Looking Back: November 20, 2009

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1994: Wingfeld resigns as SCHS cross-country coach

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, 1999

Amanda Kathleen Shaw left Shelbyville 3 years ago at the age of 16 to fulfill her life's ambition of becoming a singer/song writer. Under her stage name as K. Harley, she had her bluegrass/country album "Far and Free" on sale at the Moose Lodge....Ryan Smith, a senior pre-med major from Shelbyville, was one of those chosen to represent Brescia University for participation in the Petit Jean Mountain Performance Festival in Morriton, Ark....The Moses Ruben Fund awarded more than $35,000 to nine local organizations, which Howard Griffith said was the most ever....In the Shelby County High School Marching Rockets Band's seventh year under the direction of Ferenc Vegh Jr., the band placed seventh in the state at competition....Chastity Morehead was the manager of the new Dollar General Store located off Boone Station Road....David Miles, president of Process Machinery, received the Sam Walton Business Leader Award....Births: Cameron Gage Arvin, Konneadra Zhane Bland, Jennifer Reed Hawkins, Javier Martinez Vanalsala Jr....I'm one: Keana Marie Herrick....Deaths: Ervin Thomas Buntain, 54; Wayne Ballinger, 56; Margaret Jetter Meeks, 91; Client M. Pipkin, 78; James Robert Husband, 76; Zola Watson Cooley, 78; Gilbert F. Tyler, 81; Warren S. Arington, 82.

15 years ago, 1994

With strong support from the Moses Ruben Fund of Shelby County, the Norton Foundation, The Union of King's Daughters & Sons and private contributors, the Shelby County Education Foundation presented Lighthouse Fund grants totaling $7,058 for teachers' local projects....Angie Chisholm was named a Student Ambassador at Lindsey Wilson College....Kristen Barnett was elected treasurer of the sophomore class at Milligan College in Northeast Tennessee....Albert Raymond retired from Thompson and Nash with more than 14 years of service....Larry Wingfeld announced his resignation after 20 years as Shelby County High School's cross-country coach....Mayor Neil Hackworth resigned as mayor to take a job with the Kentucky League of Cities....If city/county officials issue a bond financing program, a $2 million Family Aquatic Center could be built adjacent to the Waldridge Center at Clear Creek Park....Lee Anne West and Jenny Pippin open TLC Center for pets....Births: Jessica Christian Castellon, William Chase Manica, Dwayne Allan Ritchey, Benjamin Joseph Smith....I'm one: Stryder Quinn Reed, Tyler Wilson Stucker, Joshua Glenn Whittle....Deaths: Emma Mae Negrich, 61; Esther Nation Stratton, 93; James H. "Jim" Snider, 69; Hugh Stanley White, 79; Anna Louise Stivers Phillips, 75.


25 years ago, 1984

Computer Connections of Shelbyville opened, located in Begley's....Judy Duvall was promoted to district manager after she was named the No. 5 agent in productions of all A.L. Williams agents in the state of Kentucky....Steve King was the new manager of Kroger....Staff Sgt. Coakley Seaborne was named local Army Recruiting representative for the Army Recruiting Command District Headquarters, which just opened in Shelbyville at Midland Center....Adonna LeCompte and Tammy Ruble opened Klothes Korner at 423 Main Street, next door to the Centenary Methodist Church....Shawn Allen of Boy Scout Troop 164, Centenary United Methodist Church, was awarded the rank of Life Scout at the troop's fall Court of Honor....Birth: Victor Allen Lancaster Jr....Deaths: Mae Bemiss; J.C. Power, 85; Catherine Otto Finn, 72; Willard C. "Tom" Hardin, 57; Virgil Wentworth, 76; Steven Mitchell Sams, 19-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. James H. Sams; Lena Sneigner Friedrich, 72; Sidney Mark Sullivan, 14-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Sullivan; Minnie R. McIntire, 86; Sarah Goodlett, 93; Hilda Marshall, 92; Sarah Hall Baldwin.


40 years ago, 1969

Royal crowned during Northside School's fall festival were David Coleman, king; Pat Huber, queen; Jeff Coffey, prince; and Sigi Green, princess....Cropper 4-H Club officers were Bill Browning, president; Beth Smith, vice president; Alan Clore, secretary; Scott LeCompte, reporter; James McGruder and John Rothenburger, song leaders....Simpsonville Senior 4-H club officers were Scott Shouse, president; Johnny Spaulding, vice president; Ralph Williams, secretary; Mike Williams, reporter; Kim Nutt and Laura Flannery, song leaders....Finchville officers were Mike Medley, president; Tandy Chenault, vice president; James Langston, secretary; Jeanette Mack, reporter; Cathy Bailey and Ann Tucker, song leaders....Shelby County 4-H Horse and Pony Club officers were Gilda Jennings, president; Lynn Ethington, vice president; Dale Arnsparger, junior leader; Rhonda Bohannon, reporter; Debbie Doyle, secretary....Births: Jonathan Prince Swindler, Laura Paige Ethington....Deaths: William Gobel Bennett Jr., 25; Grace Shuck Burk, 64; Lula Stratton Hall, 89; Benjamin F. Kidwell, 91; Charles Wiley Perry, 92; Rose D. Dadisman, 77; Ruford B. Aynes, 60; Shelia Ann Williams, 17-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel W. Williams; James Harvey Wares, 84; William W. Wortham, 57.


