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Looking Back: Jan. 23, 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.

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 sharonw@sentinelnews.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.   10 years ago, 1999

A proposed 52-mile pipeline, providing water from Louisville to Lexington through Shelby County, was expected by year's end....With the merger of the Henry and Shelby County alternative schools in the near future as part of a Safe Schools grant, a new population of students would be served, expanding the services offered by Cropper Day Treatment/Alternative School....Shelby County High School Lady Rockets flogged Grant County by 59, 85-26....A newly formed group called the Shelby County Childcare Board sent letters to all the local factories, asking for funds to support building an 8,000-square foot day care center to help ease the day care shortage here....Clayton Wesley was awarded the highest rank of Eagle Scout in Troop No. 270 by Scoutmaster James Webb -- Eagle....

Births: Andrean Nichole Banks, David Kesler Case, Rachel Elizabeth Gordon, Elizabeth Carmen Lutes, Margaret Elizabeth Myers, Destiny Dashay Newman, Myah Christen Rice, Frank Roger Hernandez Roblero, Alexis Danielle Rogers, Lauryn Elizabeth Romine, Zachary Keith Way, Abigail Elizabeth Manning, Erin Elizabeth Bailey....I'm one: Grant Perry Gartland, Isaac Ray "Zac" Goldsmith....

Deaths: Wilma "Sissy" Hoskins, 47; Shirley Scruggs, 59; John W. Stigers, 74.

  15 years ago, 1994

Record snowfall hit Shelby County, as much as 22 inches in some parts of the county, shutting down streets and power lines, and canceling mail delivery....Cheryl Bader and Jimmie Craig Sr., scout leaders in Simpsonville, were presented Boy Scouts of America's Buckskin Award for outstanding service to youth at Pack, Troop and Post level units....

Frank Montford had apparently been gathering firewood to heat his home, and when he got back inside, he suffered a fatal heart attack....Other deaths: David Nichols, 80; Evelyn Helen Jackson Wilson, 74; Priscilla Conn Walker; Ida Beatrice Floyd, 94; Agnes B. Sleadd, 95; Felix G. Gettelfinger, 83; Helen Turner Henry, 78; James Morrison Beckley, 74.

  25 years ago, 1984

Shelby County School Superintendent William Lacefield submitted his resignation at a special board of education meeting....Sam Chandler was named principal at Shelby County High School....Receiving the "Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Award" were Collie Marshall, Stephanie Manica, Angela Stewart, Janet Stewart, Contessa Manica, Stephanie Kirtley, Pauline Manica, Jean Stoner, Joseph Humphrey and Shawna Stewart....Duncan LeCompte was elected secretary of the board of directors for Milk Marketing Inc. (MMI), the regional dairy marketing cooperative headquartered in Strongsville, Ohio....Video Junction, a new store offering video equipment and movies, opened in Governor's Square....Harold Allen "Hal" Taylor joined the staff at Hall-Taylor Funeral Home....Phillis Thomason announced plans to open Little Bright Eyes Day Care Center....

Deaths: Filmore McGaughey, 66; Mrs. Vioila Reed Long, 88; Fanola Miller Atkinson, 86; Mrs. Ethel Eden Cook, 79; James "Will" Grigsby, 85; Robert Beckley Jr., 59; Claudy Stewart Aldridge, 57; Miss Edna Matilda Mason, 88; Mrs. Mary Tinsley Hawkins, 72; Mrs. Della Peach Furman, 29.

  40 years ago, 1969

Selected  by Shelbyville High School as representatives for statewide competition in the national "Outstanding Teenagers of America" contest were Nancy Shannon, Harriet Ballard and John Hickman....Roll Forming, with approximately 170 employees, donated more than 25 percent of the 99 pints of blood received by the Red Cross Bloodmobile during the January visit....Elected to the Henry Clay 4-H Club were Paul Hornback, president; Jennifer Bolin, vice president; Debbie Ratcliff, secretary-treasurer; Connie Husband, reporter; Sara Lynn Green and Janet Baker, song leaders....Performing with the Kentucky All-State Band and Orchestra were Keith Sorrels, trombone; Dennis Harris, string bass; and Jamie Estes, flute....

Serving our country: Specialist E/4 Lonnie B. Monroe received his basic Airborne training with the 8th Infantry division at Weisbaden, Germany where he had been for a year. After spending leave with his parents he would leave for Vietnam....Assigned to Vietnam were Army Private First Class Joe D. Slaughter Jr. with the 11th Infantry Brigade, American Division near Duc Pho, Vietnam, as a rifleman; and Army Private First Class Stephen C. Ellis with the 11th Armored Calvary Regiment as a machine gunner....Technical Sergeant Kenneth A. Crump was on duty at Da Nang AB, Vietnam....

