Looking back: May 23, 2014

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1974: Dean Hardin named Radio Man of the Year

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

Luke Hedges, 5, and Caitlin Armstrong, 5, were named Little Mr. and Little Miss at the Bagdad Days celebration…. Members of the Shelby County Livestock Judging Team winning trophies and ribbons from the Boyle County Livestock Judging and Skill-a-Thon Competition were Chelsey Schlosnagle, Jared Schlosnagle, Matt Hartman, Megan Carter, Tyler Bitzer, Amber Green, James Riddell and Debra Jenkins…. Tommie Kendall of Pleasureville was awarded the 2004 Public Health Award at the college’s Honors Day convocation service. He was a 2003 Cumberland College graduate…. Mallory Watts was the first-place winner for the Shelby County Optimist Essay contest; DeShawn Johnson was the first-place winner for the Shelby County Tri-Star Basketball contest and first place winner for zone 6 contest…. Ben Soto, fourth grader from Simpsonville Elementary, won the Pinewood Derby for Cub Scout Pack 172 and the Dan Boone District Championship for the second straight year…. Shelby County High School English teacher Jennifer LaRue was honored with the ExCEL Teacher of the Year award…. Jewish Hospital Shelbyville recognized Pamela Arrowwood, Kathi Hornback and Amy Capps during the National Nurses Week. Arrowwood worked in Surgical Services; Capps was a member of the Critical Care nursing team; and Hornback served as a nurse case manager…. Austin Willard signed his letter of intent to play golf at Georgetown College…. Instead of cards and pull tabs, Bingo patrons found a locked door and an orange sign saying, “This Bingo Hall is closed until further notice.” The state Office of Charitable Gaming (OCG) abruptly shut down Bingo Enterprises’ bingo halls in Shelbyville, Paris and Maysville and arrested the operators. The couple were charged with criminal syndication and complicity to commit diversion of charitable gaming proceeds…. Births: Jonathan Bryson Ethington, Elizabeth Lopez, Ashley Renee Murphy, Carter Thomas William Stivers, Quinn Nathaniel Tyler, Bennett Spaulding Hardy, Abigail Jolee Powell…. I’m one: Jack Ryan Lane, Nic Moffett…. Deaths: Sara Jane Carpenter Brown, 70; William Henry Sutherland, 61; Nela Lee Shephard, 70.

15 years ago, 1999

Shelby countians raised almost $40,000 for the American Cancer Society's research at the Relay for Life event held at Shelby County High School's Doyle Stadium. Todd Heady had a 50-mile goal of walking during the 12-hour walk, and still running at 5:45 a.m. he had one mile left.... Jonathan Pinnick didn't think he would play any college football till he got the call from Cumberland College assistant coach Jack Arthur. He signed a letter of intent to walk on at the college.... Jon Michael Marshall and Amanda Sims were first place winners in the 1999 Kentucky Junior Duck Stamp contest.... Chris Montgomery, a Shelby County High School senior, won first place in the secondary division of Precision Machines at state VICA competition.... Patty Meyer was picked as East Middle's full-time principal.... Births: Cameron Scott Bruner, Deidre Brianna Wooters.... I'm one: Dinelle Tre'Shaun Stalnaker.... Deaths: Ester Crawford Muncie, 86; Christine Stucker Stratton, 77; Delmer Heightchew, 79; Arthur M. "Bud" King Jr., 67; William Derrick Wells, 17; Mildred Worley Smith, 79; Nancy P. Wayne, 78; Reuben William Yount, 86.

25 years ago, 1989

Frances Cottongim received statewide recognition as a recipient of the Ida Lee Willis Service to Preservation Award.... Brassfield, the 220-unit development delayed 90 days while two water companies battled for its business, won a go-ahead from the Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission.... In its 7th year, Painted Stone Horse Trials raised $1,600 for the Shelby Development Corporation to be used to offset administrative costs for Shelbyville 2000, a comprehensive plan based on community input for downtown development.... Cathy Borders Hance joined Smith-McKenney as a pharmacist at the Village Plaza location.... Shelby County Emergency Medical Services received $18,885 from the state as part of a $1.3 million funding process.... Sarah Beth Igleheart was one of 25 high school seniors who entered Transylvania University as William T. Young Scholars.... Shelby County High School students Jessica Leigh Pridemore, Cammual Dylan Suttor and Melissa Ann Bland were among approximately 90 Kentucky graduates selected from over 160 applicants who would participate in a state program designed to assist students from areas with too few doctors or dentists in their pursuit of a career in medicine or dentistry.... Shelby County had 106 sites listed nationally on historic register. The first multiple listing was included in 1984 and featured 209 sites from the Shelbyville area, primarily homes, churches and downtown structures not previously earmarked for the distinction.... Byron and Paula LeCompte opened Shelby County Auto Auction at their Craftsmen Car Center on U.S. 60....

