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Two Kentucky Department of Highway employees from District 5 (Shelby County) were among the local and state government employee to receive the "Roads Scholar" designation from the Kentucky Transportation Center at the University of Kentucky. They were Carl Henry and Ricky Rice....Winners in The Sentinel-News Santa contest were Elizabeth Sames, drawing; and Chelsea Sutton with her letter to Santa....Brittany Edelson wasn't ashamed to admit that she was "Daddy's little girl." Mike Lewis was his daughter's idol, and like her father, she wanted to devote her life to farming. She was Shelby County's new Extension agent....Births: Kyle Davis Maciel, Angel Marie King, Brian Scott Nethery II, Sarah McKenzie Russell, Meghan Ann Wood....
Deaths: Magdalena "Maggie" Hood, 31; Anna woods Roberts, 77; Shirley Riddell Sanford, 71; Letty Ware Mount, 91.
15 years ago, 1993
Nine organizations that serve Shelby County were recipients of grants from the Moses Ruben Fund. They were Respite Program, Adult Learning Center, Cropper Day Treatment/Alternative School, Red Cross, DARE program, Helping Hand, Clean Community Program, Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks Department, Youth and Family Resource Center Inc....Hospice of Louisville opened its rural outreach office in Shelby County, designed to be a "home base" for members of the Rural County Team and the families they serve....Metro United Way committed $230,000 for the funding of affordable child care during 1994....Chase Wininger, 4, was the winner in The Sentinel-News Santa Art contest; April Danison was the letter winner....Births: Joseph Scott Balbach, Darian Paul Dugle, Steven Edward Lewis, Shane Thomas Neville....
Deaths: Goldie Yates Bohon, 71; Less Earl Richardson, 56; Ruby Arthur Hedges, 87; Harry Woodrow Lefler, 72; George Vearden, 44; Martha Jane Smith, 77; Ruby Tinsley Webber, 95.
25 years ago, 1983
"Oh, the weather outside is frightful..." How many times had that song been sung during the holiday season while sitting nestled near a blazing fire? This week's frigid weather made that opening line a reality for a number of Shelby Countians who experienced heating or automotive problems....Income from sale of burley tobacco in Shelbyville was half what it was at this time last year, but and less than a third of this year's crop was left to sell. The Shelbyville tobacco market sold $22.6 million worth of burley locally, about 13 million pounds....Waddy resident Ralph Burkhead was one of 20 state government employees who was honored for contributing to the state's money-saving ideas program....Superintendent Guthrie "Doc" Sloan packed his belongings, received personal recognition and left his office at Shelby RECC for the last time after 38 years of service....Births: Kristen Dawn Chandler, Christina Noel Peach, Jessico Nicole Shields....
Deaths: Jesse Marshall Sr., 83. 40 years ago, 1968
A "Unique Tree that Gives" was decorated by the personnel of the King's Daughters Hospital medical records and recovery room. Unique was the word used for the tree, for the decorations that adorned it's branches were in the form of food for birds and animals....Mrs. Curtice Martin and Mrs. Robert F. Matthews Sr. joined Mrs. S.H. Davis, formerly of Shelbyville and Undulata, in San Francisco, Calif., to set sail on the U.S. President Wilson for Honolula, Hawaii, Japan and Hong King for 45 days....Birth: Harry M. Long III....
CpL. James E. White and Cpl. William T. White Jr. arrived from Camp Lajeune, N.C., to spend time with their parents after returning from a four-month Mediterranean cruise, landing at parts of Greece, Turkey, Italy, Spain and Malta.
50 years ago, 1958
A spectacular and tragic configuration threatened all the West End of Shelbyville when a large warehouse, six homes and four boxcars were destroyed by fire with a loss estimated at between $150,000 and $160,000....Sales on the Shelbyville tobacco market amounted to 2,920,530 pounds that brought growers $1,902,011.33, in average of $65.13 per hundred....Harvey Lee Duvall of Finchville was selected as the "Outstanding Farmer of Shelby County" by the Shelbyville Jaycees....
William L. Duvall of Finchville was one of nine University of Kentucky air Force ROTC cadets who received ceremonial wings in recognition of their having soloed in their flight instruction program....
Deaths: Mrs. Alice Brown Maddox, wife of J. Herbert Maddox, died suddenly at her home....W.R. Easley, 79, retired merchant died at his home in Harrisonville....Mr. Marshall Stalker, 42, well known by Shelby Countians, passed away at his home in Louisville; Lizzie Graves, 82, wife of Will Graves, died at the home of a daughter, Durella Beachman.
60 years ago, 1948
Masonic Lodge officers elected included Solomon No. 5, William Starks, Master; William Hundley, senior warden; Herbert D. Nave, junior warden; Charles Sherrard, senior deacon; Ray Frazier, junior deacon; William Hays, senior Stewart; Roy Sheetz, junior Stewart; J.W. Milligan, secretary; Della Hamilton, treasurer; and William Jennings, Tyler. New trustees were S.R. Hundley, Amos Porter and Harold Tharpe; finance committee included George Peking, James Casey and Herbert nave....Postmaster Million Fullenwider announced that two star route world be replaced by a Highway Post Office, communities served by the routes to Bloomfield and Louisville.
75 years ago, 1933 take from 35 years ago, 1968 80 years ago, 1928
The High Schools, seven in number, in the North Central District and composed of New Castle, Shelbyville, Anchorage, Kavanaugh, Carrollton, LaGrange and Lawrenceburg, were represented at a district meeting held at the Hotel Armstrong in this city....Charlie Stewart sold his house and lot in Indianapolis to Mr. Pius Roemelle for $1,100....Charles Sauer, 23, of St. Matthews died at King's Daughters Hospital at Frankfort, from injuries she received in a motor accident....Mrs. Ellen Bush Scobee, 61, widow of Joseph Scobee, died at her home in Pleasureville....The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. E.J. White, died at King's Daughters Hospital....Arthur Wallace Bullock, 73, died at King's Daughters Hospital following an emergency operation....Mrs. Elizabeth Clark Bird, 83, widow of Philemon Bird, died at her home east of Shelbyville.
85 years ago, 1923 Take from 45 years ago in 1968 book 90 years ago, 1918 take from 50 year ago 1968;