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10 years ago, 1997
Three Shelby County residents were recommended to Gov. Paul Patton to be the 53rd District Judge for Shelby, Anderson and Spencer counties -- Linda Armstrong, Lisa Clare and John David Myles... State and local officials cut the ribbon to officially open the new $4 million welcome center on eastbound I-64. Besides offering information on road conditions, mapping, lodging and picnicking facility for motorists and tourists, the center would house the Region 4 motor vehicle enforcement offices... Jessica Kennedy was crowned Little Miss USA at the Doubletree Club Hotel in Louisville... Citizens Union Bank received honors during the Governor's Economic Leadership Award Banquet in Frankfort. The bank had roots dating back to 1888... George Nichols III was elected secretary/treasurer of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC)... Births: Courvoisia Amere Lamont Dunnigan, Jessie Dewayne Payton, Danielle Marle McIntosh, Elizabeth Hazel Taulbee... I'm one: North Paschal...
Deaths: Elizabeth Cook Brassfield, 77; E.C. Golden, 82; Derrick L. Lewis, 23; Zelma Leitch Filson, 88; Evelyn Rogers Snyder, 94.
15 years ago, 1992
The Reading Reindeer project, sponsored by The Sentinel-News and the Shelby County Library collected close to 1,000 books for the 600 names of disadvantaged children through age 8... A fire destroyed the home of Janice Jaggers in Cropper... Video cameras could be installed on school buses to record student behavior, if a proposed revision of policy was approved by the board of education... Construction began on a new "barn" for the Shelby County Emergency Medical Services expected to cost $65,000, located behind the present EMS building on Hospital Drive... Little Caesars celebrated its grand opening as workers began the day participating in the Jaycees Christmas Parade with Thunder 101... Birth: Stephen Douglas McCreary...
Deaths: Ludlow Cook Jr., 67; Elizabeth McGruder Owens, 63; John B. Hortenbury, 66; Gladys Tarrant, 93; Maurice A. Kirchner, 73; Nancy Bemiss Wood, 99; Redean Glore Yount, 88; Minnice J. Downey, 96; Garner Rupard, 86; Archie Burton Yeager, 89; Gladys Tarrant, 93.
25 years ago, 1982
Two companies from Louisville and Anchorage were the apparent low bidders on construction of Shelbyville's new $3.7 million sewage treatment plant. Hall Construction Company of Louisville would build the plant and V. Powell Construction of Anchorage would build two main sewer lines to the plant for $3.33 million... The second serious fire in 10 years at a house on Zaring Mill Road resulted in the hospitalization of two Shelby County youths -- Jeannie Nethery, 19 and her 12-year-old brother Lee... Shelby County home extension agent Jane Bailey was named president-elect of the Kentucky Association of Extension Home Economists... W.A. Smith, local Realtor, was elected 1983 president of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at the chamber board's meeting. Gregg Neal was selected as vice president and Carolyn Hyatt was treasurer... R. Wayne Stratton was appointed to a four-year term on the Small Business Advisory Council of Kentucky... After 36 years of practicing dentistry, Dr. Rodney Whitaker retired... Births: Mark Thomas Williams, Ryan Leslie Hollon, Raymond Alan Drew...
Deaths: Mrs. Doris Lynn Harlow Yeary, 62.
40 years ago, 1967
Debbie Myatt, 11, made her third appearance on a "Hi-Varieties" special program, singing a solo over WHAS-TV... Little Giant Food Stores grocery list: Round steak, pound for 79 cents; Swift's Royal Rock Tom turkeys, pound for 29 cents; Royal gelatin, 3-ounce package for 10 cents; Henderson sugar, 5 pound bag for 39 cents; Heavy Duty Reynolds wrap, 25-foot roll for 49 cents; Kraft mayonnaise, quart jar for 59 cents... Hubert Ethington's Phillip 66 Station specials: 1966 Chevy, V8, automatic, clean car, $1,695; 1965 Grand Prix, Pontiac, power and air, $1,995; 1965 Super Sports, power and air, like new, local owner, $1,795... 1962 Fairlane Ford, 4-door sedan, V8, automatic, $699... 1962 Chevy II Nova, 6 cylinder, stick, $495...
