Looking backward: Feb. 17, 2017

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1992: Citizens name uses, needs for proposed amphitheatre

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, 2007

Bridget Ruble Carey had become accustomed to watching the clock. She had watched cancer make her grandson, husband, and mother try their best to fight and to grab hold of the time they had left. But despite their best efforts, the days, hours and finally, just minutes, slipped through their fingers. A week after her mother died, Carey, 63, was told she only had six months left to live. She'd beat her first bout of breast cancer in 1995, but this time, doctors have told her the tumor was growing rapidly and was inoperable. “You might hear that one in five survive but you don't hear that four out of five die. I always thought it would never happen to my family. I thought it was somewhere else and happened to somebody else. You never think it will happen to you," Carey said…. Whitney M. Young students who participated in a Habitat for Humanity program to help build housing for victims of Hurricane Katrina in Lafayette, La. were Terrance, Ford, Thomas Scott, carpentry instructor, Joseph Reed and Rayzel Montalvo…. Michael Humfleet, 34, was the newest addition to the Shelbyville Police Department…. Three Shelby County High School students were arrested and charged with first-degree burglary of 11 firearms including handguns, rifles and shotguns…. Helen Gardner thought she had a job when she worked for the state. But since she retired in 2002, she really went to work. Gardner opened Gardner House Antiques at 525 Main. The store is open seven days a week and Gardner is there nearly all the time…. I’m one: Hannah Katelyn Yates, Opal Caibin Kathryn Best, Ryan Spencer Perry…. Deaths: Annie M. Franklin, 85; Geneva Cook Godbey, 75; Mary Frances Walker Hayes, 82; Carolyn Sue Brown Johnston, 56; Essie Mae Morris; Mary Quire, 45; Joe Rucker, 67; William “Bill” Keith Webb Jr., 42; Grace Wilson, 99; Zora Belle Henson, 91; Joyce Jane Messer, 55; Mary Ann Dempsey Jamison, 65; John B. Meeks, 76.


15 years ago, 2002

Revere Packaging employees receiving $100 gift certificates for perfect attendance were Dellmar Hayden, Ronnie Wise, Wally Rogers and Theresa Cook. The four were also long-term employees. Together they represented 140 years of employment at the company…. Jenny Harker wanted to buy some hay and ended up with a husband. Harker was scanning the classified ads in the Shopper/PLUS in August 1988 when she came across a personal ad – what she thinks is among the first, if not the first – in The Sentinel-News' publication, called the Tri-County Advantage. A "S.W.M."  (good looking, according to the author) was looking for a woman "to warm his upcoming fall country nights." Jenny wrote a letter to the Waddy address. "He called me and we talked. That was Aug. 15, 1988," she said. They’ve been together ever since. Jenny and Steve Harker celebrated 13 years of marriage April 15, 2002. Jenny was intrigued. "It struck me odd. If he's got the nerve to put an ad in the paper, I've got the nerve to answer it," she said…. As part of its Youth Appreciation Program, the Shelby County Optimist Club recognized the 7th Grade Chorus from East Middle School and honored Nancy Cheak as the 2001 Teacher of the Year for her "continuing service and dedication to the children of our community…." At Fiscal Court's meeting, magistrates voted to buy three-tenths an acre in Cropper, just east of the Cropper Ruritan Club, for $13,000…. Magen Ferrell was one of eight senior interior design students at Eastern Kentucky University who poured their emotions, knowledge and skills into a recent class project to create two models of suggested memorials to the victims of the Sept. 11 acts of terrorism. Such was the emotional nature of the project that one of the students at the university reported that her research on the Internet was interrupted because she was crying. That was symbolic of what all the students were going through as they searched for the best ways to honor those who lost their lives in New York City, Washington, D.C., and rural Pennsylvania…. The Shelby County Community Theatre recently presented a $1,105 check to the Shelbyville Chapter of the American Red Cross for the National Disaster Relief Fund in wake of the Sept. 11 tragedy…. Wal-Mart presented a check for $750 to Northside Elementary Friday to help pay for tests and books for the school's accelerated reading program…. TuckerBallinger has been promoted to vice president and chief operating officer of Republic Bank & Trust Company's Shelbyville Banking Center…. Birth: Nicholson Thomas Adams…. Deaths: Dr. Andurea Lynette Watson Dallas, 31; Ruby Kathryn Ritter Durrett, 102; Clarence O. “Buck” Frazier Jr., 83; Howard A. Larke, 103; Elizabeth Lewis Mattingly, 75; Mary E. Nowlin, 82; Jessie Singleton Orem, 92; Gayle T. Waldridge, 57; Dorothy Alean Morris Sowders, 69; Christine Jewell Walker, 81; Jeanetta Butler, 66; Corrine Lisby, 74; David E. Moore, 65; Stephen R. Newman, 49; Eva C. Starks, 75.


