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10 years ago, 2003
Tiny Tot winners at the Shelby County Fair were 2-year-old girl, Alexis Elaine Bailey; 3-year-old girl, Jenna Lynn Egbert; 4-year-old girl, Katie Jane Butler; 2-year-old boy, Stephen O’Kelly; 3-year-old boy, Jordan Robert Jackson; 4-year-old boy, Jacob Townsend Floyd Raizor. Little Mister and Miss winners were Cameron Rannells and Alexandra Black. Haleigh Popp was crowned Miss Teen. Baby show winners were 6- to-12-month old, Justin Lyons and Emily Tipton, and grand champion, Jack Hering, photogenic was Cameron Horine; 12-to-18-month old, Zachary Jenkins and Keilee Jones-Hunter, and grand champion, Kaya Coldiron, photogenic was Chloe Tate Jackson; 18-to-24-month old, Alicia Valenzuela and Jason Garcia, and grand champions, Destiny McDonald and Wesley Adams, photogenic was Rylee Suttor....Laura Wills placed in the top 10 overall out of 32 contestants for the Miss Kentucky Pageant. The 20-year-old was speechless, literally, and drank a lot hot tea, nursing her scratchy and cut-out voice....Weissinger Hills Golf Course sponsored a David B. Eaton Golf Scholarship for students Tyler Henry and Ashley Dale. The $500 scholarship was given to high school golfers who had a high GPA and had been good citizens....Births: Brevin Matthew Baker, Kristen Elizabeth Blank, Matthew Dean Franklin, Alexander Chance Hayden, Caleb Andrew Ortman, Madison Taylor Palmer....Deaths: James Casey, 86; Lawrence Graham Bailey, 62; Mary Arlene Thomas, 102;
15 years ago, 1998
Duncan Hinkle and Kevin Wilson attended Transylvania University's academic camp with computer emphasis for high school students....Geri Napier, top student from Shelby County High School, was awarded the U.S. Army Reserve National Scholar Athlete Award....Paula Payton, 17, was a recipient of the First Presbyterian Harbison Work Grant....Ricky Simpson was presented the Christian Studies Award at Campbellsville University's Honors and Awards Day....Richard Stout was presented the $100 Shelby Energy Cooperative College Scholarship....Stephanie Price had been playing soccer for 17 of her 24 years. The former collegiate goalkeeper/midfielder would bring "a wealth of experience" according to Shelby County High School Athletic Director Gary Kidwell, to the head coaching position of the Rockets' 3-year-old girls soccer program....Russ Brown was the new minister at Graefenburg Baptist Church....Christopher Kirksey was named branch manager and vice president of the Main Street Bank One to replace Rita Hall, who moved to the bank's St. Matthews branch. She would be branch manager and vice president with 22 employees....John Shehan wasn't a starter on Shelby County High School's basketball team. So the first guard off the Rockets' bench admitted he was surprised he was headed to Lindsey Wilson college on a partial basketball grant-in-aid....Birth: Quinn Alexander Miller....Deaths: Clarence "Buck" Lefler, 73; Earl Franklin Shouse, 76; Mrs. George Chancellor Yager Cunningham, 75; Lucille P. Mayhall, 91.
25 years ago, 1988
Amelia Rafferty and Justin Gallrein were crowned during the annual Dairy Dolls and Dandies contest, a featured event of June Dairy Month....The community of Waddy celebrated its 100th anniversary with an all-day celebration and a gospel sing/worship service....Quick work by Bagdad volunteer firefighters prevented a fire from burning a tobacco barn owned by Sheriff Fred Ruble. The barn, located 4 miles east of Shelbyville on Benson Road, caught fire in the dry heat of the afternoon....The Sentinel-News won 11 awards at the summer convention of the Kentucky Press Association in Paintsville. The newspaper competed in the multiweekly division and won six first-place awards, three seconds and two thirds....News Editor Duanne Puckett and Sports Editor Jeff D'Alessio won first-place awards in a Metro Louisville journalism contest....In an effort not to alienate tobacco farmers, United Medical Center backed away from plans for a strict no-smoking policy....Dr. K. Jeffrey Miller, Shelbyville chiropractor, was selected to be a participating doctor in Practice Consultants Inc....Jon P. Swindler and Susan J. Woods of Shelby County High School and Tamara M. Beasley and Trevor T. Brown of Spencer County High School, were recipients of the Army Reserve National Scholar/Athlete award....Eloise Sawyer celebrated her 20th anniversary at Colonial Hall Manor nursing home....Courtney Renee Raisor received a scholarship – $4,000 a year – from Milligan College in Tennessee....Shelby and Spencer Countians can rest easy after news that a regional airport in either or both counties was no longer a possibility because of the cost....Some 15,000 water customers were prohibited from watering lawns or washing cars to allow water supplies to refill after a water line broke, cutting flow to one-fourth of normal....Charles Cox, longtime dairyman, was honored by the June Dairy Committee for his work....Bob Janes of Louisville bought Jack's Gulf service station in Simpsonville....Births: Thomas Francis Duffy IV, Chelsea Lynette Jones, Chad Alexander Collins....Deaths: Robert (Rob) Jones III, 16-year-old son of Robert and Sharron Burke Jones; Billy Moffett, 86; Jo Hanna Hinkle, 61; Booker Frazier, 80; Sister Mary Lee Peach Waldridge, 62; Josephine Cook, 76.
