Looking back: Nov. 21, 2014

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1989: Fund tips $115,000, Shelby passes United Way goal

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 Community Theatre made history when its production of “A Killin’ “ swept all major awards at the annual Kentucky Theatre Association’s Community Theater Festival in Lexington. The Shelby County High School Theater Troupe placed third for Best Play in the High School Festival with their 30-minute excerpt from “The Rose of Treason,” a play about the life of Sophie Scholl…. Shelby County Fiscal Court magistrates said no to a plan by a developer to build 488 homes on 138 acres of land on Gordon Lane near the Breighton Industrial Park…. Erica Stormes was first runner-up in the Miss Pre-Teen Kentucky Pageant, held in Louisville…. 4-year-old twins, Gavin and Keegan Martion, came away from a modeling and talent convention in Florida this summer with plaques, but more important a shot at roles in TV commercials or maybe a Hollywood movie…. The Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously approved a development plan that would bring Walgreens to Shelby County…. Mickey Hayes, owner of Jacobi Sales Inc., and Dennis Lucas, Shelbyville store manager, bought a Gallapalooza horse on an online auction for $2,050. “I always wanted a horse I didn’t have to feed,” he said. Half of the proceeds went to Centenary Methodist Church. The horse, made of fiberglass, weighs 100 pounds…. Births: Kylie Marie Bom, Ryan Jon Cantu, Piper Madison Monroe, Brittany Jazmin Salinas, Jesus Galindo-Abarca…. Deaths: April Dawn Dixon, 20; George Landon Garrett Jr., 76; Alma Young Franklin, 71; Lillie Day Palmer Keeling, 81; Lucille Bratcher, 78; Jeannie Lane, 53; Juanita Crum Wood, 91; William G. Seay Jr., 57; Thomas Wilson “Tooter” Stucker, 55; Robert F. Moore, 71.

15 years ago, 1999

Don Harris had a lot of success during the more than 45 years he had been involved in the American Saddlebred show horse industry. He added yet another success when he won the $55,000 Five-Gaited Championship aboard Prize Contender in Kansas City…. Amanda Kathleen Shaw left Shelbyville 3 years ago at the age of 16 to fulfill her life's ambition of becoming a singer/song writer. Under her stage name as K. Harley, she had her bluegrass/country album "Far and Free" on sale at the Moose Lodge.... Leah Wilcox was the first girl to shoot for the Shelby County High School JROTC Air Rifle team and she set a high standard for any female that would follow her. The freshman was ranked 10th in the conference with an average score of 274 out of a possible 300 points…. Ryan Smith, a senior pre-med major from Shelbyville, was one of those chosen to represent Brescia University for participation in the Petit Jean Mountain Performance Festival in Morriton, Ark.... Chastity Morehead was the manager of the new Dollar General Store located off Boone Station Road.... The Moses Ruben Fund awarded more than $35,000 to nine local organizations, which Howard Griffith said was the most ever.... In the Shelby County High School Marching Rockets Band's seventh year under the direction of Ferenc Vegh Jr., the band placed seventh in the state at competition.... David Miles, president of Process Machinery, received the Sam Walton Business Leader Award.... Births: Cameron Gage Arvin, Konneadra Zhane Bland, Jennifer Reed Hawkins, Javier Martinez Vanalsala Jr.... I'm one: Keana Marie Herrick.... Deaths: Client M. Pipkin,78; Ervin Thomas Buntain, 54; Wayne Ballinger, 56; Margaret Jetter Meeks, 91; James Robert Husband, 76; Zola Watson Cooley, 78; Gilbert F. Tyler, 81; Warren S. Arington, 82.

