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10 years ago, 1997
Lance Cpl. Dan Oldson received a state flag from Kentucky's governor while serving in the Vietnam War 30 years ago. He loaned that Kentucky flag to Shelbyville City Hall where it waved in the breeze on Veteran's Day... Kenny Freeman, a former Taylorsville policeman, was named the new Simpsonville police chief... Laura Loving Moorman accepted a plaque signifying the induction of her late husband, Marnell Clay Moorman, into the Western Kentucky University Hall of Distinguished Alumni... Kerry Richardson, a Shelbyville junior, received a first place in extemporaneous speaking and fifth in after dinner speakers at the Miami University of Ohio Forensics tournament... Dean Burk started his own auction service -- the Dean Burk Auction Company... Births: Garrard Clay Forsythe, Teresa Lynn Milliner, Christian Carter Roberts, Kolton Lee Clark... I'm one: Andrew Lee Clark...
Deaths: John E. Chamberlain, 72; Alma Wisehart Jones, 82; Betty Jane Gray McCoy, 31; Norma Jane Pyles Chilton, 65; Edward Agrosto Proctor, 92; John William Shuck Sr., 55; Lynne Rae Hockensmith Thurman, 53; Edna Frazie Casey, 89; James E. Chamberlain, 72; Ethel Louise Cooper Clore, 89; Maxie Fontaine Walters McDowell, 79; Helen Flood Foster, 76; Gladys Duncan Young, 93.
15 years ago, 1992
Gary Curry was elected president of the Shelbyville Kiwanis Club. Other officers were Steve White, vice president; Woodrow Briscoe, secretary/treasurer; directors were Roy Catlett, Kenny Harris, Fred Bond, Bill Wooten, Jim Heady, Ross Webb and Kenny Mitchell... The Dorman Center faculty, parents and Murphy's family sprung a "This is Your Life, Etta Murphy" party where the open house should have been what was planned... Shelby USS swimmers qualifying for the state meet in March were Lee Burns, Carrie Insco and Drew Aldridge. Aldridge swam a national A time, while Burns and Insco recorded state A times... Matt Simons, 6-foot-11 center for Shelby County High School, signed a national letter-of-intent to attend the University of Louisville on a basketball scholarship... After 32 years as a deputy sheriff and tax coordinator for the Jefferson County Fire Protection District, Terry B. Sharp was hanging up his badge, planned to retire at the end of the year... Births: Ashley Michelle Newton...
Deaths: Evelyn Mae Burge Louden, 87; Sara Elizabeth Bennett Henson, 82; J.T. Lawrence, 72; Lowry Long Ingram, 86; Viola Hamilton Browning, 83.
25 years ago, 1982
Miss Kim Clark was the new Spanish teacher at Shelby County High School... More than 400 local students sold $16,136 worth of subscriptions in the annual Shelby County Music Association subscription and music sale. Top sellers were Shelly Casey, first and second in the county; Libby Leonard, second at WMS; Holly Bradford, first at East Middle and third in the county; John Megibben, first in the high school band; Nancy Wilson, second in the high school band; Lisa Johnson, first in the high school orchestra; Annette Pulliam, second in the orchestra; and Tommy Sorrell of the high school orchestra who sold $558 worth of subscriptions -- more than any other student in the county... The Ginkgo Tree, a shop specializing in gifts and antiques, owned by Dr. Charles Chatham Jr., was opened at 617 Washington Street next door to his dental office... Bob Pearce of Pearce Motor Company accepted a Golden Shovel award. The awards were given when new dealerships were constructed... The annual Wakefield-Scearce Galleries' Christmas opening brought an estimated 2,500 to 3,000 visitors from all over the country for the opening day...
Deaths: Mrs. Marjorie B. Gabbard Briscoe, 63; R.B. Cartmell, 78; Clyde Fletcher, 79; Mrs. Wilena Ann Harrod Terhune, 84; Miss Sarah Elizabeth Bayne, 79; Mrs. Mary Jo King Overall, 67; Dr. Maurice F. Rabb, 80; Robert Herman Mitchell, 84; William Turner, 90; Mrs. Margaret Sparks Craig, 80.
