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10 years ago, 2004
A proposed 11-acre Finchville community park that would neighbor the Finchville Ruritan Club was out of the picture after landowner Morton Quickert said no to a $98,000 offer for his land….Police were looking for an armed robber who made off with money from the Shell gasoline station/food mart on Midland Trail….Margaret J. Miller came to Atlantic Envelope 13 years earlier for a 2o-week temporary job. She never left, and the 81-year-old machine operator said she hoped to continue working for a very long time….Shelbyville Realtor Barry Webb, broker and co-owner of ERA Smith Team Realtors, was awarded the Certified Residential Specialist designation by the Council of Residential Specialists, an affiliate of the National Association of Realtors….Births: Madison Logan Wood, Alexis Ingram, Garrett Davis Maynard….Deaths: James Shirley “Hank” Beach, 68; Ed Coulter, 79; David Young Horine Jr., 66; Norbert R. LaTulippe, 55; Martha R. Raleigh, 84; Virgil Everett Rhea Jr., 81; D.R. “Doc” Rice, 97; Charles William Tackett, 73; Clyde J. Thompson, 87; James R. Thacker, 68.
15 years ago, 1999
Even though Scott Cavazos, 28, started working at Shelby County High School as the school resource officer for only two weeks of the semester, his presence was known. The officers were proposed as part of the state's Safe Schools legislation, which the General Assembly passed earlier this year.....Mike Harrod, district judge for the 53rd Judicial District, was designated as a mentor judge by Chief Justice Joseph E. Lambert of the Kentucky Supreme Court.....Chuck Hickman, 36, was sworn in as Shelby County attorney, along with other elected officials, to replace Hite Hays, who had served in the post 21 years and chose not to seek re-election.....Kent Barnett appeared as a singer and actor in the Christmas-feast drama at Centre College, portraying the lively Mr. Tupman in the drama, which was entitled A Dickens’ Christmas at Dingley Dell….Receiving degrees from Kentucky State University were: Margaret Huber, bachelor’s degree in music education; Michael Sullivan, bachelor’s degree in public administration; Gwendolyn Smith, bachelor’s degree in secondary English education; Lee Jay Scriber, associate degree in drafting and design; Amanda Lee Wilson, bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in sociology and graduated summa cum laude….I'm one: Hannah Ruth Sutherland.....Deaths: Stanford Burge, 73; Ramona J. Oaks Lay, 66; Elizabeth Secrest Scrivner; Stan Wood, 70; Alma Fay Lenahan Gentry, 82.
25 years ago, 1989
Janet and Joyce Kalmey are twin sisters, and both are coaches. But what set them apart was Janet was the coach for East Middle School and Joyce for rival West Middle School....Jay Reed Hancock, sergeant of Kentucky State Police, was among more than 200 law enforcement officers to graduate from the FBI Academy in Quantico, Va.....For the first time in many years, Raymond "Red" and Mamie Goins wouldn't be delivering children to Bagdad Elementary School when classes resumed. The husband-and-wife bus-driving team retired after 56 combined years of shuttling students to and from the school....Rod Crittendon saw his “little brother” graduate from high school last year, and after 13 years on the board of directors for Big Brothers/Big Sisters program, he stepped down along with three others. Opal Jones served on the board for 9 years. Shelby County Attorney Hite Hays took a leave of absence from the board after serving since the mid-1970s and was a “big brother” for 10 of those years. Darlene Brooks was not available for comment....Deaths: Susie White Ashby, 63; J.N. Waterfill, 73; Rachel Ann Rodighiero, 9-day-old infant daughter of Donald and Tracy Atcheson Rodighiero; Deward Allen, 60;
40 years ago, 1974
The board of directors of The Bank of Shelbyvilleappointed Ruby Conn as a member of the board….The Shelby County Fiscal Court hired a new manager for the Sampson’s Ambulance Service. Tom Martin took over the position, which had been held by Tommy Sampson for more than three years….A fire forced the closing of the Phillips 66 service station west of Shelbyville for at least a month, according to owner Hubert Ethington….Harold Nation and his family were elected by the board of directors to membership in the Ayrshire Breeders’ Association….Deaths: Lillie Johnson Stivers, 91; William Hobert Whitehouse, 77; Samuel David Cleveland, 49; James R. Chesher, 62; Lottye Webb Maddox; Austin B. Taylor, 88; Mrs. Warren Ethington, 93; Charles Chandler, 93; Marandie Horn, 96.
