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Morgan Jean Perry Ryan was a pretty big name for someone so small, but befitting a celebrity. Weighing 7 pounds 3 ounce. she was the first child for Angela and Troy Ryan, and the first baby of the new year....The cost of stamps increased to 33 cents for mailing letters or bills weighing one ounce or less, an increase of a penny....Betty Curtsinger's desire to give back to the community where she grew up prompted her to throw her hat into the political ring and eventually was elected magistrate for District 5....Flying J Travel Plaza in Waddy just off Interstate 64 opened....BellSouth celebrated its 15th anniversary....Brandon Brown, junior at Shelby County High School, received his all-state trophy at the Kentucky High School Athletic Association All-State Golf Banquet....Tina Tipton was honored by the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, the Shelbyville Wal-Mart, and the Wal-Mart Foundation as the 1998 recipient of the Sam Walter Business Leader Award....Births: Dalton Bailey Yeager, Destiny Mashae Bolin, Amanda Reese Felsberg, Samuel Hayes Harrod....I'm one: Garrett Logan Clark, Chase Skyler Dempsey, Savannah Lee Slusher....
Deaths: Joanna Grace Domhoff, 3-month-old daughter of Joseph E. and Diane Domhoff; Emory Lowell Hughes, 78; Lowry Gillock, 91; Joel Adams, 88; Charity Lewis, 88; William R. Sisk, 67; Elbert Morgan, 81; Edith B. Shouse, 81; Jessie Lee Burgin, 92; Eva Lou McIntosh Wolfe, 84; Elizabeth T. Zaring, 89; Allen Lowry Gillock, 91; Mina Carol Sparks Tinsley, 68; Clifford Whitt, 87; Ethel Gill Baker, 88; Nannie Elizabeth Jones, 88.
15 years ago, 1994
City firefighters fished the victim of a traffic accident out of Clear Creek and freed a child from a chewing gum dispenser in two unusual rescues. When firefighters Troy Ethington and John Hance arrived at the coin laundry on Second Street, they found a 6-year-old boy crying and attached to a gumball machine....There was never a note of disappointment in Tar Lewis' voice about not winning the Kentucky Junior Miss title. The 17-year-old received an award for scholastic achievement, holding a 3.8-grade point average at Shelby County High School....The Shelby County Rotary club members received special recognition for special work. They were O.J. Simpson, Max Avery, Sherman Riggs and George Brinkhaus. Briggs Lawson, 53-year member was recognized with a service award that bore his name....Shelby Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation (SRECC) honored seven employees and a director for a cumulative total of 170 years of service. Receiving awards were Thomas Barker Jr., 36 years; Guy T. Schroeter and Joe Butler, 30 years; Mary Catlett, 25; Nanette McCarty, five years; Camille Gentry, Dennis West and Wayne Anderson, 15 years....Births: Jacqueline Noel Hunter, Bryce Andrew Phillips....
Deaths: Davis Lee "P.I." Dunavent, 85; Charles Thomas Shouse, 37; Lorayne Young Connors, 74; Thelma E. Mattick Gividen, 88; Paul D. Pulliam, 57; Robert Lee Horn, 46; Clyde Y. Foster, 80; Edgar Bryan Lisby, 96; Doris Rose Flood Payton, 71; Mrs. Carl L. Ambrosius, 87; Harold Thomas Baxter, 49; Lela Hawkins, 86; Katie Elizabeth Johnson, 77; Harold Moore, 78.
25 years ago, 1984
Shelby Junior Miss Michelle Maurer, a Shelby County High School senior was named fourth runner-up out of 38 candidates during final competition for the Kentucky Junior Miss program competition....New salaries were approved by Fiscal Court. They were deputy 1, $15,198; deputy 2, $13,401; deputy 3, $12,484; deputy 4, $12,000 and deputy 5, $3,854....Sarah Igleheart and Bryan Tindle were the big winners in the soil conservation poster and essay contest sponsored by the Courier-Journal and The Louisville Times, the Kentucky Department of Education and the Association of Conservation Districts. Igleheart, seventh grader at West Middle won for her essay, and Tindle, fifth grader at Northside was the poster winner....Vicki Sanford, junior, scored 32 points and secured 11 rebounds to help the Shelby County pound Eastern 79-26....The junior varsity Lady Rockets tallied their seventh win in eight games with a 35-17 victory over Eastern....Members of the Shelby County Parks and Recreation Department's soccer council were Mike Kirk, Linda Shouse, Horace Brown, Karen Sanders and Larry Leonard....John Brenzel was the new president at Shelby County Trust Bank....Birth: Kathryn Elizabeth Roberts....
Deaths: Cassandra Brown Veech; Luther C. Marshall, 84; Henry E. Raymond, 92; Donald Bishop McClain, 73.
