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10 years ago, 2003
Members of First Baptist Church surprised George Ann Carpenter for her many years of service to the church….Shelby County High School administrators announced plans to create a freshman academy, which would give the students their own section of the building and a core group of teachers….Shelby Development Corporation sold two historic homes at the corner of Washington and 3rd streets to Gil Haydon, who planned to renovate and restore the structures for likely use as office or retail space….In one of the biggest cocaine busts in years, Shelby County sheriff’s deputies confiscated about a pound of the drug, as well as cash and pistols at a Shelbyville home….Shelby County Rocket soccer players Sean Chandler and Alex Green were named to the All-district team and honorable mention All-state….Bagdad Roller Mills was named the Agribusiness of the Year….Linda Waits retired from the Waddy Post Office after 30 years. Sheila Downey served as a temporary replacement….Births: Harley Nickol Lee Breeding, Makenzi Nicole McHenry, Caleb Arvin Wallace, Draven Ryder Weichert, MaryAnne Skylar Flores, Mason Ritchey Gnagie, Leo Nicles Gonzalez, Alexander Lee Lloyd, Aron Paul Sammons….I’m one: Alisha Jane Garrett, Colton Price, Kirstin JoeAnn Nicole Lear, Jilian Joyce Jacobs….Deaths: Byron Scott “Eli” Beckley, 39; James Carlisle Greenwood, 64; Martha Pearl Summers Logan, 79; John Stites Gant Jr., 65; Gladys Morrison Lyons, 86; Lewis O. “Lou” Newby, 73; Charles Milton Paul, 63; Roy Davis Ratcliffe, 76; Blondella Louise Brown Smith, 79; Carl William Smith, 69; Lowell “Toby” Clouse Sr., 83; Annabel Lewis, 82; Martha Pearl Summers Logan, 79; Myrtle Tipton Jewell Edwards, 75; Harold Wilmot Baker, 86; Whitney Brooke McIntosh, 14-year-old daughter of Marvin Lee McIntosh and Bonnie Porter McIntosh; William Francis “Pete” Mathis, 70; Ruby Abrams Murphy, 77; Florence Browning Robinson, 87; Shirley Ann Robinson, 67; Betty J. Stormes, 72; Raymond Carey Beach Sr., 94.
15 years ago, 1998
Paul Willard and Dean Burk would sell anything "as long as it's legal." They opened an auction house at 222 Main St. in Shelbyville....Mike Zoeller could see fall foliage in the woods between his property and the Weissinger Hills Golf Course holes Nos. 16 and 17. That could change when representatives of the Fairway Crossings residential development would come before the Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission to seek a zone change on the property from agricultural to residential, R-2 and R-4....Jewish Hospital Shelbyville broke ground for its $5.5 million expansion and renovation, which would include a new clinical services wing, expanded lobby and patient registration area, a new medical imaging lab and the Claudia E. Sanders Women's Care Center....The state education commissioner appointed Eugene Peete Jr. to the Shelby County Board of Education....Shelby County High School science teacher Elizabeth Jones was exposed to a different kind of culture shock – a hands-on experience in Japanese culture. She left for another country to be a participant in the Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program....Ashlee Armato, 9, finished fourth nationally out of 23 entries in the Sub-Junior Pleasure Class. Twelve Paso Fino horses trained by Ricky Mendoza and Kay and Catherine Chiapetta won 12 ribbons, ranging from first through sixth places, at the Grand National Paso Fino Championship Show in Perry, Ga....Local leaders and restaurant representatives officially broke ground on the Cracker Barrel restaurant on Mount Eden Road....Eilene Collins was named the new director of the Shelby Development Corporation, replacing Bobbie Smith, who left to start her own town development consulting business....Boy Scout Troop 164 donated $3,000 to Operation Care, presented in memory of Jason Wilder, an Eagle Scout who was killed....Bobby Ivers was honored by the Shelby County Athletic Booster Club for 25 years of service driving the Shelby County High School boys' basketball team bus....Javier Ibarro, owner of Marimba Mexican Restaurant for 3 years, opened The Mexican Taco in Simpsonville....Jennifer Kennedy was tapped as the Young Careerist of the Year by the Business and Professional Women of Shelbyville....The United Way campaign in Shelby County brought in $489,500, $14,500 more than its goal....Steven C. Rucker was awarded the Shelby County Cattleman's Association Scholarship....Megan Moffett was first runner-up in the New Star Discovery Most Beautiful Baby Contest in Frankfort in the 0-to-7-month category. William Ricky Nation Jr. won first in the 15-23 month category....Births: Katherine Paige and Abbey Taylor Cloyd, Austin Daniel Ernst, Holden Miles Thompson, Daniel Alexander Cravens, Kendra Jean Miller, Myranda Chayce Perry, William Terry Sams, Evan Grayson Early, Cameron Scott Glass, Garrett Marshall Will, Alyssa Nicole Williams, Aaron Griffin Coomes.... I'm one: Anna Arbury Bennett, Nicholas Jordan Jones....Deaths: Ethel May Long Eades, 90; Stella Jensen, 99; Lala Jean Murphy Snider, 67; Josephine S. Betson, 80; Charles T. Walls, 72; Roselyn Dunavan Beckley, 75; Violet Byers Eakins, 82; Mary Gertrude Crim Stallings, 76; Chris S. Cox, 21, Clifton Stine, 80; Elmer Clay Whitehouse, 92; Michael Anthony Clerk, 34; Eula Kelly Hall, 72; Revel Dale Likes Sr., 67; Kenneth Way, 64; Lowell Ray Irvin, 64; Edith A. Breed; Nellie Craig Cays, 81; Benjamin F. Nay Jr., 83; John D. Gordon, 73; Presley Cammack “P.C.” Oldham, 91; Creed Hasten Rowland, 85; Raymond R. Stucker, 92; Edna Christine Washington, 65.
