Looking back: Aug. 7, 2015

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1955: Same cow has 2 calves in 2 months

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, 2005

City girl Stephanie Bonehad never seen a cow before coming to work in Shelbyville last spring. By the time her internship at the Cooperative Extension Office had ended last month, the University of Kentucky student was well versed in everything from recognizing tobacco leaves to making butter…. Shelbyville police arrested three people, two men and a woman, they say were involved in multi-state prostitution ring involving women brought into the country from South America…. John Hunter and Larry Rogers partnered up and opened a Coldwell Banker commercial real estate firm in Shelbyville, which provided services including leasing, brokerage, property management and consulting…. Keri Hunter, manager, and her parents, Dan and Rhonda Hunter opened Ke-Ke Tanning Salon…. Nicole and Edgar Vazquez opened SoccerMania at 610 Main Street…. Tux and Tunes Tuxeda Rental/DJ and MC Entertainment at its ribbon cutting…. Serving our country: RaeAnne M. Douglas was commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army…. Births: Isabella May Wiley, Beckham Apen Miller, Brayden Lee Burchfield, Nehemiah Layne Coomer, Gwyneth Elise Cunningham, Jessica Karlee Gaddie, Xiemena Galvan-Reyes, George Anthony Gonzalez-Alcantara, Virginia Tate Hoetker, Ava Elizabeth Kelley, Ruth Parton Wilmouth…. I’m one: Katherine Alise Taylor…. Deaths: Dale Baer, 43; Claude T. Garrison, 89; Norma Samples Hedges, 88; Walter Thomas “Tom” Shouse, 69; John P. Williams, 94; William G. “Bill” Prewitt Sr., 93; Larry Black, 56; David Allen Walls, 45.

15 years ago, 2000

Raymond T. Williamsand Brent Hatter, Shelbyville's newest fire officers, became sergeants after passing a battery of tests.... Garbage collector, recycler, educator, deputy sheriff, arborist, environmentalist, gardener – Kathy Ranard wore all these hate and more in her position as director of the Shelby Clean Community program.... Shelby County police, fueled by rumors of drug trafficking, found a street value of $28,000 of marijuana during a sting operation on the Veechdale Apartments in Simpsonville.... The United Methodist Churches of Shelby County provided $500 scholarships for United Methodists seeking to advance their education or training beyond the high school level. The winners for 2000 – the first year it was made available – were Artavia Marshall and LeNita White…. A 10-year-old Shelbyville girl who was critically injured by a shotgun blast in July was apparently a victim of mistaken identity.... Brandon Brown made the championship match in his first attempt at the Seneca Golf Course. But he would not be able to try to improve upon his 0-for-1 performance in the championship because he could not longer play in the event because he would be too old the following year…. Dallas Roberts was awarded the prize of visiting WHAS radio personality Terry Meiners, after he was given the "Amazing Achiever Award" by the radio station.... Kate Fox, a 2000 graduate of Shelby County High School placed second in the essay contest for the Kentucky/West Virginia district Optimist Club.... Births: Jordyn Alexis Hunter, Dane Stuart Kidwell, Drew Michael Mershon, Lauren Shae Nethery, Hailey Mariah Stone, Jacob Bryan Thompson.... Deaths: Mary Lawrence King Birdwhistell, 85; Bertha Elizabeth Gaines, 64; Ruby Richardson Houghlin, 91; William L. “Billy” Peyton, 66; Howard Clark Husband, 64; Larry William Warren Sr., 52; Harmon Kenneth Rice; Joseph Adrian Carroll, 87; Rachel Lee Waters, 79; Stanley Ingram, 69; Harmon Kenneth Rice, 73; Dorothy Huffman Coleman, 91.

