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10 years ago, 2004
Austin Lee Redmonwas named the 52nd Eagle Scout of Boy Scout Troop 270, sponsored by Shelby Christian Church…. Cornerstone Christian Academy’s building was less than a year old and scaffolding was up and workers were laying stone. The school embarked on Phase II of its building project, a six-classroom addition to the east side of the school. Last year the school had about 230 students and principal Matt Maxwell expected an enrollment of about 260 this year… Belinda Nichols was named market president of Commonwealth Bank and Trust Company’s Shelby County Market. Michael R. Feldman was named assistant vice president in the Commercial Banking Group…. Summit Storage Center, owned by Jim Dobson and Greg Wood opened at 799 Summit Drive in Shelbyville…. Births: Alexander Dean Clements, Rachel Esmeralda Mandez, Courtney Elizabeth O’Connell, Jackson Andrew Rice, Brenton Elijah Thompson, Kaylee Mechelle White, Emily Dawn Masters…. I’m one: Katelyn Grace Phelps, Miriam Eleanor Sheldon, Brooklyn Kierra Williams…. Deaths: Roberta Faye Burden, 55; Rev. Bettie Jim Rich Coleman, 71; Rev. Gertrude Crumes Coleman, 88; Kyle Matthew Houchin, 21; Dallas Hughes, 85; James Gilbert Cook Sr., 84.
15 years ago, 1999
Guthrie Jesse Jr. and Millard Jesse, both of Waddy, were among the original 35 men who chartered Waddy Ruritan in 1955 and still actively involved. They both have more than 40 years of perfect attendance with the club.... Retired Circuit Judge Harold Y. Saunders, a World War II veteran, was presented the Distinguished Service Award, the highest honor that can be bestowed by the American Legion on a living veteran.... Lesia Hardin was named the new driver for the Library Bookmobile. The first and longest-serving driver was Helen Lawson of Waddy, driving the library on wheels from 1955 to 1978.... Following state regulations the Simpsonville Sewer planning board was going ahead with its plans to expand the city's sewer service area.... Anne Christus Hays, graduate of the University of Kentucky, received a bachelor of business administration, graduating cum laude with departmental honors in marketing.... Lora Martin's poetry was recognized by the National Library of Poetry and was to be published.... Hilda Kidd, deputy clerk and bookkeeper in Shelby District Court, retired with more than 29 years of public service.... Betty Baird Kregor was elected to the Board of Directors of Shelby County Trust Bank.... Angie Doyle was named an assistant principal in Henry County.... Births: Braden James Skinner, Hailey Adereka Campbell, Macy Nicole McGehee, Katie Delaney Coulter, Trey Daniel Hudson, Andrew Paul Mulloy, Matthew Jacob Jamison.... I'm one: Jenna Kay Danielle Brewer, T.J. Newton, Damien Storm Weichert.... Deaths: Ken Murphy,60; Elizabeth Yates Garmon, 89; Eloise Mackey, 74; J.H. "Jay" Martin, 81; Brion Lee McCardwell, 41; Phillip R. "Phil" Stivers, 54; Allan R. Jordan, 42; Joda E. Bailey, 78; John B. Case Sr.; Bobby Gene “Red Fox” Clark, 63; Doris Jean Catlett Hughes, 60; June Richardson Jamison, 87; Doris Whitworth McCain, 63; Bennie Skinner, 89.
