Looking Back: May 20, 2011

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1971: Former SCHS student killed on patrol in Vietnam

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, 2001

Andrew Riggs’ great aunt “Barb” was the person he would call every time he accomplished something at school or in sports. Barbara Houchins died of cancer at age 47 in late March. and two days later the 9-year-old raised $1,045 for the American Heart Association in honor of his aunt....The 2001 Michael Todd Long charity golf scramble, sponsored by the Shelby County Community Charities, raised a record amount of money for charity – $61,787.36....The Shelby County High School Winter Guard won first place honors in the Tri-State Winter Guard International finals....Carrie Beth Wallace was the state winner in the Daughters of the American Revolution 10th-grade essay contest....Dwayne Fallen, Shelby County Rockets football player, signed to play with the Thomas Moore Saints....Shelby County resident Cindi Ward was chosen by Gov. Paul Patton for the 22-member Kentucky Commission on Small Business Advocacy (CSBA)....Births: Jack Edward Sanford, Destiny Paige Lisby, Cristina Gabrielle League, Annyelli Hernandez Martinez....I’m one: Jacklyn McKenzie Goodlett, Zachary Warren Grant....Deaths: Donna Rebecca Lee Luthy, 66; Thomas Fredrick Wallace, 77; Albert Franklin Puckett, 68; Eugene Goodwin, 74.


15 years ago, 1996

Bagdad Days royal court were Melody Carter, queen; Chase Wininger, king; Trenna Redd and Zachary Hayden were princess and prince....Officer David Knuckles was the newest addition to the Shelbyville Police Department....The Dorman Center held graduation exercises for its "last class" at First Baptist Church. The preschool, for mentally and physically challenged children, was building a new facility at Clear Creek Park....James W. Hackney III was among approximately 2,000 students who participated during University of Louisville commencement ceremonies at Freedom Hall....Citizens Union Bank had been in its new Shelbyville headquarters about a month, but plans were already in the works to turn attention to Simpsonville, where a new branch was planned....Births: Cassandra Ann Baker, Caitlin Ann Burgin, Madison Gabrielle Cook, Richelle Monjoy Robinson, Holly Meshelle Ryles, Adam Garrett and Hannah Marie Smith....Deaths: Carrie Toy Henderson Barton, 89; Marc Douglas Collins, 42; Sue Hammond Long, 82; John Hinkle Caldwell, 81; Anna Martha Beutel Carter, 91; Maxine Spencer McClure, 92; Carolyn Page Underwood, 50; Anna P. Taul, 58.


25 years ago, 1986

Humane Society officers were Barbara Hammond, secretary; Loula Guthrie, president and Carolyn Hyatt, treasurer....Lisa Ann LeCompte received a plaque as winner of the Outstanding Advertising Senior Award during the Western Kentucky University Awards presentation....Elizabeth Burden, a University of Kentucky student, was honored by the UK College of Home Economics....Lora Racene McClain received her bachelor of science degree in business administration from Cumberland College in Williamsburg....Karen Leigh Wilson graduated from the University of Louisville and received an associate degree in health science in dental hygiene. She was employed in the office of Dr. O. Wayne Mortenson and Dr. John M. Burd....Lori Tindall was awarded a state homemaker degree, FHA's highest honor....Les Richardson and Jeff Radcliff placed third in the 1986 Plymouth-American Automotive Association Trouble Shooting Contest....Dr. Harold T. Daniel of Frankfort announced plans to open an oral surgery practice at the physician's office building on Hospital Drive....Cliff Bramblett and Mike Clark completed a 5-year journeyman lineman apprenticeship program certified by the Kentucky Department of Labor....Rep. Marshall Long was appointed an alternate to the Southern Legislative Conference Fiscal Affairs and Government Operations Committee by Speaker Don Blandford....Births: Kevin Hayes Wilson, Tara Layne Nutter....John C. "Jack" Lawson, 78, died at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville after a short illness....Ann Hinkle Hays, 75, wife of William H. Hays Sr., died at home. She was a secretary at Hays Law Office....Other deaths: Shelburne Eggen, 85; Robert S. Young; Frances Brainer Porter, 68; Bailey Young, 77; Walker D. Wright, 74.


40 years ago, 1971

Pfc. Phillip Scott Glass, 20, was killed in Vietnam while on combat operations when his platoon was mistaken for hostile forces and fired upon by a friendly force. He was a 1968 graduate of Shelby County High School....Ricky Brown, senior at Shelbyville High School, and Steve Doyle, senior at Shelby County High, were each chosen to receive a $500 scholarship given by the Outreach Committee of the First Presbyterian Church, to be used toward attending the college of their choice....Melvin P. Chandler, presently head football coach and assistant principal at Richmond, was hired as high school principal....Sheila Kay Bohannon was one of five recipients of two $1,000 J.E. Stanford Memorial Scholarships, sponsored by the Kentucky Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company....Mrs. John Walters was elected as president of PTA during Shelbyville High School Honors night....The Shelbyville Red Devils captured the Central Kentucky Conference for the second straight year....John F. Frazier, S.R.A., was elected as president of the Louisville, Ky. Chapter of the Society of Real Estate Appraisers....Nancy Lewis Finney was selected captain of the Transylvania College cheerleading squad. This is her second year on the squad....Deaths: Melvin Aldridge, 45; Grace Shuck Elsea; Mrs. Fraser Wilkins; Roma Richardson Lawrence, 61; Della Driskell Collins, 65; Willard Peach; Charles Joseph Keller Sr., 86.


