- Special Sections
- Public Notices
Information was gathered from previous years of The Shelby Sentinel, The Shelby News and The Sentinel-News. You can reach the writer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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. Check for photos on the “Looking back from the past” slide show on www.sentinelnews.com
10 years ago, 2004
Edward “Hoppy” Bennett was named team leader of the Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) for Shelby County to help educate Kentuckians about the economic importance of the $4 billion horse industry to the state…. Pat Bland, a teacher at Painted Stone Elementary, helped lead a delegation of student ambassadors to New Zealand and Australia for 16 days during the summer…. Shelby County Attorney Chuck Hickman was named County Attorney of the Year by Kentucky Attorney General Greg Sumba…. The Shelbyville Board of Realtors named Torrey Smith as Realtor of the Year 2004…. Construction crews started leveling land that would be home to a Shelbyville Goodwill Industries store…. Jim Cooper, who was franchise owner of Waffle Houses in Versailles, Frankfort opened the second Waffle House in Shelbyville…. Cornerstone Christian Academy sophomore Daniel Welker, twice winner of the county’s spelling bee competition and runner-up in state competition, earned a perfect score on the Explore test, a tune-up test for the ACT college entrance exam…. John C. Kalmey was elected a director of Holstein Association USA at the breed association’s national convention in Omaha, Neb…. Burch Kinsolving was named senior vice president and manager of the Shelby County Commercial Banking Group for Commonwealth Bank and Trust Company….
Births: Javelin Vasean Jones, Ronnie Lee Lefler Jr., Olivia Lynn Marlin, Katherine Alise Taylor, Zackery William Wentworth, Michael James Tillman Cox…. I’m one: Nate Tyler Bentley, Allendra Brooks…. Deaths: Montford “Monty” Locklear, 80; Harold Andrew Popp, 50; Vicki L. Duvall, 45; Marjorie Vakoc Edwards; Howard Goins, 67; Raymond Hardin, 54; Sandra Sue Hyndman, 57; Leonard “Ray” Raypole, 83; Warren M. Reese, 80; Bernice Slucher, 83; Kathryn Joyce Stratton, 74; Elmer “Snooky” Wills, 69; Virginia Bowles Jennings, 83; Carl M. Perry, 78; Evelyn Hinkle Taylor, 80.
15 years ago, 1999
Chosen to participate in the Governor's Scholar program were Megan Gostola, Meghan Langley, Amy Heilman, Brandie Yount, Michael Biagi, Josh Scearcy and Phil Carlston.... WAVE 3 and Papa John's awarded Dane Lawrence a $1,000 scholarship to be used at the college of his choice – University of Kentucky or Western Kentucky University.... With all the growth and development sweeping the area, Shelby County's economy was going strong, and the unemployment rate was less than 3 percent.... Molly Sullivan received the 1999 Leadership Award from the Kentucky Association of School Administrators.... Dream Lynn, the little Cropper horse of Glenna and Earl Shuck, won first place as the American Miniature Horse Association 1998 Yearling Filly at the Kentucky State Fair.... Betty Harris marked her 30th year of service at Shelby Manor Health Center.... Buster Douglas was named Realtor of the Year.... Birth: Paul Annible Bradford.... We're one: Scott Edward Catlett, Ronald Mason Kuhl.... Deaths: Rosamond "Roz" Harris,63; Deree Logan Brewster, 72; Gayle Chilton, 85; Delcy Mae Reed, 79; Gertrude Smith, 87; Georgia L. Fussell Loving, 87; Paul Joseph Grasberger Jr., 51; Sidney A. Killian, 59; Frank J. Payne, 74; Katherine Jones Ingram, 79; Robert M. Whitworth, 94; Ramona "Mona" Gardner Howser, 84; Mary Blanche Banta Peyton, 88; Catherine L. Thornton, 66; William "Bill" Lowry Wright Sr., 81; Frank J. Payne, 74.
