Looking Back: October 14, 2011

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1986: $1.5 million renovation planned for UMC

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, 2001
At the Simpsonville Fall Festival, Chaney Hershey,(left) and Sebastian Kearney,were crowed Little Miss and Mr. and Lydia Reed (left) and Zackary Hershey were crowned Little Princess and Little Prince....The Shelby County Rockets cross country team took first in their own invitational meet; the girls placed second....Shelbyville artist and architectural designer, Charles Thomas “Chuck” Maurer, died at the age of 79....Other deaths: Virginia Metts Richardson,76; Sumadia Van Der Watt, 25; John Wesley Waits Sr., 71; Roy “Tate” Simpson, 56; Michael Walker, 62; Anna Frances Perry, 78; Cosby Victoria Alley Pfost, 101; Carolyn S. Ellis, 81; Effie Dee Truax, 87.


15 years ago, 1996
Perry C. Day
was appointed 1996-97 president of the Kentucky Bankers Association. He had served as chairman and CEO of the $135 million Shelby County Trust Bank since 1991....Dr. James R. Smith passed the recertification boards given by American Board of Family Practice....David Stallings joined the sales team of Saturn of Louisville, part of the Swope Automotive Group....Sharon Grove was hired as the new Subway manager at the Pilot truck plaza in Simpsonville at I-64....Pat Reese joined the staff at Bowersox Vision Center as an optometric assistant....Becky Floyd was crowned Shelby County High School's 1996 football homecoming queen….Tyrus Davis scored the winning touchdown with 9:23 remaining to give Shelby County High School a 14-13 lead, and the Rockets' defense made it stand up the rest of the way to give them their fourth straight victory over Floyd (Ind.) Central on homecoming night....The Cabinet of Health Services approved a certificate of need project for the Shelby County Emergency Medical Services that would provide $67,000 for an ambulance....Lee-McClain Co. men’s clothing thrived during two world wars, the Great Depression and the short-lived popularity of polyester leisure suits. But the store closed its doors after 63 years of business....Births: Keana Na Ree Beach, Brennen Phillip Hume, Kasey Lea Lewis, Rebecca Lynn Marlow, Gloria Felix Belevin Ramales, Darrian Isaiah Ryan, Daniel Luke Satterly, Bryson Alan Stoops, Wilson Blake Botkins, Erica Jo Taylor, Joshua Tyler Ware....I'm one: Haley Catlett, Breanna Marie Lyons....Deaths: Nolan F. Walls, 80; A.B. Newton Sr., 63; Ermes Milton Knight, 83; William Sellers Hollis, 84; Charles William Bolin Sr., 74; Susie Murray, 93; Lloyd Thomas Palmer, 58; Spencer C. Thomas, 92; Phillip "Sherlock" Dunaway, 56; Loyd Cecil Purvis, 84; Ray C. Murphy, 70; William J. Tiller, 69.

25 years ago, 1986
Salem Baptist Church celebrated its 175th anniversary....Adam, 18-month-old son of Melvin and Elizabeth Harley, was diagnosed as having acute myelogenous leukemia....Annette Mahuron, 20, of Simpsonville was crowned dairy princess for the Grade A District 5 of the American Dairy Association of Kentucky....Three Shelby County teenagers remained in intensive care at a Louisville hospital with injuries received when their car left KY 53 North and struck a pole. James F. Carman Jr., 17, of Shelbyville; Paul Conner, 16, and Jelena Fister, 16, both of Chestnut Grove, were admitted to Humana Hospital University with multiple injuries....Shelby countians were one step closer to having more out-patient service, better operating rooms, a new intensive care-critical care unit and a new labor-delivery room at United Medical Center, Shelbyville. A $1.5 million renovation project was planned....Avery Elaine Callahan, Denise Herndon and Karen Ruble Smith vied for the title of Young Career Woman of the Shelbyville Business and Professional Women's Club....Pam Cooley, Doris Ruble, Nancy Sears and Betty Thompson were nominated for Woman of Achievement by the Shelbyville Business and Professional Women's Club....Stephanie Kehrt was crowned the 1986 Homecoming Queen by Principal Sam Chandler....Linzie Craig, Shelbyville Board of Realtors president, accepted the award for first-place with a scrapbook documenting all of its American Home Week community activities. He recognized Joyce Nay, Home Week chairperson, for her outstanding job...Deaths: Barbara Hayden Reed, 44; Alice Cox Lewis, 86; John Harley Dawson Jr., 78; Grace Hall Jones, 86; Granville L. Vaughn, 70; Bessie Stout Miller, 89; Homer S. Clifford.

40 years ago, 1971
Kay Martin
was named Shelby County Youth Chairperson for the Ford-Carroll campaign; Cecie Fallis and Sara Collins were named youth co-chairwomen to work with Martin. They are all seniors at Shelby County High School....Dr. W.B. Porter served as an area advisor and liaison representative for the 49th Annual Southeastern Educational Congress of Optometry in Atlanta....Ann Masha Casey was chosen Dairy Princess at the American Dairy Association District meeting....Shelby County High School football players of the week are Leo Young, Steve Atwood, Jim Duncan and Carl Douglas....Serving our country: Pfc. Dennis Cape,with the United States Security Agency in Fairbanks, Alaska, was selected soldier of the month and received a $25 savings bond and a trip to Anchorage, Alaska....Specialist Fourth Class Richard L. Collins served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam as a member of the security police Camp Alpha....Deaths: James Bourbon Smith, 78; Lucien Davis Coyle, 39; Lee Stewart Ensminger, 78; Russell Hawkins Sr., 63; Mamie Coffey Woods, 66; Mary Hammond Ritter, 75; Anne Tichenor Marattay, 83.

