Looking Back: October 9, 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.

If anyone has an old photo that they would like to run with this column bring it and the information into The Sentinel-News office or e-mail it to the writer at sharonw@sentinelnews.com. We are also looking for mystery photos. If you have a picture you can't identify, send it in and we'll ask our readers for help.

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10 years ago, 1999

King and queen of the Simpsonville Fall Festival were Andrew Thomas Myatt and Elizabeth "Amber" Gaines. Other royalty were Little Prince Addanis Cochran, Little Princess Paige Wilson, Little Miss Sara Jaqueline Lauer and Little Mister Alexander Levi McLennan....Tori McGuire was the winner of the New Star Discovery Most Beautiful Baby contest in the 7-14-month category held in Frankfort. Madison Cook was first runner-up in the 14-36 month category....Wayne Shouse was named Employee of the Year....During his coaching career of almost 30 years, Evan Settle was known not only as the type of coach you wanted to play for but the kind of teacher who commanded respect. He was honored during a halftime ceremony at the Rockets' football game....Bill Hundley and Rusty Newton, owners of B&N Express on Boone Station Road, designed their shop around convenience....Births: Kevin Reuben Justice Carpenter, Emily Celeste Gribbins, Treshaun William Lee Hardin, Hunter Tate Justice, Elaine True Langley, Destiny Ray Pamela Young....Deaths: Michael C. Curtin, 87; Glenna Jewel Hardin DeVine, 84; Jessie Lee Greenwell, 63; James M. Kephart, 62; Charles Leroy Sharp, 72; Louise Burnett Singleton, 91; Peggy Sue Sharp Lindsey, 41; Charles Anthony Stallings, 35; Audrey Mobley, 85; Gene Douglas Tindall, 66; George Richard Thomas, 65; James Robert Snook, 82; Ralph Gilbert Tinsley Sr., 78; Virginia W. Woods, 60; Evelyn Sheeley Wright, 74; Robert "Pete" Crawford, 66; Mary Lou Kingsolver McAllister, 87; Mary Evelyn Demaree McGaughey, 81; George Richard Thomas Sr., 64.


15 years ago, 1994

Huber Tire Company started as a small retread shop in 1976, and by 1979 its owners saw a need from its customers for new tires, so it became a full-service branch, selling tires and other services. The business showed its appreciation to customers marking 15 years of service by hosting a Customer Appreciation Day....Eilene Collins was the new Shelby County home extension agent....Rachelle Williams was crowned queen of the Miss Black Pageant....I'm one: Dylan MacKenzie Gravett....Bruce Daniel, long-time Shelbyville Red Devils coach, died at the age of 89....Other deaths: Leona Beatrice Goins Owens, 84; Paul Allen Sr., 77; Bruce Daniel; Stephen Douglas Knoop, 54; James A. Weakley, 86; James D. "Don" Hynes, 62; Mary Reed, 85; Charles Edward Roberts, 70; Shirley B. Nation Chesser, 57; Cora Robinson Hundley, 93; Oleen Hughes Robinson, 77.


25 years ago, 1984

Jerry Oak went to Germany to participate in the NATO war games. He was a captain in the 138th Field Artillery Brigade of the National Guard....Drew Backer, Jason Heath, Stephen Walker and Nelson Wesley received the Arrow of Light, the highest honor in cub scouting....Twenty-two people from Shelby County were arrested after a two-year state police investigation into the alleged use of food stamps as currency in the sale of drugs and stolen property....Brian Mitchell of Shelbyville was cast with the Firehouse Dinner Theatre in Omaha, Neb., in the "Best Little Whorehouse" production....Ginger Greer was crowned the 1984 Homecoming queen as the Shelby County Rockets beat Jeffersonville High School's Red Devils, 43-22. The junior class won the float competition with their "Scramble the Devils" theme....Daymond Hill and Dallas Webb, both of Boy Scouts Troop 270, were awarded the highest rank available in scouting, the Eagle, in ceremonies at Shelby Christian Church....Clear Creek Park served as the starting and finishing point for the annual walk/run for the Shelby County chapter of the American Heart Association. Todd Heady and Debbie Ellis won the 3-mile race; John Bush won the 9-mile race....William L. Land, president of the Shelbyville Board of Realtors, was elected a director for the Kentucky Association of Realtors....Tony Husband joined the staff at Shannon Funeral Home....Birth: Ashley Rae Carter...Deaths: Iva Mae Tindle, 87; Mary Ashley Tipton, 88; Henry M. Mathis, 40; Joyce Carolyn Proctor, 43; Nathan Muncey, 79; Margaret Elder, 68; Esther Harrod Bates, 77; James Underwood, 73; Gilbert Brumley, 71; Lewis Franklin, 70; Miss Annette Bright, 79.


