Looking back: June 13, 2014

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1989: Simpsonville principal retires after 27 years

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

Shelby County firefighters, their friends and families collected another record total for the Crusade for Children. The total was $156,523.79, more than $8,000 ahead of last year’s collection…. Angela Gajdzik Blank was named records manager of the Governor’s Office of Agriculture Policy…. Employees of Sigma Stretch Film went to “jail” at the Best Western Motel to raise money to help send children to muscular dystrophy summer camp. They raised $2,140…. Dr. Melissa Lipps was the newest veterinarian for Shelby Veterinary clinic, joining Drs. Roger Wonderlich, James Coots and Frank Figg…. Real estate broker Barry Webb, with ERA Smith Team Realtors in Shelbyville, received national recognition from global real estate leader ERA Franchise Systems Inc. for outstanding performance in Residential Adjusted Gross Commission in 2003… Since 1925, Logan’s Laundry had been a presence in downtown Shelbyville. The plant announced plans to move to Pearce Industrial Park, off KY 55 South…. Sherry Rymer opened Sherry’s Fashion Consignment Shop at Tam Antiques on Main Street….Births: John Kemper Whisman…. I’m one: Kristen Elizabeth Blank…. Deaths: Linda Marie Burgin, 56; Dale Brewer, 82; Claude Gregory Wayne, 52; June Wilson Garrett, 86; Arnold Hedges, 65; Dorothy Brewer Woods, 55; Kevin Alexander Schultz, 19-year-old son of Glenn and Brenda Schultz; Willie Price Stivers, 97; Margaret B. Bruther, 87; Marvin Gibbs Williams, 79; Mary Elizabeth Terrell Parris, 82.

15 years ago, 1999

Lindsey Zoeller, Shelby County High School junior-to-be,was chosen to go to the nation’s capital as a participant in the 30th anniversary of the Presidential Classroom Scholars Program in June…. Chris Robinson was named valedictorian of the Shelby County High School class of 1999. Leah Aubrey and Ashley Hedges were salutatorians.... Megan Leigh Baxter of Shelbyville was selected as a contestant in the Miss Kentucky Teen USA Pageant.... Sarah Knopf, 17, was among 43 Kentucky high school seniors chosen to receive scholarships from the Kentucky Farm Bureau Education Foundation.... Connie Kendall was one of 47 bus drivers who received the safety award at the annual awards banquet…. Dane Lawrence and Leah Reed were awarded the U.S. Army Reserve National Scholar Athlete Award.... Frank Patrick "Pat" Hargadon V was selected to Shelby County Trust Bank's Board of Directors.... For half a century, Highland Baptist Church, 511 Mount Eden Road, had been offering ministry programs and service to Shelby County…. Frank Page was promoted to vice president/loan officer at Shelby County Trust Bank.... All county fire departments topped last year's fund raising for the Crusade for Children during weekend road rallies. Area totals were Bagdad, $9,472.07; East 60, $10,810.34; Mount Eden, $9,444.45; Shelbyville, $13,833.12; Simpsonville, $16,695.96; Waddy, $6,987.77; and Shelby County, $41,962.... Miss Shelby County Courtney Jones was among the participants at the 54th annual Miss Kentucky Scholarship pageant.... Laura Husband graduated from Kentucky State University magna cum laude with division honors and a 3.87 grade point average, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in social work....Births: Chasidy Marie Harrod, George Cormac Altman, Tucker Byrd Kilby.... I’m one: Denver Scot Taylor.... We're one: Essence and Ebonee Thompson.... Deaths: Hattie Hanna Barnett, 96; William Thomas Cook, 71; Joseph A. Floden Jr., 34; Elizabeth Saunders Miller, 78; Latham Cutrell, 80.

