Looking back: March 28, 2014

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1974: Sheriff’s office receives new uniforms

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

Theresa Hardin started Operation Care in the garage of her home 16 years earlier. People would give her clothes, which she would redistribute to the needy. In 2004, she retired as executive director when the service was helping about 175 people every day. She turned the reins of the agency over to her son, Kevin Burk, who was formerly director of operations…. Darrell and Judy White, who milk about 50 cows, mostly brown Swiss, on White Ridge Farm near Waddy, were named Master Conservationists for their efforts to save the soil on their steep hillside land…. Paul Whitman, executive director for the Shelby County chapter of the American Red Cross, left his position to become the county’s first deputy for Emergency Management Services, working under the Director Charlie Frazee….Births: Megan Clare Ellis, Colby Davis Fry, John Daniel Phillips…. I’m one: Brooklyn Faith Cox, Keveon Lawrence Beach…. Deaths: Robert Harmon Arvin, 87; Ronnie L. Boothby, 48; Darrell Ray “Buckeye” Doty, 56; Thomas Anthony Falconer, 18-year-old son of Lucy Thomas Falconer and Terence Patrick Falconer; Emma Spears Harlow, 81; B.W. Horn, 54; Darrell Lamont Moxley, 39; James Edward Nation, 84; Byron Randolph Reed, 78; Mae S. Rogers, 89; Doris W. Zeillmann, 83; Randall Barbour, 63; Mary L. Ellis, 94; Darrell Lamont Moxley, 39; Michael Rees Glenn, 40; Brenda Kay Oliver Snider, 55; Sam Satterley, 61.

15 years ago, 1999

Mary Bradshaw was appointed treasurer in 1981 when Shelby County's annual budget was about $1.6 million. “I remember the county had to borrow money,” she said, recalling those early days under former County Judge-Executive Sammy Woods. She kept the county post after Bobby Stratton was elected judge-executive. She was retiring, leaving the county in good shape, with a budget of $6.8 million....Betty Matthews was chosen as Shelbyville’s Citizen of the Year. Connie Mele received the Golden Apple award during the Taste of Shelbyville, the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce's annual eat-around social. Sue Thomas Cox received the Nurse of the Year Award.... Shelby County High School’s girls’ varsity cheerleaders finished third out of the 16 competing teams in the Girls’ Sweet 16 Cheerleading competition....Births: Melisa Perez Angel, Abby Danielle Bland, Haley Ann Carpenter, Rebecca Maria Hobbs, Emalee Rayne Norris, Taylor Alexandria Price.... I’m one: Kenneth Bradley Martin, Deaths: Georgella Swigert Likes,90; Jenieve Duncan Albright; William L. Smith Jr., 66; Virginia Frances Brewer Ritter, 82; Thomas Buckner Shaver, 87; Grover Lee Brown, 45; William Henry Underwood, 91; Jean Tharp James, 77.

25 years ago, 1989

Shelbyville's two newest police officers were Toby Lewis and Istvan Kovacs.... An armed man robbed the Sycamore Shop in Midland Center. He held a gun to assistant store manager Ann Lichtenfels as she gathered the money he demanded.... Alicia Watkins received a $4,400 music scholarship from Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond.... Shelby County firefighters hosted a house burning as part of a training program. Volunteers form East 60, Bagdad, Shelbyville and Simpsonville joined in to battle the blaze at the home donated by Gene Holloway on U.S. 60.... Melissa Jamison received the first place trophy in Information Word Processing at the Future Business Leaders of America Regional Leadership Conference.... Judy R. Rogers, professor of English at Morehead State University, was named dean of undergraduate programs at the university.... City Council approved a plan to drain Lake Shelby and give the lake a facelift....Births: Margaret Elizabeth Johnson, Haley Danielle Banta, Daniel Dakotah Bastin.... Taylor Chase Marshall began his struggle to live the moment he was born. The Shelbyville infant, born Feb. 25 with only the right valve of his heart functioning, was number one on the heart-transplant list. He had been passed by for a heart that was too large and one that was infected before he received a transplant at Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville. He lost his fight to live early one morning…. Other deaths: Edward Masters, 79; Ernest Temple, 79; Delphia A. Sparks, 77; Betty Lynn Edington, 19-year-old daughter of Barbara and Stanley Edington Sr.; Foley Casper Bustle Sr., 83; Leon Thomas Bohannon, 59; Cecil Truman Sparrow, 52; Ruth Lipman, 63; Leonard Stringfellow, 68; Gertrude Cracraft Duffy, 94; William Henry Franklin, 66; Eugene "Gene" Woods, 61; William "Pete" McGuire, 64; Howard Clinton Roby, 69; Cedric Victor Smith, 80.

