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10 years ago, 1998
About nine Kentucky State Police units were watching Shelby County closely and seven people were taken to the Shelby County Detention Center on charges dealing with crack cocaine... Lisa and Dale Shuck were starting a new year in a new home in a new town with a new daughter... who was starting a new life in a new country. The Shucks were proud parents of Sarah Ekaterina who they adopted and brought to America from Russia to join her 4-year-old brother Daniel for Thanksgiving... Three thousand people were ousted from their homes near Maysville because of a fire at a Cargill fertilizer plant which contained large amounts of ammonium nitrate and other deadly chemicals... Once all easements had been acquired, the Shelbyville Water & Sewer Commission were to begin a two-mile long water lines installation project along Benson Road... When Lisa and Scott Hawkins first saw their newborn girl, they were not thinking about being Shelbyville's first parents of 1998. What Lisa felt was "happy... relieved" after 12 hours of labor. Christain Renae Hawkins, delivered at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, was a healthy 9 pounds, 3 ounces and 21.5 inches... Other births: Isaac Ray Goldsmith, Kaitlyn Mae Miller, Emma Audrey Smith, Phillip Alexander Wainscott...
Deaths: Pauline Kemper Barrickman, 81; Glenn Oakley Woods, 46; Emil R. Breitenstein Jr., 61; Lucille Wilson Carpenter, 68; Mary Magdelene Hoskins Imel, 60; Katie Mae Aldridge Moore, 85; Edna V. Sloan, 76; Sarah (Betsy) E. Barnett Wells, 78; Lorena Hedges White, 93.
15 years ago, 1993
After almost a month's delay, the Shelbyville Historic District Commission was allowing Mark J. Scearce to continue renovation on Tevis Cottage. They previously said he did not have the proper permit to remodel the building, which was listed on the National Register for Historic Places along with Wakefield-Scearce Galleries, both of which were owned by Scearce... Shelby County High School Rockets finished runner-up in the Central Kentucky Holiday Classic in Lebanon... Tiffany Danielle Sanford was Shelby County's first baby of 1993. The daughter of Donna Sanford was born at 3:56 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 3 at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville...
Deaths: Thomas Edward VanNatta, 73; Harry Covington, 83; Elizabeth Van Meter Wright, 87; Nancy Ruth Basham, 65; Earl Joseph Kelley, 45; Sarah Elizabeth Trumbo Feltner, 81; Ruth Jenkins, 72; Minda Lou (Sandra) Reams, 54.
25 years ago, 1983
Martha Layne Collins kicked off her campaign for governor in her home county, Shelby, greeting supporters and the news media at the courthouse... Will Shelbyville finally have a 73-room motel with meeting rooms, an indoor pool and a dining facility? The signs looked promising after Chamber of Commerce and Shelby County Industrial Foundation heads and potential backers met with several motel developers from Knoxville, Tenn... Some Simpsonville residents were able to breath a sign of relief when their overflowing septic tanks could give way to the town's completed $2.25 million sewer project... Births: Amanda Rae Baxter, Joseph Patrick Fowler, ...
Deaths: Mrs. Jeanette Ford Crawford, 67; Wilson Thomas Barnett, 50; Mrs. Christine Young Harrison, 75; Noah Christian Finley, 10-day-old son of J. Douglas and Virginia Hayden Finley; Eugene Granville Curtis Clark, 66.
40 years ago, 1968
Smiles were abundant when a large crowd of Shelby County Rocket boosters watched their team edge Covington Catholic, 72-71, for the championship of the Ashland Invitational Tournament. Terry Davis, Jim Simons and Larry Glass were named to the All-Tournament team of the tournament... Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Ried of Simpsonville were the parents of the first baby born at the King's Daughters Hospital in 1968. Michael Lynn was born at 6:45 on New Year's Day... Harold P. Bohannon, Bagdad dairyman, once again led Kentucky dairymen in milk and butterfat production... Ben Staples was the new tax collector for the city of Shelbyville; Mrs. William Chenault was the new city clerk... Rates for all classes of mail except parcel post and international mail was railed - six cents for first-class mail and 10 cents for air mail... The end of an era for The Sentinel came when its Miehle No. 1 press, on which the paper had been printed for so many years before the paper converted to the offset process in 1965, was turned over to the junkman. The press being scrapped was a handfed operation and at top speed could produce four pages at the rate of 2,000 per hour. The Sentinel now printed on a Fairchild News King press capable of delivering 18,000 16-page papers per hour...
