The Way We Were


    The following is from Wyatt Shely’s ‘Our Heritage’ column that appeared in Jan. 6, 1966 issue of The Anderson News.

    Even before the Village of Tyrone was incorporated (1879) the people of that community manifested a keen interest in education.

    Though the inhabitants of the valley, now Tyrone, were very few prior to 1850, one of our first schools was on the road leading to Subletts (Shryock’s) ferry.

  • John Connelly wins Cub Scout essay contest

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Jan. 6, 1966

    Wins essay contest

    John Dudley Connelly, one of seven Cub Scouts to participate in the Blue Grass Council’s essay contest on “Safety,” won first place in his division over entries from 200 Cub Scout packs in 40 counties.

  • Sparrow wins essay contest for third time

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Sept. 30, 1965

    Foot infection

    Mrs. Hobart Cammack was a patient at the Frankfort hospital from Friday to Wednesday for treatment of a severe foot infection. She had stuck a nail in her foot a couple of weeks before.

    Returned home

    H.L. Thurman returned home from the Veterans Hospital in Louisville where he had been a patient for three weeks for treatment of arthritis.

    Moffett wins award

  • Champion Greg Cinnamon reads 41 books

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Sept. 23, 1965

    Cinnamon champion reader

    Greg Cinnamon, 7, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Cinnamon, was the champion reader in the Summer Reading Club sponsored by the City Library. He read 41 books. Cinnamon had just entered the second grade.

    The Charles T. Hanks twins ranked next. Cathy read 39 and Carol read 36 books. Other superior readers who read at least 20 books were: Jo Curran, Dudley Hanks, Cindy Davis, Jane Brown, Susan Davis and Lydia Brown.


    Got a note from Willanna Young about the storm photo on the Way page Dec. 2.

    She said it gave her chillls. “Jimmy and I had just bought and moved into this house here on Court Street the week of Thanksgiving of 1964. I so clearly remember the rain and the wind. Like nothing I had ever heard before,” she said.

    A huge pine tree was damaged in their yard and took the back off their roof. “I know the children were scared to death.,” she wrote.


    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Dec. 2, 1965

    Tornado hits Anderson County

    A corridor of wind and rain classified as a tornado, swept through Lawrenceburg shortly past midnight Friday, leaving in it’s wake property damage expected to reach near $500,000. Only four people were reported injured.

    The tornado, moving west to east through town, apparently broke up when it reached the Kentucky River. Damage was mainly in the downtown section, although the storm ripped property within a three-mile radius of Main Street.


    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Nov. 18, 1965

    One for the record

    It happened once, that’s for sure, but may never happen again!

    So said Mrs. E.W. Ripy Jr., who made a hole-in-one at the Whippoorwill Golf course in Harrodsburg.

    According to her husband, she had only played golf about a half dozen times in her life. She was so elated over hitting the ball and not the green that she failed to see the ball roll in the cup.

    The hole was No. 8, which is a par 3 hole.

  • Sherwood and Parker barns destroyed by fire

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Nov. 11, 1965

    Barn fires

    Barns on the farms of Mrs. J. L. Sherwood and William Parker at Alton burned.

    The contents of both barns were destroyed. The Sherwood barn had tobacco and farm machinery in it and the Parker barn was filled with hay, tobacco, lumber, a tractor and disc harrow that were lost.

    Two workmen were shredding fodder at the Parker farm when the fire broke out and quickly spread over the barn.

  • Bobbi Jo Lewis passes the bar into new life

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Nov. 4, 1965

    Tobacco stolen

    Lattis Cornish, who lived near Fairview in the southwestern section of the county, reported the theft of 300 cut sticks of tobacco from a barn on his farm sometime Saturday night.

    Cornish said the remainder of the crop was damaged when the tobacco was moved from the barn.

    Sheriff John Birdwhistell and Deputy John W. Carlton were investigating.

    Kentucky Colonel


    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Sept. 9, 1965

    Real estate sales

    Three tracts of real estate belonging to the late Robert E. Taylor was sold at public auction for $17,350. The property was located five miles west of Lawrenceburg on U.S. Highway 127 at the Nevins Road.

    One tract containing 12 acres and a home was purchased by Clarence Cottrell for $9,525; the second tract of nine acres was sold to Carl Chilton for $3,575 and the third tract of nine and a half acres was purchased by Mrs. Ruby Chilton for $4,250.