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10 years ago, 2001
Shelbyville Board of Realtors officers were Kenny Mitchell, president-elect; Jane Sutton, 3-year director; Buster Douglas, president; and Bob Dorgan, vice president. Mitchell received the Realtor of the Year Award.....The Red Cross and local churches found homes for 30 residents of a downtown Shelbyville apartment building at 819 Main St. that was destroyed by fire....Fay LeCompte was hired to serve as the coordinator for the Tobacco Prevention and Cessation District Health Department, covering Spencer, Shelby, Henry and Trimble counties....Mary Williams signed with Oakland City University to play softball....Dr. Richard Millerplaced second in the World Horseshoe tourney....Said Fazlagic, who came to the United States from Bosnia in 1995, a highly regarded soccer play who attracted a great deal of media attention. He knew very little English and decided to learn and help other students. He was Shelby County schools’ new ESL consulting teacher....Marnie Terhunereceived the Wakefield-Scearce Galleries Friend of the Horse Show Perpetual Trophy at the Shelbyville Horse Show....Ashley Hedges accepted membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars at DePauw University....Rev. William E. Holtgraduated from Covington Theological Seminary in Tennessee with a doctor of ministry degree....Births: Charles Andrew Gaddie, Chase Bradford Richardson, Cory Michael Rogers, Zachary Lee Morris, Katie Michelle Grigsby, Dalton Michael Roberts, Alexander Wayne McGaughey, Ashley Jean Stacy....I’m one: Molly Anne Thompson, Carter McIntire....Deaths: Emma Coleman Covington Haley,86; Charles Edward Tindall, 37; Mary Catherine Gaston, 68; Nadine Willard, 51; Orville Searcy, 74; Charlie Sawyers,59; Erma Dippert, 101; Lois Maynard Johnson, 66; Juanita Stone Brown,64; James “Jimmy” Francis, 48; James Aaron Shannon, 21; James Rogers, 57; Esther M. ReFalo, 82; Lucy Smith Bruner Leholm,36; Orville J. Searcy, 74; Laura Ella Marshall, 91; Charles “Dink” Dinkler, 62; John P. Donnelly Jr., 56.
15 years ago, 1996
City officials said they wanted all the cards on the table before deciding whether to support a new industry on 60 acres on Veechdale Road. Shelby County Industrial Foundation’s representatives were seeking a positive letter from the city sewer board should Simpsonville be selected for a $200-million assembly/trim and paint plant....If the outdoor amphitheater proposed for Mount Eden Road is built, residents could expect concerts by such performers as Johnny Mathis, Tony Bennett and Lyle Lovett. Residents spoke out against the amphitheater....Marcia Pinnick sounded like a proud mother when she announced the arrival of the Simpsonville Library at the Simpsonville Community Center....Shelby County horses came home with prizes from the Bluegrass Area Miniature Horse Show at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. They were Todwill's Trigger and Todwill's Run for the Roses, both owned and bred by Glenn Wills of Chestnut Grove....Bob Totten (left) and Matt Flanagan were part of the golf medal-winning 200-meter freestyle relay team at the Bluegrass States Games....The aroma of freshly brewed coffee filled the air at the shops of Science Hill after Billand Anne Matzopened The Coffee Corner in the space once occupied by The Library book store....David Sparrow retired two years ago from Heritage Elementary, where he had been principal. He was named interim principal at Northside Elementary when Mary Wagoner resigned to take a position with central office....Births: Trinity Alexis Harris, Tabitha May Jones, Coy Jackson Romine, Demarcus Tre'Shon Raisor, Jacob Henry Jordan....I'm one: Baxter Scott Moneypenny....Deaths: Margaret L. Smith, 65; William Henry Hughes, 75.