40 years ago, 1973
Kentucky's Dairy Princess, Sherry Ezell, crowned the very first Dairy Doll of Shelby County, 6-year-old Julia Hopkins....Shelby County Trust and Banking Company changed to Shelby County Trust Bank....Two Shelbyville High School teachers, Ernestine Jennings and J.W. Roberts, were chosen Outstanding Secondary Educators of America for 1973....E.P. Scherer won the crown at the Shelbyville Invitational Golf Tournament by firing a sizzling 68, the best round of the tournament....Kristian Ruble was crowned the 1973 Dairy Queen. The runner-up was Lucy Thomas....Dr. M.H. Skaggs was honored for over 36 years of service as a doctor to the Spencer County area. He also served several patients in Shelby County....Michael Carter was awarded a $60,000 four-year scholarship to the Air Force Academy in Colorado. The former resident of Shelbyville was the grandson of the late Bud Wooten....John Davis turned over the duties of Rotary Club president to his successor, John Mathis....French Smoot retired from the Farmers Home Administration after 38 years-plus of service to that and predecessor agencies....Birth: Kathryn Elisbeth Washburn....Deaths: Mamie Buckley Boyd, 72; Charles A. Tracy, 65; Louise Bemiss, 67; Sarah Mathews Terhune, 76; Steven Glyn Whisman, 16-year-old son of Mary Weiss Whisman and Glyn Whisman.
55 years ago, 1958
A bid of $2,198,782 was submitted for a 6.6-mile stretch of 4-lane divided highway from the Shelby-Jefferson County line eastward to Joyes Station Road and a 1-mile route connecting with U.S. 60....Three 4-H club members from Shelby County won gold medals at Bingham 4-H camp – Billy Allen, Laban Jackson and Edna Wayne McMillan....Lee Alla Gabbard, Anchorage, purchased the interest of his partner, Dr. A.L. Heise, in the business, formerly known as Heise-Gabbard Sporting Goods Company....Bagdad High School graduates receiving outstanding awards were Bobby Moore, star farmer; Clara B. Hardin, outstanding senior girl; and Jimmy Richardson, outstanding senior boy....Lawrence G. Bailey, Bagdad, was given the exclusive use of the name "Baileydell" as a herd name in registering his purebred Holstein-Friesian cattle....Jane Kay Smith was crowned dairy princess queen at the Shelby County Fair....Birth: Audie Ray Nation....Serving our country: Ronald J. Miller, radioman seaman, USN, of Simpsonville, departed Norfolk, Va., aboard the tactical command ship USS Northampton for a 2-month midshipman training cruise to Northern Europe....Deaths: Dr. Nathan Douglas Abell, 83; Laura Katherine Mitchell Denny, 57; Ollie S. Antle; Errol W. Draffen, 63; Jane Eddington Turner, 72; John R. Hutchins.
60 years ago, 1953
Dr. L.B. Sternberg, who had practiced medicine in Shelbyville for 12 years, announced that he would leave the community in order to specialize in pediatrics at Children's Hospital in Louisville. Sternberg relinquished his offices to Drs. Donald and Charles Chatham, who had moved to the community to pursue the practices of medicine and dentistry, respectively....Joe Bowles was in Louisville to practice for the annual all-star game between the outstanding high school basketball stars of Kentucky and Indiana....Mr. and Mrs. William Lindsey Logan announced the birth of a son at the Kentucky Baptist Hospital....Deaths: Mrs. Carl Webb; Lena Adams; Lillie Ann Shindler.
70 years ago, 1943
City and county officials issued a statement, which was easily called "Work or Fight" order. With the farmers needing help, idleness would be unpopular and unpatriotic and every possible pressure and law would be involved to get available men on Shelby County farms....Harold V. Tempel, principal of Henry Clay high school, was re-elected as commander of J. Franklin Bell Post No. 37, American Legion, for another year....Serving our country: News reached Shelbyville from the War Department that Cpl. Richard F. Clark, who was with the 13th Armored Regiment for some time in Northern Ireland, was wounded seriously during action in Africa....Pfc. Jessie Hedges was serving somewhere in Africa with the U.S. Army....Lt. Smith, in the Coast Artillery, arrived safely overseas....Deaths: Anna Wilson Waters; Edward B. Stodhill, 70; Clarence Henry Balof, 69; Mason Smith, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. William Mason Adams; Mollie Ogden, 76; Virginia Marie Brown, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brown; Samuel Davis Rodgers, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Rodgers; Pryor H. Dean, 70.
80 years ago, 1933
Jailer G.H. Hammond, in a routine search, found six saw blades in the cells. Four bars had been sawed....Judge Ralph Gilbert and Bernard B. Davis formed Gilbert and Davis law firm, with offices in the courthouse....Deaths: Claude R. Barnes; Clay Daniel Perry; Mrs. John Corgin.
85 years ago, 1928
E.B. Rogers of the Louisiana, Mo., Pure Ice and Ice Cream Co., formerly of this county, was honored by a directorship in the Asphalt Distributing Co. of St. Louis....Sam Hedden, a pupil in the city school of Shelbyville, won the $5 history prize offered by the Isaac Shelby Chapter D.A.R. to the Shelby contestant making the highest average in history....Death: Elberta Price, 61.
90 years ago, 1923
A successful sale of building lots was conducted by the Downs-Moore Realty Company at Brooksville, Ind....Deaths: Susan Saunders Sheetz, widow of Roy A. Sheetz; Thomas Riley Muir, 70; Susie Green Roberts, widow of W.B. Roberts.
95 years ago, 1918
M.T. and M.H. Wakefield, S.K. Riner and Guy Downs purchased from Elizabeth Wright, 607 acres of land in Clark County, Ind. for $41,500....At a meeting of the Board of Council, the Kentucky Utilities Company, which operated the local water and light plant, made application for a general increase in rates of approximately 25 percent, both to the city and private consumer....The Commencement exercises of the eighth class of the county school were held at the courthouse....Magistrate N.T. Howell and Jailer D.F. Wise returned from a trip to the Eastern Kentucky coal fields, where they placed orders for the county's coal supply.