Looking Back: October 19, 2012

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1992: Norfolk Southern turns on lights at Ford center

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, 2002
Charlie Frazee retired from his job as regional coordinator for the state’s Division of Emergency Management but was back for work as a stand-in for Jack Samples, Shelby County’s Disaster and Emergency Services director. Samples was recovering from a heart attack he suffered Aug. 2....The Shelby County High School Marching Rockets placed third in the Kentucky Music Educators Association AA East Regional Quarterfinals at South Laurel High School in London....Treana Labre Redd, 10, was cast in Stage One’s 2002 production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever....Marquise Copeland, 2, was crowned 2002 Little Master at the NAACP Shelby County Chapter Labor Day festivities....Births: Jackson Charles Waldridge, Mackenzie Ann Maggard, Margaret Suzanne Tennill....I’m one: Jonathan Faulkner....Deaths: Lucile B. Smith; James “Shorty” Calvert, 72; Janie Ruth Stone White, 79; Roy G. Abrams, 61; Paul S. Cox Sr., 55; Alma Lee Bradford Blevins, 93; Catherine A. Marattay, 92; Juanita Powell Duncan, 73; David Ray Sheets, 54; Janie Ruth Stone White, 79; Donald Lee Sutherland, 68; Charles William White, 41.

15 years ago, 1997
Magen Ferrel l
was crowned Homecoming queen at Shelby County High School....The Shelby County High School Marching Band qualified for the regional competition of the 1997 KMEA Kentucky Marching Band Championships....Norfolk Southern Railways turned on the majority of the lights at its Joyes Station Road property –  one year to the week since the corporation confirmed its plans to build a distribution center that will serve Ford Motor Co....The city of Shelbyville gave $500,000 for the proposed Family Activity Center; Norfolk-Southern Railways pledged $100,000 in June; Shelby County Fiscal Court contributed $500,000 toward the estimated $3.2 million center....Salem Baptist Church bought a new van used for a month and took two senior adult trips. Out of 12 windows, 11 were fired upon by vandals. Two arrests were made and a third vandal was expected to be caught....Shelby County girls’ varsity cross- country team finished second in their invitational....Births: Anthony Shane Shouse, Shai' Anne Alice' Marshall, Anthony Shane Shouse....I'm one: Emily Marie Goins, Brianna Cassidy Whitaker, Nicole Bell....Deaths: Mae Christine Mason; S.L. "Ginnie" McGinnis Jr., 86; Lonnie Ray Harris, 57; Katherine Stone Spencer, 88; Cory Shea Ritter, 19; Cleo Sanders Tate, 92.

25 years ago, 1987
The local sports goods store had new owners –  Jim Axline and Charlie Stauffer – and a new name. Meers Sporting Goods was changed to Sports Call Inc....Speculation ran high that during a news conference in Frankfort that Adjutant General Billy G. Wellman of the Kentucky National Guard would announce that a M-I Tank Company would locate in Shelbyville, which could mean  $150,000 pumped into the county's economy every year....When Sheryl Block was told she had won a national teaching award and a trip to San Diego, Calif., to receive it, "she let out a whoop you could hear a mile away," said Bill Lancaster, principal at Northside Elementary. She was one of five teachers nationwide who received the 1987 Outstanding Teaching Award given annually by the Council for Learning Disabilities....Two adults pleaded guilty in different cases involving vandalism at the Shelbyville Country Club....The Shelby County High School Marching Rockets band placed third in Class AAA at the Kentucky State Fair and was second in its class in an Anderson County competition. Julie Moore was named Best Field Commander, and the percussion section won top honors. Morehead State University was the site of the band’s second third place and best percussion award, and it received a superior rating and a first place at Tates Creek High School invitational in Lexington....Deaths: Ruben Guett Saunders, 55; Hallie Ingram, 83; Lucy Catherine Gillespie, 87; Charlie A. Wilson, 81; C.D. "Red" Lefler, 72; Louise Kennedy Reed, 65; Allie George Mason Sr.

40 years ago, 1972
Jack Lawson
(left) welcomed Bobby Andriot as a new member of his department store to assist Lawson’s customers with their decorating plans....Gerd Roman Baldauf was judged second in the 23-county Bluegrass district in the Tom Wallace Farm Forestry entries. His improvements included fencing cattle from woodlands, pruning walnut trees, releasing crop trees from undesirable competition and planting in open or poorly stocked areas....Stallard “Boots” Smith, who had been connected with Craig Realty for 12 years, was now a full partner with C. Thomas Craig in the company....The Shelbyville High School B-team cheerleaders were victorious in their class during a clinic in Cincinnati....Gilbert Tucker was awarded a pewter pitcher in recognition of exhibiting his Senior Yearling Heifer at the Eastern National Holstein Show held in conjunction with the Pennsylvania All-American Dairy Show. A registered Holstein entered by Karen Duvall topped the Bull Calf class....A dedication was held when the new wing for the local Old Mason's Home was officially opened....Violet and Marvin Byrdwell, who are associated with Cedarmore, were part of a team of 16 from the First Baptist Church of Hopkinsville who worked in the New Life Crusade in Elda, Spain....The Kentucky Branch, International Order of The King's Daughters and Sons, closed its 43rd Biennial convention by installing state Auditor Mary Louise Foust as president to serve for two years....Deaths: Margaret J. Johnson, 76; Claude Harris Fleming, 68; G.H. "Smoke" Janos, 50; Arthur Lee Jones, 90; Carrollton Mayor Vernon P. Gillock, 65; Claude Murphy Jr., 44; Neva Stultz Watson, 72; Edd Smith, 83; Walter Ballard Hall, 35.

