Looking back: July 3, 2015

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1935: County votes to consolidate 3 schools

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
The Simpsonville City Commissioners named former Shelbyville Mayor David Eaton the new city administrator…. Hannah Smith received one of four principal’s awards given at West Middle School eighth-grade promotion ceremony. Baxter Matthews was the male recipient of the Patriot Award, and Kayla Pilcher was the female recipient…. Winners in the 2005 Shelby County Fair Baby Show were 18- to 24-month-old girl was Kathryn Gaddie and boy was Austin Ellis; 12- to 18-month-old girl was Kamerin Farris and boy was Carter Stivers; 6- to 12-month-old girl was Jenna Carter and boy was Michael Bryant. Most photogenic were Samuel Lewis and Kade Wilson…. Winners of the Tiny Tots were 2-year-old girl, Mallory Moses and boy, Dawson Eden; 3-year-old girl Olivia Federle and boy, Darien Ray Sheets; 4-year-old girl, Jenna Ballard and boy, Hunter Warford…. Births: Ethan Ray Ashcraft, Breigh Ann Banta, Hannah Taylor McIntosh, Reagan Michelle Douthitt, Jordan Brock Holcomb…. I’m one: Gracee Lynne Pratt…. Deaths: Pauline Stapleton Adams, 83; Christine Martin Neblett, 106; John M. O’Brien, 82; Anna M. Higgs Pryor, 99; John Arthur “Johnnie” Railey, 58; Osborne Stivers, 82; Syble E. Roberts, 82; Erick Karem Wills Sr., 58; Dixie M. Cochran Craven, 75; Kimberly Ann “Kim” Goldsmith, 42; Greg Lancaster, 54; Marvin L. “Doodle Bug” Hulker, 63; Stella M. Jones, 68; Elbert Kerr, 81; Zoller Douglass Tapp, 26.

15 years ago, 2000
Marisa Wilder, Julie Bastin and Mikah Begley were East Middle winners in the Young Authors contest.... At a time of rapidly rising gas prices, Shelby County had some of the cheapest prices in the region. Gas stations on Main, U.S. 60 and Simpsonville were selling regular unleaded for $1.58 a gallon compared to Middletown for $1.77.... Shelby County teachers wanted a 5 percent raise – the district gave them a 4 percent across the board…. Thomas J. Cobb, a 1947 graduate of the University of Kentucky, was one of four recipients of the 1999 Alumni Service Award.... Todd Alan Claypool received a bachelor of arts in ministry from Clear Creek Baptist Bible College in Pineville.... Curtis head was named to the dean's list at Marshall University.... Shelley Elizabeth Hays was named to the dean's list with a 4.0 GPA majoring in business at the University of Kentucky.... Leah Aubrey and Amanda Wills were named to the "A" honor roll at Georgetown College.... Drew Aldridge, Shelby County High School class of 2000, planned to try to walk-on to the Western Kentucky University swim team this fall. But before that, the college freshman planned to swim against international competition in Australia…. Kerri Lynn Richardson received the Outstanding Broadcasting Senior Award from the School of Journalism and Broadcasting at Western Kentucky University.... The Shelbyville Solomon's Masonic Lodge No. 5 – the third oldest operating chapter in the state – turned 200 this year.... Births: Benjamin Carson Betts, Guillermo Garcia, Lauren Elise Mackey, Victor Eugene Malone IV, Makayla Marie Sharpe.... Deaths: Eloise Mitchell Batts, 93; Addie Snider Rupprecht, 89; Sean Allen Wilkinson, 30; Charles F. Yates Jr., 76.

25 years ago, 1990
A group of Shelbyville senior citizens came home with 23 medals from the Spring State Senior Games at Northern Kentucky University. They were Ruby Whitaker, Hallie Tipton, Mary Inghram, Edna Chapman, Ruby Jewell and John Hayes.... C&H Rauch Jewelers announced the move of Angela Lynn Cameron, manager of the C&H Rauch Jewelry store previously located in the Shelbyville Village Plaza, to the new C&H Rauch store located in the Midland Shopping Center.... Roll Forming Corporation appointed Glenn "Rocky" Nelson as vice president sales-marketing.... Greg Biagi was named in the 1990-91 Who's Who in Professional Photography.... Jeff Owen of Kiddie Keepers Inc. made the announcement for a $200,000-plus facility he planned to build and operate in partnership with the United Medical Center. A day care center that "won't be touched by any other day care center in the state" would employ 18 Shelby countians and provide care for up to 100 children…. Richard Stewart was appointed county supervisor for Farmers Home Administration located on KY 55 South…. Shelby County resident Paula Varney Kinsolving appeared in a lead role in the Bluegrass Theatre Guild's musical production of "George M!..." R. Wayne Stratton was elected to East Kentucky Power Cooperative's board of directors…. First Family Physician Associates PSC asked for and received a zone change so it could put an apothecary in its new building on Hospital Drive.... Jeff L. Quire, senior from Finchville, received the Ruth Hines Temple Art Prize for art major with high academic and artistic accomplishments.... Mike Casey of Shelbyville was among 21 athletes that were inducted into the Dawahares-Kentucky High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame in Lexington…. Stacey Nix, East Middle School student, was honored for her academic achievement at a statewide ceremony at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green…. Shelby County was designated an official Bicentennial County by the Kentucky Bicentennial Commission and Gov. Wallace G. Wilkinson in anticipation of the state's 200 anniversary which occurs in 1992 – the same year Shelby County also turns 200…. Birth: Gary Scott Allen, Brittany Nicole Green, Daniel Lee Olszowy, Cameron Robert Gordon…. Deaths: Juanita Carter Shea, 72; Junius Wesley Morris, 75; Irene Mikle Long, 61.

