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The Way We Were

  • McGuire named valedictorian at Western High

    80 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, May 20, 1937

    The “Major Bowes” night given Saturday at the courthouse by the local chapter of the Eastern Star was a grand success. There were two sets of prizes — first, second and third for adults; and another set for performers under 16.

    First prize was won by a quartet with singers and instrumentalists composed of Paul Husband, Paul Perry, Floyd Moffett and Lucian Young. These boys really put on an act, and their rendition of “When My Dream Boat Comes Home” was a masterpiece.

  • Amy Adams Anderson County’s 1988 Junior Miss

    80 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, May 13, 1937

    Bettie Gilbert, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. J.W. Gilbert, a freshman at the Law College of the University of Kentucky, was imitated in Phi Beta Kappa, a national honorary scholarship fraternity. Gilbert was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, a national social sorority.

    Baseball in Lawrenceburg started out with a flourish last Sunday when the Stringtown Shamrocks nosed out Lawrenceburg by a score of 3 to 1 at Lyen’s Park.

  • SHELY NOT ONLY SPELLED BUT COULD COUNT, TOO!

    80 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, May 6, 1937

    Forest Shely won a $20 prize in Lexington for a contest conducted by the Robert Company, jewelers in Lexington.

    The contest consisted of the counting of a large number of small dots placed in a good sized circle, which was a very difficult task.

  • Five foursomes to hit the green for playoffs

    80 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, April 29, 1937

    Walter Major was in the Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington with an infected arm. He was working on his farm when he injured his arm on a nail.

    Mrs. Major McBrayer was hostess to her bridge club and three tables of guests, in compliment to Mrs. Walter Major, Friday at her home on South Main. Mrs. Jerome Robinson won the club prize. Mrs. Ben Bond won the guest prize and Mrs. Walter Major the guest of honor prize.

  • Hundreds turned away from courthouse gathering

    80 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, April 22, 1937

    Three Anderson County students at the Kentucky Female Orphan School at Midway made the honor roll. They were Louise Catlett, Gee; Lorane Catlett, Lawrenceburg; and Worliaden Gillis, Sinai.

  • Earl Peach took sister Effie’s Christmas toys

    80 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, April 15, 1937

    The seniors at Kavanaugh High School presented the play, “The Green Ghost.”

    Play-goers would be taken to an old haunted mansion where a tyrannical old woman invited all her relatives to help her make her will. The family pearls disappear and an old civil war ghost roamed wherever he wanted. Then the police were called and there was a certain showgirl and then there was the green ghost and the laughs.

  • Four Anderson High students governor’s scholars

    80 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, April 8, 1937

    At a meeting of the county board of education in Anderson County Superintendent C.T. Ward’s office, teachers for both county high schools and all rural graded schools were appointed for 1937-38.

    Teachers at Kavanaugh were: Mrs. C. W. Kavanaugh, Aileen Boggess, Martha Bruce Boggess, Mrs. C.T. Ward and Dave Lawrence.

    At Western High the teacher were Mrs. J. B. Sweeney, Ezra Sparrow and Robert B. Turner.

    In the rural districts, the graded school teachers were appointed as follows:

  • 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.