Looking backward: Jan. 20, 2017

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1992: Jewish Hospital buys UMC; plans expansion, employment

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

It's been nearly 70 years since Shelbyville's Science Hill School closed its doors in 1939, but the school's influence continues to ripple throughout this community and elsewhere. That story, among other local topics, will be the focus of this weekend's edition of KET's "Kentucky Life." Rosella Yeager Cunningham Davis, 91, would recount on screen some memories of her time at the school, a time that spans nearly 13 years…. Gregory Lucas Bailey received a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Kentucky College of Engineering in December. He will pursue a master's degree in civil engineering at UK and is employed part-time with Freeland Harris Engineering in Lexington…. Renae Mathis graduated from University of Kentucky College of Social Work in a ceremony.  She was recognized with a certificate for completing the Public Child Welfare Certification Program (PCWCP) with a 3.8 GPA…. Growth and additional programs are reasons for more than 5,100 square feet of space being added to the Shelby County Library, according to Director Pam Federspiel. The library continued to offer adult reading programs, as well as some with a more youth-oriented bent. “Our children’s programs have probably more than doubled in size,” Federspiel said…. Four orthopedic surgeons found a new office in an unlikely place: an old fitness center. Doctors Joseph Catalano, R. Todd Hockenbury, Paul Sherman and Carroll Witten Jr. relocated to the former Premier Fitness at 213 Midland Blvd., after a 6-month conversion of the facility. Before that, most of the doctors had been leasing space on the campus of Jewish Hospital Shelbyville…. Thirty minutes just isn't enough time to go to lunch, according to David Orr. That's one of the reasons he and wife, Marquita decided to open Soups, Salads, Sandwiches To Go & Catering. With their new business, the Orrs hoped to fill a particular niche. Since many employees only get a half-hour for lunch – much of which could be eaten up if they have to leave to pick up food – soups, Salads, Sandwiches is bringing lunch to them…. I’m one: Garrett Denton Koostra, Emily Ann Peak…. Deaths: Woodrow “Woody” Briscoe, 88; Wanda Birkla Glover, 100; Kathryn B. Hornback, 79; Mabel M. Miller, 97; Aline Hughes Nethery Rosenauer, 92; Glenn T. Schultz Sr., 71; David Stopani, 50; Robert Martin Wade III, 41; Virginia “Polly” Triplett, 69.


15 years ago, 2002

Kerry Whitehousereplaced Clyde Tharp as the assistant superintendent of operations of the Shelby County school district. Tharp retired after more than 30 years with the district.... Members of the Waddy Christian Church’s youth group donated two red wagons to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville for transporting small children around the hospital.... Ashton Lewis Bailey of Bagdad was chosen as a student ambassador and will travel to Europe during the summer. The East Middle School sixth-grader, with perfect attendance every year, was nominated anonymously to People to People, an organization set up by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in hopes that students could meet and talk about government issues and promote world peace.... The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce’s newest member was GavinSamuel Weakley, born Dec. 30 to Chamber Executive Director Monica Weakley.... Other births: Jacquelin Martinez-Villa, Derek Steven Comingore, Nicholas Lee Pecora, Desmond Allen Richardson, Kaitlyn Michelle Ethington.... I’m one: Zachary Black Goins, Noah Wade Gartland, Jacob Alexander Grimes, Sierra Nichole Gardner.... Deaths: Ed Combs, 99; Wanda Maddox Edington, 57; Howard M. Mitchell, 63; Paul Jones Moore Jr., 20; Gilbert David Phillips, 85; Carl Russell Self, 63; Tonya Lynn Woods, 27; Edith B. McKinney Nation, 87.


