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The Way We Were

  • Way We Were: MARY ALICE BIRDWHISTELL WINS TALK MEET AGAIN

    50 YEARS AGO
    Thursday, June 27, 1963
    Mrs. Billy Gritton and her father, George Corley, were injured in a tractor-wagon accident Sunday on Ashby Road, just off Highway 62.
    Mrs. Gritton and her family and the Corley family were riding in a wagon, pulled by a tractor driven by Mrs. Gritton’s husband. They were back on the farm where they had gone to visit Mrs. Corley’s old home place. The tractor dropped into a sunken place, causing the seat of the wagon to slip.

  • Way We Were: Use of five digit zip code goes into effect

    50 YEARS AGO
     June 20, 1963
    The five-digit zip code number assigned to Lawrenceburg by the Post Office Department was 40342, said Postmaster W.S.T. Johnson.
    The zip code, the Post Office’s revolutionary new system of mail dispatch and delivery, went into effect July 1.
    Other zip codes and postmasters in Anderson County were: Alton Station, Mrs. Sue McGuffey, code 40301; Gee, Mrs. Mary Gillis, 40323; Sinai, Mrs. Ruth Hoskins, 40375.

  • Way We Were: Hahn hurt when attacked by mother of twins

    50 YEARS AGO
    June 13, 1963
    The Kentucky Turnpike Authority approved construction of the state’s fourth toll road, the Central Kentucky Parkway. It would link Interstate 65 and the Western Kentucky Turnpike near Elizabethtown to the Lexington-Frankfort area. The highway would go through Anderson County about 4.6 miles south of Lawrenceburg with the route going generally parallel to U.S. Highway 62 between the two cities. Construction of the new facility could start as early as the next spring with completion in late 1965 at an estimated cost of $53,500,000.

  • Way We Were: Cattle can't fool Major and Mathis on weight

    50 YEARS AGO
    June 6, 1963
    Donna Jean Cook, 2 1/2 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Cook, broke her left leg in a fall down some stairs at her home. She was treated at a Frankfort hospital.

    Lucille Duncan was sworn into office by Judge Coleman Wright and was given the oath of office to fill the unexpired term of Mrs. Lizzie Witherspoon, who resigned as Anderson County Circuit Court Clerk.
    Agnes Kays, who had been serving as Mrs. Witherspoon’s deputy, was sworn in to be Duncan’s deputy as well.

  • Way We Were: Group of girls attend babysitting clinic

    50 YEARS AGO
    May 30, 1963
    Juanita Sutherland received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Georgetown College.
    Sutherland, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Sutherland of Gee, was mathematics major. She had been on the dean’s list for two years and had received the Freshman Math Award and Intermediate French Award.

    You could get three jumbo vine ripened cantaloupes or pineapples for a $1 at A&P Food Stores.

  • Way We Were: Sea's flying brass real sinker for Sparrow

    50 YEARS AGO
    May 23, 1963
    Mary Whitney Sparrow, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Sparrow, fell from a car her mother was driving at the Broadway and South Main Intersection and sustained a severe abrasion of the face. She was recovering satisfactorily.

    Clarence Sparrow sustained a minor injury to his right leg while watching Stewart Sea make a lead fishing sinker.

  • Way We Were: Herndon, Catlett and Ripy real spellers

    50 YEARS AGO
    May 16, 1963
    Mayor John Lyons named Bill Young to the Lawrenceburg Police Department upon authorization of the city council.

    The Anderson County Farm Bureau announced plans to hold a large fish fry at the Legion Fairgrounds to benefit the Beaver Lake project.

    Miss Bernice Ruble and Johnny Giles were chosen queen and king of the annual Anderson High School Junior-Senior Prom. Charlotte Bowen and Jack Birdwhistell were chosen junior attendants. Wilma Dennis and Jimmy Atkins were senior attendants.

  • Way We Were: First historical marker placed at Fox Creek

    50 YEARS AGO
    May 9, 1963
    The Kentucky Historical Marker Association erected a marker at Fox Creek, the first of several to be erected in Anderson County.
    Wyatt Shely, a member of the association, said that Anderson County afforded a higher than average percentage of troops in both Mexican and Civil Wars, and that graves of many distinguished leaders are not marked.

  • Way We Were: Tennis court to be built at fairgrounds

    50 YEARS AGO
    May 2, 1963
    Eleven 4-H club members participated in the junior District Rally held at the Jessamine County High School. Seven blue ribbons and three red ribbons were awarded.

  • Way We Were: Bird to enter big bass in sports magazine contest

    50 YEARS AGO
    April 25, 1963
    James M. Waterfill fell at the Calvert Distillery where he was employed and suffered a fractured rib.

    Co-designer of unique device
     to aid divers