Looking Back: June 22, 2012

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1952: 1-way traffic coming to Main, Washington

By Sharon Warner

Information was gathered from previous years of The Shelby Sentinel, The Shelby News andThe Sentinel-News. You can reach the writer at sharonw@sentinelnews.com.


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10 years ago, 2002
Megan Clark
was crowned 2002 Miss Shelby County Fair by the 2001 winner Laura Wills. Crystal Kinser was the runner-up. Samantha Bottom was named Miss Shelby County Teen, and Amber Allen was runner-up....Tiny Tot winner for the Shelby County fair were 2-year-olds, Aryn Head for girls and Tucker Sheehan for boys; 3-year-old, Katie Jane Butler, girls and Camden Grant Hunter, boys;  4-year-old, Kailee Barnes, girls and Sheldon Bailey Curry, boys....Shelby County Public Schools named Sally Zimmerman the new girls’ head basketball coach....The Dorman Center and Child Town earned stars under a quality rating program called Stars for Kids Now provided by the state....Keith Jones signed his letter of intent for Independence Community College in Kansas while his mother, Beverly Lawson, and father, Keith Lawson, looked on....Angela Parrett joined the Smith-McKenney pharmacy staff....I’m one: Jayson Davis Drury, Mykayla Smith....Deaths: William C. Goins, 84; Sadie Elizabeth Robinson Martin Jones, 90; Frances Janet Osborne, 61; James Elwood Turner Jr., 55; Mollie Bell Simmons Sesso, 93; Steven Dewayne Ratliff, 43; G.W. Carter, 81; Gene C. Batts, 41; Martha Jennings Sloan, 81.

15 years ago, 1997
Gary Kidwell
resigned as the Shelby County High School basketball coach to replace Rod Cloyd as the school's athletic director/assistant principal....Former deputy sheriff Bobby Waits, was the newly appointed jailer, replacing Jack Lewis, who resigned....Ruby Marie Lewis, 12, would dream of one day performing on musical sound tracks and maybe dancing on Broadway. But today she would appear for the Music Theatre Louisville stage as one of the Trapp Family Singers in The Sound of Music, playing Birgitta, one of Baron von Trapp’s daughters, in four upcoming performances at the Iroquois Park Amphitheater....Five Shelby County High School students were Governor's Scholars: Kent Barnett, Jeremiah Easley, Rebecca Foley, Tomi Hill and Carri Insco....Kelli Borderswas the new executive director for the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce....Luke Morris,24, won a service award from his employer, Wal-Mart. The special-needs adult won the award for "exceeding the customers' and the company's expectations....Randy Huntwas named Shelby County’s teacher of the year....Births: Houston Cole Blair, Elizabeth Ann Gordon, Abigail Lea Schlaug, Sabrina Ann Shaver....Deaths: J.T. Broughton, 71; Mervin Cole, 76; Stewart S. Kendall, 78; Cassandra Love, 79; Nancy Bottom McClain, 75; Charles Allen Payne, 72; Evelyn Hardin Rogers, 72; Marilyn Dee Thompson Robinson, 48; Vernon Coleman, 62; William O Goodman Sr., 62; Virginia Bartlett Wright, 78; William Reager Mueller, 83.


25 years ago, 1987

Josie Moffettretired with 15 years of service with the Shelbyville and Shelby County school systems. She taught a freshman English course for part of that time....Magistrates voted unanimously not to contribute money for a project to enclose the city pool. The bubble was expected to cost $142,000 and according to a pool committee's figures, the city and county also would need to pitch in $7,000 each year in maintenance....Kentucky State Police investigated a robbery and reports of trespassing at three places near Simpsonville – Jack's Gulf at the Interstate 64-Veechdale Road interchange, the home of Don Warren and the Shelby County Flea Market....The Shelbyville Historic District Commission gave permission for the demolition of the Ken's Auto building 703 Henry Clay St., the former site of a body shop operated by Herman Whitaker for many years....Roscoe Denney, assistant basketball coach at Pulaski County High School for two years, was named assistant coach at Shelby County High School under new head coach Ed Mason....Tammy Ruble, owner of Klothes Korner, called it quits after three years and two locations for her clothing store....Don and Modinea Bell of Christiansburg and Ray Lutes opened a garden center on KY 53 South across from East Shelbyville Animal Clinic....Linda Scearce was invited to serve on a Standing Legislative Committee being appointed by Warren Proudfoot, president of the Kentucky School Boards Association....Birth: Jeana Fay Ashabraner....Deaths: Ada Mae Pearson White, 72; Joe Henry Martin, 64; Elna Dedman Payne, 69.

