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10 years ago, 2000
Someday Shelbyville would be able to spend the interest from a $1 million trust on Clear Creek Park thanks to the late Charles Benton Long. The city would get the benefit of the trust after Long's only surviving child, Judy Long Lansill, dies....Smith-McKenney Drug Co. Inc. was recognized in Drug Topics magazine - the news magazine for the pharmacy industry - as an "independent superstar" for exceptional merchandising, advertising and promotion....Births: Kendra Kay Brown, Elaina Marie Eshbaugh, Katherine Grace Horsford, Brooklyn Danielle Perry, Calista Ann-Louise Price, Shelby Leann Moore, Shelby Mackenzie Arnold, Cameron James Mitchell Thurman, Olivia Frances Sutherland, Amy Sanchez, Sarah Renae McDowell....I'm one: Megan Elaine Banks....Deaths: John Earl Abbott, 67; Paul G. Bartlett, 82; Sammy Pryor Calhoun, 76; David S. Sykes, 54; Gladys Martin Flynn, 81; Charles Howard Stauffer, 61; Davis A. Cox, 43; Anna Jane Shouse Glass, 89; Glenmore Powell, 85; Ila L. (Pat) Sheffield, 65; Cecil I. Porter, 74; Jerry W. Arnold, 69; David Young Horine Sr., 92; Cecil I. Porter, 74.
15 years ago, 1995
Three Shelbyville residents vying for the post of mayor left vacant by Neil Hackworth's resignation were Stephen Collins, Don Cubert and David Eaton....Lamar Hundley Jr. was sworn in to fill the seat on the Shelbyville City Council left vacant by interim mayor Don Cubert....Sheriff's deputies arrested five for alleged sales of "crack" cocaine, stemming from an undercover investigation they began last summer....Christina Shemo was the seventh-grade school winner in the National Geographic Society Geography Bee at Living Waters Christian School. Brian Holton was the eighth-grade runner-up, and Patricia Smith was eighth-grade 2nd runner-up....Armed force news: Army 2nd Lt. Aaron P. Magan arrived for duty at Seoul, South Korea....I'm one: Kelsey Alberta Bland, Kathryn Frances Harden, Evan William Janes, Joseph Van Buren Long, Kelsey Alberta Bland....Deaths: Moses Wilson Dale, 77; Agnes Clay Sherwood, 87; Roy Lee "Shorty" Hawes, 51; Eva Lorene Brown Shouse, 64.
25 years ago, 1985
Donald Waits opened a television and antenna repair shop on Rocket Lane near Shelby County High School....Sanford E. "Sandy" Swanson, a life and health insurance broker, bought the Credit Bureau of Shelby County...Embry Herrick showed off his state-of-the-art automotive machining equipment at the grand opening of his business, Herrick's Machine & Performance....The seventh week of the Shelby burley tobacco closed with 34,646,899 pounds going for $65,364,481.11, an average of $187.83....Bagdad Baptist church called the Rev. Ron Walstrom as interim minister, following the resignation of Rev. David Hughes ...Jane Hinkle announced the birth of the first foal for 1985 at the Guist Creek Farm, owned by she and her husband, Sam....Bob Likes stepped down as chief of the Shelby County Volunteer Fire Department but continued as a firefighter. He was chief for 15 of the 18 years he had been with the county volunteers....Steven Schoen, scoutmaster of Troop 164, and Mary Eisenberg, district advanced chairperson, were presented the Buckskin Award at the Dan Boone District Recognition dinner....Kristina Kephart was letter perfect and declared winner of the Northside Elementary spelling bee....Births: Shawn Christopher Holbert, Kasi Marie Swanstrom, Jamie Leann McClain, Bradley Louis Pellington, Steven Austin Franklin....Deaths: Morton B. Mercer, 69; Phillip H. Brown, 79; Rowan T. Davis, 94; Oscar Fred Heise, 80; John Reed Hardesty, 47; Emma Risk Wilhoit, 97; Moses Young Jr., 59; Ruby Speere Willimon, 78.
