Looking Back: Sept. 28, 2012

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1927: Man dies after his car is struck by train

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
The Commonwealth Bank & Trust team of (from left) Bonnie Hocker, Julie Hammond, Bernice Dixon, Vicky Wise and Cheryl Hood placed first in The Sentinel-News’ Women’s Golf Scramble at Shelbyville Country Club....Tyler Montell of Shelbyville was named Youth Chairman for Shelby County in Sen. Mitch McConnell’s current Senate re-election campaign....In Operation Care’s basement, a doctor examines Hispanic patients in what used to be a supply closet. Big changes will move the clinic to a doctor’s old office at 615 Washington St. in Shelbyville....Births: Andrew George Frey, Bailey Jo O’Daniel, Kelli Paige Stivers, Jack Campbell Sammons, Cherrie Alexis Fehribach, Christopher Joseph Harper, Amber Marie King, Calob Michael Wolfe, Mariah Delainey Reese, Kaiya Nichole Smith....I’m one: Kolton Allen Raizor, Kaleb Joyner Albers....Deaths: Larry Stanley Carwile, 61; Elnora White Carpenter, 88; Perry Alfred Cheatham, 26; Betty Barnett Gilbert, 63; Linda Deas Suzan, 57; Verena Mae Cox Hayden, 69; Benjamin Wright Kincaid, 59; James Lay, 81; Jane Phillips, 81; Floyd E. Powell, 89; Peggy Neal Smith, 75; Aline Goodlett Walls, 78.

15 years ago, 1997
Shelby County FFA chapters took top state honors. Winners in horse judging were (from left) Tanya Barnett, Rebecca Jackson, Amanda Jeffries and Joshua Martin; reserve awards went to dairy judge team members Brandon Sowder, Ryan Wonderlich, Kortney Wonderlich and John Mark Miller, and the landscape/nursery judging team, Missy King, Cori Grubbs and Marjorie Satterly....A 160-acre tract on the west side of Mount Eden Road was considered by developers as an ideal site a year ago for an outdoor amphitheater; it was denied. Now, Doug Thurman got the OK to develop 100 acres of the former site of Lake Sod Farm for single-family homes and apartments....Shelby County victims of this spring's flood were to receive an additional $12,048.56....Kilen Gray turned in his resignation as human resources/community coordinator of Shelby County Public Schools....Master Sgt. Gerald “Top” Lyons was named the Marine Corps' Junior ROTC National Coach of the Year by USA Shooting, the top governing body for competitive shooting in the country....Roll Forming Corporation was named as Supplier of the Year by manufacturer Herman Miller Inc....Shelbyville received a President's Award of Excellence from the Kentucky League of Cities....Approximately 100 people toured the new Shelby County Detention Center on Snow Hill, which was open to inmates after the weekend....City Fire Chief Mike Rodgers retired after 24 years with the city department. He had been captain since January 1984....Births: Salvator Vincent and Farouk Vincent Migliore; Spencer Blake Shouse, Dylan Thomas Rogers, Andrea Lynne Ketcham, Joshua Taylor LeCompte, Mary Elizabeth Ridgway....I'm one: Katelyn Hope Dunsmore, Samuel Cole Ruble, Alexander Joseph Slucher, Bryson Alan Stoops, Dakota Tingle, Katie and Morgan Maddox....Deaths: Lorenzo Bazan,104; Lloyd Estill Winkler, 63; Evelyn Lorraine Brooks, 70; Ruben Dale "Bud" Henry, 71; Charles T. Hall, 74; Howard Thompson "Tommy" Wheeler, 53; Cecil Payton, 87; William J. Williams, 77; Alwyn Miller, 87; Mary Riordan Wilkerson, 81; Kathryne Parkhurst Wright, 93.

