Looking Back: November 12, 2010

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1955: Mary Louise Foust wins the race of Auditor of Public Accounts

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

Psychologist David B. Moore added two associates to his staff and expanded the therapy programs available. Counselors Kevin Pearce and Jan Sullivan signed on with Moore to form David B. Moore, Ph.D. and Associates....Richard and Gena Newcom opened Exclusives Salon that was designed to pamper clients and has the "exclusively for you, by appointment only" motto....The Moses Ruben Fund gave out $56,000 to 12 organizations, to improve the services they provide in the county....Denise Stewart, a fourth-grade teacher at Wright Elementary School, was crowned the 2000 Fall Carnival queen....Ben Bailey retired after 40 years of service at Southern States....Births: Nathaniel Curtis Husband, KaJon Omar Crittendon, Charles Scott Hardin, Mariah Renae Dixon....I'm one: Evan Samuel Frazier, Brianna Nicole Waits....Deaths: Edna Mae Woods, 76; Jerry L. Imel, 56; Jesse I. Frazier, 62; David "Rusty" Harrison, 39; James H. Heady Sr., 84; Myrtle Mae Snell Sears, 91; Janie Lula Taylor Jones, 84; Eleanor Lloyd Heltsley Scavo, 76; Aaron Carroll Webster, 48; Thelma Gilbert Tingle, 74; Mary Helen Perkins Younger, 81; Thelma Elizabeth White Duncan, 97; Leonard A. Newman, 62; Charles C. "Handyman" Gibbs, 82; Mary Helen Perkins Younger, 81; Frona May Monroe Webb, 88.


15 years ago, 1995

The Shelby County Young Farmers Association elected its 1995-96 officers. They were co-reporters Jana Scott and Shelly Green; secretary-treasurer Peggy Jo Tipton; president Rusty Tipton; advisor, Johnny Bohannon; and president-elect Mark Scott....Shelby County High School failed to qualify for the Boys' Class 3A State Cross Country Meet as a team, but two members would represent the Rockets. Josh Buffolino won the individual Region 4 title, and Jeremy Rowlette finished 14th at Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown....In December 1942, a nickel bought a Coke, a string of holiday lights went for 15 cents, and a quarter would buy Dad a tie for Christmas. The world was at war, and "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" was a pop hit. Radio entertained America, and Shelby County Community Theatre's latest production "The 1940s Radio Hour" was a recreation of the nostalgic time....Births: Colyn Henderson Clarke, Michael Lane Ford, Ta'Shara Nikcole Simmons, Brandon Charles Smither....Deaths: John Willie White, 66; Virginia Yancey Whitaker, 75; Frank W. "Pete" Lewis, 89; Valeda Arnold Roberts, 91; Ferol Roswurm Stephens; Donald I. McIntyre, 60; J.R. Garmon, 50; Charles Grafton McClaskey, 59; James Garmon, 50; Paul T. Donovan, 66; Carrie Jones Raymond, 91; Charles Raymond Jones, 75; Myron McRay, 86.


25 years ago, 1985

When District Court convenes in January, there would be two Shelby Countians sitting on the bench. Incumbent Fred Bond was re-elected without opposition in Division I, and newcomer William Stewart defeated Anderson County Attorney Dale Wright for the seat in Division II....Opel Doyle, 74-year-old Clay Village woman, was assaulted when burglars broke into her home and stole cash, rings and a gun. She sustained broken ribs, a cracked elbow, cuts and bruises. Her brother, Everett Reid, 73, slept through the entire incident, although the burglars went into his bedroom and took money from his wallet in his pants....Steven Lee Cook appeared on the cable television program "Nashville Now." He sang two songs on the live Nashville Network program and was interviewed....A robbery attempt was thwarted when a motel clerk ran from two men who wanted money from a cash register. Two men entered the lobby of the Best Western Motel on KY 55 South, and one produced a pistol, pointed it at a female clerk and demanded the money in the cash register....Crowned as Bagdad Elementary's royalty were Princess Jessica Roberts, Prince John Purvis, Queen Heather Cirre and King Brent Edwards....Gary D. Miller was promoted to controller of Landmark Community Newspapers Inc....Murphy Industries added a second shift at its plant in Midland Industrial Park....Steven Douglas was appointed acting president of the Federal Land Bank Association until joint PCA/FLBA management was in place....Dottie Gordon was named by the Shelbyville Business and Professional Women as "Boss of the Year" and celebrated 45 years of operation at her place on 6th Street....Births: Dallas Danellie Nicole, Sarah McAfee Smith....Steven Patrick Roby, 18, of Waddy died in an automobile accident. He was killed when the car in which he was riding overturned on Zaring Mill Road into a ditch, striking a fence post....Other deaths: Donna Maya Wilson Webster, 79; Mattie Bailey Poe, 84; Cave S. Hardin, 61; Laura Etta Hahn, infant daughter of Airman and Mrs. Logan D. Hahn; Janice Harlow Price, 38; Lillian "Toby" Walls, 66; Nancy Goodknight Brees, 69.


