Looking back: Nov. 15, 2013

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1943: 1 Shelby man dead in WWII, another missing

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, 2003

Candice Crumley, 9, whose hair had never seen scissors and extended below her waist, had her hair cut and donated to Locks of Love….Simpsonville Elementary was the top school in Kentucky and 95th in the country in money raised for the Jump Rope for Heart program….The eight-plex Great Escape Shelbyville Theatres at Breighton Park on KY 55 South opened to the public with large screens, stadium seating and digital sound….Winners in the Tobacco Prevention and Cessation program contest were Jacob Guffey in the poster category at West Middle and Marz Holtzworth at East Middle Elementary….Phillis Walker was recognized for 20 years of service at Flowtronex PSI Inc….Shelbyville’s Country Hearth Inn received the Excellence in Quality Assurance Performance Award from the company….Fantastic Sam’s hair salon moved from Midland Boulevard shopping center to a standalone facility on Haven Hill Road….Births: Dawson Glen Allen, McKenna Hope Ingram, Kaniah Teree Joyner, Brittany Nicole Baer, Donovan Davis Michael Price, Jennifer Marie Humphrey….I’m one: Vaughn Groves, Caleb William Heady….Deaths: Ethel White Henderson, 102; Paul Eugene Katcher, 66; Kenneth J. Wood Sr., 61; R.G. Bryan, 81; Roscoe Lee Bolton Jr., 83; Sylvia McGee Gaddie, 81; Mary E. Gaddis, 93; Debbie A. Hardin, 44; Frankie Mitchell, 39; Gerald W. Thurman, 53; Clarence “C.W.” White, 80; Samuel F. Newton Jr., 52; Pauline Webb, 76; Charles R. First Jr., 75; Eva M. Downey Chandler, 72.

15 years ago, 1998

The man convicted of attacking golf pro Betty Baird Kregor was sentenced to 7 years in jail....Police and family were looking for a 40-year-old man who disappeared from his home 13 days earlier – Deanie Breeden....Donna Whittis, who in May was named the WHAS-Channel 11 Excellence in the Classroom and Educational Leadership in (ExCEL) Teacher of the Year for the county, recently was named Kentucky Middle School Teacher of the Year for 1989....Delon Cochran, 8-month-old daughter of Nikki Bruner and Dee Cochran, won the New Star Most Beautiful Baby contest in the 8-to-14-month category. She also won the Best Snapshot Contest....Trenton Edward Davis, 6-month-old son of John and Cally Davis, was named first runner-up in the 0-to-7-month boy's....Jeannie Hardin by Kelly Services was named Employee of the Month at Black & Decker of Shelbyville....Tameka Crittendon graduated from Spencerian College in Louisville and received her associates degree in accounting and management and was attending Sullivan College to work toward her Bachelor's Degree in Accounting....Births: Jarred Avery Neighbors, Lawrence Peyton Kelly, Liam Fletcher Collins, Victoria Laurice McGuire, Ryan Alan Bounds, Meghan Marie Marks, Blake Austin Drew, Blair Victoria Nethery, Myranda Chayce Perry....I'm one: Robert Scott Chandler II, Philip Wesley Golden, Quintin Murphy....A fire at a home on Plainview Avenue took the life of Dr. Wyman Porter, 75, former mayor of Shelbyville and retired optometrist....Other deaths: Charles Forest Batterton, 83; Kyle Dean Breeden, 40; Ibra Hill, 91; Claude Manica, 93; Lala Jean Snider; Harry Lewis McDonald, 73; William Hager Reardon Jr., 69.

25 years ago, 1988

Donald Chathamreceived the "Boss of the Year" award from the Shelbyville Business and Professional Women's Club....Greg Smith was one of nine finalists to be Kentucky's teacher of the year. By making the cut to three, he became Kentucky's high school teacher of the year. The other two were a middle school and elementary school teacher....After buying out two competitors, WCND won the right to operate a new FM radio station in Shelbyville, 101.3 FM – a "smooth rock" format, according to General Manager Dean Harden....Dr. Charles F. Schuetter II of Louisville took over the dental practice of Drs. Roger Richardson and Cathy Van Hook in Simpsonville....The new high school and an elementary school in Pike County were designed by the architectural firm of James A. Ellis and Associates. Ellis was a graduate of Shelby County High School....Coye Still was named pastor at Burks Branch Baptist Church....Georgetown College baseball standout Troy Kuhl, a 1985 graduate of Shelby County High School, was named a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Honorable Mention All-American....Births: Brittany Shimel Haydon....Deaths: William Marvin Bowles Sr., 74; Lillie Mae Rucker Newton, 87; Tillie Sorrell Cowhick, 94; Pansy Semones Johnson, 82.

40 years ago, 1973

The Shelbyville Red Devils had a most important date with Louisa when the two teams met for the playoff championships. Shelbyville won the Class A, Region 3 title over Louisville Country Day, 38-9. Tom Becherer was the coach for the victorious team....The second city police raid in less than two months led to the arrest of a Shelbyville man and the confiscation of more than 145 pints of whiskey, gin and vodka and 116 cans of beer. The raid was conducted on Bradshaw Street by City Police Chief Edris Belcher and Capt. Frank Cochran....Peoples' Bank of Bagdad received approval from the Department of Banking and Securities for the establishment of a branch office in Village Plaza Shopping Center on U.S. 60, west of Shelbyville.... Donald T. Aukerman was promoted to captain by American Airlines. He joined American in 1965 after being in the United States Air Force for 11 years....Deaths: Andy Lee McCoy, 83; Alberta Mae Eggen Cowherd, 87; Bettie Nora Smith, 94; Prentice C. Holcomb, 67.

