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10 years ago, 1999
With all the growth and development sweeping the area, Shelby County's economy was going strong, and the unemployment rate was less than 3 percent....WAVE 3 and Papa John's awarded Dane Lawrence a $1,000 scholarship to be used at the college of his choice - University of Kentucky or Western Kentucky University....Chosen to participate in the Governor's Scholar program were Megan Gostola, Meghan Langley, Amy Heilman, Brandie Yount, Michael Biagi, Josh Scearcy and Phil Carlston....Dream Lynn, the little Cropper horse of Glenna and Earl Shuck, won first place as the American Miniature Horse Association 1998 Yearling Filly at the Kentucky State Fair....Dr. Molly Sullivan received the 1999 Leadership Award from the Kentucky Association of School Administrators....Betty Harris marked her 30th year of service at Shelby Manor Health Center...Buster Douglas was named Realtor of the Year....Births: Paul Annible Bradford....We're one: Scott Edward Catlett, Ronald Mason Kuhl....Deaths: Deree Logan Brewster, 72; Gayle Chilton, 85; Rosamond "Roz" Harris, 63; Delcy Mae Reed, 79; Gertrude Smith, 87; Georgia L. Fussell Loving, 87; Paul Joseph Grasberger Jr., 51; Sidney A. Killian, 59; Frank J. Payne, 74; Katherine Jones Ingram, 79; Robert M. Whitworth, 94; Ramona "Mona" Gardner Howser, 84; Mary Blanche Banta Peyton, 88; Catherine L. Thornton, 66; William "Bill" Lowry Wright Sr., 81; Frank J. Payne, 74.
15 years ago, 1994
Matt Flanagan received a large blue ribbon and a $25 gift certificate to Kroger after shoving his face into his plastic plate, cracking it, as he ate his vanilla ice cream to win the eating contest at the State Fair....Jaime Robinson pitched Shelby County High School's Yellow squad to a 6-2 victory over Henry County in the Shelbyville/Shelby County Park and Recreation's Fast-Pitch League Tournament at Clear Creek Park....A groundbreaking was held at the site of Al Moffett's new West Shelby House Apartments on Willow Wood Drive off Zaring Mill Road....David Bohannon joined Provest Insurance Services as vice president, assuming responsibility for insurance sales in PNC Bank branches in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio....Births: Austin Robert Jamison, Ashley Elaine Lancaster....We're one: Samantha Jane Morgan, Kacie Taylor Waford, Megan Leanne Totten....Deaths: Docia Voris Demaree, 85; Laura Mae Sharp, 66; Kathy June Wilson Waltz, 37; Pauline Imel, 81; Carl Dean Jordan, 68.
25 years ago, 1984
Vandals set fire to a wooden bridge and opened two fire hydrants near Simpsonville causing an estimated $500 damage to the bridge and lowered water pressure so much that some people couldn't get anything from their taps....Laurie Stine, 14, was the sweepstakes champion in the breads division at the Kentucky State Fair - an honor her mother took last year. Lee Ann Chanda won two blue in the culinary open class division for her biscuits and corn sticks....Shelby, Bullitt, Oldham and Jefferson counties were offered the opportunity to participate in a $45 million mortgage revenue bond issue to provide funds for home-buyers with Shelby County decided not to participate. "We're not prepared - we've got too much going on," Judge-Executive Bobby Stratton said....Bernice Peters received an award for her valued support to the Kentucky Army National Guard. She was employed with the Department for Human Resources Bureau for Vital Statistics in Frankfort....Lisa Cubert and Bridwell Terhune joined W.A. Smith Realty Company as licensed sales associates....Bradley Snider, 6-year-old son of Ed and Janet Snider, was a graduate and professional model for Alix Adams Agency in Louisville. His mother admitted he was a ham whenever he's in front of a crowd....John Robinson defeated Bland Matthews to take the championship of the Clear Creek Park Youth Coed Tennis League Tournament. Leo Tucker downed Sandy Vincent to take third place....Births: Kimberly Blair Montgomery, Jenny Ann Lewis....Deaths: Edward Keith Phillips, 24; Mary Foree Baxter, 66.
40 years ago, 1969
Vicki Murphy was crowned Miss Ruritan during the organization's first beauty pageant. First runner-up was Phyllis Clark, and second was Linda Casey....Crabtree Stables of Simpsonville carried off 14 classes, including every horsemanship class, at the Kentucky State Fair...."This last big rain may have increased the poundage. But while it helps, the quality still remains to be seen," said Farm Bureau agent James Hays in response to the tobacco outlook being called unpredictable....Sales Star of the Week was Maurice Ruble, employee of A&P Company for 19 years....Serving our country: Lieut. Colonel William T. Conder received the U.S. Air Force Commendation Medal for meritorious service....Pfc. Roger Horn spent a few days with his parents in Finchville after graduating from track school at Fort Sill, Okla. before leaving for Vietnam....Private Helburn Woods Jr. left for Germany for the remainder of his tenure in the U.S. Army after spending a 25-day leave with his parents....Army Specialist Five Robert B. Langley, 22, was assigned to the 1st Signal Brigade in Vietnam as a personnel specialist....Wallace A. Thompson was promoted to sergeant in the U.S. Air Force....Deaths: Bettie Catherine Bowling Newby, 62; Alice Courtney Dempsey, 86; Ethel James Rankin, 75; Maggie Ann Frazier, 81.
