Looking back: June 10, 2016

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1991: Awards highlight year for SCHS seniors

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

Our Lady of Guadalupe Academy/Corpus Christi High School started life in a few rooms of the Simpsonville Community Center with a few parents and 19 students. That was in 1999. Seven years later, the school has more than tripled in size, is getting ready to expand its facility and just last week gained national accreditation. The National Association of Private Catholic and Independent Schools granted Our Lady/Corpus Christi accreditation in late May after school officials conducted an exhaustive self-study of the school's operation and after a visit from the association's officials. The school was graded on governance, mission, faculty, curriculum, facility and students. The school got the highest marks possible in all but two areas, and got second highest in those…. Ian Feole was at the top in his sport – karate. He wore the black belt. He was also on top in academics, too. He was Cornerstone Christian Academy's class of 2006 valedictorian with a 3.495 GPA…. Eight Shelby County High School students chosen for the Governor's Scholars program, a free summer program for Kentucky students, were Amber Brigmon, William B. Decker III, Alaina Faust, Rebecca Hinkle, Phebe Poston, Holt Tripp, Cecilia Weihe and Miranda Yeager…. Charles A. Higgins Jr. graduated cum laude from Kentucky State University with a Bachelor of Arts in English…. Come fall, Shelby County High School students will have a little less to preoccupy them in school. At least, that's what the school's SBDM (School-Based Decision-Making) Council members are hoping now that they have adopted a uniform dress code. No longer will students be able to express themselves through designer labels, low-riding pants or decorative embellishments or emblems. In their place will be well-fitting, solid tops in either white, navy or gold, and chino-style pants, skirts, capris and skorts in solid khaki or navy, or navy plaid in the case of the skirts…. East Middle School Principal Patty Lord joined Alternative School @ Cropper Principal Bob Spears in the new position of co-principal…. Vicki Elliot was the first Citizens Union Bank employee to receive the bank's newest honor: Customer Service Leader…. Beth Kovacs, Citizens Union Bank's Call Center and Internet Banking Services manager and Shelbyville's Business Professional Women's 2006 Young Careerist, won the careerist North Regional Competition March 18 in Louisville and placed second at the state competition in Owensboro May 19…. Births: Katee Nicole Goodwin, Michale Gerard Jones Jr., Jacob Scott Marcum, Elizabeth Maree Owens, Grace Caroline Welch, Larry Vonzell Yocum III…. Deaths: Virginia “Ginny” Bailey, 49; Richard M. “Bud” Butler Jr., 86; Meleah Rose Eberenz, 18-year-old daughter of Jim and Martha Keeling Eberenz; Ruth Allene Croxton Hinkley, 84; Curt C. Hurl, 62; Jane Willhite, 82; Larry Keith Wilson, 64; Carolyn Landers Crutcher, 81; Edith Marie Gatewood, 81; Roy Mahuron, 71; Charles Edwin Miller, 84; Larry Keith Wilson, 64.

15 years ago, 2001

Melody Palmer, Shelby County High School senior, was the first female to serve as the cadet commanding officer of her ROTC unit. She had been involved with ROTC program the four years she attended the school.... Firefighters, family, friends and supporters from the seven fire districts in Shelby County collected $129,965.60 for the Crusade for Children during the weekend – almost $1,100 more than the amount raised the previous year.... Where it was once hard to find a parking space, now there is an empty lot. All 105 residents had moved out of Shelby Manor off Mack Walters Road after the facility was closed May 25 by Omnilife Health Systems of Columbus, Ohio, the nursing home’s management company.... Andrew Baughman graduated from the University of Kentucky with a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering and a master's degree in business administration with an international business concentration…. Kent Barnett received the Myrtie C. Franklin and Imogene F. Bennett Music Prize during academic honors convocation at Centre College.... Melissa Ann Hackworth graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.... Monica L. Carlson graduated cum laude with a bachelor's degree in biology from Duke University…. When Shelbyville was perched on the edge of the nation's frontier, a group of settlers banded together to build a church. Two hundred years later, members of Burks Branch Baptist still pulled together. For example, some recently painted the church to spruce it up for a bicentennial celebration this weekend. One of the oldest in the county honored the milestone with fellowship, food, music, games and worship with Rev. Billy Betts…. Melody A. Palmer and Matthew C. Becker, both of Shelbyville, were honored as Shelby County High School recipients of the 2001 U.S. Army Reserve National Scholar-Athlete Award…. Birth: Baylee Kristine Jones.... I’m one: Jacob Tyler Griffin, Isaura Alexandria Jeronimo, Paige Nicole Peterson, Meagan Elaine Kingsolver, Alisha Mariea Minnis.... Deaths: Edward Breeden, 70; Lucille Goodwin Snider, 89; James Ray Anderson, 70; Rickey Carroll Anderson Sr., 51; Garnett “Becky” Kaze Lee, 83; Gilbert Jamison, 88; Helen Yount Nilles, 75; Norbourne Hansel Kelley, 74; Winfred Ray Sizemore, 66; Wallace S. Watts, 81.

