Looking Backward: Jan. 6, 2017

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1992: Wades serve wedding cake along with famous burgers

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

Shelby County Sheriff's Deputy Paul Dugle's cruiser was hit by a train in Waddy outside the shooting range there Sept. 1 2006. Four months later, Deputy Dugle's wife Megan Dugle said she is encouraged everyday by the progress her husband has made in his recovery….

Birth: Rachel Elizabeth Crain…. I’m one: Brayden Joseph Dugle…. Deaths: Ruth Scearce Tucker Agee, 99; Fielding E. Ballard Jr., 91; Charles Stanley Brooks, 63; Mary J. Downey, 63; Anna May Sparks Estes, 67; Margaret E. Farris, 73; Mary Murphy Gowin, 92; Virginia Rhea Cook Martin, 72; Lillian Christine Shouse Murphy Lewis, 79; Timothy L. Miller, 47; Roger “Peno” McCoy, 55; Mary Ethel Harper Tipson, 73; Beulah Lee Thomas, 69;


15 years ago, 2002

Emma Villa Martinezgave birth to her third girl, Jacquelin, who came into the new year at 8 pounds, 3 ounces and 19 inches long. The Simpsonville woman had the first baby of 2002 at 11:30 a.m. at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville.... The Boy Scouts provided many life lessons to Charles Moody. “Scouting has taught me to care about nature,” he said. The Shelby County High School senior earned the Eagle Scout – the highest rank for a scout.... Tabitha L. Carpenter Varney of Shelbyville graduated from Kentucky State University with a bachelor's degree in accounting…. Births: Matthew Alexander Castro, Abigail Alysse Frazier, Joshua Keith Dunaway.... I’m one: Olivia Ryan Coffey.... Deaths: Loula Maddox Guthrie, 84; Christopher “Tank” Bolin, 27; Ann Hardin Hinkley, 85; Alva J. Engle, 95; James Phillip “Phil” Cook, 71; Mamie B. Willard Kinder Searcy, 88; Dean Wallace, 61; Loretta Mae Guinn Case, 80; Thomas Hugh Thorp, 47; Alvey Hopper, 93; Grace Phillips, 93; Joseph T. Pilonero, 80.


25 years ago, 1992

The sizzle of hamburgers on the grill replaced the traditional Wedding March and restaurant stools replaced church pews at the wedding of Andrea Duvall and Phillip Scrogham. Approximately 20 "guests," who are regulars at Ralph's Market, watched as the two were married in front of the meat case in the combined store/restaurant.... Middle-school students participate in the make-believe Game of Life in the Inquire class. The realities facing adults was what Inquire teacher Donna Whitis was trying to teach her students through the six-week course.... The Shelby County library hired three new employees. They were Elaine Johnson as the children's director, Lisa Dick as the technical services librarian and Debbie Thompson was the office assistant.... Mary S. Robertson, chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the Shelby County Library, retired.... Charlie McIntosh, who headed the Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks and Recreation Department's softball program until two years ago and still served as an umpire, was listed in stable condition after suffering a heart attack.... In winning his class at Louisville's World Championship Horse Show and placing runner-up in two other national shows in New York City and Kansas City, Adolph Zell had performed in front of thousands of people. The 17-year-old Shelby County High School senior and three other saddlebred award winners from across the nation were to appear on NBC's Tonight Show, hosted by Jay Leno, so his audience would multiple into the millions.... Burglars who have twice broken into B&N Food Market have an insatiable cigarette habit or a secret market for cigarettes. They stole $5,000 worth of cigarettes in the two burglaries.... A third man was arrested in connection with the burglary of Brenda's Market in Simpsonville.... Births: Hanna Louise Long, Derrek Keith Richardson, Joshua Austin Whitehouse.... Deaths: Ruby Rice Smock, 73; Howard Porter, 80; Wade Taylor Cox, 56; Paul Riester, 89; Anna Blair Anderson, 78; Alvin "Pete" Yates, 76; Frances Starks Downs, 85; Matt L. Snider, 85; Edna Arnold Graybeal, 75.


