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10 years ago, 1997
Six community organizations received $28,000 in Moses Ruben Fund grants. They were Operation Care Inc., Child Town Inc., Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks and Recreation, Parks and Recreation with Mount Eden Ruritan Club, Shelby County High School, Shelby County Drug/Alcohol Advisory Council... The Shelby County Tourism Commission won four awards at the annual meeting and Charlie Kramer was elected to the board of directors... United Way's goal for Shelby County was set for $467,250 -- as of Nov. 20, volunteers had raised $453,000, for 96 percent of its goal...
Births: Erica Leigh Carruth, Traejon Malik Stone, Katelyn Faye Rice, Quintin Edward Murphy, Jade Rachelle Tipton, Ja'Wan Allen McKnight, Sheldon Bailey Curry, Jeron Samuel El-Rouaiheb... I'm one: Breamon Harris, Hannah Ruth Knecht, Karlee Nichole Benham...
Deaths: William Joseph Bridge Sr., 76; Cathrine Wilson Borroto, 99; Kay Blimmer Murphy, 94; Nickie Delbert Lee Walker Jr., 3-month-old son of Jodie and Nickie Walker; Maxie Pelphrey Ginter, 88; Martha E. Skelton, 78; Edna Frazier Casey, 89; Dixie Mae Hardin Calvert, 53; Patsy Dean Stucker, 62; Rebecca Leigh Fair, 32; Margaret Katherine Brown Ford, 72; James M. Hager, 45; Elmer Lee Spaulding, 84; John A. "Jack" VanArsdale, 71; Harold E. Yount, 73.
15 years ago, 1992
Over the next six years, Shelby County students would be able to access the latest and best in computers, telecommunications and software, and the school district would lead the state in technology after receiving a $4 million hi-tech grant... Mollie Herrick, teacher at West Middle School, was appointed to serve as the school earthquake safety program coordinator for the state, implementing resources and training teachers and students what to do in case of a disaster emergency... The Shelby County United Way effort collected $227,750, surpassing the goal of $215,000... A new Dairy Queen Restaurant was announced to open late February in the Village Plaza Shopping Center. The 3,100-square foot restaurant will have seating for 94 customers as well as a drive-through window... Births: Hannah Nicole Gaines, Kyle Glenn, Samuel Paul Adams...
Robert Outlaw was killed and his wife, Brenda was injured when they stopped to help at an accident scene in Fayette County. They were returning home from vacation in the Smokey Mountains... Other deaths: Ralph Wilson Mitchell, 80; Garnett L. Gardner, 81; Paul Robert Barnett, 38; Eugene Allen Jr., 61; Robert Gray Outlaw, 43; Lowry Long Ingram, 86; Thomas J. Whitaker, 66; Garnett L. Gardner, 81.
25 years ago, 1982
Shelby County native Martha Layne Collins, present lieutenant governor of Kentucky, announced her candidacy for the Democratic nomination for governor in Louisville... Grace Gray resigned as Shelby County's 4-H Extension agent to continue her education... Shelby Christian Church high school youth officers were Tony Wilson, president; Blake Shouse, vice president; Melissa Downs, secretary; Susanne Butler, publicity chair; Philip McDonald, youth minister... Kiwanis president Les Wollert was appointed committee chairman for the new club year... Ray Harp received a 40-year U.S. federation service certificate from the Air Force... Bill Borders received an award for the Shelby County Volunteer Fire Department for his 14 years of support... Greg Pate, highly ranked heavyweight boxer, became a Shelby County resident when he bought the 153-acre Hansborough Farm as part of a deal with promoter Don King. He was using the newly built gym as a training center for his fight with James "Quick" Tillis in the Houston Astrodome... John Rothenburger and John Ruble received the coveted American Farmer Degree during the 55th national FFA convention in Kansas City... Tammy King, manager of the Shelbyville C&H Rauch Jewelers, was named an outstanding Kentuckian by Lt. Gov. Martha Layne Collins...
