Looking Back: May 28, 2010

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1970: SHS senior superlatives chosen

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, 2000

The Shelby County High School class of 2000 had six finalists competing for the $20,000 Pflughaupt scholarship. They were Michael Biagi, Philip Carson, Kathryn Fox, Megan Gostola, Amy Heilman and Meghan Langley....Winner from Wright Elementary in the 2000 Young Authors contest were Andrea Eggen, Chyanna Helton, Dwight Young, Phebe Poston, Matthew Harover and Chad Meers. Andrea and Matthew were the county winners for their divisions....Shelby Ellis jumped 5 feet, 4 inches to win the high jump event at the North Hardin Invitational, scoring more than one-fifth of her team's 47 total points to help her squad earn fifth place out of 13 teams....Rev. Joseph "Father Joe" Batcheldor retired after seven years in Shelbyville at the Catholic Church of the Annunciation. He will be replaced as pastor by the Rev. Bill Bowling....Selected for the Governor's Scholar program were Mindy Folsom, Amanda Friesen, Duncan Hinkle, Caitlin McClure, Jason Stella, Lindsay Zoeller....Mary Simmons, executive director of the Dorman Preschool Center, received the first-ever community service award from the Shelby County Optimist Club....Births: Kristin Paige Benham, Carlos Eugenio Aguilar, Hayden Lee Thompson, Faith Marie Wiley, Kristen Leigh Wood....I'm one: Spenser Michelle Pauline Webb...Deaths: Harold Ray Cranmer Sr., 43; Susanne de Charette Van Stockum, 85; Virginia Stone, 75; LaVerne Hughes O'Brien, 83; William E. "Bill" Ivers, 88; Harry Morton Cook, 77.


15 years ago, 1995

Beth Dunn was chosen as the 1995 ExCEL (Excellence in the Classroom and Educational Leadership) Teacher of the Year....Competing for the Pflughaupt scholarship were Raegan Andriot, Kimberly Ellis, Stacey Nix, Angela Parrett, Daria Robinson and Amanda Stivers....Finalists in the Rural Electric Youth Tour Contest sponsored by Shelby RECC were Jason Blair, Tina Roberts, Douglas Turner, Tara Fleming and Jim Insco....Bob Foley was a full-time funeral home director and embalmer with Hall-Taylor Funeral Home....Births: John Wesley Winters, Deanna Morgan Baxter, Jordan Fontaine McDowell, Catherine Spalding Collins....I'm one: Cody Alexander Davis, Aaron Randall Clark....Deaths: Barbara R. Newman, 57; Laura Louise Todd Jackson, 72; James Ogden Banta, 85; William E. Pinkston, 77; Roma Virginia Cook Morgan; Burnis Shanks Scrogham, 85; Lena K. Brown, 91; Steven James Bulatowicz, 27; Hannah Lee "Bubbie" McCormack Stacey, 80; Chester R. Nowicke Jr., 70; Carrie Lee Bryant McKee, 91.


