Looking Backward: March 3, 2017

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1992: 54-year-old will actually become teen-ager this year; Cigarette bandits strike again

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

Plans to widen a 16-mile stretch of I-64 in Shelby and Jefferson counties would move forward as proposed, said Andrea S. Clifford, public information officer for the state Highway Department…. The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board, chaired by Governor Ernie Fletcher, approved $200,000 in Shelby County funds in support of a menu approach for five model programs in Shelby County. The Shelby County Cattlemen's Association submitted proposals for cost-share assistance to the Shelby County Agricultural Development Council and the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board…. Brent Frazier received the New Achiever Award from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture…. Two teen-age girls were arrested for theft by unlawful taking over $300, and first-degree criminal mischief after investigators say they tried to steal a Bimbo bread and Hispanic grocery truck and crashed it into a mobile home…. Shelbyville Police arrested two adults and three juveniles for a home invasion and armed robbery at a residence in the 600 block of Village Lane. Shelbyville Police Major Danny Goodwin said the five males robbed victims at the residence at gunpoint and two teens there were beaten and hit in the head with the gun multiple times. Both teens had to be taken to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville where they were treated for non-life threatening injuries, Goodwin said…. Births: Kaitlyn Corene Barnes, Jocelyn Carter Early, Gracie Camryn Howerton, Kaden Starr Smith, Joel Malaki Thompson…. I’m one: Evan Sopland…. Deaths: Daisie Hensley Adams, 95; Robert A. Ford Sr., 86; Ralph F. Howser Jr., 73; Anna Mary Long, 77; Dorothy H. Cape, 90; Paul Edward Ratchford, 64; Walter Thompson, 93; J. Beatrice “Bea” Whitehouse, 91; Lorine Grow Cheak, 83; Roy Clark, 92; Rusty Moore, 34; James H. Morris Sr., 87; Beatrice “Bea” Yeary, 76.


15 years ago, 2002

Bridget Crittendonsecured the rebound in the district tournament. Shelby County girls won easily over Eminence, 95-28.... Just in time for tornado season, Shelby County’s central dispatch moved into the fortress-like old jail behind the courthouse.... Matt Redmon was awarded a Governor’s Scholar Scholarship to attend Georgetown College.... Toni Slaughter kicked the ball out to Taneisha Johnson in the first half of the Shelby County girls’ victory over Spencer County. Slaughter had 12 points in the game, and Johnson finished with 18.... Rebecca Searcyhelped lead the AquaRockets girls’ squad in the 200 medley relay and took eighth in the 500 free at the Region 3 meet in Lexington. The girls finished 14th, and the combined boys’ and girls’ teams took seventh.... The boys opened the 30th District Tournament with a decisive 80-49 rout of Henry County.... Lisa Smith, one of the district’s former elementary curriculum coordinators, was named principal of Painted Stone Elementary.... Births: Nickoli Camden Reed, Valerie Michelle Ritchey, Colin Ray Blaine Parker.... I’m one: Madysson Eaves Schaad, Jacob Thomas Bradley.... Deaths: Mary Frances McClain Brown, 86; Woodrow House, 89; Genevieve R. Jennings, 95; Spalding Southall Sr., 89; James Freeman Rigney, 80; Wilfred Leo Martin, 71; Hazel Gravett Wigginton, 84; Mary Catherine Hortenberry Bruner, 84; Jesse Floyd Gaines, 76.


