1983: Cropper Christian approves first woman minister in county

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By Sharon Warner

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10 years ago, 1998

Shelby countians once again put their money where their hearts are in support of the WHAS Crusade for children -- firefighters collected $104,057... The Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency donated $7,000 to Central Latino, a community-wide outreach ministry... Cindy Zook, an active volunteer for her children's schools for 12 years and a teacher for 10 years, was the new principal at Southside Primary... Howard Logan Jr. won an unprecedented seventh championship during the Shelbyville Country Club Invitational... St. John United Methodist Church, located at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. and Union streets, celebrated its 102nd anniversary... Shelby County lost a business that had been here for more than 10 years. Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken closed after an electrical fire and owner Keith Freeman chose not to reopen... I'm one: Victoria Leigh Price...

Deaths: Chester Lee Barnes Sr., 44; Ethel Zaring Holderfield, 83; Charles L. Hoskins, 69; Gertrude W. Nave, 82; George Ann Hanser Mirre, 64; Claude C. Nolan, 87; David Lee Perry Sr., 84; Christopher "Jordon" Wayne, 3-year-old son of Donald L. Wayne and Vicki S. Wayne; Lillian Hammond Ratliff, 78; Gladys Bryant Ricketts, 74; Hubert Temple; Christine Neel Abraham, 96; David Lee Perry Sr., 84; Estill Irvin Whitaker, 86.

15 years ago, 1993

David Jason Brewer, a Western Kentucky University senior government major from Waddy, received the Outstanding Student in Criminology Award... Christina Kephart, a graduate of Shelby County High School, was awarded an academic achievement scholarship to attend the University of Kentucky... Lori Angela Bohannon was named the recipient of the Vanissa Waford Scholarship of $2,400... Ronald E. Waldridge, M.D. became the 46th president of Family Physicians during the 42nd Annual Scientific Assembly... John E. Ellis was named president of Fessel, Siegfriedt and Moeller Advertising, one of Kentucky's oldest and largest advertising firms... Stacy Frazee was named assistant cashier/branch manager of the Simpsonville branch of Shelby County Trust Bank... Births: Alison Nicole McGaughey, William David Morris, John Wesley Ruble Jr...

Severe thunderstorms, which swept through the county, wrecked crops, kept firefighters hopping and took the life of one man who worked here -- David William Darbyshire, 52... Other deaths: Julia E. Mowrer Byrd, 69; Nellie Faye Mofford; Mattie Coulter Goodlett, 82; Walter Keith, 76; William Baumgartner Jr., 46; Kizzie Grey Gowin Murphy, 84; Edna Ruth Dedman, 50; Gilton R. Gravett, 82.

25 years ago, 1983

Simpsonville had plans to be the site of the Meadowridge Center, a seven store shopping strip along U.S. 60, if the Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission approved developer John Frazier's plans... Faron Franklin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Franklin, was the co-winner of the 1983 National Preacher Boy contest held for Christian church high school boys at Tuskahoma, Okla... Mark Miller, 21, was nominated to receive FFA's highest honor. His dad, John C. Miller Jr. earned the American Degree a few years after he graduated from high school in the 1950s... Don Cubert and his son, Don Jr., planned to open a quick-stop grocery store in an expanded section of their Chevron station on Main Street... Bob Montgomery, vice president in Central Bank of the South's Corporate Banking Group, was elected president of the Alabama Young Bankers at the annual convention. He was the son of Helen Montgomery and John Montgomery... Wayne Wilson opened a photography studio at his home in Rolling Hills Estates... Kris Light became part of Shelby County history when she was the first woman minister for Cropper Christian Church and the first woman minister for the entire county...

Deaths: Carol Etta Bradley Buntain, 39; Wilson Doyle Henry, 79; Mary Frances Melear New, 64; Herbert B. Baker, 73; William T. Wilson, 36; George Lee Morris, 74; Cora Brooks Kays, 78; Mae Bolin Collins, 60; Lonnie Taylor Miller, 86.

40 years ago, 1968

Pete Baker, conservation officer with the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources was assigned to duty in Shelby County... The Shelby County Suburban Fire District purchased a new truck at an approximate cost of $24,000. The truck pumps 750 gallons per minute... Rev. Kenneth L. Shouse, minister of the Antioch Christian Church in Mt. Sterling, for the past eight years, was called by the Salt River Christian Men's Fellowship to begin a new church work in Shelbyville -- Shelby Christian Church to be located on Highway 60, east of the city... Mrs. Harold Hoskins announced her retirement as manager of the Shelbyville Sears Store...

Mrs. Keith Bohon Cox left for Germany to join her husband, Private First Class Keith Cox... Army Private First Class Raymond L. Beach Jr., 20, was assigned to the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment in Vietnam...

Deaths: Robert Lee Huber, 18-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold L. Huber; Lewis Gilbert Cosby, 32; Mrs. Mary Downey Johnston, 75; John March Flowers, 52; Virgil Lewis Rowlett, 58; Mrs. Irene D. Althen, 77; Noble Owens, 70; Wayman Wyatt, 65; Mrs. Samuel Vance Brown, 86; Sherman J. Lawson, 71.

50 years ago, 1958

Bill Gibbs, who upset medalist Bobby Eubank of Louisville, captured the 11th annual J.E. Butler Memorial Golf Tournament at the Danville Country Club... Mrs. William Anderson was elected president of the Business and Professional Women's Club. Other officers were Miss George Ann Carpenter, first vice president; Mrs. Nora Stucker, second vice president; Miss Jean Hancock, recording secretary; Mrs. Carol Hudson, corresponding secretary; Mrs. Edith Hardesty, treasurer... Junior Chamber of Commerce candidates for Miss Shelby County Fair were Mary Elizabeth Cole, Susie Heaton, Betty Sue Gillock, Shirly Estes and Judy Hickman... Births: Glenn Gilbert Davis... Sp/3 Bobby Newton and Mrs. Newton announced the birth of a daughter in Helbronn, Germany...

Deaths: Mrs. Eva Baker Hord, 79; B. Black, 75; Hubert Thomas Bowler, 46; Mrs. Sarah Ellen Burge, 93; Henry T. Campbell, 73; Mrs. America Jones Cubbage, 82; Scott T. Graves, 37.

60 years ago, 1948

Charles L. Jennings, 85, prominent retired farmer, died at his home in the Highlands.

80 years ago, 1928

Mr. and Mrs. Russell Hickman announced the birth of a son at the King's Daughters Hospital... Mr. and Mrs. Roy Jennings were congratulated on the birth of a son... Born to Mr. and Mrs. Chancellor Yager was a daughter... Mr. and Mrs. Frank Weaver received congratulations upon the birth of a daughter at King's Daughters Hospital... A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Clell Rogers... Mrs. Malinda Ann Cinnamond, 82, died at the home of her son, Dell Cinnamond... Turner C. Hardesty, 68, died at his home in Lexington. He was a native of this county, and son of the late James and Martha Snider Hardesty... Matthias Eggen, farmer of Southville, died suddenly... Mrs. Blanche Gillette Calvin, 52, died at her home on Eminence Road.

90 years ago, 1918

The Blakemore Grocery Company's brick storeroom on the south side of Main Street, between sixth and seventh, was sold at auction to May F. Rothchild for $15,000... Forty-two young men from Shelby County left for Camp Zachary Taylor... Mary Stewart Moxley, 4-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. Barrett Moxley, died... Squire Gregory, 76, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Hallie Hardin.