Looking Back: March 6, 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.


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  10 years ago, 1999

More than 31,000 single boxes of Girl Scout cookies were delivered to the Waldridge Center. Scouts delivered the pre-sold cookies and troops set up stands at various retailers to sell extras....Sam Jennings was hired as county dog warden and Monica Robinson started working as assistant dog warden at the Shelby County Animal Shelter....Gil Tucker, a dairyman from Finchville, was elected secretary/treasurer of the Cattlemen's Beef Board (CBB)....The No. 12-ranked Shelby County Rockets (22-6) outscored the Oldham County Colonels (16-12) 11-3 in the final 2:16 to win, 60-57, in the quarterfinals of the Eighth Region tournament. The Rockets beat arch rival Anderson County for the 12th consecutive  time to win their eighth consecutive 30th District Tournament championship....The most revealing statistic from the championship of the Girls' 30th District tournament was Anderson County 34, Shelby County 18 (turnovers). No. 21-ranked Lady Rockets won, 69-44....Elizabeth Carol Hisle, 7-year-old daughter of Bill and Erin Hisle, took first place in the second-grade spelling bee at Christian Academy....Sarah Tindle Dulaney won the spelling bee with the words "candelabra" and "brocade." Other winners at the school were Michael Broughton and Emily foster as they were crowned Valentine king and queen....Shelby County resident Gail Chandler received the first adult family Operation Brightside Fred Wiche Award at the Fred Wiche Lawn and Garden Expo at the Commonwealth Convention Center....Births: Jonathan Thomas Melber, Kassandra Leigh and Karrie Elizabeth Monroe, Bryce Campbell Webb....I'm one: Montana Michelle Cox....

Deaths: John Thomas Catlett, 94; Arthur D. Lewellyn, 86; Dorsey Lyons, 60; Harry L. New, 75; Juanita Heneritta Cottrell Dale, 92; Arthur Bruce Franklin, 50; Robert C. Perkins, 64; Janetta Grace Padgett, 87; Shirley J. Sharp, 53; Robert K. Smith, 73.

  15 years ago, 1994

A man soliciting yard work first began collecting pieces of cash on Beechwood Ave. and then alerted a passing state trooper, who called the city police. Officers and residents collected bits of cash from Walnut to Alton; Alton to Washington; then along Adair and Beechwood to Logan Street. After checking serial numbers with the FBI, and if the owner is not found, the $1,500 would be taken to a bank and eventually returned to the government for burning....The employees of Citizens Union Bank were notified that plans were underway for a new bank building on U.S. 60 West....Students from Northside and Southside competed in a Parent-Teachers Association contest called Reflections. First place winners from Southside were Carrie Beth Wallace, writing; and Joseph Burks III, art. Jessica Tennill was first place writing winner at Northside....Chism's True Value Hardware store moved to Hi-Point Shopping Center on Boone Station Road....George E. Borders joined Citizens Union Bank as a vice president and senior lending officer....The Isaac Shelby Chapter, DAR, presented Betty Buntin Matthews with a Community Service Award Certificate....Births: Nathan Andrew Frazier, Marilyn Joann Woods, Chelsey Lynn Howell, Scott Kenneth Slucher....

Deaths: Howard Thomas Flood, 76; Beatrice Wells Mack, 76; Elizabeth Briscoe Brewer Power, 81; James C. Shaddock, 68; Ruby Masters Pullium, 82; Robert W. "Buddy" Rogers Jr., 75; Kirby B. Robertson, 76; Elizabeth Ann Bohannon Adler, 50; David Wayne Burden, 35; Rachel Hallett, 80; Effie Hall Wills, 98; Ruth Schindler Tygrett, 86; Mary Joyce Woodruff, 66; Sarah C. Waits, 75; Lorene Massey Cragmyle, 68; Corine Bryant Chandler, 88.

  25 years ago, 1984

The Shelby County Rockets ended regular-season play with a 65-42 blowout of visiting Louisville Moore....The Keepsake Shop announced plans to open on Sixth Street next month....The Back Pocket, a store selling jeans and other sportswear for men, women and children, opened in Midland Center....Customers of Southern States Co-op could buy gas and diesel fuel 24 hours a day, thanks to a new credit card activated self-service pump system....Chosen as top employees for January at King's Daughters Hospital were Janet Haynes, R.N. and Dale Cottongim....A Louisville-based CPA firm opened a branch office in Shelbyville....

Deaths: Barry Lee King; Mrs. Lillie Mae Jones, 75; Mrs. Latitia Perkins Smith, 77; Mrs. Fletcher Barlow, 66; Dr. A.L. Heise, 63; Mrs. Lena Mickler Skuller, 95; Mrs. Alice Hammond Mahuron, 92; James Lister Collins, 69.

  40 years ago, 1969

"Mr. Kenny," a bay colt owned by Gilton R. Gravett, was nominated for the 1969 Kentucky Derby....Dr. Ronald Waldridge, formerly of Jefferson County, announced he would be establishing a private practice in Shelbyville the first of July....Frank Cook was promoted Chief of the Shelbyville Fire Department after serving three years on the force as a regular fireman....Michael E. Cheak was chosen one of Kentucky's outstanding scholars in the Scholastic Recognition Program....Linda L. Wills, a junior in elementary education, was voted "Miss Congeniality" during the 1969 Miss UK pageant at the University of Kentucky....The Northern District Young Farmers Association selected Harold Tingle of the Shelby County YFA as president for 1969....Ben C. Thacker, 56, well-known resident and veteran of World War II, died unexpectedly....Other deaths: G.W. Catlett, 47; Joe Clements, 64; Orion Denison, 53; Mrs. W. Adam Friedrich, 79; Mrs. Amy McClain Duvall, 71.

