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The Way We Were

  • Way We Were: Improvements evident at Rutherford

    This report from Andrew Bird, Superintendent of Schools, ran in the May 24, 1962 issue of The Anderson News about the Rutherford School.
    Rutherford is about 15 miles from Lawrenceburg and serves the southern part of the county. It is the center formed by consolidating in 1949-50 Young, Champion, Searcy, Goodlett, Kays, Royalty, part of Hickory Grove and Rutherford, all one-room schools ranging in enrollment from 11 to 23.
    The present enrollment is 139 and five teachers, four them with college degrees, and a teacher there.

  • Way We Were: Pipe cleaning takes money, literally

    50 YEARS AGO
    June 21, 1962
    John Louis Hume, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hume of Alton Station, graduated from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va.
    He received a bachelor of arts degree in business administration with specialization in accounting and economics.
    He is married to the former Brenda Adams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Reo Adams of Alton Station.

    Groundbreaking ceremonies were held for the new Woodford Hospital. The building program was initiated by a $400,000 gift from Mrs. Oakey Logan Alexander.

  • Way We Were: Rod Martin Oakland Raider Trainer

    50 YEARS AGO
    July 5, 1962
    Kenny Walker suffered a leg fracture on the Tway Horse Farm near Louisville Friday morning.
    According to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Walker, a horse threw him and the horse fell on his leg.
    He is a nephew of deputy county clerk Susan Walker. The Walkers are former residents of Lexington where Mr. Walker was a horse trainer.

    Sharon, Teresa and Eddie Hyatt, children of Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Earl Hyatt, were confined at home for several weeks with measles and whooping cough.

  • Way We Were: Preacher Boy Contest Won by Grace

     50 YEARS AGO
    June 14, 1962
    Betty McMichael, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John G. McMichael, was elected reporter for the State Homemakers of America.
    The Lexington district nominated her.

    June 21, 1962
    Julian B. Cole was named chairman of the Lawrenceburg Christian Church board.

    First class badges were given to 21 Girl Scouts at a Camp Fire program held at the Fairgrounds.

  • Way We Were: Harold and Maudie preferred milkin' by hand

    By Janie Bowen
    News staff
    I recently took a drive down to the Van Buren Boat Ramp at Taylorsville Lake and as I drove along Pleasant Grove Ridge, I was flooded with memories.
    Of course my grandparents, Robert and Emolyn Searcy, lived in the heart of Van Buren before Taylorsville Lake came about, so I have traveled that road many times.
    However, one of those memories had to do with a story for June Dairy Month.
    There aren’t enough dairy farms left in Anderson County to celebrate dairy month now, but 30 years ago was a different story.

  • Way We Were: Woodside rates superior in recital

    50 YEARS AGO
    June 14, 1962
    Mike Blacketer suffered a fall from a sliding board Tuesday and suffered a fracture of his right leg.  
    He was admitted to the St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington and returned home Wednesday.

    Sheriff John E. Birdwhistell summoned 60 prospective jurors for the opening of the June term of circuit court.

  • Way We Were: Chief Kirby rescues child from room

    50 YEARS AGO
    May 24, 1962

    Chief of Police William Kirby was called to the home of Mrs. E.B. Cornett Jr. on Bond Street to assist in getting the 2-and-a-1/2-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Drury from the second story of the home where he had locked himself in.
    The chief said the child had turned an inside lock to a room adjoining the bathroom and was unable to get out.

  • Graduates: The Way We Were
  • Way We Were: Briscoe lifted purse, wound up with flowers

    50 YEARS AGO
    May 17, 1962
    Ronnie Downey won a blue ribbon for his demonstration and a red ribbon on speech, and Regina Cunningham won a blue ribbon on her demonstration at the Senior District 4-H Rally held at the University of Kentucky. Sue Cole was also a blue ribbon winner in speech.

  • Way We Were: Jacob Stewart Citizen of the Month

    50 YEARS AGO
    May 10, 1962
    Ed Grace was named president of the newly reactivated Anderson County Sportsman’s Club. There were about 30 members at the first meeting.
    Other officers were: Arlie Gritton, vice president; Billy Sayre, secretary-treasurer. The club had been inactive for about two years.

    Charlotte Vaughn, junior student at the University of Kentucky, was recognized for distinguished academic achievement at the annual Honors Day ceremonies at Memorial hall.