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10 years ago, 1998
Gov. Paul Patton approved $7.4 million for an expansion of the Shelby Area Technical Center... Bessie Langley was part of a 17-woman delegation sponsored by the International Christian Women's Fellowship and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) to Indonesia last fall. "I've lived in Shelby County for 31 years and I never thought of myself as a celebrity." When she announced her home state of Kentucky, the Indonesians cheered and chanted "Kentucky Fried Chicken!..." The Kentucky Press Association held its editorial awards and two Sentinel-News' staffers came away with honors. Sports editor Chris Aldridge won two second place awards; and news graphics designer Sharon Warner won a third-place... Duanne Puckett resigned as editor of The Sentinel-News to become the community relations coordinator for Shelby County Public Schools... Births: Chase Skyler Dempsey, Jakob Trent Beckley, Angelina Faith Ruble, Bed Edward Greenwell... I'm one: Morgan Brittany and Nicole Elizabeth Woodruff, Heather LeeAnne Cook, Dallas Glenn Wills...
Deaths: Orville Brown, 85; Bertha Hardin, 71; Julia Miller, 69; Lula Virginia Brown, 85; Vada Nethery Moffett, 94; Howard S. Bramlett, 94; Dorothy Jones Gravett, 85; LaVerne Dickerson Haselden, 94; Shellie Richardson Jr., 75; Frances Winlock Dale Cottongim, 77; Mrs. Lillian Maude Draper Riggins, 83; Virginia T. McMillan, 78; Tracie Cross, 41; Porter Graves, 67.
15 years ago, 1993
In an effort to keep a business in the community, the City of Shelbyville sold its Public works Building for $76,800, with an agreement that Logan's Health Care Linen Division on Washington Street move into the city building that was located on College Street, directly behind the business... The Historical Society honored past-president Betty Matthews. Her five-year term as Shelby County Historical Society president came to an end as Charles T. Long took over the responsibility... Eight Shelby countians were selected as Outstanding Young Men of America for 1992. They were Joel Kirby Flowers, Albert Lawrence Jordan, Carroll Dean Clements II, Stephen Michael Brinkhaus, Rod Bernard Crittendon, Charles R. Hickman, James Michael Hargardon and Donald E. Bell Sr... Births: Zachary Lewis Frazier, Ashley Lynn Frank...
Deaths: John Martin Rothenburger Jr., 68; Mary Ruth Yeary Banta, 62; Huey A. Singleton, 76; Genevieve Henderson Wilson, 86; Jack Ward Brammer, 61; Shelby L. Roberts, 82; J.C. Wash, 78; Agnes Butts Stodghill, 92; Emily Belle Lay Lyles, 78.
25 years ago, 1983
Bobbie Aldridge and Glenn Lawson were tapped as Eagle Scouts during a ceremony at Shelby Christian Church where they were members of Troop 270... Mike Griffin, a geology student at Murray State University, visited the San Salvador Island in the Bahamas. During the 12-day tour, the students did several geological studies and surveys... New officers for the Shelbyville Board of Realtors were William L. Land, president; Carolyn Hundley Smith, secretary-treasurer; and Gus Barnett, vice president... Lee Nor Mack was the only black elected official in Shelby County, a distinction he had since his election to City council 16 years ago. But he said he did not see himself as a black crusader... Average prices at Shelbyville stations were running from $1.11 to $1.19 for regular gasoline and from $1.17 to $1.23 for the unleaded variety, depending on whether customers wanted full-service or self-service gas... Alvin Burgin took over as the new chief of the Mount Eden Volunteer Fire Department, replacing Nolan Walls, who retired after 20 years... O.J. Jennings was named Unit Scouter of the Year at the annual Dan Boone District recognition dinner... Birth: Christina Louise Dennis...
Deaths: Mrs. Daisy Adele Gardner Allen, 62; Samuel Butler Brown, 88; Mrs. Ethel Campbell Brooke; Mrs. Ollie P. Murphy, 91; Bruce D. Nickell, 65; Joseph Hopper Leachman, 69; Mrs. Sallie Adams, 72.
