Looking Back: September 17, 2010

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1950: Clay Village Baptist members break ground for new church building

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, 2000

Dozens of tobacco workers were hit with nicotine poisoning, also called green tobacco sickness (GTS)....Sean Chandler of Bagdad was the winner of the Shelby County Community Foundation's contest among art students at East and West middle schools to offer ideas for a new logo for the foundation....During Labor Day weekend, the United Soccer Club 87 boys team won the U-14 bracket of the Dayco Invitational in Dayton, Ohio. Local boys competing on the team were Alex Green, Shane Henshaw and John Hinkle....Old Stone Inn was named an historic site and Sept. 2 was proclaimed Old Stone Inn Historic day....The Dean Burk Real Estate Auction Co. of Shelbyville merged with the auction firm of H. Barry Smith LLC, owned by Barry Smith and Jimmy Willard of Shelbyville....Births: Kirsten Leigh Brown, Sarah Louise Murphy, Gloria Abagail Urbina Delgado, Evan Dylan Scearce....Serving our country: 1st Lt. Richard L. Quire, with Sabre Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment from Ft. Carson, Colo., was on the Sava River, the border between Bosnia and Croatia and would finish his peacekeeping tour in late September....Deaths: Bill Hedges, 66; Mary Helen Dees Sanford, 77; Ralph Gravett, 81; Elsie Lutz, 97; Phillip Lee Cook, 45; Jay J. Becker, 81; John Blane "J.B." Walls, 80; Martha "Marty" Goodin, 73; Alvin Gurthrie "A.G." Johnson, 82; Nadine Blair, 90.


15 years ago, 1995

In a public meeting, Shelbyville City Council members and others talked openly about the Wal-Mart Supercenter proposed for a 10-acre lot on KY 55 South. The new store would more than double in size, from 60,136 square feet to 149,710 square feet....Sheriff's deputies, state troopers and city police hunted suspects who allegedly sold drugs to undercover agents with the Shelby County sheriff's office; rounding up seven on drug charges....Kerri Richardson was crowned as the 1995 Shelby County Junior Miss. Gentry Frances Easley was first runner-up, and second runner-up was Kacey Denise Thompson....Phylliss Smith retired after 23 years of teaching at Simpsonville Elementary....The Life After Breast Cancer Support Group celebrated its first anniversary....Clay Street Baptist Church dedicated a kitchen annex in honor of Juanita Dale for her many contributions....Simpsonville celebrated Susan Fields day in her honor for her work and devotion as an outstanding citizen. She taught at the old Simpsonville school for 31 years....The fountain, located in the park across from Centenary United Methodist Church, marked its 100th birthday....Shelby County's booth at the Kentucky State Fair won the Best Display award for the second consecutive year....Dr. Jeff W. King had a new business he could really get his teeth into -- Shelby Dental....Births: Abbey Kirsten Aldridge, Donald Lee Bell III, Destinee Tierra Crowder, Rebekah Grace Garrett, Abigail Marie Munsterman....I'm one: Hunter Hughes, Kaelin Adam Reed....Deaths: Kathryn Glenn Kaltenbacher Burns, 92; Jess Downey, 89; Roy E. Fraker, 60; Lizzie Mae Hedges, 78; Elizabeth Morris Smith, 76; Susie Jane Greer Montgomery, 85; Anna Marie Yount, 79; Atha Redmon Tindle, 76; Garland Davis Lisby, 55.