  55 years ago, 1954

Waddy defeated Taylorsville in the 30th District Tournament, 61-50....Ryburn Weakley, prominent young agriculturist, was awarded first prize (a $50 check) for an essay on conservation....Mr. and Mrs. E.G. Jesse narrowly escaped death when their two-story frame home, located near Hempridge, was destroyed by fire....Jay G. Pfost, well known resident of Shelbyville and popular line foreman for the Southern Bell Telephone Company, received a 30-year pin from his company....Miss Nancy Carolyn Nethery was announced as valedictorian for the senior class of the Waddy High School; salutatorian was Rommie Smith....Rev. Willard Wilcox was the new pastor at People's Chapel....Births: Robert Jarman Massie, a son to Dr. and Mrs. C.A. Bodet, Kathie Lane Hall...

Deaths: Mrs. Bertie Rogers Howser; Mrs. Virginia Yocum Campbell; Wesley Shipman; Mrs. Edna Taylor Meyer, 75; Elizabeth Katherine, 3-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Morgan; Charles Bruce Cassity, 72; Mrs. Nannie Mae Shaddock, 68; Mrs. Lorene Perkins Scruggs, 53.

  60 years ago, 1949

Barnett Real Estate Agency reported the sale of the Albert Moffett residence on Snow Hill to Walter Yates at auction for $7,000....Centenary Methodist Church paid tribute to Mr. Stanley G. Lawson, who had served the church as chairman of the official board for more than 25 years....J.S. Bullock received a new star for 25 years service with the Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company....The Austin L. Moore Realty Co. sold at auction the Highland Motor Co. garage and filling station to C. Pratt, Eminence implement dealer....Birth: Patricia Ann Aldridge....

The body of Pfc. Kenneth Marion Husband, 22, who was killed in action on March 31, 1945 in Northern Italy arrived in Shelbyville....Other deaths: D.B. Green, 67; Mrs. Fannie Stucker Baker, 75; Mrs. Nellie Logan Perry, widow of M.F. Perry.

  70 years ago, 1939

Thought to be the youngest blood donor in the U.S. was Jerry Doran, 3-year-old son of Mrs. Peggy Doran. After recovering from an attack of sleeping sickness, his brother and sister showed the same symptoms and he gave them blood in which doctors believed an anti-toxin had developed....Hams and bacon valued at approximately $190 were stolen from the outbuildings of two farmers on the Lick road near Southville....Deaths: Mrs. Katherine Louise Catlett, 76, widow of Thomas Catlett; Mrs. Frank F. Neel, 67; Mrs. Winford Bailey, 80; Mrs. Mary Carrithers Lawrence, 64; John B. Snider, 89.

  75 years ago, 1934

Mr. and Mrs. John McDonald received congratulations upon the birth of a son....Born to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Sharp was a daughter, Wilma Lynn....Congratulations were extended to Mr. and Mrs. Albert Davis upon the birth of a son, James Harper....Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Money announced the birth of a daughter, Nancy Cecile Money....Deaths: Mrs. Mattie Osburn Scott, 56, wife of Lel Scott; Mrs. Shipman Buckman, 70, wife of N.A. Buckman.

  85 years ago, 1924

Mr. and Mrs. Perrin Cowherd received congratulations upon the birth of a daughter, Harriet Cowherd....Congratulations were extended Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Bodkin upon the birth of a daughter....Deaths: Joseph Lawrence Sr.; Frances Marion Smith, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Smith; Mrs. Emma Conrad, 75.

  90 years ago, 1919

Harold B. Stanley, who had been rural carrier on Route No. 2 out of the Shelbyville post office, was transferred to No. 6 as regular carrier, succeeding Frank B. Beard, who resigned to enter the garage business. Roger H. Bemiss, former city parcel post carrier, was appointed temporary carrier on No. 2....Howard Harbison sold 40 mare mules, 3-to-5 years old, at an average of $240 per head....Dr. J.T. Bryan, who died in Louisville, had been a practicing physician in Shelbyville for a number of years....Dr. William S. Rodgers, 56, died at his home on Washington Street.

  95 years ago, 1914

Mr. S.B. Moxley purchased from A.R. Goodman a lot 50x220 feet on the west side of Adair Avenue between College and Catalpa Court for $750....The season's sale on the loose-leaf market to date had reached 9,865,000 pounds of tobacco....W.C. Fitzpatrick of Richmond, bought of Henry Cheak, the two story residence on the east side of Brown Avenue....Mr. James T. Gregg purchased from W.T. Miller the new bungalow on Tenth Street occupied by Mr. Gregg for $4,000....Mr. and Mrs. Isadore J. Sanders received congratulations upon the birth of a daughter....Deaths: Mrs. Abraham T. Price, 80; J. Bryan Waller; infant son of Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Bartlett.