25 years ago, 1990

Paul Briscoeretired after 25 years as a mailman. The residents of Finchville relied on him as their carrier for 18 years and as their postmaster for seven years.... Fire gutted the Chadwell house on KY 55 North, leaving a red-brick shell where a bit of history once stood. Volunteer firefighters from four departments – Shelby County, Bagdad, Simpsonville and East U.S. 60 – fought in vain most of the afternoon to save the house, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Homes.... The Thornton Oil Company announced plans to possibly build a "full service" convenience store on U.S. 60 just west of Shelbyville in front of Ethington Building Supply.... Lucille Perry, wife of E. Paul Perry, minister of the Graefenburg Christian Church, left for a Christian Mission Trip to Jamaica.... Jeff Wilson opened the fifth antique mall in Shelbyville at 802 Washington Street.... Helen D. Jackson was awarded a silver bowl for 40 years of service rendered in the Kentucky Congress of Cosmetology at the state convention.... Mary Lou Barnett, a teacher for 13 years, bought Children's Gallery inside Wakefield-Scearce Galleries' west wing.... A 16-year-old plan would become reality Aug. 8 when groundbreaking ceremonies were planned for the KY 53-55 bypass.... First Christian Church sent 22 members to Jamaica for a week to do missionary work for a church that had been destroyed by Hurricane Gilbert in 1988. The poverty that they found there was a lasting memory, but they were struck with the generosity of the people.... City Clerk/administrator Bobbie Brenner received a plaque from Attorney General Fred Cowan recognizing her years of service to the Kentucky Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Board.... Births: Matthew Bryan Lee Desure, Steven Earl Young, Caroline Biagi Watts, Rebecca Adair Pyles.... Deaths: Walter Harden, 75; Sherman Lee Perry, 46; Clifton E. Adams Sr., 84; Neville E. Watkins, 69; Florine L. Dudley, 77; Mary Bess Spears Morrison, 77.

40 years ago, 1975

Little Miss Contest winner was Julia Young Hopkins, runner-up was Virginia Shannon, third place finisher was Rene Johnson. Last year’s winner was Susan Lancaster....Yolanda LeCompte was crowned the 1975 fair queen by the previous year's queen Laura Gallrein. Sheree Martin was named Miss Congeniality of the contest.... In a lengthy paper filed by Shelbyville attorney Ralph Mitchell in Shelby County Circuit Court, the defendants in a $2.5 million suit against Plum Run Co. said that the bank suing them was at fault for the company's financial difficulties…. Carroll Rice Jr. received five blue ribbons and  had a grand champion winner with his gilds during the Shelby County Fair. Tommy Atchison won the showmanship championship and had the champion Angus heifer. Ryburn Weakley had the grand champion Angus steer. Bruce Green had the grand champion Maine-Anjou  cross-breed steer during the FFA show.... The Shelby Ambulance Service announced plans to move from its downtown location to U.S. 60 between Nancy's Drive-In and Huber Tractor Co.... Shelby County received $88,334 to be used to continue public service jobs. The programs were created by the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) of 1973.... Brenda Jackson was named Shelbyville chairperson of the Breath of Life Campaign to fight children's lung-damaging disease.... Members of Cub Scout Pack 270 were guests of Fort Knox when they motored to the Army base for a guided tour.... The L&N station in Shelbyville, restored and moved to become "Chatham Station," was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1895 and marked for demolition, the old depot was saved three years earlier by Dr. Donald Chatham and converted to a landmark and museum-gift shop.... Birth: Tracy Lynn Wilson.... Deaths: Margaret Louise Blair Long, 57; Vivian Gertrude Smith, 87; Fred Crable, 85; Bertha Mae Baxter Moore, 80; J. Paul Grady Jr., 79; George Ward Wilson, 39; Edith Tempel; Baker Thompson.

55 years ago, 1960

Mrs. Lennie Shaw, member of the Elmburg Homemakers, was sweepstakes winner for arrangement of "Moonlight and Roses" at the Gladiolus Show at the RECC office. She was also runner-up with "Natural Beauty." Mrs. Ben Allen Thomas was sweepstakes winner with "King David." She received a mint julep cup, permanent award and the perpetual silver trophy. Mrs. W.E. Gill was runner-up with "Redcoat," a fiery red, single spike.... Begley's Drug Store was back in business at the same location in a brand new store. Since the store burned several months earlier,  its temporary quarters was on Sixth Street until the building was rebuilt by Mrs. H.T. Ransdell, owner.... During June, the sale of Series E and H Savings Bonds in Shelby County amounted to $29,168. This raised the cumulative figure for the first six months to $257,737. The county's goal was $364,200.... Jack Royce, 32, was the new deputy commissioner of the state Department of Public Relations.... R.E. Singleton, who was director of the Shelbyville High School Band for seven years, resigned and went to Murray to direct the Calloway County School Band.... Births: Pamela Sue Gibson, Lori Lynne Scearce…. Serving our country: Froman L. Fry, fireman, USN, served aboard the tactical command ship USS Northampton in the Atlantic.... Pfc. Roy V. Catlett was one of 32 Kentuckians enrolled in the course to become second lieutenants in the Kentucky National Guard following training and testing during weekend drills at the Frankfort Armory.... Deaths: Razz Douthard Shuck, 83; Edward B. Mullins, 71; Sarah Williams Lay, 67; Albert Brown Simpson, 76.