55 years ago, 1959
National Honor Society officers at Shelbyville High School were Richard Pollard, president; Larry Kemp, vice president; and Lea Mathis, secretary….Ben Allen Thomas Jr. of Cropper was named the 1959 Heart Fund Drive chairman for Shelby County….William L. Duvall of Finchville was one of nine University of Kentucky Air Force ROTC cadets who received ceremonial wings in recognition of his soloing in his flight instruction program….Births: Emily Pearson Chatham, Mark William Pollard….Deaths: William Arnett Scearce, 55; Henry C. Revel, 88; May Maddox Bright, 84; Margaret Cox Kesler, 97; Ira A. Leathers, 70; Mary Bond McGaughey, 66;
60 years ago, 1954
Washed clothing was stolen off clothes lines at two homes in Todds Point neighborhood, and Sheriff Brooks and Deputy Wood were investigating….Deaths: Shelby native Emily Roy Kleiser, 91, who lived through siege of Vicksburg in the Civil War and the mother of Rev. Roy H. Kleiser; Elmo G. Hickman; Herbert Braner; Ruth Ella Griffith.
70 years ago, 1944
There were 400 cases of influenza or respiratory infection (the new name) in the county, with possibilities of many more if people didn't take care of themselves....Births: Mary Ann Moore, Glenn Ridgeway Stevens II....Serving our country: 1st Lt. Wallace Collins, who had been in England for more than a year, arrived in the States....Pvt. Benton B. Miller, U.S. Army, was stationed somewhere in the British Isles....Allen Taylor received a letter from his son, Pfc. Ray C. Taylor, from a hospital in California. He was in the Marine Corps and was wounded in the Tarawa Islands, the bloodiest battle of the year....David R. Foust, Fort Beivoir, Va., was promoted to the rank of captain....Deaths: Dr. Orlester Bariah Humston, 86; Theresa Roman Abraham, 78; James Richard McCormick, 74; Acie Clay Deveary, 43; Minnie Hardesty Green, 83; Radie Brumley Chesher, 69; W.J. Callaway, 78; Alliene Mason Nave, 85; Mamie Perkins White, 58; Lillie Basye Barrickman; Annie Chapman, 73; Pelagia Mullikin Redd, 76; John Harrison Perkins, 80; Owen C. Sleadd, 53; Paul J. Crane, 77; Mary Alice “Mollie” Donaldson, 85.
80 years ago, 1934
A new fiscal court appointed Sheriff Forrest Barnes as county treasurer….The tobacco market reopened at an $11.50 average after the holidays, with few sale rejections….County Agent J.W. Holland’s office was swamped by tobacco farmers signing up under the government’s new A.A.A contracts, with a total of 785, approximately 60 percent of the county’s total growers….Gleneyrie school sold a horse barn and hitching shed formerly used by pupils on the school grounds….Deaths: Thomas J. Tackett; Madison Monroe Carpenter; Mrs. John Douglas; Sue Johnson.
85 years ago, 1929
Charlie Stewart sold his house and lot in Indianapolis to Mr. Pius Roemelle for $1,100....Deaths: Charles Sauer, 23; Ellen Bush Scobee, 61, widow of Joseph Scobee; the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. E.J. White; Arthur Wallace Bullock, 73; Elizabeth Clark Bird, 83, widow of Philemon Bird.
90 years ago, 1924
A long tobacco barn with 12 acres of tobacco on the Cropper Pike, 7.5 miles north of Shelbyville, was destroyed by fire....J.E. Davis sold his residence on the north side of Main Street between Eighth and Ninth, to Mrs. Robert A. Briggs for $6,000....Deaths: Roy Thomas Baker, 1-year-old child of Mr. and Mrs. T.W. Baker; Sarah Lovell Pickett, elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George L. Pickett; Dr. D.H. Kincaid, 59, well-known Republican politician.
95 years ago, 1919
The flu ban was lifted, schools reopened, churches resumed services and the picture shows were back on schedule after a 3-month shutdown. The death toll was set at 8,000 for Kentucky….Deaths: Everett Hammond; Mrs. D.P. Brannon; Ray Newman; Lillian J. Helm; Mrs. Roger Riggs.