40 years ago, 1975
The Triads, formed in December of 1969, performed for the Derby Town Club at Admiral Benbow Inn in Louisville. Trio members were Lillian Sorrels, Mary David Myles and George Ann Carpenter... Larry Wingfield was signed to teach at Shelby County High School and coach the track team during the 1975-76 school year.... Shelby County Fiscal Court reviewed and passed an inflation-swelled $701,626 budget, the largest ever for Shelby County.... Peggy McCormack retired from the Waddy post office as postmistress after 39 years on the job…. Greg Gundlach established himself as the best high school vaulter in Kentucky high school history as he became the first to clear 15 feet in the Carmel (Ind.) Classic....Bonnie Gossage, ad salesperson and former associate editor of the Sentinel-News, was named ad manager...  Simpsonville men's softball action saw NAFCO emerge as the undisputed league leader. Riding a 7-0 record, NAFCO widened its lead over second place Halfway House, now at 5-1.... More than 250 persons attended the Pigeon Fork Baptist Church combined homecoming and sesquicentennial (150 years) celebration.... Tom A. Marksbury was named the winner of a Transylvania University Merit Scholarship.... Shelbyville native Barney Bright was the sculptor who designed the clay models of horses and jockeys that would be on the 40-foot high Louisville Clock. The clock was scheduled to be working on the River City Mall the next summer.... Births: Alissa Adams and Hannah Wesley Batts, Christopher David Curtis... Deaths: Ruth Jean Yount, 14-year-old daughter of Lois Catherine Brooks and William S. Yount, drowned in Brashears Creek near the Shelby and Spencer County line; Donald Lewis Franklin, 36, was killed when the house trailer on which he was working fell on him; Pauline King Anderson, 47, wife of Rickey Anderson, was killed in a traffic accident on U.S. 60 approximately one and a half mile east of Shelbyville; Isaac Verner Wood, 64, husband of Ethel Fortner Wood; Albert F. Weller, 66, Bell Telephone Company for 45 years, supervisor in Maysville, Frankfort and Shelbyville; James P. Graves, 64, farmer and former manager of the A&P Store; Elizabeth Howerton Offutt Lighter (nee Pace), 77, wife of Ralph Vernon Lighter; Mrs. Wiley B. Edwards, mother of Wade Edwards; James T. Wood, brother of Sheriff Sammy Wood; Everett M. Casey, 65.

55 years ago, 1960
Mack G. Walters was sworn in for his third consecutive four-year term as a member of the Kentucky  Board of Agriculture.... Dairying was second only to tobacco in Shelby County and had a $5,000,000 yearly income. The county had 17,000 dairy cows with most in the 450 herds supplying milk to Louisville and Lexington.... Mrs. John Wray won two third places and one fourth in the State Toy Fox Terrier Dog Show held at Eastwood. Renee Wray won first place in the Junior Showmanship.... Alex B. Veech, president of the Shelby Rural Electric Cooperative, returned as president of the power supply cooperative that serves 135,000 rural establishments through the 16 member cooperatives throughout Kentucky.... The Shelbyville Independent schools could receive as much as $72,000 in additional funds from the state in the 1960-61 school year. Shelby County schools could receive as much as $135,000.... Mrs. Willie C. Ray, superintendent of Shelbyville schools, was named a delegate to the annual convention of the National Education Association in Los Angeles, Calif.... A farm containing 136.6 acres located in Jefferson and Shelby counties was sold at auction for $23,500. A house and five acres of land located at Clark's Station was sold for $6,500…. W.E. Stivers Jr., Lewis Bailey and Ronald Smither received the Kentucky Farmer degree at the State FFA Convention in Louisville.... Births: Paul Achille Biagi, Robert Ernest Burk…. Serving our country: Army Specialist Four Bobby L. Wade participated with other personnel from the 4th Armored Division in a field training exercise in Grafenwohr, Germany.... Deaths: Orville R. Hopper, 68, husband of Lillian Beatrice Hopper; infant son of Mr. and Mrs. William Thomas Wood.

