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10 years ago, 2004
Susan Quinlan was the new principal for Wright Elementary School…. After Saturday’s record-breaking attendance at the Shelby County Fair, Randy Tennill, the board president, compared the fire that leveled Bradley Barn to UK’s infamous 1992 NCAA tournament loss to Duke. “One minute we were winning, the next minute we lost,” he said…. The fire’s timing could have been worse – the last fair competitors left the barn at 8:30 Sunday morning, so no horses or people were inside…. The old jail, one of the county’s oldest and most distinctive buildings, was to be restored as much as possible to the way it looked in 1891, the year the entire structure was finished…. Psychologist Paul Schmidt moved his practice from Main Street to Eminence Pike…. Grant Wonderlich, University of Kentucky freshman, was one of several students honored at the Agribusiness/Governor’s Scholars Program awards luncheon in Frankfort…. Baby show winners were, 6- to 12-month old, Jacob Price and Malia Grace Warford; 12- to 18-months, Hank Jesse and Mallory Kay-Lynn Moses; 18- to 24-month, Colton Reese and Rikayla Fallen. Tiny Tot winners were 2-year old Olivia Grace Federle and Drake Michael Spalding; 3-year-old, Elizabeth Renea Ivers and Kennley Wade Ballinger; 4-year-old, Hailey Marie LaFollette and Trenton Taylor….
Births: Elijah Joel League, Juanita Antonia de Dios, Karmen Alexis Garcia, Graycee Lynne Pratt, Leigha Madison Wise…. I’m one: Ethan Tyler Cox…. Serving our country: Captain James C. Reese was awarded the Bronze Star for Service during Operation Iraqi Freedom for actions conducted during combat operations while serving as a Battery Commander and Assistant Battalion Operations Officer withy the 82nd Airborne Division in the Sunni Triangle region west of Baghdad…. Marine Corps Cpl. David M. Downs returned home from a routine scheduled deployment to Udonthani, Thailand, while assigned to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 12, stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan…. Deaths: Dr. David E. Filer, 87; Roberta Lee Jennings LaFollette, 76; Captain Lindsay Crabbe McCarty, 84; Margie Catlett Moore, 77; James E. Rhodes, 82; Carl Gene Strieble, 64; Lucille Downey Delling, 85; Edward Earl Whitworth, 73.
15 years ago, 1999
Eight students graduated from the 2-week summer camp on Hebron Road with a horse show, showing off their new skills to family and friends.... Rebecca Jackson, 18, was elected president of Kentucky 4-H for 1999-2000.... The Moses Ruben Fund grant committee awarded $36,000 to Shelby County agencies. They were Clear Creek Park, GGT Inc., Finchville Ruritan Club and parks department, Hospice of Louisville, TBI Community Inc. and Shelby Clean Community Program.... Tanner May was a finalist in the state pageant "America's Cover Miss and Cover Boy" contest. He competed in the 0-to-2-year-old division.... Chad Waits stayed pretty loose outside the water during competition. He was very focused. He planned to leave for a swim meet against swimmers from around the world July 10 in Sydney Australia.... Retired teachers honored at a banquet at the Stratton Center were Judy Bohannon, Linda Thomas, Sophia Davis and Patricia Thompson, David Eaton, Johnny Bohannon, Ginger Yount, Rita Stewart, Eddie Mason, Bill Detwiler, Jane Martin and Maggie Collins-Bunch…. Lisa Sams and Judy Madison were co-owners of Hair & Nails Connection on Snow Hill at Seventh Street and Old Eminence Pike.... Ryan Hurtt and Frances Mayo were among the participants in the middle school instrumental section of Eastern Kentucky University's 64th annual Stephen Collins Foster Music Camp.... Laura Park Wills was selected as the first female alternate to represent Kentucky at the Hugh O'Brien World Youth Leadership conference in Philadelphia.... Kent Barnett was named to the combined winter/spring terms' dean list at Centre College....
