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The Way We Were

  • 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.

  • Way We Were: David Wilcher named Citizen of the Year

    50 YEARS AGO
    Dec. 19, 2012
    David White, a sophomore student at Anderson High School, was to report the news of the basketball teams to The Anderson News for the season.
    White, 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph White, played freshman football and was serving as manager of the basketball team.
    He was a member of Co-Ed-Y, the Latin Club, Pep Club and the Boy’s Ensemble.

    Plenty of pucker here

  • Way We Were: Hays correspondent for Co-Ed magazine

    50 YEARS AGO
    Dec. 6, 1962
    Patricia Hays, 16, was named a correspondent for the 1962-63 school year for Co-Ed Magazine.
    Hays, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rual Hays of Sinai, was a junior at Western High School. Her home economics teacher made the appointment.
    Selected for her qualities of leadership and enthusiasm for home economics, Hays was to serve as a junior advisor to the editors of Co-Ed, a national magazine for teenage girls, and to keep them informed about the activities at Western High School.

  • Way We Were: Intruder consumed soda pop, sandwich

    50 YEARS AGO
    Nov. 29, 1962
    Charles Whitt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Whitt, fell at a skating party last week and suffered an injury to his right knee.

    Mr. and Mrs. R.C. Crouch Jr. were pictured on the front page checking on the tobacco that had been collected and stored at the Western Community barns in the 4-H tobacco drive in progress. There were 15 sticks donated so far in the Western area for the drive. Crouch was the chairman of the collection drive.

  • Way We Were: Free fruitcake with tire purchase at Twin Oaks

    50 YEARS AGO
    Nov. 22, 1962
    James B. Young was appointed jailer of Anderson County by County Judge W.S. Johnson to fill the vacancy left by the death of Charles W. Young on Nov. 15.
    The new jailer, son of the late Mr. Young, held a position with IBM in Lexington. During his father’s illness, he and his family moved to the jailer’s residence to assist in the operation of the jail and care of the courthouse.