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10 years ago, 1998
The scenery could be changing along Mount Eden Road. A preliminary zone change request called for the development of retail businesses on about seven-and-a-half acres near the I-64 interchange... Last year, Shelby County High School boys' varsity cheerleading coach Patti Griffin's goal was for her squad to place among the top 10 teams in the state. Mission accomplished when the Rockets finished ninth... Southside Primary School was one of only 50 schools in the country to receive a $10,000 grant, which was funded by Toyota and managed by the National Science Teachers Association... A gallon of unleaded gasoline in Shelby County costs well under $1, but experts were divided on how long it would last. The abundant supply, according to experts, was due to the mild winter... Winners in the annual essay contest sponsored by the Isaac Shelby Chapter Daughters of American Revolution were Matthew Joseph Smith, Carrie Elizabeth Wallace and Timothy Joseph Smith... the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative finally came home. The service agency was created in Shelbyville in 1976, but outgrew its first home and moved to Oldham County. Local leaders celebrated OVEC's return on a five-acre site in Hi-Point Business Center on Boone Station Road... Julie Kinsolving of Coldwell Banker Rogers Realty Inc. was chosen as one of the company's International President's elite -- an honor only the top 1 percent of the more than 60,000 Coldwell Banker sales associates through North America receive. Mike Miller was chosen for the Diamond Society... Mary Helen Miller was named Citizen of the Year during the Taste of Shelbyville; Margaret Hornback was the recipient of the first Nurse of the Year Award; and Jean Conder received the Golden Apple Award... Births: Sydney Christine Larkin, Joshua Tanner Shreve, Samantha Danielle Stanley... I'm one: Allison Destiny Jones...
Deaths: Nancy Hopkins Kirchner, 57; Roy Thomas Lisby, 50; Forest Thomas Aldridge, 73; Delores F. Kemper Henson, 63; Elbert D. Young, 94; Mary Catherine Spilman Houchin, 85; Elizabeth Shelburne Donovan, 89; William Joseph Knecht, 53.
15 years ago, 1993
Life in the Air National Guard kept Mike Harp's life interesting, especially after he volunteered for air-drop missions in Bosnia. The 44-year-old master sergeant returned home last week from a 10-day tour of duty and planned to return to the front in one week for 30 days. He found his first flights over a battlefield more exhilarating than frightening... With Shelby County High School's 6-foot-11 center, Matt Simons, watching from the bench late in the third quarter after being whistled for his third foul, Bullitt East's basketball team tied the score for the first time in the game. The Rockets come back to knock off Bullitt East 85-71 to win the Eighth Region championship. Simons was named second-team all-state by the Associated Press, and Eighth Region Play of the year by the region's coaches... The city of Shelbyville's efforts to revitalize Martinsville received a boost when a check for $255,701 was presented at City Hall by representatives of the Kentucky Housing Corporation... The biggest day of Melody Hawkins' life began when she missed her morning bus ride to East Middle School and ended with her ambulance ride to the hospital. Between those rides she accidentally started a fire while fixing breakfast, put the fire out, suffering second-degree burns on her hands, then calmly waited for the Bagdad Fire Department. A pretty full day for a 12-year-old girl... Robby A. Tindall, 18, was presented his Eagle Award during an Eagle Court of Honor at Shelby Christian Church... Births: Allison Shelby Stucker, Grant Curtis Wininger, Samuel Jordan Burk... Adoption: Megan Amanda Harris to Hugh H. and Phyllis Harris...
Deaths: Sam D. "Bo" Gray, 67; Addie Cain, 74; Ethel Cantrell Combs, 69; Margaret Gee, 83; Ruby Erwin, 79; infant son of Marty and Cecilia Gray; W. Forrest Smith, 95.
25 years ago, 1983
Shelbyville was one of 19 cities from across Kentucky to gain 1983 Certified Cities Awards from the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce... The Shelbyville Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi donated $500 to the Laura Boren hospital fund, the sorority's service project for 1982-83. The seven-month-old Simpsonville girl recently underwent a bone marrow transplant operation at Duke University Medical Center. She suffered from Combined Severe Immune Deficiency Syndrome, a rare disease that wouldn't allow her body to fight infection... Charlie Kramer, who formerly managed Claudia Sanders Dinner House, was the co-owner and manager of the Hardee's restaurant being built in Midland Shopping Center. Other co-owners were Hunt Garner, Tom McGinnis and Dale Ahern... County Attorney Hite Hays was named chairman of the Martha Layne Collins for Governor campaign in her race for Governor in Shelby County... There were 13 sets of twins at Shelby County High School... Sarah Igleheart won the fifth district Kentucky Education Association spelling bee... Junior Curtsinger opened J.R.'s Tire Center on North Seventh Street... Births: Rebecca Jelena Glore, Jennifer Nicole Nation, Amy Leigh Fishback...
Deaths: Mrs. Mary Cox Wade, 89; Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Bright, 86; Mrs. Martha Rose Hornback Hughes, 69; Ellis Lee (Jack) Shouse, 68; William B. Louden, 85; Rebecca Hickman Neel, 74; Mrs. Etta Lee Love, 84; William J. Andriot, 68; Mrs. Nancy M. Ellis, 74; Chester Douglas, 68; Mrs. Lucy Scrogham Ritchey, 92; Mrs. Mary K. Williams, 63; Dr. Marion Foree Beard, 77.
