Looking Back: September 24, 2010

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1920: Science Hill began its 96th year of school

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

Cara Sloane Jacobi was chosen as the Shelby County 2001 Junior Miss. Laura Wills was first runner-up, Lindsey Ballard won the overall scholastic award and Rachel Watts won for poise....Jon Way was the overall high point beef judging individual at the Kentucky State Fair FFA competition....The Kroger Company was named "Grocery Distributor of the year" by America's Second Harvest, the nation's largest domestic hunger relief organization....Angie Cherry moved her children's clothing shop, the Cherry Blossom, from Midland Trail to the Hi-Point Business Center on Boone Station Road....Births: Rian Walker Gaines, Sean Douglas Lear, Hallie Elizabeth Potts....Deaths: Frank Henry Coombs Sr., 75; Bernice Keener Jones, 90; Frances Miller Stallard, 93; Clarence T. Smith, 74; Opal Caudill Day, 80; Oma Whitehouse Nethery, 89; James R. "Kayo Petitt" Warren, 80; William Scott Haydon, 53; Thomas Ray "T.R." Howard, 57.


15 years ago, 1995

Kentucky Life, with host Courier-Journal columnist and Shelbyville resident Byron Crawford, premiered on KET. The new series celebrates the commonwealth's unique people, places and ideas....The National Association of Towns and Townships (NATaT) selected County Clerk Sue Carole Perry for a $1,500 Wal-Mart Economic Development Grant. Her American Hometown Leadership Award recognized "outstanding civic accomplishments" by those who serve on a local government's elected board, council or advisory committee. She was chosen as a nominee by Wal-Mart customers....Wakefield-Scearce Galleries announced the Mark Smith had joined the organization as sales and operating manager....Sharon Poole, Myssi Goldsmith and Pamela Hall Glover, with Salon 722, earned second place in the Total Evening Makeover in the National Hairdressers and Cosmetologists Association competition held in Louisville....Simpsonville Lions Club presented John Frazier with the Bruce Sweeney Outstanding Citizen Award....Births: Tymon Jamerius Brown Jr., Brooke Elizabeth Green, Seth Frederick Heinss, DeShaun Anthony Johnson, Adam Seth Miles, Melissa Deann Ramirez Morales....I'm one: Alan Michael Straub, Joshua Robert Rice....Deaths: Rachel Lee Dawson Biagi, 72; Glen "Butch" Allen Hawkins, 44; Roy S. Culver, 93; Della Driskell Howser, 91; Gladys S. Batts; Garland Davis Lisby, 55; Mildred Frances Wooten, 71; Effie Frances Hedges Taylor, 93; Lillian Kesler Ritchie, 82.


25 years ago, 1985

A former Kentucky racing commissioner and Louisville man once again considered plans for a thoroughbred training center in Shelby County. Gene Friedberg, the former commissioner, and Ted Isaacs of Louisville considered building the center on property near the I-64 and KY 53 interchange....The Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission decided that mobile homes could continue to be replaced in a Simpsonville trailer court owned by Fulton Smith....Students from the Diane Moore Dance Academy of Jeffersontown and Shelbyville, brought home many awards from the Regency Talent National Competition at St. Louis, Mo., during the summer, after winning preliminary contests in Louisville, Lexington and Cincinnati throughout the year....Brent Aldridge and Darrell Anthony (Tony) Aldridge, both seniors at Shelby County High School, were named to Who's Who Among American High School Students, 1984-85....Sara Ann Druin, 9-year-old granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Green, participated in the National Miss Pre-Teen Pageant....The first month in American has been an interesting one for four exchange students attending Shelby County High School. They are Charlotta Persson from Sweden, Alexander Hugenberg of West Germany, Claus Hoyer of Norway and Aly Bedeir of Egypt....Bill Henry was elected as new director for burley cooperative from Shelby County. The post had been held by Logan Brown for 40 years and became vacant when he died in June....Village Plaza shopping center on U.S. 60 West sponsored a consignment auction....Tom Hardesty was affiliated with W.A. Smith Realty....Frances Florence retired as secretary from Western District Redrying and Storage after 30 years of work....Willie Willard joined the staff at Brinkhaus as sales representative....The Shelbyville Historic District Commissioner voted to allow Shannon Funeral Home to make an addition to its West Main Street building....Joan Goode joined The Sentinel-News staff as an advertising representative....Anita R. Kotheimer M.D. joined the network of participating specialist physicians and Independence Health Plan of Kentucky....Births: Abby Leigh Druin, Lawrence Michael Marsee...Deaths: Geneva Stucker Whitehouse, 89; Laura Coleman Hagan; Alberta Riester Yancey, 92; Marie K. Spencer, 82; George William Lewis, 66.


40 years ago, 1970

Sgt. Charles M. (Chucky) Radcliff was wounded and is on the seriously ill list while on combat operation when the area came under attack by a hostile force in Vietnam....Roy Lyons and Bob Giltner of Shelby County High School; and Larry Tinsley, Steve Harris, Ricky Wade and Jack McCarty of Shelbyville High School were named football players of the week....Mark Ballard, Shelbyville High School, has been named semifinalist in the 1970-71 National Merit Scholarship program....Serving our country: Spec. 4 Jerry G. Wayne, formerly of Shelby County, received his third award of the Army Commendation Medal during ceremonies near Cu Chi, Vietnam....Pfc. William "Ricky" Reed left to go to Camron Bay, Vietnam. He earned an E-2 stripe after basic and Pfc. after A.I.T....Michael A. Glowatch was promoted to Army captain while serving with the U.S. Army Depot near Da Nang, Vietnam....Deaths: Henry Everett Ritchey, 78; Helen Bullock Gaines, 41; Earl Plato Callis, 79; Katie Ryan; Roger A. Cardwell.