40 years ago, 1977

Rosemary Kincaid, 20, of Bagdad met her pen pal, Pacita Rioof Basancon, France, after four years of writing each other.... Two armed men robbed the Waddy Post Office of 610 money orders…. John Allen Perkins, the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Perkins, received Boy Scouts of America’s highest award, the Eagle Scout Badge…. Two young men entered DTM Liquor Store on Main Street and ask for a six pack of beer. As Max Wilson, owner, turned from the cooler he was struck from behind. The men left with $225 but left their gun behind.... Shelby County Attorney Ted L. Igleheart was elected to serve as chairman of the Jefferson Regional Crime Council.... Julian Bohannon, an associate of Bass-Weisberg Realtors, received his broker's license. Betty J. Anderson, Charles F. Clifton, Kathy S. Howser and Mary Winstead received their license as real estate salespeople.... Deaths: Mabel Meredith Wilson, 83; Ruth Florence Moffett, 95; James Rebecca Gibson Collins, 84; Clara Virginia Gordon Davis, 66; Sarah Conn Caswell, 70; Ezra Proctor, 91; Selbert O. Samples, 57; John Payne, 77; Virgle Lee Cox, 95.


55 years ago, 1962

Hubert Bishop, student at Lincoln Institute, won first place in the County-wide Soil and Water Conservation Essay Contest sponsored by the Courier-Journal, Shelby County Schools and the Shelby County Soil Conservation District. The other winners in the different schools were: Shelby County, Susie Palmer; Finchville, Robert Gray; Southside, Todd Davis; and Bagdad, Mary Goins.... H.A. "Gus" Barnett was elected president of the Shelbyville Real Estate Board. Harry Wills was vice president and Lewis Mathis Jr. as secretary and treasurer.... A large dairy barn on the farm of Mrs. Adela Beard on Benson Road was burned to the ground containing 28 cows, a large quantity of hay and feed.... John F. Martin was elected president of the Waddy Ruritan Club. Other officers were Tyler Stratton Jr., vice president; W.T. Johnson, secretary; and C.D. Cook, treasurer.... The Cropper Ruritan Club elected officers. They were Lester Bohannon, president; Roy Bowles, vice president; Buddy Bowles, secretary; R.B. Belwood Jr., treasurer; director for one year, J.W. Bryant; director for two years, B.A. Thomas Jr., director for three years, Thomas Coghill; chaplain, C.T. Smith; song leader, James Shaw; and reporter, Buddy Yount.... A seven-room two story frame and log house on Seven Mile Pike, belonging to Mr. and Mrs. W.M. Bramblett was destroyed by fire.... Deaths: Harold W. Shaw, 77; Minnie Clara Reynolds, 74, wife of J.E. Reynolds; Miller Willhoite, 78, retired cabinetmaker and Army veteran of the Spanish-American War; Mrs. Joe Maret Trumbo, 81, mother of Mrs. J.C. Feltner, John M. and Murry Trumbo; William “Bill” Roach, 84, former Simpsonville resident; Arthur May Hall, 53, brother of local sibling, Huston Hall; John A. Lehman, 74, husband of Katherine Moesser Lehman; James “Harry” Penrod, 63, father of local sibling Mrs. Homer McAllister; Williard Upton, 90; Joseph S. Lippold, 81, father of local sibling, Weldon V. Lippold, who purchased Wilborn Grocery on 10th Street; Allie Rebecca Armstrong, 72, sister of local sibling, Walter Armstrong.


