Looking Back: Nov. 21, 2008

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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, 1998

Mike Zoeller could see fall foliage in the woods between his property and the Weissinger Hills Golf Course holes Nos. 16 and 17. That could change when representatives of the Fairway Crossings residential development would come before the Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission to seek a zone change on the property from agricultural to residential, R-2 and R-4....Jewish Hospital Shelbyville broke ground for its $5.5 million expansion and renovation which would include a new clinical services wing, expanded lobby and patient registration area, a new medical imaging lab and the Claudia E. Sanders Women's Care Center....The state education commissioner appointed Eugene Peete Jr. to the Shelby County Board of Education....Shelby County High School science teacher Elizabeth Jones was exposed to a different kind of culture shock -- a hands-on experience in Japanese culture. She left for another country to be a participant in the Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program....Ashlee Armato, 9, finished fourth nationally out of 23 entries in the Sub-Junior Pleasure Class.  Twelve Paso fino horses trained by Ricky Mendoza, and Kay and Catherine Chiapetta won 12 ribbons ranging from first through sixth place at the Grand National Paso Fino Championship Show in Perry, Ga....Dean Burk and Paul Willard would sell anything "as long as it's legal." They opened an auction house at 222 Main Street....Local leaders and restaurant representatives officially broke ground on the Cracker Barrell restaurant on Mount Eden Road....Births: Katherine Paige and Abbey Taylor Cloyd, Austin Daniel Ernst, Holden Miles Thompson, Daniel Alexander Cravens, Kendra Jean Miller, Myranda Chayce Perry, William Terry Sams....

Deaths: Ethel May Long Eades, 90; Stella Jensen, 99; Lala Jean Murphy Snider, 67; Josephine S. Betson, 80; Charles T. Walls, 72; Roselyn Dunavan Beckley, 75; Violet Byers Eakins, 82; Mary Gertrude Crim Stallings, 76; Chris S. Cox, 21, Clifton Stine, 80; Elmer Clay Whitehouse, 92; Michael Anthony Clerk, 34; Eula Kelly Hall, 72; Revel Dale Likes Sr., 67.


15 years ago, 1993

Corey Hunter wanted presents for his 10th birthday, but couldn't think of a single thing he desired. After some thought -- and a special on the turmoil and poverty of children in Ireland -- Corey decided to give away his 10th birthday to raise donations for Operation Care....The United Way of Shelby County raised $267,000 during its 1993 campaign....The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce was given an award for innovation in the Business/Industry Support category by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce....Malcolm E.T. Johnson was named the first managing director of the Shelby County Community Theatre....Doctor Albert Brooks Harris ended four years of retirement by establishing new medical practice in Shelbyville on Washington Street near the Wakefield Scearce Galleries....New officers for the Shelbyville Board of Realtors were Larry Rogers, president; Billy Bob Coomes, vice president; Belinda Shouse, president-elect; Gil Lawson, immediate past president; Donna DuBroja, secretary; Kenny Mitchell, treasurer; Kristian Coulter, past immediate secretary and elected KAR director; Bridwell Terhune, Leilani Reynolds, Rick Burgin, directors....John Vandertoll, Susan McMullan, Hobie Henninger and Karen McDonald joined the Frazier-McMullan Co. Realtors....Births: Austin Jacob Stivers, Catherine Leigh Hawkins, Patrick Lewis Whitman, Casey Rose King, Brandon Scott Young....

Deaths: Jessica Dee Sowell Sparrow, 49; Katie Vivian Gallagher Greer, 44; Paul Henry Grimes, 65; Helen Hays Delk, 51; Ruby Dean, 90; Claude Taylor, 82.


25 years ago, 1983

Someone apparently had "declared war" on Shelbyville police, acting chief Capt. John Miller said. For a couple weeks, one or more thieves have gone out of their way to embarrass the police department....There are nights when she can't sleep, although she's safe in the home of friends or relatives. "I'm very emotional now," said the 73-year-old woman who was beaten and raped by a young man in her Simpsonville home last month. "Her nerves, which she said "had always been good," aren't the same anymore....Highland Baptist Church members approved construction of a new enlarged sanctuary, educational building addition and renovation to the existing sanctuary....The Lee-McClain Company celebrated its 50th year in business....NAPA store moved to its new location at 1121 Washington Street from Henry Clay Street....Tennie Cubert and her daughter-in-law, Lisa, announced plans to open Country Corner Gifts and Antiques Dec. 1....A 5.5 second tragedy in Dallas, Texas; it was the shot heard around the world; a moment in history that can't easily be forgotten. The 20th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's fateful trip to Dallas is Nov. 22....The five Shelby County players named to the All Mid-State Conference team were Robert Taylor, Frank Page, George Cottrell, Steve May and Roy Bailey....Births: Davida Vontraz Evans, Chase Douglas Logan....