55 years ago, 1956
Members of the Bagdad Chapter of Future Farmers of America going to the National FFA. Convention in Kansas City, Missouri, were (standing from left) Ben Estes and Bobby Moore; (front row) Wallace Hance, Fred D. Trammell, adviser and Joe Sutherland....Martha Dawson, third grade teacher at Henry Clay School since 1936, has been a school teacher for 31 years....Farrell Gardner, 17 of Waddy, and Jean Montague, 16 of Bagdad, were crowned king and queen of the annual Shelby Tobacco Festival....Rev. Charles M. Davis, associate pastor of the First Baptist Church for two years resigned to become pastor at Ballardsville, Oldham County.....The Brice Browns' Rhododendron Farm of Shelby County won 148 ribbons and two trophies this year. They showed them in Owen, Grant, Pendleton, Boone, Carroll, Henry and Anderson counties where they received Senior and Grand Champion at each county and also at Central Canton show held in Lawrenceburg, and at the Kentucky State Fair....Birth: Larry Robert Veech....Serving our country: Ray Miller received his discharge. He spent 11 months of his service in Korea....Philip G. Gardner was promoted to corporal in Germany where he was a member of the 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment....Deaths: Paul Lawson, 81; Aubrey Ellie McGinnis, 50; Gertrude Sleadd Waugh; Jerry Lynn Thompson, 18-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Hollis Thompson; Minnie Baskett King, 95; Landern S. Case, 72; Roy Cleveland Rogers, 48; Otis A. Neal, 56; Ross Coleman Collett.

60 years ago, 1951
Betty Jean Cook
was chosen Farm Bureau Queen at the meeting held at Waddy....Gilbert Hedges, who was driving a truck for R.O. Tipton loaded with 3,000 gallons of fuel oil, suffered a broken arm, broken nose and cuts and bruises about the head and face, when he lost control of the vehicle and it struck an embankment. The cab of the truck was demolished....A Duroc swine shown by Louis B. Payne won honors at the Kentucky State Fair. He won first-place honors in the senior boar class and third in the junior yearling board class....Births: Virginia Scott Herrick, Bruce Dunn Warner, Brenda Sue Owens, Peggy Ann Holmes, John Wallace Hickman....Serving our country: Orva L. Richardson, seaman apprentice, USN, served aboard the destroyer USS Uhlmann, which arrived in the Korean area....S/Sgt. Carl W. Hughes returned from Vienna, Austria, where he served six years in the Medical Corps and was spending his furlough with family....J.W. Roberts, former principal in the Colored Public School system of Shelbyville and at one time member of the faculty of Kentucky State College at Frankfort, died following a long illness....John Gilbert Burke, 39, died when his was electrocuted while trimming tops from some trees and he came into contact with some high tension wires. He was employed by the Hirsch Touff Company at Lexington....Other deaths: Ida Williams Tulloss, 52; Rozella O'Nan, 82; Mrs. George Kosto, 49; James Guthrie Long, 41.

80 years ago, 1931
R.O. Hansbrough was made a member of the City Board of Council filling the unexpired term of M. Ruben who resigned....The residence property and three houses and lots of Mr. and Mrs. J.N. Kelly on Brown Ave was sold. The residence was sold to Dave Coley for $2,800; a bungalow to Prentice Kinser for $1,050; and another bungalow to Joe Bowles for $1,300....Horace Asay opened a new barber shop in the C.W. Wills building at 406 East Main....Mary Blimer opened a new frock shop in the old post office building on Sixth St....Death: Elizabeth Thompson Watson, 44.

85 years ago, 1926
Thieves forced the door of the garage of J.F. Money's farm and took two tires and rims from two automobiles stored in the building....The Shelbyville baseball team defeated Mount Eden, 2-1....Col. P.C. Oldham sold a cottage on Brown Avenue, belonging to J.C. Warfield to Claude L. Gee of Rockbridge....Six shares of Citizens Bank stock sold at $168 per share and nine shares of Shelby County Trust and Banking Company stock at $125 per share when sold at the courthouse steps....Nannie Blankenbaker, 44, died at her home in Jeffersontown....Noble L. Zaring, 72, formerly of Shelby County, died at his home near Anchorage....George C. Ridings, 45, a carpenter, died at King's Daughter's Hospital at Frankfort.

90 years ago, 1921
Ernest and Oscar Tinsley sold their farm of 50 acres and improvements near Simpsonville to Erasmus Shuck for $4,500....Two shares of stock of the Mount Eden Bank sold at public auction for $316 per share....Deaths: Alice Polk Hill, 76; Charles Harvey, 2-year-old son of Harvey Hammond.

95 years ago, 1916
Master Commissioner C.F. Beard made the following sales under judgment of the Shelby Circuit Court. James Weakleys farm of 110 acres on the Mount Eden Pike was sold to James Weakley for $15,000; a farm of 85.5 acres, 1.5 miles east of Shelbyville to Tom Glenn for $11,200; the J.A. Mooney farm of 242 acres, a mile from Finchville, was sold to A.F. Money at $97 per acre....Col. William L. Scott died of heart disease....Stella May Howerton, 17-year-old daughter of Mrs. John H. Howerton, died at her home at Finchville....The body of Mrs. Henry Booth, who died in Chicago, was brought here for burial in Grove Hill Cemetery....Georgia Shannon, 70, died at the home of the Misses Wallace, where she had made her home for several years.