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The Way We Were

  • 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

  • Way We Were: Farm Bureau Agent Arlie Gritton retired

    50 YEARS AGO
    April 17, 1963
    It was thought that the last team of oxen used in Anderson County was owned by Jim A. Leathers. Many of our older citizens remembered the sturdy ox as he pulled the plow or dragged the heavy saw logs to the mill.
    In remote section of the Eastern Kentucky mountains the ox was still be used. A pair of ox shoes that were being displayed in the Anderson News window were secured by Wyatt Shely from a friend in Johnson County, where the ox is still in common use.

  • Way We Were: Allison Smith continues reign as Jersey Queen

    50 YEARS AGO
    April 10, 1963
    Beckham Sea, farmer of the southwestern section of the county, escaped with minor injuries when his tractor overturned. He jumped clear of the machine but received lacerations on his legs.