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10 years ago, 1998
According to Robert Barnes of the Cabinet for health Services, Children Today sold its Shelbyville Center and one of its Louisville facilities to Tykestown USA... The Shelbyville Mixing Center became the second Shelby County plant in two months to vote to unionize... Peggy Belasco who moved to Shelby County from Florida to be near her daughter and grandson and became a volunteer for Shelby County Public Schools -- Heritage and Simpsonville Elementary, and Shelby County High School. She was nominated as Volunteer of the Year at Simpsonville and SCHS -- and ended up winning the district title... K.C. Folsom was the first place winner in the girls category in the Optimist Oratorical Contest; Christina Shemo was second; and Tessa Folsom, third... Births: Kaden Quinn and Tristen Brooke Schooler, Sean Michael Barnett, Trenton Edward Davis, Kyle Bradlee Montgomery, Joseph Weldon Palmer III, Suzanne Elizabeth Banta...
Deaths: Arnold "Arnie" Jeanette McClain Barthold, 83; Jose Oscar Hernandez, 78; Fred Kemper, 68; Virginia M. Middleton, 79; Lee Roy Morgan, 76; Mary Smither Sams, 92; Ruth Atkinson Snider, 68; Eva Dell Barkes, 89; Arthur Duncan, 73.
15 years ago, 1993
The Outstanding Volunteer of the Year award for Shelby County Schools was presented to Cathy Adams, a volunteer at Heritage, where she takes her infant son, Sam, with her when she works in the library... Rev. and Mrs. E. Wayne Myers were among 41 people named missionaries by the Southern Baptist Foreign Missions Board. The will live in Swaiziland, where he would start and develop churches and be involved in a variety of outreach ministries... After studying abroad in Paris, France, for two years, Donna Brown graduated with a bachelor of arts in French from the University of Louisville... Austin Green was first place winner in the Cub Scout Pinewood Derby; Chase Foster was second; and Adam Dupre was third... Tenth Street was in the process of being renamed Martin Luther King Jr. Street... Birth: Sarah Kathryn Barron...
Deaths: Beverly C. Reynolds, 71; Willena Rodgers Sutton, 90; Susan Greear Rumbley, 38; Leslie Meadows Jr., 68; William T. "Bill" Gordon, 69; Mary Hannah Murphy, 75; Georgia Pulliam Proctor, 88; Anna Lee Howerton Green, 93; Stella Mae Coghill McDavitt, 80; Anna Blanche Melear Hanser, 85.
25 years ago, 1983
Greystone's Iron Man, a local American Saddlebred better known as Pegasus by his fans from last year's Kentucky Derby Festival Pegasus Parade, again would lead the annual event through downtown Louisville. "Riding Grey in the parade was a 'great' experience," said Kristi Martin, whose family owns the horse... First-place winners in the Drug Awareness Week poster contest at West Middle were Natalie Biagi, sixth grade; Jody League, seventh grade; and Chris Straub, eighth grade. East Middle winners were Ruth Conder, seventh; Mike Swigert, sixth; and Jeff Quire, eighth... Storms that began a week earlier dumped 9.38 inches of rain on Shelby County in four days, turning areas of Shelbyville into aquatic playgrounds for many residents and causing plenty of problems for others... An auction brought in close to $2,000 for the Shelby County Woman's Club to use for furnishing a parents' overnight room at King's Daughters Hospital... Judy and Walter Taylor sold Taylor's Superior Market in Simpsonville to Tom and Ruth Hodge... Judy Smith had been W.A. Smith's wife for 16 years, and secretary for his realty firm for four years. She moved up as a real estate sales associate... Births: Christa Dawn Cox, William Paul Crane...
Deaths: Ernest L. Duvall, 76; Mrs. Daisy Frankin Pipkin, 63; Mrs. Mary Ann McKay, 59; Raymond Thomas Nowlin, 64; Robert Henry Drane, 78; Davis P. Eakins, 73; Dr. Paul Gladstone Horner, 77.
40 years ago, 1968
Mike Harrod and Nancy Shannon were voted senior Superlatives of the 1968 Shelbyville High School senior class. Voted most popular were Ronnie Lipman and Harriet Ballard... Mrs. Newton Richardson and her beagle "Southside Dover" were winners of the 15" class of the Five Clubs Winners Stake competition held in Richmond... An explosion, followed by a fire that destroyed a newly constructed apartment house nearly ready for occupancy happened in the Town & Country subdivision. Also badly damaged by flying debris and fire was the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Ethington, which was unoccupied at the time...
Deaths: Miss Mary Edna Logan, 89; J.B. Barnett, 63; Mrs. Alice Maddox Ellis, 84; Mrs. Lizzie Kate Lawrence, 84; Mrs. Katie Puckett Shaw, 83.
50 years ago, 1958
Fred Bond placed first in oral argument in Reed Club for first year law students at the University of Kentucky... Rev. J. Hayden Igleheart Jr. made plans to leave in June for the European continent. He was on scholarship from New York University and the work he would do in the Bible lands would be accredited on his Ph.D. degree... The U.S. Weather Bureau presented a bronze Length of Service Award to Mrs. Willie S. Ratta as a token of appreciation for having completed 20 years of service as a U.S. Weather Bureau Cooperative Weather observer...
Deaths: Ben F. Sanford, 21; Lucien Harbison, 67; Isaac F. Fulkerson, 93; Mr. Henry Parker; Mrs. Rose Duvall Sweanor, 76; Robert Hite Geiger Sr., 86.
65 years ago, 1943
The 2nd War Loan Bond drive went over the quota of $344,000... Louise Kesler won a superior rating in the State Music Festival, singing a soprano solo... Betsy Ross Pigg, Bagdad, was recognized for not having missed a day or been tardy in 12 years of school... John F. (Jack) Green was accepted for entrance to West Point Military Academy... Lindsay Batts resigned as cashier of the Bank of Simpsonville... Shelbyville's Fire Chief Winfield Baker, 33, was inducted into the Armed Services; Everett Riggs succeeded as chief... James A. and Robert Meeks, sons of Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Meeks, were prisoners-of-war in Germany... Other military news: Vivian Harp was promoted to staff sergeant; Cadet Logan Brown was selected cadet squadron commander; Sam Collins, Nick Riner and Jack Miller were inducted into service; Charles (Jake) Zaring was stationed somewhere in India... Deaths: Mrs. C.E. Saunders, J.N. Black, J.S. Boyd, Mrs. L.G. Davis, Alice Rowden Hollenbach, Mrs. Nellie Watts, Elmer Gale Fortner.
80 years ago, 1928
A barn belonging to Lee Rice at Third and Broadway streets were destroyed by fire... J. Abraham, a prominent merchant, died at his home after a long illness of heart trouble.