40 years ago, 1969

Ruth Ann Park was crowned Homecoming queen at Shelbyville High School....Kenny Mitchell was the new president of the Shelbyville Kiwanis Club....Mount Eden 4-H Club officers were Johnny Shouse, president; Steve Morris, vice president; Darlene Cox, secretary; Karen Richardson and Donna Shields, song leaders; Mark Harris, reporter....Mrs. Steve Howerton Jr. was the newly elected president of the Shelby County Homemakers....Shelby County Farm Bureau officers were elected. They were Charles Zaring, president; Robert Tucker, vice president; Duvall Burk, treasurer; W.E. Stivers Jr., secretary. Howard McAllister, J.C. Tipton and Don Turner were the new directors....Rev. Wallace Williams was the new pastor of Finchville Baptist Church....A fire of undetermined origin completely destroyed an eight-room, two-story frame dwelling of Ludlow Cook on the Back Creek Road in Shelby County....Deaths: Sally Neal Raisor, 89; John H. Waltrip, 89; Ann Pace Lighter, 63.


55 years ago, 1954

Ronnie Bland, member of the Bagdad 4-H Club, was the winner of the trophy given for the most points in the 4-H Burley Tobacco Show at the 1954 Kentucky State Fair....Ray Weller was elected president of the Shelbyville County Fair Board. Other officers were R.D. Shipman, vice president; Charles Connell, treasurer; Philip Moesser, secretary; Nancy Baker, executive secretary....Rodney Finley, one of the outstanding 1954 Simpsonville High School graduates and a member of the Simpsonville band, was awarded a trip to Kansas City, Mo., to play in the National FFA Band....Laban P. Jackson was appointed chairman of the local "Farmers for Barkley" organization....Johnnie Lewis Hedges, the 8-pound son of Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Hedges was the first baby born in the new King's Daughters Hospital....Mr. and Mrs. Billy Ray Poole (Thelma Gravitt) received congratulations upon the birth of a daughter, Kathy Jean....

Serving our country: Robert L. Bullitt, boilerman third class, USN, returned to Boston, Mass. aboard the heavy cruiser, USS Baltimore, after a 5-month cruise in the Mediterranean and Northern European areas....Deaths: Bishop Urban Valentine Williams Darlington, 84, who served the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 58 years before his retirement five years previous; twin infant sons of Mr. and Mrs. James Roland Thompson Jr.; Nannie Finney Miles, 83, aunt of James Finney; Evalena C. Thomas, 51, wife of E.C. Thomas who was funeral director of Pleasureville for 18 years; William C. Thomas, husband of Martha J. Thomas.


