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10 years ago, 1998
The lowest bid for construction of the proposed Family Activity Center was $5.6 million when bids were opened -- more than a 45 percent increase, or $1.8 million, more than original estimates for the facility... The building that formerly housed Children Today Day Care was transformed into medical offices announced by Timothy Jarm, president and CEO of Jewish Hospital Shelbyville... Kent Barnett was named national runner-up in the Special Talent competition at the National Beta Convention at Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tenn... Dr. Leon Mooneyhan, SCHS superintendent, marked 10 years at Shelby County schools... Alan J. Honaker received a bachelor of arts degree from the Northwestern University Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at the University's 140th annual commencement exercises... Six local agencies received $30,200 in Moses Ruben grants. They were Operation Care, Shelby County Community Theatre, Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, Shelby Development Corporation. The Shelby County Parks and Recreation received two grants... Country Hearth Inn opened on KY 55 South with 40 rooms... Janet Burgin was appointed postmaster in Mount Eden... Dr. Lisa Miller, who's family lives in Shelby County, was a guest on the Oprah Winfrey show... Births: Nolan Christopher Hughes, Dennis Ray Shuman Jr., Zachary Alexander Spears... I'm one: Sarah Lynn Sanford...
Deaths: Gloister Rose Jr., 57; Raymond Carter Whitaker, 70; Madalyn "Tillie" Harrington Baldwin; Julius White Jr., 66; Kenneth H. Jones, 77; Alma Kerr Connor, 101; "Peytie" Ballard Scearce, 79; Robert L. Mist, 68; Albert Witt, 36.
15 years ago, 1993
A Simpsonville woman was suspicious of an elderly man who had entered Winn-Dixie carrying a 14-month-old child who was crying. After notifying police it was discovered that the man, who was considered "armed and dangerous" had taken the child from the mother, who had filed for divorce from the man in 1992... Among the nearly 1,000 Kentucky firefighters who attended the University of Kentucky Fire School were three members of the East U.S. 60 Volunteer Fire Department. They were Gary Daniel, 12-year member of the department; Sam McAller, four-year member; and Kevin Pilsen, two-year member... Fiscal Court gave approval for the Sheriff's Department to hire one more deputy to provide the county with 24-hour, seven-days-a-week coverage... Shelby County High School promoted Andrew Smith, a volunteer assistant coach, to be head soccer coach after the resignation of Trent Davis... Births: Katherine Jea (Katy) Satterley, Alexis Mae Ward, Brittany Lynn Perry, Brandon Doyle Walls...
Deaths: Carol Sue Meyer, 50; James M. Wilson, 50; Ethel Gray Senning, 92; Mrs. Rose Lee Wakefield, 86; James E. Grigsby, 72; Howard Bryant "Jay" McKinley, 71; Edith Huffman Perry, 77; Robert Lee Ritchey, 60.
25 years ago, 1983
Renee Shelburne was crowned Shelby County Fair's Little Miss during the Shelby County fair... Thirteen-month-old Kelly Newman was the grand champion baby girl during the baby show at the Shelby County Fair; Nicklas Landers was the grand champion baby boy... Richard Snyder was the new youth minister at First Christian Church... David Miles, a former Shelby County resident, received honorable mention for his sew and show division during competition at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. He modeled a sweater that he had designed and knitted... Eric Clark, 12-year-old seventh grader at East Middle School, was nominated as an outstanding cross country runner by coach Larry Wingfield at the high school... Charles Hurt received Shelbyville's first Citizen of the Year award... Tim McReynolds was first-place winner of the 1983 youth talent contest; Jeff Stivers, second; Ruthie Phillips, third; Bill McIntosh, fourth; and Scotty Casey and Neil Casey, fifth... Lerman's and Lincoln's consolidated into one department store... Dorothy Kemper sold the rest of her business interest in the Key market grocery store that she and her late husband William established in Shelbyville prior to World War II... Logan Insurance Agency Inc. left its Washington Street office and moved to 1012 Main Street to share the office space, the manpower, and the name of Blythe Insurance Agency Inc... Births: Michael Ryan Jennings, Stephen Richard Jervis, Justin Louis Roberts...
Lieutenant Colonel Donald L. Bullock, a 1961 graduate of Shelbyville High School, was awarded the Department of Army's Legion of Merit award, the nation's second highest peacetime award for meritorious service...
Deaths: Charles Jackson Douthitt, 53; Mrs. Ada Bell Jones, 77; Mrs. Vonda Rae Glaser, 67; Jim Sluman, 38; Mrs. Wallace W. Sanders Sr., 79.