25 years ago, 1991

Louie Martinclosed Martin Jewelers after 20 years of service. He hadn't spent a week away from his jewelry store since 1974 and when he sold his last diamond ring or gold necklace he had plans to head to the golf course or to a fishing hole.... A stray German shepherd wandered onto the fast lane of I-64 about two miles west of the Waddy interchange causing a three-car pileup that injured four.... Pat Murphy joined Shelby County Farm Bureau Insurance agent. He is a Shelby County High School graduate.... His official title was public defender, but attorney Steve Durham was really an advocate for those he's appointed to represent. "I'm not representing criminals. I'm representing people accused of crimes – real people," he said. He resigned after checking expenses and pay, and realized that he had so many cases he was working for free.... Carol Elizabeth Eaton was recognized for academic achievement as a United States National Honor Roll Award winner.... The Shelby County Conservation District purchased American Chestnut seedlings from the Wexford Soil Conservation District in Michigan and donated them to the new Simpsonville and Heritage schools and to the Nature Center at Shelby County High School.... Louise Watts was chosen as middle school teacher of the year. Mary Chrissy Jones was voted teacher of the year at the high school by students and faculty.... Mike Stoner's torrid post-season hitting streak continued propelling Shelby County High School into today's state baseball championship.... Serving our country: Ben Cooper helped keep the Operation Desert Storm troops moving and helped keep them cool by repairing the air conditioning units. He left his job as a bus mechanic for the Shelby County School system and spent five months in Saudi Arabia with the 475th MASH unit.... Deaths: Samuel Duncan Hinkle III, 82, prominent in the horse breeding business, making Guist Creek Farm off Seven Mile Road respected among thoroughbred owners across the nation; Benjamin David Tindle, infant grandson of Ernest and Mae Tindle and Jo Walker; Clara Hedden Blaydes, 102; Lionel C. Greenwell, 80; Elmer Rounds, 60.

40 years ago, 1976

In no way did Norma Jennings consider her job to be taxing. She described her six-days-a-week job of driving a cab in Shelby County as "enjoyable..." Shelby County was hit by severe weather. High winds knocked down power lines, uprooted trees, blew the roof off the Ben Franklin Store, damaged the roof of Shelby County High School and the tobacco warehouses east of town.... When the East Middle School math text books are blown clean next fall of dust from the summer of 1976, Elizabeth Kesler would not be around to distribute them. After 42 years of teaching in public schools she decided to retire.... Bernard Davis of Shelbyville was being considered by a seven-member commission in Frankfort to be nominated for the judgeship of the Sixth Appellate District.... Attempting to keep up with the Shelby County boom in hard court interest, the Shelby County Parks and Recreation Board put the finishing touches on two of its new tennis courts.... A Southern Railways train struck a car driven by William E. Cook. It was reported that the crossing lights were not working. The conductor of the train told the investigating officer the horn of the train was blowing as it approached the crossing.... Lees K. Carpenter and Teresa T. Stivers were injured in two separate vehicles after a Lawrenceburg man was traveling the wrong way on Washington Street.... Emmett Roberts, 57, was admitted to Louisville's General Hospital with a broken leg and listed in fair condition after being caught in a conveyor belt.... Births: Amy Beth Sheets, Erika Gail Cook, Julie Ann Doyle.... Deaths: Mary Jane Aldridge, 57; Robert L. Miller, 72; John D. Hammond Jr., 66; Roxie Oliver Kerr, 75; Herman Rodgers, 82; Ray Claxton Taylor, 53; Sarah Isabel Ballard Meade, 77; Andrew J. Clark, 79; Hester Hopkins, 78; Janette Marie Cook, infant daughter of William Earl and Maggie Gray Cook; George Gilbert Cowherd, 81.