25 years ago, 1986
The Triple S Board of Adjustments and Appeals extended a permit to allow the clean-up of Mobile Industrial Services of Louisville. Robert Goodwin, who had an option to buy CIS of Shelbyville, told the appeals board that the clean-up of three storage sites would be done in six months....Morris Pulliam, a local blacksmith, made knives that could kill a dangerous animal, fend a would-be mugger, hang on a wall or just rest in a pocket. "I put sweat and muscle and build people's dreams," Pulliam said....Kindergarten teachers prepared for a new setup after the Shelby County Board of Education decided to go with the half-day, every-day kindergarten schedule, instead of a full-day, every-other-day regime....Kentucky State Police circulated a description and composite picture of a man wanted in connection with the robbery of the Simpsonville branch of Citizens Union Bank....No arrests were made in connection with marijuana crops found in Shelby County. Kentucky State Police and the Shelby County Sheriff's office worked together in locating and destroying the 11,934 marijuana plants....Gerald Ray Bohannonand Brent Aldridgewere named to Who's Who Among American High School Students for 1985-86....Darwin Foleyreceived a cash award for the outstanding professional paper at the annual meeting of the National Association of Farm Business Analysis Specialists in Manhattan, Kansas....Nancy Davis opened Granny's Antiques, which featured antiques and collectibles, in Finchville on KY 55 South....Birth: Jessica Henson Decker....Deaths: J.W. Milligan, 82; W.B. "Rosey" Masters, 75; Guy Fortner, 82; Sherman Ray Harrison, 66; Martha Pearl Foster Sanders, 84.
40 years ago, 1971
Gary Lawrence was on tour with the American contingent at the summer’s World Boy Scout Jamboree in Japan. The group planned to climb Mount Fuji, with plans to visit Kyoto, which was Japan’s first capital city....Albert Moffett Jr.was named Shelby County Realtor of the year....The Shelby Newsintroduced a new column to readers, “From the Desk of Ladybug.” Duanne Puckett lights on incidents you might have missed about the county or town and writes them up in her own ladybuggish style....E. Carl (Bucky) Hanna, 19, died of electric shock while operating an electric power saw on the family farm on Old Shelbyville Road....Other deaths: Melissa Marlene Simpson, 3-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James F. Simpson.
55 years ago, 1956
The Lancers Club was organized. The aim of the club is to promote safety and goodwill, with fines given by the club to anyone violating the law in any way....The Mason Lodge building located on Fountain Square at Fifth Street and the four adjoining buildings were purchased by Louis Ruben....Serving our country: Specialist Third Class Edward Lee Owenswas stationed in Seoul, Korea with the U.S. Army. He was a telephone operator with the medics....Army Pfc. Pryor A. Jennings Jr., 22, was a member of the 7th Infantry Division in Korea. He was assigned to Company H of the division's 31st Regiment....Deaths: Annie Rose Hedden, 91; Elsie Neel, 47; Leva Wood Craig, 67; Robert Allen, 49; Frank D. Calvin; Harry Collins, 77; Millie Mae DeVary, 80.
60 years ago, 1951
The College of Agriculture and Home Economics, University of Kentucky, announced that John O. Merchant of Bagdad was awarded a $300 scholarship by the Houston Endowment for the coming year....Thieves entered Fred Mathis' Texaco Service Station and Shelby Supply garage on U.S. 60 West. The burglars devoured packaged cakes and soft drinks and carried away a quantity of cigars and cigarettes at the service station. The intruders cluttered up the office after searching desk drawers and pouring the contents on the floor of the garage, but nothing was missing....Herbert Riddle was given a medical discharge from the U.S. Navy and accepted a position with Kaiser-Frazier Plant in Oakland. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Riddle of Shelbyville....John H. Berry Jr., 15, was admitted to the Kentucky Baptist Hospital suffering from critical injuries received when hit by car near his home. He was struck by a hit-and-run driver....The Barnett Real Estate Agency sold at auction the B.A. Logan home on West Main Street and two lots to Mr. and Mrs. John H. Snyder. The home brought $18,900 and the two lots $4,700....Mr. and Mrs. E.H. Searcy sold their home on Plainview Drive to the trustees of the Centenary Methodist Church for use as a parsonage for the Rev. Lloyd C. Moody....Claudette Mossof Simpsonville received the Rotary Trophy for the outstanding 4-H girl exhibitor at the Shelby County Fair, with 21 entries in 4-H, she won 20 blue ribbons and one red....The Best Showman in FFA exhibiting a dairy animal in the FFA contests at the Shelby County Fair was Jack Coots of Simpsonville....Births: Adele McCoy Brown, Joseph Wade Bemiss….Serving our country: The body of Pvt. Madison B. McAtee, 17, who lost his life in action in Korea, was returned to the U.S. He entered the service in May 1950 and was stationed at Fort Knox for some time, then sent to California, from there to Japan and to Korea Jan. 1....Lt. Col. Dallas C. Wade returned from Europe after spending six weeks in England, Italy, Triesta, French Montrocia and Africa. He planned to leave in September for South America to spend two months....Neal Banta, 44, was crushed to death when the large tractor with which he was plowing struck an unseen stump and plunged down an embankment....Other deaths: Thelma Louise Young, 4-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mose Young; James Price, 60; William Bryan Snider, 53; Alice Belle Moore, 75; Gary Cape, infant twin son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Cape; Julia Beckham Mullen, 80.
