Looking Back: October 30, 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

A Louisville driver who said he was not paying attention hit a Shelby County school bus nearly head on KY 55 South. The students were not hurt, but the car's driver faced DUI charges....Rachael Page of Finchville was among eight recipients of the 1999 Governor's Awards for Outstanding Volunteer Service. She was described by the commission as a loving mother of four (including twins), PTA president for both Simpsonville Elementary and West Middle Schools and recipient of the Shelby County Public Schools Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award for 1998-99....The Shelby County Optimist Club presented Shelbyville Police Officer Kelly Cable with the organization's Law Enforcement Award for his service advancing the respect for law enforcement....Births: Jayline Sidney Beach, Henry Allen Bertram, James Connor Briscoe Bohannon, Kaleigh Gayle Moore, Mathew David Munsterman, Courtney Taylor Purdom, Amalia Valenzuela....We're one: Abbey Taylor and Katherine Paige Cloyd, Ryan Bounds....Deaths: Shirley Cox, 62; Martha Howser Flood, 91; Clara Mae Blakemore Gabel, 86; Elizabeth Truax Trumbo, 67.


15 years ago, 1994

Greg Barnes was the new store manager at Wal-Mart....Dr. Wyman Porter, in the optometry business for more than 45 years, decided to hang up his spectacles and close his office....Biagi's celebrated its 67th anniversary. Vincent and Hugh Biagi had been a part of the TV and appliance industry since they were children....George Brinkhaus was named Boss of the Year by the Business and Professional Women's Club. Steve Collins accepted the award for the beautification award given to the Cardwell House....Births: Emma Lee King....We're one: Adrian Nicole Booth, Morgan Elizabeth Whitehouse....Deaths: Mildred Louise Neal Brodrick, 84; Arvin Edward "Scrappy" Cox, 74; Joe C. Clark, 79; Hunter Tichenor, 81; Daniel S. Covington, 68; Mary Sue Humphreys, 82; William Hubert Whitehouse, 74; Lucy Ellen Hedges Wood, 82; William Paul Young, 78; Faye Peterson King, 57; Rev. Dr. Henry McNeil Greene Sr., 86; Claudie G. Sloan, 69; Tyler E. "Tick" Stratton, 72; Dorothy Corinne Pierson Beckley, 83; Frances Parker Pyles, 70.


25 years ago, 1984

Patti Griffin was chosen for the Woman of Achievement award by the Shelbyville Business and Professional Women's Club. Griffin was cheerleading coach at Shelby County High School for 10 years, coordinated the SCHS youth talent contest for 5 years, had been class advisor, teacher, assistant and secretary treasurer for Vacation Bible School at Shelby Christian Church and teacher at SCHS for 10 years....Bobbie Brenner, police detective with the Shelbyville Police Department, was named Woman of the year by the Science Hill Business and Professional Women's Club. Julie Prather, maternal and child health program nutritionist with the North Central District Health Department, was named Young Career Woman. Images in Midland Center and Bank of Shelbyville were named as Businesses of the Year by the club....Lee and Doris Hammond were the new owners of WSTL radio station....Birth: Jessica Lynn Shuck....Death: Jule Mayes.


40 years ago, 1969

Susanne Roberts was president of the local Business and Professional Women Club. Betty Jean Chatham was named Woman of Achievement for 1969....Malcolm Blevins of Lexington, president of Shelby Manor Inc., accepted the "All Electric Building" award. Thomas Hower was the administrator of Shelby Manor as well as secretary-treasurer of the corporation....The Shelby County High School cross-country team was runner-up in the Bardstown regional. John Lloyd finished fourth in the 2-mile run....James W. Miller was named to Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities for the 1969-70 academic year....Carol Tipton of Southlawn Drive was selected as one of the outstanding students to represent Shelbyville High School in Who's Who....Leroy S. McMullan was selected to serve as a director of the Bank of Simpsonville....Two teenagers, Ralph Junior Murphy, 17, and Clara Frances Husband, 16, were killed in a car wreck, 2.5 miles south of Waddy....Other deaths: James M. Casey, 81; Elza Roberts Sr., 63; Mary Baker Sandidge, 98.


