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10 years ago, 2000
Shelby County received $990,301 to spend on agricultural development as its share of the Phase I Tobacco Settlement money....Kerri Richardson was crowned the Kentucky Derby Festival Queen. The 22-year-old was the first Shelby County woman to be crowned queen since 1959, when Martha Layne Collins, the Shelby County native who went on to become Kentucky's first governor, won the title....State Representative Gary Tapp was named the "Taxpayers' Best Friend" by the Kentucky Taxpayers United (KTU) for his commitment to making state government more accountable to taxpayers...."Flood me once, shame on you, flood me twice, and I'm outta here" was the expression stated by Brent Smith after a 10-inch rain in 1997 and two and half feet of water in February. He closed Snow Hill Meatery and started operation of Snow Hill Smokehouse and Catering in the same location....Dairy Mart West on U.S. 60 was sold and became Tobacco Road convenience store....Pat Hargadon, Shelby County Farm Bureau agent, was named Agent of the Year for the insurer's District Three....Births: Denis Antonio Brown, Lindsey Marie Payne, Lainey Isabelle Armistead, Ashley Nichole Nolan, Emmanuel Ka'Sean White, Chase Montgomery Wyble, Joshua Scott Broughton Jr., Brittany Ann Gibson....I'm one: Benjamin White....Deaths: Janette Adams, 69; James Baker, 61; Jane Garrett Bowling, 66; Robert Hays Chasteen, 69; Linda Rhea Nelson Proctor, 57; Margie Bowles Shouse, 90; Christine Raisor Jamison, 92; Bruce W. Schott, 47; Bettye Sue Dotson Hilbert Redmon, 60; Mary Belle Gaines, 77; Jeanie Kemper Woodward, 63; Gary Dean Shuck, 45.
15 years ago, 1995
Students and teachers from the Cropper school took a canoe trip down Clear Creek, paddling from Lake Shelby to Jail Hill, looking at and photographing illegal dumping sites. The students worked with Kathy Ranard, coordinator for Shelby Clean Community Program, to learn about pollution and help clean it up. Some of the paddlers, including Grant Hays, got a little damp attempting to maneuver through the county's main waterway....Kacey Thompson was selected as drum major for the Shelby County High Marching Rockets for 1995-96....Josh Buffolino set a Shelby County High School record in winning the 800-meter run and anchored the Rockets' first-place 3,200-meter relay team in the Shelby County Invitational track and field meet....Rob Matthews won the state level, the southeast region and second place for second-graders in the nation in the Junior American Citizens Essay contest on "Waterways and their Impact on America"....Vickie Hodge was selected to attend the Washington Journalism Conference to be held in Washington, D.C.....I'm one: Wesley Austin Wood....Deaths: Carroll Shelby Terhune, 78; Forrest Payton, 52; Wade W. McCoy, 85; Joseph William "Bill" Turner Sr., 63; William Cecil Corn, 85; Robert Harris, 57; Mrs. M.J. Payne, 79; William B. Decker Sr., 71; Odis Vester Maddox, 84; Mary Frances Landers Tibke, 75; Gilbert Harrison Parrett, 68.