25 years ago, 1992

Niki Van Winklereceived a certificate as the fifth-grade honorable mention winner for science in a contest sponsored by General Electric Employees' Community Fund and Channel 15. "Electricity and You" was the title of the Simpsonville Elementary student's essay.... Parks Director Clay Cottongim saw the proposed amphitheatre at Clear Creek park as "another element of activity to cater to another segment of the community besides ballplayers...." Max Heath, vice president/executive editor of Landmark Community Newspapers Inc., received the Edwards M. Templin award during the Kentucky Press Association Winter Convention awards ceremony. The award was given annually by the Lexington Herald-Leader in memory of Templin, who was president-elect of KPA when he died in 1967.... Lisa Gipson was crowned homecoming queen for Living Waters Christian School. Jennifer Tinsley took the title of queen at Shelby County High School.... Steve Grant and Dick Overman opened Shelby County Appliance Service on U.S. 60 East, next door to Cencom Cable TV. They repaired major appliances including dishwashers, washers, dryers, air conditioners, trash compactors and garbage disposals.... Four Shelby County High School students took part in a statewide music conference and chorus, which culminated with a concert at the Kentucky Center for the Arts. They were seniors Lana Logan and Angie Wilson; junior Tonya Griffin; and sophomore Chriss Higgins.... Births: Austin Matthew Crowe, Kathryn Emilie “Katie” Henson.... Deaths: Lena Stivers Washburn, 97; Ewett "Pappy" Phillips, 82; Mary Frances Stone, 61; Arnold Ray “Sonny” Jordon, 42; Clara Christine Lane Cathcart, 59; Jewell Lyons Sr., 91; Alvin Drawbaugh, 61; Frances Bramblett, 86; Calvin Cook, 70; Jewell Lyons Sr., 91; Louise Clark, 67; Lucille Wright Youngman, 93; Joseph M. Sutton, 79.


40 years ago, 1977

Colonel Harland and Claudia Sanders recalled how they met in the early 1930s. It wasn’t love at first sight when they first met in Corbin, where her parents lived, at a service station he owned. Was this man, who most saw a dozen times each week on television, whose image was known world over, this man who was the King of Kentucky Fried Chicken, was this man a Casanova or a Scrooge of Love? “He certainly wasn’t shy, if you known what I Mean,” said Claudia. They went their separate ways, chatting occasionally over the next 20 years. They eventually married on Nov. 17, 1949…. John David Myles, 23, served on the legislative council of U.S. Senator Wendell ford in Washington, D.C. He was hoping to attend law school…. All Shelby County businesses were authorized to resume regular hours. Mayor Marshall Long said that regardless of the resumption of regular business hours there was still a need to continue to conserve fuel. The closing was in response to a plea by Gov. Julian Carroll to conserve energy.... Cadet David Preston Easley earned the Gold Star for academic excellence during the first semester of the 1976-77 school at The Citadel…. Scott Eads, 20-year-old junior at Tennessee Technological University was selected to study at the Mayo Clinic under world-famed hematologist, Dr. Robert V. Pierre, head of the Hematology Laboratory there.... A 1967 Chevrolet owned by Ronnie Brown was struck by a train at the Southern Railroad crossing on Seventh Street. His wife had pulled the car out of their driveway and it stalled on the tracks. There were no injuries.... Mary Matilda Beard announced plans to be a candidate for city council in the May primary.... Thanks to a matching fund grant of $644 from the Kentucky Division of Forestry, the Bagdad Volunteer Fire Department received two new walkie-talkies, a 1.5-inch spray nozzle for fire truck hoses and a Scott air pack.... Births: Jamie Lynn Huber, Matthew Welesy Tackett, Lesley Wayne Brown, Kelli Marshall Andriot.... Deaths: Corine C. Jones, 64; Raymond Lee Cox, 49; John W. “Sampson” Smith Sr., 76; Gilbert H. Carriss, 77; John F. Runyon, 77; Ray Maxwell Scrogham, 72.


