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10 years ago, 2002
Tyler Curry was one of many children at Wright Elementary School participating in the Jump Rope for the American Heart Association fundraiser. He was jumping with a steel rod supporting the femur bone in his right leg, broken when he was thrown from a four-wheel-drive vehicle into a tree last January....Shelby Countians Doug Langley and Pat Hargadon graduated from separate agricultural leadership programs, Langley learning to become a better overseer and Hargadon learning the importance of tobacco to the world economy....Walsh Dohmen Southeast LLC, a Birmingham, Ala.-based pharmaceutical distribution firm, announced it would open an operation in Kingbrook Commerce Park in Simpsonville....Bob and Carolyn Walters, real estate agents with Paul Semonin Realtors, were chosen Rookie of the Year....Birth: Jacob Preston Stiltz....Boris, a Shelbyville police dog who helped officers in surrounding counties with tracking and sniffing out drugs, died of mesenteric volvulus, a twisting of the intestines, which is common in German shepherds....Deaths: Verna Mae Snow Bramlett, 77; Sarah L. Coleman, 91; Robert A. Downey, 75; Marvin Frederick Siewert, 82; Winfred L. “Wink” Simpson Sr., 51; Secelia Warfield Black McCoy, 68; Charles Allen “Buddy” Morehead, 52.
15 years ago, 1997
Top athletes competing for the Rannie Doyle Scholarship were Adam Fowler, Jonathan Webb, Sally Pollett and Meagen Nicholson....As a freshman at the University of Louisville, Sacred Heart Academy graduate Amy Jo Huber ran her way to a track scholarship. For four years, Huber, 40, mother of a 6-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son, had run AAPER Alcohol and Chemical Company. The company, which was started by her parents, Gene and Jean Hoffmann, was named after the first initials of Huber and her siblings -- Ann, Amy Jo, Paul, Even and Ross....Kerri Richardson was named the national champion in debate during the National Novice Competition held in Lincoln, Neb....Sally Meves and Mary Anne Trombetti expanded Green Knees in Simpsonville, specializing in "plants, herbs, anything that has to do with the garden and nature," Meves said....Angela Cook, head of the business department at Shelby County Technical School, was named head coach of the girls' golf team at Shelby County High School....Jeff Ellis was named the managing partner at Shelbyville Monument Company next to Grove Hill Cemetery....Births: Amber Marie Spaulding, James Lee Jacobs Jr., Kaitlyn Taylor Allen, Jayne Allison Tilden, Paula Maria Sandoval Calderon, Matthew James Ross, Bailey Elizabeth Ward, Cody Austin Craig, Destiny Lynn Palmer....Deaths: Walter B. Crouch, 73; Hildreth Dennington Daniel, 93; Cathleen McClure Hopkins, 76; Iven Shelby Luthy Jr., 63; Ina Mae Stucker, 79; Paul Thomas "P.T." Perry, 70; Frances M. Riner, 79; Elizabeth Burns Tingle, 88; Howard T. Wares, 81.