60 years ago, 1957

New officers for the 1957 Masonic Lodges in Shelbyville and Shelby County were elected. Masters selected were William Jennings, Solomon's Lodge No. 5, F&AM; James H. Lewis, Shelby Lodge No. 662 of Waddy; Virgie Butler, Wingate Lodge No. 161 of Simpsonville.... John P. “Jack” Hughes, native of Shelbyville and a son of the late Michael Hughes, prominent republican leader and for many years postmaster of Shelbyville, retired after 30 years on the Louisville police force.... Dr. Jerald E. Adams, 38, a native of Mississippi, arrived in Shelbyville and was to practice his profession as an assistant to Dr. M.D. Klein.... James W. Decker, a freshman in agriculture at the University of Kentucky, was named state champion Future Farmer for his farming achievements and successful application of vocational agriculture training.... Bill Clements of Shelbyville was elected captain of the freshman football squad at Tulane University.... The Barnett Realty Co. announced the opening of Greenland Park Subdivision, formerly a part of the Rothchild farm.... Walter Upton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clell Upton of Shelbyville, was elected "Optimist of the Year" by the Jefferson County Optimist Club.... Kroger grocery list: Kroger fresh whole 2-to-2.5-pound average frying chickens, pound for 29 cents; fresh lean, finest quality ground, pound for 29 cents; juicy Florida tangerines, dozen for 29 cents; head lettuce for 19 cents; Rome Beauty or golden delicious apples, 4-pound bag for 59 cents; Green Giant peas, no. 303 cans for 49 cents.... Serving our country: Sp/2 Edward H. Mitchell, stationed in Germany, completed a four weeks course at the Usareur Ordanance School at Fuessen.... Serving our country: Sp/2 Edward H. Mitchell was stationed in Germany and had completed a four weeks course at the Usareur Ordinance School at Fuessen.... Deaths: Virgil H. Samples was fatally injured and two other persons hospitalized in an automobile-bus collision at the intersection of U.S. 60 and Benson Road, east of Shelbyville. Samples died of head and internal injuries about ten minutes after he was taken to the King’s Daughters Hospital.... Albert Miller Finnell, 51; Robert E. Smith, 83; Susie B. Craveson; Emily Bell Lay, 87, widow of George W. Lay; Jessie Bixler Catlett, 73, widow of Ernest Catlett; William Sanford Lowry, 62; James W. Bowling, 46, brother of Mrs. Lewis Newby; Bettie Jump Crawford, 78; John P. "Jack" Hughes.


70 years ago, 1947

The building occupied by Graybeal and Courtney, electricians, and owned by James Wakefield, was badly damaged by fire.... Luther Morgan, Supt. Of Old Mason's Home, purchased from Mrs. Pope Nichols her farm of about 269 acres on Vigo Road.... Ethel Harbison sold her 121 acre farm on Hooper Station Road to Estes Stucker; Melvin Sams Jr. sold to Ossie and Emmett Dorsey, a house and lot at 1034 Clay…. Deaths: A.W. Proctor, Mrs. Leunettie J. Webb, Edmon Harlow, John W. Childs, William T. Riter, John Carr Fenley, Wade Case, Mathias Niles, F.L. Powers Sr., Mrs. John Young, Rollin G. Nation.


80 years ago, 1937

Deaths: Bobby Nash Turner, one of the 14 month old twin sons of Mr. and Mrs. James Turner; Morton Dillard Showalter, 73, retired farmer and former deputy sheriff of Shelby County.


85 years ago, 1932

Harry D. Martin and Edwin H. Rothchild were elected as new councilman by the Shelbyville Board of Council…. Charles Randolph was chosen to succeed Briggs Lawson as president for the Shelby County Golf Club. Other officers were N.E. McKay, vice president; Richard Randolph, treasurer; Dr. C.C. Risk, secretary.... Death: William Nathan Owen, 58, former superintendent of the Old Masons Home.


90 years ago, 1927

Deaths: Catherine Carter Thomas, wife of W.S. Thomas, formerly of this county; Nannie Clark Puckett; F. Hunter Bell.


95 years ago, 1922

WMU of the Baptist Church elected the following officers for the ensuing year: Mrs. W.H. Nash, president; Mrs. John Moore, vice president; Mrs. Charles Beard, secretary; and Mrs. Joe Roberts, treasurer.... Lois McGinnis was appointed bookkeeper in the Bank of Shelbyville to succeed Jessie Chinn, who resigned to accept a position with the Chowning Lumber Company.... Deaths: Emma Glass Hacker, widow of William Hacker; Major William C. Ash, retired merchant; Dr. Thomas Jefferson Hower, 59.