55 years ago, 1961

Nancy Berry Blakemorewas flute soloist in a competitive audition in Lexington and was awarded a scholarship to the Summer Youth Institute of University of Kentucky to be held at UK.... Ben M. Pollard received his Master of Science degree in Engineering at Purdue University.... Betty Ann Jones received her Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce at the University of Kentucky.... Dr. Don Chatham was elected president of the Alumni Association at Georgetown College.... Kenneth Wallace Slucher received his Master of Education degree at Georgetown College.... Leroy McMullan was one of 33 University of Kentucky students to be commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army in ceremonies in Memorial Hall in Lexington.... Ben G. Matthews was elected president of state-wide organizations of attorneys during the Young Lawyers Conference.... Deaths: Ray P. Weller, 62, prominent Shelbyville resident, State Fair official and tobacco executive; Rosa Logan Ray Doss, 68, widow of George F. Doss, retired tobacco executive; John Thomas Snow, 41, was killed when he fell 95 feet while painting the inside of a water tower at Anchorage; Alice Bowie Barrickman, 80, widow of Clarence G. Barrickman, prominent Shelbyville attorney; Tom Wallace, 86, editor emeritus of the Louisville Times, and a former resident of Shelbyville; Arthur J. Reynolds, 47, husband of Pearl Brown Reynolds; Myre Landers Bryant, 68, wife of Willie Bryant; Christine Haley Noland, widow of Rev. J.R. Noland; Shelby J. Caplinger, 81, husband of Pricie Rodgers Caplinger; James William Denton, 88, father of local siblings, Floyd E. Denton and Carroll H. Denton; Ollie C. McClain, 72, widow of Ezra McClain; Thomas D. Sutton, 82, father of Mrs. Andrew McMillan; Sterling Price Jackson, 84.

60 years ago, 1956

Treva Butlerwas one of seven members of Eastern State college's largest class to graduate with high distinction.... Bayless Farms of Shelby County took second place in the singles ring with a 115-pound lamb at the third annual Kentucky Lamb Show at Bourbon Stock Yards.... The property of Mrs. Thomas H. Botts, consisting of a residence and two lots in Bagdad, was sold at auction to Selbert Samples, well-known Bagdad merchant, for $6,000.... Ada G. Carter was appointed home demonstration agent for Shelby County.... Marlene Ellis was awarded the state homemakers degree…. The First District 4-H Talent Show was held at Elizabethtown. Ann Kincaid won district champion honors in the individual or specialty acts, and the choral group rated a blue ribbon and second place in the club act division.... Birth: Morris Vaughan Johnson Jr., Lea Withers Anderson.... Serving our country: Airman 3/c Ray M. Wills was congratulated for helping remove a pilot from a jet plane that crashed before it became airborne at Sembach Air force Base in Germany.... Wendell W. Phillips received his discharge from the U.S. Air Force.... Deaths: Dorothy Searcy Sorg, 25, operator of Dorothy’s Beauty Shop and wife of Frank Sorg; Iola D. Linfoot, 70, mother of local daughter, Mrs. George Heilman; Sallie Harrison Nichols, 82, mother of Gladys Nichols, C.C. Nicols and John Will Nichols; William G. Simpson, 59, president of Fawcett-Dearing Printing Company in Louisville; Isaac Clinton Cannon, 90, father of Mrs. D.H. Eppards; George Estill Perkins, 74, husband of Pearlie Rodgers Perkins.

70 years ago, 1946

Mr. and Mrs. James McAfee sold their home on Adair Avenue to Mr. Alex Green of Peytona.... Pupils returning from school included: Clarty Bright, William and Mary College; Helen McAfee, Hollins College; Mary K. LaMaster, Centre; Mary Stanton Willis, William and Mary; Mary Anne Goodson, Margaret Jamison, Betty Bright, Beth Shipman, Katherine Tudor and Nellie McClain, all of University of Kentucky.

80 years ago, 1936

Guy S. Wells purchased the interest of A.B. Weaver in the firm of Wells and Weaver and the firm name was changed back to Guy S. Wells & Company, with Mrs. Frank H. Allen (Wells' daughter) and Allen as managers.... Dr. Meredith Lynch, 85, veteran druggist, died at his home on main Street.... Cora Ester Sudduth, 70, died at her home near Beechridge.... Mary Shannon Wallace died at her home on Washington Street.

85 years ago, 1931

County Attorney R.F. Matthews sold his farm of 379 acres located on the Taylorsville Road, five miles south of Shelbyville to Fred A. Stewart of Indiana for $33,000.... The residence property belonging to Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Raymond on West Main Street was sold at auction to P.R. Beard for $7,525.... The home of Ben Bodkin and family located on Smithfield Pike was destroyed by fire. Loss was placed at about $1,200.... Deaths: Mrs. Jamie Cooper Linton, 65; Mrs. Josie L. Lowry, 71; Sarah Hardin, 72; Dr. Meredith Lynch, 85; Cora Ester Sudduth, 70; Mary Shannon Wallace.

95 years ago, 1921

Edward S. Oldham was appointed by County Judge E.T. Pollard, Clerk of the Shelby Quarterly Court to succeed R.M. Tipton, resigned.... Deaths: Margaret H. Money; Barbara Rothchild.