Looking back: July 26, 2013

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1973: Teen by friends from pond near Cropper

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, 2003
Shelby County Deputy Sheriff Audrey Armstrong was named Kentucky’s 2003 D.A.R.E. Officer of the Year for her dedication to the program and her work with elementary students. Deputy Sheriff Ray White was presented the President’s Award for his outstanding performance as treasurer and newsletter editor for the Kentucky D.A.R.E. Association....Billy Ballinger retired after more than two decades of giving driver’s license exams in Shelby and Franklin counties....Births: Christopher Lucas Armstrong, KeJon Ontrez Brooks, Zebadiah Dathan Carriss, William Spencer LeCompte, Salvador Arredondo Pacheco, Jennifer Rose Radcliff, Amanda Nicole Smither, Kaylah Meg Wilson, Anna Catherine Wood, Brandon Marin Venegas....I’m one: Ethan Thomas Smith, Bryce Edward Sutherland, Jackson Peyton....Deaths: Rose Anna Erwin Henderson Adcock, 71; James “Red” Marshall, 62; Gladys Bowles Martin, 84; Gladys Armstrong Seay, 55; William H. Pullium, 91; Oletta Roberts, 92; James E. “Jim” Bramblett, 57; Rev. Emma Mae Dungy Cammuse, 80; Juanita Cook Cottrell, 93; Willmer H. Pullium, 91; Charles Leonard Reese, 81; Hazel Eddington Thacker, 89.

15 years ago, 1998
SuperintendentLeon Mooneyhan marked 10 years at Shelby County schools....The lowest bid for construction of the proposed Family Activity Center at Clear Creek Park was $5.6 million – more than a 45 percent increase, or $1.8 million, more than original estimates for the facility....Kent Barnett was named national runner-up in the Special Talent competition at the National Beta Convention at Opryland Hotel in Nashville....The building that formerly housed Children Today Day Care was transformed into medical offices, announced by Timothy Jarm, president and CEO of Jewish Hospital Shelbyville....Alan J. Honaker received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Northwestern University’s Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at the university's 140th annual commencement exercises....Dr. Lisa Miller, who's family lives in Shelby County, was a guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show....Six local agencies received $30,200 in Moses Ruben grants. They were Operation Care, Shelby County Community Theatre, Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, Shelby Development Corporation and Shelby County Parks and Recreation, which received two....Country Hearth Inn opened on KY 55 South with 40 rooms....Janet Burgin was appointed postmaster in Mount Eden...Births: Nolan Christopher Hughes, Dennis Ray Shuman Jr., Zachary Alexander Spears....I'm one: Sarah Lynn Sanford....Deaths: Gloister Rose Jr., 57; Raymond Carter Whitaker, 70; Madalyn “Tillie” Harrington Baldwin; Julius White Jr., 66; Kenneth H. Jones, 77; Alma Kerr Connor, 101; “Peytie” Ballard Scearce, 79; Robert L. Mist, 68; Albert Witt, 36.

25 years ago, 1988
Shelby County Fair Queen Paige Ethington crowned the first Little Mister, Ben Medley.... Overall winners in the Shelby County Fair baby contest were Nicholas Knopf, Megan Sanders and Scott Willard....Heather Kirchdorfer was crowned during the 15th annual Little Miss contest.... Best in show, a Nubian goat exhibited by Rebecca McGowan, won a silver tray compliments of Dr. Carlen Pippin during the Shelby County Fair pet parade sponsored by the Shelby County Humane Society. Starlight also won the first-place prize for large farm animal....The office of The Sentinel-News moved from 702 Washington St. in Shelbyville to its new location on KY 55 South....Shelby County Hospice joined hands with Hospice of Louisville in a merger that would bring more services to Shelby County's terminally ill patients and their families....Duanne Puckett, editor of The Sentinel-News, was selected as the 1988 recipient of Kentucky Farm Bureau's communications award....After more than a month-long dry spell, it seemed the rains never would come. This week, it seemed they might never end. Rain gauges around the county marked between 4 and 6 inches from the heavy storms....Waddy celebrated it's 100th birthday....At the convention of Kentucky school administrators, Leon Mooneyhan was named the state's top school superintendent, and assistant superintendent Edward L. Smith was selected best central office staffer....Beth Gray was crowned during the beauty pageant of Waddy's 100th July 4th celebration....Kevin Fischer won five medals at the second annual Summer Classic swim meet in Elizabethtown. The 8-year-old won a gold medal in the 50-meter breast stroke, silver medals in the 50-meter backstroke and 50-meter butterfly and bronze medals in the 200-meter individual medley and 100-meter freestyle....David Clinton Reynolds, 15, died at United Medical Center/Shelbyville of multiple internal and head injuries when the bike he and a friend were riding, which had no brakes, was struck by a car on Main Street in Shelbyville....Other deaths: Carolyn Watson, 44; Lena Paris, 81; Alonzo Thomas Johnson, 61; Lottie Bradley Rice, 74; Rufus D. Snook, 74; William A. “Bill” Tingle, 80; Ruby Gertrude White Giles, 68.

40 years ago, 1973
David Taylor, 14, thanked two of his friends who reacted quickly when they realized that he was in trouble in  a farm pond in the Cropper area for saving his life. Jamie Crittenden, 12, went into the water and pulled David to the bank, while Willis Beach, 12, went to call for an ambulance....Don and Patsy Duke announced the opening of Duke's Bakery in Village Plaza shopping center....Shelby Countian Thomas C. Sampson was certified as an emergency medical technician (EMT) by the Kentucky Department of Health....Robert Casey, who lives near Eminence, was struck by lightning and was improving at the King's Daughters Hospital....Birth: Mark Joseph Moore....Ike H. Lee, 86, co-founder and vice-president of Lee-McClain Clothing Co., died at his home....Other deaths: Albert Dewey Harden, 75; Effie Catlett Brumley; Mary Burton Blythe; Hattie Weakley Ballard, 90; Bertha Bell Bailey, 88; Grover Cleveland Samples.

