Looking Back: Feb. 13, 2009

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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.


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  10 years ago, 1999

Oscar L. Moore's name became synonymous with Shelby County High School after his estate awarded a scholarship to a deserving graduate in 1965. The amount has increased to $20,000....Shelby County's eighth week burley sales ended with 1,500,875 pounds for an average of $185.76. The season total was 30,801,738 for $58, 385,445.49 with an average of $189.55....Doug Herndon was added to the Shelbyville Fire Department crew as another full-time firefighter....Members of West Middle's winning academic team were Cole Tomlinson, Ryan Scherer, Clay Scherer, Kevin Wilson, KC Folsom, Stephanie Graney, Robby Boles, Wesley Thomas, Ben Ray, Emilia Davidson and Joseph Burks....The Crown Council of Dentistry awarded Dr. Wayne Mortenson its prestigious "Lighting the Way Award" based on his service to others....Shelby Development Corporation presented its Project of the Year award to Tommy Webb; Billie Wade received the Neil Hackworth Service Award....Tommy Clemmons and Susan Maddox were Regional Managers of Shelbyville's new Primerica Office  in Hi-Point....Births: Nicholas Riley Adkins, William Christian Adolph, Benjamin Miles Bartlett, Armondreius Adaya Morton Cochran, Brandi Jean DeBoer, Russell Madison Jones, Wilber Alexander Ramos, Madison Lee Rayburn....I'm one: Trenton Blake Jesse, Sydney Noel Wright....

Deaths: Hattie Cook Richardson, 89; Beverly Gayle Bruner Stearns, 40; Esther L. Eakins, 47; Rev. William B. George, 94; James B. "Jim" Grow, 73; Thomas G. McClure, 69; Bessie White Smith, 91.

  15 years ago, 1994

Members of the Shelby County High School's News Team produced two news programs that were aired locally twice a month on cable channel 4....Matthew Phillips won the geography bee competition among Mrs. Brown's and Mrs. Cockrell's classes....Barry Leake was the new minister for Shelbyville Church of Christ....Thomas Barker Jr. retired as president and CEO of Shelby Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation after 35 years with the organization....Time magazine named Robert M. Pearce, president of Pearce Motor Co. Inc., as a recipient of the 1994 Time Quality Dealer Award....Pot 'o Gold Jewelers at 1745 Midland Trail was sold to Carol Lucas from Mary Lou and Charles Derringer, who had opened the business more than seven years ago....First place finishers in the Scripts and Scribbles contest sponsored by The Sentinel-News from East Middle School were Charlie Breidert, Tracy Lumsden, Elizabeth Hunter and Bobbie Clark....

Deaths: E.L. "Buck" Jeffries Sr., 76; Laura Cook Beverly, 82; Clara Sharp peach, 78; Virgil Hayden, 62; Hattie Rucker Carpenter, 97; Lois W. Coomer, 81; Clora Viola McKinley, 70; James Smith, 73; Mrs. Thomas Gisborn, 79; Virgil Lee Hayden, 62; Alice Lewis Louden, 38; Katherine Smither Stivers, 83; Ida Catherine Shepherd Pope, 100; Betty Moore Sparks, 64.

  25 years ago, 1984

Erica Stotz, West Middle School eighth-grader, was named the county spelling bee champion....Fielding Ballard III was elected president of the Shelbyville Country Club board of directors....Beverly Walker was chosen Shelby County High School's 1984 basketball homecoming queen....Shelby County social service agencies were to receive $34,700 from Metro United Way from the 1983 campaign....Mark and Diana Sergeant celebrated the opening Video Junction in Governor's Square shopping center with a grand opening....Tim Payne, 29, was named assistant manager at Kroger in Governor's Square shopping center....Frank and Pauletta Stovall were the new managers of Shelbyville Fitness Center, 715 Main St....Births: Lauralee Douglas, Emily Gayle Sutton....

Deaths: Lucille Talbert Payne, 80; Henry W. Ritter, 78.   40 years ago, 1969

Miss Mabel Oats, who for 47 years had been a key figure and valued member of the Shelby Sentinel staff, was named editor of the newspaper....William H. Hays announced re-nomination in the May 1969 primary to the office of Shelby County Attorney....Paul Ratcliffe announced his candidacy for re-election to the office of Judge of Shelby County....Randy Johnson was the first-place winner in the Soil Conservation contest with his essay on "Fish and Wildlife and What They Mean to My Community." Debbie Ellis won first prize in the art contest....Margaret Ann Duvall, 19, was the new dairy princess representing Kentucky's more than 22,000 dairy farmers....Lucy Chatham and Gerald Chatham received awards for their essays of "Heroines of the Revolutionary War" from the Isaac Shelby Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution....Mrs. Evan Settle and Mrs. Purcell Lee returned from a nine-day tour of Southern Spain and Tangier, North Africa....Shelbyville High School student Miss Harriet Ballard received the D.A.R. "Good Citizenship Pin."...Serving our country: Sp./4 William H. Smith was with Troop G, 3rd Armored Cavalry-Rank Division stationed in Germany....Sergeant Raymond T. Clark was on duty at Da Nang AB, Vietnam....Staff Sergeant Lee Evans Jr. was on duty at Monkey Mountain, Vietnam....

