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1982: First surgery performed at equine hospital

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By Sharon Warner

If anyone has an old photo that they would like to run with this column bring it and the information into The Sentinel-News office or e-mail it to the writer at sharonw@sentinelnews.com. We are also looking for mystery photos. If you have a picture you can't identify, send it in and we'll ask our readers for help.

10 years ago, 1997

"LIVE! It's Thursday night!" Citizens with cable television were able to watch City Council in action live over Channel 19... Santa Claus was teaming up with the Mount Eden Ruritan Club and Shelbyville/Shelby County Park and Recreation to give children in that community a little bit of Christmas all year long, playground equipment... Robert Samples was elected second vice president of the Kentucky Association of Counties... Four Shelby County High School students were inspired by Oprah Winfrey. Ashley Hedges, Emily Bowers, Lesley Smith and Sarah Knopf challenged the high school student body to brighten the holidays of two elementary school students, and make their wishes come true by donating a $1 each... The 1997 Shelby County WalkAmerica raised $11,700 with more than 130 walkers representing 25 teams. The 1996 event total was $8,000...

Deaths: Henry Ike Conder III, 33; Elzy Jones Jr., 70; Grace Lee Crittendon Moore, 98; Evelyn Raisor Webster, 85; Louis Peter Violette, 47; Frank J. Jamison, 88.

15 years ago, 1992

Citizens Union Bank lead 21 other teams with $679.50 collected for the March of Dimes WalkAmerica, which helped boost the total for the Shelby County walk to $4,506.03... Anna Henson, Tessa Edelen, Jenny Hager and Rachel Adams, all members of Co-Ed-Y, made plans to travel by bus to Washington, D.C., for the January inauguration of President-elect Bill Clinton. The trip was coordinated by the state chapter of the UMCA, with which Co-Ed-Y is affiliated... Darla Roberts was named Young Careerist by the Shelbyville Business and Professional Women's Club... After leading the Shelby County Rockets with a 13.0-point average last season, Matt Simons nearly tripled his output with a career-high 35 points as Shelby County triumphed over the St. Xavier Tigers 69-57. Not only did he have a fractured finger, but the Shelby County High School's 6-foot-11 center had to contend with a pair of 6-7 front-liners in the Rockets' season opener... Birth: Jessica Kathleen Hembree...

Deaths: William Kenneth Hedden, 88; Grace Hayden Gillis Perry, 90; Mary C. "Rannie" Doyle, 76; Tiffany Gail Moore, 6-year-old daughter of Cherry Moore and Claude Wyatt; Shirley Ann Goodwin Grant, 55; Elizabeth Doyle Thompson, 84; Claude A. Johnson Sr., 86; Billy Smith Brown, 35; John R. Davis, 67; Oral Nethery, 64; Emma Wilson Catlett, 89; Willanna T. Vernon, 89; Sue McCoy Gaston, 57.

25 years ago, 1982

Winners in the Shelby County 4-H speech contest were Tyler Long, Rachel White, Tish Tucker, Melinda Mize, Anissa White and Michael Adams... Dennis Long and Gerald Buecker opened a dental practice on the corner of Washington and Eleventh streets... Donald Prather, a New Castle native, joined the law firm with local attorneys, Ralph Mitchell and Sherman Riggs... Plans for a mobile home park off Zaring Mill Road were announced at the Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission meeting... the first surgery was performed at Equine Services, veterinarian Scott Bennett's new "horse hospital" about a mile west of Simpsonville on U.S. 60... Despite falling approximately $7,000 short of their Shelby County goal for 1983, Metro United Way campaign officials were pleased to bring in $33,285...

Births: Anna Taylor Roberts, Jacob Daniel Hinkle...

Deaths: Edwin "Eddie" Clark, 58; Mrs. Mary Bell Roberts, 78; Mrs. George Bowles, 81; Mrs. Minnie Wiley Updike, 96; Albert Cooley Sr., 60; Belle Burgin Swanson, 51; Mrs. Edna Vaughan Scott, 70.