40 years ago, 1970

The Shelby County cross-country team made an impressive showing at the State High School Meet at Bellarmine College, finishing in fourth place in Class AA competition....The board of directors of the Shelby County Trust and Banking Company has announced the election of attorney Ben G. Matthews as vice president, chairman of the board and chief operating officer....Elizabeth Lisle Schmidt was named to Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges....Robert J. Begley, vice president of drug operations and director of Begley Drug Company, was elected president of the Kentucky Retail Federation....Football players of the week for Shelbyville were Leroy Jones, Johnny Greenwell, Joe Bill Frazier and John Scott Taylor; Shelby County players were the Shelby County offensive team and defensive team....For the third consecutive year, the Shelby Sentinel, in cooperation with local merchants, will be giving away free Thanksgiving turkeys....Edgar Gee Sr. was named the winner of the Sentinel Football Contest....Birth: Kristine Michelle Stivers....Serving our country: Army Staff Sergeant Lonnie B. Monroe was seriously injured when a gas tank he was cutting exploded in Vietnam where he is stationed....Deaths: Hubert Yeary; Bertha Kyle LeCompte, 70; Deannie Whitaker Neal, 89; James David Lefler, 51.


55 years ago, 1955

A.B. (Happy) Chandler of Versailles, the Democratic nominee, won a landslide victory in his race for governor of Kentucky....Mary Louise Foust easily defeated Joe E. Johnston of Pleasureville in the race of Auditor of Public Accounts....Jessie E. Kidd, who has been public health nurse with the Shelby County Health Department for the past five years, has resigned her position to make her home in Atlanta....The Big Top Warehouse was bought by Joe Pell, Paul Wilson, Jack Simmons, Noble Wilson and Charles Stafford, of Fairmont, N.C....Ann Jennings was elected treasurer of the El Club Otero at Centre College....William Lee Shannon was director of special gifts in the Community Chest campaign held by members of the Rotary Club....When the Bloodmobile, sponsored by the Farm Bureau, visited Shelbyville, 108 pints were received. The quota was 109....J.L. Coots and C. Thomas Craig, auctioneers, sold a herd of Holstein cows at auction for Mr. C.B. Cooper of Crestwood. The cows averaged $360....Births: Wesley Moss Clemmons, Teresa Clayville Young, Darryl Trimble Devers, Charles Daugherty Jr.....Serving our country: Robert Carl Baskett was promoted to the rank of corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps at Camp Pendleton, Calif....Deaths: Elijah Milton Hedges, 73; Laudie Mae Richardson, 65; John Thomas Clements, 89; Robert L. Watson, 61; Susan Thacker Cook, 90; George Ridgeway Carpenter, 79; Laura Lee Wentworth, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Garland Wentworth; Malcolm Long Carriss, 81; Minnie Jane Jewell, 75; Emma Beard Nunnelley, 91; Grace Gibbs Dunmire, 52; Jennie Lee Frazier, 60; Thomas Porter Nave, 91; William Arthur Shanks, 53.


