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10 years ago, 1998
Shelby County High School's boys' freshman basketball team ended its season on a six-game winning streak, including avenging one of its two losses this season in the championship of its invitational tournament... It wasn't pretty, but Shelby County High School's girls' basketball team broke its two-game losing streak with a 42-36 win over North Bullitt... Helen Morgan and William George were named Valentine queen and king at Shelby Manor Health Care Center... Tom Jeffery was the owner of the newly remodeled Eeez Sparkle Car Wash on Haven Hill... Births: Lorena Paige Barrett, Sarah Ann Myres, Sydney Elizabeth Rogers, Olivia Grace Tucker, Laura Elizabeth English... I'm one: Lindsay McCormack Smith...
Nadir R. Numan took part in a two-week-long naval exercise that involved 4,000 sailors and Marines aboard three warships. he was stationed aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Mount Vernon and his next stop would be the Arabian Gulf...
Deaths: Edward Lee Smith, 56; Ernestine Bell, 62; Marshall "Jack" Kenneth Smith, 70; Patricia Faye "Patti" Biagi, 48; Mabel Wise, 63.
15 years ago, 1993
Anthony Wilder received the prestigious S.T. Roach Achievement Award, given to the player with the most impressive academic and athletic credentials... Keith Reiling was nominated by the president for promotion to brigadier general after he had been in the Air Force for 27 years, first in active duty and later in the reserves... Kentucky State Police arrested 11 alleged drug dealers, seven of whom were from Shelby County... The 10th week of sales for tobacco in Shelby County gave a total of 32,865,209 pounds for $59,980,780.49 , an average of $182.51... Brian C. Block, a 14-year-old eighth-grader at East Middle School, received his Eagle Scout Award... Birth: Megan Elizabeth Watson...
Richard E. Breeding was headed to Mount Eden from Shelbyville with his two children when a truck went out of control in a curve and struck the Breeding's pickup. It was the understanding that he threw himself in front of the children to save them... Other deaths: Raymond "Bub" Shuck, 77; Aileen Jesse Tindall, 78; Lorena May Rogers Allen, 91; Maurine Cook Murrell, 91; Nellie D. Miller, 87; Alma Whaley Gibbens, 81; Ruby M. Willhite, 75; Lottie Hazelwood Lynn, 80; Orville Leon Harrod, 56; Charles Leon Willis, 65.
25 years ago, 1983
Pat Tinsley, a 29-year-old mother of four was finally right where she belonged. At 16, she wanted to join the welding class at Shelby County Vocation School, but they stuck her in secretarial. Thirteen years after high school she made her way back into the class where she had been banned before to secure her future as a welder... Julie Via, 15, and Kevin Fitzpatrick were crowned queen and king at the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church's first annual Sweetheart Banquet... Former Cumberland College basketball player and coach J.B. Scearce were inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in Atlanta. Scearce was a native of Bagdad and played two years for Cumberland College from 1932-1934, while it was still a junior college... Harold Tingle was re-elected chairman of the advisory committee of First Kentucky Production Credit Association... Births: Joshua Andrew Popp, Shandra Marie Field...
Deaths: Jesse F. (Bob) Hankins, 73; Sanford Roberts, 82.
40 years ago, 1968
Jimmy Baker of Pack 133, Centenary Methodist Church, had his car judged to be the best designed and best looking during the Dan Boone District Cub Scout Pinewood Derby... Laban Jackson was elected as one of seven directors for a three-year term on the board of directors of the Farm Credit Banks of Louisville... Charles Philip Black, a junior at Speed Scientific School, who is on co-op plan with Goodyear in Akron, Ohio, was chosen one of four out of 40 co-op students to get traveling assignments with all expenses paid... Miss Nancy Smith was selected fourth runner-up in the "Miss Belle of the Blue" pageant at Georgetown College...
Odell Tinsley and his wife, Martha, spent a few days with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Tinsley, before he left for Sydney, Australia where he was stationed for three years to help establish a rest and recreation center for the men in Vietnam. His wife would join him later...
Deaths: Mrs. Lettie Whitehouse Moore, 72; Robert Beard Summers, 56.
50 years ago, 1958
A.R. Hardesty was elected president of the Shelby County Fish and Game Protective Association Inc. Other officers were Paul W. Long, vice president; William H. Hays, secretary and treasurer; directors were L.L. McBride, C.P. Hall, George Wells, Jesse Puckett, Everett Hall and Garnett Radcliffe... Murray P. Nicol, a man who had operated his own construction company in Mobile, Ala., before he was 21 years old, retired as president of the Struck Construction Company of Louisville. He was married to Miss Virginia Boyd of Shelbyville...
Deaths: Samuel Mack Grundy, 68; Larry Wayne Nethery; Mrs. S.M. Grundy; Mr. George Fletcher, 67; Sam McGee, 73; Luther N. Wood, 73; Harry Tyler Purdy, 78; Mrs. H.G. Skiles; James Sheridan Holcomb, 85; Clifford T. Howerton, 70; Mrs. Pearl McCampbell Cowherd, 79.
60 years ago, 1948
Alex B. Veech Jr. was one of 73 singers who made up the renowned University of Kentucky Glee Club... Archie Ware Jr. was a contestant for the open featherweight State Golden Gloves Championship. The results was a draw and Ware lost by the judges calling an extra round... Lt. Commander Fred S. and Mrs. Robertson announced the birth of a daughter, Patricia Allen... Other births: sons to Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Huff, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hardin, Mr. and Mrs. John Arvin Watts, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Cranmer; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. T.B. Herndon, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Payne.
80 years ago, 1928
A.C. Long, president of the Shelby County Trust and Banking Company, was seriously injured when struck by a car in Bogalusa, Louisiana, where he was visiting his son... Fire destroyed the building and contents of the general stores of R.A. McDowell and Roger D. Sleadd at Simpsonville. The post office located in the McDowell storeroom was also included among the losses.
90 years ago, 1918
Mrs. Luther Hall, Shelby County School superintendent, furnished each of the 65 teachers of this county blanks to give to their pupils to distribute to every farmer to obtain an estimate of labor needed during the season... The coal situation in Shelbyville was much the same, but few cars being received. So short was the supply that sales were limited to 15 bushels to a customer... Dr. M.A. Purdy was elected president of the Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association at Frankfort.