The Way We Were

  • THE WAY WE WERE: Jean Spencer selected master homemaker

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Oct. 21, 1965

    Injured in game

    Three Anderson High students were injured in last Friday night’s game at Harrodsburg. Eddie Huffman was a patient at the Haggin Memorial Hospital with a chipped left knee. Gayle Warford received a back injury and was taken to the hospital for x-rays. Hank Hatfield re-injured his neck, however, his injury was not believed to be serious.

    Dedication of parkway set


    50 YEARS AGO

    Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1965

    New store to open

    A new Ben Franklin store was set to open Oct. 28 under the ownership of Estill Wright of Georgetown. His son, Michael, would manage the store.

    The store was to be located in the building formerly occupied to the J.J. Newberry Company and was being remodeled with new fixtures and display counters installed. The building was to be completely air-conditioned. Plans for the grand opening would be announced soon, Wright said.

    Farm Bureau officers

  • Future looks sweet for Summa Cum Laude grad Pat Mitchell

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Oct. 7, 1965

    Fell at home

    Mrs. Marion Peak fell at her home on Woodford Street Wednesday of last week and sustained pulled ligaments in her back and a severe sprain.

    Severely burned

    Robbie Lynn Stratton, 17 month-old-son of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Stratton of Bonds Mill, received a severe burn of the lower lip when he bit into an electric wire.

    In Exposition

  • Crask crowned homecoming queen in 1965

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Sept. 23, 1965

    Sidewalk Days specials

    Sidewalk days were set for Oct. 1 and 2 in 1965.

  • Popcorn ‘fired out’ in pipe smoking contest

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Sept. 16, 1965

    Safe damaged

    The Western Kentucky Gas Company on North Main Street was broken into and damage was done to the safe. Thieves rolled the 800-pound safe to a back room and pounded open the door. They took $82.46.

    Win second in herd exhibit

  • Emma B. Ward Elementary opens for business

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Sept. 2, 1965

    Left for basic

    William Russell Jr., left June 10 for Air Force Basic Training. He was then sent to Bunker Hill Air Force Base in Purdue, Indiana.

    Enters Kentucky Christian College

    DeLane Pinkston, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernice Pinkston, enrolled in the Kentucky Christian College to study for the ministry. He was a sophomore student and a graduate of Willisburg High School.

    At the supermarket

  • Brown celebrates 94th birthday

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Aug. 19, 1965

    Home sells

    The home on South Main Street, owned by Mr. and Mrs. William B. Shields, sold at public auction Saturday to Tom Simpson for $14,000.

    Thursday, Aug. 26, 1965

    Returned home

    Miss Ricky Case returned to her home from the Frankfort hospital where she had been a patient following an attack suffered at her home earlier Tuesday. It was believed she had spasms of the muscles of her throat.

    Celestials win trophy at fair

  • Tobacco crop harvested in record time

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, August 12, 1965

    Breaks collar bone

    Kay Baxter, 14, fell from a horse Wednesday afternoon and suffered a broken collarbone. She was treated at the Frankfort hospital.

    Thursday, Aug. 19, 1965

    Chosen for honor

    Master Sergeant James I. Robinson was selected Outstanding Noncommissioned Officer of the month in his U.S. Air Force unit at Blytheville AFB, Arkansas.

  • 184 Anderson Co. students have perfect attendance

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Aug. 5, 1965

    Perfect attendance

    There were 184 students in Anderson County who had perfect attendance for the 1964-65 school year, according to Willard Gillis, director of census and attendance.

    Gillis said this number is less than the previous year but said the epidemic of mumps and chicken pox this year was the cause.

    Those having a perfect attendance record were:

    Anderson High

  • The Way We Were:Casey named chairman Anderson Conservation District

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, July 29, 1965

    Outstanding student

    Jane McGuire, sophomore student at Western High School, was presented the Crisco trophy as the Most Outstanding Home Economics Student at the school.

    She is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.V. McGuire of Sinai.

    Thursday, Aug. 5, 1965

    Suffers leg injury