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10 years ago, 2002
Shelby County deputies arrested four alleged drug traffickers and confiscated drugs and $11,000 in cash in two separate raids....The cost of postal stamps went from 34 to 37 cents....Gina Jesse was named volunteer of the year by the Shelby County Drug/Alcohol Advisory Council....DEAL$, where everything in the store is a buck or less, opened in Village Plaza Shopping Center....Births: Joshua Lee Scriber, Jaquavion Mykel Johnson, Tyler Blake White, Jacobi Jy’Shawn Evans....I’m one: Skyler Chesser, Erica Marlene Bratcher, Gavid Didier....Deaths: Faye Edington, 80; Luther Jones Green, 81; Ruby Catherine Thompson Lewis, 77; Gilbert Lee Manley, 78; Edward Lee Spencer, 76; Elizabeth Brown Waugh, 105; Leona Glass, 80; Gayle “Democrat” Stivers, 84; Bill Ruth, 57.
15 years ago, 1997
Alex McLennan, 6, was named Shelby County Dairy Dandy and Shimel Haydon, 8, was Dairy Doll....The Moses Ruben Fund donated $25,913 to local organizations....Rev. Scott Patton was the new Finchville Baptist Church pastor....Betty Baird Kregor was one of 16 former athletes that would be inducted into the Dawahare's/Kentucky High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame....Barbara Allan was the new principal at Wright Elementary....Rev. Art Leach was the new pastor at Simpsonville United Methodist Church....Clay Street Baptist Church broke ground for its long-awaited Marnel Moorman Family Life Center. The 25,700-square foot facility included four bowling lanes, a gymnasium and indoor walking track, fitness center, computer lab and game room....Christina Olsson was hired as the area director of the Shelby County office of the Metro United Way....Births: Justice Scott Lear, Dakota Gene Samples, Cody James William Smith, Jasmine Mercedes Kring....I'm one: Jessica Don Lear, Natalie Jane LeCompte....Deaths: Alice Lee Wayne Beckley, 62; Tincie A. Brown, 84; Hallie Mae Smith Burgin, 63; Gidget Nicole Campbell, 15-year-old daughter of Jackie Powell Campbell; Sheldon "Dusty" Cox, 45; Emily Carter Hedges, 89; Marvin Carlton Phillips, 72; Kenneth "Jack" Wesley Seebold Sr., 67; Elton Ray Rice Sr., 70; Donald Reid Ritter, 66; Emily Carter Hedges, 89; Bessie L. Smith, 77; Oral Lee Sanders, 81; Joseph Gray Logan, 74.
25 years ago, 1987
Marnel Moorman enjoyed a good career as an assistant basketball coach and as an educator. He resigned his coaching position after he had been an assistant coach on the Shelby County High School basketball staff since 1975. His commitment and time consumption to his Kentucky Educational Association post as vice president forced him to step down....Rev. Steve Pearson was ordained a deacon in the Kentucky Conference of the United Methodist Church....A part pit bull dog/Australian Shepherd was destroyed after it attacked Tina Tipton, a school board official. She was bitten while she tried to protect her pet from its attack....Leslie Marie Crouch, a student at East Middle School, was named an Academic All-American....It was three years in the making, but members of the Shelby County Indoor Pool Committee started a project which would be crucial in whether or not a pool enclosure would be constructed. The group had an immediate goal -- to come up with the funds to meet a $5,000 challenge....Johnny Baxter, 28, was named manager of the Shelbyville Winn-Dixie....Births: Kenneth James Edwards, Jaclyn Suzanne Forsythe, Lena Michelle Cook, Nicole Charline Newton, Leslie Nicole Burgin, Charles Randall Stalker....Deaths: Newton John Fisher, 63; Nancy Sandidge, 50; Fred Leslie Shuck, 59; Henry Owens, 67; Denton Delong Shirley, 54; Lloyd Cardwell, 78; Reata Hays Jones, 86.
40 years ago, 1972
Fielding Ballard won the annual Shelbyville Invitational Golf Tournament with a birdie on the first overtime hole....Pamela Clifford was named the 1972 Shelby County Dairy Princess from a court of six candidates with Raenell Coulter being chosen as the alternate in case for some reason Clifford is unable to serve....For a "city slicker" Brenda Miller did pretty well as a farm gal. She grew a big garden, helped out with the tractor driving, worked in the tobacco, managed a 200-year-old house and churned her own butter. She was named Shelby County Master Homemaker....Molly Craig, 12, was awarded a blue ribbon in the junior division of state 4-H other foods demonstration competition at the University of Kentucky. Karen Bailey, 17, was awarded a red ribbon in the senior division....Alex Veech was honored for 35 years of service with Shelby Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation....Don Marston, assistant Carroll County coach for the past four years, was named the new head basketball coach at Shelby County High School....Serving our country: 2nd Lt. David R. Anderson was awarded U.S. air Force silver pilot wings upon graduation at Laughlin AFB, Texas....Deaths: Elizabeth Brown Molloy Dowling, 82; Donald B. North, 29; Eddie A. North, 21; D.J. Fible, 85; Gracie Ashby Peach, 74; Elizabeth Turner Taylor, 83; Jane Nuttall Joice, 45.