55 years ago, 1962

Robert W. Carter, who was majoring in industrial arts, received his bachelor of science degree from Western Kentucky State College…. Fire completely destroyed a large combination barn, stock barn and contents on the farm of Christine Merchant, about six miles from Shelbyville on the Bagdad Road.... Mrs. Raymond J. Yochum, whose husband owns Luray Jewelers, won the Louisville Toastmistress Club’s annual speech contest at the Kentucky Hotel…. Bland “Ticky” Mathews, who has for more than two years been salesman with Sears Roebuck Co., in St. Matthews, was given a promotion.... The newly organized Mount Eden Ruritan Club established a volunteer fire department for the Mount Eden community.... Births: Tonya Day Simpson, Cheryldene Frances Young…. Serving our country: Army Specialist Four Danny L. McCall participated in Operation Great Shelf, a bi-lateral air-ground mobility exercise involving Army and Air Force units of the U.S. and the Republic of the Philippines near Clark Air Base in the Philippines.... A3C James D. Carter, who is stationed at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, earned the right to have his name placed on the Student Honor Roll in the Ground Radio Operation Course.... Deaths: Henry Cecil Smith, 28, prominent dairy farmer of Simpsonville and breeder of fine registered cattle; Silas Stanley Mahuron, 72; Lyda Houseworth Parkhurst, 82; Fieldon Sharp, 31; David Vincent Moffett, 75; Thomas J. Craig, 81.


60 years ago, 1957

A daring jail break and a criminal assault occurred at the Shelby County Jail when Jailer Luther Hammond was knocked in the head by two prisoners. He was in serious condition at the King's Daughters Hospital with his right upper arm broker, his skull fractured and was badly bruised.... Captain Muhammed Ayyub, one of the Agricultural workers from Pakistan, visiting the University of Kentucky, was visiting Mr. and Mrs. Ray Tucker of Finchville.... Roy Hundley Jr. was named track coach at Male High.... Norman Lee Rogers, who was assistant manager of Shelby Theatre for about seven years was made manager of the theatre to succeed Harold Faught…. The Steiden Store on U.S. 60 at Peachtree Street in Shelbyville along with the firm's numerous stores throughout the country, changed the name to Winn-Dixie.... Birth: Rebecca Lynn Mayfield…. Deaths: Minnie Lee Harney Cassity, 69, widow of C.B. Cassity, mother of local sibling, Mrs. Rebel Shaddock; Lula Mitchen Sewell, 64, wife of Eugene B. Sewell and mother of Mrs. Everette L. Bailey; Mary Evelyn Jackson, 41; Henry Clay Daniel, 87, husband of Annie Tucker Daniel and father of local sibling, C. Bruce Daniel, former principal of Shelbyville High School; Henry Jochum, 63, husband of Leona Kremer Jochhum and brother of Raymond Jochum; Virgie Stivers Shannon, 59, mother of local siblings, Mrs. Clay Melear, Nell Rose Shannon and Mrs. John Carpenter; Duard Bryant, 83; Eugene Beverly Robertson, 90, husband of Clara Mae Thomas Robertson; Lou Powell Hisle, 86, widow of Minor H. Hisle; James Louis Harrod, 67, husband of Margaret Simpson Harrod and father of local siblings, Mrs. George Manter Jr. and James L. Harrod; Mrs. James Q. Connelly, 79, mother of Mrs. John C. Lawson.


70 years ago, 1947

Eugene R. Weakley was one of 12 students at the University of Kentucky to make a straight A standing. He was a freshman in the college of agriculture.... Gilbert Barrickman opened a cabinet and workshop on 7th St.... L.C. Johnson sold his barber shop at 407 East Main St. to Messrs. Paul Johnson and Melvin Phipps.... $3,800 was received during the March of Dimes campaign.... John and Charles Bailey purchased the Court Restaurant from Isaac Deeb. The Deebs had operated the restaurant for 14 years.... Harold Saunders passed the state bar examination. He planned to practice law in Shelbyville.


85 years ago, 1932

Lee A. Scearce succeeded W.B. Arvin, who resigned his position as superintendent of the Old Mason’s Home…. W. Boyd Roe of the Guy Downs Realty Company sold his five room bungalow on Brown Ave. to Kirby Myatt…. Deaths: Marshall Wells Caudill, 65, wife of the late Robert E. Caudill; Mary E. Brawner, 77; Saddie Wells Allen, 74.


95 years ago, 1922

W.R. Beckley sold his farm of 62 acres with improvement at Todd's Point to W.G. Middleton for $7,000.... Birth: Lawrence Morton Proctor, Mary Burnett Smethhurst.... Death: Dwight A. McAfee.