Looking Back: October 23, 2009

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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, 1999

Law enforcement officials cracked down locally on people who make fraudulent documents, including resident alien cards. Three Latino males were arrested during a raid at the Wesley Apartments and more could be charged....Shelbyville Business and Professional Women officers for 1999-2000 were Cecilia A. Piccini, president; Debbie Martin, first vice president; Debra Zimmerman, second vice president; Becky Wallace, recording secretary; Betty Hedges, treasurer; Norma Murphy, correspondent secretary....Being focused just before the regional championship game against Franklin County was what helped the Shelby County High School boys' soccer team earn a 2-1 victory that advanced them further into the postseason....Births: Dakota Lee Heightchew, Jonathan Connor Ross, Dallas Marie Tucker, Brenden Noah Durr, Zachary Michael Stucker, Noah Christian Smith, Devon Michael Wilkerson....We're one: Kayleigh Nichole Browning, Abbey Taylor and Katherine Paige Cloyd, Ryan Bounds....Deaths: J.W. Hundley Sr., 104; Donald Mitchell, 69; Lloyd Alvin Lyons, 64; Wayne Watkins, 76; Stephen Farra Wells, 57; Forest S. Stivers, 90; Shirley Cox, 62.


15 years ago, 1994

Rev. Ron Holder announced plans to build a family life center at Clay Street Baptist Church that would bear Marnel Moorman's name as a memorial. The 51-year-old Shelbyville resident died Oct. 14 in a traffic accident in eastern Kentucky where he had been speaking to a group of teachers as resident of the Kentucky Education Association....Andrew Ware's dog, Saddie, won the "cutest" category of the Southville pet contest sponsored by the homemakers; Christy Webb's dog, Susie, won first place in the costume category....Angel Walls and Adam Meadows were crowned Little Miss and Mister Simpsonville. Prince and Princess were Ryan Jones and Ashley Gibbs....New officers for the Shelby County Democratic Women's club were Susan Stratton, president; Kay Anne Wilborn, first vice president; Lucille Briscoe, second vice president; Geneva Ruble, secretary and Laura Beth Albright, treasurer. The executive committee also selected Viola Wilborn as Democratic of the Year, a member of the club since 1974....Officers of the Shelbyville Kiwanis Club were Chuck Hickman, president; Bob Taylor, vice president; Woody Briscoe, secretary/treasurer....Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission Chairman Bill Tucker retired. He was a commissioner for 13 years....Births: David Michael Wooters, Alyssa Danielle Meece, Steven Michael LaFeir, Natalie Turner-Marie Perper....Deaths: Charles A. Fox; Onie LeCompte, 68; Carl Graybeal, 74; Laura Ann Pilchere Thompson, 83; Charlotte Marie Lisby Husband, 43; Rev. Harry B. Weaver, 69; Rev. Harry Blair Weaver, 69.


25 years ago, 1984

Young Career Woman candidates were Avery Callahan, Julie Prather, Robin Roberts and Cara Wise. Woman of the Year candidates were Patti Griffin, Brenda Jackson and Nancy Sears.... Both programs are sponsored by the Shelbyville Business and Professional Women's Club....Pam Cottongim started work as the new Shelby County Youth Services counselor....The Science Hill Business and Professional Women's Club had five candidates for Woman of the Year - Bobbie Brenner, Kristian Coulter, Anita Kotheimer, Duanne Puckett and Margaret Stucker....The highest award in Cub Scouts, the Arrow of Light, was awarded to five scouts from Pack 163. They were Nelson Wesley, Billy Morehead, Drew Backer, Stephen Walker and Jason Heath....Camie Turner was the new physical therapist at King's Daughter Hospital....David Walters was named manager of Revco Drugs in Midland Center....Burch Kinsolving was promoted at Peoples Bank at Village Plaza to banking officer....Births: Samantha Kaye Jeffries, April Michelle Danison.


40 years ago, 1969

Betty Jean Chatham received the Woman of Achievement award sponsored by the Business and Professional Women's Club....Kathy Howser was crowned queen of the Waddy Festival; David Bell was King....Debbie Myatt was elected secretary of state of the 11th Annual Junior Kentucky Youth Assembly in Frankfort....After more than half-century The Hardware Store in Pleasureville closed its doors.... Birth: Troy Beckham Tindle....Serving our country: Charles E. Thornton En2, was home from Vietnam. he served in the U.S. Navy from May 9, 1966 to Sept. 23, 1969, spending a year in Vietnam....Deaths: William Robert Goodlett, 73; Jenifer Lynn Jesse, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Garland Jesse