Deaths: Mrs. Debbie Stivers Dawson, 87; Mrs. Louette Orrender Brown, 92; Mrs. Geneva Skiles Kelley, 69; Mrs. Sarah Brooks Turner, 65; Miss Mattie Mack, 83.
40 years ago, 1967
Mr. Lynn Connor, local police officer for more than six years, and three-year Navy veteran during World War II, resigned from the Selective Service Board at Shelbyville after a tenure of service for 14 years... Mr. Wallace Hance, 28, was appointed assistant cashier of the Deposit Bank of Pleasureville... The Shelby County and Shelbyville schools received a grant of $7,500 from the 1967 WHAS Crusade for Children during a special Thanksgiving Eve grants show on WHAS-TV and WHAS Radio...
Ralph D. Tindle was stationed with the 51st Signal BN (c) in Uijongbu, Korea... S/Sgt. Owen Warren Rogers, formerly of Shelbyville, who was with the U.S. Army in Germany, won the right to represent the 17th Field Station in the annual Chief SAS Europe Bowling Tournament which was held at the 18th USASA Field Station...
Deaths: R.B. Blakemore, 93; Ross Reed Webb, 73; Mrs. Conrad W. Briel Jr., 51; Winfred Cotton, 56; Mrs. Hulda Stafford Cummins, 81.
50 years ago, 1957
Alex Veech and Ben Allen Thomas were Shelby County representatives to the Pioneer Program at the Kentucky Farm Bureau Convention in Louisville with records of 30 years or more working in and with farm organizations... Miss Barbara Bohannon was initiated into Beta Lambda Chapter of Kappa Delta Sorority at Georgetown... Dudley H. Scearce was elected a director of the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation from the 5th Farm Bureau District... The latest Lit-ratings had the Shelbyville Red Devils rated eighth in the Commonwealth, completing their 10 game schedule with nine victories and a 14-13 loss to Elizabethtown... W.A. Scearce, president of Farmers & Traders Bank Shelbyville, was appointed county agricultural chairman of Shelby County for the Kentucky Bankers Association by Spears Turley, president of the bankers group...
Airman 3/c Stanley C. West was awarded the Soldiers Medal for heroism involving voluntary risk of life near Rio Vista, Calif. He dived into the Sacramento River to retrieve a drifting boat, and then to save the life of the person who was in the water he dived into the cold, turbulent river a second time...
Deaths: Mrs. Lena Hulett Cox, 75; John Simon Reardon, 98; Mrs. Alice Wayne, 73; James D. Bodkin, 86; Omer Gordon, 54; Jane Holcomb, 3-year-old daughter of Mrs. Maurice Deed Payton; Sid Wilhite, 85; Mrs. Bess Purdy McKee; Mr. Ellsworth Blackburn.
60 years ago, 1947
James C. Bright III, student in the University of Louisville Law School was designated as high student in his class in contracts... A large dairy barn together with milk equipment in the Fair Deal dairy farm of Edward Masters was destroyed by fire... Shelbyville Red Devils defeated Henry Clay basketball team 39-22... Kiwanis Club officers elected were Everett Hall, president; Carl Bryant, vice president; Alwyn Miller, secretary; James Scearce, treasurer... Mr. and Mrs. William H. Robertson of Finchville received congratulations upon the birth of a daughter, Rosemary Dudley, at Kentucky Baptist Hospital.
80 years ago, 1927
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Perkins, died at the family home at Christiansburg... Mrs. Mattie Baker was called to New Castle by the death of her niece, Mrs. Mary Roberts, wife of the late Ed Roberts.
90 years ago, 1917
L.G. Smith and Co. dressed and shipped to the East for the Thanksgiving market, 5,425 turkeys for which they paid $14,018.22... T.E. Neblett sold his farm of 115 acres on Burk's Branch Pike, to Frank Casey at $208.60 per acre... The Sam W. Booker farm of 282 acres, nine miles north of Shelbyville was sold to Lapsley and Brown to R.R. Giltner for $38,070... Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bohn received congratulations upon the birth of a daughter.