Looking Back: December 11, 2009

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1984: Four inches of snow causes many problems

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, 1999

Etta Murphy Coleman was honored with a surprise farewell during an open house at the Dorman Preschool and Head Start Center. She had been with the center from the beginning - for more than 25 years....The Shelby County FFA land judging team won first place in the Northern Regional Land judging contest. Members were Brandon Sowder, Paul Heightchew, Daniel Clark, Matt Cajdzid and Tony Smith....Births: Bailey Frances Grigsby....Deaths: Edith Willis Carpenter, 80; Lena Kern Lisanby, 101, Alma C. Snider Miles, 79; Floyd Hughes, 84; Lois Lorraine Hamrick Gayhart, 70; Martha Helen Rogers, 67; Mobelia "Billie" Wade Cantrill, 76; Anna Katherine Hardesty, 94.


15 years ago, 1994

Chris Fitzgerald, Josh Stiglets and Aaron Reed were honored with Scouting highest honor - the Eagle Scout award....Derrick Griffitts was named most valuable player of Shelby County High School's golf team, which recorded its highest-ever finish in the Boys State Tournament....Emily Scearce and Amy Head were named co-players of the year at Shelby County High School's girls' golf banquet....With the remodeling complete, the Crestview Health Care Center had a new beauty shop, rehabilitation center, larger lounge, conference room, more office space, a new nurse's station and an enlarged, closed safe area for residents, covering 5,000 square feet....Crestview Health Care Center received the 1994 Charity Fundraising Award at the Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities....Liberty National Bank of Shelbyville appointed Wanda C. Hawkins to the position of loan officer....Belinda Shouse was named president of the Shelbyville Board of Realtors. Other officers were Kristian Coulter, president-elect; LeeAnn Gaither, secretary; Donna DuBroja, immediate past secretary; Larry Rogers, immediate past president; Kenny Mitchell, vice president; Rick Burgin, treasurer. Directors were Bridwell Terhune, Linzie Craig and Julie Kinsolving....Birth: Emily Kay Belwood....I'm one: Patrick Lewis Whitman....Deaths: Lewis Carpenter Flowers Sr., 63; William "Bullet" Gill; Christine Lefler, 78; Esther B. Zaring, 78; John E. Hawkins Sr., 53; William Thomas Maddox, 65; Alberta Lester, 66; Tandy Beard Coghill, 86; Frances Jesse Green, 88.


25 years ago, 1984

Ice-covered roads and four inches of snow did not make travelers happy, but the students were happy school was dismissed....Lisa Searcy scored 18 points, including four in overtime, as East Middle slipped past West Middle, 37-33....Former police detective for 10 years Bobbie Brenner, 34, was appointed city clerk....Jack Samples was sworn in as the new jailer by County Judge-executive Bobby Stratton....Lee Kinsolving was the new president of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce. New directors were Kristian Coulter of Lawson's; Jackie Kennedy, Shelbyville Antique Mall; Duanne Puckett, The Sentinel-News; and Dr. Gerald Buecker, a Shelbyville dentist....Counselors Bill Young of East Middle and Pam Schultz of West Middle were presented the Kentucky Association for Council Development Guidance Award....Howard Ronald Harrod was the new postmaster at Bagdad and Anna Jean Renfro at Simpsonville....Don Swigert became the sales and service representative with Fourth Street Fertilizer and Grain Company for Shelbyville trade areas....Leroy S. McMullan, MAI, an appraiser and partner with Frazier-McMullan Realtors in Simpsonville, was elected 1985 president of the Kentucky Chapter 31 of the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers....Deaths: Jessie Lenora Lampkin Handley Clark, 85.


40 years ago, 1969

Ted L. Igleheart, manager of the Shelbyville Water and Sewer Commission, resigned and Bill Stout was chosen to replace him....Kitty Kingsolver and Sylvester Harlow were the new managers for Colonel Sanders Kentucky Inn on U.S. 60 West....The Shelbyville Red Devils, sparked by the scoring and rebounding of Burch Kinsolving, edged Scott County, 70-69, in Georgetown....The second week of tobacco sales brought 11,961,380 pounds for $8,463,450.24....Grant Hays, a student at the University of Kentucky, won a $500 all-expense paid weekend trip to Miami Beach after his name was drawn out of a hat of all the Sigma Chi fraternity....Serving our country: Sp/4 Donald Ray Ingram returned to Vietnam for his second tour of duty....Deaths: Rowena Weakley, 90, sister of Mrs. Fielding E. Ballard; Pearl M. Woods, 50, wife of Morris Woods; Addie Bradbury, widow of County Judge C.P. Bradbury; Robert B. Belwood Sr., 81, magistrate of Shelby County Fiscal Court for 12 years; Marvin Samples, 47, husband of Virginia Bergen Samples; Martha Shields, 85, sister of Mrs. David E. Clark and Mrs. Joe Quinley; Pearl Middleton Bohannon, 91, mother of Harold P. Bohannon and Clayton Bohannon; Katie May Brown Meehan, 75, wife of John C. Meehan.