Births: Jerry Lee Cook, Gary Scott Davis, Sabrina Dalaney Eden, Kimberly Nicole Kosick, Emily Cassandra Perry.... I'm one: Madison Delaney Cheak, Savannah Faye Henson, Johnathan Daniel Shelton.... Deaths: John Victor Barnett, 74; Beverly Lewis Oglesby, 48; Martha G. Collins, 86; Martin G. Jewett, 59; Nellie S. Bailey, 90; Ronald True Langley, 71; Charles Kenneth Tinsley, 88; Malinda Turner, 90; Jack Huston Tipton; Pauline B. Clubb, 66.
25 years ago, 1989
During a special meeting, the Shelby County Board of Education hired Kent Stevens as principal of Simpsonville Elementary School.... Melissa Colby, 17-year-old senior-to-be at Shelby County High School, won the Kentucky High School Rodeo Association's Girls' All-Around Championship at the state rodeo in Princeton.... A small tornado which swooped down in Simpsonville with little warning stirred up residents of the fast-growing community but proved only a little destructive. There were no reports of injuries... Anthony Gilbert Parrett and Stephanie Brook Goodlett were crowned Dairy Dandy and Doll... A 56-year-old businessman remained in the Shelby County Jail on a $100,000 bond for allegedly shooting his wife during an argument outside their Thoroughbred Acres home.... Deaths: Rufus C. Harrod; Raymond Burley Jr.; Jasper Cays; Edwin Dale Dorsey; Curtis W. Sheckles; Ralph Peach; Edna McClain; Quincy V. Bramblett.
40 years ago, 1974
Dr. Dennis Liptrap(center) was installed as the president of the Rotary Club. Cliff Walters (right) was vice president and Stewart McBrayer was secretary-treasurer.... Shelby Christian Church observed its sixth anniversary.... William Crane gave long-time customer, Leonard Hildreth, a pre-4th of July trim. Crane's Barber Shop had been a family business in existence since 1904 when Paul Crane opened shop at 545 Main. His son, Bill, followed in dad's footsteps in 1929 when on July 4th he took over the management, celebrating his 45th anniversary on July 4, 1974... Lucien Kinsolving won the 20th Annual Shelbyville Invitational Golf Tournament, shooting 70 and 75.... Village Card and Gift Shop opened in Governor's Square... Asa Irvin Overall received the Silas Noel Incentive Grant from Georgetown College.... Fred D. Trammell, superintendent of Shelby County Public Schools, announced his retirement. The board elected Wm. Jesse Lacefield, assistant superintendent for the past 12 years, to the job of superintendent... James Lowell Ashby graduated from Morehead State University with a B.S. degree in science and mathematics... Randy Head, former assistant coach at Shelbyville High School, joined the firm of Shelby County 1st Federal Savings and Loan Association... Charles Turner assumed duties with the USDA Soil Conservation Service... Ann Stone was named the most improved girl on the Shelby County Girl's Track Team... Don Swindler and Mary Ann Perry were named assistant cashiers at the Bank of Shelbyville…. Deaths: Walter Turner; Annie Rooney Warren Brown, 83; Georgia Thurman Hancock, 81; John B. Mount Jr., 67; Timothy Allen Giles, 13-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Giles Jr.; James L. Cleveland, 57; Cleveland Menafee, 69.
