Looking Back: June 3, 2011

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1951: Pfc. Jimmy Greene one of servicemen featured in Newsweek

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, 2001

Angela Parrett was awarded a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy....Nursing home residents at Shelby Manor Health Center would soon have to get used to new faces. The nursing home on Mack Walters Road announced it was closing, leaving 105 elderly without a home and about 120 employees jobless....Duncan Hinkleand Marjorie Pilkintonwere named the valedictorian and salutatorian of the 2001 graduating class of Shelby County High School....Kent Stevensretired from Heritage Elementary after six years as principal....Metro United Way honored Perry Day, CEO of Shelby County Trust Bank, and Patty Smith,materials secretary for the Budd Company, at its Salute to Hometown Heroes banquet....Births: Nicholas Alexander Brooks, Zachary Ray Jones, Makayla Michelle Dale Montgomery, Charles Logan Stivers....I’m one: Lauren Elise Mackey, McKenzie Leann Reed....Deaths: Thomas Heyward Hodge Jr., 84; Charles E. “Jake” Ritter, 73; Clarence “Clyde” McClain, 45; Robin Lee Peach, 37; Charles Freeman Ingram, 81; Anna Belle Brackett Russell, 91; Virginia Webb, 80.


15 years ago, 1996

Winners of the Duke University talent search were Duncan Hinkle, Zeb Martin and Jasen Stella, who qualified for the state award ceremony at Western Kentucky University. Amanda Friesen qualified for the national award ceremony at Duke University....Marvin Byrdwell, 90, and Perry Day, 50, prepared to carry the Olympic. Byrdwell worked out at the Shelby Fitness Center, where he did 25 minutes on the treadmill and two sets each of four exercises on his upper body to make it stronger. He also started jogging on the treadmill with the help of trainer....Births: Dalton Lynn Bailey, Jerrit Tyler Brooks, Kristyna Jean Garrett, Dasia Tre’nese Jones, Zachary Shawn Whittle, Candice Leora Scrogham, Dakota Ray Estes....I’m one: Molly Jordan McClain....Deaths: Rick Magallon, 44; Maggie Lee Marsee, 59; Paul Allen Henry, 90; Lula Evelyn Hammond Lay, 77; Herman A. “Jiggs” Brewer, 69; Edith Mae Hudson Devers, 81; Barbara Jean Brooks Barnett, 53; Clara Grace Lay Bell Lutes, 77; Ann Elizabeth Morgan, 83; Ann Fredrick Miller, 71; Mary Alice Abrams Burkhead, 77; Zola Mae Goodlett, 70; James T. “Jim” Brown Sr., 82; Mahala Caralene Miller Spencer, 71; James Harvey Rucker, 86.

25 years ago, 1986

A document was filed in U.S. District Court in Louisville containing information about the alleged drug smuggling operation masterminded by a man who operated a farm on Hwy. 714 near Southville totaling $100 million....Jeremy Feign'sfirst role in the world of acting was that of a frog in a school play when he was in first grade. "And every year from then, I've been in a  play," the 12-year-old said....Harolyn Sharpe was the featured attraction in the opening performance of Arsenic and Old Laceat Derby Dinner Playhouse....The Kentucky Heritage Council honored the City of Shelbyville with a service to preservation award....Stanton Garr, a native of Simpsonville, will play the lead for his fourth summer in the outdoor drama The Stephen Foster Storyin Bardstown....Annette Pulliam was awarded an R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Research/Extension Apprenticeship through the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture for 1986-87....Julia Trammell was a recipient of a full tuition scholarship awarded annually to a junior communications arts major, for use in her senior year....Joseph S. Sheets, junior in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, was awarded a Philip Morris U.S.A. Tobacco Resource Program Scholarship to attend the university for the academic year 1986-87....The E-Club, newly formed at East Middle School, was created to recognize all-around students, those who excel in academics and extra-curricular activities....Quality Farm and Fleet closed its doors because of a decline in business....Alex Chambersand Dale Cottongim, employees at King's Daughters Hospital, completed training in the Louisville Area Maintenance Mechanic Apprentice program....Eddie Meeks received a commendation letter from Bill Emmert, manager of the Goodyear auto service centers for the United States. He started working at the Shelbyville location 16 years earlier as a general service worker and tire changer. In 1978 he was named retail sales manager after attending training school sponsored by Goodyear....James and Linda Rucker opened a Sun-N-Shade Inc. dealership and tanning salon on U.S. 60 East in front of Meadowbrook Subdivision....Lori Tindall was awarded a State Homemaker Degree, one of about 234 members who received the organization’s highest honor....In the Primary Election, 6.4 percent of the 12,366 registered voters in Shelby County cast ballots, unofficial returns showed....About 40 members of the Graefenburg Baptist Church walked six miles to honor former pastor and television humorist Grady Nutt and to contribute money to a scholarship in his name....Deaths: Edith Temple Casey, 75; James Madison (Mr. Jim) Bohannon, 99; Willie Wade, 84; Mary Lois Puckett Snider, 45; Sarah Bailey Coleman, 85.

