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The Way We Were

  • 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.  

  • Way We Were: AMS student honored by Duke University

    50 YEARS AGO
    Thursday, July 25
    Garry Willard Gillis received a four-year scholarship from Transylvania College. He is a son of Willard Gillis and the late Mrs. Gillis. He was to enroll at Transylvania in the fall.

    John Denton of Alton was named to the Lawrenceburg police force.

    Timothy Darrell Stratton, 2, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Bronson Stratton, was a patient at the University of Kentucky Medical Center for treatment of a viral infection.

  • Way We Were: Wyatt Shely retires after 37 years of teaching

    50 YEARS AGO
    Thursday, June 27, 1963
    Edwards’ Bologna was 39 cents a pound, sold by the piece, at Model Market.

    Thursday, July 18, 2013
    Forest Wyatt Shely retired after 37 years of teaching, 32 of which were in Anderson County, due to ill health.
    A native of Anderson County, he began teaching at Klondike, a one-room school in this county, in 1921. He taught in the class room all of his years, except five that he served as principal of the Ebenezer Consolidated School in Mercer County.

  • Way We Were: Wash receives Army commendation medal

    50 YEARS AGO
    Thursday, July 11, 1963
    Captain William B. Wash, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Wash, received the Army Commendation Medal.

  • Doss retires after 27 years at The Louisville Store

    50 YEARS AGO
    Thursday, July 4, 1963
    Charlene Peyton was to compete in the National Women’s and National Girl’s Outdoor championship track and field meet at Dayton, Ohio.
    Peyton, 16, was a junior at Anderson County High and even though she had only been in the sport for eight weeks was undefeated in the 14 events in which she had competed.
    “We feel she has a chance to score high at Dayton,” Coach Charles Grote said.

  • Waldridge placed second in Region 8 bus rodeo

    50 YEAS AGO
    April 4, 1963
    Mrs. Jerry Dadisman received a severe cut to her right leg Sunday when a plank struck her while she was in her yard. Seventeen stitches were required to close the wound.

    Douglas Hanks, 12, son of Mr. and Mrs. Allan S. hanks, fell off his bicycle as he was going home from school Monday afternoon and hit his head on the road.
    He sustained a concussion and a bruised elbow. He was treated at Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington and returned to his home Tuesday morning.

  • 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.