25 years ago, 1987
Everyone had their dinner rudely interrupted at the Waddy Union-76 Truck Stop when a crash echoed through the building, which houses a restaurant, gift shop, showers and game room. A 1984 Peterbuilt 18-wheeler had rolled from its parking space on the south side of the building into the right corner of the truck stop. It sustained minor damage, and no one was injured....The furniture, china and an old radio had a thin layer of snow on them, but the weather couldn't cover up the uniqueness of the items which were ready to go to the auction block of the Christine Hansbrough estate....The Shelby County Education Foundation applied for a $12,000 grant from the state Department of Education....Students from the People's Republic of China, Taiwan and Lebanon were guests of families who attend Olive Branch Methodist Church....Ernestine Jennings, a Shelby County High School teacher, was selected to participate in "Great American Poets in Prose," a summer seminar for teachers at Eastern Kentucky University....Sam Kovach of Boy Scout Troop 164 received his Eagle Scout award....The Shelby County Vocational School's opening/closing team made a strong debut in the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America contest when they swept first place honors in the regional competition....The West Middle School Beta Club members were sold on the auction block to raise money for projects....Christopher Wise, Jennifer Hager, Jody Fegenbush, Tanya Slucher and Jamie Duncan were winners of the Young author contest....Rev. Edward Cayce started in 1938 with his first pastorate in Williamsburg. After several churches, he came to Shelbyville First Christian Church in May 1951 and served 25 years before retiring....Former basketball pro Charles Hurt made a new play in his career. The Shelby County standout, who played for the University of Kentucky and Japanese pro team, began work for the state attorney general's office as a volunteer services coordinator....First-place winner of the Cub Scout Pack 270 Pinewood Derby was 8-year-old Isaac Hughes....Phillip Curtis and Joey Chanda are finalist in the annual "Mathcounts" competition....Winners of the "fashion of the 50s" contest at Henry Clay were Michael Edington, Jamie Glass, Jim Curtsinger, Ricky Simpson, Todd Burchfield, Robin Tincher, Maree Whittaker, Sara Mitchum, Charles Masters and Darrell Perry....Births: Allison Kay Kosnik, Brandon Trent Richardson, Tate Francesca White, Keith Anthony White Jr. and Andrea Faye Sienicki....Deaths: Ada Wells Lewis, 66; Wallace E. Barrickman, 86; Vivian Russell Black, 60; James E. White, 76; Sallie Long Weiler, 84; Linda Hardin Likes, 37; Edna Myrtle Brown Ramsey, 78; Singleton Brooks, 85;
40 years ago, 1972
Shelbyville Mayor Wyman B. Porter spoke to local citizens at a meeting of the Neighborhood Redeveloping Program....Lowell Ashby, former Shelby County High School student, became a key reserve for the Morehead State University basketball team, which won a share of the Ohio Valley Conference championship....Pamela Phillips, freshman at Cumberland College, was chosen as Miss Cumberland College, 1972. She is originally from Shelbyville and will represent Cumberland in the Miss Kentucky Pageant....Alan Butler won the Shelbyville Cub Scouts' Pinewood Derby, and received his first-place trophy from Dr. Harold Peyton, Cub Master....Colonel Harland Sanders became the first life member of the Commander Robert Kemper Memorial Council of the Navy League in Shelbyville....Coach Evan Settle retired after 28 years of service to the Shelbyville Red Devils....County Judge Paul Ratcliffe was honored when he was named Colonel Aide De Camp on William O. Newman's staff of Public Safety of which Newman is commissioner....Joey Burks was named a candidate for the Sullivan Medallion at the University of Kentucky....James Hite Hays joined his father, William H. Hays Sr. and his brother, William H. Hays Jr., in private law practice and will have his office on the ground floor of the courthouse along with his father and brother....Patricia Sue Bolin was killed on U.S. 60, four miles east of Shelbyville, when, according to reports, she ran into the path of a car. The 14-year-old Shelbyville High School freshman died of head and internal injuries....James Albert Stone fell into the creek near the old Shelbyville Waterworks dam at Clear Creek and drowned....Other deaths: Elizabeth Gay Guthrie,59; Ethel Hall Gill, 68; Virginia Banta Roberts, 67; William Loyd Whitcomb, 79; Georgia Shipman Brown, 81; Mrs. Scottie Hayden Moore, 89; Ralph C. Hanna, 56; Clara A. Fawkes Cleveland, 77; Jessie Stratton; Sherilyn J. Nutter, 2-year-old great-niece of Deputy Sheriff Sam Woods; Dr. Cecil VanMeter Crabb, 82; Wilford Eugene Matthews, 48; Mary Frances Rodgers Gardner, 70.