55 years ago, 1955

Work on Seventh Street was postponed because of the critical shortage of cement in this section of the country The Shelbyville Business and Professional Women's Club honored Mary Louise Foust with the Business-Woman-Of-The-Week award....The total enrollment for Shelby County schools was 2,509....Craig Schmidt and Robert Matthews Jr. defeated Bobby Burk and Bill Shannon, 6-0, 6-3, 6-0, to win the Men's Doubles Tennis Championship of Shelby County....Brothers Oren and Linn Henderson prominent livestock breeders of Shelby County, were given an ovation in the livestock coliseum at the Kentucky State Fair honoring them as master breeders and exhibitors of livestock at the fair for 50 years....Birth: Thomas Ireland Wills....Hazel Godbey, 38, and her daughter, Connie, 8, and son, Robert, 10 were killed in an automobile accident....Other deaths: Mary Frances Tindall Callis, 66; D.W. Rudolph, 85; Josie Hurley Connell; Elmer Brown, 81; Sallie Bird Crawford; Mayme Frances Figg Smith; Myrtle Frances Hammond Markwell, 51; Rev. T.C. Thompson, 47.


60 years ago, 1950

The Kiwanis Club gave a picture show party in observance of National Kids Day at the Shelby Theatre. The party was attended by 800 children from Shelbyville and Shelby County who enjoyed the western movie and cartoon feature....Louise Watts, 14, who left Shelbyville by bus of the previous week had not been heard from since. Local police as well as Louisville authorities were notified....Completion of remodeling at the Shelbyville A&P store was completed and an open house was planned for the first week in October....Mac Durrett's cow, White Height's Dolly Ringmaster, won first in the 4-H Club cow class at the State Fair. She was senior and grand champion of the 4-H Club division. Mac also won second in showmanship in the state...Zola Choate purchased Andriot's Boys Shop on Sixth Street and planned to continue the operation of the shop under the firm name Choate's Children's Shop....The Barnett Agency sold the Herbert Perry home in Middleton Heights at auction to Mr. S.V. Greenwell for $8,200. Also sold at auction was the T.D. Hedden Estate containing 104 acres, which was located on KY 53 about one mile west of Mount Eden, to T.C. Huffman for $24,200....Louis Payne, outstanding Duroc breeder of Shelby County, had the best hog any breed at the Kentucky State Fair....Messrs. J. Hayden Igleheart and W. Boyd Roe purchased Science Hill Inn and lot on Washington Street from Mr. and Mrs. W. Lindsay Logan....Mrs. Everett Hall and Mrs. Callaway Bright, co-chairwomen of Shelby County Blood Program reported the donation of 110 volunteers giving a total of 104 pints for the day....Glenn E. Wills of Finchville was appointed as bursar-recorder and instructor in accounting at the University of Kentucky Northern Extension Center, Covington....Carl Terrell, owner of the farm on which the body of Wanda Lee Hughes was found Sept. 11 planned to erect a marker on the site of the shallow grave where the body was discovered....Edward Kerr, 13, and Jack Coots, 15, took prize animals to Iowa to compete in the national contest....Birth: Anne Nicholas Rogers....Deaths: George Bernice Armstrong, 34; Augustus Lea Whitman, 61; Sarah Blackburn Tinsley; Amanda Kirtley, 74; William David Truax, 79; Hall Ash McGee, 77; Martha J. Burnett; Rev. George E. Roberts.


70 years ago, 1940

Ray Edwin Duncan was the new manager of the Goodyear Tire Store located across the street from the Shelby Sentinel....Bird's Jersey Dairy of Cropper was awarded first place with a score of 92 points and $15 in prize money on a can of cream entered in the dairy products division at the Kentucky State Fair....Deaths: Lillie Gibbs McGaughey, 84; Javen Miles, 79; Robert Lee Harrison, 77; William J. Gurlitz, 88.


85 years ago, 1925

William C. Neel, 69, died at his home near La Grange....Frank Duff, 79, died at his home, south of town of heart trouble....News reached here of the death of Joseph Shipman at his home in Birmingham, Ala. He was 81 years of age and a native of Shelby County....Margaret Edward Marshall, 90, widow of W.B. Marshall, formerly of Shelbyville, died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed C. Blumer in Seymour, Ind.


90 years ago, 1920

Science Hill began its 96th year of school work when the opening address was delivered by the Rev. O.J. Chandler of Asheville, N.C....William McAllister was killed in Dayton, Ohio. He was in an automobile and was crossing the track when a fast train struck his auto...Other deaths: Nannie May, wife of A.A. Brooks; William H. Boyle, 76;


95 years ago, 1915

Undulata Stock Farm exhibited at the Anderson County Fair in 10 horse rings, taking seven first-place prizes and three seconds....Mrs. A.W. Dubourg was ill of typhoid fever at King's Daughter's Hospital....The County Board of Education accepted the plans and specifications of Henry Cheek for Finchville High School. It was to be of brick veneer with auditorium, five class rooms on ground and recreation rooms in basement. The contract was let for $6,500....Misses Cornelia and Alice Sullivan won first prize at the fair for the best display of growing plants.