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Looking back: June 21, 2013

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1958: McCormack joins Joint Chiefs of Staff

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, 2003

Emily Andrews was crowned Miss Shelby County Fair, and Haleigh Popp was chosen Miss Shelby Teen. Morgan Saylor and Ethan Rae Ramsey were crowned Little Miss and Mister....Judy Young of Eastern Shelby County planned to finish hiking the Appalachian Trail this year. She climbed Mount Katahdin in Maine last year. The trail name is Gray Jay – “Gray” for her hair and the “Jay” comes from her initials....Shelby County Jailer Bobby Waits was elected vice president of the Kentucky Jailers Association....Births: Tristen Dreshan Beach, Jayda Klaire Le’Shae Cardwell, Edgar Anthony Chavez, Benjamin Ray Hughes, Dillon Scott Krafka....Deaths: James “Bald Eagle” Russell Brooks Sr., 65; Ralph Eugene Elkins, 56; James “Jim” R. Reeder, 85; Ruth A. Schnaiter, 91; Mary Jane “Toby” Smith, 75; Sam B. Wilson Jr., 76; Mary T. Grasberger, 77; Stephen Taylor Wheeler, 53; Shirley J. Irvin, 66; Ann Katherine Bell Hardin, 72.

15 years ago, 1998

Five students of Ann Cottongim Hayes earned awards for entering the 1998 Kentucky Junior Duck Stamp contest. They were Cecilia Wieke, Nikole Jones, Jon Michael Marshall, Sean Chandler and Zack Brown....Citizens Union Bank opened a branch in Taylorsville....Metro United Way of Shelby County committed nearly $335,000 to local agency programs for 1998-99....Shelby County was ranked second-highest burley producing county in Kentucky for 1997 with a production of 12.1 million pounds....All four Shelby County women who entered the Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks' triathlon won their age group. Heather Crouch won the 20-24 division, Mimi Ward, the 35-39 division, Donna Grimes, the 40-44 division, all of Shelbyville; and Dee Maynard of Simpsonville, the 50-54 division. The event began with a 1-kilometer swim in Guist Creek lake, followed by a 13.3-mile bike race....Births: Michael Chance Carter, Cody James Brown, Brittany Nicole Goodman, Leslie Michelle Alfaro, Molly Hornbeck...."One is nearer God's heart in a garden than anywhere else on earth." The Simpsonville community lost a friend and neighbor, and many gathered at Fred Wiche Park to  honor Fred Wiche. Wiche, 66, died at his farm on Connor Station Road....Other deaths: Lister C. Cox, 75; Bette W. Zink Crosson, 80; Willie Astor Monroe, 84; Charles Michael Warfield III, infant son of Charles M. Warfield and Michelle Cowan; Cecil Kathryn Tingle, 84; Mauro Flores Martinez, 17; John B. Sanderlin, 71; Eleanor McGinnis McBrayer, 81; Emma Cruse Dugan, 94; Willena Frances Eddins Gaunt, 90; Lorena Hall Redmon Panter, 78; Stella Mae Hundley, 89; Sylvia Mae Pulliam Perkins, 92.

25 years ago, 1988

Andrew G. Howell graduated from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and was commissioned an ensign....A group of vandals driving a pickup truck raced through the Cropper area to hit mailboxes they had missed on their first swing a week earlier  – Shelbyville Route 1, 40 to 50 boxes; Pleasureville Route 1, 35 boxes; and Bagdad, 17 boxes....Employees honored for longtime service at United Medical Center/Shelbyville were Bonnie Adams, 38 years; Bob Ashby, 39 years; Morris Bryant, 34 years; Charles Cardwell, 31 years; Kenny Harris, 36 years; Arthur Mickey, 33 years; Doris Ruble, 39 years; and Helen Searcy, 40 years....A fire roared through Ed Tindle's barn on Locust Grove Road, destroying the structure and more than 100 bales of hay....Sam and Joyce Medley of Finchville joined W.A. Smith Realty Co. as agents....A second Japanese auto parts manufacturer announced plans to join Ichikoh in Midland Industrial Park next year....Loretta Cox was the new receptionist at Shelby County Trust Bank’s main office; Tina Tindle was the drive-through teller at the west branch; Angelique Sweeney was a new teller at the west branch; Cheryl Hood was a new part-time teller at the main office; and Cheryl Ballard was promoted from a part-time employee to full-time assistant to the head teller at the main branch....Rebecca Hankins, 17, was selected to be a state finalist in the 17th Annual Miss Kentucky National Teenager Pageant at Georgetown College....Births: Johnna Lynne Norris, Sarah Beth Tindle, Jordon Louis Floyd.... People described William Bruce Sweeney as loyal, a leader, good friend, supportive, fair, caring but, more often, an outstanding educator. He retired in 1973 from the school system but kept active in church work and in the Simpsonville Lions Club, for which he served as the first president in 1949. Sweeney, 77, died at his home in Simpsonville....Other deaths: Rev. Douglas Olive Jr., 45; Sam H. Rutledge Jr., 74; Robert Lincoln Stone, 54; Robert Shields Brooks, 74; Rowena Martin Smith, 91; Elizabeth Rose "Betty" Neal, 76.