55 years ago, 1957
Henry Clay School carried off first- and second-place honors in the Shelby County Spelling Bee. Wanda Bohannon, eighth-grade, was champion speller after spelling "possession" correctly; and Kenneth Cays, seventh-grade, was runner-up.....High water hits Shelbyville equal to the '37 flood. The "island" of Shelbyville was "surrounded by water," and Clear Creek was never higher. Approaching town from Frankfort, Home Outfitting Furniture Store, beyond the bridge was flooded. The city was cut off on all sides for several hours because of the high waters....Ann Kincaid of the Bagdad 4-H Club won in the Specialty Acts during the talent show. A girl's Choral Group composed of Nettie K. Hance, Jane Arnold, Sarah Johnson, Wanzine Samples, Charlotte Hardin, Judy Skelton, Wanda Moore and Mary Pool, were selected as the best of the group acts....Alex B. Veech, Finchville, was recognized as Man of the Year in Kentucky Agriculture....Ray P. Weller was elected president of the newly-formed Shelby County Industrial and Development Foundation. John Perkins was vice president; Albert Moffett Jr. was secretary; and William Scearce was treasurer....Birth: Theodore Bright Bates Jr....Serving our country: Rex L. Wright, seaman, USN, participated in the largest amphibious operation to be held in the Far East since World War II....Deaths: Garvel Scott Rodgers, 39; Bernard J. (Bunce) O'Leary; Mrs. John G. Carroll; James Mitchell, 59; Edward A. Miller, 63; Charles E. Hulker, 87; Edward Riley Leathers, 71; Charles W. Mayfield, 65; Vesta Burk Cook, 63; Mrs. Erle Chenault Galbraith; Mary Day Bailey Logan.
60 years ago, 1952
The Ira Newton farm of 120 acres on Webb Road was sold to R.W. Guffey Wayne Co....Harold Y. Saunders was elected chairman of the 1952 Tobacco Festival....John Daniel won superior with his cornet solo at the Regional Music Festival at Eastern High School at Middletown....Deaths: Naomi Pearl Cook, 59; George S. Smith, 74; Annie Mary Smitha, 60.
70 years ago, 1942
A 26-year-old man was sentenced to six months in jail in Police Court before Judge Bernard Davis for stealing a tire....Twin Holstein heifers were born on the farm of Henderson Brothers on the Finchville Road. Ha Ha Segis of Minnowbrook and He He Segis of Minnowbrook were born on Valentine's Day. The proud mother was Opa Segis of Minnowbrook....A very bold and robbery occurred when thieves almost carried the Lincoln Department Store away and took goods to the value of approximately $2,000. This was the first robbery around in a number of months and came as quite a shock after the town lulled into a false security....Births: Carolyn Sue Cleveland, Lowell Douglas Hughes...Deaths: Thomas Hector Hardesty, 73; James Abner Brown, 75; James Wallace Clark, 61; John W. Pruett, 82; Sidney Greenup Radcliff.
80 years ago, 1932
Sol Hopkins bought back for $70 an acre a farm on Finchville Pike, which he sold in 1918 for $300 an acre....197 orders of food and 71 for coal were filled during March by the Associated Charities. The organization reported its funds were running very low....Two Chicago men, C.R. Hill and E.B. Ross, purchased the Hotel Armstrong from B.C. Linville....Deaths: Jas. Stratton, L.G. Ashford.
85 years ago, 1927
The burley tobacco Growers Cooperative Association sold 282,030 pounds of pooled tobacco at the Farmers House at an average of $10.91. Prices ranged from $32 to $34 per hundred....Mrs. Ezra Pulliam, 61, died at the home of her son, Lester Lee, in the Mulberry neighborhood....The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Murphy died at their home near Mount Eden....William F. Deiss, 65, native of Shelbyville, passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital in Louisville....John Allen Snook, a former resident of Shelby County was killed in an automobile accident in Chicago, Ill....Lewis Thomas Dick Prillaman, 52, died at his home after a long illness.
90 years ago, 1922
Work was progressing on a sidewalk from Old Mason’s Home to the east limits of Shelbyville....Bernard B. Bailey opened a law office in Louisville....Deaths: R.B. Evans, John C. Risk, William M. Robinson, Alice Neal Scearce, James S. Brown, Richard J. Corley.
95 years ago, 1917
Billy Hall, well-known citizen of Cropper neighborhood, died after a week's illness of heart trouble....Robert L. Willis, 81, died at his home in Louisville.