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Looking Back: Nov. 14, 2008

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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.

 If anyone has an old photo that they would like to run with this column bring it and the information into The Sentinel-News office or e-mail it to the writer at sharonw@sentinelnews.com. We are also looking for mystery photos. If you have a picture you can't identify, send it in and we'll ask our readers for help.

 10 years ago, 1998

The man convicted of attacking golf pro Betty Baird Kregor was sentenced to seven years in jail....Police and family were looking for a 40-year-old man who disappeared from his home 13 days ago -- Deanie Breeden....Donna Whittis was named the WHAS -- TV Excellence in the classroom and Educational Leadership in (ExCEL) Teacher of the Year for the county in May, and recently given a statewide honor as Kentucky Middle School Teacher of the Year for 1989....Delon Cochran, 8-month-old daughter of Nikki Bruner and Dee Cochran, won the New Star Most Beautiful Baby contest in the 8- 14-month category. She also won the Best Snapshot Contest....Jeannie Hardin was named Employee of the Month at Black & Decker of Shelbyville by Kelly Services....Tameka Crittendon graduated from Spencerian College in Louisville and received her associates degree in accounting and management and was attending Sullivan College to work toward her Bachelor's Degree in Accounting....Trenton Edward Davis, 6-month-old son of John and Cally Davis, was named first runner-up in the 0-7 month boy's New Star Discovery Baby Contest....

Births: Jarred Avery Neighbors, Lawrence Peyton Kelly, Liam Fletcher Collins, Victoria Laurice McGuire, Ryan Alan Bounds, Meghan Marie Marks, Blake Austin Drew, Blair Victoria Nethery, Myranda Chayce Perry....I'm one: Robert Scott Chandler II, Philip Wesley Golden, Quintin Murphy....

A fire at a home on Plainview Avenue took the life of Dr. Wyman Porter, 75, former mayor of Shelbyville and retired optometrist....Other deaths: Charles Forest Batterton, 83; Kyle Dean Breeden, 40; Ibra Hill, 91; Claude Manica, 93; Lala Jean Snider; Harry Lewis McDonald, 73; William Hager Reardon Jr., 69.

 15 years ago, 1993

The end of an era occurred when Rachel Adams, Tessa Edelen and Dawn Austin ran their final cross country race for Shelby County High School. The seniors had 21 years of running experience between them....The Dollar General Store, between First and Main streets moved to Village Plaza shopping center....Rita G. Hall joined The Cumberland Bank as branch manager of the Shelbyville office....A team of workers at Shelby Supply, the local John Deere dealer, received the John Deere certification, which catered to the specific educational needs of dealership personnel....Little Miss and Mister Wal-Mart were Heather Nicole Turner and Terrence Keith Shelburne. Other winners were Angelina Walls and Jordan Lee Casey Nichols, first place; Haleigh Popp and Brian Scott Clifford, third place....

Births: Kelsey Paige Richardson....

Deaths: Delvin Downey Sr., 80; Helen Wentworth Bland, 68; Thomas Morris, 70; Gregory "Beaver" Stephen Wilson, 22..

 25 years ago, 1983

Shelby County native Martha Layne Collins greeted family, friends and reporters at campaign headquarters at Executive West as she claimed victory over Sen. Jim Bunning for governor of Kentucky -- the first woman to hold the office....Ben Pollard was one of the lucky ones. He came home to Shelby County after spending six years in a Vietnamese prisoner of war camp. One-hundred-and-six men laid down their lives for their country in World War I, World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam Conflict -- names on the wings of Shelbyville's new Veterans Memorial....Wayne Lawrence, a nine-year member of the Simpsonville City commission, was named the town's mayor....Lawson's Inc. was named the winner of the Genuine Risk Award presented by the Kentucky Federation of Business and Professional Women....East Middle School's seventh grade cheerleading squad members were winners of the United States Cheerleaders Association competition....Royalty of the Henry Clay fall festival were Jason Gilbert, king; Jennifer Tinsley, queen; Kelli Rice, princess; and Neil Raizor, prince....Fred Catlett was named manager of the new Bank of Shelbyville branch facility in Midland Center....

Deaths: Miss Edith Campbell, 89; William Carroll, 81; Mrs. Mamie S. Smith, 92; Melissa Kelly Mathis, infant daughter of Kelly and Linda Lyons Mathis; Mrs. Lilliam Perry Burd, 86; Michael Tabacsko, 83.

 40 years ago, 1968

Mrs. Oren Coffman was elected president of the Women's Council of the Louisville Board of Realtors....A new dimension in learning came to the Shelbyville Junior high School with the advent of Kentucky Educational Television, financed through the joint efforts of the Junior High Parent-Teachers Association and the Shelbyville Board of Education....