Deaths: Flossie Hamlin Cornelius, 83; Mrs. Mary Hopkins Smith; Mitch Braden Kanatzer Sr., 29; Dr. Dorothy Edwards; Mary Hopkins Smith, 99; James Hawkins, 89.


40 years ago, 1968

Two Shelby County girls, Miss Linda Rae Casey and Miss Vicki Patrice Murphy, were among the Commonwealth's beauties who participated in the 1968 Kentucky Burley Belle contest in Lexington....Mr. Richard Whitaker and Miss Jane Hardin were crowned Mr. and Miss FBLA during the last home football game....Delegates from the Shelby County High school who attended the SPOKE conference in Lexington were George Bohannon, Janet Goins, Judy Tipton, Margaret Richardson, Linda Mack and Roger Flannery. Representing Shelbyville High School were Edgar Vaughan, Rodney Meadows, Richard Whitaker, Darlene Roberts and George Logsdon....Winners in the 4-H Club Specialty Acts Talent Show were Robert Clark, Cherie Stivers, Mark Brooks, Patti Yount, David Miles, Sara Collins, Suzanne Busey and Jane Howerton....

Deaths: Mrs. Alberta Dubourg Biagi, 74; Mrs. Florence Hankins Burnett, 82; Rebie Seeders, 73; Mrs. Mary Ethel Stucker Brown, 89; William E. Rice, 61; Floyd H. Ellis, 73; Mrs. Loretta Willoughby McCall, 66; George I. (Jack) Huffman, 63;.


50 years ago, 1958

The first Girl Scout Court of Awards held was deemed a huge success by the capacity audience made up of Brownies and Intermediate friends and parents at Northside Elementary School on College Street. Troop 155 composed of eighth grade girls achieved another milestone in their efforts to be the first troop in the neighborhood to reach Senior Scouting....Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Webb announced the birth of a son, Barry Thomas....Richard Lee Thurman, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Thurman, died at King's Daughters Hospital....Mrs. Annie B. Williams, 85, widow of J.E. Williams, died....Mrs. Nettie Brewer died after a long illness....Word was received of the passing of Miss Dora Sutherland, sister of Mr. Stuart Sutherland of Shelbyville, in Atlanta, Ga....Mrs. Emma Dorsey Peak Graham, 60, died at her home after a long illness.


60 years ago, 1948

Miss Katherine Barnett was elected secretary-treasurer of Alma Magna Mater, an organization for students whose parents or grandparents attended the University of Kentucky....Robert Green, FFA, sold his prize winning calf to New York Butchers for 40 cents per pound at the Fat Cattle Show at Bourbon Stock Yards....Birth announcements included: Mrs. S.D. Weakley Jr., son, S.D. III; Mrs. H.E. Marshall, son, Thomas Jr.; Mrs. J.B. Reinlee, boy; Mrs. Austin Hawkins, girl; Mrs. Bernice Tindle, girl; Mrs. H.E. Marshall, boy; Mrs. Jay LaFollette, boy; and Mrs. Thompson Duvall, girl....Benjamin Stonestreet VanMeter, 71, prominent farmer of Shelby County, died at his home on U.S. 60....


80 years ago, 1928

Dr. Carl S. Matthews, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church was notified by telegram of the unanimous call to the pastorate of the First Presbyterian Church of Lumberton, N.C....J. Guthrie Goodman was elected a member of the Shelbyville Board of Education to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of George N. Thompson....Couples Mr. and Mrs. Garland Davis, and Mr. and Mrs. Walton Buckman, all received congratulations upon the birth of a daughter at King's Daughters Hospital....The body of Miss Mary Martha Miles, 19-year-old daughter of Harry Niles, was brought to Bagdad from Cincinnati for burial....

 90 years ago, 1918

Mrs. Sallie Payne Dodd, died at the home of Mrs. Mae Reeves....Clarence Shuck, 25, died at the emergency hospital in Louisville.