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The Way We Were

  • Way We Were: Cash, cigarettes and a roll of bologna taken

    50 YEARS AGO
    March 14, 1963
    About $270 in cash, eight cartons of cigarettes and a roll of bologna were taken from the City Cab Company located on College Street, when the grocery and cab company was broken into sometime over the weekend, according to owner Gib Shouse.
    There was another $180 taken from the Greyhound Bus Company when the perpetrators pried open a money box.
    Detective Don Powers, Police Chief William Kirby and Officers James Smith and Jimmy Hawkins investigated the incident.

  • Way We Were: Eagles get in-county braggin' rights

    50 YEARS AGO
    March 7, 1963
    The 70-acre farm of Harry and Fyrne Barnes, located about one mile east of Lawrenceburg on the Versailles Road, sold at auction to Charles L. Scott for $33,500.

    Cold winter
    The thermometer at Lock No. 5 registered zero or below 14 times from Jan. 1 to March 1 and, during this same period, it was only above freezing three times during the early morning hours.
    These figures were supplied by Tom Parrot, who said his rain barrel had had ice in it continuously since the middle of December.

  • Way We Were: Shane Stratton wins math bowl at AMS

    50 YEARS AGO
    Feb. 28, 1963
    Sixty names were drawn from the jury wheel to serve as Grand and Pettit jurors at the March term of Anderson Circuit Court.

  • Way We Were: Fire destroys Pennys Chapel Methodist Church

    Rutherford School
    Does anyone have photos of the old Rutherford School Building that was located behind the one that is there now? Any kind of photo would be appreciated, class group, activity, school buildng, etc.
    If so, please email them to Janie at jbowen@theandersonnews.com or send them to Janie, The Anderson News, P.O. Box 410, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342.

    50 YEARS AGO
    Feb. 21, 1963

  • Way We Were: Shady car dealer messed with wrong couple

    50 YEARS AGO
    Feb.14, 1963
    Among those who attended the Ice Follies in Louisville Sunday were Linda Burke, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Robinson and Ricky; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Perry, Laketa Cammack, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Morris, Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Stinnett, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Wagoner, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Crook, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Ransdell, and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Vaughn Jr.

  • Way We Were: Cheak, Drymon finalists in scholarship program

    50 YEARS AGO
    Feb. 7, 1963
    Five men received calls from the local Selective Service Board, according to Mrs. Sue B. Cloyd, clerk.
    Johnny Kavanaugh Cunningham, a volunteer, will be inducted and four — George W. Jenkins, Paul T. Rucker, Bobby S. Sutton and Randall G. Stratton, were to report for physical examinations.

    The young people of Lawrenceburg Christian Church were in charge of the regular services Sunday in observance of youth Sunday.

  • Way We Were: Thomas wins award at Mason Dixon games

    Chris Eva Sea Stratton called about the Lawrenceburg Beta Club photo that appeared in the Jan. 23 edition. She was the first student on the first row after teacher Stites Milton. For the past five years, she has lived in Florence with her daughter.
    She grew up in Lawrenceburg and she and her husband, Harry Stratton, lived in Lawrenceburg many years after school. He worked with Kraft Foods and transferred to Carrollton as plant manager. They lived in Carrollton about 30 years.

  • Way We Were: Drury, Catlett didn't get day off for backache

    50 YEARS AGO
    Jan. 24, 1963
    Marvin E. Houchin, native of Lawrenceburg, was named general manager of the eight-state Kansas City, Mo., marketing division of the Mobil Oil Company.
    He is a World War II veteran on combat duty with the U.S. Army in the South Pacific.

    Miss Judy Charlene Driskell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ancil Driskell, became the bride of Connie Huston Carlton, son of Mr. and Mrs. R.B. Carlton, in ceremony performed at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22 at the Christian Church Chapel.

  • Way We Were: Combs County conservation essay winner

    In the mystery photo that Ed Ruggles submitted recently, there were several answers, another one for Ralph Jeffries.
    Bill Jeffries says it’s his father, Ralph, and the other man was Lafe Murphy. Bill, who is a local painter, even brought by an old Anderson News clipping of his father in later years. He was building cistern with Denny Waldridge at the Robert Buntain home on Willisburg Road.

    50 YEARS AGO
    Jan. 17, 1963

  • Way We Were: Water was slowly rising in Taylorsville Lake

    50 YEARS AGO
    Jan. 10, 1963
    Judith Ann Peach, daughter of of Mr. and Mrs. Coleman Peach of Gee was to undergo open-heart surgery at the children’s hospital in Louisville.
    Anderson County Blood Program chairman Truman Birdwhistell said that the blood would be furnished by the hospital; however, an appeal would be made for 26 to 40 Anderson Countians to give blood at the Center in February to replace the blood used.

    The new 5-cent stamp became effective for first class mail.