Serving our country: Army Specialist Four Melvin Gaines, 20, was assigned to the 98th Light Equipment Maintenance Company near Qui Nhon, Vietnam as a mechanic....SP/4 Daniel Moffett, was stationed with the 94th Maintenance Supply Company in Cu Chi, Vietnam....

Deaths: Cynthia Wood Cobb, 15-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Cobb....Other deaths: Mrs. Beatrice Payton Perry, 56; Allen Thompson Burgin, 30; Jack Odell Moore, 14-year-old son of Mrs. Frances Baker Moore, formerly of Shelby County; Mrs. Edna Byrnes Wahle, 57; Mrs. Ethel Pace Conn, 66; Miss Katherine T. Weakley, 68.

 50 years ago, 1958

Rufus Starks, personnel supervisor for Southern Bell Telephone in Louisville, retired after 45 years service with the company....Mr. and Mrs. Jacob M. Smith received congratulations upon the birth of a son, Mark Fulton....Army Pvt. Donald R. Martin was assigned to Headquarters Company of the 3d Armored Division's 36th Infantry in Germany....

Art Calendar, 86, formerly of Shelbyville, was killed when struck by a car in Tampa, Fla. He was the brother of Mrs. Pete Settles, also a former resident of Shelbyville....Other deaths: William Black, 57; Mrs. Lillie Tichenor Hall, 77; Luther Wade, 73; John Ooten; William Miller Morgan, 71; Mrs. Hattie Warford Temple, 74; Mrs. Mary Robertson McCampbell, 81; Mrs. Willie Greenwood Napierala, 76; Mrs. Lula Mae Tillet, 66; George P. Craig, 67; Miss Edna E. McGaughey, 61.

 60 years ago, 1948

Miss Valendia Hedges, Simpsonville, and Mr. Walter Reed, of Gleneyrie, were chosen queen and king at the Shelby County Tobacco Festival....Real estate sales reported eight lots in Middleton Heights for Sam Beckman of Louisville to D.J. Jesse; house and lot in the Highlands for Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Murphy to Mrs. Anna Bemiss and daughter; house and lot on Snow Hill for Mrs. Anna Bemiss and daughter to Mrs. Mattie E. Ingram....W. Boyd Roe sold the 6th Street business property of Dr. W.E. Morris to Miss Dorothy Spaulding (Dottie's Beauty Shop and upstairs apartment) and the other section to John H. Snyder, Mr. Roe also sold to A. Newton a house and lot on 3rd Street for the E.D. Vaughn estate....Mr. and Mrs. C.T. Eddie announced the birth of a son....Mr. and Mrs. Harold Saunders received congratulations upon the birth of a daughter, Pamela Nan.

 80 years ago, 1928

Mesdames D.I. Cooper, Jesse Agee, E.A. McDowell and J.E. Robertson, returning from Dover Church were involved in a car accident when the car skidded and careened over in a ditch. All were thrown, leaving Mrs. Agree and Mrs. cooper cut and bruised about the head and body and others with less severe injuries....The City Council granted the local Coca-Cola Bottling Company a permit to erect an office on its lot at 2nd and Clay at a cost of $1,200....Dr. Carl S. Matthews, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, was notified of his call to the pastorate of the First Presbyterian Church at Lumberton, N.C....One of the largest crowds ever to assemble in the Clayvillage area paid final respects to Joseph Buchanan Reader, who died after a long illness....Paul W. Long and Dewey Hardin bought Hollenbach's Confectionary and restaurant on the north side of Main between 5th and 6th. The Sentinel observed it was the town's oldest business, dating back to the Civil War....Adele Perry, 20, was killed in an auto accident....Joseph Shelburne, 22, died at his home at Middletown of pneumonia....George Henry O'Nan, 59, died at his home on Bradshaw Street.

 85 years ago, 1923

Fire destroyed the two-story farm residence on the old Maddox farm, six miles north of Shelbyville on the Eminence Pike, owned by his daughter, Mrs. Luther C. Willis. The house had been built in the 1800s....Plans were being made for the dedication of the Henry Clay Consolidated School on the State Pike. Districts consolidated by the school included Peytona, Clayvillage, Sleadd and Wolf Run....The City Council passed an ordinance revisiting salaries of most city officials. The police chief's salary was increased from $85 to $90 per month.

 90 years ago, 1918

Rev. J.J. Fitzgerald, for years pastor of the Catholic Church in Shelbyville, died....Louis Nunn Sacrey died of pneumonia.