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Thursday, April 7, 1966

Two Anderson County 4-H Teenage Club members were to leave with 225 other Kentucky students and leaders for a 4-H Citizenship Short Course at the National 4-H Center in Washington, D.C.

Donna Mitchell was to represent Western High and Michael Hostetter Anderson High. They were to be in Washington a week.Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Edwards, Jesse Simpson and Mr. and Mrs. Helm Hood, fishing off the Maybob out of San Carlos Marina in southwest Florida March 17 could boast of a catch of 53 nice Kings, averaging six pounds. Some weighed as much as 15 pounds.

Western Future Homemakers of America chapter members attended the district F.H.A. meeting in Winchester.

Attending the meeting were Emma Edington, Charlotte Crain, Linda Brown, Mary Lou Corley, Jane McGuire, Lois Ann Brown, Delores Drury, Debra Scott, Brenda Evans, Nancy Hawkins, Elise Waldridge, Eleanor Scott, Rita Satterly, Jo Ann Drury and their advisor Barbara Johnson. Judy Young was the reporter.


Thursday, April 14, 1966

Army Pvt. Robert W. Hott, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Hott, Route 2, was assigned to the 28th artillery in Germany.

Hott, 19, a cannoneer with Battery C of the artillery’s 2nd Battalion, entered the Army in Oct. 1965. He was a 1964 graduate of Anderson High.

Charles O. Bertram, ag teacher at Anderson High, was one of five agricultural teachers to be honored by the Kentucky Vocational Association.

Marine Pvt. David M. Caddell Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. David M. Caddell of Route 2, completed individual combat training at Camp LeJeune, North Carolina.


•Charles Randolph Allen, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. John Allen.

•J.H. Tipton, 73, retired farmer, husband of Nola Coop Tipton.

•D. Charles Shouse, 78, retired painter, husband of Nannie B. Stratton Shouse.

•Annie Lee Baker, 81, Harrodsburg, native of Anderson County.

•Robert H. Phillips, 74, Talmage, retired Southern Railway agent at Talmage in Mercer County for 47 years, retired farmer.


Wednesday, April 15, 1976

Jennie Hays placed third in a Junior Clerk Typist competition held at Morehead State University. A senior at Anderson High School, Hays advanced to the state competition.

Other Anderson students to advance to the state were Lea Ellen Hostetter and Carol Chilton.

Mrs. Robert Searcy reported in the Van Buren News that there would be a hymn sing at the Van Buren Baptist Church April 25 at 2 o’clock. Earl Sutherland was to be in charge. Everyone was invited.

Mr. and Mrs. Brack Hardin and Mrs. Edna Love were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Stinnett, Saturday night for a fish supper.


•Leila Watts Evans, 72, Route 2, wife of Clyde Evans.

•Jewel Burke, 54, Park Lane, retired manager of Frankfort Gateway, former employee of the Kroger Company for 15 years, husband of Lucille Abrams Burke.

•Rose Collins Scott, 95, Versailles, widow of Arthur L. Scott.

•Gratz Brown Hawkins III, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. G.B. Hawkins, South Main.


Wednesday, April 16, 1986

Truman Birdwhistell was honored for his many years of service as chairman of the Red Cross Blood Unit in Anderson County. Received a plaque in appreciation.

Athletes were honored at Western Anderson High School. They included Toby Curtsinger, Chris Bryant, Kevin Goodlett, Doug Brown, James Brown, Angie Wilhoite, Jennifer Gabhart, Pam Calvert, Bobby Lynn Gabhart, Stacey Peach, Sharon Hoskins, Nicole Hawthorne and Jill Cunningham.

Danny Murphy, sophomore at Anderson High School, was elected president of the Trusteeship Council of the Kentucky United Nations Assembly (KUNA).

Anderson High is a very “twindy” school, the headline said on the Bearfacts page.

There were 664 students at the high school and in that group were six sets of twins.

They were: freshmen Betty Jean and Bobby Richmond and Karen and Kristi Clark; sophomores, Seth and Stuart Patterson, Marsh and Marsha Woodrow, and Allison and Leslie Campbell; and juniors, Pollette and Collette Johnson.

Paul Cornish of Harrodsburg, a member of the 100th Division (U.s. Army Reserve), was awarded a Certificate of Achievement for work in community relations.

The Anderson native was a platoon sergeant in the 100th Division’s A Troop, 1st Squadron, 302nd Calvary of Harrodsburg. He had 24 years of reserve and two years of active service.


•Rev. Richard Elmer “R.E.” Booker, 96, Gatewood Avenue, retired minister, former pastor of Fellowship Baptist, volunteered more than 20 years at the Child Development Center in Lexington, husband of the late Flora Hedger Booker.

•NIcholas Price Green, 88, Frankfort, retired farmer, 37 year employee of the State High Department as a licensed engineer, husband of Virginia Richardson Green.

•Elizabeth Ann Davenport Gritton, 72, Harrodsburg, taught school in Kentucky and Maryland, wife of Claude S. Gritton.


Wednesday, April 4, 2001

Students at Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg brought home some trophies from the Kentucky Academy of Christian Schools International Science Fair.

Lyndsie Lucas, freshman, received the Judge’s Award for the project that was deemed to be the outstanding high school project. Her project considered whether the duration of a crime affects the witness’ ability to describe a suspect.

Students receiving superior ratings were: Sarah Hudson, senior, for her adhesion comparing brick, concrete and tile; Chap Cooper, freshman, for his project that compared battery life span in flashlights; and eighth grader Victoria Havener for her research on Energizer batteries and whether they actually last longer than competitors brands on a circuit board.

Receiving excellent ratings were eighth grader Emily Chrisman for her study of bread mold developing in different types of breads (wheat, rye, white, sourdough and potato); and seventh grader Josh Hopper for a comparison of thermal energy in timing freezing rates of various water temperatures.

Wednesday April 11, 2001

Maurice and Louella Stratton celebrated their 60th anniversary April 8.

They met at a Western High ball game in 1939. They married in 1941.

The couple had three children.


Candice Spencer, a sophomore at Anderson High School, was Cheerleader of the Week. She was a member of the boy’s varsity squad. She is a daughter of Joy and Johnny Spencer. Her favorite part of cheering was the time she spent with her teammates on the squad. Candice planned to study computer technology at the University of Kentucky.


•Jean Routt Cornish, 68, Graefenburg Road, former fabrics department employee at the Frankfort Wal-Mart, wife of Charles Cornish.

•Nyla Joyce Calvert Dean, 55, Fox Creek Road, born in Chaplin, attended Bloomfield High School.

•James P. Dennis, 89, Lexington, Sinai native, retired Samaritan Hospital painter, husband of Edna Lucille Drury Dennis.

•Mamie Margaret Hines, 83, enjoyed arts, crafts, fishing and had modeled clothing, widow of James T. Hines.

•Morris Hyatt, 81, farmer, self-employed excavating contractor, World War II Navy Sea Bees veteran, husband of Betty Catlett and the late Hilda Clevinger Hyatt.

•Rita Ann Burgin Stinnett, 47, Humston Drive, former employee of Heritage Hall Care Center, wife of James Nelson Stinnett.

Compiled by Janie Bowen

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