Looking back: July 8, 2016

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1976: Shots fired at councilman thought to be prank

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, 2006

Starting in January 2007, the county's families involved in divorce, paternity suits, domestic violence, neglect, custody cases – in short, any family-related issues -- will have one court to go to, one judge to face, who covers Shelby, Spencer and Anderson counties. The office will be filled by election in November…. Local law enforcement agents assisted U.S. marshals Saturday in apprehending a man who had escaped from an Illinois jail…. Two Shelbyville residents received bachelor of arts degrees from Asbury College during the spring 2006 commencement. Kimberly Gail Barnett received a degree in media communications. Matthew Scott Russell received a degree in Bible theology, pre-seminary…. Growing up, Anthony Sieg had a ready-made career laid out before him. As the eighth of 13 children who grew up on a popcorn farm, he could have followed his brothers into the family business his father, Wifred "Cousin Willie" Sieg Sr., created. He was recently hired to replace former East Middle School principal Patty Lord, who stepped aside last month in favor of a position as co-principal at the Alternative School @ Cropper…. The announcement that yet another Shelby County principal decided to step down left many people scratching their heads, wondering if there might have been some sort of problem in the district. For 2006-07, Shelby County Schools had six new principals, working at East Middle School and Simpsonville, Wright, Heritage, Clear Creek and Southside elementary schools. With only 10 schools in the district, that was 60 percent of the schools' leaders who would be new…. The national average per gallon for regular unleaded was $2.94 per gallon, while the state average was $2.86. Exactly one year ago, Kentuckians paid an average of $2.15 for a gallon of regular unleaded…. I’m one: Abigale Lauren Moskala, Lily Grace Roadcap, Madelyn “Maddie” Dunn…. Deaths: Lawrence “Mike” Glass, 60; Paul Raymond Collins, 72; Richard “Bernie” Crafton, 71; Margie Blair Sharp, 72; Bessie Faye Taylor Moffett, 90; H. Jay Snider, 66; Lillie Marie White, 69; Anna Nethery Richardson, 78; Charles Thomas Johnson, 84; William K. “Bill” Webb, 63; Hallie Louise Slucher Morse, 84.

15 years ago, 2001

Reading Olympics winners for the 2000-2001 school year at East Middle were Chase Wininger, Rodger Friesen and Michael Heyser.... Rosemary Riggs was the new executive program manager for Leadership Shelby.... Lynda Taylor and Suzzette Ghale opened Therapeutic Massage in the Meadowridge Center in Simpsonville.... It’s a Small World Learning Center opened at 1713 Midland Trail.... Jason Grissom was the new football coach for the West Middle School Warriors.... With the hiring of Sheri Grissom as assistant director, the management team at the Family Activity Center’s aquatics facility was fully in place. Harvey Turner was the director, and Jamie Stutzenberger was the second assistant director.... Births: Sisi Esmeralda Vazquez Duque, Carey-Jo Laren Jodan, Carlos Emanuel Gomez Bermudez.... Deaths: C. Thomas Craig, 81, died at Crestview Health Care Center. He started the family-owned Craig Realty Company in 1945 with his father, Robert Craig; Virginia Casey Beach, 82; Curtis Lee Blevins Sr., 72; William Smith, 77; James I. Caudill, 80; Calvin Ewing, 89; Calvin Ewing, 89; Mary Catherine Abrams Jackson, 70; Roxie Louise Driskell, 59; Eva Catherine Shouse Thomas, 65; Kenneth Wallace Slucher Sr., 66; Russell F. Parks Sr., 73; Viola Eades Wilborn, 90; Charles E. Dodd, 55; Opal Keltner Hedden, 83.

