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10 years ago, 2002
Gena Johnson, a former ranger at Clear Creek Park, took over as Shelby County High School’s student resource officer....More Shelby County students than ever showed up for the first day of school. The attendance was 5,186, up from 5,108 last year....Christina Peach, a 2002 Shelby County High School graduate, was awarded the Shelby County Masonic Scholarship for 2002....Sherwin-Williams’ claim to “Cover the Earth” left out Shelby County until now. The company began construction and announced plans to open on Midland Trail between the Wash N Shine car wash and the former Sonic restaurant....Births: Laurel Ann and Kathryn “Katie” Jessica Black, Emma Leigh Hill, Miah Nicole Satterley, Nicklaus Peyton Hammond, Taylor Anne Lewis, Ashley Daniela Osorto Ramales....I’m one: Jason Grant Lear....Deaths: Sandra Vest Smith, 38; Oscar Dan Moore, 74; Cecil Murphy, 82; Matt B. “Smitty” Smith, 79; Nellie Mae Tindle, 69; William Hays Hopkins Sr., 90; Abby Rowan Clarke, stillborn daughter of Lynne and Mandy Clarke.
15 years ago, 1997
Gold winners in the Bluegrass State Games were Del Aukerman, centerfire division; Matt Flanagan, five golds in swimming; Sean Chandler, high jump; Vance Simmons in triple jump; John, Jeremy and Jon Miller in air rifle. Winning silver were Sean Chandler, long jump; Loretta Flanagan, silver in bowling. Bronze went to Debbie Taylor, bowling; and John, Jeremy and Jon Miller in air pistol....A bypass was being planned that would connect KY 55 South to KY 55 North....One thing separates Max from other dogs in Kentucky. The Leonberger, owned by Gisela Padget, was a rare breed of German dog, becoming increasingly popular in the United States....Hannah Ethington, 10, earned five honorable mentions ribbons while modeling and performing in a competition in New York City....In what was considered by local law enforcement officials to be one of the largest cocaine seizures in the county, a Louisville man was found guilty of complicity to traffic in a substance more than 150 grams....Chris Gray, a 1997 graduate of Shelby County High School, was accepted at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md....Joe Piccini was the new president of the Shelbyville Rotary Club. Other officers were Frank Page and Gordon Griffin, vice presidents; Judy Hickman, secretary; Leonard Ballard, treasurer; Joe Jennings, sgt. at arms; Mark Stivers, past president....Births: Delayna Denise Nation, Ashley Lauren Quinn, Sarah Elizabeth Sharp, Alexis Taylor Smith, Ashley Nicole Asay, Tiffany Paige Hardin, Samantha Renee Nethery....Deaths: Harry Thomas "Tommy" Cranmer, 79; Emmitt Hardin, 78; Robert F. Magee, 86; Pauline Gordon Shadwick, 70; Denise Downs Ebersold, 38; Carole Smith Ethington, 55; Hubert B. Monroe, 76; Daisy Satterwhite, 53; Ellen Marie Venhaim O'Neal, 49; Julia Williams, 76.
25 years ago, 1987
Anne Druin and her sister, Abby Leigh, won individual pageant titles. Anne won the title of Miss Kentucky Dream World Grand. Abby Leigh, 23 months old, won the titles of Mini Miss National Sweetheart Queen held in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.; Tiny Miss Olive Hill Homecoming Queen; and the Ewing-Fleming Toddler Girl Contest at the Ewing-Fleming County Fair....East Middle School Counselor Bill Young was president-elect of the Kentucky School Counselors Association....Shelbyville awarded its third low-interest loan to a Shelbyville business. City Council agreed to contribute toward an economic development loan for Carol Payton to expand Brenner's Gallery/Beveled Edge....Melinda Mize was elected state 4-H treasurer during the 4-H meeting week at the University of Kentucky....The enclosed pool was a reality if $35,000 more was raised; $105,000 was raised since July 1. The pool bubble would cost $66,404 annually for maintenance with revenue from pledges, season tickets and private swimming expected to supply that money....Bartley Gilreath, journeyman serviceman at Shelby RECC, retired after 39 years with the company....Dover Baptist Church celebrated its 175th anniversary....Births: Laura Jaclyn Biagi, Mackenzie Leigh Driver....Deaths: Clifford McClain, 65; Bettye Carol Fryman Bradley, 54; John Allen Kays, 37; James Robert Yount; Oscar Thomas Bolin, 71; Betty Carolyn Sharp McGaughey, 42; Isaac "Ike" Kelley, 80.
40 years ago, 1972
Work started on Village Plaza, west of town, and is due to be finished in March of 1973. The shopping center will have approximately 90,000 square feet of store space and close to 600 parking places....Shelby County Trust Banking Company filed an application with state Banking Commissioner Lenvil R. Hall at Frankfort to establish a branch bank at Simpsonville....Linda Diane Rice, 15-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Logan R. Rice, Finchville, acclaimed one of the top 10 winners of the Wally Byam Caravan International Teen Contest held at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center in Louisville....Farryl Stratton, 11-year-old grandson of Mrs. Paul Stratton of Bagdad was bitten by a brown recluse spider. He was treated at Children's Hospital in Louisville and planned on spending most of his summer will be spent in treatment....Serving our country: Granville E. (Bill) Kitchen received a promotion to lieutenant colonel in the Military Police Corps, U.S. Army Reserve....Deaths: Mary Dukes West, 78; Noble Holland Rucker, 52; Earl Jackson Rogers, 33; B.F. Waggoner.