25 years ago, 1988
Cropper's fall court included Stephanie Clark, princess; Sam Lafferty, prince; Dominique McKinley, queen; and Carl Baumgartner, king.....With a small number of workers and spectators on hand the custom-made, $84,000 city swimming pool bubble was fastened in place and inflated – the process taking about an hour....The zoning board said "no go" to Lexington businessman Labe Jackson's ambitious development project. But the setback may only be temporary to a controversial proposal, which would mix houses, apartments, offices and industries on 500 acres north of Governor's Square known as Hi Point Farm....The Shelby County High School band finished 38th out of the 54 bands competing in the Grand Nationals band competition at the Silverdome in Pontiac, Mich....Pam Hale, 34, took the reins as postmaster in Simpsonville, replacing Anna Jean Renfro....Soccer coach Janet Childress resigned her post after 5 years....Leroy S. McMullan, a partner for Frazier-McMullan, Realtors and Appraisers, was named to a 3-year term on the governing council of the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers....Crestview received the state's highest rating for a level of patient care provided to residents for a long-term care facility....Virginia Stallins was named the new director of resident services at Shelby Manor Health Center. Sandra Woods was the new director of nursing....Jennifer Ann Edelen, a sophomore from Shelbyville, was chosen to work with the school newspaper staff at Georgetown College for the 1988-89 academic year....Kimberly J. Kincaid was named to the Outstanding College Students of America....With 1,300 students, Shelby County High School was the 18th-largest high school in the greater Louisville area....In a bizarre predawn incident, two valuable horses were stolen from a farm on Joyes Station Road, abandoned and killed by a freight train. Three accused joyriders, including one from Shelbyville, reportedly were under the influence of cocaine.....Photographer Greg Biagi was accepted for membership in the professional photographers of America, the world's oldest and largest association for professional photographers....The Whitney M. Young Job Corps Center girls' volleyball team won the Southeast Job Corps Athletic Conference volleyball championship held in Crystal Springs, Miss......Greg Smith of Shelby County High School was named Kentucky's High School Teacher of the Year....Georgetown College baseball standout Troy Kuhl, a 1985 graduate of Shelby County High School, was named a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) honorable mention All-American....Dean Harden, a prominent local broadcaster, retired from WCND Radio after 25 years.....Shelby County reported $74,000 in contributions during the Metro United Way grand finale dinner....Former Shelby County and University of Kentucky basketball standout Mike Casey was admitted to Louisville's Jewish Hospital to correct an irregular heartbeat....Dennis Simonsen, 17-year-old native of Denmark, experienced his first Thanksgiving with Bill and Debbie Stover and their children, Amy, Billy and Kelly. He was living with the Stovers as a participant in the ASSE International Student Exchange Program.....A downtown tradition in Shelbyville ended as Lerman's-Lincoln decided to go out of business.....Births: Rebecca Lynn Owens, Whitney Faith Jamison, Dakota Shantez Wilson, Erica Monique Beach.....Deaths: Elizabeth Mae Blackaby Smith, 84; Michael LaReine, 25; Madeline Schimmerhorn Jamison, 71; L. Pearce Boyd, 84; Katherine Thurman Washburn, 91; Anton W. Van Stockhum, 98; Polly Roach Adams; Harvey Lee Duvall, 63; Evelyn Rodgers, 81; Mary Owen Goodknight Scott, 78; Isadore Hundley, 97; Arthur Young Sellers, 81; Richard H. "Dick" Morrison Sr.; William Wesley Harold Sr., 75; Tillie Sorrell Cowhick, Pansy Semones Johnson.
