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Looking back: Aug. 1, 2014

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1959: Superintendent George Giles closes deal for land on U.S. 60 East

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.

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10 years ago, 2004

Shawn Cresap signed his letter of intent to attend Northern Kentucky University in Cold Springs to play baseball…. Iran Brown was awarded three medals from the Aldine Pathfinder District Twilight Scout Camp and was accepted into the Harris Academy for Leadership, Citizenship and Multi-Languages in Houston, Texas, for the fall 2004 semester…. Karen Shouse applied for her first job at 16 with McDonald’s restaurant at Governor’s Square, and after 26 years on the job, she retired…. Jesse Harris celebrated 20 years of service to the radio ministry, starting with a 15-minute broadcast on WSTL, Eminence and grew to a six-hour broadcast on WKXF, Shelbyville. The radio station then moved to WTSZ, Louisville…. Rev. Henry Loppnow presided at his final service as pastor of Holy Cross Lutheran Church after serving there since 1992 as a vicar…. After 24 years in the Shelbyville community, George Brinkhaus sold his automobile dealership, Brinkhaus Buick-Pontiac-GMC Truck, and planned to retire in September….

Birth: Charity Rose Sloan…. I’m one: Taylor Michelle Clark, Alexis Brooke Kelly, Hailey Madison Mills, Maredith Irene Lyons…. Three teens killed in a single-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon after church were Jason Clark Newton, 15-year-old son of Tommy and Sue Newton; 15-year-old Matt Edwards, son of Linda and David Downing; and 18-year-old Donnie Larry Maddox Jr., son of Donald Larry Sr. and Linda Sue Maddox…. Other deaths: Tammy Kay Moore Stephens, 37; Betsy M. Moore, 76; Amanda Leanne Woodard, 20; Paul Walker Yount, 68;  Alice Marie Curtin, 89; Rev. Gertrude Crumes Coleman, 88; Lewis “Buck” O’Nan, 76; Daniel Earl Stiglets, 55; Atwell Thomas Gray, 86.

15 years ago, 1999

Sgt. Gary Brown was honored by the county jailer and staff with a retirement reception after 15 years as an employee of the jail and detention center…. With temperatures holding strong in the 90s for the past few weeks, the heat became an oppressive fact of life, and Kentucky farmers were paying the price.... USS Shelby Sharks winner Chad Waits qualified for the Southeast Regional Junior National swimming meet in Orlando…. Shelley Elizabeth Hays was named to the dean’s list for the spring 1999 semester at the Carol Martin Gatton College of Business and Economics at the University of Kentucky…. Tanner May was picked from hundreds of babies to do a still photo shot for Pampers diapers…. Betsy Hanna Pollett graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas with a master of arts in school psychology …. Treana Redd was a finalist in the “Be a L’Oreal Kid” Talent Search contest and with her mother, Tammy, won a four-day, three-night trip to New York where she auditioned to appear in an ad campaign for L’Oreal Kids hair care products…. Katie Nadene Cook, granddaughter of Ralph and Lillian Wade, was a second runner-up in the Anderson County Fair Queen contest.... Shelbyville attorney Ben G. Matthews was honored as 1999 Senior Counselor during the Kentucky Bar Association Annual Convention in Louisville....

Births: Jacob Grant Melton, Reagan Kate Murphy, Kaelin Anne Welch, Henry Peter Vandertoll, Elias Aarron Baltazar, Ashton Scott Brooks, Joseph Allen Chisholm Jr., Samuel Dalton Golden, Gregory Anthony Lentini, Ashton Rose Schneider, Branden James Skinner, Sierrah Nicole Tingle, Zachary Tayler Williams…. Deaths: Vernon Aldridge, 80; Edward B. Collins, 81; Dorothy Neal Davis, 97; Allen Thomas Franklin, 51; Jane Elizabeth Highland, 77; Jane B. Long, 71; James D. Quire, 68; Betsy Kell Rohrl, 75; Susie Ann Catlett Spurr, 55; Clarence Broadus Tingle, 74; Agnes Laverne Harris Beach, 50; Lydia B. Davis, 65; David Lowe Heitzman, 67; Orbin F. Wood, 84; Evelyn Louise Pearson Hedges, 64; Johnnie Hedges Jr., 71; Paula Denise Spencer Sullivan, 44; Jane Elizabeth Highland, 77; Mary Willie Reed Stucker, 89.