25 years ago, 1991

Auctioneers and Realtors Bill Willard and his son, Jimmy, joined the H. Barry Smith Company of Shelbyville.... Ryburn Allen Weakley was named the new vice president at Citizens Union Bank (CUB)…. Beverly Gail Fowler was awarded a $500 scholarship by the Kentucky Women in Rural Electrification (WIRE), an organization affiliated with Kentucky's electric cooperatives.... The 1991 Fantasy Ball, a charity event to benefit the Shelby County Community Theatre, brought in $25,000. The event was held on Ben and Jean Matthews' farm north of Simpsonville.... John F. Hunter was promoted to director of marketing for Triple M. Business Products.... United Medical Center/Shelbyville, affiliated with Jewish Hospital, was awarded a "superior" rating in its skilled nursing facility.... Changes in the law against driving under the influence (DUI) went into effect. Anyone convicted of DUI after July 1 would lose their license for 90 days – period.... The Bagdad Ruritan Club bought the old Bagdad School property for the baseball field at the back of the property, not the school building. What the club got was the school building and not the athletic field. A survey by the Ruritan Club turned up the fact that the Shelby County School District did not own the property that the ballfield sat on. So the Ruritan Club was without a deed to the property it paid for and that it wanted.... Births: Emily Lynne and Lauren Michele Becker... Deaths: Deaths: Guy Ree Coleman was a respected member of the community, particularly among black residents who named him and his wife Parents of the Year in 1989 at the Black Achievement Banquet; William E. Riester, 85; Beatrice Brooks Bond, 79; Howard Sewell, 77; Stuart L. Demaree Sr., 77.

40 years ago, 1976

It was outrageous. It was bewildering. It was unreal. But most of all, it was fun. Six area communities vied for the Louisville championship of the "Almost Anything Goes" TV road show at Louisville Gardens. The Shelbyville team included Bob Park, Susan Clark, Tom Tyler, Joy Lynn Quire, Paul Hall, Linda Horine, George Harbour and Lillian Park.... The future of the local school system's utility tax was placed in the hands of Shelby County voters. In Fiscal Court, the magistrates unanimously passed a motion to put the Shelby County School Board's proposed three per cent utility tax on the November ballot.... Jennifer Imel was crowned Shelby RECC for 1976. First runner-up was Donna Armstrong.... Markita Shelburne, Diana Faust and Ronda Hill, candy stripers at the King's Daughters Hospital, were selected to attend the educational Institute for Teenage Volunteers at the University of Louisville.... Gloria Jeanne Duvall, junior at Shelby County Vocational School, was selected to participate in the 27th annual Odd Fellow's United Nations Pilgrimage for Youth as an observer at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.... Rev. Kenneth Clouse received his Bachelor of Science degree at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tenn.... Casey Phillips, 7, was struck by a car at 613 Old Finchville Road and was listed in satisfactory condition at Norton-Children's Hospital in Louisville. He had gotten ice cream from an ice cream truck and was crossing the road and ran in front of a car.... David Miles, 18, of Bagdad was one of the final candidates for state president of the Kentucky 4-H organization in elections held during Kentucky 4-H week at the University of Kentucky.... Shelby County Realtor-builder Albert Moffett announced plans to open a branch real estate sales office in Eminence.... Births: Mark Anthony Davis, Leslie Shannon Miller.... Deaths: Mr. and Mrs. Walter Eugene Shick were discovered dead in their home in the Middletown Manor Garden Apartments, which they managed. According to Jefferson County coroner's report, death was caused by carbon monoxide poisoning; Naomi M. Coley Bowles, 87; Eugene T. Thompson, 75; Alpha Miller Watterson, 45.

55 years ago, 1961

Nancy Peakwas crowned Shelby County's Dairy Princess at Science Hill Inn. Anita Lester was the previous princess. Other contestants were Kitty Proctor, Edna Wayne McMillian, Aleene Boswell and Judy Riester.... Star Scout Tommy Aldridge of Troop 186 received a God and Country Award at the Eminence Methodist Church.... Winn-Dixie grocery list: sliced bacon, pound 59 cents; Swift's wieners, 12 ounce package 45 cents; bologna, chunk style, pound 49 cents; Folger's coffee, pound can 59 cents; Maxwell House instant, six ounce jar 87 cents; Berry Hill frozen strawberries, four 10-ounce packages 89 cents; Charmin tissue, four roll package 33 cents; medium eggs, dozen 39 cents; fresh, firm, ripe, Georgia peaches, five pounds 49 cents; Grennan's Angel Food or three layer chocolate white or gold cake, 13 ounce 39 cents.... Kroger grocery list: round steak, 69 cents pound; sirloin steak, guaranteed tender, pound 85 cents; T-bone steak, pound 95 cents; chuck steaks, pound 49 cents; rib steaks, pound 85 cents; Heinz tomato ketchup, 14 ounce bottle, 25 cents; Stokley cut green beans, 31 cents can; carrots, 1 pound cello bag 10 cents; wieners, Swift's premium, skinless, pound 49 cents; Breast O' Chicken light chunk tuna, 4 cans for $1; Stokley's shellie beans, five cans $1; fruit cocktail, five cans $1.... Serving our country: Donald G. Likes was promoted to specialist four in Korea where he was a member of the first Cavalry Division.... Deaths: James Perry Bryant, 77; Ailcare M. Pessarelli, 57; Mary Frances Cowherd Black, 88; William “Bill” Sherman Revel, 53; Jessie Pilcher Thompson, 74; B.O. “Bert” Cash; Earnest Briscoe, 69; Selbert C. Mitchell, 25.