55 years ago, 1956

Dr. Alice N. Pickett, the only doctor in a French town of 40,000 for a time during World War I, received the achievement award of the Alumnae Association of the Woman's Medical College in Philadelphia. She was known as "Ma Pickett" by medical students....Joyce Ritchey was elected president of the Simpsonville Chapter of Future Homemakers of America....Fifty-six seniors will be receiving 1956 diplomas at Shelbyville High School....Jeanie Ramsey  is valedictorian, and Betty Hanna Montfort is salutatorian of Bagdad High School. Thirty-six students will receive their diplomas....Lincoln Institute held its 42nd commencement with 92 young people receiving certificates and diplomas....One of the worst sheep raids by dogs in recent years in this county occurred on the farm of the Pickett brothers, Finchville, when 15 of their flock were killed and others crippled....Shelbyville High School musicians Jane Connell, Lyland Green and Jane Kaye Smith received “superior” ratings at the 32nd annual Kentucky High School music festival....Betty Jo Martin, senior at the University of Kentucky, was awarded the Sullivan medallion at the university’s annual Honors Day program....Birth: Shirley Ann Hamilton....Serving our country: Pvt. Henry A. Byrd was scheduled to leave the U.S. for Germany as part of Operation Gyroscope, the Army's unit rotation plan....Robert D. Kemper graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy receiving a bachelor of science degree and commissioned as ensign....Eugene B. Hall received his Columbia Military Academy diploma at Columbia, Tenn. He held the rank of corporal and was a member of the band, the orchestra and efficiency company for two years....Deaths: William Owsley Flowers, 64; Beulah Johnson Spaulding, 62; Jesse Bowman, 85.


60 years ago, 1951

G.W. (Bill) King, a Kentucky Utilities employee for 28 years, was named to fill the newly created post of district superintendent. Taking his place as district line foreman was W.R. (Russ) Etheringtonwho had been with K.U. for 35 years, much of it in this district....The 1951 graduating class of the Shelbyville High School was composed of 56 members....Seventy-one graduates of Lincoln Institute of Kentucky received diplomas at the commencement exercises....The Shelbyville High School baseball team won its seventh consecutive game by downing Frankfort, 11-2....Dr. C.G. Branham of Chicago began practice with Dr. P.C. Knoppe in Shelbyville....Sallye Williams was a candidate for general certificate to be presented at the 18th annual Sullins College commencement....Serving our country: Owen W. Rodgers, who was stationed at Francis E. Warren Air Force Base, Cheyenne, Wyoming, was promoted to private first class....H.T. Riddle, AM3, 23-year-old aviation man broke his collarbone and injured a nerve in his arm when he was involved in a traffic accident while serving at NAS, Barber’s Point, Honolulu....Deaths: Odd S. Bromagem, 88; Lucien Waggoner Trumbo; Mary E. Hedden, 83.


70 years ago, 1941

Wade McCoy, editor of The Shelby News, was ordered to report to Fort Benning, Ga., for a year’s active duty in the United States Army....Bruce Daniel, principal of the city schools, made arrangements with the board of council for seniors to occupy all city positions and hold a regular board meeting to help with the idea of encouraging students’ research in the functions of city government....Thomas Botts of Bagdad was elected president to succeed Lester Clark of Shelbyville at a meeting of the Shelby County Rural Letter Carrier’s Association....Shelby County students rated “superior” at the 17th annual Kentucky High School Music Festival in Lexington....James Boyd, who for nearly a half-century was a member of the Shelby County A&M association board, was made a life member with full privileges....The largest senior class in the history of the Shelbyville High School with 54 graduating....William H. Hays announced his candidacy for county attorney....Birth: Sue Lee Bradbury....Deaths: Rufus Dudley Blaydes, 60; Dr. L. Marshall Van Meter, 70; W.F. Elliott, 73; Anna Evelyn Whitehouse, 20; Evel Warren Hedges, 33; Jesse Thomas Sharp, 4-year-old son of Mrs. Jesse Scrogham; Mary Jane Stucker, 74; Lawrence T. Wagner.


75 years ago, 1931

The 112th commencement exercises were held at Science Hill School....Col. P.C. Oldham sold for W.H. Blythe, a residence and lot in Indianapolis subdivision, to Emma Hodges for $750....Samuel Beckley, a senior in the Finchville High School, won second place in The Courier-JournalOratorical contest at Paris....Birth: Robert Benjamin Berger....The county board of education announced new principals for three high schools. They were Sarah Lewis at Simpsonville, Prof. W.B. Dampier of Cropper and Thomas Hankins at Gleneyrie....Deaths: Mary Bland Harrison, 10-year-old daughter of the Rev. W.C. Harrison of Bagdad; James D. Smith, 62; Laura E. Garrett, 71; Samuel Tichenor Stucker, 80; Elsie Thomas Luttrell, 75; Mollie Ragan Bell, 71; Virginia Stanton Mahoney; Lillie Hall Pryor; Col. Robert Allen Burton, 58.


85 years ago, 1926

Mrs. Eddie Davis Harris, 68, died at her home near Fisherville....Lavinia Harwood Cummins, 45, died at her home in Riverside, Ill. She was a native of Shelby County....Edward Hanna Thompson, 49, prominent farmer, was found dead at the home of his mother, Mrs. Horatio Thompson near Chestnut Grove.


90 years ago, 1921

George L. Pickett, C.G. Barrickman and O.T. Kaltenbacker announced the formation of a law partnership under the firm name of Pickett, Barrickman and Kaltenbacker with offices in the basement of the courthouse....Birth: Woodrow Morris Pulliam....Deaths: John Coots, 66; Dora Baker, 48; George W. Stewart, 74; Mrs. Maurice T. Smith, 42; Josephine R. Knight, 83; D.C. Whisman, 67; Aaron Anderson, 75; Mrs. J.N. Black, 44; Kate Hackworth Ware, 89; Martha Annette Ellis, 4-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O.D. Ellis; George Zaring, 69; Henry C. Bird, 78; Amelia S. Wells, 75.