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10 years ago, 1998
He had designed sets, painted, acted and even donned makeup and fake nails for the role of Zenia, a woman disguised as a Haitian maid. But this time David Pilkinton was in the director's seat for the production of "God's Favorite," at Shelby County Community Theatre... Kentucky State Police continued to investigate the disappearance of $2,500 in bond money from the Shelby County Detention Center... While annexation for the proposed Cracker Barrel location on KY 53 just north of I-64 has been worked out, plans for the restaurant and three other tracts at that site needed zoning approval... Archie Ware, 67, was named king of the Senior Prom during the Shelby County Horse Show; Virginia Perry, 78, was named queen... Receiving master of arts degrees at Georgetown College were Cynthia Skellie, Rachel Beth Crain, Tracy Coffee Gayle, Robin Renee White and Amy Lynn Gaines... Robbie Houchin, 24, was named assistant professional to head pro Mike Riley at Weissinger Hills Golf Course... C.W. Harlow retired after 46 years in the gas business. He opened Big 3 Gas Company then, running the business on U.S. 60 just west of Shelbyville for 33 years... Keith Stratton joined RE/MAX Performance Realty... Births: Richland Lashon Beckley, Logan Andrew Duncan, Austin Bradley Jennings... I'm one: Haleigh Elizabeth Glore, Chase Douglas Likes...
Deaths: Lola Adams Stivers, 83; Leonard McGaughey, 63; Catherine Hedges Reynolds, 80; Isabelle Atlas, 94; Hazel Pettit Peyton, 73; Tommy R. Small, 49.
15 years ago, 1993
The Shelby County Board of Education voted to accept a gift of nine acres of woods from former Lt. Gov. Wilson Wyatt to be used for environmental and nature studies at the school... Shelby County High School teacher Ron Wilson retired after 29 years of work, 28 in Shelby County... Ken Byrdwell, Shelbyville native, stepped down at the end of the 1992-93 school year after eight years as a band director at SCHS... Betty Douglas quit her role as missionary of literacy after 16 years with the Board of Education... Shelby County High School golf teammates Curt Day and Brad Maynard finished No. 1 and No. 2, respectively in the final Kentucky Golf Association's Junior Tour points standings. Day was named the tour's Player of the Year with 209 points; Maynard finished with 204.5... Margie's Hallmark celebrated its 10th anniversary... Gunsmoke, a new steak house, opened at the former site of Rio's on Shelbyville road just west of Shelbyville... Allison George, part of a six-member dance team placed fourth in its division in the Rising Star National Dance Competition in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. The 14-year-old member of Dance by Leigh for three years is the daughter of Allen and Rena George...
Deaths: Mary Catherine Conder, 93; Woodrow W. "Woody" Rodgers, 70; Bertha May Wright Driver, 91; Mina Harrison Neal, 77; J.D. Hawkins, 82; Laura Jones Quickert, 86; Ana Roberts "Gran" Thomas, 94; Jimmy Dodd Moore, 59; Barbara Ann Newell Collins, 63; Gilbert "Cat" Catlett, 71; Delmas Graves, 79; Johnson "Bill" Allen, 75; Woodrow W. "Woody" Rodgers, 70.
25 years ago, 1983
"It's just a lamb, it only weighs 108 pounds," shouted the auctioneer as Paul Goodlett led his 4-H project across the green woodshavings that carpeted the Kentucky State Fair Exposition Center. The East Middle School student collected $3,540 -- $30 a pound -- for his lamb... Capt. David M. Boyd of the 100th Reception Station was named the Outstanding Junior Officer of 1982 by the Reserve Officers Association... Todd Willard knocked in six runs with two homers -- including a grand slam -- and pitcher Jim Spugnardi scattered six hits as Shelbyville (33-17) bopped Paducah (44-14) 10-1 in the opening game of the state American Legion championship... Rep. Marshall Long received the national federation's Legislative Platform and Resolutions from the Shelbyville Business and Professional Women... Shelby County Librarian Sherrell Morrison performed a long-awaited feat when she delivered petitions to the county clerk's office that contained 2,607 signatures of people in favor of an increased library tax... Births: Meagan LeCompte Long, Joshua David Bruner, William Dean Coleman Jr...
Deaths: Charles F. Wooten, 68; Mrs. Hazel Harley, 75; Mrs. Minerva Cook Watts, 93; Mrs. Betty Scruggs Richardson, 49; Hubert Fox Johnston, 75.
40 years ago, 1968
Shelby County, which won the 1968 Group Achievement Award for its work on improving rural urban understanding, was honored during the Farm-City Week Kickoff Luncheon with the state award. Beverly Kincaid, a twelfth-grader at Shelby County High School, was runner-up in the essay contest... Pat Ethington, 15, of Simpsonville and her 4-H project animal "Borna Star" won the Saddle Seat Equitation class for riders 14-19 in the American Saddle Horse division of the 4-H Horse and Pony Show at the Kentucky State Fair. Karen Duvall, 16, of Finchville, and her 4-H project animal won the junior championship in the 4-H Holstein Show...
Deaths: Orval Wyatt Florence, 81; Mrs. Fannie Peak Young, 62; Mrs. Elizabeth Dempsey Gore, 28; Marvin Thomas, 35; Jesse Parker, 93.
50 years ago, 1958
Mr. Edward Lay of Simpsonville was appointed for a 3-year term to serve on the Shelby County Farmers Home Administration Committee with present members Mr. Tate Bird and Mr. Steve Howerton Jr. The retiring Committeeman was Paul Fry of Bagdad... Bobby Arnold was among the scholarship winners for the 1958-59 school year at Indiana University... Paul C. Moors and Joseph P. Lawrence, of the Gravity-Magnetic Survey, were in Shelbyville conducting a geophysical survey under Woodshole Occonographic Institute through the University of Wisconsin on Air Force contract. The final aim was to create a gravity E magnetic Map of the whole United States using gravity E magnetic values measured at every 8 to 10 miles... Mrs. Victoria V. Gilbert left for Los Angeles where she would attend three conventions: The American Bar Association, the National Federation of Women Lawyers and the International Association of Women Lawyers... Billy R. Puckett of Bagdad was promoted to Private First Class, one of 34 Central Kentucky reservists... Robert L. Green, son of Mr. and Mrs. D.L. Green of Shelbyville, was named manager of Greentree Farm in Lexington... Mr. and Mrs. William B. Dawson received congratulations upon the birth of a daughter, Benita Lynn...
Deaths: William Vincent Connor, 70, former inspector for Ford Motor plant in Louisville for 35 years, and a prominent resident of Simpsonville, died at King's Daughters Hospital... Leslie Reese Mason, 57, died of a heart attack in New Castle... Patrick M. Hackett, 87, well-known resident, died at his home on Ninth Street... Mrs. Nora Smith Hall, 76, widow of Thomas M. Hall, passed away at Masonic Widows and Orphans Home... Mrs. Claudia W. Bowman, 77, mother of Mrs. James B. Hays, died... John Huston Wilson, 71, retired farmer, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W.H. Carpenter Jr... William Hobert Campbell, 43, formerly of the Bagdad community, died at his home at Elk Creek in Spencer County... Mr. William H. Youmans, father of Mrs. Edward B. (Delores) Ferrell, of Waddy, died suddenly at the age of 51... Lister E. Tinsley, 85, a retired merchant, died at the Masonic Home in Veechland.