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10 years ago, 1998 --
Fiscal Court gave $8,000 to the Mount Eden Ruritan Club for the playground and new building under construction on property owned by the Ruritans on the grounds of the horseshoeing school on KY 53 South... Four firefighters were promoted within the Shelbyville Fire Department. Willard "Tiger" Tucker, with the city department nine years, was named assistant chief; John Hance, firefighters for 23 years, was promoted to sergeant; Troy Ethington, a firefighter for 13 yeas, was named captain for the city department; and Chris Miller, who had just started with the city department, and had been with East 60 Fire District for seven years was promoted to lieutenant... Officer Gary Kuhlman and Officer Kelly Cable completed training and were prepared to take to the streets of Shelbyville as new police officers... Mary Kinderman, 69, retired as tour coordinator and newsletter editor for the Aging Program at Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency... Lisa Cheak, full-time manager, and Sabrina DeZern, assistant manager, opened a franchise of Curves in Shelbyville... a fitness facility exclusively for women co-owned by Jennifer Lamkin... Six-year-old Treana Labre' Redd and 4-year-old Tymber Logan Redd appeared in a regional Kroger commercial... Births: Ryan Noel Goodlett, Victoria Ann McDonald, Savannah Lee Slusher, Hannah Ruth Sutherland, Ryan Carter Welch...
Deaths: Dorothy Marie Breeden Abbott, 62; Clifford M. Black, 91; Harold Dean Covington, 77; James Zoeller Downs, 87; Annabel Willhite Hoagland, 87; Ollie Dean Lowry, 95.
15 years ago, 1993
Carolyn Hyatt began working at the Farmers and Traders Bank in March 1949, she did all the accounting by hand. She worked her way up to become head cashier before her retirement, with 43 years of service... The ninth-ranked Shelby County Lady Rockets rebounded to notch back-to-back wins after suffering three straight losses, defeating Madison 67-56, and Henry County 62-55... Scott Davis took first place in the National Geography Bee, for which he won a National Geographic On Assignment Game; and would advance to the next level of competition. Joshua Smith was first runner-up, for which he won a blow-up globe... The Projects Fund report from the Shelbyville Kiwanis Club showed: $250 to the Food Pantry; $176 to the Resource Center; $400 to Big Brothers-Big Sisters; $65 to Dr. Porter's eyeglass project... Births: Haley Jo'Retta Broughton, Brittany Noel Robinson, Harley Bri-Anne Sweet...
No matter how Bobby Hunt felt, he always told you he felt fine. Even when heavy doses of chemotherapy and a bone marrow harvest left the 12-year-old nauseous, he didn't want people worrying about him. Diagnosed with a brain stem tumor in 1989, the Robby was able to take his dream trip on the Disney Cruise with his parents, Nannette and Jerry Ray, a week before he died... Other deaths: Dr. Harry J. Cowherd, 63; Henry Ike Conder Jr., 56; Carmen Wilson Durfey, 74; Edith Corinne Tackett, 78.
25 years ago, 1983
Although bank manager Roberta Eddington had lived through three, the scene just before her fourth was the worst one yet. Two black males in their 20s entered Citizens Union Bank in Simpsonville, waving a small, dark revolver. After stuffing a pillowcase with a little over $13,000 and making all the employees lie on the floor, the two men left the bank, and after the dye bomb exploded in the bag it was thrown out the window... Brenda Burkhead, leader of Girl Scout Cadette Troop 540 in Waddy, was presented her second advanced accredited leader's pin... Lisa Spicer, senior, was crowned homecoming queen at half-time of the Frankfort game... Henry County fans hung a long, white sign at one end of their gym before the Shelby/Henry game, which said "Slaughter Shelby." After being elbowed, tripped and knocked down during Shelby County 68-49 win, senior guard Judy Griffin, the Pete Rose of the Lady Rockets, almost believed Henry County meant the sign to be taken literally... A Revco drug store was to fill the latest building under construction in Midland Center and a Hardee's restaurant wouldn't be far behind, according to center developer-engineer Tom McGinnis... Births: Ashley Elizabeth Monfort, Crystal Lynne Davis, Todd Joseph Bland...
Deaths: Mrs. Nannie Mae Spears Kelly, 78; Mrs. Mary E. Shaw, 76; Mrs. Ollie J. Clark, 90.