25 years ago, 1989
When J.W. Miles attended Bagdad School, pencils cost a penny, there was no running water in the school and very few boys finished high school. The school, which used to house grades one through 12 and later for grades kindergarten through fifth grade, closed. The school was built in 1918.... Shelby County quarterback Chris Waford was named the Recreation Bowl's Most Valuable Player. He ran for two touchdowns and passed for two more as the Rockets defeated Owensboro Apollo 40-24.... For 18 years Hubert Pollett was able to listen to problems and offer advise to students and athletes as a teacher and a coach. He pursued a master's degree in psychology and was certified by the Kentucky Board of Psychology to practice as an associate in psychology.... Ronald Vessels walked away from the Kentucky State Fair with a third place and an honorable mention ribbon for mixing sugar, fruit and yeast. The unusual combination made a surprisingly tasty batch of wine.... Doug Aldridge who joined the W.A. Smith staff full time in April 1987, was chosen as Realtor of the Year.... Staff writer Mickey Meece, news editor Duanne Puckett, and the entire Sentinel-News composition department won awards in separate competitions in the ninth annual Metro Louisville Journalism Awards of Louisville Chapter of Society of Professional Journalists competition.... W.A. Smith Realty Co. celebrated its 10th birthday.... Manpower Inc., the worldwide temporary help firm, was honored as the top IBM Business Partner in the area of midrange office software for 1988.... Jolette Phillips, Bardstown High School graduate, was crowned during the Miss Black contest. Artarvia Denise Marshall, 16-year-old Shelby County High School sophomore, was first runner-up and was chosen as the People’s Choice. Other contestants were Christi Crockett, Katrina Yvonne Fields, Tamela Latrice Hall, Karen Ann Harris, Tara Michelle Johnson, Carla Lavelle Lee, Larissa Linton, Monique Roberts, Corez Stone and Hope Shenean Wickliffe.... Rudy Gomez was the new general manager for Beagle's Restaurant and Country Store....The new president of the Shelby County Humane Society was Nancy Alexander.... State forensic specialists were trying to determine the sex, race and age of a person's remains that were found near Pickett's Dam on Ky. 148, a mile east of Finchville. A human skull was found by squirrel hunters, the rest of the remains were found by investigators.... The top three finishers in the Ladies Club Championship at the Shelbyville Country Club were Carolyn Kinsolving, championship flight winner; Clara Sutherland, championship flight runner-up; and Terry Coots, first flight winner; Martina Honaker, first flight runner-up....
Births: Jerred Davis McCarty, Ryan Kirkland Perry.... Deaths: James Gilbert King Jr., 54; William R. Wood, 65; Beth Chipman Chenault, 64; Nealie V. Bryant Templeton, 74; Edward H. Duvall, 74; Ronald Black, 39; Edna Mae Brown Miller, 63; Lucille Howerton McClain, 79; Doreen Francine Hinkle Starks, 31; Margaret Goodlett Nutgrass, 80; Richard “Dick” Sanders, 63; Sammie C. Bennett, 88; Carroll Gene Nichols, 42; Ben “Benny” Purvis Sr., 78; Virginia Bemiss, 73.
40 years ago, 1974
Col. Harland Sandersreceived the Constitutional Oath making him an Honorary Member of the Kentucky Bar Association.... Members of the Shelby County Rescue Squad placed Harry Beard Smith Jr. of Shelbyville on a stretcher after freeing him from the 1971 Pontiac he was trapped in beside Benson Road. He was treated and released from Shelbyville's King's Daughters Hospital.... D. David Long was elected president of Brentano's Inc., the nationwide group of book and specialty stores of the arts.... After two years as Shelby County football coach, Gary Afterkirk announced his resignation.... Jacob A. Zaring, formerly of Shelbyville, was presented a 30-year service pin award at the Louisville Veterans Administration Regional office.... The Washburn stone house, built 1791, on the Bellevue Pike, was one of eight historic Shelby County landmarks nominated to the National Register of Historic Places. The others were Streamvue Farm, Logan-Knox, Doolan School, Grasslands, Zaring Log Cabin, Knight-Stout house, Roy Neel house. Already in the National Register were the Whitney Young birthplace and the L&N depot – now moved and restored as Chatham Station.... The American Academy of Medical Administrators announced that Steven L. Hunley, who became the Administrator of King's Daughters Hospital, Shelbyville, was elected as a Nominee.... For the second consecutive year Suzann Hahn was notified that she was to be featured in the Annual Edition of Who's Who Among American High School Students – the largest student award publication in the nation.... Martha Rebecca Miller, an elementary school teacher for 26 years, was one of those who was chosen an Outstanding Elementary Teacher of America for 1974.... Stephen R. Hornback and Sanford C. Scearce were elected to the local Board of Directors at the Southern States Annual Membership meeting.... Deaths: Charles Joseph Glaser, 61; John Dudley Dale Sr., 60; Eugene Keaton, 47; Clayton B. Renaker, 79; Venus Vester Vinson Hume, 72; Frank W. Underwood, 66.
