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The Way We Were

  • 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.

  • Way We Were: Tyrone Quarry selected as fallout shelter

    In the photo of the Lawrenceburg High Band that ran Dec. 12 the young fellow just to Leslie Toll’s right, who is not identified, looks very much like Phil Swift, according to an email from Jim McKee.
    McKee says the fellow identified as Phil Swift, does not look like him and is holding a clarinet, but Phil was a very good trumpet player and the other guy is holding a trumpet.

  • Way We Were: Thomas chosen as Pegasus Queen finalist

    50 YEARS AGO
    Dec. 27, 1962
    Jack Birdwhistell, of Anderson High School, was the 1962 winner of the Soil Conservation Essay contest. This was the second time Jack had won the county prize. The first time was in 1959 when he was still in grade school.
    Ben Stratton, also of Anderson High School, had the second best essay. He received $5. There were 311 students who participated, compared to 28 the year before.

  • Way We Were: We have skinny stove pipe, so use the door

    Wynne Allen stopped by about the Lawrenceburg High School band picture last week. He said that one of the guys was identified as Keith Allen, but actually is was Robert Allen. He also said that the picture was backwards. The drums were always on the other side.

    50 YEARS AGO
    Dec. 20, 1962
    Christmas specials at Trent’s Inc. on Main Street included: RCA Whirlpool 12.6 cu. ft. refrigerator, reg. $284.95, $200 with trade.
    Philco double-oven electric range, reg. $324.95, Special. $224.95 with trade.