Looking back: Aug. 28, 2015

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1925: A new bus line between Danville and Louisville was started

By Sharon Warner

1990: Katayama and Ichikoh employees wait outside in heat, factories checked for bomb


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, 2005

Shelbyville Mayor Thomas Hardesty received a certificate recognizing Shelbyville’s induction into the state’s Renaissance on Main downtown revitalization program…. Elmo Casey turned 98 on Aug. 27…. Elizabeth-Ann K. McKinley graduated with honors from Western Kentucky University…. Rebecca A. Brown graduated from the University of Louisville School of Nursing…. Lindsay Zoeller, fifth year student at the University of Louisville, was awarded the David L. Boren Graduate Fellowship…. Scott Tipton graduated from the University of Kentucky, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering…. Joan Brown’s native plant design won her first place and $1,000 in the Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District’s Low-Maintenance Landscaping Design Contest…. Emmanuel Baptist Church called David Roach, 25, to serve as pastor…. Births: Kaylin Nicole Daily, Carlee Grace Poore, Elijah Wade Timmerding…. I’m one: Adam Boyd Smith…. Deaths: David Lee “Chin” Watts, 47; D.C. Casey, 87; Tommy Winters, 21; Helen Craig “Susie” Stout, 81;

15 years ago, 2000

Marci Flechler, Jewell Salmons, Phyllis McCardwell, Kim Wheelerand Lisa Arvin were the staff of HANDS, a home visitation program for first-time parents.... Robert and Julie Allen plan to open their thousand-acre Bluegrass Bison farm to the public as The Bluegrass Crossing Market and Family Fun Ranch at 1142 Bagdad Road, featuring a 400-seat capacity restaurant, a petting zoo and a children's playground. Ann Cox was the kitchen manager.... Crestview Health Care Center won the Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities central district award for best facility of the year.... Howard and Jo Ann Shelburne of Simpsonville had Reserve Junior Champion Alpine at the 2000 Kentucky State Fair. They had raised dairy goats since 1979.... The Department of Labor awarded Education Management Corporation (EMC) of Cherry Hill, N.J. a contract to operate the Whitney Young Job Corp Center in Simpsonville. The two-year contract was $15,216,054 with three one-year options.... Music is to Vienna, Austria, as horses are to Kentucky. So it was an honor for Amber Seacat, a Shelby County High School sophomore, to sing for Viennese audiences as part of the Kentucky Sings! program.... Joyce Nay was named Realtor of the Year by the Shelbyville Board of Realtors.... Births: Demetrius Darnell Conn, Jacob Alexander Hood, Cameron Blake Warford, Joshua Darrin Riddell.... I’m one: Grant Xavier Fehribach, Aryn Head, Amy Katherine Patterson.... Deaths: Rev. D.E. Jones, 92; Fannie Lou Duncan, 88; Charlotte Ann Ferring, 65; Margaret G. McClain, 58; Virginia Allen Heath, 86; Belle Truman Banta, 101; Ruth A. Gillians, 85; Charles Joseph Keller, 88.

25 years ago, 1990

About 100 employees of Katayama American Company Inc. and about 70 employees of Ichikoh Manufacturing Inc. waited in the 95-degree heat while their supervisors checked the factories for a bomb. A crank caller, apparently angry at Japanese investment in the U.S., prompted the evacuations.... Some students would start the school year in a new building at Heritage Elementary. But students in other schools would walk into buildings that would have like-new rooms complete with freshly painted walls, waxed floors and clean carpets.... On the way to fight the Sanford house fire on Anderson lane, the Simpsonville Fire Department totaled one of its tankers when the truck left the pavement on Todds Point Road, rolled and stopped after a 200-yard skid. The driver, John Likes, was sore but uninjured.... Bobby Hudson was a guest on the Milton Metz' call-in show on WHAS radio with the topic "What's so good about small town living?...." John Geiser, photographer, saw his role as the new high school journalism teacher as "continuing my interest in education. I just decided to combine visual and verbal communication...." Kountry Market changed its name to Pic Pac. "The name will change but the faces will remain the same," said Jerry Buehner, manager at the Village Plaza shopping center grocery store…. Dr. Don Wilkinson, a new chiropractor, purchased the practice at 930 Washington from Dr. Carl Harback.... The Tournament of Future Champions was held at Shelbyville Country Club. Top golfer in the boys' 12-and-over age group was David Burns. Josh Buffolino won the boys' 12-and-under division. Christian Ridenour won the girls' 12-and-under group, and Kate Betty Hedges and Jill Logan were the winners in the Ladies Association's Handicap Golf Tournament and Championship, respectively.... Liddie Harper took home her third trophy as the 1990 champion. She won her first women's club title in 1985, then again in 1988 after a two-year hiatus.... The WHAS Crusade for Children completely fulfilled the wishes of the Dorman Training Center. Etta Murphy, director of the center in the First Baptist Church education building, submitted an application for a grant of $5,655 to purchase a new Apple Computer system for handicapped children…. About 20 adults, some carrying bright yellow signs with the legend, "Don't burst our bubble" filled the seats of the City Council meeting. Swimmers wanted the city pool bubble up by Oct. 1 but the parks department lacked the funds to inflate the bubble until Nov. 23.... What the cashier thought was a prank at C and D Grocery on KY 43 in Cropper turned out to be Shelby County's third armed robbery in three days. Oasis and JT's Food Mart where also robbed at gunpoint…. Births: twins Tyler Evan and Andrew Troy Hood, Mary Elizabeth Byrd, Jesse Erin Kelley, Samantha Elaine Hance…. Deaths: Vernon Cox, 92; Eloise S. Acree, 62; Hartzell Williams, 80; Pauline Rodman Teegen, 76; James Willie Overall, 74; William Thomas Aldridge, 48; Zola Crutcher Martin, 82; Lillian G. Rapier, 90; Virginia Craig Scearce, 74; Fred “Peck” Poole, 62; Preston Dreston Dixon, 80.