70 years ago, 1941
Winners in state FFA contest competition were (from left) Charles Ellis,first in impromptu speaking; Herbert LeCompte,second best treasurer’s book; John Barnett,editor, best news letter; Chester Black,best secretary’s book.... Both the L&N and Southern railroads announced intentions of discontinuing their principal passenger service through Shelbyville. The Southern had been serving Shelbyville since the late 1880s and it appeared that an era was nearing an end....Rev. Cecil Lea,pastor of the Graefenburg Baptist Church for three years, accepted a call by the Immanuel Baptist Church in Lexington to become the Promotion Secretary....McCray Jr. rode Midnight streak to victory in the five-gaited championship at the 80th renewal of the Shelby County Fair....Final work and the last lap of grading and draining on new U.S. 60 between Shelbyville and Frankfort were under way....Deaths: Dr. G.F. Bell, 64; William Lafayette Tinnon, 77; Arch Whitehouse, 75; Bettie McGinnis, 88; Robert Green, 30; I.J. Pace; Mrs. J. Beard (Georgie Rice) Wakefield; J.S. Bersot; Joseph S. Downs.
80 years ago, 1931
The Coca-Cola Bottling Works installed a hydro-daco, a machine to purify the water that the company uses for its drinks....L.C. Donahue purchased the interest of his partner, Mr. Roy Smith, in the poolroom and restaurant, located on Main, between Sixth and Seventh....Deaths: Samuel P. McGaughey, 21; David Bell Allen, 67.
85 years ago, 1926
Under a judgment of the Shelby Circuit Court, Master Commissioner, Charles F. Beard sold the entire physical property of the Shelby County Telephone Co. at auction to the Southern Bell Telephone Company for $15,100....The Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce elected the following officers: Paul Schmidt, president; F.E. Ballard, vice president; Richard Randolph, secretary; and W.P. Deiss, treasurer....Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Moore received congratulations upon the birth of a daughter, Jean Asbury Moore....Earl Lindsey Shouse, 20, died at the home of his father, James H. Shouse on Mount Eden Road....Mary Lee Mackey, wife of Guy B. Mackey, died at the family home near Harrisonville....John W. Lawson, 81, Sr., died at the King's Daughters Hospital.
90 years ago, 1921
M. Schwarz was elected president of the Kentucky Elks at their annual convention in Henderson....Ben H. Bryant won the Democratic nomination for jailer....Deaths: Mildred Jane Welhoyte, 84.
95 years ago, 1916
Nearly an inch of rain helped break a long drought....Sen. M.M. Logan won renomination to the U.S. Senate....The Shelby County Trust and Banking Company made a number of improvements on the inside and outside of its building....A.B. Weaver, undertaker, moved his offices from East Main Street to the Miller Building, just west of the post office on main between 7th and 8th streets....Deaths: H. Samuel Samples, Mrs. Elijah O'Nan, James C. Raymond and Justus Moore.