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By Sharon Warner

1983: Lt. Gov. Martha Layne Collins received national 4-H awards

Information was gathered from previous years of The Shelby Sentinel, The Shelby News and The Sentinel-News. You can reach the writer at sharonw@sentinelnews.com.

If anyone has an old photo that they would like to run with this column bring it and the information into The Sentinel-News office or e-mail it to the writer at sharonw@sentinelnews.com. We are also looking for mystery photos. If you have a picture you can't identify, send it in and we'll ask our readers for help.

10 years ago, 1998

Richard Stout was presented the $100 Shelby Energy Cooperative College Scholarship... Duncan Hinkle and Kevin Wilson attended Transylvania University's academic camp with computer emphasis for high school students... Geri Napier, top student from Shelby County High School, was awarded the U.S. Army Reserve National Scholar Athlete Award... Ricky Simpson was presented the Christian Studies Award at Campbellsville University's Honors and Awards Day... Russ Brown was the new minister at Graefenburg Baptist Church... Stephanie Price had been playing soccer for 17 of her 24 years. The former collegiate goalkeeper/midfielder would bring "a wealth of experience" according to Shelby County High School athletic director Gary Kidwell, to the head coaching position of the Lady Rockets' 3-year-old soccer program... John Shehan wasn't a starter on Shelby County High School's basketball team. So the first guard off the Rockets' bench admitted he was surprised he was headed to Lindsey Wilson college on a partial basketball scholarship... Paula Payton, 17, was a recipient of the First Presbyterian Harbison Work Grant... Christopher Kirksey was named branch manager and vice president of the Main Street Bank One to replace Rita Hall, who moved to the bank's St. Matthew's branch. She would be branch manager and vice president with 22 employees... Birth: Quinn Alexander Miller...

Deaths: Clarence "Buck" Lefler, 73; Earl Franklin Shouse, 76.

15 years ago, 1993

Shelby County's seven volunteer fire departments raised a total of $63,746.32 for the Crusade for Children... Superintendent Leon Mooneyhan was installed as the president of Kentucky Association of School Superintendents... David Mooneyhan, 16-year-old member of Boy Scout Troop 270, saw Clear Creek as a project to help him receive his Eagle Scout award... Brittany Clifford and Coty Brewer were named Dairy Doll and Dandy for Shelby County... Gary Hatchett won his first Shelbyville Country Club Invitational Golf Tournament... An unidentified thief or thieves broke into Shelby County High School and took $9,462 worth of camera equipment owned by Delmar Studios of Bardstown, along with $3,500-4,000 worth of equipment the school owned... Editor Duanne Puckett and staff writer Kevin Eigelbach won a Metro Louisville Journalism Award for their story, "Tornado Strikes Christianburg," about the June 1992 twister that devastated the town near Bagdad... Births: Leanna Marie Armstrong, Shelby Ruth White, Hannah Kay Wilson, Suzanna Ellen Hance...

Deaths: Herbert H. McCoun Sr., 85; Donald Wayne Brierly, 45; Sallie Jane Garnett LaMar, 71; Barney Michael Poole, 32; Shirley Pauline Burgin Martin, 56; Robert B. Summers Jr., 60; Sam J. Parido, 68.

25 years ago, 1983

Robert Vernon Aldridge and Carla Jean Aldridge were named 1983 U.S. national award winners by the U.S. Achievement Academy. Both were nominated by Larry Wingfeld for their participation on the track and cross country teams... Rev. Jim Collins notified members of First Christian Church that he had decided to resign and accept a position as minister of a church in Lubbock, Texas... Lt. Gov. Martha Layne Collins and a Mason County Home Economics teacher, were named national winners in the 4-H Alumni recognition program... Mark Graff won first place in dairy proficiency at the 54th annual convention of the Kentucky FFA held at the Galt House. David Wheeler placed first in the sheep proficiency award. Mark Miller was named as a candidate for the American Farmer Degree, the highest award that a member can receive... The new Winn-Dixie store opened in Midland Center shopping center... Paul Hanna retired from Bagdad Roller Mills after serving as a sales manager for 23 years... Dr. Mark Reams, D.M.D. joined Dr. Charles Chatham's dental practice... Don Richardson and John Jordan were the new owners of the Shelbyville Pic-Pac... Jacob Allen Morris and Adria Dawn Harp were selected as the 1983 Shelby County Dairy Doll and Dandy...