25 years ago, 1992

Amy Collins was excited about participating in the state Young Woman of the Year program in Bowling Green, but the judges didn't know it. The daughter of Jim and Cherelyn Collins won the presence and composure award for Group D in the preliminaries, winning a $300 cash scholarship and silver tray.... Workers covered up the United Medical Center/Shelbyville sign, making the Jewish Hospital takeover official. "Jewish is one of the leaders, if not the leader in health care services in Kentucky...," said Dr. Kenneth O. Gravett, former president of the medical staff when the acquisition was first discussed. Plans were being fine tuned for the expansion, starting with the emergency room, occupational/physical therapy suite and nuclear medicine suite this spring.... Three juvenile boys allegedly set off a homemade bomb on a Hazel Lawn Subdivision front porch, tearing up the door and a piece of siding.... Martha Richardson was promoted to assistant vice president/senior loan processor of Republic Bank of Shelby County.... The Solomon Lodge new officers were Danny Moffett, Bill Hedges, Roy Smith, George Pigg, Doug Lear, Harry McDonald, Roy Foster, Eli Spicer, George Parrish, Sterling Smither and O.J. Simpson.... An early morning fire discovered just before milking time did extensive damage to a milking parlor and temporarily put B.A. and Winfred Thomas out of business.... Stacy Frazee was promoted to branch manager of the Shelby County Trust Bank. Keith Medley was promoted to co-manager of the west branch.... Deaths: Mitchel "Mr. Mac" McFarland, 74; William "Billy" Calvert Jr., 39; Arthur Morton Mickey, 66; James William Cassidy, 72; Sue Ellen Hall Wainscott, 84; Nell Hammond Rodgers, 95; Norma Jennings, 42; Raymond Devert McGaughey, 58; Parley Richardson, 64; Kenneth D. Brown, 53; Katherine Franklin Harris, 90; Douglas Wentworth, 65; Otto Yount Jr., 65; George "Butch" Lewis, 52; Ruby Smock.


40 years ago, 1977

New press units were installed at the Landmark Community Newspapers Inc. plant to increase productivity and save time. Helping install and operate the new units were (from left) Lawrence Sewell, Kenneth Lawler, Tom Gilbert, plant manager; James Monica and Morris Smith…. Jeanne's Hair Designs opened at 713 Main Street.... Ted B. Bateswas designated president-elect of the University of Kentucky Alumni Association.... Snow forced the closing of businesses and industries.... Sue Carol Perrycompleted filing procedures for the post of County Clerk for Shelby County in the May primary.... King's Daughters Hospital's planned $3.2 million renovation project received unanimous approval by the Health Systems Agency West during its meeting in Louisville.... James Hite Haysannounced his candidacy for Shelby County Attorney’s Office in the Democratic primary election…. A Spencer County couple were arrested and charged with third degree burglary in connection with two break-ins at Tom Ruble's home on Fox Run Road.... Births: Amy Suzanne Franklin, Jacob Allen Morris.... Deaths: Albion E. Blakemore, 71; Annettia Stivers Kendall, 82; Gilbert C. Lee, 74; Paul W. Clemmons, 76; Margaret Ruth Clark, 53; Harry Sanford Sr., 80; Annie Briscoe Graves, 89; Jim Cook, 85; Roger Stevens; Louise Rucker, 81; Flint K. Hazelwood, 89; Norman S. Cozine, 76; Martha Moore, 63; Margaret A. Way, 92; Aline Spencer Stone, 64.


55 years ago, 1962

A two-apartment house on Seventh Street was badly damaged when a dump truck loaded with 10 tons of salt plowed into it.... The fifth week sales of burley totaled 4,462,464 pounds which brought $2,920,993.69, an average of $65.46.... Thieves broke into Headen's Standard Service Station. Nothing was taken but the safe, still unopened, was a total loss from a beating it took from a  sledge hammer, which was left in the station.... Deaths: The death of Dr. Henry G. Williams, 86, twin brother of Dr. Tom Williams, brought sadness to countless friends throughout Shelby County, the entire state and elsewhere. One of Shelby County's nationally known twin dentists for more than 50 years, and the youngest of nine children.... Hugh T. Collins, 67, prominent Shelby County farmer and livestock broker; Ida Mae Rice, 32; James F. Edington, 84; Sadie Clay Waterfill, 89; Mrs. Henry J. Panke, 83; William Edmund Waller, 80; Lucy Coleman, 70.