40 years ago, 1975

William E. Matthewsannounced his resignation as president of Landmark Community Newspapers Inc. and revealed plans for a new publishing company – Press Co. – to be based in Shelbyville. Larry Coffey was named vice president of operations for Landmark Community Newspapers Inc. and John H. Colburn, previously editor and publisher of the Wichita Kansas, Eagle and Beacon,succeeded Matthews.... Jackson Hiram Riggs, better known as "J.H.," retired from his job at the Shelbyville Coca-Cola Company after 39 years of service.... The Kroger store in Governor's Square was broken into by cutting a hole in the roof. An attempt was made to get into the store safe…. A new evangelical association was formed in Shelby County. Dubbed "Spiritual Awakening in America" (SAA), the association functions under Waddy Baptist Church pastor Dan Moses, who serves as chief organizer, president and evangelist…. The Pacers defeated Wally's Girls 7-3 and 4-0 at Stratton Park to win the regional softball tournament.... Joyce Patterson, 15, won third place in the senior division, ages 14-19, of state 4-H animal science demonstration competition at the Kentucky State Fair.... Bill Giltner, a senior at Shelby County High School, received a $200 scholarship through participation in the American Private Enterprise Study Program.... Births: Lori Gayle McAlister, Julia Ann Krebs... Deaths: Dr. Whitney M. Young Sr., 77, former president of Lincoln Institute near Simpsonville, died at Jewish Hospital in Louisville. A one-time student at the historic school, he became president of the institute in 1935 and remained in that position until 1966 when he retired. The school closed that year after graduating its 52nd class; Edward M. Meeks; two Shelby County women, Mary Gardner, 31, and Linda Whitehouse Spears, 24, died in an I-65 traffic accident near Shepherdsville; Charles Tyler Casey Jr., 46; Marietta Martin Gardner, 31; James K. Hardesty, 61; Lee A. Hawkins, 83; Mattie Hornback, 83; Elizabeth Downey Pinkston, 51; Linda Ruth Whitehouse Spears.

55 years ago, 1960

Due to government contracts, the Roll Forming Corporation payroll jumped from 90 to 120 employees…. Charles Henry Wills received Emory University Law School's first Master of Laws degree. He graduated from the University of Kentucky with a B.S. degree in Commerce in 1949.... James Cole of the Simpsonville FFA had the grand champion Brown Swiss at the 4-H and FFA District Show. Bobby Smith received a blue ribbon for his Holstein.... J.C. Tipton, who lived on Mount Eden Road, narrowly escaped serious injury or death when the bridge on the Benson Road about three miles from Shelbyville collapsed. He was driving his tractor with a corn shredder and wagon attached and he jumped to safety before the bridge and implements went down.... Annette McClain, 18, was chosen Miss Spencer County at the Agricultural Fair.... Marilyn Murphy, 6, suffered a broken leg and minor cuts and bruises when an automobile struck her. She ran from behind a tree into the patch of the vehicle…. Lester Catlett Sr. was $35 richer as a result of good customer service. He was visited by one of Ashland Oil's "Mystery Drivers," and as a result was awarded for his good customer service and the cleanliness of his station.... Winn-Dixie grocery list: Del Monte pear halves, four cans $1; roast beef roast, U.S. choice chucks, pound 45 cents; sugar, five pound bag 45 cents; fryers, whole, pound 29 cents; Astor coffee, pound can 49 cents; Libby's pink or regular lemonade, nine six-ounce cans 99 cents; whole fresh frozen strawberries, two pound bag 89 cents; large stalks celery, two for 25 cents; fryer parts – breasts pound 59 cents, thighs pound 49 cents, legs pound 45 cents... Births: Tammy Lee Willard, David Neil Miller…. Deaths: Sara Pearl Ellwood Gayle, 58, wife of F. Coburn Gayle and former employee of Smith-McKinney; Sylvester Davis Rodgers, 52, father of three, including one local daughter, Mrs. James Quire of Bagdad; Addie Harrod, 82, mother of three, including one local daughter, Mrs. Vercil Green of Waddy; Benjamin F. LaMaster, brother of the late Jess LaMaster.