60 years ago, 1955
Billie Quisenberry,
16, was selected Miss Shelby REA for 1955 at the annual beauty contest held at the Shelby County Fairgrounds.... Burglars entered Herrick's Store at Simpsonville and took electrical appliances and groceries valued at about $500.... Boyce Ratcliffe of Mount Eden was named chairman of the Farmers for Chandler in Shelby County.... Roy VanMeter, golf columnist for the Shelby News and free-lance writer, has been selected to write a comprehensive feature story on the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Full support from J. Edgar Hoover, FBI chief, was pledged and upon completion and approval by Hoover, the story will be offered for national circulation.... Birth: Sharon Lee Smith.... Serving our country: Col. Adriel N. Williams, commander, 374th Troop Carrier Wing (Heavy) greeted young visitors to Tachikawa Air Base, Japan, during their recent tour. The children were from the Sister Odelia Orphanage which was sponsored in large part by personnel of Tachikawa.... Army Pfc. William E. Bohannon Jr. was named Soldier of the Month for the 4th Tank Battalion at Fort Hood, Texas.... Privates Albert L. Elliott, 27, and Bobby C. Perkins, 20, of Shelbyville, are scheduled to be sent to Europe from Fort Riley, Kansas, in July as part of Operation Gyroscope, the Army's new unit rotation plan.... Deaths: Edwin Charles Ruff, 75, husband of Ethel Walker Ruff; Anna May Stivers Woods, 82, mother of Mrs. John Shuck Sr.; Rosie Schweier Riester, 91, widow of Albert Riester; Francis Jackson "Fellow" Perkins, 78, husband of Daisy Perkins; Allie Reese Mason, 86, widow of George Robert Mason; Charles O. Fisher, 80, native of the Olive Branch neighborhood; Jance J. Allen, 81, retired farmer; Clyde J. Greenwell, 58, machinist at American Standard Sanitary Manufacturing Co. for 35 years; Alvin B. Jaeger, 28, husband of Jill Yates Jaeger; Dr. Charles A. Logan, native of Shelbyville and the Presbyterian missionary who introduced Japan's Kagawa to Christianity, died at his home in Tennessee after a heart attack. He was 80 years of age; Rena Shelburne Eggen, William Barbee Owen, Robert Crosby Payne, Thomas Dudley Money.

70 years ago, 1945
An editorial urged better parking arrangements. Double parking was prevalent on Main between 5th and 6th. Traffic was both east and west. Conversations were held from car to car and passing motorists claimed traffic was blocked…. Nine Shelby County men left for the Army – Floyd Myers, Robert Allen Yancey, James Monroe Tingle, Charles Berkley Reed Jr., Frank Hungerford, Jesse Jr., William Curtis Johnston, Samuel Francis New, Carl Wilson Hughes and William Hargis Montgomery…. Deaths: Betty Geoghegan; Margaret Baskett Roland, widow of Clark N. Roland and father of Mrs. S.K. Riner.

80 years ago, 1935
Federal funds assured for widening and relocation of U.S. 60, 11 miles to the Jefferson County line…. The county board voted to end three schools by consolidation – Clark, Beechwood and Harrisonville…. J. Hayden Igleheart was named Legion Post commander, succeeding W.C. Morris…. Birth: Patricia Wakefield…. Deaths: Richard C. Foley, 65, killed by a train near L&N station; Congressman Cap R. Carden; Roy M. Moore; Arthur Stapleton; Sarah Heaton Poe; Mrs. L.C. Carpenter; Martha Lee McCampbell; Clara Bailey Samples.

85 years ago, 1930
Mary Josephine Wright opened a summer class in piano. She had studied four years with Leschetizky in Vienna, Austria... The resident of Mrs. J.T. Wright at Fourth and Washington, occupied by Patrolman William Strange and family was badly damaged by fire. Loss was estimated at $1,200 with no insurance... Deaths: Lucy Lyon Watts, 67; Mamie Stevens, 36; Nancy Jane Buckner, 82, aunt of Mrs. Henry Greenwell.

90 years ago, 1925
Deaths: Benjamin Logan Arrington, 78; Frances Short Morris, 69, wife of George Morris; Mrs. Gaines Cox, 25, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Hammond formerly of Shelbyville; Samuel A. Whayne, 69, native of Shelbyville, of Oakland, Calif.

95 years ago, 1920
Luke Hansbrough sold for W.S. Gibbs a pair of 4-year-old mules to John Campbell of Cuba for $1,000…. J.T. Cowherd and son left for Morgantown, where they conducted a sale of building lots for the Wakefield-Davis Realty Company.