25 years ago, 1989

The first season the parks department opened the Shelbyville Aquatic Center, the indoor pool ended the financial year with a $7,000 deficit – $7,000 less than the city anticipated. This summer the pool ended the financial season with a $742 deficit.... Gusting winds and insufficient wind bracing were blamed for the collapse of steel framing at the Bekaert Company construction site…. Robert Lee Shircliff was named a director of Republic Bank of Shelby County.... The Cabinet for Human Resources awarded Crestview Nursing Home the state's highest rating for a level of patient care provided to resident of the long-term care facility…. Jerry T. Miller was promoted to vice president-finance at Humana Inc. corporate headquarters…. "The Dining Room" production at the Shelby County Community Theatre was a hit for those who saw it. It was a bigger hit at Northern Kentucky University when the cast won the Kentucky Theatre Association Community Theatre Festival.... The Pleasureville grocery owned by John and Cheryl Shuck was gutted by fire.... Three barns, a garage and about a mile of fence were destroyed when an unconfirmed tornado passed through the Simpsonville area.... Melody Ellis, Shelby's coordinator for United Way, notified each of the 30-plus volunteers by mail this week that Shelby County exceeded its fund-raising goal by $25,000. While doing so, Shelby broke the six-digit barrier for the first time, raising $115,000 – 61 percent more than the previous year.... Members of the Chatham Station Advisory Teen Board were Stephanie Day, Emily Magan, Robby Witmer, Josh Henson, Adam Henson, Kara Chambers, Mike Runyon, Betsy Baird, Kelly Edelen, Kirby Chambers, Ann Wilson Mathis, Cassie Barnett, Elizabeth Wilson and Molly Becherer…. Ken W. Marshall joined EPA Kepple-Keene Realtors, Rufus C. King Division.... Deaths: Elizabeth Childs Fields, 79; Effie Crask Ruble, 83; Jesse Peach, 65; Mrs. Golder Sandidge Willis, 88; Lucille Thurman Willoughby, 75; Thomas Allen Clark, 61.

40 years ago, 1974

Vonnie Wilson was chosen Bandsperson of the Month for October. The sophomore at Shelby County High School was in her sixth year of band…. A proposal to erect a metal building to house the County Ambulance Service was submitted to the County Fiscal Court by Umbaugh Pole Co. of Shelbyville. The cost of the approximately 2,300 square foot building was estimated at $19,216, or about $11 per square foot... Shelbyville Coach Tom Becherer was named the head football coach for the Shelby County High consolidation next fall. He served the Red Devils for three years holding a 15-13-1 tally... To say "Scoopy-Doo" to someone would not at all be considered an insult, that is if you are directing them to Shelbyville's newest ice cream parlor situated on U.S. 60 West. The small brick building houses a variety of ice cream delicacies including 10 types of hard ice cream, vanilla and orange sherbet, creamery, seven sundae toppings and pizzas... Scout Troop 141 was in the spotlight as the 20 members of the group toured WCND as part of their requirements for a Community Badge... The Courier-Journal and the Louisville Times sponsored an Award of Excellence Program in Kentucky. $1,800 in U.S. Savings Bonds were given to the 10 most outstanding 4-H boys and girls in Kentucky. Lisa LeCompte was the county girl winner and David Miles was the county boy winner. Other winners were Ivan Cunningham, Carol Blevens, Ed Catlett and Karen Jennings…. Deaths: Gentry Gordon.

55 years ago, 1959

Mrs. W.C. Ray returned home after a month in Russia with a group of 30 school superintendents.... Shelbyville tobacco warehouses sold 907,818 pounds of burley for an average of $63.65, a drop of $2.83 a hundred pounds under last year's record opening-day sales. Growers received $577,818.82... One person was hurt and two others shaken up when the Highway Post Office bus ran off the road and overturned on Hwy. 55, near the cloverleaf connecting with I-64, approximately three miles from Shelbyville... Tylene Stratton was accepted as a junior member of the Holstein-Friesian Association of America, Brattleboro, Vermont... A&P grocery list: cranberries, pound 39 cents; juice Florida oranges, eight pound bag 49 cents; golden ripe bananas, pound 9 cents; frozen sliced strawberries, 2-10 ounce packages, 39 cents; Wisconsin aged cheddar sharp cheese, pound 59 cents; Sultana golden whole kernel corn, 16-ounce can 10 cents... Birth: Cherie Lynne, Mary Helen Shannon…. Serving our country: Army Pfc. Norman L. Rogers participated with the 4th Armored Division's 66th Armor in a special armor leadership award competition in Grafenwohr, Germany.... Deaths: James Selbert Wade, 53; Guy L. Duvall, 71; Joseph Mason McKee, 79; James Elliot Matthews; Joseph Milton Wills; Anne Eliza Rodgers, Sidney E. Cranfill, Thompson B. Duncan.

