Looking Back: June 12, 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

Chris Robinson was named valedictorian of the Shelby County High School class of 1999. Leah Aubrey and Ashley Hedges were salutatorians....Megan Leigh Baxter of Shelbyville was selected as a contestant in the Miss Kentucky Teen USA Pageant....Dane Lawrence and Leah Reed were awarded the U.S. Army Reserve National Scholar Athlete Award....Sarah Knopf, 17, was among 43 Kentucky high school seniors chosen to receive scholarships from the Kentucky Farm Bureau Education Foundation....Frank Patrick "Pat" Hargadon V was selected to Shelby County Trust Bank's Board of Directors....Frank Page was promoted to vice president/loan officer at Shelby County Trust Bank....Miss Shelby County, Courtney Jones, was among the participants at the 54th annual Miss Kentucky Scholarship pageant....All county fire departments topped last year's fund raising for the Crusade for Children during weekend road rallies. Area totals were Bagdad, $9,472.07; East 60, $10,810.34; Mount Eden, $9,444.45; Shelbyville, $13,833.12; Simpsonville, $16,695.96; Waddy, $6,987.77; and Shelby County, $41,962....Laura Husband graduated from Kentucky State University magna cum laude with division honors and a 3.87 grade point average, receiving a bachelor of arts degree in social work....Births: Chasidy Marie Harrod, George Cormac, Tucker Byrd Kilby....We're one: Essence and Ebonee Thompson....

Deaths: Hattie Hanna Barnett, 96; William Thomas Cook, 71; Joseph A. Floden Jr., 34; Elizabeth Saunders Miller, 78; Latham Cutrell, 80.

15 years ago, 1994

Scott Byrdwell was the recipient of the $8,000 Oscar L. Moore Memorial during the Shelby County High School's Senior Awards Night. Kara Thompson was named valedictorian and Daniel Easley was salutatorian....With 23 years in food service under her belt Vivian Shaw Ellis had mixed emotions about retiring from Wright Elementary School. "I feel like I should retire. I hate to leave all the staff," she said....Cecie Walters, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Walters, was named Outstanding High School Senior at the Walden School....Lisa Hedges was named a Collegiate Scholastic All-American....Sheri LeCompte, former director of rehabilitative services at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, opened Shelbyville Physical Therapy, P.S.C.  on Mack Walters Road....Vernon and Linda Magness opened the Gourmet Koffee House....A new tire store, Shelby Auto Tire & Wheel, offered 24-hour service on the road and on farms....Births: Cody Alexander Davis, Dustin Trey Holt, Andrew Coy Page....

Deaths: Pauline Ungles, 55; Catherine Doggette Arnold, 77; Virginia Mae Payne, 86; Jack Morgan Robinson, 60; Donna Sue Overly McGinnis, 47; Mary Jaggers, 83; Ernestine Marksbury Baker, 91.

25 years ago, 1984

A couple of years ago, Gene Hoffman took an early retirement from National Distillers in Louisville, where he had been a chemist for 33 years. At age 57, he decided to start a business of his own, bringing AAPER to Shelby County....Dr. Otis Reed Jr., 39-year-old of Grant County, was offered a job as Shelby County Superintendent by the board of education....Jackie Hays, co-anchor of Action 11 news on WHAS-TV, was the commencement speaker at Shelby County High School....Ron Naegle and Lori Medley received the "Outstanding Life Singer" award, the first year the award was presented....The first spring sports banquet was held at Shelby County High School. A special gold medal award was given to track standout Chris Lancaster, who held numerous school records and won two state titles....Two years ago Cathy Montgomery received the Oscar L. Moore Memorial scholarship. This year her brother Walter, known as Monty, received the $8,000 honor also....Bagdad Roller Mills had its 100th anniversary....Births: Emily Jean Harper, Laura Beth Armstrong, Amanda Lynn Bohannon....

Deaths: Thomas Wilson; Carl Gene Barr, 45; Jonathan R. Sanderlin, 84; Marvin "Bud" Miller, 82; John Allen Winters, 44; Mrs. Rebecca Jane McKinney Hayden, 77; Fred Owen Jarvis, 85; Harry W. Johnson, 60.

40 years ago, 1969

Lewis Mathis Jr. was installed as president of the Lion's Club; Mirvan Pace, first vice president; Bill Manship, second vice president; Roy V. Catlett, third vice president; J. Herbert Coffman, director; Lee Wolpert, treasurer; David L. Melloan, secretary; Charles Clark, tail twister; Chuck Moore, lion tamer....Larry James Wilson graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree at Murray State University in 1965....Rodney Reynolds was a long way from his home in the Republic of South Africa, 80 miles east of Johannesburg. The 21-year-old was traveling through the United States, saying with Mrs. Edna Harrison in Finchville while studying agriculture....

