Looking Backward: Dec. 2, 2016

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1976: Roy Catlett receives first place state award

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, 2006

Shelby County Magistrate Tony Carriss took over the helm of the Kentucky Association of Counties (KACo) at the group's annual meeting in Louisville…. For the first time since its inception, the Shelby County "Farmer of the Year" title went to a horse farmer. Edward "Hoppy" Bennett, owner of Undulata Farm, a saddlebred breeding and training operation, received the award at the annual Farm City banquet…. Shelby County Road Supervisor Carl Henry was named county employee of the year at the 2006 Shelby County Fiscal Court annual banquet. Henry was one of 16 county employees nominated by other employees for the overall award…. Angela P. Thomas has been recognized for superior academic achievement. She has been selected for membership in the National Society of High School Scholars. The Shelby County High School sophomore is the daughter of Anita Thomas, of Shelbyville…. Chip Minnis signed on with the Simpsonville police department…. Ruth Bramlage was the new owner of the Shelbyville Curves…. Shelby County Director of Emergency Management Charlie Frazee was elected president of the Kentucky Emergency Management Association. He said he ran for the two-year term because he thought he'd be able to help…. Birth: Haylee Elizabeth Gash, Jalynn Kaye Martin, Jennette Elizabeth Megibben, Sofia Grace Risinger, Regan Raula Workman, Thomas Henry “Tripp” Wright III…. I’m one: Benjamin Matthew Houchin, Braydon Lee Stone, Haleigh Reed…. Deaths: Evelyne Aldridge Armstrong, 79; William Dewey Beasey, 85; Orontes Roland Dale, 88; George M. “Buck” Raisor Sr., 80; Ben A. Childs Jr., 55; Charles “Chuck” Allen Tudor II, 49; Robert W. “Pete” Woodward, 67; Mattie Mae Malone Harris, 29; Harold Jackson, 78; Jessica Rae Grace, infant of parents, William P. Grace and Tonya Sue Hawkins; Billy David “Hobo” Mitchell Sr., 46; Barbara Williams Wallace, 91.


15 years ago, 2001

John Mark Blairwon a $5,000 scholarship from the Kentucky Coal Council for his essay to promote the study of Kentucky coal and the production of electricity from coal. “Coal has been the center of my family’s history,” he wrote…. Local law enforcement officers were trained to use new Global Position System devices, which would pinpoint the position of anything from car wrecks to pot fields.... Gregory Jacobstook over the Fifth Third Bank branch office – Shelbyville’s only one – tucked away next to Wal-Mart on Taylorsville Road for two years and on Main Street before that.... Robbie Murphywas named manager for Citizens Union Bank’s new branch near Weissinger Golf Course. The bank received the first Olive Award for Excellence and Innovation from the Kentucky Bankers Association.... I’m one: Courtney Stangle.... Births: Alyssa Nicole Bryant, Juliet Marie Stucker, Christian Alexander Whisman, Sylvia Jane Waldridge.... Deaths: Harry Shields McKinley Jr., 66; Mable Stevens Thomas, 74; John “J.S.” McGinnis Sr., 81.


25 years ago, 1991

Ted Igleheart, commonwealth's attorney for Shelby, Anderson and Spencer counties, announced his intention to seek appointment as district judge for the same counties.... Former assistant county attorney Mike Harrodwas eyeing the position of district judge when it comes open early next year.... The outlook for farming took a turn for the better with the opening of the Shelbyville burley tobacco market, bringing as much as $1.84 per pound in the city's six tobacco warehouses, the best price since the 1984 record of $1.88 per pound.... Donald K. Hubbard, editor of the Army's PS Magazine, was awarded the Department of the Army's Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service, the Army's highest award for civilian service.... Joey Chanda accepted the Principal's Award from Shelby County Principal Walter Hawkins recognizing his team-high grade point average. He also won the Giles Award, based on athletic performance, team leadership and academics. Brad Price won the Most Valuable Player award, Senior and Leadership/captain awards for his performance on the Shelby County Soccer team.... Two teenage drivers involved in a fatal car accident last February were sued by the administratrix of the 19-year-old killed in the accident.... Carla Aldridge was named to the winter/spring dean's list at Centre College.... Jeanette Pope won the title of State Administrator of the Year.... Deaths: James F. Tinsley's blood was true blue since he was an avid supporter of both the Shelby County Rockets and the University of Kentucky Wildcats. The 68-year-old Southville resident died at UMC/Shelbyville after an illness; James A. Kinser Jr., 49; Roberta M. Black, 80; Donnie Ray Shaw, 39; Robert Chambers, 53; Jessie F. Conquest, 73; Chlora Hulette, 85; Ed Turner, 81; Betty F. Wilson, 54; Arkley Dowden, 83.