55 years ago, 1959
Maurice W. Brown of Cropper was the new member of the Shelby County committee for the Farmers Home Administration. He succeeded Tate Bird whose three year term expired in June.... Dr. K.E. Ellis moved to his new, modern office building at 927 Washington Street.... Joseph Winlock Trumbo of Simpsonville was one of 12 Future Farmers of America members to be recommended to receive the organization's highest degree, that of American Farmer.... The citizens of Shelby County purchased $20,268 in Series E. and H Savings Bonds during July, bringing the county's cumulative sales for the year to $339,618. The county's goal is $387,000.... Serving our country: Army Pvt. William H. Hopkins Jr. participated with the 4th Armored Division's 66th Armor in intensive tank crew proficiency test in Graefenwohr, Germany.... Deaths: A former Shelby County woman, Ethel Temple Snider, was killed and her husband and four grandchildren were injured in a traffic accident near Hanceville, Ala.; Melissa Rucker, 74, of Cropper; Lillie Reed Riley, 81, widow of W.R. Riley; Annie Peak Martin, 82; Laura Rea, widow of Robert R. Rea, pharmacist of Smith-McKenney several years earlier; Larry Gillen, 74; Charles Russell West, 85; Mamie Chenault Bennett; Mrs. Ambrose Dudley; Elizabeth C. Taylor.
60 years ago, 1954
Jim Cowherd, one of the leading 4-H Club members in Shelby County, won three grand championships with his Guernsey.... Bobby Wade, Bagdad, was named star camper from Shelby County at the conclusion of the annual Kentucky Future Farmer Leadership Training Program.... Residents of Shelby County drew a total of $15,040 in Public Assistance payments for July – covering old age assistance, aid to dependent children and air to needy blind.... Thieves entered the home of Mr. and Mrs. Paul F. Schmidt on West Main Street while members of the family were asleep. Food was taken from the refrigerator, and items were stolen from elsewhere, including from the bedroom where the couple was sleeping. The home of Mr. and Mrs. George Pilcher was also broken into before the couple returned home.... Earl C. Stucker was appointed councilman in the third ward to fill the vacancy created by the death of Harold Tharp.... W.H. McDonald, who resided on Sarah Bayne's farm on Vigo Road, brought to The Shelby Sentinel office an egg measuring 8.5 inches in circumference lengthwise and 7 inches around the middle, laid by a Rhode Island Red hen.... A Shelbyville foursome compared scores after the first nine holes of their qualifying round for the Daniel Boone tourney. Lucien Kinsolving carded a 39, while Linnie Hall, Aulden Edwards and Bill Chenault toured the course in 40's....
Kroger grocery list: North Bay grated tuna fish, two cans for 39 cents; Kroger gelatin, three packages for 20 cents; Kroger iced tea, 1/2 pound bulk or 50 tea bags, 55 cents; Kroger frozen lemonade, six 6-ounce cans, 89 cents; veal roast, 33 cents a pound; fresh large snow-white cauliflower, 29 cents a head; Grimes golden apples, 3 pounds for 39 cents.... Births: Paul Reid Caudill.... Serving our country: Capt. Norman D. Cobb Jr. returned home after serving 15 months in Korea.... Robert D. Kemper was aboard the support aircraft carrier USS Antietam with 365 midshipmen second class from the U.S. Naval Academy.... Pfc. James M. Ratcliffe, 23, was serving in Germany, where he was disbursing specialist with the 2nd Armored Division.... Deaths: Edward C. McCarty Sr., 77, father of E.C. McCarty Jr.; Lewis Penn Pulliam, 26; Summer McGill, 20; Mary Whisman Sloan, 67, wife of Jesse T. Sloan; Margaret E. Fulkerson, 81, wife of Isaac F. Fulkerson; Edward Henderson Byars, 83, formerly of Simpsonville and retired Lexington real estate broker; Frank Joseph Bohn, 69, proprietor of the Shelby Ice Cream Plant here since 1916; Pearl Herndon Gritton, 72, widow of O.L. Gritton and sister of Mrs. H.L. Vawter; Ella Harrington Terhune 86, wife of William G. Terhune; Seaton S. Ratcliffe, 85; Mrs. Hester May Moore Wells, 67; Margaret V. Proctor Netherton, 74, wife of Frank Netherton, and sister of Mrs. Clinton McClain.