60 years ago, 1956

To better serve advertisers and for the benefit of subscribers, The Shelby Sentinel changed the publication day from Friday to Thursday.... Serving our country: Capt. Joseph A. Biagi was assigned to the 1st Armored Division at Fork Polk, La. He is assistant judge advocate of the division’s headquarters, a veteran of service in Europe and holds the Bronze Star Medal.... Col. Adriel Williams, commander of an Air Force unit in Japan, came home to visit his parents. A veteran pilot of World War II, he commanded a combat cargo wing in the Korean campaign.... Deaths: Thomas Rust Underwood, Lexington Herald editor for 20 years and longtime Democratic leader; Jerman Baker Blumer, 83, retired merchant and salesman, died at the Old Masons Home, where he had lived since 1950. For many years he was a grocery man and meat dealer; Alice Wiley Ellis, 70, mother of local children, Mrs. Marvin Williams and Mrs. B.E. Collins; Jordan S. Whitehouse, 86, husband of Matilda Whitehouse; Emma Baker Smith, 95, mother of J.A. Smith and grandmother of Boley Chesher, Gale Smith and William Smith; Jerman Baker Blumer, 84, father of Viola Louise Block; Earl Perry Wheathey, 51, wife of Owen Wheatley and sister of local sibling, of Mrs. Will Merchant.

70 years ago, 1946

George Giles, Shelby County superintendent, was elected president of County Superintendents of Kentucky.... Mack G. Walters was elected commander of J. Franklin Bell Post American Legion.... Among those released from the Armed Forces were: Lonnie C. Quire, Charles A. Brooks, David H. Lewis, Kenneth E. Dennie, Roy C. Prather, James Ross Kemper, Richard Rodgers, James C. Bright, Horace C. Asay, Elbert Gean Haynes, Homer Miller, Joe McMillan, Bernice Foley Hayden, Thomas S. Leathers Jr., Cecile Marion Moore, William Roberts, James A. Bowles, James Chester Riggs, William Buckner Smith, Warren L. Roberts, Herbert T. Ransell Jr., George W. Gill…. Funeral services for Maj. Gen. Allen W. Gullion, 65, were held at New Castle. Judge advocate general of the Army from 1937-41, he served briefly on Gen. Dwight Eisenhower's staff in Europe. He was a member of the Kentucky Bar and the bar of the U.S. Supreme Court.

85 years ago, 1931

Boyd Roe of the Guy Downs Realty Company sold for Henry Rucker, his residence on South Seventh St. to Margaret Poulter and son, Hoskins Nichols for $1,500…. Birth: Betty Jean Trent…. Deaths: Willie Frye, 54; James Wallace Oldham, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Oldham.

90 years ago, 1926

James McCullough Simpson, native of Gray Abbey, County Down, Ireland, died at his home on the Luce and Moxley place.

95 years ago, 1921

George L. Willis Jr. was admitted to partnership in the law firm of Willis and Todd, and the firm name was changed to Willis Todd and Willis.... Birth: Lois Katherine Hatchett, Robert Briggs Lawson.... Deaths: Charles Floyd, 91; James Henry McClain, 2-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl McClain; Cain Estes, 65; Dr. Samuel D. Kesler; Mrs. William Pryor Smith; Clara Shaw, 46.