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Looking Back: July 3, 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.

Check out the Looking Back, grads from the past slide show on www.sentinelnews.com

10 years ago, 1999

Eight students graduated from the 2-week summer camp on Hebron Road with a horse show, showing off their new skills to family and friends....The Moses Ruben Fund grant committee awarded $36,000 to Shelby County agencies. They were Clear Creek Park, GGT Inc., Finchville Ruritan Club and parks department, Hospice of Louisville, TBI Community Inc. and Shelby Clean Community Program....Ryan Hurtt and Frances Mayo were among the participants in the middle school instrumental section of Eastern Kentucky University's 64th annual Stephen Collins Foster Music Camp....Laura Park Wills was selected as the first female alternate to represent Kentucky at the Hugh O'Brien World Youth Leadership conference in Philadelphia....Rebecca Jackson, 18, was elected president of Kentucky 4-H for 1999-2000....Tanner May was a finalist in the state pageant "America's Cover Miss and Cover Boy" contest. He competed in the 0-to-2-year-old division....Kent Barnett was named to the combined winter/spring terms' dean list at Centre College....Chad Waits stayed pretty loose outside the water, during competition he was very focused. He planned to leave for a swim meet against swimmers from around the world July 10 in Sydney Australia....Lisa Sams and Judy Madison were co-owners of Hair & Nails Connection on Snow Hill at Seventh Street and Old Eminence Pike....Births: Jerry Lee Cook, Gary Scott Davis, Sabrina Dalaney Eden, Kimberly Nicole Kosick, Emily Cassandra Perry....I'm one: Madison Delaney Cheak, Savannah Faye Henson, Johnathan Daniel Shelton....Deaths: John Victor Barnett, 74; Beverly Lewis Oglesby, 48; Martha G. Collins, 86; Martin G. Jewett, 59; Nellie S. Bailey, 90; Ronald True Langley, 71; Charles Kenneth Tinsley, 88; Malinda Turner, 90; Jack Huston Tipton; Pauline B. Clubb, 66.

15 years ago, 1994

The houses were gone. The one-time liquor store building was gone. And plans were being made for a new City Hall to occupy the site vacant on East Washington Street....The City of Shelbyville received a $50,000 grant for renovation of the Operation Care building....Since Operation Care started in 1991, Edward "Sam" Beckley cooked the lunches. This month he cooked his last meal for the non-profit soup kitchen....Kevin Eigelback won a first prize in the Society of Professional Journalists' Metro Louisville Journalism Awards....Lesley Cooper was recognized for academic achievement as a United States national Honor Roll Award winner....Highland Baptist Church had a note-burning ceremony for the loan that was used 10 years ago to build the sanctuary....IDS Financial Services became a partner with Citizens Union Bank in a unique broker-bank relationship, the first of its kind in the state....Lynnda Thames and Kenneth Edwards were crowned Doll and Dandy during the Kentucky Dairy festivities....Jason Ruble and Tera Jones, both from Shelbyville, toured Russian with the Georgetown College Chorale....Births: Megan Michelle Eddington, Justin Samuel Palmer....I'm one: Austin David Roberts, Megan Lewis....Deaths: Dora Mae Young Chambers, 49; Willis "Frog" Chambers, 62; Mrs. Josie D. Quickert McAllister, 62; Miles Even Hardin Jr., 50; Harold "Curly" Arington, 63; Lucille Smith "Smitty" Van Meter, 82; Detmer Daniel (D.D.) Kemper, 71.

25 years ago, 1984

Kerri Lynn Richardson and John Kephart were crowned June Dairy Doll and Dandy....James and Doris LeCompte, who raised Holsteins, were named the first- place winners for the "best kept dairy farm" award....Scott Beard was the champion winner in the Shelbyville Invitational. Other winners were Howard Logan Jr., runner-up; Dave Peege, third; and Pat Stephens, fourth....Dudley Scearce of Shelby County was nominated for Shelby RECC director....Superintendent William Lacefield cleaned out his desk, closing the book on 34 years of service to the Shelby County school system....Ron Naegle received the Elmo Head Scholarship. The fund was started by the Shelbyville Business and Professional Women's Club when Elmo Head died several years earlier....Births: Elizabeth Mae Rogers, Ryan Christopher Curtsinger....Deaths: Samuell Lee Batts, 50; Gilbert B. Catlett Sr., 73; Harold Davis, 76; Mrs. Mable Clara Prewitt, 81; Silas Vance, 61; William Orville Miller, 80; Johnny Morgan, 22; Delbert Louis Franklin, 77; Jesse Lee Shepherd, 71.