Deaths: R.T. H. Wakefield Sr., 76; Mrs. Della Montfort Samples, 64; Edgar H. Tempel; Earl R. Puckett, 72; Chester Dave Houchin; William J. Proctor, 62.

  55 years ago, 1954

Edward Kerr was one of nine district winners who received awards at the Farm Awards luncheon held in Louisville....Mrs. Ruth Lipman was elected Noble Grand of Boy John Rebekah Lodge No. 30; Mrs. Ollie Green was vice grand; Mrs. Frances P. Scofield, secretary; and Mrs. Mary Ellen Hamilton, treasurer....The Shelbyville Red Devils snapped a six game losing streak by upsetting Frankfort 58-54....Headen's Service Station team won all three of their starts in the Booster Club's Little League and were the only undefeated team in the league....Paul Ratcliffe, who was Shelby County's representative in the Legislature, was named chairman of the 1954-55 Red Cross annual drive in Shelby County....Ellis Gunn, who had been in the body and paint shop at Pearce Motor Company for 13 years, retired. He had been in the garage business 29 years and planned to devote his time to his farm on Seven Mile Pike....Louis B. Payne received an award from the University of Kentucky Department of Agriculture for "achievement and meritorious service" in agriculture....The Shelbyville Burley Tobacco Market continued to lead the state in the highest price average per hundred pounds. Shelbyville had sold 27,333,118 pounds for a total of $15,202,099.87, an average of $55.62....

Birth: Edwin Allen Hanna....

Army Pfc. Raymond F. Miller spent a seven-day rest and recuperation leave in Kokura, Japan. Stationed in Korea with the 40th Infantry Division he stayed at one of Japan's best resort hotels and enjoyed many luxuries unobtainable on the war-torn peninsula....

Deaths: Mrs. Price Willis; Rev. George C. Cates, 85; Mrs. Jennie Wilkinson Hammond, 82; John William Houchin, 65; Mrs. Mary Bell Rogers Sanders, 79

  60 years ago, 1949

Messrs. Everett L. Hall and James Taylor purchased the business and equipment and good will of A.B. Weaver's Funeral Home and announced plans to operate the present location 1105 Main Street under the name of Hall-Taylor Funeral Home....Billy Terhune sold three Duroc hogs -- Kiwanis King to V.J. Carpenter; Kiwanis Queen to C.L. Miller; and Eddies Gennilee to Edward L. Terhune....Clarence L. Miller was elected vice president of the State Fair Board....Paul F. Schmidt was one of four to receive the Silver Beaver award at the annual meeting of the Louisville Area Council Boy Scouts of America....Birth: Terry Lee Wright....

William M. Belew, 18, surprised the staff of the Recruiting Station by tallying up the first perfect score on the Army's preliminary mental exam since the exam was first instituted at the Louisville Station. In addition the volunteer for the U.S. Air force, was the first to lay his pencil down....

Funeral services for Staff Sergeant James Blackwell (T. Willie) Jackson, who was killed Aug. 10, 1944, in St. Lo, France was held at Shannon's Funeral Home....Other deaths: Mrs. Lutie Neal McGolphin, 75; William Jackson Pearson, 82; Glover Mitchell, 45; Delbert T. Butts, 59; Mrs. Dorsie Bennett Vertress, 63; Mrs. Mary Ellen Jackson, 71.

  70 years ago, 1939

Approximately 65 head of livestock, including more than 50 head of purebred Jersey cattle, perished in a fire that wiped out the dairy plant owned and operated by Worth and Dee Ellis located about eight miles northeast of Shelbyville on the Maddox Mill Road....The Simpsonville High School basketball team, winner in a county tourney, trounced the erstwhile strong Bagdad quintet, 31-13....J. Ernest Threlkeld, who was appointed agriculture teacher at Simpsonville High School in July, tendered his resignation to the Board of Education to accept a similar position at Athens High School, Fayette County....Mrs. Ralph D. Scearce, acting as president pro tem, was elected president for the year at the first meeting of county homemakers' club at the Shelbyville Baptist Church....Births: Froman Lester Fry, Patsy Miller....

Death: Marvin Wallace Jamison, 9-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Jamison.

  85 years ago, 1924

Rev. R.C. and Mrs. Goldsmith received congratulations upon the birth of a son....Deaths;  Mrs. Bertha Rosenfield; Mrs. Mattie Wilson, widow of Walker Daniel; Paul Stivers, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Stivers.

  95 years ago, 1914

H.C. Donegan purchased the residence of Henry Maddox in the Highlands for $5,000....Former Sheriff B.C. Perkins purchased a farm of 93 acres at Hempridge for $10,000....Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Guthrie received congratulations upon the birth of a son....Death: Mrs. Homer Roberts, 23.