Deaths: Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Baker; Charles Preston Cheak, 77; Thomas Calvin Long Sr., 69; Mrs. Flora Baker McNear, 77; Mrs. Nancy Jane Wares, 91; Newton Pendleton Yowell Jr., 57.
50 years ago, 1958
Mr. James C. Bright, formerly of Shelbyville and Taylorsville, was elected treasurer of the Cincinnati Chapter of the Federal Bar Association... James F. Durrett, a University of Kentucky student from Smithfield, became a pledge of the UK Pershing Rifles unit at formal ceremonies... James R. (Elmo) Hankins, a native of Waddy, became Frankfort's postmaster... George M. Gayle, a 65-year-old Frankfort druggist, rang the New Year in at the First Christian Church in Frankfort for the 56th consecutive time... Births: Robert Jesse Clark, Glenn Edward Vogt, James Ray Wright... Charles Rohrer was inducted into the U.S. Army at Fort Knox where he started his basic training...
Deaths: Dr. James Levan Clark, 88; Mrs. Lula Roberts Franklin, 68; William P. Brown, 79; Clinton Calbert, 52; Mrs. Lula H. Franklin Roberts, 69; James Wallace Cox, 61; Mrs. Effie Lena Mitchell Wood, 70; Lindsey Thomas Stivers, 80; infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Thurston Dawson Jr.; Mrs. Rhoda Morgan McDade, 73; J. Archie Bell, 82; Mrs. Ada Murphy Holmes, 70; Warner H. Long, 72; Mrs. Iva Arterburn Yount, 66; Miss Jenn Howe; Mrs. Emma Power Brammell, 90; Willie Lee Slucher, 67.
60 years ago, 1948
Miss Susan Porter, who had completed her academic work for her Master's degree from Vanderbilt University, accepted a position as research analyst for the City of Chattanooga, Tenn... Mr. and Mrs. Paul Sonnheim announced the birth of a son, Harry Allan, at Kentucky Baptist Hospital... George Salathiel Hall, 96, died at King's Daughters Hospital... Lillis B. Roberts, 43, prominent attorney, died at Kentucky Baptist Hospital following a heart attack.
70 years ago, 1938
Howard Lodge, Independent Orderof Odd Fellows elected: Jerry Brown, noble grand; Dr. T.D. Williams, v. grand; B.A. Logan, secretary; and Gus Whitman, treasurer... Dr. Shelby S. VanHay Jr., died at King's Daughters Hosptial... John D. Harp, retired oil dealer for Texaco Co., died at King's Daughters Hospital.
90 years ago, 1918
Dr. William Burnett and family moved to the property on Bland Avenue, which had been purchased from John L. Miller... In spite of extremely cold weather and heavy snows, a total of 1,020 members were reported in the Red Cross Drive... Congratulations were extended to Dr. and Mrs. F.M. Powell upon the arrival of a daughter... Lt. Henry Poynter Burnett, U.S. Navy and Mrs. Burnett received congratulations upon the birth of a son, Robert Caldwell Burnett...
News of servicemen: Lt. McClarty Harbison, Camp Funston, Kansas, was transferred from the infantry to the Machine Gun company... William Grant enlisted in the U.S. Navy... Lt. E. Burnett Graham was the first from Shelbyville contingent to land in France... Visiting at home with their parents for Christmas were Lt. Phillip Sleadd from Camp Taylor; Ford Roberts, U.S. Marines from Quantico, Va.; Lt. Harmon Nash, U.S. Medical Corps, Camp Jackson, Columbia, S.C.