25 years ago, 1985

Local firefighters and other volunteers' efforts collected a new high of $35,704.56 for the annual WHAS Crusade for Children....Dorothy Craig has retired after a 28-year career, leaving her post as science teacher at West Middle School....Nancy Catlett, daughter of Roy and Peggy Catlett, graduated first out of 360 students at the University of Kentucky. Four years earlier she had graduated first in the senior class at Shelby County High School....Robin Leigh Bradford, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Bradford, has been awarded a Presidential Scholarship and Pastor's Christian Leadership Scholarship at Georgetown College....Veronica Webb, daughter of Brenda and James Webb, of Senior Girl Scout Troop 307, received the Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting...The Shelby County Flea Market was the site of a farmers' market....John Graham was named Shelbyville city pool director, replacing the late Harry Long....Workers armed with petitions to put the school utility tax on the ballot and other workers getting signatures in support of the tax were both working full force at local shopping centers and in neighborhoods....Dr. Scott Bennett with Equine Services in Simpsonville reportedly was going to try another implant procedure that last year resulted in the birth of a zebra to a Quarter Horse mare....Jace Green was named Little Mister Dream World in a contest in Morehead. This 101/2-month-old was eligible for state competition in August....R. Dathan Darby Jr., a graduating senior from Shelby County High School, won one of the Overnite Scholarships that were given to children of employees....Stewart McBrayer was awarded the Paul Harris Fellow from the Shelbyville Rotary Club. He was only the second living member of the club to receive the award....Jane Meyer, an active athletic backer at Shelby County High School since the consolidation of schools in 1975, was named president of the Shelby County Athletic Booster Club.....Former Shelby County basketball standout Stephanie May chose Georgetown College as her next college home....The gavel changed hands at the Shelbyville Business and Professional Women's Club when past the assistant director of the North Region, Eleanor Cayce, installed the new officers. Nell Smith was president, Peggy Long was first vice president, Sarah Shupe as second vice president, Nancy Sears was parliamentarian, Jeanette Pope as recording secretary, Charlotte Lisby as treasurer and Robin Smither was the corresponding secretary....Two firemen were overcome by smoke but were treated at the scene during a fire at St. James Episcopal Church. Rev. Henry Pinkerton said the 500 square feet of floor in the 130-year-old church was destroyed by fire. The rest of the church sustained water damage....Births: Brooke Michelle Copley, William Tyler Henry, Daniel Bradley, Linsey Blair Morse....Deaths: Gladys Schooler Stratton, 77; Richard Shelburne Jr., 63; George Richard Loving Jr., 33; Brian Keith Dennie, 22; William T. Dunston, 81; Samuel E. Collins, 63; Marvin D. Watson, 81; C.W. Cook, 60; George Gilbert Raymond, 91.


40 years ago, 1970

The Shelbyville Jaycees helped repair and paint the city swimming pool....The Shelby County Volunteer Fire Department collected $3,085.41 in the WHAS Crusade for Children campaign....Peggy Robbins received the Kappa Delta Epsilon award for the outstanding senior in the college of education during University of South Carolina Awards Day....Clay Village Baptist Church celebrated its 125th year....Shelbyville High School senior superlatives were Albert Easley and Jamie Estes, most talented; Larry Miller and Vickie Jennings, most congenial; Keith Swigert and Janet Kalmey, most athletic....Rhonda Miller was the winner in the intermediate level of the annual spelling bee held at Northside. Kenneth Eggen was the winner of the primary level....Serving our country: Pfc. Jerry Wayne received the Army Commendation Medal near Cu Chi, Vietnam....Deaths: Gilbert Lee (Jack) Pearce, 61; James Lewis Spurr, 31; Dr. William V. Gardner; Elsie Lemberger Herald, 64; Joe Johnson, 53; Chauncey C. Burton, 89; Angela Kay Walls, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Walls Jr.; Harry B. James, 86.


55 years ago, 1955

Zack G. Drake, local representative for Commonwealth Life Insurance Company, was awarded the National Quality Award of the Frankfort Association of Life Underwriters....Jane Tucker, 15, sophomore in the Simpsonville High School, is drum majorette of the Shelby County Band. Yvonne Linda Puckett, 16, junior in the Waddy High School, is sponsor of the county band....Mrs. John Perkins, who was majoring in elementary education, was among the 176 graduates at Western Kentucky State College in Bowling Green....Don Florence won the $25 Savings Bond for ninth graders, representing Shelbyville High School in the Kentucky Bankers Association essay contest. Annette Clark of Gleneyrie School won the $25 bond in the regional for seventh-grade pupils....Deaths: Rev. B.O. Beck, 78; Grover N. Wise, 60; Patricia Ann Owens, 22-month-old daughter of Edward Lee and Ruth Lowry Owens; Addie Myrtle Casey, 77; Vester Lee, 63; Edward W. Russell; Russell Graves; Roy Barriger; Orrin D. Todd, 83.


