Looking back: April 11, 2014

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1989: Gas prices jump at local pumps this week; 1989: $12,000 pay raise for mayor on agenda

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, 2004

Mary Jane Newton celebrated her 102nd birthday with her family and her friends at Beehive.... Silver shovels touched a bit of dirt to turn ground for a new 10,800-square-foot Shelby County Health Department building at 11th and Henry Clay streets.... Nicole Pottinger, a fourth-grader at Simpsonville Elementary, submitted one of her poems in a young poet’s contest and was selected as one of the top 10 in her grade division.... Tina Ethington was promoted to nursing director of Emergency Services for Jewish Hospital Shelbyville…. Conner Stivers was the overall winner in the Cub Scout Pack 164 Pinewood Derby at First Presbyterian Church.... Lisa Major, OTR/L, joined the staff at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville as a licensed occupational therapist, specializing in long-term and pediatric care.... Gary Walls carded a double-eagle on the par 5 sixth at the Shelbyville County Club during the annual Icebreaker Scramble.... The JROTC National Air Rifle Championship had been going on for just two years, but there was still just one champion. The Shelby County Marine Corps JROTC rifle team defended its status as the top team.... Nathan Franklin, Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance agent, was named District 3 Agent of the Year 2003. He had been with the agency for just under four years.... The Family Activity Center offered a new program designed for children ages 9 to 13, the Kid Fit Program, offering fitness training and water aerobics.... The 2003 Shelby County United Way campaign surpassed its fundraising goal of $467,000, by raising $472,713. It was the first time since 2000 the local campaign had not fallen short....

Births: Ashton Elijah Burnett, Hannah Renee Crawford.... Deaths: Mary Rochelle McRay Hardesty, 89; Geneva Jean Herrell, 80; Monnie Rucker, 90; Elmer Lee Cornelius, 77; Charles Kenneth Miller, 75; J.C. Perry, 80; Monty W. Sparks, 43; Charles Williams, 61.

15 years ago, 1999

Dr. Jeffrey Miller, Lisa Griffith, Darlene Griffin with Miller Chiropractic office donated 66 stuffed animals to Shelby County Emergency Medical Services to be given to children who are transported to the hospital or who have parents transported. Also pictured is Tommy Sampson, EMS director.... Having a police officer at Shelby County High School – specifically one who carries a gun – makes some student feel safe. Sheriff's Deputy Scott Cavazos' appearance at the school has decreased violence on campus.... Pat Naughton was named one of the managers of the new Shelbyville Cracker Barrel restaurant.... J. Price Hanna III of Shelbyville was named a United States national award winner in science.... Mimi Ward was named mayor and planned gifts officer at the University of Kentucky Office of Development.... The dental team of Dr. Todd Mortenson and Dr. Joe Koval returned from Dental Boot Kamp in Baltimore, Md. Dentists from all over the country help facilitate the program.... Ellen Castro was the new interpreter and Latino consultant for the North Central District Health Department.... Members of the Latino community reenacted Good Friday events during the third annual Way of the Cross in downtown Shelbyville. Seven local churches participated in the story of Jesus' final hours on earth.... Eugene Bemiss retired from Kroger after 47 years of service in three different stores in Shelbyville. He began at the location on Third Street when he was 16, moved with the store to Governor’s Square store and then the current location on Boone Station Road…. Winning first-place trophies at the Region 3 Leadership Conference in Louisville were Brandie Yount, Charlie Adams, Jenny Lewis.... Joseph Burks III, a West Middle School student, was the statewide eighth-grade poster winner in the 1999 National Agriculture Day Poster/Essay Contest....

Births: Laura Beth Chandler, Courtney Tylise Wakefield, Tyler Shay Drane.... I’m one: Matthew David Dalton, Deaths: Ricky Houston Burgin, 46; James Edward Greer, 77; Vera Mae Quire, 89; James Edward Greer, 77; Shirley H. Langston, 65; Rachel Rose Patterson, infant daughter of Tony and Laurie Patterson; Frances Hisle Shipman, 98; Eric C. Peyton, 19.