25 years ago, 1985

About $700,000 to be used for low-interest home mortgages would be available for first-time homebuyers in Shelby County next month. The Jefferson County Fiscal Court accepted a bid on a $52 million bond sale to be used for home mortgages in Shelby, Bullitt and Jefferson counties and 50 other counties....Two horses trained at Shelby County farms took top honors in what was considered the Kentucky Derby of horse shows. Imperator, trained by Don Harris, took the World Grand Championship 5ive-Gaited Stake at the Kentucky State Fair for the third time. Phoenix S.M., owned by Charles D. Smith, took reserve honors at the show....Lightning came through the electrical lines and knocked out the phones, two-way radio and all the equipment at Huber Tire Company on U.S. 60 West....1st Lt. Jay R. Hancock of Shelbyville was the new commander of the Georgetown unit of the 100th Army Reserve Division....In an effort to garner support for the utility tax on the November ballot, the Shelby County Board of Education modified its 5-year working plan. The original plan called for the consolidation of Cropper and Bagdad elementaries by building a new school midpoint of those sites in spring 1988. The decision altered the plans, which would allow the schools to remain open for at least the next five to eight years....The Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission approved a request to rezone about 100 acres of land for a light industrial park near Midland Center off U.S. 60 West....Winners in The Sentinel-News' taste-off were Beulah Heise, Carol Stine, Alan McLaughlin, Janice Runner and Barbara Rosenman....Becky Dawsman of Louisville and Terry Boesing from New Albany, Ind., both drive to Shelbyville every Monday and Wednesday to provide therapy for children with speech/language and hearing disorders....Shelby County Lady Rocket cross country runner Carla Aldridge captured sixth place in the girls' junior varsity meet at the Shelby County Invitational....United Way kicked off its fund-raising campaign, hoping to net $64,000....Bill and LaVerne Catlett worked for two weeks and up until 3 a.m. putting final touches on their new restaurant, Country Cupboard....Mindi McGinnis, Christy Kephart and Staci Roberts, members of the Diane Moore Dance Academy, brought home many awards from the Regency Talent National Competition at St. Louis....Brent Aldridge and Darrell Anthony (Tony) Aldridge, seniors at Shelby County High School, have been named to Who's Who Among American High School Students, 1985-85....Deaths: William Clayton Miles, 71; Ida Kelley Cox, 89; Laura Coleman Hagan, 83.


40 years ago, 1970

David Walker and Johnny Greenwell of Shelbyville High School, and Danny Pyles and Ralph Quincy of Shelby County High School have been named as football players of the week....After 30 years in the jewelry business, Mark Scearce has decided to sell his jewelry business in order to devote more time to other business interests....Betty Jean Chatham will be leaving for a tour of Africa to present concerts in Nairoba, Kenya and other areas, sponsored by the Foreign Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, Richmond, Va....After 42 years as a school teacher, Mrs. Roy Filson has retired to her Henry County home. She taught at Cropper for 41 years.... Births: Patrick Hostetter Clem, Robert Corlew Owen Jr....Serving our country: Army Spec. 4 Larry S. Barnett received the Bronze Star Medal during ceremonies in Vietnam for distinguishing himself through meritorious service in connection with military operations against hostile forces in Vietnam....Pfc. First Class Jerry M. King was on a tour of 12 months in Vietnam as a helicopter mechanic....Deaths: Lula Hazelwood Batch, 64; L. Roma Young, 78; Bernard D. Kaltenbacher, 79; Katheryne Barnes Phillips, 65; Dora Snider Nethery, 77; Mrs. W.E. Collier; Ellen Louise Reed Riester, 66.


55 years ago, 1955

Bill Chenault and Auldon Edwards were winners in golf tournament....Adelaide (Lady) Henninger, bookkeeper at Mark Scearce Jewelers, resigned her position to enter college....Rev. A.G. Stone, for the past five years pastor of Trinity Temple Methodist Church, Louisville, was appointed superintendent of the Louisville West District. He was the former pastor of the Olive Branch, Clayvillage and Rockbridge Methodist churches and a resident of Shelbyville....Velvola Chimes, road mare belonging to J.R. Jennings, has captured a trophy - a silver pitcher - and 58 ribbons at shows throughout the state and in Cincinnati....Wally Masters was picked as the best showman exhibiting Ayrshires. He then showed against best showmen exhibiting Holsteins, Jerseys, Guernseys and Brown Swiss....Thieves pulled bars from the basement window of Bryant-Ratcliffe Company to gain entrance to Andriot's Men's Shop on Main Street, from which they took $200 hidden in a shoe box....Mrs. C.W. Shipman has been named a member of the national Family Test Group of Farm Journal magazine....Leonard Snider carried off top honors in the open Burley class at the State Fair....Serving our country: Kenneth Crump, who was stationed in French Morocco, Africa with the Air Force, was promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant....Deaths: Minnie McClain Eggen, 88; Ervin F. Snider, 67; Anna L. Long, 79; Zella Watkins O'Nan, 66; Elmer Thomas Hedgespeth, 53; Gladys Marie Spaulding Adcock, 37; David Foree Grubbs, 70; Nellie Porter Williams, 58.


