Back In My Day

  • Back in My Day | Emma Jean Pate

    Sometimes when life gives you a lemon, you are not old enough to make lemonade. But when the dust finally settles, you find yourself surrounded by love sitting on the porch sipping a tall glass of cold lemonade.

    That describes Emma Jean Pate’s start in life. She was born Dec. 19, 1930, in Campbellsburg, Ky., the 10th child born in about 20 years. Her mother passed away Jan. 28, leaving her father with an infant and nine other children.

  • Back In My Day | Jim Fothergill

    Carroll County native Jim Fothergill and his family can be found throughout the history annuals.

    His mother was a Jett and he can trace his mother’s father to before the Civil War. He has a copy of his grandfather’s Civil War discharge papers.

    His grandfather with his three brothers started Jett Brothers Distillery after the Civil War and stayed in business until prohibition when the distillery was sold.

  • Back in my day | Matt and Gerri Gandolfo

    Education brought Mathew and Gerri Gandolfo to Carrollton in 1964.

    Matt received a call from Bob Pike, the principal at the newly completed 42 School, now known as Cartmell Elementary. Pike needed a science teacher. Matt told him he did not know much about teaching, but Pike argued, “You know science.”

  • Back In My Day | Tom Dapron

    Shooting and music have been a part of Tom Dapron’s life for as long as he can remember.

  • Back In My Day | Hubert Hackett

    Scratching a living off a hill and fighting the Little Kentucky River for who would get to keep the crops was a life that Hubert Hackett Jr., son of Hubert and Ethel Richmond Hackett, has enjoyed very much.

    His family came from Trimble County where his grandfather had a farm. Hackett is not sure where it was located, although he knows the family is buried in Moffett Cemetery in Trimble County.

  • Back In My Day | Jim Richey

    A childhood interest in woodworking turned into a lifelong career and passion for Carrollton resident Jim Richey. The former owner of Butler Furniture in Carrollton, Jim spent several years volunteering for Habitat for Humanity in Louisville, as well as helping to restore facades in downtown Madison, Ind., and downtown Carrollton. At 87 years young, he maintains an active lifestyle, including teaching skiing and walking two miles a day.

  • Back In My Day | Albert and Alma Beach

    A chance meeting in an ice cream parlor is still going strong as Albert and Alma Beach just celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary.

    Albert is the son of Dorothy and Homer Beach and born in 1929, in Boone County. He had four brothers and five sisters. He grew up on a small farm about two-and-half to three miles from Verona. He said it was a very typical farm, as they grew tobacco, some corn to feed the animals, had a few cows, raised hogs and chickens, and had a big garden.

  • Back In My Day | Doris Miller

    Mary Doris Miller has worked just about everywhere, it seems, over her 75 years. The native Texan has worked during the summer harvests in California, Michigan, Missouri and Florida and has lived and worked in several Texas towns, Connecticut and now Kentucky, and has retired three times from the same company.

    “Growing up, I’ve always bounced with the ball; however the ball rolled, I learned to bounce with everything,” she said.

  • Back In My Day - Garland Allen

    Natives of Breckinridge County, Ky., Garland and Shirley Allen came to Carrollton in 1975 when the Army Corps of Engineers transferred Garland to Markland Dam.

    Allen’s father also worked for the Army Corps of Engineers for the Addison Lock, No. 45, on the Ohio River. The lock was closed in 1971 when one at Cannelton, Ind. opened further down the Ohio River. His father also did some tenant farming in addition to working on the locks.

  • Back In My Day - Sandy Willhoite

     James Donald “Sandy” Willhoite is described as a good and caring person. He was raised to work hard and to be fair to those around him. His life, which he calls blessed, demonstrates his love of family and his religious faith.