25 years ago, 1989

Century 21 announced four new agents – Bryan J. Richert, Betty Baird Hall, Stephanie Purnell and Marie E. Potter.... The residents didn't like it and neither did Sheldon Nation, to some degree, but the Triple S Board of Adjustments and Appeals granted Nation a permit to continue operating Sunshine Pet Food on Haley Road.... First there was Thurman and Associates – Doug Thurman and his mother, Jeanette, sharing a desk in a 120 sq. foot office in Village Plaza. Thurman took over as owner of Century 21, which involved 20 agents in the real estate business located in a larger office in the Village Plaza annex.... Bobby Clark caught a 32-pound blue catfish. He said it took 25 minutes to get the huge fish into the boat.... Tony Spugnardi was named director of community relations at United Medical Center/Shelbyville, affiliated with Jewish Hospital..... Rick Crawford and Jack Ridge broke ground for their 18-hole public golf course when bulldozers began excavation on the property off KY 53 South.... The state Transportation Cabinet released a draft of a six-year road plan that pushed the construction of a bypass in eastern Shelby County to the front burner..... When residents of Ken Acres and Meadow Run received their sewer bills, some may think there was a mistake – some even outraged – as rates tripled..... Students at West Middle School would learn about sex, death, abuse and divorce in a 24x24 feet portable classroom because there was no other space available.....

Births: Trevor McClain Hardie, Alex Brandon and Nathan Michael Dutton, Shaun Eric Drane, Sara Ann Ware, Kayla Mae Ashby, Dennis Aaron Marsee…. Serving our country: Major Roger L. Winsett received the Army Commendation Medal for exceptionally meritorious achievement while serving as the Detachment Commander, Headquarters, STARC, Kentucky Army National Guard.... Deaths: Arvin Sampson, 84; Noble Y. Miller, 77; George R. Loving, 57; Gilbert Hamilton, 74; Robert Beach, 85; W. Lindsey Logan, 93; Robert Beach, 85; J.B. Yates, 65; Brian G. Kosick, 18; Ethel Moore Clark, 93; Mary Smith Bryan, 88; Bertha L. Rodgers, 102; Virginia Morse Balz, 73; Henry Gilbert Gabel, 71.

40 years ago, 1974

Mrs. W.C. Redding received two pieces of silver in recognition of her decade of service at King's Daughters Hospital. She was the head of linen service.... Finchville Baptist Church, founded July 31, 1799, was the oldest (or possibly second oldest) Baptist Church in the county in continuous existence.... A bomb threat received at the Shelbyville Fire Station ended with the evacuation of the King's Daughters Hospital shortly afterwards.... Laura Gallrein was crowned the Miss Shelby County Fair. Toni Ethington was Miss Congeniality.... Mrs. Marshall Long was named Shelbyville Chairman of the Breath of Life Campaign to fight children's lung-damaging diseases.... The Image Tree, Shelbyville's newest decorator-gift shop, planned its opening. The business, owned by Jean Matthews, Else Matthews, Jane Purnell and Carolyn Walters, was situated on Washington Street between 5th and 6th in the brightly painted remodeled garage setting.... Birth: Annamarie Lucile Madigan…. Deaths: Carey E. “Red” Baker, in the heating and air conditioning business for 35 years; Anna Mae McGaughey Snider, 90, widow of Leonard Snider; Lawrence Poe, 83, father of Jessie “Billy” Poe; Addie Lou Riddle Samples, 90, widow of R.L. Samples; Roberta Smith Jackson.