60 years ago, 1954

The Bagdad Ruritan Club won two awards: an outstanding achievement plaque and the attendance plaque over all clubs in the Kentucky district.... Horace Cleveland was named chairman of the Transylviania College 175th Anniversary Development Committee for Henry, Shelby and Spencer counties.... William Thomas Beckham announced his resignation as clerk of the United State District Court in Louisville. He was a native of Shelbyville....Births: Nita Marlene Overly, Mary Mason Fike, Margaret Riner, Brenda Fay Blackaby, Herbert Woods Jr.... Serving our country: Dorce F. Dadisman, 21, was promoted to corporal in Germany, where he was an assistant squad leader in Company C of the 1st Infantry Division's 16th Regiment.... Ray J. Cowherd, gunner's mate third class, USN, was serving in the Far East aboard the heavy cruiser USS Helena, flagship of the U.S. Seventh Fleet.... A1/c Kenneth Crump was named Airman of the Month of the 316th Air Defense Division while serving in French Morocco and had been in northern Africa for 17 months.... Deaths: David Rawson Castleman, 72, uncle of David Pryor Castleman; Fabian Poole, 81; James Russell, 40; Rickey Dedford Stivers, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. John William Stivers; Dennis Dale, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Morris Biggers; Hattie Robison, 100, native of Shelbyville; Orba Jamison, 61, father of Mrs. W.L. Meyers, Ernest and John Jamison; Elongan N. Doss, 90, sister of Mrs. Foree Grubbs; Ereis Perkins, 73, husband of Bessie T. Perkins; Bertha Schaefer, aunt of Mabel Oats.

70 years ago, 1944

Shelbyville basketball team defeated Gleneyrie first and second teams at the Shelbyville gymnasium by scores of 25-12 and 36-13.... C.A. Randolph, president of the Citizens' Bank, was elected to a three-year term as a member of the executive committee of the State Bank Division of the American Bankers Association.... Serving our country: Charles Ware “Jack” Youngman was promoted to rank of lieutenant colonel.... Pvt. Ludlow Cook Jr. was awarded a combat ribbon with two stars in combat engagements in Southwest Pacific.... Corp. William Lawrence Morris was on the Island of Corsica.... Deaths: Mrs. James H. Kitchen, 87.

80 years ago, 1934

Announcement was made that contracts for the new Masonic Widows and Orphan's Home on Shelbyville Road near St. Matthews would be let before Jan. 1....The Linco Oil Company lost 2,500 gallons of gasoline when thieves broke and left open the "lead" to the main storage room.... Deaths: Mr. and Mrs. I.H. Lee and son, Frank, were called to St. Louis, Mo., by the sudden death of Mrs. Lee's father, Lew Aaron.... Samuel Shelby Demaree, 32, a farmer of the Burks Branch neighborhood.

85 years ago, 1929

Dr. J.F. Jesse, well-known physician of Waddy, suffered painful cuts and bruises to his right hip, leg and foot, when a truck crashed into his automobile near Graefenburg... The residence of the late E.W. Ford on East Main Street was sold by the Hanna-Riner Realty Co. to Loraine and Evelyn Johnston for $3,600... The Shelbyville High School football team was defeated by the Eminence High School team at Eminence by a score of 12 to 0... The automobile of Sheriff John Dawson Buckner was destroyed by fire on the highway about two miles south of Indianapolis, Ind... Deaths: Francis Johnson Perkins, Samuel Muir Richardson, Levy B. Scott.

90 years ago, 1924

J.W. Skelton sold his residence on First Street to Victor Gabby for $4,500.... Birth: Charlotte Figg Riddle.... Deaths: Roberta Cosley Figg, 44; Frank M. Harris, 67.

95 years ago, 1919

John L. Lewis, acting president of United Mine Workers, threatened a countrywide strike of coal miners…. Coots Bros. and Gill reported the sale of the C.L. and W.R. Tucker farm of 186 acres on the Shelbyville and Smithfield pike to J.T. McGinnis for $45,000.... Carl R. Webb resigned as local agent for the L&I Railroad in order to devote fulltime to his rapidly growing motor truck business.... Deaths: Mary Frances Wilmoth, R.A. Swindler, John Shipman, Lucinda Duvall, Thomas Gill, J.W. Johnson, William Miller; Ula Johnston Gallahar, R.A. Swindler, Charles Robert.