.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

The Way We Were

  • 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.

  • Way We Were: COW TAKES UP RESIDENCE IN VACANT HOUSE

    50 YEARS AGO
    Thursday, Jan. 16, 1964

  • Way We Were: CIVIL WAR RE-ENACTMENTS CRANE FAMILY AFFAIR

    50 YEARS AGO
    Thursday, Jan. 9, 1964
    A registered three-day-old Guernsey calf reported missing on the Garrett Johnson farm Tuesday on the Anderson-Franklin County line was found Tuesday night.
    David Gaines, 17, son of Lloyd Gaines, a tenant on the farm, missed his calf when he got home from school Tuesday and notified local authorities, however, when Deputy J.W. Carlton went to the home to investigate, he found the calf had been found a short distance from the barn.

  • Way We Were: LOS ANGELES TIMES COLUMN MAKES IT TO LAWRENCEBURG

    The following story was found in a box of papers that belonged to Margaret Baker.The box was found in a building after she died. She was raised in Lawrenceburg and lived on Woodford Street, says her niece, Linda Chilton.
    In later years, she moved to Hometown Manor on Hawkins Street, where she lived until she died.

  • Way We Were: SLIP ON THE ICE BRINGS VISION OF CHRISTMAS CARD

    50 YEARS AGO
    Thursday, Dec. 26, 1963
    One person, among many in Anderson County, was sure there is a Santa Claus.
    Miss Mary Catherine Tinsley, who resided at Alton and was confined to her home most of the time, was presented a television set just a few days before Christmas.
    Mary Catherine was heard to say a short time before that she would give anything for a television, but knew she could never have one for she would not be able to stretch her check and save enough to buy one.