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Looking Back: June 19, 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

The Dorman Center directors and BellSouth Pioneer representatives celebrated their first year's golf scramble that netted almost $7,000....Shelby County High School football coach Tom Becherer retired as a teacher but wanted to continue as the coach and teach part-time....Shelby Ellis was on top of her form, finishing third in the high jump at the state track-and-field meet in Lexington....Bob McDowell, who owned the 320-acre farm that was slated to become the University of Louisville golf course in Simpsonville, submitted a zone change to alter 110 of those acres from agricultural status to high-density residential -- to allow the building of 409 houses....After 53 years of practicing law, C. Boyd Green, senior practicing counselor, closed his law office at 409 Washington Street....McDonald's restaurant submitted development plans for a second Shelby County franchise to be built at the southwest corner of KY 55 South and Isaac Shelby Drive where Shelby Lanes once stood....Laura Wills was selected to represent Shelby County High School at the 1999 HOBY Seminar in Louisville....Brittany Renfro was crowned Young Miss Hawaiian Tropic....Jessica Kennedy won the 6-8 age division in the National Pretty by Nature Pageant in Gatlinburg, Tenn....Kristin Danielle Bullock, 6, was accepted as a state finalist in the Miss American Princess Pageant in Lexington....Bobby Hudson was named "Banker of the Year" by the Community Bankers of Kentucky....Ben Medley signed a swimming scholarship to Campbellsville University....Births: Emma Camille Pumphrey....I'm one: Allison Carol Lane, Nathaniel Austin Morgan...Hundreds of cheerleaders lost their "Other Mother" when Jane Wellhouse Meyer died after a long illness.

Other deaths: Carroll Ellis Clark, 52; John C. Poole, 69; Virginia Gordon Allen, 75; James Corbin Cubbage, 88; Mark N. Dixon, 35; William Henry Head, 83; Gordon C. Hundley Sr., 66; Richard Allen Bryant McKinley, 16-year-old son of Fred and Kathy McKinley; Sarah Frances Hall, 87.

15 years ago, 1994

Stephanie D. Carpenter graduated cum laude from Kentucky State University with a degree in business administration....Becky Warner received three awards for academic excellence at Spencer County High School - United State National Honor Roll Award, Who's Who Among American High School Students, and she was named winner of the annual Bausch and Lomb Science Award....Dan Hilker came to Shelbyville in 1992 as golf professional at Weissinger Hills Golf Course, when the city became the new owner. He resigned after being manager the course on Mount Eden Road since that time....Kathleen Robinson and Joan White, owners of The Keepsake Shop, opened the new Kentucky Room to feature Kentucky pottery, artists and craftsmen....The new chapel expanded Webb Funeral Home's visitor capacity to 135, almost doubling its previous capacity....Shelby County resident and retired Circuit Court Judge Harold Y. Saunders received a plaque recognizing his years of service on the Governor's Advisory Board for Veteran's Affairs....Eric Bowman and Kara Thompson were valedictorians at Shelby County High School; Paula Fewell and Danny Easley were salutatorians....Birth: Andrew Thomas Stockman....I'm one: Christopher Scott Redmon....

Dorothy Marshall's nephew, David Lee Marshall, 44, was dead after being mauled by a rare white Bengal tiger at the Metrozoo in Miami, Fla. He had worked there for 11 years....Other deaths: Donna Sue Overly McGinnis, 47; Archie L. Warr III, 39; Mareia Minnis, 40.

25 years ago, 1984

Otis Reed Jr. signed a 4-year contract to be Shelby County's next school superintendent....Grand national auto racing champion Bobby Allison was to drive a race car owned by Tommy Sampson in a $2,000 feature race at Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City near Danville....Karen Michelle Blackburn, 9, was selected as a finalist in the 1984 Miss Kentucky National Pre-Teen Pageant in Louisville....Stephanie Phillips was named a 1984 National Award winner in science by the United States Achievement Academy....Jennifer Biagi was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Science Hill Business and Professional Women's Club....The annual WalkAmerica raised more than $3,600 for the March of Dimes with 150 youngsters and adults walking the 25-kilometer, or 15-mile, course that began and ended at Clear Creek Park....Carla Foster received a certificate for safe-driving efforts....Marnell Moorman was named "Teacher of the Year" for Shelby County High School....Debbie Miller of Shelbyville described herself as very honored and pleased when fellow staff members named her their "teacher of the year" at Eminence School....Bruce Sweeney, first president and charter member of the Simpsonville Lions Club, was master of ceremonies at the club's 35th anniversary celebration....Births: Matthew Tyler Samples, Gregory Lucas Bailey, Christopher Ryan Nation....

Death: Raymond A. Rucker, 86; Sarah Beth Pyles, 7-year-old granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Powell and Mr. and Mrs. Les Pyles; Hattie Martin Kesler, 95; Virgil Charles Wheeler Sr., 74.