55 years ago, 1958
Martha Layne Hall,
a University of Kentucky senior majoring in home economics, was named by the Kentucky Liquefied-Petroleum Gas Association as "Miss Future Home Economist" of 1958....Ralph W. Thompson Jr. was employed again this summer by The McDowell Company of Cleveland, Ohio. The company was headed by Robert McDowell, formerly of Simpsonville....Mrs. Willie C. Ray left for New York, where she would fly to Rome to attend the World Confederation of Organizations of the Teaching Profession. She is state director of the National Educational Association....Ann Moynahan was named to the dean's list at Evansville College....Paul P. Gray, minister of Waddy Christian Church, was elected to the spring honors list at The College of the Bible in Lexington....Southern Railway train No. 56, going west, had 18 box-cars jump the tracks near Eastview. A journal burned off one of the cars and when it went off the tracks at the switch all the others were pulled off....The Shelbyville National Farm Loan Association consolidated with the Carrollton National Farm Loan Association....Serving our country: Mrs. Freeman Newton placed a call to her son, Spec. 3  Bobby Newton, who was in Heilbronn, Germany, and the call did not get through until the next day. She talked nine minutes at $4 per minute, but she said it was well worth the cost. His wife and daughter were to come home in August or September because of the crisis in Lebanon; he had been overseas 26 months....Marine Pfc. Garland M. Cook was part of the third increment of U.S. Marines that landed at Beirut, Lebanon....Army Sgt. Robert E. Bobbitt participated in a field firing test conducted by the V Corp's 57th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion near Todendorf, Germany....Deaths: Anna Hill, 72, wife of Edward J. Hill; Curtis Hardin, 52; Dessie Tichenor Snider; Luther J. Witt Sr., 77; Josephine Willard Cox, 75.

60 years ago, 1953
J.H. Riggs sold his interest in the Shelby Center Restaurant to Floyd Summers....William Scearce, president of Farmers & Traders Bank, was improving after undergoing an emergency appendectomy at Kentucky Baptist Hospital....More than 300 businessman ate more than 100 pounds of fish at the Chamber of Commerce's annual fish fry. Edwin Hall was fish fry chairman and Clarence Catlett was in charge of special activities and games....Drs. Charles and Donald Chatham opened a medical clinic in the Begley Drug building....James M. Lee, son of Mr. and Mrs. M.B. Lee, was among 2,500 candidates undergoing officer training at the Marine Corps School, Quantico, Va....Mary Louise Foust became the first woman lawyer in Kentucky to acquire a CPA certificate.

70 years ago, 1943
Serving our country: S.L. McGinnis Jr. was promoted to the rank of corporal....Mrs. Sam Johnson received word that her husband, Pvt. Johnson, landed safely in North Africa....Jula Mae Jordan received word that her husband, Pvt. William S. Jordan, was somewhere in India....Air Corps 2nd. Lt. Edward Pitkin Poynter was killed in action, presumably in the Alaskan zone. He was a co-pilot of a B-24 Liberator, and his headquarters was in Alaska....Other deaths: Effie Ogden Fortner, 72; Leatrice Joy Cain, 14-year-old granddaughter of Ruth Kelly; Hessie Floyd, 37; Charles W. Mikesell, 74; David Thomas Long, 61; Eugene Cowles; Colonel William Joseph Ford, 69.

80 years ago, 1933
The automobile of the Shelbyville Fire Chief Boyd W.O. Wayne was destroyed by fire....The second annual tennis tournament for the Byrd Cup opened on three courts: Byrd's Science Hill and Ballard's....Stallard Smith's triple and Jack Pearce's hitting and fielding gave Shelbyville an easy victory over Simpsonville in the North Central Kentucky League....Deaths: Ruby W. Allen; Sarah F. Corbin; Susan T. Henning; Dr. George A. Pryor; Mary Louise C. Turner; Lester Cull; Marion W. Douthitt; Webster Wooldridge.

85 years ago, 1928
The Locust Grove baseball team lost to the Cropper, 9-5....Thieves entered the poultry house of Mrs. W.C. Winlock, near Finchville, and carried away 60 frying-size White Rocks....A surprise dinner was given Mary Frances Shelburne at her home near Southville in honor of her 88th birthday....Death: John Warren Hardesty, 70.

90 years ago, 1923
During an electrical storm, D.C. Cunningham lost valuable cows that were killed by lightning on his farm between Clayvillage and Peytona....E.S. Waters and J.R. Burnett purchased the cottage owned by Mrs. E.A. Blaydes on Washington Street, between 4th and 5th streets, in Shelbyville....The Shelbyville Methodist Church celebrated its 100th anniversary....Deaths: Margaret Lewis, 89; Zelma Juanita Speer, 16-year-old daughter of Lillie Speer; John N. Goodman, 75; Stella Mondy Black, 37, wife of Bruce Black.

95 years ago, 1918
Some 165 men left home for service, some at Fort Thomas and others at Camp Zachary Taylor....J.W. Gudgell, who had been a traveling salesman for the Southern Brokerage Company, resigned to accept a position in the Quaker Maid Grocery Company’s local store....Birth: Edward Witt Neel....Rev. William D. Wakefield, a well-known Baptist evangelist, died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Math A. Wakefield....Other deaths: Isaiah Ceders, 55, a retired farmer; and Sam Woods, 46, a well-known farmer.