Deaths: Thornton L. Johnson Sr., 88; E.B. Long Sr., 82; Vina Shields Ashby, 85; Terry Wayne Willoughby, 11-month-old infant of Perry and Donna Bruner Willoughby; Mrs. Dorothea Virginia Frakes Maurer, 54.

40 years ago, 1968

Burger Queen opened in Shelby County at the corner of First and Main streets with 25 employees... Miss Margaret Ann Duvall was crowned 1968 Shelby County Dairy Princess at the June Dairy Month activities... Col. Sanders gave a luncheon for the employees of the new Col. Sanders Kentucky Inn, which was scheduled to open... Samuel D. Hinkle IV, a Washington and Lee University student from Shelbyville, was awarded the Vincent L. Bradford Scholarship at the University... Roll Forming Corporation appointed George W. Jenkins as Controller...

Serving our country: Army Specialist Four Ray E. Gunn, 20, was assigned to the Americal Division near Chu Lai, Vietnam... Army Private Jack W. Sharp, 25, was assigned to the Americal Division in Vietnam... Ship's Serviceman Second Class David D. Brophy, USN, 23, visited Cochin India, aboard the destroyer USS Charles R. Ware... Army Specialist Four Calvin E. Deal, 21, was assigned to the 610th Maintenance Battalion's Headquarters and Main Support Company near Phu Lot, Vietnam, as an instrumental repairman...

Deaths: Mrs. May Tevis Green, 71; Gary Wilson Burk, 18-year-old son of Ray and Evelyn Landers Burk; Ernest Kinser, 82; Charles Edward Beckham, 48; Mrs. Nellie Gladys Scrogham, 46; George Lewis Patterson, 52.

50 years ago, 1958

Three 4-H club members from Shelby County won gold medals at Bingham 4-H Camp -- Billy Allen, Laban Jackson and Edna Wayne... Mr. Lee Alla Gabbard, Anchorage, purchased the interest of his partner, Dr. A.L. Heise, in the business, formerly known as Heise-Gabbard Sporting Goods Company... Miss Jane Kay Smith was crowned Dairy Princess Queen at the Shelby County Fair... Bagdad High School graduates receiving outstanding awards were Bobby Moore, Star Farmer; Miss Clara B. Hardin, outstanding senior girl; Jimmy Richardson, outstanding senior boy... Birth: Audie Ray Nation...

Ronald J. Miller, radio seaman, USN, of Simpsonville, departed aboard the tactical command ship USS Northampton, for a two-months Midshipman training cruise to Northern Europe...

Deaths: Dr. Nathan Douglas Abell, 83; Mrs. Laura Katherine Mitchell Denny, 57; John R. Hutchins; Errol W. Draffen, 63; Mrs. Jane Eddington Turner, 72

80 years ago, 1928

take from 40 years ago, 1968 or;

E.B. Rogers of the Louisiana (Mo.), Pure Ice and Ice Cream Co., formerly of this county, was honored by a directorship in the Asphalt Distributing Co. of St. Louis... Sam Hedden, a pupil in the city school of Shelbyville won the $5 History prize offered by the Isaac Shelby Chapter D.A.R. to the Shelby Contestant making the highest average in history... Miss Elberta Price, 61, a former resident of this county, died in Louisville.

90 years ago, 1918

M.T. and M.H. Wakefield, S.K. Riner and Guy Downs purchased from Mrs. Elizabeth Wright, 607 acres of land in Clark County, Ind. for $41,500... At a meeting of the Board of Council, the Kentucky Utilities Company, which operated the local water and light plant, made application for a general increase in rates of approximately 25 percent, both to the city and private consumer... The Commencement exercises of the eighth class of the county school were held at the courthouse... Magistrate N.T. Howell and Jailer D.F. Wise returned from a trip to the Eastern Kentucky coal fields, where they placed orders for the county's coal supply.