25 years ago, 1989

Shelby County volunteers and firefighters collected $56,185 for the WHAS Crusade for Children.... It was back to work for the 165 Budd Company employees who enjoyed a brief respite over the weekend while the $100 million stamping plant was officially dedicated and opened to the public.... Simpsonville Elementary School Principal James Embree said good-bye to his students for the last time as they boarded buses for the summer of '89. After 27 years in education – 20 as principal of Simpsonville – he called it quits.... Goodyear Auto Service Center moved from its 708 Main Street location to Village Plaza.... Robert Myles joined the Shelbyville law practice of Ben G. Matthews at 428 Main St.... June Sams opened her own clothing store, Village Fashions, in Village Plaza – the former location of Dot’s Smart Sizes…. The Bakaert Corporation, which makes staples, chose to locate in Shelby County because of its central location.... Martha Rankin was named head librarian, replacing Sherrell Morrison who left the Shelby County Public Library in May…. The Shelbyville Country Club's Sea Dogs swim team bested Hartland 323-192 in Lexington.... Shelby County High assistant football coach Boyd Phillips and Rockets' football and baseball standout Edmund Becherer were named Kentucky's Coach of the Year and Male Athlete of the Year, respectively, at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes' statewide banquet in Frankfort.... Births: Leah Susan Schattenfield, Caitlin Taylor Finnell, Lisa Taylor Vogel.... Deaths: Herman Tindle, 50; Mayme Reed Jones, 59; Mattie Williams Casey, 88; McMurray Finley, 83; John C. Chappell, 69; Mary Belle Logan, 70; William Robert “Bob” Maddox, 76; Reid Duncan Basham, 73; Magdalene E. Stamper, 62; Frank Cameron, 70; Mrs. Sing Rogers Adams.

40 years ago, 1974

Coach Gary Afterkirk (left) presented Billy Ryle with the Most Valuable Player award in baseball at the annual spring sports awards night at Shelby County High School…. Brig. Gen. Ronald R. Van Stockum, U.S. Marine Corps, retired, was selected as executive director of the Filson Club.... When school starts the next fall, the classrooms would be without two veteran faces as both Irene Duvall and Florence Jesse turned in their schoolbooks at the end of the year. The duo together had a history of over 80 years of educating with Jesse starting her career in Finchville. Irene Duvall started teaching in Fayette County and joined the Shelbyville system at Southside the first year it opened in 1957.... Carla Turner was selected Valedictorian of the graduating Shelby County class. Best all-round senior girl was Barbara Gordon and best all-round senior boy was Mike Quincy.... A touching, sentimental and somewhat sad farewell luncheon for Sam Potter, Jim Wallace, retiring teachers and especially the dissolved Shelbyville Independent school system was held at Southside School.... Shelby County High School's Tony Nash signed a basketball scholarship with Martin Junior College of Pulaski, Tenn. The college was ranked 9th in the nation last year among junior colleges.... Chalmer B. Caudill assumed new duties as a director of the Farmers and Traders Bank.... W.H. Brown and Associates, Consulting Engineers and Land Surveyors, moved from 501 Main to 527 ½Main in the upstairs of the old Citizens Bank building…. WCND, Shelbyville, observed its 10th anniversary with an open house....Births: William Joseph Rucker, Lance Patrick Stodghill, Clint Douglas Glore…. Deaths: Flora D. Mynatt; Margaret Overstreet Tucker, 78; James Hinkle.

55 years ago, 1959

George Ann Carpenter was elected president of the Shelbyville Business and Professional Women Club. Ann Gibbs was first vice president, Mrs. Bernice Graybeal was second vice president.... J.R. Sanderlin, Shelby County landowner and farmer, was appointed to the Kentucky State Fair Board by Gov. Chandler…. Martin Deim, former Shelbyville High School and Centre College football star, was named head coach at Waggener High School…. Mary Hardin Davis was one of four high school pipe organ students in Kentucky chosen for an Honor Scholarship at the University of Kentucky. Cecilia Sams was one of 10 high school piano students in Kentucky also chosen for an honor scholarship at UK.... Hubert McGaughey was chosen as reporter for the Kentucky Association of FFA for 1959-60.... Mary Hardin Davis spent time at the University of Kentucky for the Junior Week and won second in the state in the Dairy Food Demonstration.... Births: John Charles Foster, Susan Gayle Amato…. Deaths: Mary Black Snook, 65, wife of I.G. Snook; Mellesia Bryant McClain, 94, mother of Lester Bryant; David Samples, 73, retired farmer; Sybil Lee Puckett, 59, employee of the Southern Bell Telephone Company in Shelbyville for 38 years; Ransom Cobb, 94, husband of Ellen Cobb; Albert Lee Dawson; Robert L. West; Mrs. Wavey Smith Young; James Madison "Pete" Tingle; Lena Coombs; Frank Flexner.

