Looking back: Aug. 22, 2014 - 1959: Roll Forming receive payroll in silver dollars

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1959: 'Old Reb' Walter Williams is last Civil War survivor

By Sharon Warner

1989: Police destroy marijuana crops with estimated $115,000 value


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

Chuck Hickman, Shelby County Attorney, was named Outstanding County Attorney for 2004…. Local hairdressers were asked to get involved in snipping away at the problem of domestic violence while they cut customers’ hair. Several local salons were invited to send participants to a Cut It Out training session in Louisville at the hair Design School to help spot potential victims of domestic violence and get them the information they need to help…. Frank Page joined Citizens Union Bank as vice president and loan officer at the bank’s main office on Midland Trail…. Rev. E.W. Terry, pastor of New Greater First Baptist Church of Simpsonville, celebrated his 35-year pastor anniversary…. Dana Hayes,a 1988 graduate of Shelby County High School, graduated from Jefferson Community College with a degree in practical nursing…. Carrie Elaine Fogarty, Shelby County High School senior, was the 2005 Shelby County Junior Miss…. Sgt. Christopher Ruth shocked his family by showing up at a family reunion Aug. 7 in Shelbyville. All his family thought Ruth, who had been Iraq since February, would not be home until the end of August…. Evan Settle was honored with a plaque with his likeness and details. The Shelby County school board dedicated the gym to Settle for his 28-year tenure as the boys’ basketball coach at the former Shelbyville High School…. Rachel White Taylor graduated in May from the University of Louisville with a masters of science in nursing….

Births: Lincoln Herndon Aulbach, Donna Bene Annette Thomas, Ma’Caleb Anthony Dejerris Martin, Sarah Elizabeth Ortiz, Eva Meredith Cardwell, Tavin Marquis Miller…. I’m one: Morgan Genevieve Mastin…. Deaths: Beatrice Blankenship Maggard, 78; Edward B. Martin, 83; Emma Ruth Baker, 73; Ruby Samples Bohannon, 88; Dr. Ryland Pratt Byrd, M.D., 81; Roy B. Lutz, 83; Sarah Elizabeth Bland, 76; Rhonda Jo Bruner, 39; Joseph D. “Jody” Ison, 54; Norman Edward Kirk Jr., 76; A.J. Martin Jr., 74; Forest Scott Reents, 9-year-old son of Scott and Donna Reents and nephew of Gina Rose; Isie C. Reynolds, 98; Bernice Slucher, 83.

15 years ago, 1999

Margaret Dunnfrom England and Kathy Davis had been pen pals for 40 years. They started corresponding when they were nine and 10 when Davis read an ad for a pen pal in an English newspaper her father had gotten from a friend…. Jessica Kennedy, 7, attended the Hawaiian Tropic International Pageant in Quebec, Canada and was chosen from more than 150 participants as the 1999 Hawaiian Tropic International Cover Girl, so she is featured on the cover of the 1999 program book…. Mary Comer was the new special education coordinator for Shelby County Public Schools after 22 years in Bullitt County and two years with the Ohio Valley Education Cooperative…. Angie Blossom opened Cherry Blossom located on U.S. 60 in front of Marimba Mexican Restaurant, selling children's clothing.... Scott Chappell joined the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department as a deputy sheriff…. Candi Waford opened Gotta Dance Studio on Alpine Drive off KY 55 North.... Dean Burk of Dean Burk Auction Company was among an elite group of auctioneers from throughout the United States and Canada who attended the 1999 National Auctioneers Association 50th Anniversary national convention in Grand Rapids, Mich.... Jeremy Adams was selected to receive the Goodstein Drafting Award from the University of Tennessee College of Architecture.... Kerri Richardson, junior at Western Kentucky University, took first place in TV news report and honorable mention in radio news report at the 1999 Kentucky Associated Press awards banquet.....

Births: John Thomas Parks, Dale Jarrett Morgan, Audrey Joel Alleruzzo, Bryson Hunter Hahn.... I’m one: Alec Desmont Warner Risser, Deaths: Hazel "Dolly" Foster Stewart; William Edward Whitehouse, 79; Charles E. Young Sr., 69; Thelma L. Beach, 73; Sarah Elizabeth Waits Douglas, 86; Joseph P. Devine, 84; Thelma B. Beach, 73; Joseph P. Devine, 84; Sarah Elizabeth Waits Douglas, 86; Frances Singleton Kephart, 85; Edward W. "Sonny" Franklin Jr., 66; Hammond Andrew “Blue” Kistner, 76; Hazel "Dolly" Foster Stewart; Charles E. Yount Sr., 69; Mary Baumgartner, 73; Rozena Terrell, 83; Mary Adeline Mitchell, 80; Duane Sudduth, 97.

