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10 years ago, 2004
Christian Jon Moltzan was the first New Year’s Day baby, born at 11:42 p.m. at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville….The Sentinel-News writer Walt Reichert was named associate editor of the newspaper, and Terri Miller joined the news staff as a writer, replacing former reporter John Friedlein… .David Woodcock was named manager of the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Shelbyville, with more than 14 years of experience… .The Shelbyville ThyssenKrupp Budd plant laid off 20 workers indefinitely as the result of “internal productivity improvements designed to streamline operations and make the company more competitive.… Pegasus Satellite Television awarded local dealer Soundtronics its Installation Excellence Award. Henry Byrnside owned and operated a Radio Shackstore in addition to his Soundtronics satellite sales and installation and business…. Births: Haven Leilani Van Cleave, Raegan Rilee Pruitt, Alexis Ingram, Garrett Stephen Weakley, Madison Lani Greenwell….I’m one: Logan Suter West, Rush Matthew Jackson, Ceaver Ray Perry….Deaths: Robert Edward Hughes, 75; Lloyd T. Banta, 68; Ralph Broughton, 84; Doshie Rose Bunch, 85; Regina Beth Casper, 43; Wilma Lucille Stigers Harrod, 73; Carl H. Hedges, 81; Donald Garth Mercurio, 75; Opal Craig Metts, 79; Larry W. Murphy, 52; Glenna R. Nelson, 79; Bennie Marie Lewis Patterson, 96; Hallie K. Chadwell Williams, 94; Walter Alton Derringer, 72; William W. Moffett, 80; Shirley J. Moore-Barnes, 65; Glenna R. Nelson, 79.
15 years ago, 1999
Lesley Smith, Sarah Knopf, Ashley Hedges and Emily Bowers raised $300 for their "Make a Dream Come True" project to give one Wright Elementary student a holiday to remember. Hedges got the idea from Oprah Winfrey’s promotion for an Angel Network….Three of the county's largest employers – two car parts manufacturers and Jewish Hospital Shelbyville – announced plans to expand. Their latest construction projects meant good news for job hunters. The Budd Company and Katayama American planned to add a combined 170 jobs, and it was unclear if Jewish's plan would bring any new hires...Shelby County's Junior Miss Ashley Elizabeth Hedges would be competing in the Kentucky Junior Miss Program in Lexington to represent Shelby County...Seth Brown, a fifth-grader at Simpsonville, won the school-level competition of the National Geography Bee and a chance for a $25,000 college scholarship...More than $6,000 was raised during the Fraternal Order of Police No. 51 Shop with a Cop program to assist 34 needy children at Christmas...Kevin Burke, assistant director of Operation Care, was singled out for his community service being recognized by the Modern Woodman of America, a fraternal life insurance society. A majority of Burke's job involved communication, talking to people to find out more about them and how to help...The Salvation Army collected $19,242.83 during the holiday season...Births: Brandon Thomas Van, Hannah Lee Chadwell, Cody Matthew Ballard, Steven Tyler Wright, Morgan Jean Perry Ryan...I'm one: Ryan Carter Welch...Deaths: Emma Little, 91; Thomas Watson Clements, 73; Dorothy Sutherland Louden, 72; Channing Taylor Tracy, infant son of Keith and Robin Tracy; Robert Henry Turner, 81.
25 years ago, 1989
Shelby County basketball player Mitchell Tinsley had his turn at the ceremonial net cutting following the Rockets’ 64-55 victory over host Spencer County, the Rockets’ fourth in a row, giving them the Druthers’ Holiday Tournament title….A downtown shuffle was in full swing again. It began in November, after Lerman's-Lincoln Department store announced it was closing. It continued as Smith-McKenney owners were once again thinking of moving on to greener pastures because of lack of parking and diminishing business. Its location on Main Street was the older of two drugstores, with the other location in Village Plaza not being affected....Wal-Mart Stores Inc. was selected to receive a Presidential Award for Private Sector Initiatives for its efforts to support the quality of life in Wal-Mart communities and to support fund-raising activities of community action groups....For the second time in eight years, someone raided the home of Sherman Riggs while the family slept....The Cabinet for Human Resources awarded Colonial Hall Manor of Shelbyville the state's highest rating for a level of patient care provided to residents of the long-term care facility....Birth: Joseph William Moore....Deaths: Noreen Mae Ellis, 64; James O. Imel Sr., 72; Lucille C. Bramblett, 65; Arnoldine F. Hargadon, 83; Edwin Powell Puckett, 67; Mary E. Milburn Lair, 72; Charles Arthur Stokes, 93; Sylvia Mae Murphy Waldridge, 39; Zora Bell Adams Thompson, 60; Mary Dell Troxell, 86; Robert L. Towson, 77.
40 years ago, 1974
Sherry Lynn Stone (left) of Mount Eden Elementary won first place in the Soil Conservation Service Essay contest. Winning first place in the poster division was classmate Barry Todd Glass....Marvin Rogers was appointed postmaster of the Shelbyville Post Office.… Sally Bond Fay, editor of The Sentinel-News, was named to serve as a Pulitzer Prize Journalism juror for 1974....Robert Jones put out a tremendous effort to help his team capture two victories in a row. He picked up 33 points for Shelbyville High School against Cumberland County, and claimed 35 points against Tompkinsville… .Larry R. Dean was named vice president of the Farmers and Traders Bank… .The first baby of the new year was Shawn Michael Wilson, born at 2:41 p.m. on Jan. 5 at King’s Daughters Hospital… .James Hite Hays was appointed to serve as city judge in replacement of Fred Bond, who took over the county judge responsibilities… .Ruby Hoskins was appointed Shelby County and Business Gifts chairperson for the 1974 Heart Fund Drive….William H. Robertson was elected to the board of directors of Shelby County 1st Federal Savings and Loan Association… .Births: Robert Bradford Terhune, Carol Renee Heightchew… .A joint funeral service was held for Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stodghill at Shannon Funeral Home. Mabel Jesse Stodghill, 71, died at Mt. Holly Nursing Home in Louisville on Monday and Charles S. Stodghill, 78, died at the nursing home on Thursday…Other deaths: Rosalie Jennings Turner, 68; Lottye Webb Maddox, 81; William Webb, 73; Ruby Darlington Gibbs, 79; Ruth Hedges Landers, 56; Mollie Jane Smitha Shields, 82; Raymond Lee Sudduth, 71; Adolph G. Renau Jr.
