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1983: Taylorsville Lake could be playground for boaters, fishermen

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By Sharon Warner

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10 years ago, 1998

A five-acre tract on Boone Station Road was to be the site for the new Shelby County Volunteer Fire Department... Michael McCardwell, an art teacher at Henry County High School, won a $5,000 Al Smith Fellowship award from the Kentucky Arts Council... Joe Stucker opened his new furniture store at 115 Washington St. -- Furniture and More offered medium- to high-end furniture at discount prices... Judy Young joined Coldwell Banker Rogers Realty as a sales associate... Lisa H. Griffith was the new office manager at Miller Chiropractic... Cheryl Sutherland Deal was the new office manager for RE/MAX Properties East in Louisville... Authorities were investigating a discovery of infant skeletal remains at a home on Rolling Ridge Way... When Jenny and Steve Harker were forced from their Orphans Lane home after their garage caught fire, they were upset about losing the family car and truck to the blaze. But nothing could have prepared the couple for the shock when they returned to their home only to find it blown to pieces. Arson was being pursued as a possible cause... Births: Nicholas Shane Rion, Garrett Logan Clark, Bryan Taylor Singleton, Madison McKenzie Todd, Caraline Aspen Baughman, Ethan Cole Corley, Chase Skyler Dempsey, Angelina Faith Nicole Ruble, Kyran Luke Truax...

Deaths: Roger Myron Cleveland, 79; William Duvall, 95; Ira Duncan "Dune" Ellis, 71; Richard Clinton Logsdon, 68; Louise Avery Hedges, 52; Mary Elizabeth Davis Hinds, 89; Leroy Lewis, 65; Dorothy Aldridge Mahuron, 64; Vincent P. Newton, 68; Julia Miller, 69; Ethel Popp, 65; Mildred Wallace Pryor, 89; Avery F. Smith, 90.

15 years ago, 1993

Shelby County's 10-year position in the Louisville metropolitan area was no more. The county was bumped from the area when the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) announced that Scott County, Inc., was to be inducted... Shelbyville-based clothier Lee-McClain Co. announced plans to lay off about 20 people in response to a decline in the company's wholesale business... Sears Roebuck and Co. announced it would end its catalogs division... More than 50 bags of groceries were donated to Operation Care through the Care Barrel program at the Shelbyville Kroger store... David Bruce Reynolds resigned his job with the state Attorney General's office in order to run for commonwealth's attorney for Shelby, Spencer and Anderson counties... Shelby County's Bennett Roach, Robert Doyle and W.R. "Shorty" Long were invited to Covington to attend an awards banquet for a state recreation society. Little did they know that the young men in their 80s and early 90s were to receive an award for their efforts in starting a golf course at Clear Creek Park... Birth: John William Garratt III...

Deaths: Margie Jane Cox Curtsinger Chesser, 60; Gideon Travis Sharp, infant son of Regina Smither and Brian Sharp; Lenora Puckett Conquest, 80; Edith Corinne Tackett, 78; Lois Gilbert Peak, 79; Benjamin (Pick) Johnson, 70; Roy Hawkins, 89; Jack Brammer.

25 years ago, 1983

Lindsay Allen was the newest member of the Shelbyville police department; he would begin training next month... Slowly, but surely, water from the Salt River was filling Taylorsville Lake. About 15 feet of water had accumulated in the newly finished lake since officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers pushed the buttons that allowed the river's flow to begin entering the lake earlier this month... Jennifer Fair, 13, received the American Quarter Horse Association year-end awards for state high-point all ages and state high-point 13-year-old and under... When Sharon Lee Cutshaw graduated in 1975 as a member of the last Shelbyville High School graduating class before the schools merged, she left for Atlanta, Ga. where she enrolled at Georgia Tech University and Bauder Fashion College. Singing an informal song at a fraternity party turned her life around, when the 25-year-old went on the road to a full-time singing career as Sharon Leigh... Todd Merchant was the county essay winner for the annual conservation contest; Sarah Hamilton was the county poster winner... Births: Megan Lee Biagi, Justin Louis Swanstrom...

Deaths: James Guthrie Goodman Jr., 73; Ernest Stivers, 89; John Lee Kirby, 75; Mrs. Claudine Lanter Gill, 77; William Henry Long, 69; Mrs. Ruby Kimberlin Puckett, 64; Mrs. Mary Tatum Tindall, 92; Gilbert L. Brown, 84.