40 years ago, 1973

When Jana Lou Edmiston received her diploma from Centre College, she became the sixth and final daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Edmiston to have attended Centre since Ada enrolled in 1946. The sisters were nieces of Mrs. William Mathis and William Pettus....The assistant postmaster at Shelbyville's post office, J. Milton McGinnis, retired. He had been with the local post office since August 1961. Before that, he worked in the Nashville Post Office from 1959 until 1961....Candidates for the Shelby County Dairy princess were Kristian Ruble, Robin Clifford, Raenell Coulter, Betty Nethery, Gayle Gallrein, Mary Catherine Graff and Lucy Thomas....Barbara Garrett started her job as secretary at the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce. She worked with Ruby Hoskins, executive secretary....The Sentinel-News received recognition in four categories during its first Kentucky Press Association awards contest....Gary Clark, 24, drowned while attempting to swim to an island in the Ohio River....Other deaths: Dr. Adriel Clark Weakley, 86; Sarah Corwin Stevenson; Vivian Harper Moffett, 57; Elmer Blackerby, 56; Janie Cinnamond Mathews, 80.

55 years ago, 1958

S.C. Ricewas appointed pastor of Centenary Methodist....Queen candidates for the Shelby County Fair were Charlotte Jones, Gay Hinkle, Nancy Riester and Martha Tracy....Alex B. Veech was re-elected president of the East Kentucky Rural Electric Co-Operative at the group's seventh annual membership meeting....Births: David Van Vechten Fay, William Fairleigh Giltner Jr., Jennie Camile Keeling, Debbie Lynn Edington....Serving our country: Robert M. Holland was promoted to specialist third class in Germany where he was a member of the 485th Medical Company....William H. Scott was promoted to storekeeper second class, United States Navy, while serving at the Naval Air Station in Port Lyautey, Morocco....Lt. Col. Lemuel H. McCormack Jr. was one of the 800 graduates of the Command and Staff School at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama. Upon graduation, he will be assigned to the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.....Deaths: William Preston Ellis, 79; Betty Ransdell, 99; Sarah Jewel Goodwin, 84; Robert S. Bell; Henry J. Young; Estill Cline.

60 years ago, 1953

Forty Shelby Countians were seeking office in the August primary. Harold Y. Saunders, William T. Chenault, Joe Wakefield and Eugene Cowles were candidates for mayor....Howard Logan fired a 65 for a course record in qualifying for the annual Shelbyville Golf Club Tournament....Ray Montgomery sold his interest in Smith-McKenney Co. to Charles Bradbury and Martha Donovan....Deaths: Pearl Vawter Owens; Mary Jane Allan Jones; Virginia Robinson; Henrietta S. Davis.

70 years ago, 1943

The Shelby County Fair was canceled for several reasons – principally because it was so late in the year to start and war conditions. This was the first time the fair skipped a year since 1863, when soldiers were camped on the historic grounds during the Civil War....Ryburn Weakley of Bagdad and Glenn Wills of Finchville won third place and one ewe during the annual spring show held at the Bourbon Stockyards....The Shelby County Board of Education selected Frank Miller, 47, principal of the Virgie High School in Harlan County, as the principal of Gleneyrie School....Mrs. J.B. Blumer, who had been with the Fort Knox cafeteria for 17 months, accepted the position as assistant manager of the Officers' Country Club at Fort Knox....Birth: Patricia Ann Dean....Serving our country: Sgt. Leon Redding, U.S. Army for four years, was stationed in North Africa....Maj. Tyler Long was honored by the Rotary Club and awarded the Silver Star for bravery in action shortly after the occupation of North Africa....Pvt. William Greenwell arrived safely in Africa....William E. Wise (civilian), who had been stationed in England and Scotland with the British, had two promotions in the past two months. He was then with the Americans, doing defense work overseas....Death: Emma Thomasson Jackson, 79.

80 years ago, 1933

A new tobacco weighing system announced by warehouses for the fall with baskets weighed to the pound, instead of multiples of 5 pounds....A “nickel drive” was announced for Kentucky Children’s Home with only 5-cent contributions to be asked....Deaths: William Riley Cummins; Mrs. E.J. Masters; John W. Haley; Mrs. J.T. Rogers.

85 years ago, 1928

A mother and daughter banquet was given at the Kentucky Hut by the Girls' Reserve of the Shelbyville High School....Prof. H.V. Tempel, a Smith-Hughes graduate of Lexington, was elected principal of Henry Clay School, to succeed Prof. Vere Graham....The Simpsonville baseball club defeated the Clifton Athletics Club, 4-0....Fire of unknown origin completely destroyed the W.B. Owsley homestead on Midland Trail, east of Scotts Station. The loss was placed at $2,500, with $1,500 insurance....The annual Flower Show, under the auspices of the Garden Committee of the Women's Club of Shelby County, was given at the home of Mrs. Eugene Cowles....Deaths: Adam Hanna; Sarah Margaret Redmon, wife of George T. Redmon; Pearl Bradley Kennedy, 29.

90 years ago, 1923

Deaths: Isabelle Ridgeway Carpenter, 88, widow of William Jessee Carpenter; Eva Stevenson Cable, widow of George Cable and granddaughter of Samuel Tevis, who with his wife, Julia A. Tevis, founded Science Hill School; America Browning Williams, widow of Thomas Williams; Thomas K. Richardson.