25 years ago, 1987
Nita's Liquor, at 313 Washington St., opened late last month as a retail package liquor and beer store. Mark Taylor and Ron Cox are managers....A "higher than normal level of chlorine" went into the water system, plus some algae was the answer by the Shelbyville Water and Sewer Commission to approximately 800 calls complaining about the taste of the water....A 42-year-old man accused of armed robbery at the Waddy Post Office this spring was arrested in Florida in an unrelated charge....Holli Bradford had racked in award after award but none quite like what was bestowed on her when she was named 1988 Junior Miss out of 11 competitors....Boy Scout Troop 164, Centenary United Methodist Church, made its first trip out of the country with a Canada outing....The Kentucky Treadlers, a Shelby County sheep to shawl team, won first place at the Kentucky State Fair for the second year in a row....O.J. "Skip" Jennings resigned as Scout leader after 18 years. 21 young men have gone through the Eagle Scouts ceremony because of Jennings' direction of the Shelby Christian Troop 270....Jeffrey Armstrong, 1979 graduate of Shelby County High School and a 1983 U.S. Naval Academy graduate, is damage control officer aboard the frigate USS Jarrett, stationed in the Persian Gulf....The Biagi Company, 541 Main St. in Shelbyville, earned the distinction of "Gold Ring Dealer" from Whirlpool Corporation....Barnie Mack of Shelbyville opened a heating, air conditioning and electrical service, which he had been operating from his home....Birth: Avery Shane Murphy....Adam Grant Harley, 2-year-old son of Melvin and Elizabeth Hood Harley, died. at Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville. Wal-Mart, which has raised money all along, picked up the expense of the funeral. Adam had been diagnosed with leukemia a year earlier....Other deaths: Marie Kirke Hedges, 46; James T. “Jim” Rogers Sr., 43; Ollie James McAllister, 72; Claud Boitnott, 77; Lorena Mahuron Kyser, 70; Barbara Walters Cazedessus; Landon Goins, 67; Seth Conway (Doc) Jones, 77.

40 years ago, 1972
Shelby County had three semifinalists in the National Merit Scholar program. The SCHS seniors were Wesley E. Watson, Sandra L. Roberts and Stephen R. Price....Forty-four units of FHA housing units will shortly become available to local residents. A new town-house apartment project called "Shelby Hall" is located behind the Municipal Housing project west of town and will be rented to persons and families of moderate income....Rhonda Purnell received a kiss from Principal Bruce Sweeney as she was crowned Shelby County Homecoming queen....Birth: James Michael Baker....Winn-Dixie grocery list: ground beef, 5-pound package $3.49; smoked hams, pound 59 cents; New York strips, pound 99 cents; Astor coffee, 1 pound can, 69 cents; Hellmann's mayonnaise, quart jar 59 cents; Deep South mayonnaise, quart jar 39 cents; big roll Bounty towels, three for $1; Morton 20-ounce pumpkin pie, three for $1; fresh bag oranges, 5-pound bag 59 cents....Nelson Stallard was shot and killed at the Sanders Cafe on Bradshaw Street....Other deaths: Ethel Hardin, 68; Minnie Huff Gaines, 77; Minnie L. Williams, 76; Rev. Jack Martin Ervin, 61; Thelma Jean Houchin, 47; Georgia Hedges Baker, 80; Evelyn Landers Burk, 44; Grover C. Perry, 87; J.C. Walker, 55.

55 years ago, 1957
Lloyd Pollard
was presented with a plaque as a token of more than 25 years with Shelby County Trust & Banking Company, which represented the Continental Insurance Company....Simpsonville's FFA dairy judging team captured a silver emblem rating at the national judging contest in Waterloo, Iowa....Shelbyville's band magazine drive collected $1,234.17. Their goal was $3,500 to be used to pay for uniforms purchased for next year....Stanley Greenwall, Bobby Hundley, Bruce Ruble, Bobby Hill and Kenneth Rice were the five "beauties" modeling the latest during a lively fashion show at Waddy's senior show....Carolyn Nethery, 20, of Mount Eden was the winner of a $50 savings bond in the WHAS Radio contest to guess the final amount shown on the Crusade for Children toteboard....Jane Connell was pledged to Chi Omega social sorority at the University of Kentucky....Darrell Wilson entered eight Ayrshires at the Kentucky State Fair. In the FFA division he had seven blues and one red and won the FFA Showmanship Award in the Ayrshire breed. His 3-year-old cow was senior and Grand Champion, and he had a blue on his 2-year-old and on his 4-year-old....J.L. Coots, well-known farmer and auctioneer, was elected president of the Shelby County Fair. He succeeded Ray P. Weller, who had served as president for 6 years....Births: Lee Cosby Brown, Fred G. Catlett, Bethann Lewis....Serving our country: Marine Pfc. John William Chatmond took part in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization exercise "Deepwater," with the Reinforced 1st Battalion of the 6th Marine Regiment....Deaths: Elisha Ford Bryant, 83; Dicie A. Carrithers; John Taylor White, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Doss White; John D. Tinsley, 74; David Bruce Puckett, 9-year-old son of Martha Summers Taylor; Hubert Pulliam, 62; Addie Martin; Maggie Brawner Moore; Lissie Hundley Hardesty; Emma Miller.