55 years ago, 1959
There was no dramatic early morning birth, but the first 1959 babies born at King’s Daughters Hospital for Shelbyville were Bryan Keith Hammonds at 10:10 a.m. and Ricky Kendall Nethery at 11:15 p.m. for Shelby County… .Charles L. Davis, owner of Farmers Supply Company on Clay Street, was appointed Shelby County campaign chairman for Bert Combs….The Shelbyville Jaycees picked their president, Ted Igleheart as Shelbyville’s Outstanding Young Man of 1958….Deaths: John Beverly Carpenter, 74; B.T. Moynahan Sr.; Nola Frye Tinsley, 71; Frances Hartford McMullen, 80; Maria Duvall Miller, 81; Helen Meschendorf Buckner, 59; Lucy Florence Riddle, 80; Estelle Scanland Franklin, 80; Dillard Thomas Stucker, 59; Omer Clayton Harlow, 73; Wiley Calvin Brooks, 82.
60 years ago, 1954
Della C. Hamilton, who had been with the Standard Oil Company in Shelbyville for 30 years, received a gold service pin with one diamond....John G. Meehan completed 48 years of efficient service with the Shelbyville Post Office and retired....Robert F. Matthews was the outgoing mayor after 20 years service to the city of Shelbyville. Incoming mayor to take office was Harold Saunders for a 4-year-term....Louis Payne had an average yield of 102 bushels an acre from 5 acres of corn....Birth: Teresa Ann Johnston....Serving our country: Warren Rogers was promoted to rank of Airman First Class in the Headquarters Squadron, Maintenance and Supply Group....James C. Shannon was promoted to corporal while serving with the Army's I Corps in Korea....Joseph A. Biagi, who had been with the Judicial Department of the U.S. Army in Berlin, returned home. He had completed his prelaw course at Liberal Arts College in Louisville. During World War II he served three years in the U.S. Army in the European Theatre...Ray T. Cowherd advanced to Gunner's Mate third class USN, while serving aboard the heavy cruiser USS Helena...Army Pvt. Billy G. Richardson, 21, arrived in Korea for duty with the 45th Infantry Division...Pvt. Buddy C. Yount, 21, joined the 25th Infantry Division's headquarters in Korea...Pfc. Charles H. McAtee was presumed dead by the United States Defense Department. He was with the 25th Infantry, Second Division in Korea...Cpl. James P. Hanna Jr. returned to the U.S. after serving with the Korean Base Section....Deaths: N.J. Cowherd, 74; William J. Greer, 84; Sidney Steiner Smith, 57; Walter Faught, 57; Clarence W. Arnold, 51; Ira Julian Evans, 76; Norman Curtis Moore, 32; Mrs. Alodia L. Strepy Harris; Berry Whitehouse, 77; Ida Belle Smith Yount, 77; Emma Wood, 75; John Wesley Lawson, 75; Margaret Diana Lawson, 8-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Lawson; Mrs. Yeba Mathews Thomas; Lawrence Kent; Oren Cornelius, 72; Edward M. Hornback, 77; Aris "Buddy" Hughes, 84.
70 years ago, 1944
Seven men accepted for service in the Army were Minor Paul Bottom, George Thurston Dawson, William Rille Samples, John Arch Clark, Elbert Stanley McGarvey, Ellis Henry Simpson and Roy Mattingly....Hazel Weakley graduated from University of Kentucky with a bachelor’s degree in home economics and received an appointment at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md., to intern in dietetics....Basketball results included the following: Shelbyville d. Frankfort, 35-27; Bridgeport d. Simpsonville, 45-42; Waddy d. Bagdad, 41-30; Simpsonville d. Gleneyrie, 31-22; and Henry Clay d. Mount Eden, 38-22....Frederick Ryon Wright, 61, died of a heart attack while in the course of his duties as freight clerk at the Louisville and Nashville freight yard here....Dr. John Hardy MacNeill, 85, former pastor of Shelbyville Christian Church died at his home in Winchester.
90 years ago, 1924
At the Globe Warehouse, 34,785 pounds of tobacco were sold for $84,017.97, an average of $24.20. Prices ranged from $6 to $36 per hundred....Hart Wallace and Co. made the following real estate sales: the residence property and 11 acres of land, Simpsonville, owned by C.C. Hieatt of Louisville and known as the Webb property, sold to James E. Tinsley for $16,500; the coal yard property belonging to Simeon Cook, adjoining the Southern Railroad Station, sold to S. Atlas Sr. for $4,000....A.A. Turner of North Carolina purchased the 104-acre farm near Connor's Station from C.J. Brown and son for $20,000....Denver J. Nemeier received appointment as district manager of the Kentucky Utilities Co., in this city. He succeeded Charles B. Hanna, who went to Lebanon to take charge of the new plant opened in that city....Lois McGinnis was appointed assistant bookkeeper at the Bank of Shelbyville, succeeding Josephine Bright....Nannie Long, native and former resident of Shelby County, died at the Louisville City Hospital, as the result of being struck by a street car.