40 years ago, 1971

Coach Evan Settle of Shelbyville was named the Central Kentucky Conference coach of the year for the second consecutive year....Births: Anissa Joy Gardner....Donnie Dale, 15, left for Mainz, Germany, for a 14-month visit and to make his home with Sp/5 Evan Ha. Bennett and will attend school there....Bobbye Dean Belwood was chosen by her fellow teammates to be the 1971-72 Western Kentucky University Rebelette Captain, leading a group of girls that won second place in the National Drill meet at Atlanta this year....Deaths: Mrs. Norman Epstein; David Pryor Castleman, 61; Karl M. Swan, 75; Ralph Bemiss, 59.


55 years ago, 1956

Robert W. Smith, in charge of St. James’ Episcopal Church in Shelbyville was one of five men to graduate from the Episcopal Theological Seminary in Kentucky....Julia Craig Stapleton completed the requirements for the bachelor of arts degree at Union College, Barbourville....Charles E. Connell was one of 16 winners of annual Centre College prizes presented to freshmen, sophomores and juniors at "Honors Convocation".....Mary Margaret Daniel was one of 390 candidates for bachelor of arts degrees at Wellesley College’s 78th annual commencement exercises....William Miller was selected president of the Simpsonville Lions Club. Other officers are 1st vice president, William Tichenor; 2nd vice president, Billy Jones; 3rd vice president, William Shouse; secretary, H.H. Henninger; and treasurer, Harvey Lee Duvall....Births: Dianna Gail Swigert, Ann Rutledge Hayes, Marty McClain....Serving our country: Sgt. James D. Williams was a member of the 4th Infantry Division in Germany.....Eugene B. Hall received his Columbia Military Academy diploma at the 51st commencement exercises at Columbia, Tenn......Robert D. Kemper was scheduled to graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md......1st Lt. Charles R. Ferguson, fighter pilot in the 430th Fighter bomber Squadron, 312th Fighter-Bombs Wing, Clovis AFB. (TAC), New Mexico, left with his squadron for a 6-month tour of training duty in France....Billy Bemiss, 2-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. William Bemiss, who have been living in Arcadia for about three years, died of burns received as a result of an outdoor grill at his parents’ home. His mother, formerly Thelma Coghill of Bagdad, received burns on the hands in attempting to extinguish the flames in his clothing....Other deaths: Maude Bayless Hope, 75; Ernest Wrage; Lillian Spaulding Whitaker, 76; Nina Moudy Smith; Mary Alice Stailey, 86; Fred L. Hadges, 74.


