Looking Back: September 4, 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

KEES, the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship, would give Kentucky students money if they attend college, a technical school or another post-secondary institution in the state. Funded by the Kentucky Lottery, it awards students college money when they earn a 2.5 grade-point average or higher during any of their high school years....Members of the youth soccer team that won the 4-on-4 soccer tournament in Oldham County were Trey Bailey, Braden Cresap, Sawyer Abshire, Taylor Shaver and John Hunter....Births: Taylor Madison Bardin, Grant Xavier Fehribach, Robert Sims Alexander, Cameron Lee Chambers, Dale Jarrett Morgan, Ebony Montrece Norton, Brian Scott Watson Jr....We're one: Logan Andrew Duncan, Kable Lane Reed, Austin Dean Colvin....Deaths: James Francis Donovan, 75; Vivian Shelburne Lutz, 77; Margaret Taylor Spencer, 80; Alma Lucille King Tinsley, 78; Louis Johnson "L.J." Osborne, 68; Abie E. Ricketts, 85; Donald K. Spies, 59.


15 years ago, 1994

Mount Moriah Baptist Church celebrated 175 years of service, with members dressed in old-fashioned clothing and some driving to church in horse-and-buggies....The first time Ed McMahon would say "Shelbyville, Kentucky" on national television would be when he introduced Kurtis Kinderman of Shelbyville and Maggie Peake of Jefferson County, both 6-years-old, on the television program "Star Search" in January....Bagdad Baptist Church began ministry for children with every Sunday School classroom having a daycare class in it. This was the only one of its kind in the eastern half of the county....Judy Wright and Ronnie Barrickman were named school bus drivers of the year....Soon locals wouldn't have to drive very far to make a "run for the border." Work began on Hi-Point Shopping Center on a Taco Bell restaurant....Births: Christopher Jacob Blackburn, Robert Stanley Phillips, Alan Michael Straub, Logan Joel Bailey, Megan Danielle Goins, Karissa Margaret Clark, William Everett Hundley.... I'm one: Brandon Michael Warford....Deaths: Betty Jane Gillespie Allen, 53; Raymond Hockensmith, 78; George Roe Campbell, 83; Orva Wayne, 89; Mary Lea Case, 82; Mary Jane Cassidy Willhoite, 56; William Thomas Mathis, 85; Cecil Richard Morgan Sr., 82.


25 years ago, 1984

Laronda Baker, 16, was named the 1984 Miss Black Shelby County at the fifth annual pageant....Among the winners of the ladies' club golf championship were Carolyn Kinsolving, winner, first flight; Nancy Baker, winner, second flight; Donna Roman, winner, third flight; Jeri Johnson, winner, championship flight; Clara Sutherland, runner-up championship flight; and Joanna Miller, runner-up, consolation flight....For the first time since 1975, the Shelby County Rockets, had an opportunity to start the football season with a 3-0 record....Work began on a new miniature golf course at Clear Creek Park, next to a new driving range, both scheduled to open next spring....Laser beams would soon be shooting through Shelbyville, but it was nothing to be alarmed about. The laser beams would carry telephone messages through minute optical glass fibers in new cables South Central Bell were stringing between Frankfort and Louisville....Birth: Laura Marie Smith....Deaths: Wilma Marie Lefler, 54; Hazel White Tingle, 75; Myrtle Cammack Parrott, 80; Artie Boone, 80; Norvin Fitzgerald, 67; Christine Casey Nation, 83; Wilma Adams Lefler, 54.


40 years ago, 1969

Sales star of the week was Valendia, Kuhn's Variety Store employee....Another Shelby County home was broken into over the long Labor Day weekend and approximately $3,000-4,000 of personal property was taken. Bill Catlett of Benson road returned home to broken windows and cut screens....Miss Kathy Howser was crowned queen during the Annual Waddy Parade and Picnic. Donna Simpson was first runner-up and Beverly Murray was second runner-up.... Serving our country: Specialist Five Charles D. Adwell received the Army Commendation Medal while serving with the 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile) in Vietnam....Roy M. McMullan, 76, a prominent resident of Shelbyville, died at the King's Daughters Hospital....Other deaths: Verna Jennings Robertson, 79; Alvie P. Roberts, 78; Isaac Clarence Wilburn, 85.


