Looking back: June 20, 2014

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1989: Tornado creates stir in Simpsonville

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, 2004

Mary Wagoner retired from her position as Shelby County School’s Director of Student Programs and Services and was replaced by Wright Elementary Principal Barbara Allan…. Shelby County Fiscal Court magistrates voted to name State Highway Department Foreman Carl Henry as the county’s next road supervisor, taking the place of Plomer Wilson, who retired in April…. Tara Jones and her three children escaped to safety after a fire destroyed their home at 53 Maidie Lane. Fire officials believe a lightning strike sparked the blaze…. Don Cubert had been a Shelbyville City Council members for more than 21 years, and Mayor Tom Hardesty and the city of Shelbyville honored him by naming the street that leads to Lake Shelby from Burks Branch Road “Don Cubert Drive….” For a man who lives and breathes his job, change could be difficult. After 16 years as Shelby County schools superintendent, Dr. Leon Mooneyhan retired to take a three-month break before becoming chief executive officer of the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative (OVEC)…. Winners in the Wright Elementary spelling bee were Samuel Saarinen, first place; Jessie Wilson, second place; Brittney Drury, third place…. Members of Troop 164 earning the rank of Eagle were Reed Smith, Michael Phoebus and Michel Clemens…. Amanda Wills Snider graduated from the University of Louisville School of Law….

Births: Aiden Thomas and Carolyn Annaliese Mullins, Logan Anthony Thompson, Cameron Chicago Welch…. I’m one: Hank Jesse, Anna Catherine Wood, Christopher Lucas Armstrong…. Deaths: Charles Lee Barnett, 87; Zella Stamper Estes, 88; Phyllis J. Stivers Fortner, 60; Barbara A. Guzzetta, 72; Christine Hedges Hanna, 82; Patty Wakefield Harris, 69; Aileen Humphrey, 90; Julian Clinton Igleheart, 63; James Conley “J.C.” McDavitt, 90; Aileen Smith Riddle, 81; Mary R. Richards, 76; George H. Smith Jr., 59; Carl E. Snider, 78; William “Billy” Tipton, 74; Lawrence Scott Wentworth, 52; Tobias Tywone “Toby” Wright Sr., 28.

15 years ago, 1999

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.... Jessica Kennedy won the 6-8 age division in the National Pretty by Nature Pageant in Gatlinburg, Tenn.... Brittany Renfro was crowned Young Miss Hawaiian Tropic....Local golfer Dennis Long retained his amateur title and John Kernohan won the pro competition during the fifth annual Budd Charity Pro-Am Challenge…. Kristin Danielle Bullock, 6, was accepted as a state finalist in the Miss American Princess Pageant in Lexington.... The Dorman Center directors and BellSouth Pioneer representatives celebrated their first year's golf scramble that netted almost $7,000.... Bobby Hudson was named "Banker of the Year" by the Community Bankers of Kentucky.... Shelby County High School football coach Tom Becherer retired as a teacher but wanted to continue as the coach and teach part-time.... Ben Medley signed a swimming scholarship to Campbellsville University.... Shelby Ellis was on top of her form, finishing third in the high jump at the state track-and-field meet in Lexington.... Jack Samples was appointed the full-time emergency management director for Shelby County…. 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.... Aaron Reed, Shelby County High School class of 1995, graduated from Morehead State University and received a BA degree in sociology/criminology. He had plans to enter the U.S. Navy in August and was awarded a Naval Intelligence MOS…. Judge Linda Armstrong was honored by the Kentucky Court of Justice for her work in Teen Court in Shelby County….

Birth: 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.

25 years ago, 1989

Anthony Gilbert Parrett and Stephanie Brook Goodlett were crowned Dairy Dandy and Doll during the June Dairy Month festivities…. Dorothy "Dottie" Adams, 62, retired after leaving an indelible mark on education in Shelby County. She was named teacher of the year after 40 years in the classroom.... The small tornado, which swooped down in Simpsonville with little warning, stirred up residents of the fast-growing community but proved only a little destructive.... Rhonda Bohannon graduated from Kentucky State University with an associate degree in nursing…. Bill Whitehouse joined Leggett & Platt as materials manager. Kevin Goodlett, 23, was named employee of the month of April…. Charles Moore, supervisor for United Parcel Service, was promoted to center manager…. Travis Delk, Lane Morrison, Nelson Wesley and Tim Wolpert received the Eagle Scout rank... The Bakaert Corporation, which makes staples, chose to locate in Shelby County because of its central location... Births: William Bernard Decker III, Adria Kristian.... Deaths: Rufus C. Harrod, 76; Raymond Burley Jr., 57; Jasper Cays, 75; Edwin Dale Dorsey, 79; Curtis W. Sheckles, 76; Ralph Peach, 55; Edna McClain, 81; Quincy V. Bramblett Sr., 68.