25 years ago, 1989

Soil Conservation District essay and poster contest winners were (from left) Christina Kephart, second place, essay; Raegan Andriot, third place, poster; Benji Young, first place, poster; Heather Cirre, first place, essay. Not pictured were Lisa Upton, second place, poster; and Cheryl Murphy, third place, essay.... Most people were settled in front of the television when a newsbreak alerted a severe thunderstorm warning. Around 10 p.m. sirens blasted throughout Shelbyville, alerting residents of a potential tornado. Bill McClain, Disaster and Emergency Services coordinator, reported that no serious damage.... George Nichols III was appointed interim director of Central State Hospital in Louisville.... O'Connor and Raque Office Products Company opened a store and sales office on KY 55 South, across from Arby's restaurant.... The last time Sue Watts won something it was a door prize when she was nine years old. She was awarded a Jenn-Air range after her name was drawn from entries sent in from all across the country as a winner of the "Great Indoor Barbecue Sweepstakes" sponsored by Mr. Turkey... With Shelbyville growing by leaps and bounds, city council members were pondering a raise for themselves and the mayor. Members made $200 per month, Mayor Neil Hackworth proposed raising that to $500, and the mayor's salary from $1,000 to $2,000 monthly.... For the second time in four weeks, old tires were purposely set by pranksters to block roadways. It took three dump trucks, two pick-up trucks and a full crew of state highway workers to clear four roads littered with old tires... Sentinel-News Editor Duanne Puckett received Landmark Community Newspapers Inc. President's Award for Community Service.... Coleman Moffett was rewarded by United Parcel Service for completing 20 years of service with the company.... Tingle Surveying and Kerry Magan Consulting Engineer relocated their practices to 921 Washington Street, next door to the Nickel Stop.... Shelby countians had to dig a little deeper to pay for gasoline. On average, per gallon prices jumped 12 cents this week, hovering in the $1.04-$1.06 range for unleaded... Jackie Kennedy, who had been running A Touch of the Past shop on Sixth Street for three years, planned to open Main Street Antique Mall by May 1 in the old Lerman's-Lincoln stores....

Brinkhaus Buick-Pontiac-GMC Truck specials: 1989 Buick Electra Park Avenue Sedan, $19,308; 1989 Pontiac Grand AM LE Coupe, $10,965; 1989 GMC S15 Pickup Sierra Classic, $10,899.... Kroger grocery list: U.S. No. 1 size "A" Russet potatoes, 15-pound bag, $2.88; fresh fryer breast, $1.39/pound; U.S.D.A. grade A large or extra large eggs, 69 cents/dozen; ground chuck, $1.59/pound; Freezer Queen frozen meat entrees, 2-pound package, $1.79; Cottonelle bathroom tissue, four-roll pack 99 cents; regular, light or extra gold Coors beer, 12 pack cans, $4.79.... Births: Tracy Ann Norman, Ansley Brooke Seacat, Amber Morgan Weakley....Deaths: Anna Elizabeth Gaines Stangle, 63; Leora Bryant Gee, 60; Jewell Nancy Tracy Krames, 92; Vernon R. Fortner, 73; Dorothy Cochran, 71; Roy Monroe Moore, 71; Emmett Alvey, 73.

40 years ago, 1974

Mr. and Mrs. Walton Buckman retired as postmaster and clerk after 20 years of service at the Simpsonville Post Office. Bob Skillie (right) was the new manager of the post office.... Shelbyville fire departments and rescue squads were called into action for the second time in three days due to tornadoes in Jefferson, Campbellsburg and Franklin counties. Denny Searcy and his family live only about half a mile from the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church and within sight of his wife's parents where they stopped before going home. As they walked out the door to go home he said he looked out and there wasn't anything to go home to, it was all gone. A traffic accident in Frankfort prevented him and his family from arriving home before the tornado struck.... The Shelbyville girls’ tennis team opened their spring season with a win over Lexington Sayre at home. The girls, coached by Betty Matthews, downed their visitors 5-1.... The Finchville Cub Scout Pack 255 celebrated its Blue and Gold Dinner at the Finchville Baptist Church.... L.R. Papini of Revere Foil Containers announced the opening of the Shelbyville factory "Courtesy Store" located in the Industrial Park.... Mr. Hardware announced plans to open in the former Winn-Dixie location... Bob Giltner, advertising manager for the Centre college newspaper, The Cento, was awarded a first place certificate in the college newspaper contest conducted by Kentucky Intercollegiate Press Association...

Birth: Melissa Ann White…. Serving our country: Lt. Colonel William K. Hudson was promoted to his present rank at Ft. Bragg.... Deaths: John L. Hodges, 50; Ernest H. Hornback, 92; Zema Williams Stout, 86; Annie Laurie Ropke; Steven Wayne McClain, 3-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil McClain; Claire Baldwin Joseph, 72; Mattie S. Catlett.

55 years ago, 1959

Noble Van Natta, well-known resident, took the oath of office as jailer of Shelby County. He succeeded Sam Morris who resigned... A group of young men from Indonesia accompanied by H.P. Mileham, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. visited the Shelby Sentinel... William “Bill” Springmeyer, 26, was appointed manager of the local Goodyear store, succeeding Bill Ritchie, who transferred to Mansfield, Ohio, as manager…. The addition of Herbert Wentworth, Clayvillage, as farm chairman completed the organization of Ben Butler's Shelby County campaign committee.... Allen Harrod, Finchville, and graduate of Simpsonville High School, represented the southeastern portion of Kentucky in the Baptist Young Peoples speaking tournament in Bowling Green and won the event... Charles Lewis Mathis Jr. was elected president of the Kappa Alpha Order at Transylvania College in Lexington.... Ben G. Matthews was elected president of the Shelbyville Jaycees Club, succeeding Ted Igleheart….