25 years ago, 1992

Loren Wingfeldreceived the 110 Percent Award, Team Captain's Award and Best Attendance trophy during the Shelby County High School's swimming and diving banquet. Krissy Longwas given the Girls' Most Valuable Swimmer, Academic Award and Team Captain's Award.... Burglars once again struck B&N Food Market, carting off almost $2,000 worth of cigarettes. But this time they were scared away and dropped 60 cartons in their effort to get away. In December, burglars stole a total of about $5,000 worth of cigarettes two different times.... Derek McClainled Shelby County High Schools' boys' swimming and diving team to an eighth-place finish in the state meet at Lancaster Natatorium on the campus of the University of Kentucky in Lexington.... Almost 800 homes in the city and county were slated to begin a curbside recycling program. The joint venture by the city and Shelby Clean Community Program, curbside recycling would provide an alternate refuge for solid waste.... Mary Jo Brookssmiles when she thinks about her upcoming birthday. She's a volunteer firefighter, part-time EMT, holds a daytime job and is the mother of two. Because she was born in a leap year, she celebrated only her 13th true birthday, but officially she was 54 years old.... A new psychiatric rehabilitation program headquartered in Village Plaza was designed for a special group of people. The Welcome House helped mentally ill and depressed cope with life.... The Book Barn, managed by Sandra Haley, opened on Main Street with more than 30,000 new and used books in stock.... The Board of Realtors Community Service Committee held a booth at the Vocational School's "Career Day." The board tried to "influence and advice" students to stay in school and, is possible to attend college. Participating were Doug Aldridge with W.A. Smith Realty; Kathy Hargadon with Rogers Realty; Kristian Coulter, with Coulter-Lawson Realty; and Keith Hall and Mary Maynard, both of Craig Realty.... Births: Kristen Michelle Murphy, Lauren Ann Logan.... Deaths: Starry D. Bonds Sr., 74; Ian Geoffrey Hardie, infant son of Ben A. and Karen Rickards Hardie; C.W. “Buddy” Bohannon, 78; James Hubert Wright, 71; Yoder Lee Douthitt, 92.


40 years ago, 1977

Lizzie R. Brownwas selected as Secretary of the Day by the Public Relations Committee of the Capital Chapter of the National Secretaries Association (NSA).... Dorothy Jordan was the winner of $50 Bingo Bucks, as good as $50 in cash at 29 participating Shelby County firms, during The Sentinel-News'first bingo contest.... Leslie Ford, 14, was named Bandsman of the Month by Shelby County High School. She is a freshman and plays the clarinet in the school marching band.... Peggy Kincheloe Wilson of Finchville was named by Gov. Julian Carroll as an at-large member to a committee of the Governor's Task Force on Education. She had long been active in education in Shelby County.... Shelbyville Mayor Marshall Long was appointed by President Robert L. Miller, mayor of Campbellsville, to serve on the Prevailing Wage Policy committee of The Kentucky Municipal League, an association of Kentucky cities that promoted more effective municipal government.... Mary M. Beard presented Cindy Gardner with a pin honoring her as DAR Good Citizen for 1977.... Deaths: Joseph H. "Joe" Haggard Sr., 55; Ambrose W. Parrish, 95; Ruby T. Woodward, 69.


55 years ago, 1962

Harvey Sutherland, 32, was chosen the "Outstanding Farmer of the Year" at the regular meeting of the Shelbyville Jaycees. He owned and operated his own farm.... The Shelbyville Jaycees announced members as Jaycees of the Month. They were Roland Thompson Jr. for June, Louis Mathis Jr. for July, Albert Moffett for November and Roe Miller for December.... Robert LeCompte, formerly of Shelbyville, was a performer in "Holiday on Ice" which opened at Freedom Hall in Louisville.... Elliott Beard was highly honored by the IBM Corporation in Jackson, Miss., at an annual honoree program held at King Edward Hotel. He joined the corporation in 1940.... American astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. became the first Kentucky Colonel ever commissioned while in orbit around the earth. Gov. Bert Combs signed the commission while he was on his historic space flight and also holds a lieutenant colonel's commission in the U.S. Marine Corps.... Robert R. Webb, vice president of Webb Transfer Line, presented William Yount with a plaque for 40 years of outstanding service at a dinner held at First Christian Church. Eleven drivers received a one-year safe driving award.... Clarence Frazier was promoted to airman second class in the United States Air Force.... Births: Marcia Lee Shelburne, Linda Lee Stratton.... Serving our country: Robert C. Stivers, seaman, USN, served aboard the tank landing ship USS Suffolk County, a unit of the Atlantic Fleet Amphibious Force, headquarters in Norfolk, Va..... Deaths: Harrison Franklin Monroe, 18, was killed in an automobile accident on Hwy. 42 near Skylight; Christine Ellis Corn, 41, wife of Arthur Corn; Ray E. Montgomery, 66.