40 years ago, 1968
Ronnie McGaughey was named reporter of the Kentucky Young Farmer Association... The first day of November, 1929, marked the first day of a career for Robert Yount Sr. and led his through 39 years of service, and fond recollection as a carrier of the United State mail. "I still intend to do a lot of walking when I leave this job, it's good for you, and this is about the healthiest job that a man could have," said Yount who announced plans to retire as U.S. Mail Carrier... Miss Lucy Matt Chatham was the Kentucky winner in "The American Inventor" essay contest sponsored nationally by the Daughters of the American Revolution... According to Mr. Virgil Crouch, Shelby County's official U.S. weatherman, the 10 inches of snow in Shelby County was the deepest in 81 years this late in the season... Samuel D. Hinkle IV was one of 23 Washington and Lee University students selected for membership in Phi Beta Kappa national honorary scholarship fraternity... Mr. William H. Gilpin purchased the stock of merchandise of Town Shop, formerly owned by the late Sam Liss...
Sgt. James O. Imel Jr., 25th Infantry Division, was serving in CuChi Republic of South Vietnam... Army Captain Roger C. Green Jr., 25 was in extensive field training with other members of the 4th Armored Division near Grafenwohr, Germany... Army Private First Class William B. Young served as a rifleman with the 2d Platoon, "C" Company, 4th Battalion, 3d Infantry of the American Division's 11th Light Infantry Brigade, Duc Pho, Vietnam... Army Specialist Five William T. Cox, 22, participated in "Operation Jeb Stuart" in Vietnam... Staff Sergeant John A. Hudson was on duty at Bien Hoa AB, Vietnam... Sp E-4 James F. Hahn was awarded the Purple Heart by the Republic of Vietnam for wounds he received in connection with military operations against a hostile force... Pfc. William David Price, 20, was killed in Vietnam...
Deaths: Gilbert Russell Perry, 41; Mrs. Irvin Rice, 35; Clarence Arthur Waits, 65; Paul J. Garrett, 69; George Baldwin Day Sr., 82; Michael Lee Shuck, 3-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl B. Shuck.
50 years ago, 1958
March of Dimes brought in $3,679.26... Approximately 165 Little Brownies and Girl Scouts ranging in ages from 7 to 14 sold 2,760 boxes of cookies for $1,242... Shelbyville's new Greyhound Bus Station, one of the nicest in the section, and designed by our own architect, Quintin Biagi, opened at 9th and Washington Streets... Births: Sara Lynn Green, Sara Elizabeth Hayes...
Army Sergeant First Class Oval Black received a bronze clasp with three loops to the Good Conduct Medal in Germany, signifying his fourth award of the medal... Pope Goodson completed his four-year duty in the U.S. Air Force, during which part of that time he had been overseas in Germany, Tacoma, Wash., and at Kelley Air Field...
Deaths: Russell William Moore, 54; Mrs. Anna J. Clark; Mrs. Sally Geoghegan Maddox, 85; Rebel Young, 64; Mrs. Margaret Ann Brewer, 82; Herbert Kalmey, 59; William A. James, 50; Miss Minnie Scearce; A.B. Schooler, 76; Kathy Lee Calvert, 13-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Calvert; Mrs. Virginia Hawkins Parido, 61; Mrs. Amanda Combs.
70 years ago, 1938
The 113th anniversary of the founding of Science Hill School was attended by an outpouring of friends and patrons... C.J. Brown, 77, retired auctioneeer and realtor died at his home on E. Main St... Isac (Ike) Baker, 64, farmer, died at his home at Elmburg...
80 years ago, 1928
Charles (Ted) Matthews bought an interest in the Boyd and Geohegan Feed Store from Mr. Goehegan and the new firm was Boyd and Matthews... Messrs. Selby Thomasson and Omer Shuck sold their farm of 84 acres on the Rockbridge Pike to Leslie Clark of Finchville for $9,500... John Hatchett, 75, died suddenly of heart trouble at the courthouse... Mrs. Leossia Watts Carpenter, wife of Virgil Carpenter, died at her home on Rockbridge Pike... Miss Margaret Miles Beckham, daughter of Wm. T. Beckham, died at a hospital in New York City... Mrs. Mildred Cravenson Dale, 70, widow of R.F. Dale, died at her home near Finchville... Gabriel Gaines Tipton, 78, a native of this county, died at his home in Bloomington, Ind., of influenza... Mrs. Mittie Burk Edgars, wife of John Edgars, died at the family home near Alton. She was 29 and a native of this county.
90 years ago, 1918
Dr. W.P. Hughes purchased from A.G. Hill a farm of 75 acres in Henry County, two miles west of Eminence for $85 per acre... L.O. Graves of Jeffersonville, Ind., bought the C.W. Weakley estate the registered jack, Kentucky Ben, for $400... John M. Glasscock, well-known stock trader, died at King's Daughters Hospital... Mrs. Nancy Harrison Miller, 87, died at the home of her son-in-law, Adam Stallard near Finchville... Miss Sallie Murphy, native of this county, died at Birmingham, Ala. after a short illness of pneumonia... Mark Casedine died at the home of his great-niece, Mrs. A.M. Garr, on Smithfield Road... Mrs. Sally S. Abrams, wife of Charles Abrams, died at her home east of Mount Eden... News was received here of the sudden death of Rev. C.W. Reynolds, which occurred at his home in Muncie, Ind., of heart failure.