60 years ago, 1955

A 27-pound catfish was caught by Harold Franklin of Snow Hill at Masters Lake on U.S. 60 East. This catch, made on a rod and reel took about 35 minutes to land. To the knowledge of The Shelby Sentinel, this was the largest catfish ever caught with a rod and reel in the Shelby area.... A winning limerick has made Mrs. R.L. Shannon the owner of a Sealy Posturepedic Mattress worth $79.50, and eligible for three grand prize awards in the $400,000 Sealy Posturepedic Contest, Sealy, Inc. of Chicago.... The Rev. Robert L. Anderson returned to the pastorate of Centenary Methodist Church.... The Rev. Robert Smith, new minister of St. James Episcopal Church came to Shelbyville to take over his pastorate.... 2,000 bales of hay were destroyed after lightning hit Earl Young's barn on Vigo Pike.... Bill Chenault won the fourth flight at the Senior Invitational Golf Tournament.... Residents of Shelby County received $13,530 in July under Kentucky's three public assistance programs – Old Age Assistance, Aid to Dependent Children and Aid to Needy Blind.... Thieves broke into a smokehouse at the home of George Roberts on the Mulberry and Shelbyville Pike. Three hams were stolen valued at $45.... Dr. W.F. Carter, Pleasureville practicing physician for 48 years, was honored when the Farmers and Business Men's Club sponsored a dinner at the Pleasureville school cafeteria.... Kroger grocery list: Kroger frozen orange juice, six 6-ounce cans for 89 cents; Kroger bread, 20-ounce loaf for 17 cents; chuck roast, pound for 35 cents; fresh lean ground beef, three pounds for $1; California sunkist oranges, dozen for 29 cents; brushed white potatoes, 10 pounds for 39 cents; California honey dews, jumbo 8 size for 49 cents; Persian melons, jumbo 8 size for 59 cents; young hen turkeys, 10 to 14-pound average, pound for 49 cents.... Births: Morris Anne Adams, Keith Anthony White, Robert Louis Osborne…. Serving our country: Ted L. Igleheart is at home after serving 15 months in Seoul, Korea as corporal of the military police.... Deaths: Fielding “Dick” Marshall, uncle of L.C. Marshall; Jennie Ried Sampson, librarian of the Shelbyville Public Library; Emmer Hoover Harrod, 76, sister of Alice Perkins; Stella Parido Gamboe, 59, wife of Fred Gamboe; Tom Bolin, 76; Lula Downs Hedden, 75, operator of the Southern Bell Telephone exchange at Waddy for some 30 years.

70 years ago, 1945

Alfred Dawson, member of the Waddy Chapter of the Future Farmers of America won second place in the State in Poultry production.

80 years ago, 1935

A farm of 173 acres located on the Brunerstown Road belonging to Joseph D. McGann, was sold at public auction to Henry Long for $61 per acre.... Deaths: Timothy O'Leary Sr., 76, retired farmer and native of Shelby County; Emma Neale Hancock, 76, widow of Bartlett Hancock; M.C. Hornback, 50, grocer; Barbara Jean Shaver, 9-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Shaver.

85 years ago, 1930

Prompted by an emergency that was widespread as the great territory embraced in the drought section of our nation, the mayor and members of the Shelbyville Board of Council, requested citizens to conserve the present water supply in the city for fire protection.... John Woolfolk, 74, was in serious condition at Daisy M. Saffell Memorial Hospital suffering from a ruptured blood vessel in the neck caused by a fall from a wheat wagon on Mount Eden Road.... Deaths: Walter Logan, 65; Mirtie Mae Simpson, 41.

90 years ago, 1925

The 65th annual Shelby County Fair opened with the premium list approximated at $5,500.... Charles S. Wills purchased the interest of Victor and Charles Cox in the business of Cox Brothers.... A new bus line between Danville and Louisville by the way of Lawrenceburg, Graefenburg and Shelbyville was started.... Death: R.D. Tapp, Louisville Insurance agent.

95 years ago, 1920

Five shares of Bank of Shelbyville stock were sold at auction at the courthouse door for $160 per share.... Mr. and Mrs. T.B. Webber and son left for Mexico City, Mexico to make their home.... Deaths: Hamilton L. Lyons Sr., 65, a well-known Shelby County farmer; Pauline Heady Goins, 95, one of the oldest women in Shelby County, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Wash Tisby, near Harrisonville.