25 years ago, 1989
Susie Wileywas on a roll. After winning the Henry County Country Club ladies' championship two weeks earlier, she took the top prize in her flight at Frankfort's Juniper Hills Country Club ladies' golf championship.... Eric Broughton received his third Gold Cup for piano solo from the Chaminade Club of West Virginia, the first time a student in the state was awarded.... Alison Loving Moorman received a $2,000 scholarship from the King's Daughters/Fiscal Court. Scholarships were awarded to those students who planned careers in medicine.... Carolyn Hundley-Smith, associated with H.B. Smith Company, Realtors, completed courses to obtain the Graduate-Realtor Institute degree. She and Barry Smith moved to 1004 Main to give their employees more office space. H.B. Smith Company has been in business in Shelbyville since 1974.... Jeffrey Dixon was named the new manager at Wal-Mart at 190 Midland Blvd. Wal-Mart opened a snack bar, and a lawn and garden center.... Harry Bickel, 43, of Louisville was named director of the North Central District Health Department by the Shelby County Board of Health.... Births: Christopher Kyle Williams, Matthew Kyle Marston, Alan Ray Meeks, Katherine Marie Stucker, Jeffrey Douglas Ware, Tiffany Marie Balk.... Serving our country: Army National Guard Lt. Col. Robert C. Moore graduated from the Naval War College, Newport, R.I.... Deaths: Laverne Smith Pearce, 95; Mary Evelyn Shuck Sturgill, 73; Josie M. Follettie, 28; Freida Wood, 77; Leroy Jones Sr., 61; Jessie Lee Holmes Burk, 79; Merritt Robinson, 71; Joseph Robert Donovan, 85; Henrietta Barnes Saunders, 59; Wyatt G. Minch, 69.
40 years ago, 1974
Susan Lancaster(center) was crowned Little Miss at the Shelby County Fair. Diane Shehan (left) was second runner-up and Vanessa Burk was first runner-up.... Babies, babies and more babies crammed in the exhibition building at the fairgrounds to see who would go home with the prizes. Winners in the “girl under one” class was Melissa Ann Chesher, third; Christina L. Hundley, second; and Jessica Lee Bemiss, first. Tots under two winners were Andrea Sullivan, third; Kate Bemiss, second; and Felicia Allen, first.... Mrs. Donald Atha of Tower Heights was the lucky winner of the Plymouth Duster given away at the Shelby County Fair.... A proposed strike was called by the Communications Workers of American, which represents 500,000 Bell employees across the nation. The phone strike affected 60 local workers.... Mike Tipton, representing Shelby County Trust Bank, presented a check to Roy Catlett of the Shelby County A&M Association to help pay for the new building which replaced the old Floral Hall.... Grand champions in the 4-H cattle show were Wesly Joe Sanford, Holstein; Karen Nation, Ayrshire; David Miles, Guernsey; and Janett Graff, Jersey.... Deaths: Jesse Thomas Crask, 26; Edwin Stewart, 54; Henry David Cox, 91; Hubert R. Breeden, 64; Cecil Samuel Foster, 67.
55 years ago, 1959
Circuit Court, Madisonville, Tenn. handed out $92,500 in judgments to relatives of five Shelbyville people killed in a traffic accident.... The price of 1959-crop wheat in Shelby County was supported at the basic rate of $1.93 a bushel.... Mrs. Ray Hutchinson was the sweepstakes winner on a single spike – King David – at the Homemakers Gladioli Show. Mrs. Lennie Shaw was sweepstakes winner of the mantel arrangement at the show.... Mrs. W.A. Black was the runner-up with her glad spike in the Simpsonville Senior Homemakers show. Mrs. C. Earl Smith was the sweepstakes winner.... Mrs. W.E. Gill was runner-up for the best single spike – Gorgeous Deb – at the Gladioli Show held at the R.E.A. building.... Gilbert Ellis, native of Shelbyville, was promoted to operations manager for Ashland Oil and Refining Co., Ashland.... Dr. W.B. Porter, Shelbyville optometrist, was appointed by Gov. A.B. Chandler to serve on the state Board of Examiners in Optometry, for a four-year term....
Birth: Richard Hite…. Serving our country: Jackie Redding, AA US Navy, was aboard the Aircraft Carrier Essex in port at Jacksonville, Fla. and planned to set sail for a seven month tour of the Mediterranean.... Roy William Newton, 47, former resident of Shelby County, died of injuries received when a tractor-trailer truck he was driving ran off the road into a cliff on a mountainside near Greeneville, Tenn.... Other deaths: Jess Snowden LaMaster, 66, former district supervisor with the State Highway Department for 24 years; Wesley Burk, 64, employed by Lerman Brothers for many years prior to his retirement in January; Miller Ray Smith, 60, farmer of the Todd’s Point neighborhood; Gertrude Tindall Neal, 74, widow of J.J. Neal; Virginia Frances Jesse, 71, widow of Lannis Jesse; infant daughter of John and Nina Mayfield Kalmey; Effie A. Long; Mary Jessee McGowan.