60 years ago, 1950

In spite of inclement weather, Shelbyville's annual Tobacco Festival came off with great success....Barbara Casey, a senior representing Simpsonville High School, was chosen queen and Ben Zaring, a student at Shelbyville High School, was king....At the Fifth District Education Association meeting in Louisville, Mrs. H.V. Tempel was elected vice president and on the hospitality committee....Highway Commissioner John A. Keck called for bids on seven new projects covering 12 miles of roads in eight counties. Among projects financed by the 2-cent gasoline tax was Shelby-Harrisonville-Mount Eden Road for construction of a bridge approximately a mile north of the Spencer County line....Births: Linda Sue Frantz...Serving our country: Pfc. William S. Yount, who enlisted for 21 months in the United States Army, was stationed at Fort Clayton, Panama. He was in line for promotion to corporal in November....Pfc. Robert Pearson was awarded two combat badges for courageous action with the fighting forces in Korea. He had been in service for nearly two years, serving in Korea and Hawaii....Deaths: Katie Lee Wright Sageser, 65; Rev. Robert Jackson; Ronald Owsley, 67; Dell Catlett, 67; John Hood; John W. Sheets, 60.


70 years ago, 1940

The newly redecorated and remodeled jewelry store of Mark J. Scearce, next door to Duncan's Furniture Store, was opened to the public....New queen and king during the burley fete was Louise Davis and Roy Bowles....Birth: Betty Russell Tipton....Deaths: Guthrie Helm Bright, 36, prominent tobacco dealer; Alexander Campbell Long, 85, the last of a family of 12 children who played a major part in the affairs of this city and county for three-quarters of a century....John Gee, 72, father of Owen, Lester and Roy Gee; Lucia Jennings Shouse, 82, mother of Nora Slucher and oldest member of the Pigeon Fork Baptist Church; Preston Cook, 59, husband of Mattie Bohannon Cook and father of Samuel and Wayne; Roger H. Bemiss, 51, Finchville post office mail carrier and one-time commander of J. Franklin Bell Post No. 37, American Legion; James Haley, 33, husband of Alice Keller Haley and brother of Elliott and Crosby Haley of Shelby County.


75 years ago, 1935

Mariam Cardwell, a senior at Ohio Wesleyan University, was one of 33 students having a general average of a perfect 3 points....Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Long received congratulations upon the birth of a daughter, Barbara Ann...."Andy" Shuck, 90, died at the home of his daughter in Bagdad.....Lester W. Moore, 57, farmer, died at his home on Eminence Road.


85 years ago, 1925

Roy Fry of Shelby County purchased from J.S. McMullen his farm of 100 acres near Simpsonville....The new 4-room garage and its contents on the farm of W.T. Young, 1 mile east of Shelbyville, was destroyed by fire....R.H. and C.H. Sanford purchased the insurance department of the business of Ritter, Hanna and Harness....The Massie School in Woodford County and the Shelbyville school team battled to a scoreless tie on a rain-swept field....The home of Mark Wakefield on Main Street was damaged by fire....Deaths: William Crawford, Harrison Cline, Hollie Marlow, Mrs. George W. (Mary Jane) Downs, Bird Smith Ogden, Robert Schanbockler, Joseph Ray Parrot.


90 years ago, 1920

The Shelbyville High School football team lost to Frankfort High, 26-0....Rev. F.M. Powell, pastor of the Baptist church, resigned after a 4-year stay and will devote his entire time to teaching at the Baptist Seminary in Louisville....In the race for the Shelby County Board of Education, the unofficial count showed that J.W. Martin, R.B. Belwood, R.R. Giltner, G.M. Veech and W.A. Brook were elected out of a field of 11 candidates....Judge Ralph Gilbert made a unique record in the election, as he was probably the only Democratic candidate in the United States who defeated a Republican incumbent....Deaths: James E. Hegan; Charles C. Wright; Mrs. Martha Minor, 93.


95 years ago, 1915

A telegram from Bessie Ruben Stern of San Francisco conveyed the news of the sudden death of her husband, Sidney Stern....Other deaths:  Bertha Hammond, Thomas Ellis, Rutherford Duvall, Charles J. Harris, Mrs. John Summitt, Peter Keating, Robert Lawson.