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The Way We Were

  • Way We Were: BERTRAM FIRST WINNER OF GOLF TOURNAMENT

    50 YEARS AGO
    Thursday, Sept. 26, 1963
    Jimmy Short won a blue ribbon in Electric Project No. 1 on a table lamp at the Kentucky State Fair.

    Joel Bertram was the winner of the first Anderson County golf tournament at Juniper Hill Golf Course in Frankfort.
    Bobby Hyatt was the winner of the playoff with Loring Nottingham runner up.

    Essie Morris, senior at Anderson High School, was crowned homecoming queen just prior to the Anderson-Lancaster football game. Timothy Perry was crown bearer and Jennifer Case was flower girl.

  • Way We Were: MRS. E.B. SPARROW BROUGHT HOME THE RIBBONS

    50 YEARS AGO
    Thursday, Sept. 19, 1963

    Sweepstakes winner
    Mrs. E.B. Sparrow, a three-time runner-up in the sweepstakes division of the Kentucky State Fair, copped the grand prize for the first time with her 90 entries in the fruit and vegetables, textile, art and craft and hobby show divisions.
    She was presented the sweepstakes rosette blue ribbons and a silver bowl. Sparrow was the sweepstakes winner at the Anderson County Agricultural Fair three years in a row.

  • Way We Were: Kinder gets coded message by way of terrapin

    50 YEARS AGO
    Thursday, July 18, 1963
    Mr. and Mrs. Herman Peach received word that their son, Jimmie W. Peach, had been promoted to rank of SP/4. He was stationed in Germany and expected to return home in the next three months.

    Rita Lynn was crowned Miss Anderson County Fair. She had won the sweepstakes crown at the baby show just 15 years before when she was a toddler. Sandra Troxel was runner-up.

    Thursday, Aug. 1, 1963

  • Way We Were: Birdwhistell talks fast at Ky. state fair

    50 YEARS AGO
    Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013
    Officer John Denton reported an accident at the corner of Court and Waterfill Monday about 3:30 p.m.
    A truck driven by Richard Mathew Derringer of Springfield and owned by the Lawrenceburg Ready-Mix Co. was parked while Derringer went into the Model Market. When he came out the truck had rolled into a fireplug, knocking it over. No damage was reported to the plug, but about $20 damage to the truck.

  • Way We Were: Baxter best husband caller in county

    50 YEARS AGO
    Thursday, Sept. 5, 1963
    Albert Perry broke several ribs in a fall from a horse.

    Best at the fair
    Mrs. Carl Baxter received first premium in the husband-calling contest at the Anderson County Fair and Mrs. Thomas Perry placed second.
    Winners in the talent and musical contest were:

  • Way We Were: Oscar Brown & Sons sells to Danville firm

    50 YEARS AGO
    Thursday, June 13, 1963
    W.B. Cheak reported the loss of two cows on his farm on Bond Lillard Road. Lightning in a storm Saturday morning killed them.

    Miss Linda Burke, Deputy County Clerk in the office of William M. Routt, resigned to accept a position in the accounting department of Lawrenceburg National Bank.
    Jean Cunningham, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Cunningham, filled her position in the county clerk’s office.

  • Way We Were: No soaps for Mable, she'll take the Wildcats

    50 YEARS AGO
    Thursday, Aug. 15, 1963
    Joseph Cook, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Cook, received a hand and wrist injury at football practice Monday night. A bone above the thumb and across the wrist was fractured.

    Paul Simpson sustained a cracked bone in his right elbow Saturday night while participating in a practice game at the Ruritan Recreation field between church teams.

  • Way We Were: Blackburn knows how to drive a tractor

    50 YEARS AGO
    Thursday, Aug. 15, 1963
    A series of mysterious explosions early Friday injured a woman, destroyed a storage building, damaged several homes and automobiles and set fire to a 12,000 gallon kerosene tank at the Gulf Oil bulk plant at Princeton.
    “I yelled at my granddaughter to get out — I thought we were being bombed,” said Mrs. L.C. Holt, 68, who said three explosions rocked the area near her home.

  • Way We Were: Hanks recognized for knowing the numbers

    50 YEARS AGO
    Thursday, Aug. 8, 1963
    Claude Drury sustained broken ribs and severe bruises Monday when the tractor he was operating overturned and rolled down a hill. A local physician treated him.

    Bobby J. Gritton, Donnie O. Hunter, William F. Murphy, George T. Welch, Gilbert B. Sea and James T. Campbell were to leave Aug. 15 for their Army physical examinations in Louisville.
    Wilmer Leon Best was to leave for induction.

  • Way We Were: 22 percent of tobacco crops destroyed

    From our readers
    I just wanted to make you aware of a correction in this week’s “Way” column.  
    Under the obituary of Mrs. Lucille Gordon DePoyster, what is now Dowling Hall was never the Gordon-Gash Funeral Home.  It was only the old Gordon Funeral Home until it closed in the late 1970s.  There were new owners in March of 1961 who purchased the home from the Gordon family.  My uncle, Gordon Jenkins, was one of those owners.  I worked there under the guidance of the late Vernon Record until it closed.