25 years ago, 1985
Jim and Ed Fegenbush had been partners, of a sort, since they were children growing up in Louisville. In 1972 the two brothers created a business partnership when they bought some acreage in Shelby County to farm on Rockbridge Road. That partnership came to an end as the brothers sold the farms and had an auction set for the livestock and farm machinery....Laura Boren, the Shelby County toddler who underwent a bone marrow transplant in 1983, will start having blood transfusions every 10 days, rather than a once a month. A recent diagnosis was that perhaps a lesser amount of blood might increase her immunities....The old Shelbyville Post Office at the corner of Seventh and Main was purchased last April for $72,800 by First Presbyterian Church and its outreach committee announced plans to open the Apple Tree Learning Center in June....Robert Doyle had been farming in Shelby County all his life - except for 25 years when he was in the engineering business. He was recognized for his farming efforts in the field and conservation with the Shelby County Conservation District Master Conservationist award. County poster and essay winners were Heather Tharp, Trent Rogers, Karen McPherson, Lisa Stivers, Cynthia Roberts and Michael Ellis....Ground was broken for a new business on KY 55 South, adjacent to Arby's. Owners of the 1.3 acre-property were Lesley and Mary Ellen Beagle of Shelbyville said an official name for the business hadn't been finalized but that it would feature groceries, concessions, gasoline and novelty gifts....Terry Raisor has been promoted to assistant vice president of Eagle Processing, based in Louisville....Claudia Crawford assumes her duties as president of the Shelby County Women's Club....Births: John Thomas Breidert, Rachel Marie Tamer, Ryan Thurman Wilson, Kasey Lynn Whisman, Mallory Nichole Shields....Deaths: Hugh W. Bartlett, 70; Charles W. Kimmell, 65; Mary E. Simpson Richardson, 88; G.D. Hundley, 92; Robert Chilton, 96; Estill Forest Carpenter, 89; Louis Carroll Smith; Mrs. J.T. Harrod, 80; Helen Sleadd Arvin, 82; Jasper "Eutcie" Roberts, 70; Paul Wesley Colvin, 73.
40 years ago, 1970
Vickie Jennings was chosen as the representative from Shelbyville High School to the All Girl's State convention. She will attend the convention at Transylvania University this summer....David Newton, Lee Nor Mack and Everett Leslie Bailey were appointed by County Judge Paul Ratcliffe to serve on the City-County Dump Committee....A house trailer owned by Paul Heightchew was destroyed on the Smithfield Road when strong winds roared through Shelby County....Neil S. Hackworth, senior at Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, was honored at the awards banquet by the Kenyon College Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps....The Shelbyville Red Devils continued their trail of victory as they pushed their baseball record to 8-0 and CKC record to 5-0....Track season got under way at the Shelby County High School with the Rockets beating KMI....Birth: Beth Ellen Flannery....Deaths: Bailey Calbert Dunavan; Willia Rutledge Connor, 74; Evie Steen Moss, 84; Frances Miles McMenama, 85; Emzy Vest, 87; Margaret Moss Cooper, 71; Andrew Jackson Watts, 77; Daniel Brown, 21-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack L. Brown.
55 years ago, 1955
The Citizens Bank of Waddy became a branch bank of the Shelby County Trust and Banking Company of Shelbyville....Don Hartman was elected president of the newly organized Shelbyville Junior Chamber of Commerce. Other officers were George Willis III, first vice president; Bob Pearce, second vice president; Ken Easley, secretary; Ernest Carpenter, treasurer....The post office at Christiansburg closed....Sarah Payne, a student at the University of Kentucky, was honored at the Stars in the Night Program for outstanding scholarship, leadership, character and school service....Mrs. Robert B. Wilson was awarded the Homemaker of the Month honor....County Judge Ralph Mitchell appointed as Shelby County Chairman of Judge Bert Combs' gubernatorial campaign.... Winners in an essay contest sponsored by the Kentucky Bankers Association are Linda McBride, sixth grade; Mary Lou Smith, seventh grade; Ann Cottongim, eighth grade; and Don Florence, ninth grade.... Thieves who broke into Carpenter's Grocery on College St. fled with ingredients for an over-sized picnic consisting of three hams, two bologna rolls, several pounds of luncheon meats, a quantity of cheese, candy, several loaves of bread and 20 cartons of cigarettes....Births: Helen Buckner, Greig Dolvin Lewis, Joseph Scott Wheeler, Jule Crume....Serving our country: Melwood Nutgrass, Yeoman 1st Class spent a 20-day leave with his parents before he was being stationed in Alaska....Deaths: Lee Curtis Townsend, 67; Hilton P. Hall; Mary Malone Pettibone; Lucille Carpenter Hamilton; George Clark.