55 years ago, 1954

This is Your Life program paid tribute to Dr. E.W. Frymire, a physician at Graefenburg since 1905....Mrs. Bernard Davis was named chairperson of Shelby County for the Democratic campaign, seeking election of Alben W. Barkley....William Lee Shannon will direct the 1954-55 countywide Community Chest drive, with a goal of $15,000....Charles H. Wills was among 37 students in Emory University's Lamar School of Law recognized for scholastic attainment....Martha Layne Hall was crowned queen during the 1954 Tobacco Festival festivities. Edwin Eggen was king....S/Sgt. Ronald L. Miller returned to the United States for a new assignment following his completion of a 2-year tour of duty with the U.S. Air Force in the Philippines....Pvt. Walter F. Gray was promoted to the grade of Private First Class and assigned to Company C, 110th Transportation Harbor Craft and Marine Maintenance Battalion, Fort Eustis, Va....Deaths: Tom Blackaby, 80, retired farmer, father of Raymond Blackaby and Stella Blackaby; Rosa Lee Clark, 92, widow of Jesse Thomas Clark and mother of Clara Clark Hardin.


60 years ago, 1949

On the 10th anniversary of the Shelby County Tobacco Festival, the committee, for the first time, sponsored an essay contest for seventh-, eighth- and ninth-grades in the eight county schools and the Shelbyville High School. Edith Pearl Wilson, Waddy School ninth-grade student, won first, and Elizabeth Sue Holland, a seventh-grader at Henry Clay, took second....Carter Black's cow Crickett won the production contest in FFA in Kentucky, milking 11,213 pounds, made 446 pounds of butter fat in six months....Deaths: Dora Esther Curtsinger, 55, sister of Roy Burgin; Rufus Lee Hughes, 29, husband of Cora Mae Hughes; Ollie Wiley Smither, wife of E.L. Smither and mother of Mrs. C. Thomas Craig; Luther Willis Roberts, 51, husband of Edna Cooksey Roberts; Wingate W. Cooper, 60, native of Shelby County, born in what is now the Old Stone Inn at Simpsonville and grandfather of Christy Ann Cooper.


70 years ago, 1939

Undismayed by a cold wind that almost made their teeth chatter, Elliott Robertson and Dee Henderson, the Bethlehem team, won the North Central Regional Croquet Tournament held at Bagdad....Hello world: Mr. and Mrs. H.T. McAllister announce the birth of a daughter at the King's Daughters Hospital....Robert B. Porter, 40, husband of Amanda Rogers Porter, died at his home in Chestnut Grove; Charles F. Harris, 88, husband of Katherine Hearn Harris; Sue Kate Hanna, 79, widow of Adam Hanna, mother of A.L. Hanna; William Walter Moore, 73, farmer and husband of Ruth Moore.


75 years ago, 1934

Congratulations were extended Mr. and Mrs. Carl Baskett upon the birth of a son, Robert Carl....Mr. and Mrs. L.B. Roberts announced the birth of a son at King's Daughters Hospital....Samuel A. Ratcliff, 59, retired farmer, died at his home on Bland Ave.


85 years ago, 1924

L. Grant Smith traded his residence on West Main Street and another dwelling on Beechwood Ave., to Mr. and Mrs. Joe Raymond for their new, 10-room, brick-veneer residence on West Main Street....Mr. and Mrs. Bruner Matthews received congratulations upon the birth of a daughter....Dr. John Powell Lapsley, 55, died at his home on West Main Street...Leona Chowning Pulliam, wife of Walter  Pulliam, died at the home of her son, John Pulliam, near Graefenburg.


90 years ago, 1919

Fay Armstrong sold her residence on 8th Street to George W. Buchanan Jr. for $4,500....The Burley Tobacco Plant in Shelbyville, consisting of two buildings and about two acres of land, was sold at auction and purchased by local shareholders at $79,000....The Elks Lodge No. 1368 purchased the residence of John K. Todd on West Main St. for $12,000....Mamie Horsley Wilson, wife of Allen T. Wilson, died of pneumonia at the home of her father, Alex Wilson, near Clark's Station....Walker D. Duncan, a prominent farmer of the Jacksonville neighborhood, died at his home of paralysis....Martha J. Todd, widow of J.M. Todd, died at the King's Daughters Hospital....Warren Wilcoxin, 85, a bachelor, died at the home of W.L. Bland near Bagdad....News reached Shelby County of the death in Portland, Ore., of Mrs. Preston C. Smith, sister of the late George L. Sampson....William Alexander Smith, 62, died at his home in Simpsonville....Kate Chinn Bailey, 65, died at the King's Daughters Hospital....The body of Mrs. Ben Smith, who died at her home in Monterey, Tenn., was brought here for burial.


95 years ago, 1914

James W. Cowherd, formerly of Shelby County, died at his home in Carbondale, Kan.....Wallace Middleton Serber, 16-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Serber, died at the family home in north Shelbyville....Margaret A. Money, 83, died at her home in Shelbyville....Georgie Stout, daughter of Rosa Stout, died at the family home in Louisville.