40 years ago, 1974

There won’t be any mistakes made now about who’s who in Shelby County as Sheriff Sammy Wood and his deputies were adorned with uniforms. This was the first day on the job in the new attire when Wood and his co-workers Ralph Gravett, R.G. Bryant and Paul Morris look over some reports in the front of the courthouse…. Josephine Garrett retired after over 29 years service with the Waddy Post Office.... Receiving honors at the annual basketball dinner at Shelby County High School were, Tony Nash, Ann Hayes, Toni Ethington, Rita Green, Gene Roberts, Mike Quincy, John Parker, Paul Smith and assistant principal Jim Golden.... The Isaac Shelby Chapter DAR won all the membership prizes at the annual conference of the Kentucky DAR held in Lexington.... Jim Kearns was named manager of Begley Drug Company.... The second period concert choir of Shelby County High School performed during the Music Festival and was awarded a superior rating for their presentation. The county entries took two superiors and two excellents in the chorus division. Edgar Vaughan IV received a superior plus, and Susan Moffett and Mark Vaughan received superior ratings.... The Whitney M. Young Manpower Residential Center added to the athletic victories for Shelby County by taking the championship title of the Job Corps division league tournament held in Franklin, N.C. Roy Dobbs and Rod Napier were the coaches. Mike Hobbs, William Ellis, Felix Moore and Cecil Robb were named to the All-Tournament team.... Gary L. Puckett, 15, was honored along with two fellow Scouts at a special Court of Honor at the annual banquet. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. Powell Puckett were former residents of Shelby County…. David Sparrow, principal of Mount Eden Elementary, received a plaque naming him an Outstanding Conservation Educator during the annual meeting of the Shelby County Conservation District. John Barnett received a watch in appreciation for his contribution to the district, serving 16 years as chairman of the board, during which he did not miss a meeting. Leroy Friedrich and Ray Moss Tucker were presented the Master Conservationist Award…. Richard Randolph, president of the Bank of Shelbyville since 1945, resigned because of ill health....Laura Haydon Lowry, 103 years old, the county's oldest resident, died at Colonial Halls Nursing Home.... Other deaths: Elijah W. Cunningham; Leona Stodghill; Lillie Baker Cook, 88; Mariam G. Hall; Lester “Pug” Burgin, 72; Lora Shelton Adams, 77; Mary Lucinda Yager Cunningham; Rebecca Sue Rafferty, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Ray Rafferty;

55 years ago, 1959

A new agency of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce was the Tobacco Promotion Committee with Bob Pearce, (right) president, and Melvin Sams Jr., chairman.... Sam Liss, manager of Lerman’s Department Store, was named to the chamber’s chairman post in the retail division.... Central High School was announced to be ready by fall of 1960 on a 60-acre tract with about 900 feet of frontage on U.S. 60 and running back to the Benson Road.... Rodney Finley made the Dean's list of Murray State College for the first semester. He was a music major and a senior... Judy Robinson, 16, sophomore in the Shelbyville High School, won second prize of $50 in the ninth annual Cancer Speech Contest held in Lexington... Alice Marlene Ellis made the Dean's Honor List for the first semester at Berea College... The office and warehouse of the Clubb Construction Company and the Shelbyville Trim & Upholstery Shop, on U.S. 60 just east of Shelbyville, were burned to the ground with an estimated loss of $73,000.... Birth: Jayne Clark Yount.... Serving our country: T/Sgt. Jessie A. Bullock arrived at remote Dhahran Airfield in Saudi Arabia and was assigned to 1602D Air Transport Wing Department 10.... Champ Snider Butts, 16, and Harold Thomas Simpson, 20, were killed and John Simpson, 15, and Harold Temple, 20, were injured in an auto accident. The accident occurred about six miles south of Shelbyville when the driver missed a sharp curve at a bridge and the automobile went into the creek and overturned... Other deaths: Leonard A. Louden, 42, a member of the Shelbyville Police Department for eight years; Edgar Ralph Guthrie, 43, a leading figure in the field of radio and television maintenance and remote broadcast supervisor for WHAS, and had been with the station for 20 years; Josephine Bright Lawrence, 62; Marc C. Stuart, 84; Edward Kendall Nones, 60; Ada Lee Robertson Youngman, 87; Pearl Ritter, 81; Hattie Smith Jones; Effie Mae Hammond Samples, 78, widow of George Samples; Jesse Lee Frazier, 41; Col. William S. Taylor; Mrs. George W. Langford; Mrs. Ozell Stratton; Dr. Horace G. Turner; William E. Walsh; Sam D. Armstrong; Rev. Elijah Clark Moore; James William Riddle; Henry L. VanNatta; Thomas J. Cunning, Alma Seifert Summers; Viola Wheeler Biggerstaff; Pearl Ritter; George Claggett; J.J. Evans.