40 years ago, 1970
Shelbyville was one of 29 cities in Kentucky that made the finals in judging of the covetous Kentucky Chamber of Commerce "All Kentucky City" contest held in Louisville....The sixth week sales gave the season total of 24,686,178 pounds for $17,312,589.30, an average of $70.13....At the annual stockholders meeting of the Citizens Bank, the merger of the institution and the Bank of Simpsonville was approved with a target date of July 1. Dr. Edward Boswell Hayes was named a director, and John S. Mathis was elected assistant cashier of the Citizen's Bank. Other directors were H.S. McDowell, G.T. Perkins, S.F. McBrayer, C.A. Randolph, R.L. Shannon and W.F. Randolph....Deaths: Addie Briggs Overstreet, 100; Harold B. Stanley Sr., 80; Ethel Howser Bates; Betty Ewing Ball Thomas, 40; William Harrison Sudduth, 72; Lydia Frances Casey, 88; Dr. William J. Tisdall; Wilbert (Red) Strange, 57; Maudie Young Stigers, 68; Georgia P. Franklin; Robert Walker Wilhoit.
55 years ago, 1955
For the third consecutive year the Shelbyville tobacco market climbed in volume of sales to be the third largest burley market in the world. Total sales were 41,570 pounds that brought $13,823.32 and averaged $33.25....The City of Shelbyville employed Simpsonville Constable Sam Morris to serve as a patrolman on the police force to take the place of Barney Franklin, who resigned....Birth: Irvin Louis Dawkins....Serving our country: A1/c Kenneth Crump arrived from a year and half service in northern Africa....Cpl. Claywood Stivers was reassigned for duty with the 24th Infantry Division in Japan....Deaths: Myrtle Palmer, mother of Lucien Palmer; George Wainscott, 77, retired merchant; Agnes Elizabeth Swinney Connor, 35, wife of Lynn F. Connor; Katie Cowherd Skelton, 70, wife of L.D. Skelton.
60 years ago, 1950
Officers elected at the Farm Bureau office were James B. Hays, president; Dudley H. Scearce, vice president; Callaway Bright, secretary; Max A. Rouse, treasurer....Clifford McDonald was the new manager of the local Kroger store....I.J. Evans, who was with the firm of A. Rothchild and Son for 40 years, and with Briggs-Hower two years, retired....Births: Debora Arlene Gilmore, Linda Sue Chadwell, Martha Ellen Greenwell....Deaths: Thomas (Sykes) Mathis, brother of Mose and Walter Ellis and Sidney Mathis; Rev. E.W. Ishmael, 74, former pastor of the Shelby Circuit of the Methodist Church; Lide Bond, 80, sister of the late Mrs. O.F. Brown; Ralph Tichenor Shelburn, former resident of Shelbyville; Minnie Zilhart, 83, former resident; Margaret Hobbs, widow of Dr. P.A. Hobbs; Kate E. Wills Grigsby, 96, mother of Mrs. Charles Randolph.
70 years ago, 1940
E. Logan Brown was re-elected president of the Shelby County Farm Bureau for the second consecutive year....A switch from the operator-type telephone system to the newer dial-type instrument was expected to be made at Mount Eden....Deaths: James Wesley Land, 99, father of Lula Webber; James L. Radcliff, 72, brother of Boyd Radcliff; George T. Moore, 67, husband of Bertie Eads Moore; Robert William Proctor Jr., infant son of Mr. and Mrs. R.W. Proctor; Solomon Williamson, 70, brother of Robert N. Williamson.
75 years ago, 1935
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Robinson received congratulations upon the birth of a daughter at the King's Daughters Hospital....Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Hill announced the birth of a daughter. Mrs. Hill was formerly Miss Eleanor Sanford....Mrs. Harry Gillis, sister of Lizzie Catlett, died at her home near Lawrenceburg....Ernest Ralph Huffman, 3-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ollie Huffman, died at the family home in Mount Eden....Mrs. Jesse C. Owen received word of the death of her brother-in-law, Thomas Jefferson Hightower, in Atlanta, Ga.
85 years ago, 1925
The Downs-Moore Realty Co. sold the Samuel D. Hinkle farm near Pope's Corner, containing 60 acres to Mrs. George W. Johnston of Shelby County....Mr. and Mrs. D.G. Speaks received congratulations upon the birth of a daughter, Mary Louise....Congratulations were extended Prof. Roy Martin and Mrs. Martin upon the birth of a daughter.
95 years ago, 1915
The residence owned by Mrs. Frances Middelton on the north side of Main Street between 2nd and 3rd was sold to W.N. Nash for $2,275....Dr. A.C. Weakley opened an office in the Logan building on Sixth Street for the practice of medicine.