Looking Back: February 19, 2010

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1985: Winds whip 2 inches of snow into drifts 8 feet deep in places

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, 2000

Haleigh LeCompte, 8, won the Kentucky State/USA Level 6 Championships for 9-year-old and younger competitors. She was only four levels away from making it to an Olympic-level of competition....Mike McGinnis joined Datum Design Drafting Inc. of Phoenix, Ariz., as a designer and drafter....Barry T. Webb, associate broker with W.A. Smith Realty company, was awarded the Accredited Buyer Representation designation by the Real Estate Buyer's Agent council of the National Association of Realtors....Joe Yates, an attorney in Henry County, opened a law office in Shelbyville at 409 Washington Street....Rev. Kilen Gray became a minority student and faculty recruiter for the Cabinet for Workforce Development's Department for Technical Education....Births: Anna Caroline Callihan, Blake Jefferson Harris, Max Daniel Stucker, Brandon David Hargrave, William Daniel Mitchell, Vontrise LaGrace White, Ricardo Sanchez, Tyler LeighAnn Sparks, Desiree Jennifer Valenzuela....Deaths: Lillie Hamilton Eddins, 89; Victoria Burger "Vicky" Hardin, 54; Alice Faye Kidd Howard, 49; Floyd Dale "Nick" Hilderbrandt, 81; Floyd Johnson, 65; Robert Howard Carpenter, 70; Mary Emma Hoke, 70; Miriam Carman Williams, 86.


15 years ago, 1995

Carol Lucas, owner of Pot O' Gold Jewelers, found her rainbow's end when she moved her business from 1745 Midland Trail to 15A village Plaza and changed the name to Carol & co. Fine Jewelry with a "new, improved" version of the business....The City of Shelbyville and the Shelby Development Corporation received a $320,000 federal grant to finance construction of a foot path and trail through the historic district of downtown Shelbyville....Eugene and Margery Pflughaupt started a foundation that would award a 4-year, $10,000 scholarship to a graduate of Shelby County High School who showed a high ability to succeed in college....Rita hall joined Liberty National Bank of Shelbyville as assistant vice president and branch manager responsible for the main office and Midland Trail branch....Births: Austin Lee Lewis, Taylor Lee Royse, Zachary Wright Bruner, Megan Olivia Spencer, Brandon Lee Whitaker, Logan Joseph Donnelly, Robert Keith Henry, Dalton Wayne Goodlett, Chandler Michael Morris, Josie Wells Wadlington....Deaths: Charles Leslie Duvall, 61; Martha Jewell Frazier, 87; Marvin E. Adcock, 75; Clyne Drew, 60; Elizabeth Adams Wheeler, 82; Viola Purdy, 90; Elizabeth Wheeler, 82; Melvin Eugene Wilborn, 67; Samuel Howerton Cox, 64.


25 years ago, 1985

Sgt. Marilyn Hodge of the Louisville Police Department stopped at the Shelby County Community Center to give a talk about drugs as part of the center's Street Academy program....Linda Ashby was the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Bike-a-Thon coordinator in Shelbyville....Stephanie Paige Day was chosen a semifinalist in Teen magazine 1985 great model search, which was considered one of the nation's biggest annual hunts for new modeling talent....The Shelby County Parks and Recreation Board selected Gail and Joe Ritter to manage Lake Shelby for at least the next year....Elisa Hatcher and Jim Oldham were married at the Hyatt Regency in Louisville to the glare of television lights. The wedding, complete with flowers and a champagne reception afterward, was given to them free of charge as the prize in a Valentine's Day contest sponsored by the hotel and Louisville radio station WKJJ-FM....Snow and high winds combined to close several Shelby County roads, stranding a number of motorists and keeping road crews working through the night to get things moving again. Only about 2 inches of snow fell, but high winds whipped it into drifts 8 feet deep in some places....Three-year-old John Collins took $153 to Citizens Union Bank to put in his savings account - all of it in change, including $115 worth of pennies. He had been saving the pennies since he was born....Lori Spraggs replaced Julie Prather as the maternal child health nutritionist at the North Central District Health Department....Kiddo's set a March 1 date for opening at its new location at Village Plaza Shopping Center....Don and Iva Davis of Crestwood opened a Century 21 Gold Star realty office in Village Plaza....Spirit Shoppe expanded its liquor store on Washington Street....Timothy O. Shelburne was admitted to the Kentucky Bar Association and was practicing law in Taylorsville....Mark Campbell was the new manager of Quality Farm and Fleet located in Governor's Square Shopping Center....Deaths: Gatton Davis, 85; Joseph A. Savoie, 71; Nellie Welch Shuck, 87; Mary Ann Middelton Caudill, 77; Evelyn Ann Stewart Davis, 51; William Herbert Smith Jr.


40 years ago, 1970

G.H. Janos named the Shelby County Fund Campaign Chairman for the 1970 Annual Red Cross Drive....Miss Sarabeth Chatham, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Don Chatham, pledged to Sigma Kappa social sorority at Georgetown College....Serving our country: Airman First Class Glenn A. Gilbert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Slyvan Gilbert, is on duty at Takhli Royal Thai AFB, Thailand....Army Major William K. Hudson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Hudson, presented the Bronze Star during ceremonies at Nha Trang, Vietnam....Winn-Dixie grocery list: U.S. Choice beef rib roast, pound 79 cents; U.S. Choice beef rib steaks, pound 89 cents; Del Monte yellow cling peaches, four no. 2.5 cans $1; large eggs, dozen 67 cents; Tide, giant box 49 cents; cabbage, 2-pound head 25 cents; fresh Florida oranges, five pound 59 cents; apples, 5-pound bag 59 cents....Deaths: Glenn E. Zink, 69; Isel B. Bullock, 84; Ernest B. Cook, 73; Frank Lapsley Haskins, 73; Minnice Walker Moore, 66; Leo (Buddy) Sorrell, 53; Frank Cardwell.


