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10 years ago, 1998
John David Myles was the new attorney for the Shelby County Board of Education... Treana Redd was cast in a spring and Easter commercial for Bacon's and McAlpin's department stores... Cindy Mosher joined the staff of Shelbyville Physical Therapy... Lori Angela Bohannon was honored at the spring awards banquet sponsored by the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants... Clayton Wesley, 16, planted seeds for 2,000 trees along Lake Shelby for his Eagle Scout project... Births: Sabrina Achie Hance, Albert Lawrence Jordan Jr., Matthew David Dalton... I'm one: Rachel Elizabeth Odom...
Deaths: Mary Margaret Codey, 70; Mary Frances Finley, 91; Gary N. Bolin Sr., 44; Woodrow W. "Billy" Bramblett Sr., 74; Sarah Frances Arbogast Harden, 80; Gregory Dewayne Elzy, 43; Jimmy Ricketts, 68; William S. Hawkins, 65.
15 years ago, 1993
Parrot Dry Cleaning of Louisville opened a branch in Shelbyville at 11th and Washington Street, across from the Water and Sewer Commission Building... When KET completed its TeleFund, 9,150 viewers had pledged more than $436,000 for programming on The Kentucky Network television... Wedding bells rang for students at Shelby County High School who participated in a mock wedding at Bagdad Baptist Church. Daneen Lentini and Todd Potter were selected by the Family Living class to be the bride and groom... Kim Cunningham was Shelby County High School's unofficial all-time leading scorer in both boys' and girls' basketball with more than 2,700 points after starting on the varsity for five straight years. Her number 32 was retired by the Lady Rockets... The new owners of the old Globe Tobacco Warehouse were Scott LeCompte, Glenn "Stub" Floyd and Gene Witt... Petty Officer Ted Igleheart II, an intelligence operator aboard the USS WASP, arrived off Somalia as part of Operation Restore Hope... Births: Rebeka Haley Anderson, Kennetha Ann Baumgartner...
Deaths: Bennie Spencer, 45; Gwendolyn L. White, 46; Yoneko M. North, 63; Paul Truman Watts, 77; Isachar combs, 72; Forest Mitchell Parks, 77; J.C. Thornberry, 79; Woodrow Wilson Smith, 77; Margaret Wainscott Inabnit, 84; John W. Buckley, 75; Nancy Evelyn Davis Smith, 71; Christine L. Wilson, 69; Isachar Combs, 72; Angela Mattiussi Rothenburger, 62; William Allen Jamison, 79; Edgar Aldridge, 78; Josephine Lyons Nethery, 84; Elmer Kerr.
25 years ago, 1983
Tim McReynolds, Nanette Vogel, Bridget Honaker, Malcolm Hower and Jim Gaither were Shelby County High School students who were 'stars' of Carnival of Music... The knights and knaves of the Shelby County Community Theatre gathered around the tables for the fifth annual Fantasy Ball, and "gueysts," as referred to in the program, were treated to an evening of fantasy reflecting the days of Camelot and King Arthur. H.B. Smith auctioned 12 donated items that brought in $15,025 for the threatre... Nancy Sears was elected the new Shelbyville Business and Professional Women's Club president. Other officers were Eleanor Cayce, first vice president; Nell Smith, second vice president; Sue Robertson, recording secretary; Mary Jo Wright, correspondent secretary; and Brenda Jackson, treasurer... Suzanne Pulliam, Tracy Bond, Jennifer Biagi, Jim Spugnardi, Rick Nieberding and Todd Merchant were finalist named for the O.L. Moore memorial scholarship...
Deaths: Charles David Wentworth, 45; Mrs. Edith Bush Dowden, 84; Mrs. Cordia Hawkins Wentworth, 78; Earl B. Bailey, 62; Phillip Matthew Brown, 76; Mrs. Linda Hackworth Conley.
40 years ago, 1968
Terry Davis, "Mr. Basketball" of Kentucky for 1968, signed to play basketball with Western Kentucky State University at Bowling Green. He scored 65 points in the Shelby County High School Rocket's two games in the 1968 State Tournament...
Serving our country: Airman First Class Donald L. Richardson was on duty at Takhli Royal Thai AFB, Thailand... Marine Lance Corporal John E. Van Dyke arrived with the First Battalion in the Republic of Vietnam...
Sgt. Hubert E. Waford, 20, died in Vietnam while on night patrol... Other deaths: Joseph Ross Sorrell, 85; Ira Watts, 84; Frank Birkle; Louise Van Dyke Tribble, 74; Charlie Frank Edington, 75; Mrs. Rose Ann Stucker, 87; William Henry Thomas, 85.
50 years ago, 1958
Miss Patsy Johnston, a junior in the Shelbyville High School won a superior rating in prose, group 1 at the Kentucky High School Speech Festival in Lexington... the Cunningham Farm located on U.S. 60 East of Shelbyville was purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Scott Dunn of Louisville for $435 per acre... Mr. Calvin Dunnavan was the new manager of Begley Drug Company... Rev. Proctor Riggins, pastor of Simpsonville Christian Church, and Mr. Briggs Lawson, Shelbyville merchant, received the "President's Award" for outstanding service to boys in the old Kentucky Home Council... William E. Matthews and his family returned from a two-year stay in Vienna, Austria, where he was with the American Embassy... Miss Juliet Pounter was awarded a citation for "Achievement in Human Rights..."
Deaths: Stewart M. Smith, 70; Mrs. Fannie Fern Offutt Honerkamp, 82.