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The Way We Were

  • 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.

  • 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.