55 years ago, 1955

Dr. Wyman B. Porter, former vice president and director of the Chamber of Commerce, was elected president of the trade group, succeeding Craig Schmidt....J.W. Hundley, Crume-Hundley Oil Company, presented the Public Relations Award of the Oil Industry Information Committee....Andrew G. Johns, certified public accountant, opens his office in the Armstrong Agency building on West Main Street....Joe Cleveland, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry G. Cleveland, placed on dean's list at University of Louisville....Fire destroys Montrose, the eight-room brick residence of Mr. and Mrs. Edward N. Humston. Damage estimated at $50,000....Deaths: Mary Agnes Baker Jesse, 66; Forrest D. Coots, 75; Everett E. Caldwell; Mrs. W.F. Grasty, 84; Lillie Boulware, Clarence Johnston, 68; John Amos Whitaker, 89; Elizabeth Skelton; J.T. Underwood, 82; Robert Rice Johnston; Lillie Boulware Magruder.


60 years ago, 1950

Emerson Reeder, who has served as the field scout executive for Daniel Boone District of the Louisville Area Council for the past five years, accepted a position as the scout executive of the Shawnee Council with headquarters at Lima, Ohio. He had been a resident of Shelbyville for four years....Ben Washburn Jr., a ninth-grade student in the Cropper High School, was awarded third prize in this district for the Fire Prevention Week poster he drew....A stolen taxicab belonging to the Yellow Cab Company of Frankfort was found overturned and wrecked on Bagdad Road, about a mile south of Bagdad...Lester G. Clark, well-known farmer of Shelby County, purchased from R.A. Newton, his poultry, farm and hardware store on Clay Street....Bill Monroe, Kentucky songwriter, singer and mandolin artist, along with his Bluegrass Boys made a personal appearance at the Shelby Theatre....Serving our country: Sgt. Elwyn J. Casey of Simpsonville was relieved of his assignment with the 709th Military Police Service Battalion and transferred for administrative work to Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment on the Frankfurt Military Post. He first enlisted in the Army in February 1945 and re-enlisted in Bremerhaven, Germany, in November 1948....Alonzo Jackson, 55, employee of Smith-McKenney Company for about 35 years, was shot and killed....Other deaths: W.H. Poe, 101; Ollie T. Perry, 60; Rachel Margaret Duncan, 73; Edward Pete Hulker, 78; Chip Bryant, 6-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry T. Bryant; Lelah Warford Duncan, 79; Amber May Brown Peach, 59; Elizabeth Keith Ford, 90.


70 years ago, 1940

The Daisy M. Saffel hospital, scene of a blaze in January that damaged a section of roof and rear wall, was announced ready to resume operations soon. Patients were being cared for at private homes....Snowfall was one of the heaviest in years, measuring eight inches and with a total precipitation of .83....Birth: George W. Hubley III....Deaths: Sallie Ethington Beutel, 77, widow of Charles Beutel; Pearl Mae Franklin, 52, mother of Mrs. J.R. Jennings, Mrs. J.H. Goodrich and Barney Franklin; Bertha Greer Wright, 72, grandmother of County Judge Coleman Wright; Luvena Swigert Chapman, 64, widow of Ruben Chapman; Mary Quinn, 66, widow of Tom Quinn; William V. Cowherd, 69, husband of Anna Ragland Cowherd; Daisy N. Wallis, 49, sister of Mrs. Chester Martin and Mrs. Hattie Watts.


75 years ago, 1935

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Wakefield were receiving congratulations upon the birth of a daughter....Sallie V. Brewer, 67, wife of Thomas Brewer, died at her home near Southville....Eliza DeBell Higginbotham, former resident of Shelbyville and wife of Dr. Thomas L. Higginbotham of Louisville, was killed in an automobile collision on the Midland Trail.


85 years ago, 1925

The Citizens Bank sold to J.E. Reagan the 150 acre farm known as part of the J.A. Stanley place....Rev. D.W. Robertson, 78, died at the home of his daughter at Burnside....William N. Ensminger, 62, a well-known farmer, died at his home near Todd's Point....Col. Curtis S. Dodson, 81, died at his home in East St. Louis....Virginia Morton, daughter of the late Quin Morton, died at her home on Clay Street.


90 years ago, 1920

Lucy Radcliff sold a house and lot on Snow Hill to John S. Harrington of Scott's Station for $4,000. The body of George Dunlap, a traveling salesman for the White Chemical Co., who died in Louisville of pneumonia, was brought here for burial in Grove Hill Cemetery... Deaths: J.S. Baskett, Arthur L. Hardin, Col. Jack Chinn, Amanda Hackworth Wright.


95 years ago, 1915

W.J. Fry sold to Louisville parties 1,300 bushels of wheat at $1.57 a bushel....S.K. Riner sold for W.N. Nash his farm of 104 acres, eight miles east of Shelbyville, on the State Pike, to L.F. Minish of Frankfort for $10,400....W.E. Van Arsdale, 65, died at his home near Bagdad....Dudley Thompson, 19-year-old son of W.H. Thompson, died at his home near Southville....The body of Mrs. J.W. Gibbs who died at Bloomington, Ind., was brought to Frankfort for burial....Thomas Jefferson Johnson, 81, died at his home on the fairgrounds.