Births: Kelly Marie Lafferty, Jennifer Reene Peed.... Deaths: Frank Burge, 41, the chief of the East 60 Volunteer Fire Department; Clyde Estill Long, 80; Etha Glass Herron, 90; Frank Harlow, 76; Marvin E. Melone, 75; Georgana Newby Trammell, 56; James Patrick Murphy, 34; Roy Earl VanMeter, 72; Russell Phillips, 80.

40 years ago, 1974

Dean Hardin was honored as Radio Man of the Year by Roy Catlett, president of the Shelbyville Kiwanis Club…. John W. Ellis, journalism senior at the University of Kentucky, was honored by U.K.'s journalism honorary, Society of Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi, for outstanding contribution in the department's Advertising and Public Relations sequence.... David A. Gammon was the recipient of a $4,000 Brunswick Scholarship.... William E. Matthews, president of Landmark Community Newspapers Inc., announced publication of the complete Nixon transcripts as furnished to the U.S. House of Representatives, to be sold for $1. LCI publishes newspapers in six states…. Debby Ellis and Piper Rodgers finished as runners-up in the doubles division of the Central Kentucky Conference contest in Richmond. The Shelbyville Red Devils tennis team tied for third place with Danville.... Morehead State University chapter of Kappa Delta sorority named Joe Gilman man of the year.... Carl David Burks received the Outstanding Freshman in Theatre Award at Morehead State University.... George Ann Carpenter was elected president of the Shelbyville Business and Professional Women's Club. Other officers were: Joye Bennett, first vice president; Kay Anne Wilborn, second vice president; Ruby Hoskins, recording secretary; Judy McCarty, treasurer and Mildred Smith, corresponding secretary.... Harry P. Wills Jr. received his Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Kentucky University. He is now employed as a full-time realtor associate with his father at Harry P. Wills Realty Company, located at 618 Washington Street.... Birth: Mason Lewis Miller…. Deaths: J. Milton McGinnis, 65; William H. Hanser, 87; Curtis Lee Jeffs, 89; Sarah Brewer Jeffries, 64; Dorothy Buckman Warren; Gertrude Thomas Wheeler, 80; Kate Tucker Stallard McCoun, 65; Guy V. Barlow, 84; Isaac Allen Jr., 99; Alvin Curtis Yount, 67; Mrs. G. Webb Blevins; George D. Murphy, 64.

55 years ago, 1959

Helen Hays, junior at Shelbyville High School, was nominated for the annual Achievement Awards program, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).... Mary Stuart Mathis, queen in the hearts of hundreds of little Brownies, Girl Scouts and former Scouts in the Shelby neighborhood, was presented with a Thanks Badge at Freedom hall before the active members and leaders of the 10-county Kentucky Cardinal Council.... Jane Wheeler, who was attending Louisville General Hospital School of Nursing, received an award for the outstanding student nurse of the Kentucky State Association of Student Nurses at her school.... Rubinoff, the famed violinist, arrived at Science Hill to be met by city officials and representatives of the civic clubs. He gave a concert at Simpsonville High School.... The L&N passenger depot was robbed. Thieves forced a window open and the safe was beat open and $26.30 taken.... Birth: David Michael Biagi…. Serving our country: Pvt. Norman Lee Rogers was stationed with the 4th Armored Division in Leipheim, Germany as a tank crewman…. Army Pvt. William H. Hopkins and Army Pvt. Norman L. Rogers arrived in Germany and were members of the Armored Division.... Deaths: Bert L. Samples, 22, was fatally injured when he was hit by a vehicle struck him as he poured gasoline into his stalled car. He had run out of gas on KY 43 just south of Cropper; Mary Elizabeth Ford, 22; Benjamin Franklin Smith, 86; John Edward Robertson, 78; Mrs. Frank Ramsey, 79; George Thomas Woodden; Harry Duke Smoot.