55 years ago, 1954

James Finney, owner and operator of Finney Food market at the corner of Fourth and Main streets, purchased the entire stock of the Dinkler Grocery Store and moved it to his place of business....Bill Moore won top honors in the monthly club archery tournament with a score of 205 points for 28 targets....The entire city enrollment of 1,269 was broken down as elementary, 630, high school 441, African-Americans 198 - slightly below last year's count....Births: Janet Elaine Perkins....A/2c Kenneth P. Conn was stationed in San Francisco before leaving for Formosa. He attended the Shelbyville Schools....George F. Pigg received a promotion to Corporal. He was a personnel specialist with the 82nd Recon. Battalian in Germany....Robert L. Bullitt, boilerman third class, USN, was aboard the heavy cruiser USS Baltimore on its third Mediterranean cruise with the U.S. Sixth Fleet....Pfc. Elmo Pulliam, serving in Korea with the Medical Detachment, 24th Division Artillery, was promoted to the rank of Corporal....T/Sgt. Robert Baldwin arrived home after three years stay in Manston, England with the Air Forces, where he was flight chief in technical courses....Deaths: Elizabeth (Lizzie) Arene Baskett, 78, sister of Thomas J. Stratton; Ezra Kevin Satterwhite, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Calvin Satterwhite; G.C. Cook, 29, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Cook of Mount Eden; Mrs. H.B. Scrivner, aunt of Mrs. Phil McMullan.


60 years ago, 1949

Nancy Wilson arrived home after spending 15 months on Guam as secretary to the supply officer in the Squadron Headquarters of the 20th division Air Force....It was estimated that only about 15 percent of the burley tobacco crop in Shelby County was housed because of the drought. The late crop was expected to be better than the early tobacco....Alice Mae Poe was awarded a National Methodist Scholarship by the Board of Education of the Methodist Church....Birth: David Lee Marshall....Deaths: Mary Pierre Green, 59, sister of Mrs. J.E. Burchfield at Graefenburg; Laura Howerton Driess, wife of Oscar M. Driess; Dr. Irvin Abell, 72, world-renowned Louisville surgeon; William C. Durham, 79, cousin of Mrs. Russell Bohannon; William C. Durham, 79; Edwin G. Yates Jr., 2-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin G. Yates; George Thomas Bryant, 68, husband of Mabel Drury Bryant; John William Woods, 81, retired farmer and well known in Shelby County.


70 years ago, 1939

It was mandatory that children who would attend schools in Shelby County must be vaccinated against smallpox before their enrollment would be accepted....Paul F. Schmidt won the Shelbyville golf club handicap tournament by defeating B.C. Coffman, 2 and 1, in a match that was hard-fought over 53 holes of play....Birth: Prentice Kinser III....Deaths: Katie Williams Raymond, 73, wife of Joseph E. Raymond; Ona Belle Snider, 48, wife of Walter M. Snider.


75 years ago, 1934

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Allen Wilson were receiving congratulations upon the birth of a son, Paul Allen Jr., at their home on Smithfield Road....John W. Milmoth, Confederate veteran, 96, oldest resident of the county, died at his home on East Main Street....Garland Oldham Young of Bagdad died at King's Daughters Hospital....Gertrude Hazelwood, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Shelby Hazelwood of Finchville, was fatally injured in an automobile accident on U.S. Hwy. 52.


90 years ago, 1919

J.P. Taylor and Company bought of Allen M. Bond, a lot on Eleventh Street upon which they were to build a tobacco warehouse, with a capacity of 2,000 hogsheads....Harry N. Lockridge sold his residence at Second and Washington Streets to Samuel H. Brown for $4,000. Brown sold his home on Third Street to W.G. Morford for $5,000....S.B. Skinner and Paul W. Long purchased the Henry Harris residence at Fourth and Main streets for $3,500....Katherine Reeves accepted a position as assistant bookkeeper at the Bank of Shelbyville....George Cardwell, 63, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Robert Magruder at Clay Village....L.H. Pryor, 75, father of Dr. George H. Pryor, died near Lexington....Effie White, daughter of Mrs. W.H. White, died after a long illness.


95 years ago, 1914

Dr. H.H. Carter resumed his practice in Shelbyville....Miller Brothers received from Joseph D. Hall, a contract for the erection of a two-story frame residence on a lot on Main, near 10th....Samantha Harrison, 65, widow of John Harrison, died at her home in Mount Eden....Frances Harlow, 74, wife of E.J. Harlow, died at her home near Bagdad....Katherine Shelby Todd, daughter of the late Captain Thos. Todd, died at her home in the county....Harry McConnell, son of James McConnell of Clayvillage, died in Louisville.