Looking back: July 11, 2014

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1989: Occupational tax considered to help meet rising costs

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

Bobby Hudson remembered when there really were banking hours. He retired from Commonwealth Bank and Trust, formerly Shelby County Trust and Banking, after a 44-year career in the banking business – all of it from the same building in which he started at 5th and Main streets…. Shelby county Sheriff’s Deputy Ray White was named D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) officer of the year for Kentucky. He had been involved in the program for 16 years…. Acting on a tip, Shelby County sheriff’s deputies searched a home on Veechdale Road in the Simpsonville area and seized 75 marijuana plants in a sophisticated indoor growing operation…. Chuck Reed, 50, retired from his first and only job after serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a state trooper for 32 years – spending most of his time covering Shelby County….

Births: Kerrigan Asher Catlett, Jonathan Noe Galindo-Melgar, Jessica Loraine Ridgway…. Deaths: Cassandra Woodcock, 22-year-old daughter of Ruth Woodcock; Dylan Scott and Dawson Lee Byrd Moore, twins of Ashley Byrd and Adam Moore; Nettie James Miles, 92; Charles Ray Newton, 51; Paul W. “Tater” Rice, 69; Gary Davis Summitt Sr., 55; Freeman E. Taylor, 69; Guy Beard Lea, 88; Steve L. Pecora, 40; Vivian Marie “Helen” Shelburne, 56.

15 years ago, 1999

Bridgette Dale, an incoming senior at Shelby County High School, was crowned 1999 Miss Shelby County at the Shelby County Fair. Maggie Hall Kregor was the Miss Shelby County Teen.... McDonald's Restaurants got approval to build a new restaurant where Shelby Lanes stood on KY 55 South. The long, brown, brick-faced building, with it's own white columns and white SHELBY LANES sign was to be razed at the end of August or beginning of September.... Jon Michael Marshall was a first-place winner in the Department of Fish and Wildlife 1999 Kentucky Junior Duck Stamp.... Jim Davis of Shannon’s Funeral Home in Shelbyville was elected secretary-treasurer of the Funeral Home Directors of Kentucky at the group’s annual convention in Louisville…. Amanda Carol Hornback attended the Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders at the University of Kentucky.... The Shelby County Habitat affiliate was asking for help to build a home near the corner of Kinser and 10th Streets for Richard and Allissa Barker.... Tom Murta, 36, was appointed to serve on the Kentucky Emergency Response Commission (KyERC).... Bagdad Roller Mills employees celebrated the past 115 years of continuous service with an open house.... Julie Gordon was hired as the new public relations director for Jewish Hospital Shelbyville…. A call was placed to the Circuit Court Clerk's office with a bomb threat. The building was evacuated for about an hour as authorities checked for any suspicious packages....

Births: Anita Carol Dodd II, Sarah Renee Earliene Morris, Kelsey Leiann Shepherd…. I’m one: Madison Lynn Booth…. Deaths: Bill Willard, 68; Hallie Bell Howard Shepherd, 74; Vera Beatrice Fox, 89; Pauline Joyce Byrn Clubb, 66; Rev. H. Dallas Sugg, 67; Elizabeth Figg, 87; James Nash Yount, 56; Hazel Tingle Jones, 83; Ruth W. Thomas, 73; Ernest G. Lancaster, 68; C.J. Colby, 56; Joyce R. Hall, 68; Pauline Sweazy Yocum, 80.

25 years ago, 1989

Kristin Seacat was crowned Little Miss Ruritan during Mount Eden's 4th of July festivities. Second went to Lesley Brooke Lynn and Amber Nicol Barnes won third place. Ray Jesse Martin disguised as Rosemarie Shank took first place in the Glamour Girl contest in Mount Eden.... The Sentinel-News won six first-place press awards... Betty C. Carter received the Superior Service Award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for outstanding performance of her duties as county office assistant in the Farmers Home Administration county office in Shelbyville…. Federal employees celebrated the 15th birthday of the Shelbyville chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.... Rev. Mark O’Shields was appointed pastor of Rockbridge United Methodist Church…. An occupational tax on paychecks of workers in Shelby County was being considered by county officials to help meet rising costs.... Angie Doyle, 18, former Shelby County High School basketball player diagnosed last fall with Wilson's disease, found after four days of tests at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond that she did not need a liver transplant.... Renovation at the high school plus new construction elsewhere were two priorities listed on a completed school facilities plan for Shelby County. The study completed by the state Department of Education lists schools that need improvement to keep up with growth.... Deaths: Eva Mae Ogden Tipton, 78; Sister Christine Alphonsine Lesousky, 71; Marshel French Jr., 68; Allen D. Mathus; Sarah B. Shaw, 77; Ella Mathews Huss, 89; Eva Moore Long, 82; Sara Allen Miles, 65.

40 years ago, 1974

Bob Walters joined Farmers and Traders Bank in Shelbyville as a farm representative, working with farmers in Shelby and surrounding counties…. Vivian Landers received the Kentucky Selective Service Second Mile Award for her tenacity, dedication and devotion to duty as  an administrative clerk in the state selective service headquarters in Frankfort…. David Miles received the William Brown Memorial Trophy for scoring the highest of all the senior 4-H’ers (ages 14-19) competing in the state 4-H animal judging contest in Lexington…. Deaths: Jordan “Corky” Wyatt Howard IV.