60 years ago, 1950

Dairying put $140 million into the pockets of Kentucky farmers last year. Dairying was next to tobacco as the top sources of farm income in the state....Lincoln Institute had 60 graduates....Elizabeth Martin was among the 249 candidates who received degrees from Western Kentucky State College at the commencement exercises held in Van Meter Auditorium. She received her B.S. degree....Raymond McLain, president of Transylvania College, was guest speaker at commencement exercises of the Shelbyville High School, at which time 61 seniors received diplomas....Shelby County raised a total of $5,248.84 during the 1950 March of Dimes Drive....Pearce Motor Company celebrated its 20th anniversary as a Ford Motor Company dealer for Shelby County....Four awards to the outstanding boy student in the senior class of the four high school were given. They were Paul LeCompte of Shelbyville, Robert Slucher of Bagdad, Bill Willard of Simpsonville and Charles Watson of Waddy....Mrs. L.M. Lavengood, Mrs. Philip Moesser and Mrs. Melvin Sams Sr. were among the 12 from the state at large who were appointed as delegates to the International Convention of King's Daughters and Sons, which were to convene in Brooklyn, N.Y. in June....Mr. and Mrs. James Beverly Puckett announced the birth of a daughter, Beverly Newell....

Serving our country: Pvt. First Class Jack B. Connors was promoted to the grade of corporal....Samuel Newton, 25, a veteran of World War II, was killed and Mose Young was slightly injured in a wreck on U.S. 60 West, beyond Simpsonville...Other deaths: Dallas Bentley, 83; Thomas Nethery, 82; James William, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Reid; Eva Miller.


70 years ago, 1940

Students from Shelby County schools awarded certificates of merit for ranking in the upper 10 percent of the various subjects were Nina Mayrield, Betsy Ann Smith, Mable Craigmyle, Mary Frances Bryant, Marjorie Eisenmenger, Ann VanMeter, Mary Elizabeth Kays, Winford Thomas, Hamilton Marshall Jr. and Mary Sue Barnett....Births: Dixie Nell Bryant, John Harris....Deaths: Edgar Sleadd, 78, father of Philip R. Sleadd and Mrs. Harry Waugh; Lanty T. Johnson, 83, brother of J.C. Johnson; Susan Marlow, 83, mother of Albert Marlow; Charles H. Crim, 24, husband of Rachel Brewer Crim; Edward Beach, 70, who resided on the Ben Allen Thomas farm more than 20 years; Mrs. T.W. Oglesby, 73, sister of Edgar and Ernest Caldwell; Robert S. Hudson, 64, husband of Bernice Williams Hudson.


75 years ago, 1935

Memberships reported in Shelbyville library were 1,760; free tickets issued were 13; memberships sold were 2 for a total of 1,775....Cropper Christian Church offered free bus service by Kitson and Baker....John Add Saunders, 34, mechanic, died at his home on Smithfield Pike.


85 years ago, 1925

David Adamson, 74, for a number of years associated with the Glacier Ice Co., died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. E.D. Pinkston in Louisville....John E. Cowherd, 81, died at his home in Louisville....Sallie Price Hieatt, 67, widow of Thomas D. Hieatt, died at the home of her sisters, Mrs. J.L. Rockwell and Mrs. H.T. Wise at Chestnut Grove....R.T. Gibbs, 82, former resident of Shelby County, died at his home in Louisville....Augustin T. Thompson, 76, native of Shelby County, died at his home in Louisville.


90 years ago, 1920

The residence of Estelle Marksbury at 9th and Shelby streets was sold to Anderson Perry of Hempridge for $5,500....J. Chester Turner sold at auction the new residence on Magnolia Ave. to S.K. Riner for $9,850....Luke B. Hansbrough sold for W.B. Gibbs a pair of 4-year-old mare mules to John Campbell of Cuba for $1,000....Deaths: Paralie Hawkins; Allie Drake, 41; Mattie Allen Zaring.


95 years ago, 1915

Fielding E. Ballard sold to Mrs. J.C. Bright, a house and lot on 11th Street for $1,075....Richard T. Wilson traded his storeroom and residence on 10th Street to Luke B. Hansbrough for his undivided half interest in the farm on Harrington Mill Road....Mr. and Mrs. M.F. Poulter received congratulations upon the birth of a son, James Matthews Poulter....Louise Middleton, 38, died at her home in Louisville....Sue Walker Scott, 72, died at his home near Waddy.