55 years ago, 1954
A Shelbyville foursome compared scores after the first nine holes of their qualifying round for the Daniel Boone tourney. Lucien Kinsolving carded a 39, while Linnie Hall, Aulden Edwards and Bill Chenault toured the course in 40's....Pfc. James M. Ratcliffe, 23, was serving in Germany, where he was disbursing specialist with the 2nd Armored Division....Deaths: Hester May Moore Wells, 67, died at Norton Infirmary in Louisville; Margaret V. Proctor Netherton, 74, wife of Frank Netherton, and sister of Mrs. Clinton McClain; Pearl Herndon Gritton, 72, widow of O.L. Gritton and sister of Mrs. H.L. Vawter; Ella Harrington Terhune 86, wife of William G. Terhune; Frank Joseph Bohn, 69, proprietor of the Shelby Ice Cream Plant here since 1916; Edward Henderson Byars, 83, formerly of Simpsonville and retired Lexington real estate broker, died.
60 years ago, 1949
Martin Deim signed a contract with the nationally prominent St. Louis Cardinal baseball organization. He graduated this past year from Shelbyville High School....One of the largest and most enthusiastic 4-H and Future Farmers of America District Dairy Show was held at the fairgrounds with a record number of 423 entries. Edward Kerr showed the grand champion Guernsey and J.L. Coots Jr. won third and Pat Walters fifth in the showmanship class. Winning blue ribbons from Shelby County were Elizabeth Holland, Roy Huffman, Jimmy Cowherd, Jimmy Newton, Lee Tucker, Jimmy Chappell, Joseph Trumbo, Billy Terhune, Marvin Lewis Black, Jack Coots, Edward Kerr, Jack Gowin and Pat Walters....Thomas Daniel Ritter was selected as champion boy baby of the 1949 Shelby County Fair....Births: Gary Lee Hanna, Paul Morgan Adams....Deaths: William L. Hord, 82, husband of Eva Baker Hord; Minnie Lee Merriwether Craigmyle, 69, wife of W.B. Craigmyle; Thad Cheatham Sr., former Spencer County judge and practicing attorney in Louisville; W.T. Roe Jr., 23-year-old nephew of Mrs. F.G. Campbell; Margaret Jane Proctor, 79, mother to Mrs. Eddie Lee Franklin; Annie Barton, 83; John L. Chandler Jr., 32, husband of Sherley Chandler; Rev. Harold Johnson, 38, former pastor of Indian Fork Baptist Church.
70 years ago, 1939
The Shelbyville office of the Southern Bell Telephone & Telegraph Company, managed by A.B. Lyttle, increased its importance in the firm's communication system when its exchanges at Eminence, Campbellsburg and Pleasureville were switched from crank to dial-type telephones. Shelbyville was not due for the dial system until conditions justify....John Masters, basketball coach and teacher of Mount Eden School, tendered his resignation to the county board of education. Hollan Ellis filled the vacancy....It took four hours of bitter and cautious play, 56 games in five sets, for Sergius Leach of Nicholasville to down Jackie (Giant-Killer) Byrd of Shelbyville in the singles championship of the Kentucky Closed Tennis Tournament held at Lexington....Deaths: Christine Goins, 61, native of Franklin County; Paul Thomas, 31, brother of William and Emmett Thomas of Waddy.
75 years ago, 1934
The Guy downs Realty Company sold at auction 10 rental houses to T. Meguiar Beard, Mrs. Frank Logan, Albert Catlett, Lloyd Pollard, W.H. Nelson, Si Warford, W.H. Blythe, Marshall Van Meter and William Hays, with prices ranging from $157 to $440....Mr. and Mrs. George Smither announced the birth of a son, Russell Lee...Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hardesty received congratulations upon the birth of a daughter.....Congratulations were given Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Holland upon the birth of a son....Hon. John Botts, 92-year-old native of Shelby County, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Searcy, in Lawrenceburg; Sterling Franklin Capito Jr., 17-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Sterling Capito, died at Children's Hospital in Louisville.
85 years ago, 1924
The Downs Moore Realty Company sold 150 acres of land near Dry Ridge for $186 per acre....Mary Banner Gulley, wife of Milton Gulley, died at her home near Todds Point....Lille Baker Harrington died in Louisville.
90 years ago, 1919
The Burley Tobacco plants in Shelbyville, consisting of two buildings and about two acres of land, was sold at auction and purchased by the local shareholders for $79,000....Mollie Barriger sold her residence and lot on south 10th Street to James S. Neal for $4,000....Warren Wilcoxson, 85, died at the home of W.L. Bland near Bagdad....Walker D. Duncan died.
95 years ago, 1914
Mr. and Mrs. B.E. Lisle were receiving congratulations upon the birth of a son....Born to Mr. and Mrs. A.C. McMakin was a son....Malgoire Louise Duboury died at the home of his son-in-law, Will S. Kaltenbacher.