40 years ago, 1972
Pamela Clifford
(right) was crowned Shelby County’s Dairy Princess for 1972 by outgoing title holder Masha Casey at the festivities held at Shelby County High School....The Shelbyville BPW Club received the 1971-72 State Legislation Award for the best all around activities in legislation....William B. Hornback was elected vice president of Continental Press, the country’s largest producer of reprinted carbon masters liquid duplication....Newspapers Inc. was accepted as a member of Discover America Travel Organizations, the national organization that encourages Americans and people from abroad to tour the United States and its territories....Kentucky Fried Chicken Corporation’s traveling ambassador, Colonel Harland Sanders of Shelbyville, returned from London, where he opened the 100th Kentucky Fried Chicken store in Great Britain. Standing in front of Big Ben were Colonel Sanders and Ray Allen, managing director of KFC of England....Births: Walter Weller Head III, Cannon Ray Simpson....Deaths: Beard Doss, 75; Frank Olden “Tom” Young; Rice Clark, 81; Lena Gibbs Easley, 83; Revel D. Swigert Sr., 74; A. Powell Cline; Emma Page Graves, 86; Susie Robinson, 83.

55 years ago, 1957
The Pleasant Grove Baptist Church held a note-burning service. The debt of $1,800 for new seats for the church had been paid in full....Ted L. Igleheart opened his offices over the Citizens Bank downtown for the general practice of law....A large tobacco barn on the farm of Goodwin Campbell in Bagdad was struck by lightning and burned to the ground....Vel-Vola, roadster mare belonging to J.R. Jennings and his son, Scotty Jennings, won first place at the Rock Creek Horse Show....Boy Scout Troop 164, sponsored by First Christian Church under Scout Master Charles McGuire, was awarded two blue ribbons at the Baden Powell camporee....Birth: William Matthews Jr....Serving our country: Army Pvt. James G. Goodman III, 23, arrived in Korea for duty with the 7th Infantry Division....Deaths: William Thomas Perry Sr., 80; William Henry Lindle, 80; Mary Emma Smith, 90; Allie G. Fulkerson, 87; Winfield O. Butler, 64; Edgar Charles May, 64; Frank C. Wallace, 91; Mrs. John Lawrence, 80; Robert Harrison Coulter, 76; Mary E. Lawrence, 89; Henry Martin, 58; James Sanford, 77; William Oglesby, 84.

60 years ago, 1952
At the city council meeting it was expected that the members would ordain that all traffic on Main Street should move East and all Washington Street traffic would move west....J.W. Milligan resigned his position as superintendent and dispatcher for Webb Transfer Co., to become assistant state fire marshal....The Craig Realty Co. announced the sale of the 4-apartment house owned by Anna Hollenbach at 1184 W. Main St. to Mr. William G. Frederick of Louisville.

70 years ago, 1942
Ermine Guthrie was one of 12 girls in the Ward-Belmont boarding school who ranked above 100 in the number of citizenship points received....Bonnie Lee Roberts was elected assistant counselor at the Kentucky Female Orphan School at Midway, where she was a junior....At the summer meeting of the Kentucky Press Association, The Shelby Newswas awarded first prize for the best news story, second in the editorial contest and given honorable mention in best half-page advertising composition....James G. Baker of the Harvard College Observatory was awarded the Adolph Lamb Medal Society of America....Word was received that Rev. and Mrs. A.A. Talbot, who were among nine missionaries captured in China, would return to the United States....Serving our country: Elizabeth Guthrie departed Washington, D.C. for active duty somewhere overseas with the U.S. Army....Phil Raymond Jr. completed a course of Army training  at Camp Grant, Ill., and was transferred to a hospital detachment, on duty at Letterman Hospital in San Francisco....PFC Irvin Greenwell, who had been stationed since January at Santa Monica, Calif., with the Coast Artillery, Anti Aircraft, departed for somewhere overseas....Corp. Roy Hardesty Jr., 11th Bombing Squadron (Med) Columbia Army Airbase, Columbia, S.C., departed for somewhere overseas....A 24-year-old Shelbyville man was arrested as an Army deserter and taken back to Fort Knox by deputy sheriffs. He had been missing since March 2, and this was his second time to desert....Deaths: William Estill Lynch, 57; Rollie Kurtz Stucker, 48; Lawrence Nicholas, 68; Jennie McDonald Marshall, 79; Anthony William Schoenbachler, 55; Charles Ireland, 68; Mary Cook Stucker, 80.

80 years ago, 1932
The residence of J. Sheridan located on the Zaring Mill road, about seven miles south of Shelbyville, was totally destroyed by fire with loss placed at $5,000....Deaths: Mrs. J. Archibald Bell, 52; Margaret Ahern Bohannon, 79; Mary Katherine Nethery, 11-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Nethery; W.T. Hieatt, 86; Emma Ann Moore, 70.

90 years ago, 1922
Jesse Harold purchased the shoe shop on 6th Street from Joe Zelbur. The name of the firm was Harold and Swils....Lillian D. Boyd sold her residence at 11th and Main streets, which was badly damaged by fire, to S.R. Skinner for $5,500....Master Commissioner Charles F. Beard sold in the case of Woodford Hall, etc., vs. Frances S. and W. Wilkinson the two store rooms at 7th and Main to E.W. Adams for $8,500....Samuel C. Hedden received his commission from the Department of Washington for postmaster of the Shelbyville office....The free city mail delivery was extended on West Main Street to include the residence of George S. Chowning.

95 years ago, 1917
Science Hill School celebrated its 93rd anniversary....Deaths: Joseph Delville Demaree, 23;