60 years ago, 1954

Citizens Bank was sandblasted to restore the stone building to its original new look.... Connie Black, member of the Simpsonville 4-H Club, was the winner of the County Style Revue.... 47 seniors of the Shelbyville High School received diplomas in graduation exercises.... Cadet Charles Campbell Hudgins Jr., graduate of the Kentucky Military Institute was the recipient of Military Bars, Merit Bars, Neatest Cadet Bar in 1952, three varsity golf letters and an Honor Roll star.... Mrs. Edmund B. Noland, outgoing president of the Shelby County Business and Professional Women's Club, was elected vice president of the state organization at Kentucky Dam Village.... According to J.R. Whitman, 80, 60 years ago snow was on the ground two inches deep. He stated that corn and wheat were waist high at that time.... Shirley Pigg, senior at Shelbyville High School, was accepted to take training at Kentucky Baptist Hospital School of Nursing.... Katherine Hefner was named a guest editor of "Mademoiselle," women's fashion magazine in New York City.... The law offices of Mayor Harold Saunders, and the real estate office of J.A. Dedman, upstairs next door to the courthouse moved to the Citizens Bank building formerly occupied by Dr. B.F. Shields.... Mary Mack Durrett, representing Christian College at the Farmer's Fair and Horse Show at Columbia, Mo., won the ladies three-gaited horsemanship class in a group of 13.... Blue Gables Motel finished its new annex…. The city opened bids on a swimming pool with the lowest at $50,757….

Kroger grocery list: pork roast, 49 cents/ pound; lemons, two dozen for 59 cents; corn, three large ears for 25 cents; Birds Eye peas, 10-ounce package 19 cents; sweet peas, two cans for 29 cents; Campbell's tomato soup, three cans, 35 cents.... Pearce Motor specials: 1951 Chevrolet, 2-ton, $795; 1950 International, 2-ton, $895; 1948 Ford F-7 tractor, $595; 1947 Studebaker, 2-ton chassis and cab, $495.... Biagi's: Frigidaire Thrifty 30" electric range, $199.95.... Births: Rhonda Lynn Miller, Robert Thomas Davis.... Deaths: Deaths: Francis Oscar Elder, 70; Dr. Oliver Perry Goodwin, 78; Charles O. Harper, 79; Nina Atchison Robertson, 75; Aurelius Walker Proctor, 89; Maggie S. Wills; Mrs. Theodore Cowherd; Bernice Payne.

70 years ago, 1944

Awards were presented at Shelbyville High School Commencement to Ben Matthews, Shelbyville Rotary Cup, most outstanding boy in senior class; Margaret Jamison, most outstanding girl, was presented the Chi Omega award; the Marshall Improvement Cup was presented to Allen Kays.... J.M. Tydings, business manager of Lincoln Institute, delivered an address to the 46 seniors who were awarded diplomas at the graduation exercises.... Death: George B. Perkins, 82, former Sheriff of Shelby County and retired merchant.

80 years ago, 1934

The residence owned by Mr. and Mrs. S.K. Riner on East Main Street was almost totally destroyed by fire with a total loss of more than $10,000, with $3,500 insurance.... Mac Scofield retired as a rural mail carrier after 30 years of service, the first to retire under the new law…. A new 5- and 10-cent store, the H.A. Harrison Company, opened in the former Piggly-Wiggly site…. Deaths: Salem Howerton, 82; Elizabeth McCampbell Young, 82, widow of J.B. Young; Estell Cline; William Thomas Young, 79; Ellen Lilly, widely-known teacher at Science Hill School and head of the English department; Mrs. Ben Frey; George W. Stapleton; John H. Harris; W.P. Jesse.

90 years ago, 1924

The Downs-Moore Realty Company sold the residence of Dr. R.J. Eggen, at the end of Adair Ave., to J.B. Bright for $4,500.... P.C. Oldham sold a house for Curtis Coombs on Third Street, near Clay, to Dr. J.L. Eggen for $3,325.... Lightning struck the cupola spire on First Christian Church and set it afire…. Morris Robinson was the 20th young man to enter the Presbyterian ministry from this county…. P.C. Oldham sold a house for Curtis Coombs on Third Street, near Clay, to Dr. J.L. Eggen for $3,325.... The Downs-Moore Realty Company sold the residence of Dr. R.J. Eggen, at the end of Adair Ave. to J.B. Bright for $4,500.... Births: Boyd Thomas Johnston, Helen Hackworth Youngman, D.J. Niemeier Jr.... Deaths: Kate Hedden, 77; Ben L. Unseld; Kate Hedden; Mrs. John Jennings.

95 years ago, 1919

Alice Hegan Rice, the Louisville author, sold the business property occupied by Harbison and Smith to Leon Rothchild for $36,000 cash…. Katherine Reeves was the new assistant bookkeeper at the Bank of Shelbyville…. The new pipe organ was purchased for $3,680 at the Baptist Church…. A census of Shelbyville was taken by the proposed new lodge of Elks and showed a total population of 5,152…. Deaths: Mrs. George W. Dunlap; S.G. Reid; Effie Lee White.