55 years ago, 1954

Sales for Shelbyville Tobacco Market totaled 6,903,156 pounds for $3,697,540.89, an average of $53.56, to keep the local market in third place for Kentucky....H.O. Moxley was elected chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Shelbyville Cemetery Company to succeed the late N.E. McKay....Birth: Charles Edwin....Serving our country: Charles H. Wills was made Captain in the Reserve Corps. He was a law student in Emory University in Atlanta....Cpl. Lewis C. Raymond graduated from the I Corps Non-Commissioned Officers Academy in Korea....Kenneth Woods was promoted to corporal in Germany, where he was serving with the 1st Infantry Division....Melvin L. Long, aboard a landing ship, was advanced to machinist's mate second class, USN, while serving CASA Grande....Army PFC Kenneth L. King, 22, left Korea with the 24th Infantry Division, which had been assigned to Hakata, Japan....Pfc. Eddie Hayes, who had been in Germany for a year and stationed in Karlbrue, was promoted to corporal....Deaths: Henry King, 80, native of Westport; David C. Rigg, 78, retired farmer of Mount Eden; Mary Louise Waterfill Noland; Alpha Burgin, 55, wife of Elmer Burgin; Elry Clubb, 90, retired farmer and husband of Addie Jacoby Clubb; Neil Atkinson, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Atkinson Jr.; Cordie Louden, 73, wife of Andrew Louden.


60 years ago, 1949

Dodge-Plymouth and Dodge truck sales, owned and managed by S.R. Hundley, was sold to the Flood-Hundley-Ballard Company....H.B. Kingsolving III was formally introduced to the Court of Appeals of Kentucky by his father, H.B. Kingsolving Jr. and would join his father's law office....Joseph A. Biagi passed the state bar examination and was sworn in to practice law....The highest average of tobacco for the season was $47.59. A sale of 610,886 pounds brought $290,707.44....Birth: Jan Ellis Stodgill....Deaths: Mrs. Charles Kaspar, 82, mother of T.R. Kaspar; James Chancellor Dunavant, brother of H.C. Dunavant; Jane Stanley Logan, 70, wife of Beverly A. Logan; J.A. Burks, member of H.A.M. Henderson Lodge No. 515, Bethlehem; Sallie Childs McCarty, 79, died at the home of her son, Richard McCarty; David Jackson Lykes, 35, City Cab driver and former employee at Lee McClain Factory; Hattie D. Jones, 60, sister of local residents Mary Harris, Lee Morris, Sam Morris; Gordon C. Mullins, former employee of the Shelby County Road Department.


70 years ago, 1939

Shelbyville was designated as headquarters of District II in the coming 1940 federal census, with Kentucky being divided into 14 such districts....J.A. Dedman, auctioneer, reported the sale by the Henry B. Wilson heirs of 268-acre farm on Benson Road to Hugh Martin for $22,000....Jesse Floyd, Shelbyville back-field ace and participant last year in the all-star East-West game at Lexington, was placed on The Courier-Journal's All-Central Kentucky Conference football team....Deaths: Isaac P. Keck, 77, retired carpenter and contractor, and for several years police judge at Simpsonville; Minnie Belle Bryant, wife of Eugene C. Bryant; Arch Lewis, 66, father of Mrs. Martin Denton; John Bailey, 71, farmer; Rose Smith Demaree, 83, sister of James W. Smith; Ross Walker, 53, brother of Mrs. Edwin C. Ruff; A.B. Mudgett, father of Charlotte Oldham; Richard Wendell Nash, 70, died at the home of daughter, Mrs. W.P. Coffman; Isaac Newton Wilborn, 83, husband of Lou Netta Gordon Wilborn; George W. Miller, 65, farmer and husband of Jane Miller.


75 years ago, 1934

Henry Sayles, after 20 years service as a salesman at Salingers and Loeb's dry goods stores in Shelbyville, was placed in charge of the men's department at Lincoln's department store....W.T. Young's 143-acre farm on Midland Trail was sold at auction, averaging $105 per acre....Anna McClarty Harbison, 68, widow of the late Howard Harbison, died at the Kings Daughters Hospital.


85 years ago, 1924

Estill J. Cline, who had served as district grader for the Burley Tobacco Growers' Cooperative Association was promoted to the position of assistant chief grader, with general supervision in the entire Burley District....W.A. McGrath was elected permanent secretary of the Old Mason Home and installed by its board of directors....Tobacco Sales on Independent Warehouse floors for one day were: Globe House, 45,780 pounds for $10,868.26, an average of $23.47 per hundred; L.C. Fry, 3,515 pounds for $1,053 an average of $29.98; Planters House, 15,000 pounds sold at an average of $24.47 per hundred.


90 years ago, 1919

The stockholders of the Shelby County A&M Association re-elected J.L. Zaring as president for the ninth successive year; J.H. Fullenwider, vice president; T.R. Webber, secretary; and Eugene Harbison, treasurer....Mary Frances Wilmoth, 73, wife of J.W. Wilmoth, died....William Houston Hays, 9-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Hays, died at his home....Lemuel W. Smith, son of the late D. Ross Smith, died at the home of his brother, Louis Smith in Oklahoma City.


95 years ago, 1914

Roger T. Nooe, pastor of the Frankfort Christian Church who returned from a tour of Europe, was a speaker for the Woman's Club of Shelbyville....Tasso Lodge, Knights of Pythias elected the following officers: Eugene Harbison, Chancellor Commander; N.E. McKay, vice chancellor; J.H. Bryant, prelate; J.L. Cowherd, master of arms; George Haymaker, Master of finance; J. Salinger, master of exchequer; T.D. Williams, keeper of records; Louis Ruben, inside guard; Howard Barriger, outside guard; Geo. Mason, master of work; W.L. Shindler, asst. master of work....L.G. Smith began receiving turkeys for the holiday trade with a market price of 12 cents per pound on foot, an advance of 1/2 cents over the price before Thanksgiving.