25 years ago, 1989

Reynolds Aluminum Supply Company broke ground on a $9 million metal processing center and Midwest region headquarters in Windhurst Industrial Park adjacent to Interstate 64 and The Budd Company.... Marijuana valued at more than $115,000 was destroyed within a week in Shelby County by sheriff's officers and state troopers. Troopers George Bean and Bobby Gosser cut 75 sinsimellian marijuana plants that were being grown in a cornfield at the edge of Bagdad.... Robbie Wood and his cow received a ribbon as the 1989 grand champion of the District Dairy Show at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. He also won the 1989 premier FFA showmanship title.... Mary Jo Hargadon joined the staff of Dr. Robert Schroering, DMD as a dental assistant. Valerie Meyer joined his staff as a receptionist/bookkeeper.... A state deputy fire marshal responded to a dangerously high gas level at a sewer installation site on U.S. 60 East.... Donna Stratton graduated after completing training to be an American Airlines flight attendant.... Fiscal Court magistrates approved the purchase of a piece of property on which to build a community center. The property, located on the west side adjacent to the Shelby County Senior Citizens Center on Washington Street, was purchased with a $30,000 Area Development grant....

Births: Joseph Daniel Poulter, Colton Lane Pacey, Michael Anthony Hartford.... Deaths: Louis Ruben, 96, died at United Medical Center where he had been a patient over a week after undergoing minor surgery. In 1935 he was one of four who helped start the Shelbyville Golf Course. Nathalia Lee Ruben was his wife of 15 years; Lucille Black Hill, 76; Ben Allen Marksbury, 85; Edward Alan Adler, 69; Marion Elliott Ramsey, 76; Irmela DeHaas "Dee" Cunningham, 69; Stella Gordon Violette, 96; Captain John Allen Perkins, 29; Betsy P. Aho, 41.

40 years ago, 1974

High-stepping "Giddy-Up-Go" and rider-trainer Don Harris of Simpsonville charmed the crowd at the Lexington Junior League, where the horse captured the championship.... William H. Pettus retired from his duties as superintendent at the Old Masons' Home, but planned to continue to stay in Shelbyville.... Garfield Seibert, 93, had been painting seriously ever since he retired in 1951 from his post office job in Louisville. He was a resident of the Old Masons Home and could be found busily and happily painting pictures in his room.... Mary Dean Knoppe Dunn and Lafayette Masters joined Ollie Masters Real Estate firm of Waddy as salespeople.... Hugh H. Harris joined Barnett Realty Company as a salesman.... The Image Tree opened its doors for business at 512 Washington Street. Else Mathews and Jean Matthews owned the store.... Winners in the county fair baby show were, boys under 1 category, Bradley Price; boys under 2 years of age, Matthew Houchin; grand champions of the baby show were Matthew Houchin and Jessica Bemiss.... Cheri Trumbo was the champion western exhibitor in the 4-H Horse Show during the Shelby County Fair.... Main Street was blocked for a short time when heavy rains flooded Main Street between 7th and 8th Streets.... Sherry Hill, a junior at Shelby County High School, was featured in the Eighth Annual Edition of Who's Who Among American High School students.... A fire started in the maintenance room at Northside Elementary School was reported to have only smoke damage. It was started from gasoline, which was being used to clean paint roller that was stored beside a hot water heater…. Clifford F. Dukes of Waddy was appointed technical manager manufacturing of Celanese Coatings and Specialties Company's Plant 087, Louisville....

Births: Amanda Kay White, Jacquelin Michele Kidwell, Karen Michelle Baxter…. Deaths: Corinne Ruben; David Washington, 61; James Goodman Estes, 66; Maggie Ella Tindall Edington, 79; Morris E. Butler Sr.; Celestine Hite, 79; Stephen Beard Boulware, 55; Garland Edgar Streable, 60; Lulie Jane Murphy Stroud, 87; Mildred Thompson “Granny” Roberts, 80; Shelby Self, 63; John D. May, 74; Loretta Tipton Drury, 44; Joseph Philip Bradley, 44; Shelby Hershel Blaydes, 56; James T. Cox; Carl H. Terhune, 90; George E. Davis, 66; Charles B. Yates, 94.

55 years ago, 1959

Mattie Hornback, the dean of salesladies along Shelbyville’s Main Street, retired after 40 years. A veteran of about 40 years of waiting on customers, her last position was in the drapery department at Lawson’s working with Jack Lawson…. For two weeks Shelbyville was loaded with round, shiny silver dollars – over five thousand each week. The employees at Roll Forming were paid in silver dollars.... Three Frankfort men were being held in the county jail on charges of taking part in an attack on two couples near Shelbyville on the Burk's Branch Road. The charges were rape and detention.... T.C. Long Jr. was elected a director of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce to fill the unexpired term of Louis O’Bryan. He was the manager of the Shelby R.E.C.C…. Birth: Evelyn Ann Igleheart…. Serving our country: Army Specialist Four Edward L. Whitaker returned to his home unit in Germany after participating in an annual practice firing exercise with the 40th Artillery at the Orogrande Range in New Mexico.... Army Pvt. Bobby M. Stevens participated in a large-scale field training exercise with the 4th Armored Division in Grafenwohr, Germany.... Army Pvt. James H. Waits, 22, arrived in Germany and was a member of the 3rd Infantry Division. The 1956 graduate of Shelbyville High School was assigned to Company D. of the division's 38th Infantry.... "Old Reb" Walter Williams, 116, lay near death. His physician said the end is "only a matter of days" away for the last Civil War survivor. Williams became the last Civil War survivor when "General" John Salling, who was 112, died on March 16.... Deaths: Mose Edward Slaughter, 21; John W. Nethery Sr., 70; Etta Rosenburg Atlas, 89; Louise Roberts Litton, 47; Hettie Best Snider, 87; Beulah Hammond Hughes, 80; Lacie Mahoney Skaggs, 60; William Royce Tucker, 69; Louis Coleman Wingfield, 50; Mrs. Paul Prewitt; Nathaniel Davis Jr.; John Sam Johnson; Jerry Rogers; Elizabeth Deateale; Dr. John W. Shirley.