Births: Roy Blythe Collings, Elizabeth Ellen Fuller…. Serving our country: Marine Pvt. Lonnie C. Stivers served with the 1st Battalion of the 1st Marine Regiment at Camp Pendleton, Calif. The First and Third Marine Divisions rotated between the U.S. and Okinawa every two months....Fred A. Wright, fireman apprentice, served aboard the attack aircraft carrier USS Franklin D. Roosevelt with the U.S. Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean.... Deaths: Alma Seifert Summers, 72; Rev. Horace G. Turner, 89; J.J. Evans, 95; Sam D. Armstrong, 63; Henry L. VanNatta, 70; James William Riddle, 64; Martha Ogburn Crabb, 90; Mrs. Jimmie Lou Rice Smith, 79; Bernice C. Palmer, 39; Ellis M. Sleadd, 48; Warren W. Miller, 56; Ruby Harrison Stone, 70; Elizabeth Caldwell Lincoln; James A. Cartwright; Sol Stewart; Sarah Elizabeth Housley Pryor; Ada Clements Bilyeu; William Harris.

60 years ago, 1954

W.B. Dalton, known by everyone as "Buck," who had been the manager of the Shelbyville Steiden Store since it opened June 25, 1952, transferred to Louisville as the Steiden store manager. T.J. "Woody" Woods was named manager of the Shelbyville location, and Marvin Ellis would continue to manage the meat department.... The grand opening of Brazin's store was held after the store had been closed for remodeling and redecorating after being damaged by fire.... For the third time within several months, burglars entered the Long Buick Company, this time carrying away about $700 worth of tools and other articles.... Pearce Motor car sales – 1953 Ford Tudor, Fordomatic, radio, heater tinted glass, $1,595; 1953 Plymouth, $1,595; 1953 Dodge, $1,695.... Kroger grocery list – Kroger-cut tenderay chuck roast, 39 cents/pound; cod fillets, 29 cents/pound; catfish fillets, 49 cents/pound; Pure Cane sugar, 10-pound bag, 99 cents; new potatoes, 5 pounds for 29 cents; ground beef, 3 pounds for $1.... Births: Karen Wesley Bailey, Debra Aaron Lee.... Deaths: William A. Herrick, 59; Mary B. Tygrett; Lambuth Luther Moss, 71; Launta S. Armstrong, 59; Mayme Holland Garnett, 73; Otto Herbert Lee, 74.

70 years ago, 1944

It was announced that Shelby Fair would be held the first week in August after a two-year absence. Officers were Lester Gibbs, president; H.O. Moxley, vice president; and Phil Moesser, secretary.... Dorothy Smither succeeded Jeanne Ireland Clay as Shelby County's home demonstration agent.... Paul Johnson landed a 6.75-pound bass in Clear Creek.... Deaths: Roy Allen Mitchell, 64, well-known farmer of the Finchville neighborhood; William A. Herrick, 59, well-known merchant and prominent Simpsonville resident; Launta S. Armstrong; Mary B. Tygrett.

80 years ago, 1934

the county tobacco production control unit was formed as part of the new government program with D.J. Hall as president, Prof. Roy Martin was vice president, Ruth Vawter as secretary and J.W. Boswell was treasurer…. Birth: Cecie Ann Lawson…. Deaths:Frank B. Johnson, 35, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Johnson;  Joseph Shelleday Lawrence, farmer; Mrs. John Nation; J.C. Mitchell; Mrs. J.M. Logan; Mrs. Warren Wheeler; Sarah Haden.

90 years ago, 1924

The county school board awarded $15,527 contract to build a gym and auditorium at Simpsonville…. Tommy Catlett was named captain of Shelbyville High School's baseball team.... Four Shares of Citizen's Bank stock were sold at auction at $170.25 per share.... Deaths: Mrs. William Campbell; Mrs. R.A. Irvin; Anna B. Wheeler; Dr. M.H. Webb, 83.

95 years ago, 1919

August Hetsell received his discharge from the Aero Service and resumed his position with W.F. Deiss’ store…. Pneumonia was fatal to Capt. Ben F. Pemberton, former police chief, motion picture show operator, door-keeper in the Kentucky Senate, and commander of Company G. Ky. National Guard…. Other deaths: Robert M. VanDyke; Jeptha D. Guthrie; William Hall; Robert Downs.