAYS ROYALTY

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Oct. 6, 1966

    New officers of the Eastern Star Chapter of Lawrenceburg were installed.