40 years ago, 1969
Shelby County won the first annual Invitational Basketball tourney....June Giltner was named the Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow for Shelby County High School....Tom Henry, pastor of the Graefenburg Baptist Church of Shelby County, accepted the pastorate of the Bashford Manor Baptist Church of Louisville....Farmers and Traders Bank named Elmo Head as its new president to succeed Coleman Wright, who retired after serving 10 years in that position....Roy Miller was elected president of the Shelbyville-Shelby County Chamber of Commerce. Other offices were Leroy McMullen, vice president; Charles Clifton, treasurer; and Mrs. Ruby Hoskins, secretary....Freddie Goodman Jr., 6 pounds eight ounces was the first baby of the year, born to Mr. and Mrs. Freddie Goodman. The first set of twin girls were born to Mr. and Mrs. Gene Harper -- Patricia Gail, 6.5 pounds, and Pamela Jean, 5 pounds....Serving our country: Army Private First Class George L. Hudson, 25, was assigned as a clerk in the 6th Convalescent Center near Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam....Army Specialist Four Bobby L. Newton, 20, was assigned to the 514th Quartermaster Company in Vietnam....Specialist E/4 Lonnie B. Monroe was spending a leave with his parents, Police Officer Hubert B. and Mrs. Monroe. Paratrooper Monroe was with the 8th Infantry Division at Weisbaden, Germany....2nd Lieutenant William H. Hays Jr. advanced in rank to 1st Lieutenant....
Deaths: Adam Thomas Calvert, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Eugene Calvert; Mrs. Mary Searcy Kinser, 81; Dexter Cardwell, 68; Frank B. Scobee, 86; Dietrich (Dick) Kalmey, 74; Admiral Henry Poynter Burnett, 75; John Lawson Miles, 88.
55 years ago, 1954
An automobile with a total of 75,000 miles -- three times around the world -- was the 1951 Chevrolet, No. 4 Taxi, still operated by Hinkle Taxi....Ray P. Weller was elected president of the Kentucky Association of Fair and Horse Shows....J. Franklin Bell Post No. 37, American Legion, honored Harold Y. Saunders, Shelbyville's Mayor with a dinner....Maurice R. VanMeter was stationed in Korea with the regular army and was promoted to the rank of First Lieutenant...Cpl. Robert L. Ethington returned home after 14 months service in Korea....Pfc. Maurice J. Clark was serving with the 25th Infantry Division in Korea....
Deaths: Mrs. Eva Johnston Coombs, 62; Mrs. Sally Ann Walker, 83; Bobby Donald Inghram, 18; Charles Van Arsdale, 75; Virginia Lee Pearce, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Pearce; Mrs. Elva Orr Hardin; Lee Jeffries, 69; James Landon Murphy, 19; Miss Eliza F. Shipman.
60 years ago, 1949
William A. Pearce, president of the Farmers & Traders Bank of Shelbyville, was appointed to the agriculture committee of the Kentucky Bankers Association....Carl Bryant was president of the Shelbyville Kiwanis Club....Birth: Joseph Larry Dedman....Ray A. Conn, U.S. Army, arrived in Watazler, Germany....Staff Sergeant James Blackwell (T. Willie) Jackson was killed in action in France....Other deaths: Robert Heady, 98; Reese Foree Mason, 9-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Mason; Clarence Lee McGaughey, 39; James Nathaniel Eakins, 75; Henry Jackson, 68; John Miller McMullan, 78; Mrs. Iva Richardson, 40; Robert Hickman Waits, 73; Joseph Jordan Blankenship, 68; John Botts, 79.
65 years ago, 1944
Shelby High Red Devils defeated Manual basketball team of Louisville, 31-28 for a 10th consecutive victory....Cameron Brown, 88, one of Shelby County's oldest farmers died at his home on Eminence Road.
70 years ago, 1939
The Shelbyville tobacco market advanced 54 cents despite heavy receipts, going from the average of $19.77 to $20.31....Tommy Roberts was elected chairman of Local No. 280, Southern Association of Bell Telephone Employees....Births: Edward Smith Chenault, Lucille Marian Pickett, Philip Dunn Snyder, Betty Jane Scearce....Thomas L. Hankins, Shelbyville former instructor at Shelbyville High School, was promoted to lieutenant, junior grade, in the Naval Reserve Officers Corps....Mrs. Gladys Melone, 18-year-old wife of Frank Malone, and a newborn son died at King's Daughters Hospital....Other deaths: John W. Fullenwider, 95; Harry Douglas Martin, 63; Percy Vaughter, 28; James Gordon Bennett, 89.
75 years ago, 1934
Mr. John E. Brown was elected president of the Louisville Bank of Co-operatives, a new Federal Institution....Mr. C.K. Crossfield and his daughter, Ritchie Crossfield, were killed in an automobile accident, en route from their home in Gadsden, Ala. to Miami, Fla. He was the father of Mrs. Henry Harp of Shelbyville....Mrs. Jennie Logan petty, widow of Ludlow F. Petty, prominent in politics in Shelbyville and Louisville, died at St. Joseph's Hospital in Lexington.