Deaths: Mrs. Mary Hedges Allen, 95; Mrs. Nannie Baker Wilson, 83; Elihue Wise, 75; Harvey Ray Helm, 67; Royce Thomas Watts, 59; Dr. Noel Thomas Dowling, 83.

  55 years ago, 1954

Mr. Morris W. Bryant joined the staff at King's Daughters Hospital as a new laboratory technician....Craig Schmidt was elected president of the Chamber of commerce....Cletus Coats, 18, was the state winner of the 10th annual Soil Conservation Essay Contest....Births: Robert Lee Shannon III, Debra Lyn Wheeler, Dickie Jean Turner, Margaret Pearl Mayfield....Thomas J. Terry was promoted to the rank of Sergeant....Elmo Pulliam was promoted to Private First Class....

Deaths: Mrs. Etheli Prince Perry, 62; Rev. Gilbert H. Easley, 86; Mrs. Molie Harp, 86; Mrs. Augusta Kathrine Carris, 81; Turner R. Tindle, 53; Mrs. Elizabeth Retta Roberts, 60; Mrs. Hallie Jane Moffett, 72; Patricia Joe Willard, 7-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Willard; Charles McHenry Harwood, 89.

  60 years ago, 1949

The Mount Eden Eagles beat Louisville Baptist High School, 52-34....Birth: Sanford Caudill Scearce....With the 11th Airborne Division in Senai, Japan, Sergeant Cyrus B. Terrell qualified parachutist and participated in a jump which took place at the Senai Drop Zone, in Japan....Pvt. James Arvil Yeary, 19-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Neal Years, was killed in action Aug. 21, 1943 in the South Pacific Theater. He was he first Shelby County boy to fall in action and the Maddox-Yeary Post was named in his honor....A mother and four children burned to death when fire destroyed their two-story frame home at Taylorsville -- Mrs. Fannie Lou Norton, 28; Ruth Norton, 8; Wanda Lou, 6; James D. Jr., 3; Shirley Ann, 14 months. James Dillard Norton, 31, father of the children was seriously injured when he fell from a window. Ten persons, relatives, escaped death, when one of them, a 14-year-old girl, awoke and discovered the flames on the first floor....Other deaths: Mrs. Jessie Hartford Jones; Edwin Ray Cleveland, 17-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. W.M. Cleveland; Walter Cornell Allen, 34; Austin Pulliam; Sampson Buchanan Moxley III, 69.

  70 years ago, 1939

Miss Hazel Weakley of Bagdad, was elected president of the 4-H Club Junior Advisory council, succeeding Miss Nancy Goodknight of Simpsonville....Dr. M.D. Klein announced the opening of a new office at 519 Main street for the practice of medicine and surgery....Births: Shirley Ann Robinson, Alyce Faye Cedars....Deaths: William Allen Spears, 65; William Noble Nash, 75; Mrs. Corrine Bailey Chinn Hunter, 48; Mrs. Alice Hazelwood, 75.

  75 years ago, 1934

Mr. L.C. Donohue purchased the Thomas Rice residence on West Main Street....Mr. and Mrs. Ben Vanmeter Jr. received congratulations upon the birth of a son....Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Hood announced the birth of a son....John Thomas Glenn, 69, retired farmer and former member of the Shelbyville City Council, died....Hebron Kencie Wiley, 61, retired farmer, died....Mrs. Ada Dunn Ballou, widow of Harry Ballou, died.

  85 years ago, 1924

Mr. and Mrs. T.C. Long received congratulations upon the birth of a son, Thomas Calvin Long....Edward B. Kelley, 93, died....

  95 years ago, 1914

W.N. Nash sold his farm containing 136 acres located seven miles east of Shelbyville to Shelly K. Riner for $125 per acre....Dr. C.C. Risk was elected president of the Blue Grass Dental Association....A.H. Van Dyke purchased from the Louisville and Interurban Railroad Company the lot in the west end for $2,200....Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Hackworth received congratulations upon the birth of a daughter....Deaths: Mrs. Paulina Harrington, widow of Jonathan Harrington; Mrs. Kate Chesher.