55 years ago, 1954

Births: Nita Marlene Overly, Mary Mason Fike, Margaret Riner, Brenda Fay Blackaby, Herbert Woods Jr....Serving our country: A1/c Kenneth Crump was named Airman of the Month of the 316th Air Defense Division while serving in French Morocco and had been in northern Africa for 17 months....Dorce F. Dadisman, 21, was promoted to corporal in Germany, where he was an assistant squad leader in Company C of the 1st Infantry Division's 16th Regiment....Ray J. Cowherd, gunner's mate third class, USN, was serving in the Far East aboard the heavy cruiser USS Helena, flagshp of the U.S. Seventh Fleet....Deaths: David Rawson Castleman, 72, uncle of David Pryor Castleman, who married Sophia Lyle Hanna; Rickey Dedford Stivers, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. John William Stivers; Dennis Dale, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Morris Biggers; Hattie Robison, 100, native of Shelbyville; Orba Jamison, 61, father of Mrs. W.L. Meyers, Ernest and John Jamison; Elongan N. Doss, 90, sister of Mrs. Foree Grubbs; Eris Perkins, 73, husband of Bessie T. Perkins; Bertha Schaefer, aunt of Mabel Oats.


60 years ago, 1949

Thirteen Shelby County 4-H Club members showed and sold 17 head of baby beeves at the 28th Annual Fat Cattle Show and Sale in Louisville, placing eighth....Births: Elizabeth Marshelle Duffy, Susan Ballard Scearce, Julia Ann Evans, Alexander Boswell III....Deaths: Ollie Ann Greer, 74, mother of Monnie Rucker; Mary Bascom Judy, mother of Mrs. Dudley Hunter and J. Bascom Judy; Enitta Goodlett, 13-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Goodlett; Annie Belle Campbell, 70, wife of Johnson A. Campbell; Addie Strange Demaree, widow of the late Dr. O.B. Demaree; Marcia O'Brien Risk, 56, wife of Dr. C.C. Risk; Mayme Adair Roman, 70, teacher for about 50 years and mother of Lyle Hawkins.


70 years ago, 1939

A large, frame barn in the rear of the Ben Raymond residence on Smithfield Road was totally destroyed by fire with a loss estimated at $1,000....Inez Pace won a trip to Chicago, Ill., at the 18th annual Fat Cattle Show, Bourbon Stockyards, Louisville....C.W. Elsey, pastor of the Shelbyville Baptist Church, was elected moderator of the General Association of Baptists in Kentucky....Hello world: Betty Lou Brooks, William Hark Hays Jr.; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Oris Johnson....Deaths: John J. Brown, 76, retired brick layer and contractor.


75 years ago, 1934

Announcement was made that contracts for the new Masonic Widows and Orphan's Home on Shelbyville Road near St. Matthews would be let before Jan. 1....The Linco Oil Company lost 2,500 gallons of gasoline when thieves broke and left open the "lead" to the main storage room....Mr. and Mrs. I.H. Lee and son, Frank, were called to St. Louis, Mo., by the sudden death of Mrs. Lee's father, Lew Aaron....Samuel Shelby Demaree, 32, a farmer of the Burks Branch neighborhood died at the King's Daughters Hospital after a short illness.


85 years ago, 1924

Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Riddle were receiving congratulations upon the birth of a daughter, Charlotte Figg Riddle....J.W. Skelton sold his residence on First Street to Victor Gabby for $4,500....Roberta Cosley Figg, 44, died near Shelbyville....Frank M. Harris, 67, died at his home on Snow Hill.


90 years ago, 1919

Coots Bros. and Gill reported the sale of the C.L. and W.R. Tucker farm of 186 acres on the Shelbyville and Smithfield pike to J.T. McGinnis for $45,000....Carl R. Webb resigned as local agent for the L&I Railroad in order to devote fulltime to his rapidly growing motor truck business....Deaths: Mary Frances Wilmoth, R.A. Swindler, John Shipman, Lucinda Duvall, Thomas Gill, J.W. Johnson, William Miller.


95 years ago, 1914

Robert C. Halen sold to Charles Carter his farm of 142 acres, 8 miles south of Shelbyville, for $11,360....A.W. Bullock resigned his position as Constable of North Shelbyville district to accept the position of Game Warden....George W. Smee, 60, died at his home in the Burks Branch neighborhood.