55 years ago, 1959
Sandra Richardson graduated from the eighth grade at Bagdad with a perfect attendance record – not one day missed day during her eight years in elementary school…. Lucien Kinsolving was the first local golfer to win the Shelbyville Invitational Tournament... Betty Curtsinger, a secretary in the state Highway Department, was made an honorary colonelette by the Department of Public Safety, Division of Kentucky State Police. The native of Shelby County was a graduate of the Waddy High School, attended Bryant and Stratton Business School and joined the highway department four years earlier... Katherine Hays, telephone operator at Shelbyville, retired with 29 years service... Birth: David Wallace Young…. Deaths: Chester Conway Miller, 73; W. Oscar Gibbs, 60, widely known saddle-horse trainer; Laban Elsworth Pulliam, 52, clerk in the Shelby County ASC office; John Larue Hamilton, 84, retired farmer; May Wylie Graves, 59, wife of Roy Graves; Flora Wilborn Chandler, 73, wife of Charles Chandler; William Morris Mead, 78, music teacher and former furniture dealer; Forest Nethery, 70, farmer of Mount Eden; Margaret Rankin Zaring, 88, widow of Noble Zaring; Garland Redmon, 17-year-old son of Floyd and Christine Hughes Redmon; Mrs. Quinlan Hanna Quisenberry; Jasper N. Oates; W.R. Crutcher; William Connelly; Garland Redmon, James Earl Whitehouse; Owen Douglas Herndon; Doris Purrington Howerton Stout; Margaret Louise Morton; Jesse June Ellis; Charles Montique Day; Blaine Hazelwood.
60 years ago, 1954
The new $200,000 hospital at the Old Masons Home was dedicated. The Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Kentucky gave $16,421.65 to the new hospital.... The Simpsonville Lions Club sponsored the raising of funds to equip a room at the new King's Daughters Hospital in memory of Dr. Tinsley J. McMurry.... Rev. Marshall Phillips, a Shelby County boy, was the new pastor of the Second Baptist Church.... Local Junior Star Campers at Camp Bingham 4-H Club camp were Judy Riester, Priscilla Buntain, Tommy McGinnis. Senior Star Campers were Bobby Smith, Kitty Crossfield, Cecil Henson, Mary Hardin Davis, Barbara Gordon and Charlotte Rohrer.... Begley's July 4th specials: 1-gallon picnic jug $2.59; charcoal briquets, 29 cents; charcoal starters, 29 cents; paper plates, pack of 30 for 39 cents; six hot or cold paper cups, 19 cents; big selection of sun glasses, 29 cents and up; 68-inch giant two-ring pool, $8.49 ... Kroger specials: lemonade, five 6-ounce cans for 69 cents; pork & beans, two cans, 37 cents; dill pickles, 4-quart jar, $1; strawberries, two 10-ounce cans for 49 cents; watermelon, 79 cents; cantaloupes, two large for 49 cents; New Eastern Shore potatoes, 10 pounds for 39 cents.... Births: Nancy Stewart Schenectady Shipman, Elizabeth Ray McAllister, Cynthia Hartford, Sara Elizabeth Johnson.... Air Force S/Sgt. Leonard Clark, 23, formerly of Simpsonville, was killed in a head-on collision on Hwy. 41-A at Eagleville, Tenn.... Other deaths: Johnson A. Campbell, 75, retired farmer; Nancy Marksbury Dixon, wife of A.O. Dixon; Matt A. Wilson, 82, well-known farmer.
70 years ago, 1944
Dr. K.E. Ellis purchased from Daniel and James O'Sullivan their house and lot fronting on north side of Main Street between 8th and 9th streets.... Shelbyville Christian, Presbyterian, Baptist and Methodist churches announced there would be no classes for children under 14 years of age until further notice, as a precaution against infantile paralysis epidemic.
80 years ago, 1934
Birth: Thomas Warren Ethington Deaths: Dr. G.R. Carter, prominent osteopathic physician, a brother of the late Dr. H.H. Carter, of this city. Well-known here, at one time he practiced in this city.
90 years ago, 1924
Mrs. N. Goorman sold her residence property on 9th Street to Will A. Fitch and Luther McDade…. Birth: Lowry Wilson Martin…. Deaths: William Warren Vannata, prominent farmer of Clayvillage; John Gordon, 60, retired farmer; Marion Calvin Eads, 6-month-old child of Mr. and Mrs. Ecton Eads.