40 years ago, 1968
An argument over who should sweep the sidewalk blossomed into a walkout by half of the Shelbyville Fire Department... One of two escaped inmates of the State Reformatory at LaGrange was captured here by city patrolman Bill Brummett and Frank Cochran. The escapee apprehended was serving a life sentence for the murder of a Bloomfield man... Goodyear Service Store was among Shelbyville's oldest businesses, operating here since 1938. Employees were Charles Archie, manager; Eddie Smith, service manager; Lee Wolpert, Howard Scrogham, Mrs. Lillie Catlett, Larry Hughes and Roy Bailey... Miss Susan Bennett was crowned the 1968 Spencer County Homecoming Queen; Homecoming Princess was Miss Donna Jo Hardin... Bill Hisle found it difficult to smile as he said goodbye to his dad, Dr. William E. Hisle, former pastor of Centenary Methodist Church, prior to his take off for the Far East. He was a part of the 123D Tac Recon Wg in Louisville and was assigned to serve the 6168 Air Base Group in Korea...
Howard Long, 50-year-old Shelby County farmer, was struck by a bolt of lightning and killed... Other deaths: Mrs. Ola Jamison Slucher; Michael Atlas Sr., 73; Mrs. Stella Burgess Lynch, 103.
50 years ago, 1958
Miss Martha Layne Hall, a University of Kentucky senior majoring in home economics, was named the Kentucky Liquefied-Petroleum Gas Association as "Miss Future Home Economist of 1958..." Ralph W. Thompson Jr. was employed again this summer by The McDowell Company of Cleveland, Ohio. The company was headed by Mr. Robert McDowell formerly of Simpsonville... Mrs. Willie C. Ray left for New York, where she would take a plan for Rome, Italy, to attend the World Confederation of Organizations of the Teaching Profession... Ann Moynahan was named to the Dean's List at Evansville College... Paul P. Gray, minister of Waddy Christian Church, was elected to the Spring Honors List at The College of the Bible in Lexington... Army Sgt. Robert E. Bobbitt participated in a field firing test conducted by the V Corp's 57th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion near Todendorf, Germany...
Deaths: Mrs. Anna Hill, 72; Curtis Hardin, 52; Mrs. Dessie Tichenor Snider; Luther J. Witt Sr., 77; Mrs. Josephine Willard Cox, 75.
60 years ago, 1948
Lt. L.H. McCormack and Mrs. McCormack announced the birth of a daughter, Mary Joe, in Furstenfeldbruch, Germany.
75 years ago, 1933
The automobile of the City Fire Chief Boyd W.O. Wayne was destroyed by fire... The second annual tennis tournament for the Byrd Cup opened on three courts: Byrd's Science Hill and Ballard's... Stallard Smith's triple and Jack Pearce's hitting and fielding gave Shelbyville an easy win over Simpsonville in the North Central Kentucky League... Deaths: Mrs. Ruby W. Allen, Mrs. Sarah F. Corbin, Mrs. Susan T. Henning, Dr. George A. Pryor, Mrs. Mary Louise C. Turner and Lester Cull.
80 years ago, 1928
The Locust Grove baseball team lost to the Cropper team by the score of 9 to 5... Thieves entered the poultry house of Mrs. W.C. Winlock, near Finchville and carried away 60 frying size White Rocks... A surprise dinner was given Mrs. Mary Frances Shelburne at her home near Southville in honor of her 88th birthday... John Warren Hardesty, 70, died at his home at Mount Eden.
85 years ago, 1923
Work on the Floyd's Ford bridge was completed, and the State Pike was thrown open to public travel... The Shelbyville Methodist Church celebrated its 100th anniversary.
90 years ago, 1918
One hundred and sixty-five men left home for service, some at Ford Thomas and others at Camp Zachary Taylor... J.W. Gudgell, who had been a traveling salesman for the Southern Brokerage Company, resigned to accept a position in the Quaker Maid Grocery Company's local store... Mr. and Mrs. Charles Oakley Neel received congratulations upon the birth of a son, Edward Witt Neel, at their home south of Shelbyville... Rev. Willam D. Wakefield, a well-known Baptist evangelist, died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Math A. Wakefield... Isaiah Ceders, a retired farmer, 55, died at his home on First Street... Sam Woods, a well-known farmer, 46, died of typhoid fever at his home near Elmburg.