60 years ago, 1950

Sleadd and Hutchison were elected to membership in the American Aberdeen-Angus Breeders' Association at Chicago....Shelby County's booth at the State Fair won $26....Doris Scearce, a sophomore at Georgetown College, was elected president of Nunnelley House for the coming year....Henderson Brothers, breeders of Holsteins, carried off high honors at the Kentucky State Fair with some of their outstanding animals....The Simpsonville FFA Chapter entered 16 head of diary cattle in exhibits at the State Fair. James Ray Cottrell and Mac Cottrell had the Grand Champion Guernsey in the FFA division, and Henry Cecil Smith had the Grand Champion Holstein....The Clay Village Baptist Church members broke ground for their new church building....W. Oscar Gibbs won the Amateur 5-Gaited Stake with Caroline's Caroline and the Under 2 Stake with Emerald Future at the Kentucky State Fair....Roy Pollett, who had been with the local A&P store for nine years, left for Georgetown, where he would take up his new duties as manager of the A&P there....Thieves entered a meat house on the Pollard Bros. farm at Cropper and carried off four hams, jowls, shoulder and other meat....Serving our country: Corp. Harold Husband who enlisted in the U.S. Army May 24, 1949, was in Korea with the 73rd heavy tank battalion....Deaths: Murray Stewart, 71; Ada R. Givens, 92; Houston Speer White, 35; William M. Ragsdale, 86; Lilly Jesse Doyle, 68.


70 years ago, 1940

Jackie Byrd of Shelbyville and Douglas Morton of Louisville stood at the head of the Louisville Junior Davis Cuppers and Junior Wightman Cuppers....Deaths: Malinda Hudson Landers, 50, wife of Will H. Landers.


75 years ago, 1935

T.M. Hall was elected a director of Shelby County Farm Loan Association to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Gilbert M. Veech, who had been elected secretary-treasurer of the loan association....John K. Todd was the chief speaker at the Third Kentucky District Bar Association at Colombia.


85 years ago, 1925

The work of the Mount Eden Turnpike was progressing nicely; 1.5 miles of the Mount Eden end and a mile of Shelbyville end had been completed and 4 miles between were graded....Nathan Owens, for the past two years superintendent of Old Masons Home, resigned. J.E. Wilhelm of Paducah, president of the board, was acting as superintendent....W.T. Young awarded the contract for the erection of a six-room bungalow on the site of his home, destroyed by fire on Midland Trail, east of Shelbyville to contractor, Thomas F. Allen....The Science Hill scholarships were awarded as follows: Mary G. Poynter scholarship to Lou Blanford Finnell; Clara M. Poynter scholarship to Mary Thomas Walker and Evelyn Ellwanger; the John and Julia A. Tevis scholarship in Elizabeth Guthrie; the Poynter Foundation scholarship to Logan VanMeter and Alice Gordon Barrickman.


90 years ago, 1920

Prof. Allen Barnett was appointed a member of the Kentucky Rhodes Scholarship Committee by Frank L. McVey, chairman of the board....George Keene sold to Charles Ellis of Eminence 100 bushels of Rudy seed wheat for $310....Col. John S. Harrington was appointed station agent for the L&N Railroad at Crescent Hill....Birth: William T. Lewis....Deaths: T.W. Burnett, 54, brother of William and James Burnett;


95 years ago, 1915

Mr. and Mrs. S.B. Moxley received congratulations upon the birth of a daughter....Congratulations were extended Mr. and Mrs. Roy Jones upon the birth of a daughter....E.C. Maddox, well-known farmer in the northern part of Shelby County, died at his home....William Long, 69, who died at his home in Daviess County, was a brother of Louis T. Long of Shelby County.