40 years ago, 1968

Mrs. Donald Headrick received a kidney transplant after a 9-month-wait under the new University of Louisville Medical procedure... Paul LeCompte was elected president of the Shelbyville Kiwanis Club; Hubert Briscoe, vice president; and Fred Bond was secretary... Dr. William E. Hisle, minister of the Centenary Methodist Church for the past six years and nine months, was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in the Kentucky Air National Guard, a reserve of the United States Air Force... James O. Crouch was one of 20 January graduates of Eastern Kentucky University to be commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army at ceremonies... Col. Harland Sanders was in Washington, D.C. after receiving a special invitation from President Lyndon B. Johnson to attend a "Prayer Breakfast" at the White House...

Deaths: Mrs. Daysie Middelton Gilbertson; William Jackson Hedges, 75; Lloyd L. Shuck, 58; Mrs. Eunice Miller Burden, 65; Mrs. Lillian Burton Secrest; Mrs. Orma Rucker Bruce.

50 years ago, 1958

Mr. J.B. Cook, deputy sheriff, reported that thieves broke in the meat house of Johnny Grubbs near Hatton and carried off four hams and two shoulders... Alex B. Veech, director of Cooperative, was one of three Kentucky farmers who received a sterling silver bowl for his contribution to Kentucky Agriculture over the years... The budget planning committee of the First Baptist Church of which Ray P. Weller was chairman, presented a record $104,000 budget to the church... Bobby Moore, Bagdad, was a district winner from Shelby County in the 1957 Soil Conservation Essay Contest sponsored by the Courier-Journal... Mary Lloyd Puckett was selected "Ideal Freshman Girl" at Murray College... Births: Teresa Jo Russell, William Hanna Lanier; a daughter to Mrs. Johnny Blackaby and Mrs. Leslie Early...

Deaths: Tommy Taylor; Agrosto Hankins, 74; Charles Foster, 72; Steve B. Hazelwood, 91; Mr. Edwin H. Patton; Charles Bruce.

60 years ago, 1948

Births: daughter to Mrs. Callis Frazier, Mrs. Ralph G. Ruble, Mrs. Robert Meeks and Mrs. Glenn Barton; a son to Mrs. John Pollard... Judge E.H. Davis died at a hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla., from a cerebral hemorrhage suffered the day before. A retired attorney, he had served as county attorney, city judge and city attorney and chairman of the Shelby County Democratic executive committee... Ben Hall, brother of Mrs. Carrie Moore, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C.G. Wills and Mr. Wills.

80 years ago, 1928

A.C. Long, president of the Shelby County Trust and Banking Company, was struck and knocked down by a speeding automobile as he was crossing a street in Bogalusa, La., while visiting his son, A.C. Long. He was badly bruised... Local tobacco market averages were: Globe, 840,050 pounds at $26; Planters 110,025 pounds at $28.65; Farmers House, 187,310 pounds at $31.01; and Burley House had 41,390 pounds at $23.07... The Woman's Club of Shelby County celebrated the 135th anniversary of the founding of the city with a banquet at the Christian Church... At the annual meeting of the Shelby County National Farm Loan Association, J.G. Goodman was elected president; Milton Fullenwider, vice president; and Burnett Wallace, secretary-treasurer... Deaths: Homer Franklin, Mrs. Mollie Dees, Mrs. Mary Shouse McCarty, A.J. Coleman, Rev. Lewis Nathan Thompson, Mrs. Mary Charles Offutt, Mrs. Sallie (William) Tipton, John Will Searcy, Mrs. Minnie Gray McDonald, James P. Thacker, John A. Holton, Mrs. M. Elizabeth Burton, Mrs. Jennie Ann Ballou.

90 years ago, 1918

A large harvest and storage of natural ice for summer use was urged, accompanied by the statement that unprecedented demands for ammonia by the Army and Navy indicating a shortage of producing ice in refrigeration... The season's record was broken when a basket of tobacco sold at $1 a pound. It was part of a crop of 1,980 pounds grown by Leo Gibbs which averaged $35.13 a hundred, prices ranging from $9 and up. A total of 237,280 pounds sold at an average of $24.47... Mr. and Mrs. Claude Heilman received congratulations upon the birth of a daughter... John King, former resident, died in Austin, Texas... Beverly Johnson Chapman, 60, died at his home south of Finchville... Other deaths: Scott S. McCarty, Mary Gordon Logan; George W. Hedges, 62; William D. Hulett, 66; Mrs. Elizabeth Wallace.