40 years ago, 1967
The new post office at Waddy was dedicated... Mr. Vincent Biagi was back from Honolulu where he previewed the 1968 Frigidaire home appliances he had on display for Shelbyville residents in his store at 541 Main St.. He was one of a select group of about 1,600 Frigidaire dealers and master merchandisers flown to Honolulu from U.S. mainland cities across the country... Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth J. Easley, registered pharmacists from Shelbyville, were presented with a plaque citing them as the "Outstanding Pharmacy Family of the year" at the annual convention of the National Association of Retail Druggists (N.A.R.D.) in Houston, Texas...
Deaths: Miss Mary Skiles Middleton, 85; Howard N. Bell, 73; Mrs. Margaret S. Schooler, 71; D. Minor Maddox; Mrs. Hattie Moore; Mrs. Frances Lawrence; Herbert Lee Singleton, 62; Ernest T. Bullitt Sr., 68; Fred F. Miles Sr., 77; Mrs. Betsy Hancock Barry, 65; John S. Lewis, 87.
50 years ago, 1957
A dinner was held commemorating A. Bicksel's 35th anniversary of telephone work... Lonnie M. Riddell, 54, a farmer who resided on the Bagdad road narrowly escaped death when his car was hit by an L&N freight train... Birth: Russell Lee Miller... Airman David L. Miller was stationed at Clark Air Force Base, Philippines...
Deaths: Oscar McKenney; Mrs. J.B. Burk; Pete Kapp; Richard A. Welsh; Miss Mary Bertha Pfeffer; Peter Kapp, 82; William Thomas Hammond, 48; Porter Casey, 84; A.C. (Babe) Terrell, 89; Mrs. Sallie Cinnamond Rutledge, 92; Danny Craig McCall, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Victor McCall; Mrs. Beatrice Fuller Neal, 57.
60 years ago, 1947
Cropper basketball team defeated Bagdad 40-29 at Bagdad who had been unbeaten... The L.C. Marshall Realty Company sold the home of Miss Deene Rodgers to Mrs. Katherine Lawrence Lea... Boyd Roe sold the 252 acre farm belonging to Tyler and Henry Long to C.P. Nash for $200 per acre... J.A. Dedman sold the W.H. Bell estate, house and lot to E.B. Noland and business property to Harold Smith... Mrs. and Mrs. Gilbert Ritchey received congratulations upon the birth of a daughter, Winifred... Dr. and Mrs. R.B. Whitaker announced the birth of a son, Mark Little Whitaker... Mr. and Mrs. William H. Roberts received congratulations upon the birth of a son, Terry Collins Roberts...
George L. Minch died at Hazelwood Santarium
80 years ago, 1927
Joe Thurman, 17, was run down by an automobile on Main near 6th Street and escaped with slight injuries... Kenneth, 9-year-old son of Jack Whitaker of Mount Eden, was in critical condition at King's Daughters Hospital as a result of injuries received when he ran from behind a buggy directly in front of a car... Charles Sallee, employed on W.A. Newton's farm, was attacked by a young Jersey bull. He was knocked down and received cuts and bruises... William Briggs Seaton, 85, brother of Mrs. J.B. Secrest, died at Ashland... Mrs. Kate Bird Harbison, 68, widow of Ben C. Harbison, died at Kentucky Baptist Hospital... the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Perkins died at the family home at Christianburg... Mrs. Mattie Baker was called to New Castle by the death of her niece, Mrs. Mary Roberts.
90 years ago, 1917
Wm. Cardwell sold the 47.5 acre farm on Eminence pike which he bought from Alexander Bruce to J.T. Wills at $162.50 per acre... A Monroe Garr sold his farm of 248 acres on Smithfield pike for $22,500... On the Court Day market, plug horses sold at prices ranging from $15 to $30, common horses from $50 to $85; sows and pigs from $35 to $60 and weanling mules from $35 to $60. Some aged mules sold privately from $140 to $200. Luke Hansbrough sold six horses at an average of $105 per head.