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The Way We Were

  • 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.

  • IBRA HILL’S YELLOW POPCORN ‘POPS IN THE FIELD’

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Sept. 29, 1966

    A/3c Coley Moffett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Moffett, took parachute training at Fort Benning, Georgia. Upon completion he was to report to Keesler Field, Mississippi

    Charles Woods accepted a position with the City Waterworks as manager at the City Disposal Plant. He was associated with Edwards Sausage Company for the past 11 years as a truck driver.

    Beulah Sparrow was chosen as 4-H girl of the week.

    Mike Hostetter was chosen as 4-H boy of the week.

  • Officer Chad Cox received commendation

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Sept. 22, 1966

    Filming had begun on “The Flim Flam Man.” A crew of about 150 had invaded Lawrenceburg a couple of weeks before and began their work of creating various sets to be used.

    Even though it was rainy this week, they filmed scenes in Cartinhour Grocery a couple of days before moving on to West Jackson.

    More than 400 people had signed up to be extras, but the studio personnel said they only needed 100.

  • HENDRY WINS BOB-O-LINK GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Jan. 13, 1966

    Wanda Drury, student at Anderson High School and winner of the Fair Beauty Contest the previous summer, was to compete in the Kentucky Fair Association Beauty Contest to be held in Louisville.

    Sixty girls from throughout the state were expected to take part. Drury was to be accompanied by her mother, Mrs. Susie B. Drury.

    Thursday, Sept. 15, 1966

  • WOULD-BE ACTORS GETTING READY FOR THE CAMERA

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Sept. 8, 1966

    At the Anderson Fiscal Court meeting Friday, the magistrates voted to contribute $25 to the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce as a contribution to Sidewalk Days.

    They approved payment of $72.50 to J.W. Bailey for work done on Benson Creek Road.

  • TAYLOR, FLYNN RECEIVE ROTARY SCHOLARSHIPS

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Sept. 1, 1966

    Mrs. Ernest Satterly fell down her basement steps Monday and broke her right wrist.

    Mary E. Flynn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Flynn, was to receive two of the five awards to be presented at graduation at the School of Nursing at Philadelphia’s Albert Einstein Medical Center.

    Flynn, a 1963 graduate of Anderson High School, received the Medical Center’s annual Outstanding Student and Patient Care Awards.