40 years ago, 1969

Maurice Cole accepted the position of director of the Louisville Extension Area....Shelby Manor, a modern Personal Care Home located on U.S. 60 West, opened prepared to serve citizens of Shelby and surrounding counties....Dr. Albert L. Heise, practicing dentist in Shelbyville for 16 years, was appointed assistant professor in the Department of Community Dentistry in the University of Kentucky's College of Dentistry....Miss Julie Moffett was crowned 1969 Shelby County Dairy Princess. Miss Penny Lynn Harp was chosen Shelby County's first Dairy Doll....Serving our country: PFC Howell Raisor, stationed at Anchorage Alaska, received congratulations upon being selected as the Brigade Colonel's Orderly....Airman First Class Morgan Day arrived for duty at Clark AB, Philippines....Deaths: George Gilbert Riddle, 67; Mrs. Cornell Jesse Weaver, 57; Ethel Lee Lisby, 64; Mrs. Edward Sowards, 59.

55 years ago, 1954

Local Junior Star Campers at Camp Bingham 4-H Club camp were Judy Riester, Priscilla Buntain, Tommy McGinnis. Senior Star Campers were Bobby Smith, Kitty Crossfield, Cecil Henson, Mary Hardin Davis, Barbara Gordon and Charlotte Rohrer....Rev. Marshall Phillips was the new pastor of the Second Baptist Church....Births: Sara Elizabeth Johnson, Cynthia Hartford, Nancy Stewart Shipman, Elizabeth Ray McAllister....Deaths: Johnson A. Campbell, 75, retired farmer; Nancy Marksbury Dixon, wife of A.O. Dixon; Matt A. Wilson, 82, well-known farmer.

60 years ago, 1949

The City of Shelbyville's proposal for an alternate highway through Shelbyville was approved....The petition of the Mulberry Presbyterian Church and the First Presbyterian Church of Shelbyville, calling of a consolidation of the two churches, was approved by the Presbytery of Louisville. The name of the united church was First Presbyterian Church of Shelbyville....The J.T. Jeffries estate, farm of 226 acres, five miles north of Simpsonville near Todds Point, was sold to Edward Lay of Simpsonville for $13,500....Auldon G. Edwards was appointed secretary-manager of the Chamber of Commerce....Rev. and Mrs. Lewis White received congratulations upon the birth of a daughter, Marilu....Pfc. Ray A. Conn, 20, graduated from the Quartermaster School Center at Darmstadt, Germany....Deaths: Mrs. H.W. Hendrix, 75; J.T.R. Brown, 75; Sallie Ethington Miller, 74; Salem Redmon, 57.

70 years ago, 1939

Sam D. Hinkle, Shelbyville, was appointed as campaign chairman in Shelby County for John Young Brown, candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor....Birth: Martha Ann Rutledge....Deaths: Annie Bond Casey, 64, widow of John W. Casey; Elizabeth Jane Truax, 62, mother of Mrs. George Bowles.

75 years ago, 1934

The birth of a son, Thomas Warren, to Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Ethington was announced....Dr. G.R. Carter, prominent osteopathic physician, a brother of the late Dr. H.H. Carter, of this city, died at his home in Harrodsburg. Well-known here, at one time he practiced in this city.

85 years ago, 1924

Mrs. N. Goorman sold her residence property on 9th Street to Will A. Fitch and Luther McDade....Congratulations were extended to Mr. and Mrs. Lowry Martin upon the birth of a son, Lowry Wilson Marton....William Warren Vannata, a prominent farmer of Clayvillage, died at King's Daughters Hospital; John Gordon, 60, retired farmer died at his home at Waddy....Marion Calvin Eads, 6-month-old child of Mr. and Mrs. Ecton Eads, died at the family home north of Shelbyville.