60 years ago, 1949

Officers elected to serve the county in the Shelby County Homemakers Association were Mrs. Pearce Boyd, Waddy, junior president; Mrs. Albert Davis, Scotts Station, vice president; Mrs. A.B. Sutherland, Olive Branch, secretary-treasurer....Phillip Vogel was elected president of the sophomore class of Simpsonville High School. Other officers were vice president, Ruth Jean Reed; secretary, James Williams; treasurer, Talton Mullins; sergeant-at-arms, Harold Adams; reporter, Treva Butler....Almeda Weaver was named as clerk of the Shelby County Health Department to succeed Patricia Johnson....Clarence Roberts, electrician employed by C.C. Turner, escaped serious injury when a gas heater he was working on exploded, burning off his eyelashes and brows and slightly burning him around the face and eyes....James C. Bright, who was sworn in as a member of the local bar, opened a law office at Taylorsville....Margaret Cook was chosen the 1949 Farm Bureau Queen....Mrs. Ed Lawson, Hempridge received severe scratches and her clothes ripped and torn when she was attacked by a gray fox near her home....Rev. and Mrs. Chester Aldridge received congratulations upon the birth of a daughter, Judith Ann....Deaths: Annabelle Harrod, 26, wife of Barnett C. Harrod; Matt Winn, 88, died after several weeks' illness; John W. Harold Sr., father of Mrs. Forrest Casey; Rural C. Sageser, 43, Spencer County farmer and husband of Ella Monroe Sageser; Mary Emma Rodgers, 52, wife of Billie "Junnie" Lee Rodgers; Stone Walker Irvin, 57, husband of Lucie Wilson Irvin; Jeanetta Pollard Curtcher, 57, wife of G.T. Crutcher.


70 years ago, 1939

William M. Hannah, manager of the Shelbyville office of Kentucky Utilities, who was unusually tired, dislocated his jaw when he yawned. Physicians were able to give temporary relief, and he had quite the opposite of his expectations for a good night's sleep....Hello World: Mr. and Mrs. Ray Tucker, Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Crim announced the birth of daughters; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Richardson and Mr. and Mrs. William Reynolds had sons; Marshall Jr. to Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Bassick; Ann Dale to Mr. and Mrs. Albert Rees....Deaths: Ira Jennings, 57, husband of Gertrude Gray Jennings; Mattie Harrington Allen, widow of Joe Allen and sister of Mrs. J.H. Holton; James M. Arvin, 55, husband of Van Edrington Arvin; Prentice Kinser, 63, who operated a grocery business in Shelbyville for more than 40 years; George Luther Willis Jr., 41, Democratic nominee for state representative from Shelby County; Leona Jane Arington, 65, widow of William Arington; James William Clemmons, 70, husband of Dove Edrington Clemmons; Robert S. Hansbrough, 69, husband of Sally Bell Hansbrough.


75 years ago, 1934

Ye Olde Stone Inn was reopened on Midland Trail, with Mrs. L.D. Zaring taking over....Included in the Kings Daughter's Hospital report for Aug. 10-Sept. 10, was 43 patients admitted, 30 patients dismissed, 18 patients remaining, one death, 29 operations, 11 majors, 18 minors, 13 X-rays, four obstetrics, four for 117 days city charity patients, 0 county charity patients.


85 years ago, 1924

R.A. McDonell's store at Simpsonville was entered by intruders who obtained cigars, cigarettes, candy, safety razors, jewelry, watches and other things. Four persons were discovered in the act....Coots, Gill and Youngman sold the residence, greenhouse and lot of E.P. Hall to C.M. McKenzie and Roy Motherhead for $7,500....Playing its opening game against perhaps the state's best high school football team, Shelbyville lost to DuPont Manual Training High School in Louisville, 76-0....Russell Mitchell's farm of 111 acres near Clark's Station was sold by Coots Brothers and Gill to T.H. Hardesty of Shelbyville at $72.25 per acre. Cows brought $60 to $86 per head; mules from $100 to $130 and stock hogs sold at 12 cents a pound....Mr. and Mrs. E.C. Satterwhite received congratulations upon the birth of a son, Owen Riley Satterwhite.


90 years ago, 1919

The annual Kentucky Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church convened, with Bishop Collins Denny of Richmond, Va., presiding over some 225 accredited delegates....Science Hill School was to open for its 95th year....Ada Dean, teacher of home economics in the city schools, resigned, and Laura Lee Jamison of Cynthiana was elected as her successor....Jennie C. Hook, wife of James H. Hook, formerly of this county, died at her home in Laurence, Kan.