40 years ago, 1973
Everette Thomas Jones Jr. and Cindy Turner were crowned prince and princess at the Henry Clay Fall Festival. Kenneth Scott Sullivan and Valerie Kidd were king and queen.... Ray Moss Tucker, a Finchville dairy farmer, was named the Soil Conservationist of the Year in Kentucky....William E. “Beau” Matthews, in his first start for Culver Military Academy, Culver, Ind., scored 12 points as Culver defeated Hanover Central of Illinois in the opening basketball game for each school....After a few rumors leaked about rechartering a Cub Scouts pack for the Simpsonville area, youngsters and parents were busy seeing that the idea went through. Simpsonville Cub Pack No. 181 was sponsored by the Simpsonville Volunteer Fire Department....The arthritis drive in Shelby County exceeded the goal of with $4,400....Because of an energy shortage, city officials decided to do away with the Christmas lights throughout downtown as a means of conserving electrical power for this area....Bruce Willis, a member of the Shelby County band for nine years, was a contestant at the State Farm Bureau Convention held at the Galt House in Louisville. He represented Shelby County at the regional and district levels and was winner of each event....Birth: John Erik Landrum….Deaths: Roy N. Jennings, 63, the proprietor of the Jennings Restaurant on Main Street, a native of Shelby County and member of the Salem Baptist Church; Clara Robinson, 89; Everett Whitehouse, 84; Minnie Ratcliffe Shelburne, 101; Mae Eggen Cowherd, 86; Herbert S. Kelly, 75; James A. Kinser Sr., 54; Fred H. Mathis; Ruby Thomasson, 79; Fred H. Mathis, 70; Willard A. Reister, 57; Loretta Stone Harris, 41; J. Beard Sanford, 74.
55 years ago, 1958
The first Girl Scout Court of Awards was held in Shelby County. Troop 155 composed of eighth-grade girls shared many successes and disappointments in their 6 years of working together and finally achieved another milestone in their efforts to be the first troop in the neighborhood to reach senior scouting. Mrs. Lewis Mathis, retired neighborhood chairperson, was presented the Marjorie Dangerfield Girl Scout Statuette as a tribute to her efforts....Chairmen elected for the Shelby County ASC Community Committee were Roy Ruble of Christiansburg, Roscoe Wilson of Harrisonville, Charles Zaring of North Shelby, Ralph Gravett of Simpsonville and Robert L. Gray of South Shelby....Jane Ann Hedges, a student at Georgetown College, was selected as a member of the college a cappella choir which was on a 5-day tour through Western Kentucky....Robert Dean was the new manager at Shelby Theater, succeeding Norman Rogers, who left for the Army and had been manager for nine years....Clarence Miller, 48, a farmer, was moved into one of the top jobs in the Department of Agriculture, secretary of agriculture to succeed Don Paarlberg....Directors named for Shelby County Farm Bureau were Dudley Scearce, Bill Giltner, Betty Sue Duvall, George Busey and Ray Moss Tucker....Leroy McMullan, University of Kentucky student from Shelbyville, bested three opponents in a campus primary contest to determine candidates for next month's Student Council elections....An all-time high, 1,024,584 pounds of tobacco was sold for $694,681.87, with all grades in demand at the Shelbyville Tobacco Market opening sales....Kenneth Cook, was appointed Rambler dealer in Shelbyville and Shelby County, a new local car agency....Sam Crawford was elected to the executive committee of the Kentucky Artificial Breeding Association....Births: Barry Thomas Webb, Janet Lee Bryant....Army PFC William D. Mack, 24, participated in a field training exercise with the 3rd Division's 15th infantry in Germany....Deaths: Annie B. Williams, 85, widow of J.E. Williams; Nettie Brewer; Dora Sutherland, sister of Stuart Sutherland; Emma Dorsey Peak Graham, 60; L.P. Wright, 74; Howard Cecil Banta, 55; Isaac Newton Toy, 79; Sue Brown Hardesty, 95; Hallie Lee Coombs, 91; H.D. Black, 84; Elizabeth Tindall Brown, 73; Hazzel Carlton, 56; Emma Thompson, sister of I.E. Gravett; Effie Buckner Hill, 81; Sarah Hays Bohannon; Matthew Smith, 67; Daisy Lindsey Smoot; Richard Lee Thurman, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Thurman.