55 years ago, 1959

Drs. Thomas D. and Henry G. Williams, who practiced dentistry in Shelby County after 59 years of practice, retired because of ill health.... Acting for the county board of education, superintendent George Giles closed the deal with Mr. John Cheak for the land on U.S. 60 East where the central school will be located.... Marcella Chambers and Marlene Ellis presented a joint piano program for a summer school assembly at Berea College.... Edward B. Hayes received a degree of Doctor of Dental Medicine at the University of Louisville and entered the Louisville General Hospital to serve an internship in oral surgery.... Birth: Lynn Adair Bullock…. Serving our country: Sp/5 Curtis L. Willard arrived home from Turkey, where he was stationed one year with the United States Army.... Airman First Class Estel R. Clark, with the 7th Aerial Port Squadron, United States Air Force in Korea, was recommended for Airman of the Year by his commander.... Deaths: Enos D. Harden, brother of Dewey Harden; Ira Tilden "Pete" Clark, 72, husband of Rosa Lee Burge Clark; William Abner Doyle, 86, husband of Julia Sacra Doyle; Laurine Pryor Harris, 52, wife of A. Morley Harris; James Dee Belk, 61, husband of Alma G. Belk; Mary Cox; Louie T. Moffett; Hazie Attrice Chism.

60 years ago, 1954

Mrs. Brice Gaddis was appointed a member of the Shelby County Farmers Home Administration Committee..... The Shelbyville Tennis Club defeated the Frankfort team..... Kroger grocery list: fresh and lean ground beef, 3 pounds for $1; chuck roast, 35 cents a pound; Avondale brand sweet peas, four cans for 49 cents; California long white potatoes, 10 pounds, 79 cents; large cantaloupes, 29 cents each; peaches, 3 pounds for 29 cents; fresh Kroger bread,18 cents/loaf..... Births: Sharon Lynne Tingle, Willis McMurry Jr..... Serving our country: Ben M. Pollard was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force..... Pvt. Ralph N. Yeary, 20, joined the 1st Cavalry Division in Japan..... Deaths: John Thomas McGinnis Sr., 87, husband of Ora Casey McGinnis; James O'Leary, son of the late Dan O'Leary, who specialized in concrete construction; Claude E. Frye, 82, prominent banker of Citizens Bank and farmer of Waddy; Leonoia Medar, 83; Mrs. Shelby W. Martin; Pearl Reese Fullenwider, widow of Wesley Allen Fullenwider and aunt of Leslie Mason; Franklin Junior Smith, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. William Herbert Smith Jr.; James W. “Jim” Finney, 76, uncle of James Finney.

70 years ago, 1944

Josephine Lapsley resigned as history teacher at Simpsonville to accept a position as sixth-grade teacher at Shelbyville Elementary.... Shelby County had 10 reported cases of polio during the hot weather..... Charles L. Bradbury became the owner of the Smith-McKenney Drug Co. Mr. Bradbury and Mr. L.C. Smith were to continue the operation of the business under the same firm name..... Serving our country: Three Eddington brothers, Joseph T., Norman C. and David, were with Armed Forces; all in the U.S. Navy..... Deaths: Thomas F. Allen; Mr. and Mrs. Allen Tindall received word that their son, Pfc. Roy Tindall, 21, had been killed in action in France.

80 years ago, 1934

Sidewalks were installed from Adair Ave. to Smithfield Pike…. Robert R. Giltner appeared on National Farm and Home Hour over a Chicago radio station…. John M. Sturgeon, for 14 years a tobacco buyer, joined the Globe Warehouse as sales manager…. Sam Lerman returned home from a visit to Palestine, where he had a 25-acre orange grove. He sold his first crop of 2,500 trees last January…. Deaths: Thomas M. Morton; Nan Shields; Otis Harlow.

90 years ago, 1924

Hogs advanced to 11 cents per pound, the highest since 1922. But J. Abraham's meat market still sold homemade sausage at 15 cents and spare ribs at 12.5 cents.... The property intended for a hotel on Main, between Sixth and Seventh, was sold at auction to George S. Chowning, M. Ruben and B.B. Cozine. The owners plan to erect a business block on the site.... Midland Trail reopened from Jefferson line to Little Bullskin, with new top of rock asphalt.... Luke Hansbrough opened an automobile parking lot next to his livery stable charging 25 cents for 24 hours of parking.... Deaths: Mrs. William T. Weakley, Mrs. Walter Roe, John T. Easley.