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COUNTY GETTING READY FOR BICENTENNIAL

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50 YEARS AGO

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Thursday, June 30, 1966

Kenneth Riley, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Otis Riley of Mercer County, was seriously injured at the Calvin Morgan Service Station on U.S. 62, just west of Lawrenceburg, where he was employed.

According to R.B. Jennings of Memphis, Tennessee, driver of a large trailer truck that was loaded with 28,960 pounds of construction steel, he had stopped to have a tire changed. He said the tire safety lock rim blew off the tire while Riley was working on it, struck Jennings in the forehead knocking him back and then hit Riley across the top of his head causing a severe head wound.

Riley was rushed by ambulance to the Frankfort hospital and then transferred to the University Medical center.

A/3c Robert B. Edwards completed a 15-day furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Edwards, and reported Tuesday to Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.

Deaths

•Ella Haden, 67, widow of John A. Haden.

•Will H. Douthitt, 75, barge crew member, husband of Eleanore Warren Douthitt.

•Rose Ann Travis, 77, Lexington, daughter of the late Charles and Mary Shouse Catlett, wife of Allie Travis.

40 YEARS AGO

Thursday, July 1, 1976

Anderson County was gearing up for a big bicentennial celebration. There was to be a parade, fireworks, pet show, talent contest, arts and crafts display, costume contests, patriotic band contest, craft demonstrations such as soap making, chair caning, churning and whittling, fiddlers contest and gospel quartets, a display from the Harrodsburg Heritage Center and Red Sovine from Nashville, Tennessee, and a member of the Grand Ole Opry was to perform at the high school.

Betsy New placed in the sixth high individual in the Junior English division of the State 4H Horse Judging contest. Betsy and her team members were Tammy Garrison and Lucy Tuell. Mary Ruth Jenkins was their coach.

Carolyn Litkenhus, Janet Litkenhus and Sheila Roark attended the contest.

 

David Wallace Hartley, senior business and accounting major at Transylvania University, was among a group of 35 students set to tour several European countries in the month of July.

He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Hartley.

Deaths

•Clyde Wells, 73, Route 3, employee of the American Effird Thread Mills Co. for 20 years and former employee of J.T.S. Brown Distilling Company, son of the late Tom and Annie Darnell Wells.

•Winnie Grimes Catlett, 71, Salvisa, retired teacher, daughter of the late Huston and Sally Grimes, widow of Roy Catlett.

•John H. Casey, 63, Taylorsville, retired farmer, son of the late Willie and Mary Wilson Casey, husband of Evelyn Waldridge Casey.

30 YEARS AGO

Wednesday, June 25, 1986

Carl and Ada Etherington and their dairy on Nevins Station Road were featured on the front page for June Dairy Month.

Farmers were being offered a buyout from the government but he wasn’t interested.

“I started in 1937 with one cow and a 5-gallon can,” he said. “I’ve been milking ever since.”

He bought his home on Nevins’ Station in 1948 and was now up to 37 Holsteins.

Tamara Stratton was chosen as Miss Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show. She is a daughter of William D. and Joyce Sea Stratton. She was a sophomore at Georgetown College. Wendy Bruce was first runner-up; Ann Marie Richmond was Miss Congeniality. Crown bearer was Wesley Tucker and flower girl was Lucretia Hazelwood.

Mrs. Arch Shely was pictured enjoying one of her birthday gifts – a tractor ride to the garden with great-granddaughters, Ginger and Jaclyn Shely and husband, Arch. She was 86-years-old. They were pictured on the tractor with their tobacco chewing dog, Tip, running along side. According to a family member, when Mr. Shely got finished with his chaw, Tip would chew it awhile and then swallow it.

Anchor Industries Inc., Evansville, Indiana, manufacturer of tents and related outdoor fabric products, announced the promotion of Jerry W. Peach, to General Manager of the Florida division of Anchor Industries.

Deaths

•Russell L. Carpenter, 61, Versailles, retired government gauger.

•Thomas Cox, 70, Danville, son of the late Rondol and Zelpha Cooper Cox, husband of Beulah Grider Cox.

15 YEARS AGO

Wednesday, June 27, 2001

Natalie Morgan was crowned Miss Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show. The 16-year-old, daughter of Bruce and Cathy Morgan, won Miss Teen the previous year at the fair.

Brittany Sullivan, daughter of Lisa and Gary Fritts was first runner-up. Kristi McCormick, daughter of Jeff and Jill McCormick was second runner-up. Jerilyn Honaker, daughter of Jerry and Katrina Honaker was third runner-up. Miss Congeniality was won by Tiffany Akins, daughter of Peggy Akins and the late Ronnie Akins.

Cody Dean was pictured wearing an appropriate headdress while taking part in Culture Day at Western Elementary. He was in Ms. Sheila Mitchell’s fifth grade class and they were learning about Mexico.

Deaths

•James William Hooper Jr., 7, Hoophole Road, died from a long bout of cancer. He was a second grader at Western Elementary and enjoyed tee-ball, fishing and Pokémon. He was a son of James William “Jimmy “ and Michelle Harley Hooper.

•Carl S. Edington, 71, Frankfort, retired from Florida Tile as a paint technician, son of the late Calvin and Pearl Cox Edington, widower of Louise Gardner Edington and Lucille C. Norton Edington.

•Eugene Stidham, 72, Buckley Lane, retired from McLean Trucking Company after 35 years of service, son of the late Troy Stidham and Lillie Walker Stidham, husband for 48 years of Ann Eversole Stidham.

•John F. Morrow, 71, Graefenburg, supervisor for the Division for Surplus Property for the Department of Finance and had been an employee of Genesco for 28 years, son of the late John Franklin and Bertha Hukill Morrow, husband of Dorothy Robinson Morrow.

•Melvin P. Sacre, 64, Old Frankfort Road, retired maintenance superintendent for the Kentucky State Police Information System, son of the late Neville and Macy Sacre, husband of Jeannetta Wright Sacre.

•Lois Seay ‘Bud’ Short, 88, Saffell Street, building contractor, owner and operator of Red Bud Camper Sales, son of the late G.B. and Alice Kennedy Short, husband for 62 years of Louise Carter Short.

Compiled by Janie Bowen

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