60 years ago, 1953
Hubert Briscoe was chosen president of the newly formed Shelbyville Booster Club....Coach Evan Settle began basketball drills minus all but one, "Skippy" Connell, of the boys who had carried Shelbyville to the State Tournament the previous season. Settle expected Jimmy Thacker, Maurice Willard, Tommy Hower and Bobby Burke to be mainstays....William C. Johnston was named manager of the Kentucky Finance Company office in Shelbyville….Beer sales begin in Shelbyville on Nov. 26 and liquor on Dec. 8, as a result of local option repeal….Henley Middleton retired after 45 years with the postal service….Kentucky State Police’s offer to operate in Shelbyville is declined by Shelbyville City Council….Deaths: William C. Middleton; William T. Ware; Dr. Inez Lapsley, W.T. Temple; Lee R. Gilbert; John Gordon; J.P. Altheiser.
70 years ago, 1943
The Cowherd property of 73 acres on Pearidge was sold at auction to O.G. Brown of Mount Eden for $4,650; the David Green estate of 57 acres near Hempridge was sold to Hubert Wentworth and O.R. Williams and J.C. Warfield for $5,625....Serving our country: Lt. Estes R. Snider was promoted to the rank of captain....Pvt. Henry L. “Suey” McCoy was somewhere overseas....1st Lt. Julian Darlington, son of Bishop U.V.W. Darlington of the Kentucky Diocese of the Methodist Episcopal Church and his wife, was a prisoner of war in Bulgaria. A previous report stated that he had been killed in action....Word was received that Reynolds Calvert, who was on the Shelbyville Tobacco market and a member of the Air Corps, had been killed in an airplane crash in New Mexico....Lt. Albert G. Easley was killed Oct. 19 in India while flying in the service of his country.... Deaths: Mamye Cozine Canfield; Elizabeth Boswell Hall, 42; Frederick S. Perkins, 87; Virginia Sanders, 10-year-old daughter of Raymond Sanders; Sara Wilson Hogue, 66; George M. Bryant, 66; Dr. L.G. Crume; R.L. Retherford, 60.
80 years ago, 1933
The Shelbyville City Council met for its last time before the forming of a new city government in December. Both Mayor Paul Schmidt and City Attorney John Dawson Buckner declined to serve another term....Quarterback R.C. Travis and fullback Bernard Whitehouse sparked Shelbyville to a 13-6 victory over Eminence....Deaths: Julia Beard, William C. Elliott, Frank Ford, John W. Heilman; Herman Peak; James R. Kendall; Edward Botts; Jesse B. Burk; Clarence Brown; Jane Thompson Gilbert; Joseph Salinger; Marion Francis Sharp.
85 years ago, 1928
J. Guthrie Goodman was elected a member of the Shelbyville Board of Education to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of George N. Thompson….Col. P.C. Oldham sold the Lynn Henderson farm of 47.5 acres on Rockbridge Road to L.F. Speckman of Louisville for $6,000....Deaths: Mary Martha Miles, 19-year-old daughter of Harry Niles; Janice Rodgers, 18-month-old baby of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Rodgers; Amanda B. Pilcher, 77; Nancy B. Robertson, widow of the late William Robertson; Charles S. Darnaby, 57, former city commission of Lexington and secretary of the Bluegrass Fair Association; Samuel D. Hinkle, 56, one of the county's most prominent farmers and horsemen, died of Brights Disease at his home on the Mount Eden Pike after a long illness.
90 years ago, 1923
The new Henry Clay Consolidated School was dedicated….A barn belonging to Leonard Robinson on the Smithfield Pike, was burned together with 3 acres of tobacco and a quantity of hay....J.L. Zaring was re-elected president at the annual meeting of the stockholders of the Shelby County Fair Association. Other officers were J.H. Fullenwider, vice president; T.R. Webber, secretary; E.D. Harbison, treasurer. Board of Directors were C.A. McCormack, W.P. Johnson, J.M. Coots, E.J. Cline, R.J. Shipman, Stanley G. Lawson, Stanley Smith, W.S. Gibbs, Mark A. Wakefield, J.S. Boyd and William McMakin....Birth: Jane Allen Cassidy....Deaths: James H. Ford; Mrs. J.K. Smith; Delma Hughes, 31, wife of Joseph Hughes; L.E. Swetnam, 63; Mary Josie Young Tinsley, wife of J.D. Tinsley; Kate Spaulding, 65, wife of J.R. Spaulding;
95 years ago, 1918
Morton Hanna's farm of 93 acres, located between Shelbyville and Cropper, was sold to J.P. Tipton for $165 per acre....The first two deaths from influenza in this county occurred at the home of Benjamin Smith, a farmer who lived near Graefenburg….Deaths: Sallie Payne Dodd; Clarence Shuck, 25.