55 years ago, 1954

Births: Cynthia Kaye Hardin, Patricia Ann Widman, Brenda Sue Pearce, Suzanne Teresa Allen, David Mark Hangen....Serving our country: Army Privates Claywood Stivers and Edmon T. Johnson were undergoing vigorous training in amphibious warfare with the 56th Tank and Tractor Battalion's Company A in Japan....Pvt. Stephen F. Collins was serving with the VII corps' 321st Signal Battalion in Germany....Deaths: Forrest (Rasty) Wright, 78, retired carrier and former big- league ballplayer; Henry Jennings, 59, husband of Lillie Jennings; Virginia Bergen Banta, sister of Mrs. E.B. Kitson, Edith Gordon and Mrs. Charles Berry; Florence Burch, 77, widow of Ben T. Burch.


60 years ago, 1949

The Tenth Anniversary Gala Tobacco Festival reached a high point with the Tobacco Show at the Big Shelby Warehouse with prizes given in various classes amounting to $600 in three divisions....Mary Louise Foust, senior accounting of the State Division of Public Accountants, left for California, where she was to represent Kentucky at two conventions....Maurice Griffin was elected president of the Finchville Junior High School. Other officers were James Bailey, vice president; Frances Mitchell, secretary/treasurer; David Horn, sergeant-at-arms; Ruth Horn, publicity chairperson; Pauline Patton, song leader; Jack Coots, social chairman....Birth: John Archie Wiggington....Serving our country: Pvt. Willis McMurry Morris was stationed at Bremerhaven, Germany....Deaths: Margaret Susan Rogers, 72, wife of A.J. Rogers; Bessie Beatty Lawson, sister of Ernest L. Lawson; Charles Shinnick, 46, native of Shelbyville, son of Ed D. Shinnick who was publisher and editor of the Old Shelby Record; Solomon David Wentworth, 72, father of Fred and Herbert Wentworth.


70 years ago, 1939

Hello world: Ann Robertson Lewis....Deaths: Pearl Wood Clark, 64, wife of Charles W. Clark; Mary Marion Kesler, 43, wife of Charles R. Kesler; John Waits, 60, father of Sylvia Conquest, Orville and Luther Waits; Roy D. Potts, 57, brother of Mrs. E. Taylor Estes; Elizabeth Akins, 75, wife of Barney Akins; Anna Mae Flood Pollard, 44, wife of Floyd Pollard, cashier of the Shelby County Trust & Banking company.


75 years ago, 1934

Congratulation was extended to Mr. and Mrs. Otho Penn on the birth of a son....Charles Redmon, 70, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jonah Scrogham near Mount Eden....Thomas Lloyd Temple, 25, died at the King's Daughters Hospital....Kellie McClain, 28, wife of K.B. McClain, a farmer of the Joyce Station neighborhood, died at the King's Daughters Hospital.


85 years ago, 1924

The Shelby Midgets defeated the Eminence football team, 33-0....Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Waddell received congratulations upon the birth of a son....Congratulations were extended to Mr. and Mrs. Bernard B. Bailey upon the birth of triplets, all girls....Mary Elizabeth Simpson, 22, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Simpson at Clay Village....Mrs. Charles W. Guthrie received news of the sudden death of her aunt, Mary Frederick Schooler at her home in Oak Park, Ill., the widow of J.K. Schooler, who for years operated a grocery in Shelbyville.


90 years ago, 1919

George L. Pickett was appointed chairman of Shelby County for the Roosevelt Memorial Association, which was made a campaign to raise Kentucky's portion of the fund of $5,000,000....Carl R. Webb resigned his position as local agent for the Louisville and Interurban Railroad in order to devote his entire attention to his rapidly growing motor truck business. Manly F. Porter of Simpsonville took his place....Deaths: Willis McDonald, 74, died at the home of his daughter, Nannie Lee, in Louisville; Mrs. John Allen, 79, died at her home in the Rockbridge neighborhood; Frank Jamison, 11-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Jamison, died at the family home near Waddy of blood poisoning.


95 years ago, 1914

Rev. Addison A. Talbot, his wife and their children were to sail from San Francisco for Tsing Kiang Tu, China, where Mr. Talbot was to be stationed as missionary of the Southern Presbyterian church....William Robert Smith, a well- known farmer and poultry buyer, died at his home near Todd's Point....Rebecca Wise, 91, widow of Thomas H. Wise, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R.J. Shipman near Scott Station.