55 years ago, 1957
Rhododendron Farm, owned by Brice and Lucille Brown, took the senior and grand champion class, four blue, two red and one white ribbon at Columbia with 12 head of their Brown Swiss cattle....J.R. Jennings and son Scottye Jennings won first in the roadster class with VelVola at the Germantown Fair and Horse Show. They also won second place and the reserve championship in the roadster class on another night....Two local teams advanced to the finals of the Northern District Croquet Tournament. They were Clayton Baker and “Country” Edington and John Jamison and French Smoot....Lucien Kinsolving moved into the semifinals by defeating Howard Logan, 2-1, in the first round match in Daniel Boone golf tournament before being defeated by a Lexington man....A new feature at the 1957 Shelby County fair was the tractor driving contest. It proved so popular, with 23 participating, that it will become a permanent part of the fair. Jerry Hawkins, Finchville, posted a perfect score in the junior competition....Birth: Karen Sue Bryant....Serving our country: Buford A. Tynes was promoted to Marine first lieutenant....First Lt. James S. Harris, who had been in the service for 2 years, arrived home after spending 16 months in Korea....William C. Shinnick, 63, former editor of the Shelby Record, died in Lawrenceburg after a long illness....Other deaths: Victorine Weakley Bird, 72; Mertie West, 69; Rev. Edward Combs Watts, 75; Charles G. Neel, 48; Lula Rogers White, 66.
60 years ago, 1952
Undulata Farms exhibited the best Saddlebred colt at the fair with Beau's Bourbon Star....Mary Louise Samples of Mount Eden purchased the Shelbyville Baker on 6th Street. It was called Mary's Pastry Shop....Mrs. Clarence Miller participated in the Central Kentucky Championship Golf Tournament at Paris. She qualified in the first flight but was defeated in the first round by Mrs. Elmer Gilt of Lexington....Birth: Robin Rebecca Eggen....Deaths: Emma Webb, 63; Aunt Lou Simpson Shelburne, 85; Shelby Thomas Case, 26.
70 years ago, 1942
The Bagdad Chapter Future Farmers of America were chosen as the outstanding chapter for the second consecutive year in Kentucky....Mrs. George Bowles won first prize in the gladioli sweepstakes class in the Homemakers flower show at the Shelby County Fair. Mrs. Ben Allen Thomas won second and third....The Bagdad Chapter Future Farmers of America were chosen as the outstanding chapter in Kentucky. The chapter has been a contender for honors for four years....Charles (Hobo) Woods, 12-year-old son of Laura Woods, disappeared from home on July 24. He was last seen near Howser's filling station in Highlands....E.S. Cunningham was at the Cincinnati Union Stock Yards with 24 hogs that averaged 200 pounds and brought $15.10....Birth: David Edward Klein....Serving our country: Pvt. Aubrey E. McGinnis with the sixth Surgical Hospital in Fort Knox was given the rank of corporal....Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Weaver received official word that their son, William Thomas, arrived safely somewhere overseas....Deaths: Gene Ashby, 9-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Ashby; Charlie Crume.
80 years ago, 1932
The Douglas Smith farm of 173 acres, located f4 miles southwest of Shelbyville on the Brunerstown Pike, was sold at auction by the Guy Downs Realty Company to Joe McGann for $48 per acre....Austin L. Moore and Company sold, at auction for Taylor Bright, a residence, filling station and garage located in Clayvillage to Charles Perkins of Owenton for $1,335....Birth: Jimmy Roe Brown....Deaths: Kate B. Bodkin, 78; George Frances Willis; infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Murphy; Lula Estes Shipman.
85 years ago, 1927
The Henry Clay School at Clayvillage won second prize for the best five lambs owned by class members in the Smith-Hughes agricultural classes during the fourth annual Fat Lamb Show at the Bourbon Stock Yards in Louisville....Skinner and Martin sold the two-story frame residence on the lot purchased from them by the Gulf Refining Company at auction for $375....Deaths: James Taylor Craveson, 77; Sidney M. Albott.
90 years ago, 1922
E.H. Byers, formerly of Shelby County, resigned his position as City Food and Dairy Inspector....The Chautauqua closed after a successful season. The King's Daughters share in the advance sale of season tickets was $175, in addition to which they received $121.71 from the collection at the Sunday evening service....The Downs-Moore Realty Company made a successful sale of building lots at Hazard. The land averaged $7,500 per acre....The Board of Council in regular session adopted the motor license ordinance for $15 for trucks of one ton and under and $10 for second truck for same owner....W.J. and E.A. Thomas, Cameron Brown & Son, and W.T. Layson shipped a train load of cattle to Philadelphia, Pa. The train was made up of 13 acres, containing 215 head of cattle weighting from 1,200 to 1,400 pounds each. W.J. Thomason bought the cattle for the Philadelphia concern at prices ranging from 8.5 cents to 9 cents per pound.