55 years ago, 1959

The winner of the big five-gaited championship stake at the Shelby County Fair was Plainview's Julia, owned by Plainview Farms, St. Matthews and ridden by Lee Shipman... Deborah Ann Shuck was the first place winner in the baby show for best girl baby under one year of age. Best boy baby was Larry Allen Tindle. Under two years was Pamela Jo James and Edward Ray Davis. the champion girl or boy baby under one year was Larry Allen Tindle and under two years was Pamela Jo James... Birth: Cynthia Ann Warren…. Deaths: Americus Alexander Ferguson, 87, who once operated the old Armstrong Hotel in Shelbyville; Hower Thomas Roberts, 70; John W. Roberts, 86, father of Mrs. L.D. Prather; Robert Dudley Jeffs, 78, retired farmer; Dr. Prentice Kinser Jr., Joseph F. Downs, Nettie Rodgers, Roberta Cowherd Murdoch, Beatrice Harrod Nilles, Victoria Montgomery, Mary Alice Bartlett, Ross L. Bray; William Morris Mead.

60 years ago, 1954

Mary Louise Foust was installed as first vice president of the Louisville chapter, American Society of Women Accountants.... G.A. Minch, assistant manager of State Finance Company's Francis Building office in Louisville, was made manager of the company's Heyburn Building office.... Larry Hughes, 8, was champion of the Cub Scout Mobile Derby, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club. Tommie Bemiss, 9, was second-place winner.... Hubert Gordon, former sheriff of Shelby County bought at auction the 119 acre Ditto Road farm, of the W.M. Dean Estate, near Waddy for $12,100.... Stephen A. Wakefield was appointed director of the division of flood control and water usage at a starting salary of $6,720 a year.... Guthrie Jesse was named director of Shelby Rural Electric Cooperative....

Steiden grocery list: California potatoes, 10-pound bag, 69 cents; cantaloupes, 29 cents each; Fancy Red Winesap apples, 2 pounds for 35 cents; chuck roast, 35 cents per pound; ground beef, 29 cents/pound; Libby's green peas or corn, two cans for 35 cents; Colgate Halo shampoo, large size, 89 cents; Joy for dishes, regular bottle 30 cents; Spic & Span, large package 25 cents; Ivory soap, four personal bars for 23 cents; Crisco, 3-pound can for 93 cents.... Serving our country: Cpl. Charlie E. McGill Jr. arrived for duty at the Taegu Military Post in Korea.... A/2c Donald E. Wade was with the 2349th Personnel Processing Group en route to Okinawa.... A/2c David Ray Miller completed a 30-day furlough at home with his parents after serving 11 months in Tauqu, Korea.... Cpl. Raymond Miller was serving with the 7th Infantry Division in Korea.... Deaths: Elijah H. Lea, 68, husband of Marguerite Cook Lea; Elizabeth Nichols Redmon, 68, widow of Dr. L.C. Redmon; Eli Hudson, 77, former member of Beechridge Baptist Church; Eddie Russell Rogers, 63, son of Ruth Rogers; Virgil A. Banta, 77, formerly of Shelby County; Elizabeth “Bettie” Reynolds, 98, widow of Joe Reynolds; Harris B. Brown, 67.

70 years ago, 1944

Beverly M. Logan sold his two-story brick home on Main Street to E.B. McWilliams.... Dr. H.W. Preissler, who had been in the grocery and drug business on the northwest corner of the public square for more than 21 years, accepted a position as pharmacist with C.R. Petty.... W. Boyd Roe reported the sale of the McWilliams home on West Main Street to Mrs. J.C. Ray.... It was announced that the 82nd Shelby County Fair would be held with some rings omitted (baby show, etc.) because of a polio ban which prohibited those under 16 to attend. The preceding year there was no fair; the only other omission was during the Civil War.

80 years ago, 1934

Births: Adrial Prentice Shavely, Mary Jean Hill…. Deaths: Sallie Nethery; Sadie Redmon; Helen Sheets; A.J. Reed, 64; James Calloway Bright, 68, capitalist, nationally known tobacco authority; John H. woods, 62.

90 years ago, 1924

The Charles C. Stoll Oil Company of Louisville purchased a lot on Bradshaw extension and on Southern Railway for $1,000. The company planned to erect a distributing plant.... Birth: Sam D. Weakley Jr.... Deaths: S.E. Miles, 85; Mrs. Oscar Duncan; Warren Vannatta.

95 years ago, 1919

Work was underway on new concrete streets between Sixth and Tenth, on Main…. Wartime 3-cent letter postage and 2 cent postal cards came to an end, with the former rate of 2 cent letters and 1 cent cards back again…. Rev. Vincent Ehinge came to Shelbyville as pastor of the Catholic Church to succeed Rev. J.H. Riley, who was transferred to Louisville.... Morris Robinson accepted a position as cashier with the Redpath Chautaugua and left with the company for the remainder of the season.... Deaths: Mrs. Robert M. Hawley; Mary Elizabeth Wilson; Caroline Commandeur; W. Tandy Chenault, 56, wife of deputy sheriff W.T. Chenault.