60 years ago, 1957

John Barnett of Bagdad was elected as chairman of the Shelby County Soil Conservation District Supervisors. Named to assist with administrative details of the district were (front row from left) Roy Neel, local supervisor; Harvey Duvall of Finchville, secretary; Barnett; (back row) Frank Rohrer; William Tichenor, Shelbyville as treasurer; and Douglas Wentworth.... Alan Raisor of Pleasureville won a camera and flash attachment set by Shelby Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation for selling the greatest number of bags of light bulbs during the "Fight for Better Site" campaign.... Guthrie Jesse Jr.of Waddy was chosen by the local Jaycees as their candidate for the Outstanding Young Farmer award given each year by the state Jaycee organization.... W.A. Scearce, president of Farmers & Traders Bank of Shelbyville, was appointed county agricultural chairman for Shelby County.... Martha Atkinson and Frances Drye were initiated into the University of Kentucky Home Economics Club.... Birth: Malinda Jane McIntyre.... Deaths: Margaret Wilkins, infant daughter of Fraser and Ann Conyers Bryan Wilkins; Juliet Hedges, 90, retired nurse and sister of Mrs. Tom Allen; E. Dow Deakins, 82, father of Martha Louise Price; Ralph G. Hedges, 26, brother of Mrs. Pryor Jennings; Thomas V. Campbell, 77, husband of Lucille Smith Campbell and father of Willena Chowning Campbell; Anna Mae Carpenter Casey, 73, wife of Frank M. Casey and mother of local sibling, Mrs. T.C. Long Jr., Marvin, Bernice and James Casey; Fred H. "Hop" Wright, 46, wife of Clara Wright and brother of Claudine Roberts; Elbert H. Bell, 49, husband of Roberta MacDonald Bell; Bertha Jo Young Drane, 63, wife of Henry S. Drane; Mary Belle Stivers, 72, wife of James E. Stivers; Ida Darlington, 83, sister of Joe Slucher; Lula Godbey Jones, 77, wife of Judge M.J. Jones, and mother of Suann Jones and M.J. Jones Jr.; Mattie Daniel VanDyke, 87; Emma Jane Scrogham, 64, wife of Jonas Scrogham; W.B. Miles, 87; Charles A. Marion, 84, father of Samuel Jerome Marion; Robert Lee McCubbins, 37; Robert Huckelby; Mrs. Thomas Campbell.


70 years ago, 1947

A Rothchild & Son, Shelbyville's oldest men's clothing store was purchased by Briggs Lawson and Pryor Hower.... Bernard Davis was elected president of the new Chamber of Commerce. Other officers were Mark J. Scearce, vice president; Wallace Radcliff, and Louis Quinn, secretary.... Shelbyville Red Devils defeated Frankfort, 63-38; they defeated Lawrenceburg, 32-29.... Kellie Cox left for Wilmington, Ohio, to assume her duties as head of the piano department in Wilmington College.... Mary June Wills was one of 15 out of 139 music majors pledged to Sigma Alpha Iota, national honorary fraternity at Murray State college.... Mount Eden defeated Taylorsville 38-34 in their first game of the season.... Birth: John Ambuhl Jr…. Death: Dorothy Juanita Kays.


85 years ago, 1932

The new 2-cent stamp marking the bicentennial of Washington’s birth went on sale at the Shelbyville post office.... Armstrong & Spaulding sold one of the season’s best tobacco crops on the local market with their 30,000 pounds crop averaging 15 cents per pound.... New blacksmithing, woodworking and repair shop opened by Allie Brisco on Clay Street opposite the skating rink.... Elected to the hospital board were Mrs. William M. Cardwell, Mrs. T.H. Hardesty and Mrs. Frank Lapsley.... Mrs. Fleet Davis was elected as one of five Kentucky women for the title Master Homemaker, for the year 1932.... Deaths: Mary Newton, 94; Helen G. Hammond; Herbert L. Catlett Jr., 3-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Catlett; Ada May Wallace, 26; James Preston Reynolds, 76; H. Clay Vannatta, 84.


90 years ago, 1927

Deaths: Dr. S.D. Wetherby, 57, of Middletown was instantly killed by an eastbound C&O train at Avoco Crossing. He was well-known in this county; Vinson Redman, 57.


95 years ago, 1922

Charles H. Sanford, former commonwealth's attorney, announced the opening of law offices in Shelbyville and associated himself with Judge John D. Carroll of Frankfort. The office was above Van Hoy's Jewelry Store.... Louise Campbell accepted a position as teacher of Latin and mathematics in the Hazard Institute at Hazard.... W.H. Tipton was named president of the Citizens Bank. Vice president was S.M. Long.... Banks in Louisville reaffirmed their decision to lend $6,500,000 to the Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative Association for the creation of a temporary fund for advance payments to growers.