60 years ago, 1951

Mildred Kathryn McClain, 17, a member of the 1951 senior class of the Simpsonville High School, was presented a gold-plated cup at class exercises for a record set for not being absent or tardy at school a single day in 12 years. She had beat a student who had not missed a day in 10 years and was featured on Ripley's "Believe It Or Not...”Graham Gordon, 25 son of Dr. Angus N. Gordon and his wife, formerly of Shelbyville, was graduated from the Presbyterian Theological Seminar in Louisville, 25 years after his father. Dr. Gordon was pastor of the First Presbyterian Church....Several people were injured in automobile accidents on U.S. 60....Johnny Frazier, 12, and Jimmy Griffith, about the same age, were injured in a highway accident in Simpsonville. They were on the same bicycle and were attempting to cross the highway when their bike struck a pebble or some obstruction on the highway, and they were thrown into the path of an oncoming car. Both were taken to King's Daughters Hospital for treatment....Deedy Irwin, freshman at Murray State College, was initiated into the Sigma Alpha Iota music sorority....Everett Whitehouse opened a new realty firm in Shelbyville in the Odd Fellows building over Kentucky Finance Company. He was formerly with Craig Realty Company....Birth: Robert Hanna Price III, Janette Marie Ambuhl....Serving our country: Pfc. Jimmy Greene was one of the servicemen in Korea featured in Newsweekmagazine. He was lying on the bank of the dugout, smiling as if he were chatting with his buddies. The article referred to the battle in which he was wounded and received the Purple Heart....Deaths: Walter D. Johnson, 89; Lowry Burnett Hundley, 23; Ben Kilgore, 50; John (Jack) C. Johnson, 88; Mary Jane Ford Young, 69; Marvin Wright; James L. Sanders, 37; Estes Yunt, 69; Sarah Frances Cardwell, 39.


70 years ago, 1941

John W. Brooker, state superintendent of public instruction, was the speaker at the commencement exercises at which 54 Shelbyville High School graduates received diplomas....Lawrence R. Hughes, manager since 1934 of the Carrollton office of the Kentucky Power and Light Company, was promoted to district manager of the Shelbyville District of the Kentucky Utilities Company....Serving our country: Walter L. Thompson Jr., graduate of Bagdad High School in 1937, completed preliminary examinations toward an Army Flying Cadet scholarship....Captain Robert S. Michael graduated from the General Staff and Command school at fort Leavenworth, Kan....Deaths: Flora Margaret Conquest, 48; Lila Mae McLear, 51.


75 years ago, 1931

The Globe Tobacco Warehouse Company purchased four lots on Clay Street from Mrs. G.A. Armstrong and another on Kentucky Street from Emma Hocker for the purpose of extending its floor space. The cost of the new structure was estimated at about $1,000.... Harold B. Stanley was elected secretary at the annual Convention of Rural Letter Carriers of the 8th District held at Wilmore....R. Lee Shannon received his appointment from Gov. F.D. Sampson to the position of member of the State Board of Embalming in Kentucky....Birth: Jane Anderson Blakemore, Anna Jean Riddle....Deaths: Fannie Craveson, 68; Archie Cowherd, 47; Jesse Jacob Fidler, 50.


85 years ago, 1926

Dr. and Mrs. Frank M. Beard received congratulations upon the birth of a son....The body of George Marcey, former resident who died in Louisville, was brought here for burial....Mr. William Huss, 56, died at his residence south of Shelbyville....Sarah Cardwell, 58, formerly of Shelby County, died at her home in Louisville.


90 years ago, 1921

Births: Carolyn Hugh Watts....Deaths: Susan Katherine Moore; Adolph Schulte, 63; Bettie Collier, 84; Coley B. Hall; Howard Parrish, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. H.M. Parrish; Sarah B. Campbell; Mary Jane Sharp Allen, 80; Martha Annette Ellis, 4-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O.B. Ellis.


95 years ago, 1916

Clarence Smith sold at auction the following property owned by Mark Wakefield: a lot in Crescent Court to Riggs Brothers for $250 and two lots in Indianapolis to John Campbell at $104 and $87 respectively....The 2-story frame residence on the farm of J.C. Dunigan was destroyed by fire. The loss was placed at $6,000 with $3,000 insurance....The County Board of Education re-elected E.J. Paston as superintendent of county schools for the four-year term....Death: Chester Morton.