70 years ago, 1944
Kellie Cox, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cox accepted a position as assistant dean of women at the Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati.... Shelby County's quota of 200 pints of blood was more than met when 211 volunteers reported to the Red Cross Mobile Unit.... Dr. J.E. Savage, for four years pastor of the Centenary Methodist Church in Shelbyville, was succeeded by the Rev. L.D. Rounds of Louisa.... Serving our country: Sam D. Weakley Jr. received his commission and silver wings at Hondo Army Air Field Training Command in Texas.... Sgt. J.B. (T. Willie) Jackson was reported killed in action in France. Wounded in action was Corp. Samuel David Cleveland.... Deaths: Walter P. Robinson, life-long resident of Shelbyville; William Crawford Fields, 81, of Simpsonville; Thomas D. Dedman, 93, of Todd's Point.
80 years ago, 1934
The Guy Downs Realty Company sold at auction 10 rental houses to T. Meguiar Beard, Mrs. Frank Logan, Albert Catlett, Lloyd Pollard, W.H. Nelson, Si Warford, W.H. Blythe, Marshall Van Meter and William Hays, with prices ranging from $157 to $440.... Birth: Russell Lee Smither... Deaths: Hon. John Botts, 92-year-old native of Shelby County; Sterling Franklin Capito Jr., 17-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Sterling Capito; Roy CartAcree; Gertrude Hazelwood; Sallie Houchin; W.A. Phillips.
85 years ago, 1929
R.C. Payne of Simpsonville found that thieves had visited his orchard and took about 15 bushels of fruit when he went to his orchard to gather peaches for a delivery.... The two story brick residence of W.M. Bradford, located on the Lick Road near Simpsonville, was destroyed by fire for a loss placed at $2,500.... After a successful business career of 33 years in Shelbyville, N. Ruben disposed of his entire stock of merchandise to the Berman Outlet Company in Louisville.... Hughes and Morris of Shelby County won many blue ribbons on their prize stable of mules at the Blue Grass Fair.... Deaths: Mary Hurst; Mrs. Masie Webber; Alice Garey Best; Harry James Luce; Nannie Watts Ritter.
90 years ago, 1924
John T. Doyle was elected clerk of Shelby County Baptist Association for his 25th consecutive term…. An 80-mile canoe trip up Kentucky River was completed successfully by three Shelbyville youths – W.T. Buckner Jr., Henry Maddox Jr. and Thomas Catlett…. Dade Park Race Course was sold at auction to James Ellis of Owensboro and Riner and Hanna of Shelbyville for $20,100.... The Downs Moore Realty Co. sold 150 acres of land near Dry Ridge for $186 per acre.... Deaths: Dominic Keltenbacher, the town’s oldest businessman, operating saddlery on Main Street for 45 years; Louise Ramsey; Lena Crane McKay; A.V. McGee; Elijah Bayse; Mary Banner Gulley, wife of Milton Gulley; Lillie Baker Harrington; Eliza Jane Carpenter, John Rogers Tyree, Maria Thompson Daviess.
95 years ago, 1919
Judge Samuel K. Baird and George L. Pickett opened a new law firm…. J.C. Wadlington leased a lot at Sixth and Clay streets for an airdome picture show…. New homes were built by Thomas W. Oglesby on Main between 10th and 11th, and Charles Mapes on Adair between Main and college. Mapes sold his residence and 3.5 acres west of town to Rev. Eugene Bell for $9,000 cash…. Mollie Barriger sold her residence and lot on south 10th Street to James S. Neal for $4,000.... J.W. Morlan reported the sale of Ray Parrots' residence and seven acres of land near Simpsonville to Atchison Floyd and son for $6,000.... Deaths: Mrs. John Curran, Sallie Collins; Rev. Richard Stevenson; Cassandra J. Tindell; Elizabeth Cooper; J. Ed Buckman; J. Kelly Lawrence; Warren Wilcoxson, 85; Walker D. Duncan.