The Way We Were

  • John W. Russell Day celebrated at senior center

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Aug. 4, 1966

    John Michael Flynn, grandson of Mrs. J.W. Flynn, completed basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas and had reported to Dyess Air Force Base at Abilene.

    Airman Donnie J. Rogers returned to MacDell Air Force Base in Florida after a 13-day leave with his parents and brother, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Rogers and Glenn Rogers Jr.

    The first hole-in-one to be made at the new Bob-O-Link Golf Course was made by Johnny C. Cornett of Lexington, according to course owner Robert O. Etherington.


    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, July 28, 1966

    Wanda Drury, 17, daughter of Susie B. Drury of Lawrenceburg, was crowned “Miss Mercer County Fair.”

    Wesley Sharp, 13, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Sharp, entered the Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington for the fifth operation on his hand. He had been injured when a dynamite cap exploded in his hand.

    Junior 4-H Beef show winners at the Lawrenceburg Fair were:


    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, July 21, 1966

    At the market — You could get 5-pounds of ocean perch fillets for $1.69 at A&P Supermarket. 5-pounds of chicken livers were $1.89.

  • Antioch Church burns before Sunday evening service

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, July 14, 1966

    John E. Tracy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Tracy, returned home after receiving his discharge from the U.S. Air Force. Tracy spent four years in the service. He came home from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

    Whew! The most talked about subject in Anderson County this week was the weather. It had been a scorcher with temperatures going to near record heights.


    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, July 7, 1966

    Sue Cole, 19, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.T. Cole, won the title of Miss Fox Creek R.E.C.C.

    Billy Caldwell suffered a severe cut on his hand while using a chain saw. He was admitted to the Central Baptist Hospital.

    Gov. Edward Breathitt named Lee Rucker, a farmer of the southwestern section of Anderson County, magistrate of the fifth district. Former magistrate Elbert Stinnett resigned when he moved out of the district.


    50 YEARS AGO

    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.

  • Shingleton honored, receives letter from president

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, June 23, 1966

    Wanda Drury, 17, was the winner of the beauty contest sponsored by the Pioneer Optimist Club at the Mercer County Fairgrounds in Harrodsburg. She is a daughter of Susie B. Drury and the late Charles Drury.

    Second place winner was Sue Reynolds, 18, Bondville, and third place honors went to Diana Mountjoy, 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lin Morgan Mountjoy of Anderson County.

    Mrs. Phillip Roddy pulled a ligament in her right hip while water skiing on the Kentucky River Sunday.

  • Crain graduated cum laude in physical education

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, June 16, 1966

    James J. Brown placed first in his class in the Bluegrass Rally Car Show in Versailles. He showed a 1935 model automobile.

    Paul Johnson, who returned from duty in Viet Nam where he was injured on March 24, was spending a 30-day convalescent leave with his parents, Anderson County Jailer Lucien Johnson and Mrs. Johnson, and his brother Robert.


    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, June 9, 1966

    New officers of the Western High School Future Homemakers of America were: Jane McQuire, president; Mary Lou Corley, first vice president, Linda Brown, second vice president; Charlotte Crain, secretary; Delores Drury, treasurer; Pat Fritts, reporter; Alla Case, song leader; Donna Brown, recreation leader; Judy Young parliamentarian; Emma Edington, historian.

    The Louisville Store had a Bargain Sale on Ivory soap for 5 cents a bar.


    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, June 2, 1966

    Fannie Leathers fell in the garden at her home on North Main and broke her leg. She underwent surgery at St. Joseph Hospital.

    William Fall Gabhart was appointed as a member of the Fox Creek Cemetery official board.

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