60 years ago, 1954

Centenary Methodist Church of Shelbyville was selected as the No. 1 church in the Kentucky Town and Country Church Development Program for 1953.... Margaret Cook, Betty Tucker, Robert Slucher and Ray Tucker received bachelor’s degrees from University of Kentucky.... Receiving bachelor’s degrees from Transylvania College were Betty Blakemore, Shirley Snider, Bert Smith and Kenneth Ray Catlett.... Quintin Biagi received his B.S. degree from the College of Architecture in University of Cincinnati.... Classified specials: Used Crosley refrigerator, good working condition, $49.50; domestic Oriental 9x12 rug with rose background, $45; six or seven barrels of corn, $8 per barrell; McCormick Deering Cultivator, like new, $65; iron wheel wagon, $50; Foley lawn mower sharpener, large size M4, $120, used part of one season.... Serving our country: Pvt. Ted L. Igleheart, 24, was serving with the IX Corps in Korea.... Col. Adriel N. Williams, commander of the U.S. Air Force 374th Troop Carrier Wing in Tokyo, presented the Far East Air Forces "Order of the Able Aeronaut," a flight safety award for "heads up" flying.... Deaths: Vola Sawin Williamson; William Crawford Baskett, 71; George Miller Jr., 48; Chris Michelson, 82; Nevel C. Violette, 67; Roy Duvall Money, 68; Elmer Lawrence “Jack” Proctor, 60; Virgil Perkins; T.C. Poole; Mary B. Adcock; Fannie Lee Shields; David F. Hunter, 80.

70 years ago, 1944

Serving our country: Accepted in the U.S. Navy were Alvin Arthur Morse, I.B. Case, William Thomas Cook, Karem Abraham Deeb, Lester Catlett Jr., Chester Thomas Baker, Orlester New, Edward Ellis Barrickman, Sidney Scott McClain, Cecil Marion Moore, Grover Curtis Brown, Charles William Smith and Robert Burnett Howser.... Capt. (Chaplain) Thomas M. Giltner was awarded a Bronze Star for meritorious achievement on Gilbert Islands. He was pastor of First Christian Church.

80 years ago, 1934

The state ok’d $22,500 bond issue for Shelbyville to build a high school gym and auditorium…. William Gibbs, Shelbyville High School student, broke the local course record with a 62, which was 3 under par; R.L. Shannon hit a hole in one…. A sewing room was established in the post office basement, as a Federal relief project, employing 20 women at 30 cents an hour…. Marlbank Inn was the newest dining establishment in the community, in an old farmhouse on the Elmer Doe place, just west of Scotts Station…. Birth: Muir Gene Howser.... Deaths: John William Tucker; Oscar White; Rachael Turner, widow of William E. Turner; Margaret Fronk, 84, widow of J. Henry Fronk; John W. Hornback, 83.

90 years ago, 1924

Lucille Southworth was named playground supervisor at the Graded School grounds for the summer…. Winners in the State Pioneer Essay contest included Katherine Lawrence, Elizabeth Vanarsdale, Camden W. Ballard Jr. and John A. Wiggington, all of Shelbyville…. Birth: Hugh Sewell.... Deaths: Benjamin F. Boswell, native of Shelby County; William A. Snyder, 69; Susan E. Smith, 77; Mrs. Ishel Clark.

95 years ago, 1919

Candidates for Circuit Court Clerk were Guthrie Jesse, Marion H. Harbison, B.T. Radcliffe and Ann Tipton Howser.... The market for bank stock was especially good. Five shares of Citizens Bank stock sold at $272; five shares of Bank of Finchville for $160 per share; and three shares of Bank of Shelbyville stock brought $180 per share.... Dr. William S. Rodgers died at his home on Washington Street.