60 years ago, 1955

George W. Gill Jr. was chosen to serve as master of hounds for the six-day National Foxhunters Association field trials and bench show at Dublin, Ga.... Mrs. C.D. Cook of Waddy, member of Waddy Homemakers Club, won Gladiolus Sweepstake trophy and Runner-up Sweepstake trophy in the Homemakers Flower Show.... Shelbyville Fire Department assisted in a brave rescue when "Corky," the Cocker Spaniel dog belonging to Mr. and Mrs. James Stewart was taken from a well at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Gee on Washington Street. The water was 20 feet deep.... On June 1 a three-year-old heifer gave birth to her first calf which was later vealed. Then on August 1 she produced another little Holstein, two months after the first one on the farm of Atwell Smith in the Todd's Point neighborhood.... Jean-Pierre Burgat, French agriculture student, visited Shelby County for six weeks as a guest of Shelbyville Rotarians.... Serving our country: Kenneth E. Stoops, 18, completed his Air Force basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base the "Gateway to the Air Force..." Army Pvt. Joseph H. Newton, son of Edwin T. Newton, graduated from the Military Police Center at Camp Gordon, Ga.... Army Pvt. Wallace King Jr. took basic combat training with the newly activated 3rd Armored Division at Fort Knox.... Pfc. John A. Quire, 22, completed a week of special training at Fort Crockett, Texas.... Eugene J. Riester Jr., 17, completed his Air Force basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, the "Gateway to the Air Force..." Pvt. George Bentley Jr., 25, took part in "Operation Gyroscope," and was stationed in Germany with the 86th Infantry Regiment.... Birth: Wallace Clarke Southall.... Deaths: Bessie Meek Darlington, 73. Widow of the late Will Darlington; David Norwood, 19-year-old son of the Rev. Darrell J. Norwood; Grover Strange, 72; Carrie H. Green, 81, cousin of Charles Hedden; Lula Wright Lyons, 78, sister of L.W. Wright and aunt of Judge Coleman Wright and J.T. Wright; Hattie Young Alford, sister of Mrs. E.J. Cline; George Albert Bergen, 84, president of Bryant and Stratton Business College for 20  years; Lewis S. Ford, 66; Beverly E. Ross, 97.

70 years ago, 1945

Lewis S. Frederick won the Democratic nomination for Mayor of Shelbyville, defeating Glenn Harris and succeeding Robert F. Matthews, who had served 12 years. Later Mr. Frederick had to resign because of ill health.... William Prewitt, associated with McCarty Funeral Home, New Castle, formerly of Shelbyville, was made Henry County Coroner. He defeated Henry Ricketts, the office having been in that family 16 years.

80 years ago, 1935

The Shelby Sentinel was holding its distinction of "largest" circulation of any weekly in Kentucky.... 200 men were employed at the CCC camp.

85 years ago, 1930

Mrs. Ed W. Wilson traded her residence in the Highlands to W.M. Cardwell for his residence on Clay Street as part payment.... The stripping room on the farm of Mayor Paul F. Schmidt in Jeptha Knobs was destroyed by fire with a loss of $800.... Deaths: Jesse T. Shaddock; Martha E. Haggard, 84.

90 years ago, 1925

The winners of the prizes given by the Strand Theatre for the correct solution of the cross-word puzzle printed in The Shelby Sentinel were: Mrs. Howard Harbison, Louise Weakley, Mrs. J.P.F. Crockett and Kate Ryan.... More than a thousand of our citizens attended the opening of the local office of the Kentucky Utilities Co. An open house was kept all day and electrical appliances were explained by Manager D.J. Niemeier.... The Presbyterian Sunday School went on its annual boat trip up the Kentucky River with approximately 175 attending.... Deaths: Mabel Sewell Byers; John T. Ballard, 91; Louise Beard, 13-year-old daughter of Edgar A. Beard.

95 years ago, 1920

Capt. H.B. Kinsolving Jr. opened office for the practice of law on the second floor of the McGrath Building next door to Barrickman and Kaltenbacher.... Rev. D.T. Foust, former pastor of Salem Baptist Church, suffered a concussion of the brain when a large barn on Hunter Sanford's farm, on which he was working, was blown down by a wind which attained almost cyclonic velocity.... A large stock barn on the farm of Amanza Money, near Finchville, was struck by lightning and burned to the ground with a loss of $2,000.... J.D. Wimp has resigned his position as manager of the Home Telephone Company after a service of 13 years.... A. Jacobs returned from a two weeks trip to Chicago and New York City.... Deaths: Nicholas Hope; Vivian Driscoll, 15-year-old daughter of Edgar Driscoll.