60 years ago, 1954
George L. Willis III, who returned to Shelbyville after serving in the United States Air Force Office of Special Investigation in Washington, D.C., opened his law office in association with Harold Y. Saunders, office in the Citizens Bank Building.... Mildred Geiger, 16, was crowned queen of the annual National Orchard Grass Festival at Crestwood. Other contestants were Mary Jo Wakefield, Pat Walters, Martha Layne Hall and Sally Bond Roach.... Jerry Butler and Theresa Nethery were crowned king and queen of the 1954 Shelby County Fair.... Saturday's crowd topped 8,000, the largest in the history of the Shelby County Fair. The champion babies of the fair were Deborah Lynn McClain and John McCarty Jr.... George Blevins was the new manager of Goodyear Service Store in Shelbyville.... Connie Black was winner of two 4-H championships at the Shelby County Fair, Room Improvement and Clothing.... Carter Black won highest honors in the FFA Dairy Cattle Show at the Shelby County Fair.... Used farm equipment specials: McCormick No. 2 Ensilage (corn) Harvester, and John Deere Blower with 50-feet outside pipe, $675; International 22-36 Tractor, on steel, $250; John Deere Model 4 (40 HP) tractor, on rubber, $550.... Birth: Mary Lawrence Bittinger.... Serving our country: Second Lt. Richard J. Roberts was serving in Korea with the 7th Infantry Division.... Deaths: William Harrison Taylor, 4-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Taylor; Emmett Mitchell Mills, 29; J.A. “Lon” King, 71; George F. Duncan, 79; James Perry Hellard, 14-year-old son of A.B. Hellard; Samuel Gross O'Nan, 75; William Early, 87; Mary Robertson Martin, 78, wife of Shelby W. Martin; Minnie Hauser, 78, mother of Mrs. L.B. Sternberg; Lou Montchim MaMahon, wife of Charles McMahon; Allie Elizabeth Woodward, 69, wife of John Woodward; Susie Johnson Bugg, 65, mother of John W. Bugg.
70 years ago, 1944
Lt. Col. Adriel N. Williams was promoted to a full Colonel in the U.S. Army.... An old and established firm of Shelbyville changed hands when Charles L. Bradbury became the owner of the Smith-McKenney Drug Co.... James Guthrie Goodman, 68, one of Shelbyville's oldest businessmen passed away at King's Daughters Hospital.... Corp. Samuel Collins was reported killed in action in France on July 28.
80 years ago, 1934
Birth: Joyce Ann Griffith... Deaths: Nancy Snider Watts, widow of John Watts; Jemima Lea Whitman, 70, widow of Sylvester Whitman.
85 years ago, 1929
Caroline Oldham and Elizabeth Gfroerer were awarded the Clara Martin Poynter scholarship of Science Hill School for the school year of 1929-30.... Luke B. Hansbrough sold 22 dairy cows at auction at an average of $107 per head. The highest priced animal brought $182.... Deaths: Lillian D. Roberts, Arch W. Glass, Magistrate James P. Hulette, Horace Plummer Rives, Sarah Elizabeth Boswell.
90 years ago, 1924
The first letter received in Shelbyville by airmail was addressed to Nancye Robertson of the local post office force. It came from San Francisco to Chicago by airplane and from that city here by train.... Katharine Reeves was to have charge of the Primary department at Science Hill next term…. Homecoming was held at Olive Branch Methodist Church, erected in 1860…. Birth: Rena Nancy Caldwell…. Deaths: Wirt Barriger; Margaret Geisberg.
95 years ago, 1919
Coots Bros. and Gill reported the sale of the C.L. and W.R. Tucker farm of 186 acres on the Shelbyville-Smithfield Pike to J.T. McGinnis for $45,000.... Deaths: William Alexander Smith, 62; Mrs. W. Tandy Chenault, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Clark; Julia Cooper Smith; Laura Clore; Robert Wickham; Margaret Cochran; Ida Blanche Glass.