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10 years ago, 1999
Angie Blossom opened Cherry Blossom located on U.S. 60 in front of Marimba Mexican Restaurant, selling children's clothing....Jeremy Adams was selected to receive the Goodstein Drafting Award from the University of Tennessee College of Architecture....Kerri Richardson, junior at Western Kentucky University, took first place in TV news report and honorable mention in radio news report at the 1999 Kentucky Associated Press awards banquet....Candi Waford opened Gotta Dance Studio on Alpine Drive off KY 55 North....Dean Burk of Dean Burk Auction Company was among an elite group of auctioneers from throughout the United States and Canada who attended the 1999 National Auctioneers Association 50th Anniversary national convention in Grand Rapids, Mich....Births: John Thomas Parks, Dale Jarrett Morgan....I'm one: Alec Desmont Warner Risser, Audrey Joel Alleruzzo, Bryson Hunter Hahn....
Deaths: William Edward Whitehouse, 79; Charles E. Young Sr., 69; Thelma L. Beach, 73; Sarah Elizabeth Waits Douglas, 86; Joseph P. Devine, 84; Thelma B. Beach, 73; Joseph P. Devine, 84; Sarah Elizabeth Waits Douglas, 86; Frances Singleton Kephart, 85; Edward W. "Sonny" Franklin Jr., 66; Hammond Andrew (Blue) Kistner, 76; Hazel "Dolly" Foster Stewart; Charles E. Yount Sr., 69; Hazel "Dolly" Foster Stewart; Mary Baumgartner, 73; Rozena Terrell, 83; Mary Adeline Mitchell, 80; Duane Sudduth, 97.
15 years ago, 1994
Amy Willard competed at the beginners, age 11 and over level, at the Ninth Annual Glasgow Highland Games held at the Barren River Lake State Resort Park. She earned medals in all four of her events....Truman Nethery was the recipient of a pacemaker in the first internal permanent pacemaker procedure to be performed at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville....Stephanie Silverhorn captured the title of Miss Kentucky in the America's National Teen-Ager Scholarship Program with finalists from all 50 states and Puerto Rico competing for a $10,000 college scholarship and other prizes....Dr. Karen Reed was a new obstetrician/gynecologist, joining Dr. Anita Kotheimer in her office....Stephen H. Solomon was elected to Citizens Union Bank's board of directors....Birth: Jessica Lynndale Tucker....
Deaths: Mary B. Moffett, 98; Mary L. Warren, 84; Evart Lee Gibbens, 82.
25 years ago, 1984
The Shelby County Board of Education made the decision to end split classes at Cropper and Henry Clay elementary schools....Bill Land was named "Realtor of the Year" and the "Realtor Associate of the Year" award went to Martha Guthrie....Bruce Galyon returned to the Methodist faith as minister of Graefenburg Methodist Church. His parents set him free to try out different denominations when he turned 12 years of age....Charlotte Stine, 22, was the new manager at Family Dollar store in Governor's Square....Dr. John Morris opened his practice in Dr. Fred Stephenson's office in Midland Center....The Shelby County 11-year-old Major League All-Stars brought home the runner-up trophy from the Silver Creek Invitational Tournament....Ed Duvall was named Shelbyville pledge center chairperson of the Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)....Birth: Michael Duffy Becker....
Deaths: Adelle Buckman Smith, 86; Rosco Webb, 88.
40 years ago, 1969
Sales star of the week was Mary Katherine Stratton, employee of Colonel Sanders Kentucky Inn....Clarence L. Miller was named Agriculture Attache to the American Embassy in Spain....For the second time in three years, the Shelby Sentinel team captured a Little League title. members of the team were Brian Coulter, Mike Beach, Jerry Gribbins, Ricky Robinson, Buddy Harlow, Scott Brewer, Orie Mullins, Mike Clark, Beau Matthews, Fred Ball, Shannon Chenault, Jeff Threlkeld and coach Bill Matthews....Serving our country: U.S. Air Force Sergeant Danny L. Fishback was on duty at Tan Son Nhut AB, Vietnam....
55 years ago, 1954
Joe Callahan, formerly manager of the Goodyear Store, became joined the firm of W.P.B. Oil Company....A 3-year-old Guernsey cows, raised by Jim Cowherd, won the 4-H Guernsey Grand Championship at the Shelby County Fair, Jefferson County Fair and Carroll County fair....Jesse Lacefield, principal of the Finchville School, received his Masters degree in Education Administration from the University of Kentucky at the summer commencement....Bobby Wade was named star camper from Shelby County at the annual Kentucky Future Farmer leadership Training Program held at Hardinsburg....Births: Paul Reid Caudill....Serving our country: Robert D. Kemper was aboard the support aircraft carrier USS Antietam with 365 midshipmen second class from the U.S. Naval Academy....Deaths: Mary Whisman Sloan, 67, wife of Jesse T. Sloan; Margaret E. Fulkerson, 81, wife of Isaac F. Fulkerson; Edward C. McCarty Sr., 77, father of E.C. McCarty Jr.
60 years ago, 1949
Shelby County Fair Baby winners were best girl baby under 1-year-old, Barbara Jean Middleton; best boy, Larry Block; best girl under 2-years-old, Brenda Louise Dunn; best boy, Thomas Daniel Ritter....Reed Yount, a sophomore in engineering, won a place on the distinguished student list at Purdue University, Lafayette, Ind....Ruth Jean Reid was crowned queen of the Shelby County Fair....Births: Sandra Kaye Phillips, Lloyd Douglas Johnson, Lee Frazier Bryant, Douglas Lang Swindler....Deaths: Anna Rogers, 78, sister of Isaac Rogers; Beulah Moore Mayberry, wife of Jesse Mayberry; George M. Wyatt, 82, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Max Rouse Jr.; Edgar H. Mathis, 77, brother of John F. Mathis; David C. Hunter, 69, brother of Mrs. D.M. Lawson; L.A. Howerton, 79, father of Mrs. Gilbert Green and Mrs. Scott McClain; Johnny Dwane Stevens, 3-month-old son of John and Viola Iscon Stevens; Howard Long, 24, brother of Charles Long.
70 years ago, 1939
The Dr. F.L. Lapsley farm on the Harrington Mill Road was sold at public auction to Dr. Virgil E. Simpson for $24,000....Birth: William Stephen Johnston....Deaths: Emma Parrish Vannatta, 87, widow of Seaton Vannatta; Ada Lillian Gordon, 50, mother of Hubert and Ernest Gordon; Ellen Briscoe Melear, 98, mother of John and James Melear; L.G. Davis, 69, husband of Mrs. Rebecca Ashby Davis; William Finley Hammons, 69, died at the home of his son, Claude Hammond; Minnie Webber Long, 77, mother of Paul, S.M. and Charles Long; Raymond Jamison, 38, husband of Cecil Hamilton Jamison.
75 years ago, 1934
Boyd W. Roe reported the sale of a house on Adair Avenue, belonging to Maude Middelton Collins and occupied by Amelia Sleadd to Mrs. Pryor Hower....Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Casey announced the birth of a daughter at King's Daughters Hospital....Lena May Terhune Philips, 43, died at her home near Christiansburg.
85 years ago, 1924
L.B. Hansbrough sold his 90-acre farm in Dark County, Ohio, to Mrs. Daisy G. Mallory for $18,000 take in exchange her farm of 120 acres on the Finchville Pike at $16,000.
95 years ago, 1914
S.K. Riner sold for Ed Barnett a 116 acre farm, seven miles east of Shelbyville to Pryor Beard and John K. Todd at $125 per acre....George R. Best, formerly of Shelby County, died at his home in LaGrange.