40 years ago, 1974

Ann Stone was named the most improved girl on the Shelby County girls’ track team. Presenting the trophy was coach Charolette Chowning…. Gary Clouse, running in his first marathon, finished in eighth place in a field of 120 runners in the Marathon Oil Marathon in Indiana…. Scott Eads was the outstanding tennis player at Shelby County High School…. Roy Thomas Bailey Jr. of Simpsonville won the award of Best Speller of the boys in the first grade class…. Mark Ball received the first varsity letter ever earned by an eighth grader in golf and John Bailey was named the outstanding golf player on the team….  Fred Trammell resigned as school superintendent. The board elected William Jesse Lacefield, assistant superintendent for the past 12 years, to the job of superintendent….  Birth: Kelly Lee Garrett…. Deaths: Doris Jean Jones, 17-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe D. Jones; William Woodrow Cotton, 61; Rosa Lee Clark, 87; Tom Baldwin Jr.; Jacob T. “Jake” Smith, 54; Fred H. Ethington Sr., 68; Guy Taylor Sr., 80.

55 years ago, 1959

Ray P. Weller, manager of the New Star Warehouse, was elected as a member of the board of directors of the Burley Auction Warehouse Association, and re-elected sergeant-at-arms…. Officers installed for the Shelbyville Business and Professional Women’s Club were George Ann Carpenter, president; Ann Gibbs, first vice president; Mrs. Bernice Graybeal, second vice president; Jean Hancock, recording secretary; Carolyn Hyatt, corresponding secretary; and Helen Stratton, treasurer…. Edward B. Hayes received a degree of Doctor of Dental Medicine at the University of Louisville…. Deaths: Owen Douglas Herndon, 64; Charles Montiue Day, 55; Blaine Hazelwood, 78; Mrs. Jessie June Ellis; Doris Purrington Howerton Stout, 57; Herman P. Minch, 62; Margaret Louise Morton, 80.

60 years ago, 1954

A storm in Simpsonville resulted in damage to property and crops. R.D. Wilson, a truck driver, was injured when blown against a glass door, a house was unroofed and trees down.... Betty Boyd Roe, a senior at Shelbyville High School and member of the Shelbyville FHA chapter, received the highest honor the Kentucky FHA Association can award, the State Future Homemaker degree.... 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.... June 23 is the date Shelby County was created, in 1792 and on June 15, of the following year, Shelbyville was laid out as a town. It was first a part of Virginia.... Kroger grocery list: Harvest Day flour, self rising, 25-pound bag $1.39; Embassy salad dressing, quart jar, 39 cents; chuck roast, pound 37 cents; bananas, 2 pounds for 25 cents; Country Club ice cream, half gallon, 69 cents; 13-egg recipe Angel food cake, 39 cents; Bush's Best shelly beans, No. 2.5 can, 29 cents; Pillsbury Best cake mix, three boxes for $1....

Serving our country; Army PFC Marvin N. Powell was transferred from the 40th Infantry Division to the 7th Division in Korea.... Deaths: John Tilden Raney, 86, retired section foreman with the Southern Railroad; infant twin sons of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Arrington of Waddy; Matilda Nicholas Bland, 76, widow of Dr. T.E. Bland; James Lee Ellis, 72, who resided between Chestnut Grove and Smithfield; Harold A. Tharp, 53, prominent businessman; Charles Everett Carpenter Sr., 67; Hollie Peach, 75, father of Mrs. Durant Abrams; Florence “Cecil” Abbott Fritts; Everidge Hudson; Fred T. Flynn; Roy D. Money.

80 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.

90 years ago, 1924

Deaths: Ellen Elizabeth Brewer, 82, wife of Daniel Brewer and mother of Mrs. J.T. Estes; Martha Ann Martin, 85, mother of Mary K. Howerton... Hamilton G. Hist, 86.