40 years ago, 1976

Shelby County High School football players Lester Mackand Randy Raglandwere named to The Courier-Journal's coaches All-State team for Class AAA.... Burley prices averaged higher in Shelby County than in nearly all other markets across the state. The first week's sales totaled 2,481,466 pounds for a $117.82 average. The state-wide average was $116.39.... Pat Shelton joined the sales staff at Pearce Motors Company on Main Street as the first woman car salesperson in Shelbyville.... John Land and Carl Palmer were the winners of pigs given away by Shelbyville's Goodyear Store during their promotion of Shelby County pork.... Roy Catlett was recognized for a paper on "Increased Income Through Improved Land Use" at the National County Agents Association meeting in Richmond, Va. He also received the first place state award in the direct mail piece category of KACAA's public information awards program.... Pre-game cheers turned to post-game tears for Shelby County Rocket fans at Lexington's Commonwealth Stadium as the Juggernauts of Erlanger-Lloyd won the state Class AAA championship, 24-0.... Deidre Katherine Smith of Finchville was nominated to the national honor society of Phi Kappa Phi at Eastern Kentucky University.... Vicki Patterson was one of nine recipients of a Frank and Lucy Rankley Memorial Scholarship at Georgetown College.... Birth: Roy Andrew Wainscott.... Deaths: Dorothy Shuck Keeling, 56; Edward "Jake" Jennings, 50; Jeptha J. Tracy, 85.


55 years ago, 1961

T.C. Long Jr., manager of the Shelby Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation, was elected president of the Kentucky Inter-Industry Farm Electric Council.... The Shelby County Rockets launched a successful defense of their Eighth Region championship by topping Trimble County 46-30.... The Shelbyville burley market turned in an average of $68.02, up $2.60 from the 1960 opening level. There was a sale of 963,176 pounds that paid growers $655,929.72.... The Kingsway Circle of Kings Daughters sponsored the annual Holiday House Tour. Homes chosen were those of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Long Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Mark Scearce, Dr. and Mrs. Wyman Porter and Dr. and Mrs. Don Chatham.... Births: Rebecca Sadler Van Slyke, Sue Carol Morris, Sydney Ann Hux.... Deaths: Maggie McNear, 79; Sylvester M. Davenport, 87; Cordelia Hedges French, 71; Annie Stucker Patterson, 83; M.B. Nelson, 75; Bertha Catlett, 80; James Elzie Tinsley, 81; Jerome Marion; Ezra Gibbs, 89; Isadore J. Abraham.


60 years ago, 1956

Legionnaires and guests attended a surprise dinner at the First Christian Church to honor J. Michael Casey, who for 25 years was adjutant of J. Franklin Bell Post, No. 37, and who served the legion through the years.... The Shelbyville Tobacco Market smashed an all-time opening-day record price average in launching the 1956-57 auction season. Two sets of buyers paid $527,189.31 for 864,288 pounds for $61 per hundred weight, up 91 cents from the last year's opening.... Birth: Beverly Ann Morris…. Serving our country: Pvt. James H. Bruner, 24,  was promoted to the rank of private first class. He left for overseas duty in Korea September 1956 and was a heavy weapon infantryman with Company M of the division's 32nd Infantry Regiment.... Pfc. French L. Smoot, stationed in Bremerhaven, Germany, with the United States Army was on leave and touring Italy.... Deaths: Lucille Thompson Weakley, 68; Sallie Hiner; Douglas Jefferson Smith, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Harmon Smith; Robert Tapp, 64; Charles Edward Mathus, 69; Sherill Ray Catlett, 2-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George T. Catlett; Fred Nutgrass, 67; Nora Shelburne Evans, 56; Myra Trisler Purdy; Mary Bell Logan; Fred Hale Scearce, 72.


70 years ago, 1946

The Warriors of Eminence defeated Shelby Red Devils 28-21 in a hard fought basketball game.... Shelbyville defeated Mount Eden 33-24.... Eddie Humston, former resident of Lawrenceburg was the top basketball player in Anderson County.... Howard Loan was vice president of his class at Sewanee University in Tennessee.... Results of County basketball games were, Bagdad 30, Henry Clay, 29; Gleneyrie 60, Simpsonville, 30; Bagdad 39, Finchville 36; Cropper 43, Gleneyrie, 39; Waddy, 83, Mount Eden, 21; Henry Clay 30, Simpsonville, 16.


85 years ago, 1931

Charles G. Cleveland opened a new barber shop in the Willis building, below the post office.... Dr. Charles E. Palmer was elected secretary-treasurer of the State Board of Veterinary Examiners.... Deaths: Louise Beard Craven; James A. Beard; Robert I. Stoogs; James Beckham; Robert Whitaker; Anna S. Doyle; John B. Allen; George Washington Ash, 11 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Ash; Mildred Pearl, 7 month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Sharp.


90 years ago, 1926

Deaths: Mrs. Eugene Freer, well-known in this county, mother of Henry Freer;  Nannie Blackenbaker, 44.


95 years ago, 1921

D.E. and J.H. Lisby sold to Ludlow Cook a farm of 60 acres and improvements on the Pearidge Road near Southville for $6,000.... The E.H. Wise farm of 368 acres was sold in five tracts. The home tract averaged $117.64 per acre.... Death: Lovella, 11-month-old daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Minor Parido.