60 years ago, 1957

The Waddy FHA conducted a baby contest with photos of people when they were young. The winners were Roy Martin, principal, and Shirley Robinson, student.... Ted L. Igleheart completed the requirements for a bachelor of laws degree at the University of Kentucky.... Lena Hammondwas appointed jailer of Shelby County by the Fiscal Court to fill the unexpired term of her husband, the late Luther Hammond.... Susan Helm Fields was honored as the "Citizen of the Year" by the Simpsonville Lions Club.... A ground-breaking ceremony was held for the new Masonic Hall which was to be built on the premises of Old Masons Home.... Masked gunmen held up the Ohio Oil Company station at 2nd and Main streets and its proprietor, Gayle Stivers, taking more than $900 in money checks and Stivers’ billfold with $86.... Frances Hubbard, nurse for the Shelby County Health Department, returned from flood duty in the eastern section of the state.... Ann Tipton Trimble announced her candidacy for re-election to the office of Circuit Clerk. She was the first woman to be elected to the office of Circuit Clerk in Shelby County.... Mrs. Cecil Dayof Spencer County was one of two chosen by a statewide committee as Kentucky's master Farm Homemakers of 1956....  The Heart Fund drive in Shelby County reached the $1,327.43 mark, the most ever collected.... Marshall Long was named to the dean's list at Centre College for making a high scholastic average for the fall-winter semester of the current school year.... Births: Pamela Joyce Hedges, David Lee Perkins, David Hanson Bemiss.... Deaths: Betty Sparrow, 83, sister of Ben Riddle and Addie Samples; Mary Alice Woodard, 78, sister of Laura Waits; Henry Luther Bohannon, 55, husband of Louise Meyers Bohannon and father of Sylvia and Janice Bohannon; John William Stucker, 56, husband of Lolah McClain Stucker and father of local sibling, Mrs. Tyler Stratton; Annie C. McGaughey, 81, mother of Mrs. Sale Nichols, Mrs. Chester Husband, Mrs. Hobart Whitehouse, Mrs. Herbert Whitehouse, Arnold McGaughey, Sam McGaughey, C.C. McGaughey, John McGaughey and Wilbert McGaughey.


70 years ago, 1947

Frances Kaltenbacher Moore and daughter, Pamela left for Tokyo, Japan, to join Captain Moore.... Shelbyville Bank Parents Club elected officers. They were president Rev. L.D. Rounds, vice president Mrs. Charles Connell, secretary-treasurer Joseph M. Beach.... Edgar Vaughan III won the Eagle Scout Badge for his outstanding work in Scouting…. Shelbyville Red Devils defeated Georgetown 40-27, and defeated Carrollton 44-27.... Birth: Eugene Redmon Bowler Jr…. Deaths: Amanda Harlow Scruggs, 96, widow of Marcellus Scruggs; Messrs. S.B. Bayne and Wade Wilson were killed in a truck accident at Long Run Creek Bridge on Louisville Road; Isaac Stratton, 48, Lawrenceburg policeman, who had relatives here.


80 years ago, 1937

Birth: Robert Montgomery…. Deaths: Claudine Greenup Moore, wife of R.M. Moore; Leber P. Perkins, 52; Andrew J. Skelton, 65.


85 years ago, 1932

Deaths: Belle Tevis Hubbell, wife of The Rev. Howard Hubbell; Mrs. George Deatherage, mother of Mrs. B.F. Ransdell; George W. Skelton; Martha Arnold, 60, mother of Mrs. C. Earl Smith.


90 years ago, 1927

Birth: Virginia Violett Samples…. Alice Rossom Worly and Wilbur Huff were killed instantly in an automobile accident on Midland Trail, 4 miles east of Shelbyville….


95 years ago, 1922

The board of managers of the associated charities elected Mrs. C.C. Marshall as president, T.F. Poynter as vice president, Stanley Lawson as recording secretary and Mrs. John Geoghegan as executive secretary.... Minnow Brook Farms, owned by the Henderson brothers, had the first cow in Shelby County to produce 10 gallons of milk in 24 hours.... Births: Roy Hancock and Ray Earl Dorsey, Lawrence Morton Proctor, Mary Burnett Smethurst.... Deaths: Dwight A. McAfee, 63; John C. Trowbridge, 64; Media Hardesty; Josephine Bayne.