40 years ago, 1967

The "brand new" post office at Waddy was entered by thieves and a number of Christmas packages were stripped of their contents... The Weissinger Manor on the Mount Eden Road served as the new home of the newly-organized Moose Lodge for Shelby County... Five vending machines were heavily damaged by thieves who entered the John Trumbo Sunoco Service Station at Simpsonville... In four days of sales at the Shelbyville tobacco market, 4,730,264 pounds were sold for $3,427,070.36, an average of $72.45... New officers elected for the Shelby County Archery Club were Frank Mathews, president; Bill Hedges, vice president. Directors were Larry Gravett, Raymond Gardner, Donald Richardson, Mary Mathews and Dale Fortner... Junior officers elected at Shelbyville High School were: Ronnie Lipman, president; Mike Harrod, vice president; Sarah Beth Chatham, treasurer; Harriett Ballard, secretary. Sophomore officers were Rosette Catlett, president; Jennie McBrayer, vice president; Kay Allen, secretary; John Ellis, class treasurer...

Army Private First Class Arthur L. Buntain, 18, participated in "Operation Pershing" in Vietnam, with other members of the 1st Air Calvary Division...

Deaths: Robert Lewis Veeneman, 43; Ollie Perry Hardesty, 87; Mr. F.F. Barnett; Mrs. Yolanda Morris Sloan, 54; Verner Ogden, 74; Oscar Perkins, 74; Cpl. James Leonard Travis Jr.

50 years ago, 1957

Mr. Ludlow Cook, who served Shelby County as Magistrate in the Harrisonville District for 20 years and started another term was commissioned a Kentucky colonel by Gov. A.B. Chandler... The Shelbyville Red Devils opened their season with a 72-65 triumph over Owen County... The new brick Solomon's Lodge Temple, next to the Old Mason's Home on U.S. 60 east of Shelbyville, was dedicated. William O. Ware, Grand Master and other Grand Officers of Kentucky had charge of the services... Births: William Michael Poole, Cindy Lee Cinnamond, Norman Scott Sharp...

Deaths: Miss Julia Mae Cherry, 53; Robert A. McDowell, 74; Edgar Green Tatman, 73; Mrs. Leota Gray Palmer, 64; William Lee Mitchell, 50.

60 years ago, 1947

The undefeated Cropper basketball team defeated Shelbyville Red Devils 41-33 -- the Devils first defeat of the season... Burley brought record prices at the opening of sales at the warehouses, when the average was $48.64... Basketball results included Shelbyville 40, Mount Eden 27; New Castle 36, Bagdad, 28; Bagdad 50, Waddy 48; Finchville 45, Rugby 26; Gleneyrie 46, Sulphur, 29... Claude Simpson Busey, 81, and Lemuel Huston McCormack, 60, both farmers, died at King's Daughters... George R. Reed, 65, farmer, of the Finchville neighborhood, died suddenly while on a visit in Indianapolis, Ind... Mrs. Lillian McWilliams Boyd, 85, widow of William Owen Boyd, formerly of Shelbyville, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Murray P. Nicol.

80 years ago, 1927

The Shelbyville Red Devils defeated the Yellow Panthers of Frankfort 26-1, ending the Shelbyville season... Mr. Ryan Blakemore of Louisville bought the Logan Grocery, west of the Armstrong Hotel... Miss Mattie Bell, 65, died in Charlotte, N.C. following a long illness. She was a native of this city, daughter of the late William Bell.

90 years ago, 1917

Dr. W. Burnett purchased the residence of John L. Miller on Bland Avenue... C.S. Royalty sold his farm of 137.5 acres on the Harrington Mill Road to J. Edwin Rodgers for $120 per acre... Goodman, Brown & Youngman sold for B.F. and Robert Smith their farm of 203 acres on State Pike about two miles west of Shelbyville to Mrs. Lizzie Hedden and Mrs. Pingree Blaydes for $125 per acre... Messrs. Lewis French, Elbert Nash and Clifton Youngman joined the Navy at Louisville Recruiting Station to go to Great Lakes Training Station... Captain D. Owen Byars reported to his regiment at El Paso, Texas.