55 years ago, 1958

Rufus Starks, personnel supervisor for Southern Bell Telephone in Louisville retired after 45 years service with the company....Evan E. Settle III, one of a group of 122 out of approximately 1,150 Georgia Tech freshmen, was placed in a special merit section of English by the faculty of the English department....Birth: Mark Fulton Smith….Serving our country: Army Pvt. Donald R. Martin was assigned to Headquarters Company of the 3rd Armored Division's 36th Infantry in Germany....Art Calendar, 86, formerly of Shelbyville, was killed when struck by a car in Tampa, Fla. He was the brother of Mrs. Pete Settles, also a former resident of Shelbyville....Other deaths: William Black, 57; Lillie Tichenor Hall, 77; Luther Wade, 73; John Ooten; William Miller Morgan, 71; Hattie Warford Temple, 74; Mary Robertson McCampbell, 81; Willie Greenwood Napierala, 76; Lula Mae Tillet, 66; George P. Craig, 67; Edna E. McGaughey, 61.

60 years ago, 1953

Shelby County and 42 other Kentucky counties were declared drought-disaster areas and thus eligible for federal assistance, including cheaper freight rates on hay. The county experienced its dryest spell in many years....George W. Gill brought home five silver trophies that his hound "Hawks Gal" had won at the National Foxhunt at Fort Campbell....W. Lindsey Logan Jr. was named a director of the State Laundry and Dry Cleaners Assn.....Deaths: John Morton, Sara Hamilton Tevis, Mrs. Floyd Summers, Henry Mitchell Head, Susan Mildred Worford, Electa Hankins.

70 years ago, 1943

The goal for the war relief drive for Shelby County was set at $8,500 to be raised by public subscription....Nick Riner purchased eight houses and lots in Martinsville, and one house and lot on College Street....The home of Mr. and Mrs. Graham Hardesty on Brown Avenue was badly damaged by fire....Two promotions in two days were received by Phillip Robertson Sleadd, a native of Shelbyville, who had been in the service since 1915. He was promoted from major to lieutenant colonel and the next day elevated from executive officer to commanding officer of the Fort Hayes Reception Center in Ohio....Mr. and Mrs. George T. Kent received news that their son, pilot 1st Lt. Walter Thompson Kent, U.S. Army Corps, was missing, possibly in the Alaska area....Sgt. Robert Newton, Glider Infantry, and Pfc. Virgil Newton, Air Corps, brothers and in different branches of the service, arrived safely in England....Lt. John Guthrie, U.S. Air Corps, completed his advanced training at Selma, Ala., and received his silver "wings" and commission....Earl Thomas McDonald, chief electrician mate, U.S. Navy, died from gunshot wounds in the Southwest Pacific, and he was buried in an Allied cemetery outside the Continential United States....Deaths: Hollile E. Watts, 69; Judge Charles Cotesworth Marshall

80 years ago, 1933

A Clover Farm store opened at 4th and Main under management of D.L. Green, former A&P manager….Jack Lawson accepted a position with McCreery and Company, a large New York department store….Mayor Paul Schmidt asked all stores to close to Armistice Day and the high school game with Fern Creek….Deaths: Selbert H. Gray; Fannie Robinson; Belle D. Banta; Sue A. Ford; Eugene Bell.

85 years ago, 1928

Mesdames D.I. Cooper, Jesse Agee, E.A. McDowell and J.E. Robertson, were returning from Dover Baptist Church when their car skidded and careened over in a ditch. All were thrown, leaving Mrs. Agree and Mrs. Cooper cut and bruised about the head and body and others with less-severe injuries....The Shelbyville City Council granted the local Coca-Cola Bottling Company a permit to erect an office on its lot at 2nd and Clay at a cost of $1,200....Carl S. Matthews, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, was notified of his call to the pastorate of the First Presbyterian Church at Lumberton, N.C....One of the largest crowds ever to assemble in the Clay Village area paid final respects to Joseph Buchanan Reader, who died after a long illness....Paul W. Long and Dewey Hardin bought Hollenbach's Confectionary and restaurant on the north side of Main between 5th and 6th. The Sentinel observed it was the town's oldest business, dating back to the Civil War....Adele Perry, 20, was killed in an auto accident....Joseph Shelburne, 22, died at his home at Middletown of pneumonia....George Henry O'Nan, 59, died at his home on Bradshaw Street.

90 years ago, 1923

Fire destroyed the 2-story farm residence on the old Maddox farm, 6 miles north of Shelbyville on the Eminence Pike, owned by his daughter, Mrs. Luther C. Willis. The house had been built in the 1800s....Deaths: James H. Ford, 81, a retired farmer; Hon. E.A. Gullion, 70, veteran editor and educator and a former member of the legislature from Henry and Owen counties; O.B. Radcliff, 67, formerly of Shelby County; Adelia Ann Baker, 78, died at the home of her son, William Baker; S.B. Cook, 85.

95 years ago, 1918

Rev. J.J. Fitzgerald, for years pastor of the Catholic Church in Shelbyville, died....Louis Nunn Sacrey died of pneumonia.