40 years ago, 1968
Services for the first time in the new Highland Baptist Church on Highway 55 between U.S. 60 and I-64 were held, with the first of three units built. The building was 10,000 square feet and was to seat about 400... Subscription rates for The Shelby Sentinel were $3.61 for Shelby County residents; other counties in Kentucky, $4.12; outside Kentucky, $4.50; men in service, anywhere, $3.50; outside the United States, $6.50... Mr. Kenneth Reed Gravett was one of 16 who were licensed by the Kentucky Board of Pharmacy... Samuel D. Hinkle IV was one of 25 persons initiated into Omicron Delta Kappa, national honorary leadership society... Patricia Willard, a junior at Shelby County, was the first-place winner of the Soil Conservation Essay Contest at Shelby County High School, she was also the winner of the District...
Deaths: Thomas Jefferson Stratton, 83; Calvin A. Rogers, 82; Abe H. Brumett, 84; Joshua Fulton Campbell, 87; William Washington Jewell, 73; Mrs. Anna S. Morris, 76; Eugene C. Carri, 40.
50 years ago, 1958
John H. Guthrie, son of Mrs. Agnes H. Guthrie of Shelbyville, was named Chairman of the Board of Trustees for a term of two years for the City of Beechwood Village... Simpsonville won 11 out of the last 12 games after defeating Bridgeport 76-64. They were to play Henry County in the tournament... The Shelbyville Red Devils had narrow escapes before defeating Owen County, 62-59; and Oldham County, 53-51... Dr. J.W. Kresin, veterinarian, who had been practicing his profession at Nicholasville, moved to Shelbyville and opened his office on Greenwood Court... Briggs Lawson was re-elected vice president of the Old Kentucky Home Council of the Boy Scouts of America... Dr. Robert W. Hamm, new resident surgeon for Shelby County started practice, having moved into a new office erected near the King's Daughters Hospital... Births: Karla Pelfrey... Specialist Third Class Billy G. Carpenter was a member of the 7th Infantry Division's 31st Artillery in Korea...
Deaths: Ambrose Portwood Thurman, 83; Mrs. Annie Middelton Bullock, 77; Mrs. Avis Peggy Franklin; Mrs. Emma Hollis Gowen, 81; Benjamin A. Ritchie, 79; Vernon B. Stigers, 66; Mrs. Mary Agnes Minch McClain, 48; Victor Hazelwood, 76; Mrs. Annie Turner Neblett, 91; Charles Bruce, 65.
60 years ago, 1948
The Shelbyville Red Devils swamped Gleneyrie 60-34 after defeating Lawenceburg, 48-25... Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Ritter (Athelda Bemiss) received congratulations upon the birth of a son, Thomas Daniel at St. Joseph's Infirmary, Louisville.
80 years ago, 1928
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The farm of the late T.P. Bland on the Bagdad and Vigo Pike, containing 232.25 acres, was sold through the Guy Downs Realty Company to E.H. Rothchild and Estill Cline at $91 per acre... Homer Franklin, 18-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. I.L. Franklin, of the Mount Eden neighborhood, met with sudden detah near Upton, Hardin County, where he had been engaged in road work.
90 years ago, 1918
Messrs. Lewis French, Elbert Nash and Clifton Youngman joined the Navy at the Louisville Navy Recruiting Station... Food conservationists asked all U.S. households to observe the following: one meatless meal everyday, meatless Tuesdays, wheatless Wednesdays, porkless Saturday, use less animal fats and less sugar... A large barn at the Shelby Fair Grounds collapsed under the weight of the snow... The Shelby Graded School and County Schools, except Simpsonville and Asheville, were closed for the week on account of deep snow and to save fuel... Eugene Cowles and J.M. Wakefield abandoned their contemplated hunting trip to Mississippi on receipt of a telegram announced eight inches of snow in that vicinity... Mr. Rebel Young, who was with the G.R. Kinney Shoe Co., Toledo, Ohio, was promoted to assistant manager of the Toledo Store, one of a choice of 57 stores...
C. Ed Neel, a well-known citizen of Shelbyville, died at his home on West Main Street, following a long illness... Mrs. Ann Elbert Deiss, widow of Herman Deiss, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Moffett in Omaha, Neb.