60 years ago, 1954

Barney Bright, outstanding sculpture of Louisville and son of Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Bright of Shelbyville, designed and sculptured some very beautiful pieces for the gardens of Mrs. Thomas J. Kelley and Mr. and Mrs. George Bickel in Louisville. He teaches at the YMCA and at his studio....Kenneth W. Coy, pastor of Waddy Christian Church, was honored by being selected to attend the Third Triennial Conference of the Interseminary Movement. He was to head a three man delegation from the College of the Bible, Lexington....Arthur "Sonny" Landers, graduate of Shelbyville High School, accepted a position with Montgomery-Mattingly Company, Bourbon Stockyard, Louisville, as assistant livestock salesman....Gov. Wetherby signed a bill to raise the maximum pay of school board members from $100 to $200 a year, and to raise the maximum meeting pay from $5 to $10 each.... The Harlan High School Fine Arts Club, directed by Hubert A. Jernigan of Shelbyville, and representing Southeastern Kentucky at the fourth annual State Drama Festival in Lexington, won first place and superior rating for their production, "The Balcony Scene" by Donald Elser.... Boy John Rebekah Lodge celebrated it's 25th anniversary at the I.O.O.F. Lodge Hall. Six charter members were presented pins – William Simpson, W.H. Bruns, Della Hamilton, B.A. Logan and William Simpson. James Scrofield received a 25-year pin....Birth: Suzette Vechelle Wills.... Serving our country: Cecil C. Eakins, metalsmith third class, USN, visited Nagasaki, Japan while serving aboard the battleship USS Wisconsin on her second tour of duty in the Far East.... Cecil C. Eakins, metalsmith third class, USN, visited Nagasaki, Japan while serving aboard the battleship USS Wisconsin on her second tour of duty in the Far East.... Deaths: Donnie Lee Smallwood, 4-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otis Smallwood; Charles McCutchan Johnston, 79; Jefferson County Judge George S. Wetherby; Thomas Lee Webster, 81; Minnie Perkins Goins, 67; Elizabeth Brown Catlett, 77; Lee Crutcher Tracey, 69.

70 years ago, 1944

The announcement was made in Madison, Wis., and in Seattle, Wash., that Carl Bricken was resigning as dean and director of the School of Music at the University of Wisconsin to accept the appointment of conductor of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. B.E. Bricken.... William G. Frederick, reared in Shelbyville, was made president of Stewart Dry Goods Co. in Louisville.

80 years ago, 1934

Deaths: Samuel M. Rodgers, 91, a former resident of Shelbyville, father of Mrs. C.P. Howser; Adelia McClain Shelburne, 49, wife of Steve Shelburne of Mount Eden; Harry H. Morlan; Mrs. Albert Perry; Mrs. Ruben B. Harrod.

85 years ago, 1929

Mrs. John W. Staples sold her residence on Walnut Street to J.C. Warfield for $1,826....Dr. T.E. Bland sold his farm of 35 acres, located east of Shelbyville on Midland Trail, to J.J. Bramlett, of Lockport, Henry County, at $130 per acre.... Deaths: John C. Claxon, 57; Robert Lee Davis, 60, well-known contractor; Mrs. William H. Abott, formerly of Shelbyville, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C.C. Fritts; Nancy Sudduth, widow of Robert Sudduth; Joseph A. Muntz, 60, father of J. Harlan Muntz, former superintendent of Shelbyville schools; Henry Rogers, 81, well-known farmer of Shelby County; Bell Harrod, 80, wife of H.B. Harrod.

90 years ago, 1924

Deputy Sheriff and Mrs. John Dawson Buckner received congratulations upon the birth of a daughter at the King's Daughters Hospital....Deaths: John Haydon Reynolds, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Reynolds; Merritt, 2-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Squire Francis; Rena Linderman Snyder, 80, widow of James H. Snyder; Charles W. Guthrie; Julian Blankenbaker; Mrs. Robert Hawley; Alfred Genovely, 96; Rena Snider; Sophia Haley Gilbert; James B. Brown.

95 years ago, 1919

The Allen Davis farm of 189 acres located on the Louisville and Shelbyville pike, two miles west of Shelbyville was sold at an average of $239.56 an acre; 143 acres were purchased by S.K. Riner, Richard Radcliff and Earl Geoghegan at $206.75 an acre and the remaining 46 acres by J.E. Daviss and Mark Wakefield at $334.88 an acre.... Deaths: Elizabeth Petty Hannay; Hart Wallace Jr., 21; Mrs. Luther Hower of Mount Eden; Leona F. Howerton, wife of Holly Howerton; Richard Watts, 75; Mary Frances Adams, 4-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. Morgan Adams; Catherine Murphy died at the home of her sister, Mollie Cotter; Martha Devary, wife of Butler Devary; Mary Mitchell, 75, mother of W.F. Mitchell; Morris Baker, 24, son of William Baker.