60 years ago, 1950
John M. Trumbo, Finchville, sold a registered Holstein-Friesian bull to C.S. Patterson, Nicholasville....Rev. L.F. Moody was one of a select group of about 75 Methodist ministers from various sections of the nation and the only one from Kentucky attending a seminar in Washington D.C. "21st Century Living" was the theme of the conference....Ryburn Weakley was chosen to represent the College of Agriculture on the executive alumni board. He was retiring vice president of the Alpha Gamma Rho, social fraternity....Helen Shelton, graduate of the Shelbyville High School and a student at Murray State College, was awarded a $100 scholarship for outstanding collegiate work by the Delta Kappa Gammas....Winners in the various fields of a 4-H Club judging school were Betty Sue Cook, canning; Shirley Wise, foods; Margaret Ann Cook, room improvement; and Shirley Snider, Thelma Yount and Doris Rutledge tied in their scoring for first place in clothing judging....Burglars attempted to break into a wall safe at Shelbyville Laundry. The handle and combination were broken off, but nothing was reported missing....A barn and all its contents were destroyed by fire on the farm of Jesse McClain near Shelbyville....Kikuo Matsukawa, Hawaiian born Japanese, was a guest speaker in the Salem Baptist Church during Youth Week....A citation of merit for 1950 was received by Centenary Methodist Church from the University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture and Home Economics Extension Division....L&N Railroad celebrated its 100th anniversary of railroading in the south. Shelbyville got its first taste of the "Iron Horse" when the Shelby Railroad completed its first trip from Anchorage, where it made intersection with the old Louisville, Cincinnati and Lexington Railway to Shelbyville. The tracks constructed at that time were only 18.58 miles long....Birth: Lee Wilson Duvall II....Deaths: Nixon Marmaduke Powers, 54, tobacco buyer for P. Lorillard and Company died at his apartment in the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Ray....Other deaths: J. Rendon Self, 76; Price Nuttall, 69; Richard Thompson Wilson, 72; Shirley Louise Stivers, 6-year-old daughter of Deward Stivers; Lydia Ruth Rebel, 71.
70 years ago, 1940
The two-story residence at 924 Bland Ave., owned by Mrs. Boone Colvin and occupied by the families of J.L. Sheetz and Myrtle Watts, was badly damaged by a glaze that required about one hour's work to extinguish....Mr. and Mrs. Field E. Ballard had their seventh grandchild. Judy Ballard, born to Mr. and Mrs. William A. Scearce, was the first granddaughter, competing with six grandsons previously born to Scearce and her two sisters....J.E. Golden, agriculture teacher, was chosen principal at Simpsonville to succeed Sara Lewis. James Price, also a teacher of agricultural subjects, was appointed principal at Cropper to succeed George E. Giles....Mrs. Prentice Marion and two newly-born sons died at King's Daughters' hospital. Her husband had delivered both children, approximately four hours apart, and the older living about 18 hours when Dr. Breashear had arrived at the home in a rough section and about one mile from a passable highway....Other deaths: Sidona Lee, 76, wife of G.T. Lee; Alexander Rodgers, 79; John Henry Taylor, 72; Benjamin Morrow, 79; Mattie Belle Townsend, 28; Mrs. E.L. Brady; George E. VanNatta, 82.
75 years ago, 1935
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Harp received congratulations upon the birth of a son, Charles Henry Harp....Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Arnold announced the birth of a son, Ben Floyd Arnold Jr....Deaths: John T. Yount, 75.
85 years ago, 1925
John Fawkes was elected to succeed councilman S.D. Boulware in the third ward....The Downs-Moore Realty Company sold at auction the R.C. Linville farm, of 54-acres, located 1 mile east of Shelbyville on Midland Trail to the Shelby County Trust and Baking Co., for $140 per acre....John W. Drane, 62, prominent farmer, died at King's Daughters Hospital.
90 years ago, 1920
Mr. and Mrs. James N. Brown received congratulations upon the birth of a son, James Wendell Brown....Deaths: Taxie Shelburne Morris, 47, wife of Dr. W.E. Morris; C.C. Goodrich, 47; Henry Allen Jamison, 77.
95 years ago, 1915
Ralph Garrett, 15-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Garrett, died at the family home near Waddy....Clarence Frederick, 2-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. David Metts, died at the family home south of town....Maude Quire, 6-year-old daughter of William Quire of Bagdad died at the family home....Lucy Thompson, 70, died at her home near Alton.