60 years ago, 1954

Jerry Butler and Theresa Nethery were crowned king and queen of the 1954 Shelby County Fair. The crowd topped 8,000 at the fair, the largest in history.... George Blevins was the new manager of Goodyear Service Store.... Velvola Chimes carried off third honors at the Shelby County Fair in the Championship Roadster Class. J.R. Jennings was her owner and she was driven by his son, Scotty Jennings. The 3-year-old also won a fourth place, first place and came in second twice.... Connie Black was the winner of two 4-H championships at the Shelby County Fair, Room Improvement and Clothing. She won 34 blue ribbons, seven red and three white....

Serving our country: Second Lt. Richard J. Roberts was serving in Korea with the 7th Infantry Division.... Deaths: Mrs. Lou Montchim MaMahon; Allie Elizabeth Woodward, 69; Susie Johnson Bugg, 65; William Harrison Taylor, 4-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Taylor; Minnie Hauser, 78.

70 years ago, 1944

It was announced that Elmo Head of Lexington accepted the position as coach of at Shelbyville High School.... Two days of rain relieved a severe drought condition. Early crops and gardens had been damaged and optimism was felt for late crops.... More than 700 cans of food were processed in the current week. The cannery was equipped for several hundred per day.... Henry C. Byrnside of Lebanon was elected coach and mathematics instructor at Henry Clay School.

80 years ago, 1934

Earl Davis, 18, of Waddy, won the State FFA essay contest…. Boyd W. Roe reported the sale of a house on Adair Avenue, belonging to Maude Middelton Collins and occupied by Amelia Sleadd to Mrs. Pryor Hower.... Death: Lena May Terhune Philips, 43; Jemima Whitman; Susie McCormick.

85 years ago, 1929

Charles L. Cook of Shelby County was the biggest winner of the Taylorsville Fair. He had six horses entered and won 10 firsts and two seconds.... The roof of the residence of Graham Brown on Adair Avenue was badly damaged by fire with a loss of $1,200.... The Simpsonville baseball club defeated Bourbon Stock Yards of Louisville by the score of 14-10.... The Chevrolet coach of J. Guthrie Goodman, which was stolen while parked in front of the home of J.T. Gregg on Magnolia Ave., was found by the Louisville police.... The Shelbyville school band under the leadership of Professor Howard Hall furnished the music for the four day session of the Spencer County Fair at Taylorsville.... A homecoming was held at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church at Todd's Point.... Deaths: Sarah Rebecca Vanarsdale; Gratz Baker; Edwin Dorsey; George William Baker Jr.; Alex J. McAllister.

90 years ago, 1924

Mrs. J.D. Allen sold her home in Louisville and moved to Shelbyville to make her home…. L.B. Hansbrough sold his 90-acre farm in Dark County, Ohio, to Daisy G. Mallory for $18,000 take in exchange her farm of 120 acres on the Finchville Pike at $16,000.

95 years ago, 1919

Wakefield-Davis Realty Company of Shelbyville conducted a lot sale at Pendleton, Henry County and the sum of $13,000 was realized.... The Kentucky Utilities Company announced its intention to construct a dam across Clear Creek below the foot of Eighth St. for the purpose of increasing its water supply.... Charles Mapes purchased from Walker Daniel a building lot on the west side of Adair Ave. for $1,000.... Thomas Oglesby purchased from W.F. Minch the vacant lot adjoining his residence on the south side of Main St. between 10th and 11th streets for $2,500.... The Rev. Vincent Ehinger of Louisville came to Shelbyville as pastor of the Catholic Church to succeed Rev. J.H. Riley who was transferred to Louisville.... Susie and May McMullen of Simpsonville suffered bruises when an automobile in which they were riding collided with a Walnut Street car at 28th and Chestnut St. in Louisville.... Serving our country: 2nd Lt. Orville C. Barnett was promoted to a 1st Lt. in Company A, 113th Ammunition Train, stationed at Brest, France.... Deaths: James Harvey Bibbs Jr.; Jake A. Johnson; Sarah Perrin; James N. Barnett; Ezra A. Offutt.