Serving our country: A.T.C. James Hite Hays, who had been in South Korea since July 1968, was cited for Facts and Specific Achievements. "Airman Hays is a conscientious and loyal airman who strives constantly for perfection in his work," said St. Jack E. Adkins, 6313th Transportation Squadron....Navy Ensign Henry M. Mathis was serving aboard the heavy cruiser USS Newport News. The ship was host to the Honorable John H. Chafee, Secretary of the Navy, as he toured fighting ships on the gunline in Southeast Asia....Sgt. Charles (Chucky) Radcliffe, 19, was wounded in Vietnam. The extent of his injury was not known, he was evacuated from Vietnam and taken to Japan....

Deaths: Edward Silas Kingsolver Sr., 86; Eddie Taylor Terhune, 76; Charles H. McLear, 77; Mrs. Ethel Malcomb Epperson.

55 years ago, 1954

Marty Frederick Deim was among the 65 graduates at the 131st graduation exercises at Centre College, Danville....Margaret Cook, Betty Tucker, Robert Slucher and Ray Tucker received bachelors degrees from University of Kentucky....Receiving bachelors degrees from Transylvania College were Betty Blakemore, Shirley Snider, Bert Smith and Kenneth Ray Catlett....Quintin Biagi received his B.S. degree from the College of Architecture in University of Cincinnati....Col. Adriel N. Williams, commander of the U.S. Air Force 374th Troop Carrier Wing in Tokyo, presented the Far East Air Forces "Order of the Able Aeronaut," a flight safety award for "heads up" flying....Pvt. Ted L. Igleheart, 24, was serving with the IX Corps in Korea....

Deaths: David F. Hunter, 80; William Crawford Baskett, 71; Mrs. Vola Sawin Williamson; George Miller Jr., 48; Chris Michelson, 82; Nevel C. Violette, 67; Roy Duvall Money, 68; Elmer Lawrence (Jack) Proctor, 60.

60 years ago, 1949

Bill Gibbs won in a walk in the morning rounds which placed him in the semifinals at Picadome Golf Club....Grover C. Ethington, student at the University of Kentucky, received a reserve commission as a second lieutenant in the signal corps of the United States Army....Marry Stanton Willis was presented a B.A. degree from the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va., graduation ceremonies....1270 students was the largest graduating class in the history of the University of Kentucky to receive degrees at the school's 82nd commencement. Student from Shelby receiving bachelors degrees were Mary Goodson and Charles Wills of Shelbyville, Lester Money and Hazel Smith of Finchville, and George Garrett of Waddy....Newcomers: sons to Mrs. Roy Broughton, Mrs. Garland Williams, Mrs. Ray Pollett; daughters to Mrs. Bill Thomas. Mrs. Virgil Crouch....

Rev. T.C. Waller, 37, pastor of Shelby County Baptist Churches, died from injuries received in an automobile-truck accident....Other deaths: Mrs. Florence Abbott Fritts, wife of Charles C. Fritts; Joseph Anderson, 80, father of Reed Anderson, manager of the local Goodyear store; Mrs. Julia Scott Clayton, daughter of the late W.L. Scott.

70 years ago, 1939

Coleman Wright, county attorney, was selected to direct the Shelby County campaign for Keen Johnson, candidate for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination....County Judge Harry F. Walters announced he would not set a limit on the number of liquor licenses to be issued in Shelby County for the fiscal year beginning July 1....Thirty Boy Scouts from the two troops of the Shelby-Spencer district held a "Camporee," setting up tents just east of the high school football field under the direction of William Hackworth, chairman of the district camp committee, and James Hess of Louisville area Council....

Mary Akins Hedges, 96, one of Shelby County's oldest residents, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. J.N. Stucker, near Waddy....Other deaths: Leonard Pace, 63;  Fannie Wells Thomas, 77; Elizabeth Hanna Bell, 62; R. Lee Shannon, 72.

75 years ago, 1934

Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Howser received congratulations upon the birth of a son, Muir Gene, at King's Daughters Hospital....Rachael Turner, widow of William E. Turner, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.W. Wilburn in Mount Sterling....Margaret Fronk, 84, widow of J. Henry Fronk, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.L. Clark and Rev. Dr. Clark, pastor of Centenary Methodist Church....John W. Hornback, 83, died at his home on Washington Street.

85 years ago, 1924

William A. Snyder, 69, died at his home near Mount Eden....The body of Mrs. Ishel Clark, who died at the home of her daughter near Sulphur, was brought to Shelbyville for burial....Susan E. Smith, 77, died at her home at Todd's Point.

90 years ago, 1919

Candidates for Circuit Court Clerk were Guthrie Jesse, Marion H. Harbison, B.T. Radcliffe and Ann Tipton Howser....The market for bank stock was especially good. Five shares of Citizens Bank stock sold at $272; five shares of Bank of Finchville for $160 per share; and three shares of Bank of Shelbyville stock brought $180 per share....Dr. William S. Rodgers died at his home on Washington Street.

95 years ago, 1914

Ben Casey, 60, a farmer, died at his home near Little Mount....Walter E. Robertson, 80, well-known farmer, died at his home near Waddy....Corinne, 2-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Silas Moore, died at the family home on the Christiansburg Pike....W.R. Easley, farmer and trader, died at his home in Harrisonville....Sallie Hall Bryant, widow of B.F. Bryant, died at her home in Shelbyville.