40 years ago, 1968
The official family of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce for 1968 included Tom Lincoln, president; James Todd, vice president; George Stucker, executive-secretary; Mrs. Barbara Baader, secretary; John Lawson, president for 1967. Other members of the chamber were William Hickman, Mack Walters, Thomas Webb, Dalton Haley, Lewis Mathis, Roy Miller, Albert Moffett and Hugh Hildreth... Ray Moss Tucker, president of the Shelby County Fair Association, accepted the Commissioner's Trophy after the Shelby County Fair was named the "Most Progressive Fair" in Kentucky... Thieves got away with more than $3,000 of merchandise after breaking into Maidie's Style Shop at 607 Main St... Ken Harp, a junior political science major at Eastern Ky. University and a graduate of Shelby County High School, was a candidate for treasurer of the Ky. Federation of College Republicans... Miss Nancy Smith was among the ladies competing for the title of "Miss Belle of the Blue," representing Georgetown College in the Miss Kentucky Pageant...
Serving our country: Cecil T. Gibbs, who had been serving in Vietnam, was with the 101st A.B.N. Division... ST. Sgt. Samuel W. Simpson received an Army Commendation Medal in Chu Lai, Vietnam, where he was serving... Michael E. Hedges, 20, was promoted to Spec. 4 near Long Bink, Vietnam, where he was serving as a data processing specialist in Headquarters Co. 14th, Inventory Control Center...
Deaths: Boyce T. Ratcliffe, 72; Mrs. Carrie Carter Tackett, 76; Cecil Yoder Money, 81; Mrs. Mabel Lillie Wright, 81; Lemuel Turner Cinnamond, 68; Mrs. Adela Weakley Beard, 87; Raleigh L. Crump, 67; Wallace Miller Dry, 83; Mrs. Stella Thurman Jesse, 87.
50 years ago, 1958
Stewart F. McBrayer, a banker at Lawrenceburg for 18 years and formerly of Shelbyville, accepted the position of Assistant Cashier with The Citizens Bank... Mrs. Albert Moffett Jr., chairperson of Mothers March on Polio, sponsored by the Jaycettes, reported about $800 was collected which was approximately $200 more than the March receipts last year... Approaching a half century of service, the "dean of Shelbyville physicians," Dr. A.C. Weakley retired... Thieves broke into the lunchroom at the Mount Eden school and took a link of bologna, 15 pounds of hot dogs, 100 pounds of hamburger and 50 pounds of Government cheese. A soft drink machine was broken into and about $2 was removed... Mr. Stephen Jones of Columbia accepted the post as new assistant manager of Lincoln's Department Store... Dr. Jerald E. Adams, who had been associated with Dr. M.D. Klein, opened offices in the Smith-McKenney building, formerly occupied by Dr. A.C. Weakley... Births: John Griswold Shipman, Randolph Scott Terry; and a son to Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Flowers...
Deaths: Mrs. Blanche K. McWilliams, 87; Mrs. Bettie Sullivan Burge, 93; William Henry Landers, 76; John A. Holmes, 83; Mrs. Lettie West Shawhan, 93; Miss Melitta A. Gilbson, 70; Charles Wickliffe Edmondson, 73.
60 years ago, 1948
The Shelbyville Red Devils triumphed over Versailles 48-23 to win their fifth CKC game... Birth notices included: Mrs. Elmer Goodlett Jr., daughter; Mrs. John Robert Fishback, son; Mrs. Arvin Watson, son; Mrs. Forest Wright Jr., daughter; Mrs. Charles Hall, son; Mrs. Gilbert Bohannon, son; Mrs. Charles Stout, son... Rebecca J. Tilley, 81, died at Daisy Saffell Hospital. She was a teacher for 55 years in the county and widow of J.T. Tilly, Civil War veteran.
80 years ago, 1928
Postmaster S.C. Hedden was notified through the office of the Secretary of Treasury, Washington, D.C., of his appointment as custodian of the new post office building in Shelbyville... James P. Thacker, 84, retired farmer, died at his home at Avenstoke... Loys Cecil Megular, 5-year-old son of Mrs. Arthur L. Jones, met instant death from an accidental discharge of a pistol with which he was playing... Mrs. Sallie Tipton, 73, widow of William Tipton of Southville, died at King's Daughters Hospital of pneumonia... Edmund Pearce Bullock, a former resident of Shelby County, died at his home in Louisville... Mrs. Minnie Gray McDonald, wife of Robert A. McDonald, died at her home on Rockbridge Pike.
95 years ago, 1913
The Shelby County Court advertised for sale at public auction a franchise for a telephone company with rights to erect poles and string wires for the use of said company over and along the highways of the county... Severe winter weather prevailed during the early part of February, with the fountain on public square frozen into beautiful statuary in ice... Prices ranged from $4 to $29 per hundred during final sales on the Shelbyville tobacco market... Funeral services for the pioneer physician, Dr. William Foree Beard, was held at the Baptist Church.