Deaths: Mrs. Rosella O'Nan Beck, 54; Mrs. Willie Johnson; Mrs. Mary Hearn Wells, 91; Wilbur Brown, 89; Dr. J.E. Dean.
50 years ago, 1957
James "Jim" B. Johnson, 23, was appointed branch manager of the Prospect Branch of the Crestwood State Bank... A 2-story farm shop on the place of Ray Tucker at Finchville was destroyed by fire... Miss Mary Loyd Puckett, student at Murray State College, was chosen as Miss Ideal Freshman of 1958... 5,479,038 pounds of tobacco sold for $3,478,820.72 for an average of $63.49 for the Shelbyville Tobacco market...
Pvt. William C. Black, 24, participated in "Autumn Rain," a week-long Seventh Army field communications training exercise in southern Germany... A/2c James D. (Danny) Riddle spent a 30-day furlough at home with his family and friends before he was transferred overseas to KCLAVIK Island, Iceland, where he was to serve a year with the 1400th Transportation Squadron...
Deaths: Mrs. Martha E. Wilson, 78; Samuel David Allen, 84; Mrs. Nancy Jane Frain Masters, 74; Mrs. Lida Maupin; Walter L. Flannery, 75.
60 years ago, 1947
District Boy Scout officers were Thomas Watson, chairman; Craig Schmidt, vice chairman; Frank Tygrett, district commissioner. Members at large were Archie Ware, Hubert Briscoe, Finley Tynes, James Scofield, Edgar Vaughan II, Herman Cohen, Coleman Wright, Reed Webb, Herman Atlas, Robert Hardin and Judge W.R. Reasor... The Bagdad Tigers won the Shelby County Basketball Tournament by defeating the Finchville Bulldogs, 55-47 in the finals at Simpsonville... Lt. Commander Fred Robertson Jr. was made commanding officer for his ship the USS Shea, a 2,200 ton destroyer... Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Gunn received congratulations upon the birth of a son, Ray Elwood... Other birth announcements included daughters to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Ruh Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cook, Mr. and Mrs. Jodie Raymond; sons were born to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Morris; and Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Moore... Miss Henrietta Thomasson, 85, died at Deaconness Hospital in Louisville.
80 years ago, 1927
Officers elected at the Shelby County Council of Parent-Teachers were Mrs. W.B. Willis, president; Mrs. Ben Allen Thomas, vice president; Miss Margaret Lawrence, secretary and Mrs. Sol. Hopkins, treasurer... Lettermen receiving sweaters at Shelbyville High School were Hartwell Bailey, Brown McMakin, Robert Cowherd, Samuel Hedden, Fred Perkins and Edward Cowherd... Mrs. Vinnie Wright Crosby, 51, wife of John Crosby, died at her home near Waddy... Miss Laura Ann Callis, 75, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. J.M. Craig on Ninth St.
90 years ago, 1917
Officers elected were Leon Rothchild, mayor; O.T. Katenbacher, police judge; Clarence Barrickman, city attorney; Charles Randolph, clerk of the board and city bookkeeper; W.A. McGrath, collector and treasurer; A.M. Webber, assessor; A.W. Dubourg, police chief... J.R. Sanders' farm of 94 acres, near Finchville, was sold by Coot's Bros. to W.J. Urfer of Morgan County at $145 per acre... W.T. Baskett's farm of 220 acres on the Joyesdale Pike, 4.5 miles west of Shelbyville was sold by Goodman, Brown and Youngman to Allen T. Davis... The snow fall reached a depth of 16 inches, the heaviest fall recorded since March 1888, which was 12 inches... Mrs. Jesse C. Owen received word of the death of her brother-in-law, Alex S.. Thweatt in New York City... Col. Warner S. Kinkead, a native of Shelbyville, died at the home of his brother-in-law, Col. W.B. Haldeman in Louisville.