60 years ago, 1952
Five new cases of polio brought the total of cases to 44....Martin Deim Jr. and Jimmie Lee were on Centre College football team....New 7th Street bridge opened. The bridge, 152 feet in length, with a 40-foot roadway and two 5-foot sidewalks, cost $118,381.

70 years ago, 1942
Wilbur P. Frey, manager of the Shelby Theatre, was called to Indiana for technical work in several motion picture houses. During his absence of about 5 weeks, Thomas Morse of Indianapolis, and a former manager of the local theater, was acting manager....E.J. Cline was elected president of the Shelby County A&M Association. Other officers were J.H. Snyder, vice president; F.E. Ballard, treasurer; and T.R. Webber, secretary. Directors were O.R. Harrod, F.D. Robertson, Stanley Smith, T.L. Clore, W.P. Johnson, George Harrington, B.P. Eddie, R.J. Shipman, E.H. Rothchild, H.O. Moxley and Lester Gibbs....Installation of new officers for the O.E.S. Chapter was held at the Masonic Hall. Eula Merritt was worthy matron and Della Hamilton was the worthy patron. Associate Matron and Patron were Lillian Lavengood and Clell Upton....Mrs. J.M. Arvin began her new duties as head of the woman's ready-to-wear department at Ruben's....Dr. George T. Shirley of Taylorsville, came to Shelbyville and opened offices at 519 Main St. for the practice of optometry....Serving our country: William P. Gill was promoted to the rank of corporal in the Veterinary Detachment, Remount Depot, Front Royal, Va....Deaths: W. Ward Stevenson, 75; Clara Sanders, 80; Rev. Lawrence Daniel Stucker, 72.

80 years ago, 1932
Birth: Raymond Watkins Jr....Deaths: infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Strang; Hugh Brewer Newton, 23-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Hartwell B. Newton; Grace Lynn Gruber.

85 years ago, 1927
Fielding Ballard was mayor-pro tem of Shelbyville while Mayor C.P. Hall was out of town for a short time....Lincoln Institute began its 16th year of work with Rev. B.E. Robinson as principal. Laura Bates of Kenosha, Wis., who for 17 years was a missionary to Africa, was secured as matron....Grade-school teachers were A.L. Thompson, principal; Misses Middleton, Nunnelly, Ratta, Harbison, O'Neal, Sampson, Martin, Brown, Kirk, Heyd, Vaughan, Bell and Lambert, Mrs. Sleadd and Mrs. Foust....James D. Radcliffe, prominent farmer from Cropper, died from injuries he received when an L&N freight train crashed into his automobile west of Christiansburg.

90 years ago, 1922
The city schools opened with an enrollment of 208 pupils in the high school and 420 in the graded school....A feed barn on Louis Smith's farm, 3.5 miles north of Shelbyville, burned with the contents of 8t tons of hay, 80 barrels of corn and 75 hens. The loss was placed at $3,500....The Kentucky Warehouse Company purchased the Turner Tobacco Warehouse, 904-906 West Main Street of Louisville. Chester Turner of Shelbyville was manager and continued so under the new ownership....Deaths: M.R. Walters.

95 years ago, 1917
Harry H. Sagaser's farm of 277 acres at Logan Station was sold by Guy Downs, manager of the real estate department of Hart Wallace & Co., to Allen Davis of Christiansburg for $31,000....The supply of water in the reservoir at the water and light plant was low, and the company ceased supplying the railroads with water....Science Hill School began its 93rd year with an enrollment of 125, 37 of whom were house pupils....Deaths: W.R. Perman; Maggie Christopher.