55 years ago, 1957
Sixteen agricultural workers from South and Central America arrived in Shelby County to observe farming methods here. Twelve men and four women from six countries will tour the county....Louis C. Baker was among approximately 100 University of Kentucky student who have been placed on the dean's list in the College of Arts and Sciences....The Rhododendron Brown Swiss farm won 17 blues and one red ribbon at two 1957 Canton Shows....The annual Banker-Farmer Field Day was held on the C. Wise Shipman farm near Simpsonville. This year the women as well as the men were invited to attend....Harry C. McKenzie became a member of the executive committee of the Johnson and Johnson board of directors....Bert Wayne Smith was ordained as a minister of the Christian Church at the First Christian Church in Shelbyville....The first National All-Polled Cattle Show drew a large crowd of Shelby Countians, out-of-state exhibitors and visitors and Kentucky farmers to the Walnut Lake Stock Farm near Simpsonville. The farm was owned by Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Miller....Births: Mary Marguerite Pearce, David Carl Kazar, Evelyn O'Neal....Serving our country: 2nd Lt. James M. Lee took part in an extensive troop exercise during a series of atomic tests....Deaths: Marshall Thomas (Jack) Gray, 37; Jerry Wise Donovan, 60; Alonzo Carlton Youngman, 92; Elizabeth Conquest Johnson, 79; Fount James, 85; Mary Willie Flannagan Abell, 76; Carrie Bessie McCormick; Dr. James Webber Baird, 91; Horace G. Harrod, 69; Harry Clubb.
60 years ago, 1952
C.H. Anderson sold seven Purebred Aberdeen-Angus cows to Sam Allen and son, Somerset....Michael H. Schindler, father of Nellie D. Miller and Mrs. Frank Tygrett, suffered a cerebral hemorrhage. He was taken to the King's Daughters Hospital....Johnny Gowin, 36, father of two children drowned in a lake on the farm of Mrs. J.G. Goodman....Other deaths: Sarah Turpin Wakefield.
70 years ago, 1942
Three-hundred-sixty youths between the ages of 18 and 20 enlisted in Shelby County for the fifth Selective Service registration....The Shelby Motor Company moved to its new location at 4th and Main streets....W.R. Reasor was installed as the new president of the Rotary Club....Pvt. Edward L. Terhune was a member of the graduating class at Fort Crook Motor School in Nebraska....Serving our country: A platoon from the company of United States Forces in Northern Ireland, commanded by Capt. David Tyler Long, lunched with King George and Queen Elizabeth. Capt. Long was the son of D.T. Long of Shelbyville, tobacco warehouse operator....Capt. Richard Hunter Lawson, U.S. Army, was promoted to the rank of major....Deaths: John Smith, 86; Samuel Edgar Waters, 68; Annie Miller Epperson, 73; Mack C. Clark, 52; John Samuel Calloway, 61; Lula Smith Tucker, 81.
80 years ago, 1932
Murray Adams Trumbo was awarded a certificate of merit by the Holstein-Friesian Association for his work in the calf club....James C. Ray purchased O.R. Williams’ interest in the Farmers Loose Leaf Tobacco Warehouse and at the same time sold Williams his interest in the 205-acre farm located on Hempridge Pike, jointly owned by them....A certificate of life membership was awarded to R. Lee Shannon in the Funeral Directors Association Inc., State of Kentucky, for services rendered to the profession and association....Deaths: Victor Gabby, 52; Mora Clark Snider, 74; Davis Brown, 70;
85 years ago, 1927
A house and five acres of land in Clay Village belonging to Allen Tindayy was sold to Cynthia Simpson for $1,565....S.S. Nicholas, 46, a native of Shelby County, died at his home in Edna, Texas.
90 years ago, 1922
Jesse Harold purchased the shoe shop on 6th Street from Joe Zelber. The name of the new firm was Harold and Sivels....Lillian D. Boyd sold her residence at 11th and Main streets, which was badly damaged by fire, to S.R. Skinner for $5,500....The two storerooms at 7th and Main was sold to E.W. Adams for $8,500....The county board of education at a meeting adopted a resolution requesting the fiscal court to levy a tax of 40 cents on the $100 on all property in the county, exclusive of the Shelby Graded School District, for school purposes.