Looking back: Feb. 14, 2014

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1974: Gun shots fired at truck driver

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
The Shelby County Development Corporation honored Magistrate Hubie Pollett for his efforts to revitalize downtown with the Neil Hackworth Volunteer of the Year award….Shelby Fiscal Court Magistrate Jim Robertson thought that planning for and buying a community park in Finchville would be received warmly by residents in that community, but the project caused the magistrate one of his biggest political bumps in the road since elected in 2002 as the area’s representative. Magistrates unanimously voted to buy 13 acres for Finchville through a $75,000 federal grant, with another $75,000 matched by the county….Emily Andrews was crowned Shelby County High School basketball Homecoming queen….Tim McClure was presented a plaque for 2003 Project of the Year, an award for the effort to put planters on the streets of downtown Shelbyville….Mark Smith joined Citizens Union Bank as a business development officer for the Simpsonville branch….Richard Babiarz was appointed acting police captain, replacing Chip Minnis, who retired at the end of January….Jewish Hospital Shelbyville named Judy Gugerty as its new director of surgical services….Greg Jacobs, former banking center manager for Fifth Third Bank in Shelbyville, became a State Farm agent and took over the agency from Curt Gammons, who left in January to work in State Farm management….I’m one: Ty Richard Foree, Owen Avery Miller, Jaina Iris Mundok, Megan Renee Satterwhite….Serving our country: Charles Thompson, Marine Corps Fighter Attack Squadron 312, was promoted to the rank of corporal….Deaths: Anne James Garrett, 67; Charlie Andrew Baker, 68; John William Boswell Jr., 81; Bernice L. Graybeal, 89; Beatrice Carter Murphy, 94; Joyce Pauline Nibert, 58; Willard “Will” Perry Jr., 46; Joyce Vest Reynolds, 55; Anna Elizabeth Tipton, 87; L.T. Travis, 81; Clifford L. “Clippy” Coyle Jr., 59; Roland Franklin Duvall, 70; Robert Wagner Nelson, 75; Patricia Joan “Joanie” Perry, 58; Sue Carolyn Wheeler, 70.

15 years ago, 1999
Susan Maddox
(from left) and Tommy Clemmons were regional managers of Shelbyville's new Primerica Office in Hi-Point. Vanessa Clemmons was the office manager....Oscar L. Moore's name became synonymous with Shelby County High School after his estate awarded a scholarship to a deserving graduate in 1965. The amount has increased to $20,000....The Crown Council of Dentistry awarded Dr. Wayne Mortenson its prestigious "Lighting the Way Award," based on his service to others....Shelby County's eighth-week burley sales ended with 1,500,875 pounds for an average of $185.76. The season total was 30,801,738 for $58, 385,445.49 with an average of $189.55....Doug Herndon was added to the Shelbyville Fire Department crew as another full-time firefighter....Shelby Development Corporation presented its Project of the Year award to Tommy Webb; receiving the Neil Hackworth Service Award was Billie Wade….Births: Nicholas Riley Adkins, William Christian Adolph, Benjamin Miles Bartlett, Armondreius Adaya Morton Cochran, Brandi Jean DeBoer, Russell Madison Jones, Wilber Alexander Ramos, Madison Lee Rayburn....I'm one: Trenton Blake Jesse, Sydney Noel Wright....Deaths: Hattie Cook Richardson, 89; Beverly Gayle Bruner Stearns, 40; Esther L. Eakins, 87; Rev. William B. George, 94; James B. "Jim" Grow, 73; Thomas G. McClure, 69; Bessie White Smith, 91.

25 years ago, 1989
Richard Walker
(right), scoutmaster of Troop 164, Centenary United Methodist Church, received the Award of Merit from the Pioneer District of Old Kentucky Home Council. His son, Stephen, passed his Eagle board of review and would be the second Eagle in three years produced by Troop 164....Cheers and applause echoed through the decaying wooden rafters of the old Simpsonville Elementary School as the city's bid to buy the school property materialized without opposition and dispelled any fear of developers’ gobbling up the last remaining property in the city. Charlie Tincher sat on the bench he once sat on while playing basketball for Simpsonville Elementary and talked about memories he had of the old gymnasium....Shelby County High School sophomore Leanne Bowles played her way to one of 20 spots for flutists with the Kentucky All-State Band – the first representative from Shelby County in five years....Paula Douthitt, 20, joined The Sentinel-News as circulation clerk/receptionist. Lisa Rose returned to her native Shelbyville as an advertising representative for the company....Holli Bradford was selected to receive the Jack Nelson Scholarship at Miami University for the coming academic year....John Barnett was district winner in the no-till category of the 19th Kentucky Corn Production Contest sponsored by the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service....Birth: Chad Austin Meers....Deaths: Valerie S. Murta, 65; Hazel M. Floyd, 64; Wilma Faye Miller, 58; Wayne Gordon Miller, 56; Julia Ella Kinser Walbeck, 80; Thomas H. Mathus Sr., 73; Louise Quire Kelley, 47; Alma B. Graves, 77; Beunice Risinger Aldridge, 84; Martin Dee Fowler, 32; Lula Mae Moore, 80; Earl L. Wiesenhofer Sr., 73; Charles Hornback, 75.