40 years ago, 1969

Peggy Waits was the winner of WCND's Family Sweepstakes Grand prize, a G.E. Console Color TV given by Rains and Davis....Doug Logan of Shelbyville and Walton Carpenter of Simpsonville placed second and third in the sectional tournament of American Pro Youth Classic Proxy Pro golf held at the Country Club....Paul J. Magruder was named manager of finance of Roll Forming Corporation....Father Chester Bowling assumed duties as the new pastor of the Church of the Annunciation....Margaret Simpson received her bachelor of arts degree at Hanover College....Julia Boone, 1969 honor graduate of Arsenal Technical High School, was in the top students of a class of more than 500. She was born in Shelbyville and lived in Waddy before moving to Indianapolis....Wynn C. Miller received his bachelor's degree at Albion College....Margaret Ann Duvall, 20, was the Kentucky State Dairy Princess....Gene Foster resigned as head football coach at Shelby County High School after serving for three years. Assistant coach Mitchell Bailey was promoted to head basketball coach and Gary Vaughn was hired as assistant basketball and baseball coach....

Deaths: Barkley Wheeler, 52; Thomas M. Ritchie, 69; Eugene Thornton Rutledge, 69; Leota Raymond Andrews, 67.

55 years ago, 1954

Laban Jackson was elected president of the newly organized Shelby County Dairy Promotion and Sales Association....Mary Mac Durrett took first place in the three-gaited horsemanship class and second in the ladies five-gaited class riding Maplecrest Genius in the Christian College Horseshow....Betty Boyd Roe, senior in the Shelbyville High School and member of the Shelbyville FHA Chapter, was among the Kentucky Future Homemakers of America to receive the State Future Homemaker degree....June 23 is the date Shelby County, Ky. was created, in 1792 and on June 15, of the following year, Shelbyville was laid out as a town. It was a part of Virginia and 175 years ago the settlement of our county, then of the mother state, was made....Army PFC Marvin N. Powell was transferred from the 40th Infantry Division to the 7th Division in Korea....

Deaths: Hollie Peach, 75, father of Mrs. Durant Abrams; Fred T. Flynn, well-known throughout Shelby County; John Tilden Raney, 86, retired section foreman with the Southern Railroad; infant twins of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Arington; Matilda Nicholas Bland, 76, widow of Dr. T.E. Bland; James Lee Ellis, 72, who resided between Chestnut Grove and Smithfield; Roy D. Money; Harold A. Tharp, 53, prominent businessman; Charles Everett Carpenter Sr., 67.

60 years ago, 1949

Bill Gibbs gained a first-round decision over Lucien Kinsolving, 3 and 2, in the Shelbyville golf tournament at Shelbyville Country Club....William H. Hays announced his candidacy for re-election to the office of County Attorney in the Democratic primary....J.I. Case Company was appointed Shelby County's exclusive Case dealer....William Lindsay Logan Jr. received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of South in Sewanee, Tenn....Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Ritter announced the birth of a daughter, Margaret Ann....Mr. and Mrs. Stephen M. Howerton received congratulations upon the birth of a son, Stephen M. III....

Deaths: Mamie Bruner Nation, 64, wife of J.T. Nation; Carl Burton, 55, native of Shelby County; Sammie Reynolds, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Reynolds; Ruah Ann Tatum, 83, widow of James S. Tatum; Rev. Thomas G. Waller, well known former Shelby County pastor; George Hulker, 81, member of the Graefenburg Christian Church; Lewis S. Moss, 62, prominent real estate man in Henry County and well known throughout Shelby County; August Moesser, 89, prominent resident of Shelby County and retired farmer.

70 years ago, 1939

"Life is neither all defeat nor all victory, and there is so much defeat in victory and the seeds of victory are sown in defeat, yes, truly life is like that," said Dr. Edgar DeWitt Jones of Detroit, Mich., in his address at Science Hill School, at which time diplomas were given 21 graduates....Virginia Stallard, member of Finchville 4-H club, received a blue ribbon in the Junior Week style revue held at University of Kentucky....Deaths: Dorsey Lee McClease, 12-day-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bernice McClease; Mary Elizabeth Lea, 80, widow of John C.B. Lea

75 years ago, 1934

Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Lacefield received congratulations upon the birth of a son, William Lacefield at their home in Waddy....Congratulations were extended Mr. and Mrs. Perrin Cowherd upon the birth of a daughter, Martha Cowherd.

85 years ago, 1924

Ellen Elizabeth Brewer, 82, wife of Daniel Brewer, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.T. Estes on East Main St....Martha Ann Martin, 85, died at the home of her daughter, Mary K. Howerton at Finchville... Hamilton G. Hist, 86, died at his home near Clark's Station.

95 years ago, 1914

Warren H. White, one of the most popular salesmen in Shelbyville, was instantly killed at the L&N depot. A crate of doors he attempted to lower, proved too heavy and crushed his skull in a car he was unloading for Hall and Chowning.