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Looking Back

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By Sharon Warner

Information was gathered from previous years of The Shelby Sentinel, The Shelby News and The Sentinel-News. You can reach the writer at sharonw@sentinelnews.com.

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, 1998

Six Shelby County students qualified for the state Governor's Cup academic competition. They were Kent Barnett, Jonathan Ford, Jarrod Lopez, Kathy McCardwell, Sean Raleigh and Ben Ray... Matthew Smith had the winning essay chosen by the Isaac Shelby Chapter Daughters of America Revolution... Matt Maxwell, coach of Living Waters Christian School, was named the Kentuckiana Christian Athletic Association Girls' Basketball Coach of the Year... Brian Webb was promoted to vice president as the West Frankfort banking center manager of Republic Bank and Trust Company... Sarah Beth Cook was named to Who's Who in Kentucky Future Business Leaders of America, Who's Who in Region 3 FBLA and she won second place in the Miss FBLA event... Births: Jasmine Dannyelle Chesser, Leah Morgan Hulker, Cameron Michael Likes, Samantha Ann Richard...

Deaths: Howard Thomas McAllister, 81; Chester L. James, 78; Frances Akins Cardwell, 73; Stella Perkinson Deweese, 85; Ruby Pearl nation Hudgens, 54; Nancy Hopkins Kirchner, 57; Hamilton "Skip" Livingston Lyone III, 72; Lesie L. Tate, 81; Dawson Buckner Tucker, 79; Anna Margaret Wainscott, 69.

15 years ago, 1993

Adonna Miller was promoted to assistant cashier at Citizens Union Bank; Joanne Anderson was promoted to cashier... Allison George, eighth-grader at West Middle, had the winning essay chosen by the Isaac Shelby Chapter DAR... The only thing that could stop Shelby County High School's Kim Cunningham in the first round of the Girls' Eighth Region Basketball Tournament was the bench. She scored a record 41 points in Shelby County's 69-58 victory over Scott County...

Deaths: Ollie Eugene Waterfill, 75; Johnson (J.B.) Walls Sr., 79.

25 years ago, 1983

John Herndon, former minister of Mount Eden Christian Church, was the new minister for Graefenburg Christian Church... Cadet Lt. Col. Thomas J. Flowers received the Douglas MacArthur Cadet of the Year Award at Riverside Military Academy in Georgia... The Big Brothers-Big Sisters Bowlathon netted more than $1,200 for the local organization...

Deaths: Paul Thomas Ratcliffe, 83; infant daughter of Eddie and Lora Baxter; Lorena Cook Hammond, 78; Virgil L. Cheek, 78; Lillie Hayden Burke, 97.

40 years ago, 1968

Frank E. Riley, a December graduate of the College of Agriculture, University of Kentucky, joined the Kentucky Utilities Company as Farm Service Adviser in the Elizabethtown and Shelbyville Districts... Bartley A. Greenwell, son of Mrs. S.V. Greenwell of Shelbyville, was chosen as the recipient of his company's Industrial Division Midwest Region Sales Engineer in the Year Award, and also the winner of the "President's Prize" for 1967 He was a Sales Engineer for the Delaval Separator Company in Illinois... Jim Wadlington had the honor of serving as a page in the Kentucky Legislature at Frankfort...

Deaths: Mrs. Mary Anna Watson Wakefield, 58; John McIntosh, 72; Earl Houston Castile, 45; Alonzo P. Wilson, 64; Clifton M. Nethery, 95; Mrs. Myrtle Hosley, 63.

50 years ago, 1958

For the sixth time in 11 years Coach Evan Settle guided the Shelbyville Red Devils to the State Tournament. The Demons earned the trip to the 1958 Classic when they downed the tournament favorite, Shepherdsville, 84-77... Pat Travis, 19-year-old niece of Paul Johnson, well-known barber of Shelbyville, won the title of Kentucky Derby Festival Queen in Louisville... Miss Jane Connell was among the Kentucky students who had been placed on the dean's list in the University of Kentucky's College of Arts and Science... Pfc. John F. Long participated in a field training exercise with the 3d Armored Division in Germany... Army Specialist Third Class Richard H. Morrison participated in a two-month maneuver with the 39th Infantry at Fort Greely, Alaska...

Deaths: Danny R. Lefler, twin son of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Lefler; Mrs. W.L. Swetnam; William Greenland Middelton, 83; Mrs. Elizabeth Tingle Shelton, 88; Crit M. Arnold, 68.

70 years ago, 1938

Joe Lawrence, prominent farmer, Benson Road, rescued his 2-year-old nephew, Lawrence Lea from drowning in a well, where he fell through a tin covering, but was revived by artificial respiration... Announcement was made that A. Biagi Tire company was exclusive dealer in Shelbyville and Shelby County for Frigidaire... R.J. Shipman, prominent land owner and fine Jersey cow fancier, bought the W.C. Logan farm of 302 acres near the site of the old Antioch Church and cemetery... Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bohn Jr. received congratulations upon the birth of a son, Frank Bohn III... Buchaman Catlett, 68, farmer, died at his home on State Pike, east... Mr. W.C. Winlock, banker and distinguished citizen died at King's Daughters hospital... C.D. Marshall died at his home near Todd's Point... William H. Wright, 81, retired farmer, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Clifton Youngman, near Hempridge... Mrs. Martha Jane Shelburne, 70, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Roy White near Shelbyville... Sidney Wilson Harbison, 74, native of Shelby County died in Mississippi... Mrs. Kate M. Wright, 83, wife of George Owens Wright, died at her home near Simpsonville.

80 years ago, 1928

William T. Sleadd, retired farmer, 70, died at his home in this city... Miss Bettie Willett Mallory, 80, well-known in this county, died at her home in Louisville... Mrs. Amanda Doyle Alexander, widow of Dr. S.S. Alexander, died at her home near Bethlehem, Henry County... Charles L. Hoodenpyle, Louisville, died suddenly of heart trouble, just after he boarded a street car. He was the father of J. Edwin Hoodenpyle, cashier of the Shelby County Trust and Banking Company of this city... Mrs. Mary Wright Blythe, wife of J.E. Blythe, died at her home at Graefenburg... John Geoghegan, 62, died at his home on Eighth Street... Christopher C. James, 68, died at his home near Scott Station... Clarence Hall, 53, died at his home near Elmburg, after a short illness... Mrs. Mary McDonald, 75, widow of Rev. D.M. McDonald, former pastor of Shelbyville Presbyterian Church, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C.E. Reed in Louisville... Robert H. Wiggington, Finchville, died suddenly of heart trouble while at work... Augustus Shelburn, 85, guest of the Old Mason's Home, died at the institution.

90 years ago, 1918

Wallace and Downs sold her Louis Pollard 127 acre farm in the Chestnut Grove neighborhood to R.S. Scobee for $165 per acre... The body of William David Middleton, who died at his home in Louisville, was brought here for burial... Joseph, 18-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Hall, died at the King's Daughters Hospital of pneumonia... Mrs. Rebecca VanNatta, widow of Shelby VanNatta, died at the home of her son in St. Joseph, Mo... Mrs. Nancy E. McClain, wife of William H. McClain, died at her home on the Hempridge Pike... John T. Foreman, 69, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Claude wills, near Van Dyke, Mill... Word was received here of the death of David B. Todd, 65, a farmer of Todd's Point, at Norton Infirmary in Louisville.