55 years ago, 1957
Royalty named for Shelby County Tobacco Festival were queen and king Ann Shouse and Paul Harrod. Prince and princess at Bagdad were Clay Black and Linda Hudson. At Waddy, Roselle Wayne and Charlie McCormack II were queen and king, and Janet Rucker and Hugh Grey were princess and prince. At Shelbyville, Toni Andriot and Buddy Marshall were queen and king, and prince and princess were Jerry Tracy and Donna Stewart. Other princesses and princes were, Finchville, Pamela Roberts and Billy Yount; Mount Eden, Ramona Catlett and Lonnie Dean Morris; Cropper, Betty Sue Thompson and Earl Litton; and Henry Clay, Linda Brewer and Elliott Tennill.....Thieves entered Hall & Davis Lumber Company and took an electric adding machine, chain saw and a number of small tools. The money, a quantity of nickels, was taken from the Coke machine....Tree dog winner of the Coon Drag Contest at the Tobacco Festival was "Buddy," owned by J.W. Herndon....Billy J. Stubblefield received the certificate as the 500,000th Blue Shield member in the state of Kentucky in a 9-year time span....Katherine Casey became a member of the B.S.U. Youth Team of Campbellsville College....Adoption: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sloan chose the name Darrell Glen for their son, whose adoption was completed Oct. 9....Serving our country: Capt. Kenneth H. Holloway, son of Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Jones, returned home after 16 months tour in Japan....Pfc. Billy G. Carpenter was a member of Battery B. of the 7th Division's Artillery in Korea....Deaths: Estelle Davis Marksbury, 85; Zack Simpson, 94; Elveree Pollard Cull, 58; Mary Hardin Logan Middelton, 90; Herbert Thurman, 53; W.S. Armstrong, 74; Mary Bullock Hance, 70.

60 years ago, 1952
Claudette Moss and Jack Coots were chosen Farm Bureau queen and king. Alice Stivers and Charles Wilson were runners-up....Betty Buckner, the former Betty Craig, was stricken with polio and underwent treatment at the Kentucky Baptist Hospital....Birth: Carolyn Elizabeth Mackey, Patricia Annette Smith, Marcella Lee Scruggs....Irene Stucker Johnson, wife of Hugh Johnson, died at her home on Snow Hill.

70 years ago, 1942
The F.M. and J.W. Brown farm, located on U.S. 60, 3 miles west of Shelbyville, were sold at auction by the Austin L. Moore and Company for $22,240....The Kentucky Utilities Company bought 11 operating facilities in Kentucky and Tennessee comprising the Tri-City Utilities Company....Serving our country: Cpl. Earl Puckett, 21, was stationed in Northern Ireland....Morris McKinney Perkins was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Ferrying Division of the Air Transport Command and assigned to duty as an officer pilot with the 5th Ferrying Group, Love Field, Texas....Evan Scearce, 14-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Scearce, died at the Kentucky Baptist Hospital in Louisville following an illness of leukemia....Other deaths: Carrie Baskett, 67; Jesse James Chesher, 84; Isaac Davis “Ike” Woodsmall, 64; Mildred S. Toombs, 85; Linda Owen Willson DeHaven; Shirley Fay Hawkins, 3-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hawkins; J.H. Williamson; A.C. Berry, 87.

80 years ago, 1932
Walter Cassidy, a mail carrier, was transferred from Waddy to Bagdad to succeed Louis Wilkerson, who retired....Deaths: Curtis A. Anderson, 55; Mrs. J. Morry Wakefield; Earl Vanmeter; Pearl Scofield Barnett

85 years ago, 1927
Deaths: Jessie Pace, 25; Fannie Morgan Adams, 76.

90 years ago, 1922
Medicine shows and tonic salesmen were banned from the city parks by order of the Board of Council....Leonard Robinson sold his house and lot on Snow Hill to D.C. Dunavan for $2,490....Downs and Moore sold at auction the Dr. Hieatt farm at La Grange to H.P. Head for $92 per acre....Birth: Ermine Virginia Guthrie....Deaths: Alfred M. “Bebe” Webber, 44; E. Temple Hardin; James Middelton Dabney; Lula Cowherd Shaddock; Joanna O'Nan, 49; Math H. Wakefield.

95 years ago, 1917
A.C. Youngman bought W.M. McMahan's farm of 180 acres on the Mount Eden Pike, 4 miles south of Shelbyville, at $160 per acre....O.P. Goss sold his farm of 212 acres on the Zaring Mill Road to J. Frank Farleigh of Louisville at $200 per acre....Mr. and Mrs. Ed Adams received congratulations upon the birth of a son....Deaths: America Walker, 97, one of the oldest residents of Spencer County; Mary Jennings; Julia Huston.