40 years ago, 1974
C.S. Pete Pulliam
officially was appointed to assistant to Postmaster Marvin Rogers at the Shelbyville Post Office….Trucks traveled in convoys for their own safety since the strike of the independent lines caused numerous incidents to take place to try to halt other vans from running. Several vehicles were escorted by Kentucky State Police. The driver of an Atlantic Richfield gasoline tanker narrowly escaped after someone took three shots at him from a car on Interstate 64. The driver hit his brakes quickly as the car sped away down I-64 westbound….William Ervin Smith in Shelbyville was awarded a full-line dealership to sell Chicago Eastern Corporation grain storage and drying equipment….A late Saturday night raid netted Shelbyville Police and KSP 124 half pints of whiskey and 84 cans of beer. A Shelbyville man was charged with the illegal possession of alcoholic beverages….Briggs Lawson was named chair of the 1974 Easter Seal campaign for Shelby County….Birth: Jon Scott Walker….Deaths: Younger Rice Sr., 95; Roy Curtis Hardesty, 71; Mattie Homan Shewmaker, 75; Dora Perry Moore, 82; Mary Reynolds Wells, 92.

55 years ago, 1959
John A. Perkins was promoted by Kentucky Utilities as the new district manager in Paris….Burglars continued a streak of small-time break-ins, adding Headen Service Station on Main Street to the list….Bob Pearce was elected president of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce. Dr. W.B. Porter was vice president, and Dean Ellis was re-elected secretary….Rev. Proctor Riggins of the Simpsonville Christian Church was elected chair of the Daniel Boone District of Boy Scouts, and Herman Whitaker was named commissioner….Thieves cleaned out the meathouse on the Curt Hornback farm, hauling away eight hams and two shoulders. The loss was the first major meat theft this year, but it was reminiscent of the many break-ins last winter….Melvin Sams and his son, Melvin, sold their interest in the Globe Tobacco Warehouse to their former partners, Mack Walters and Harold Tingle….Deaths: Austin L. Moore, 74; Mary Elizabeth Wayne, 76; Peter Davis; Nannie Lee Preston, 74, widow of John Frederick Preston.

60 years ago, 1954
The King's Daughters Hospital Board announced that laboratory technician Morris W. Bryant joined the hospital’s staff....Craig Schmidt was elected president of the Chamber of Commerce....Shelbyville was one of four towns in the state visited by burglars and the two suspects were apprehended in New Albany, Ind. Walters and Thompson's Feed Store on Clay Street was looted in the early morning hours....Averaging 18 quarts daily, Kalmeys Mistress Paula, a registered Holstein owned by John E. Kalmey, Kalmey Dairy Farms, Shelbyville, completed an official Herd Improvement Registry production record totaling 13,963 pounds of milk and 543 pounds of butterfat in 365 days....The Brown Tire Sales on Clay Street was damaged heavily by fire. The flames started in the rear of the building....Shelby County FFA building project reached their quota of $2,500....Shelby County's funds in the polio drive were about $2,000 short of the total received a year ago….Morris W. Bryant joined the staff at King's Daughters Hospital as a new laboratory technician....Cletus Coats, 18, was the state winner of the 10th annual Soil Conservation Essay Contest....Births: Robert Lee Shannon III, Debra Lyn Wheeler, Dickie Jean Turner, Margaret Pearl Mayfield....Serving our country: Thomas J. Terry was promoted to the rank of Sergeant....Elmo Pulliam was promoted to Private First Class....Deaths: Etheli Prince Perry, 62; Rev. Gilbert H. Easley, 86; Molie Harp, 86; Augusta Kathrine Carris, 81; Turner R. Tindle, 53; Elizabeth Retta Roberts, 60; Hallie Jane Moffett, 72; Patricia Joe Willard, 7-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Willard; Charles McHenry Harwood, 89.

70 years ago, 1944
Shelbyville closed a season of Central Kentucky Conference victories by defeating Georgetown, 35-33....Mr. and Mrs. Frank Long purchased from Allen M. Trout his farm on Eminence Road. The farm joined the one already owned by Long....J.R. McAllister was bruised and cut when he was attacked and gored by a bull in his farm near Finchville....Eugenia Nave received her commission in the Marine Corps Women's Reserve, at Camp Jejeune, N.C.

80 years ago, 1934
L.C. Donohue purchased the Thomas Rice residence on West Main Street....Deaths: John Thomas Glenn, 69, retired farmer and former member of the Shelbyville City Council; Hebron Kencie Wiley, 61, retired farmer; Ada Dunn Ballou, widow of Harry Ballou.

90 years ago, 1924
James Marcus Wakefield resigned his position as Federal Prohibition Enforcement officer....Mrs. G.A. Armstrong, Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Jesse and S.C. Hedden attended the Lincoln Day banquet at the Brown Hotel in Louisville....The city council granted a permit for the building of a barber shop and pool room between 4th and 5th streets on Clay Street. L&N Railroad was granted a permit to build a new bridge over 7th St....Birth: Thomas Calvin Long....Deaths: Edward B. Kelley, 93; Allen Daniel Goldsmith; Mary E. Ryan; Joseph Rothchild; Sarah Harlow; William Martin Sr.; William Foree Offutt.