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10 years ago, 2003
Megan Clark was crowned winner of the Sunburst Beauty Pageant in Louisville. She was the 2002 Miss Shelby County Fair queen and a senior at Shelby County High School....Shelley Elizabeth Hays received her master of business administration degree at the University of Tampa. She graduated in December 2002 with a 3.85 grade-point-average....Tymber Logan Redd, 10, added another trophy to her collection when she was crowned 2003 Preteen Miss Richmond....The Shelbyville Police Department gained two new officers – Jeanna Bryant and Rick Babiarz, bring the force up to 20 officers....Births: Ashley Nicole Gordon, Zachary Neal Houchin, Jackson Thomas Quinones, Maia Grace Thomas....I’m one: Michaela Lynne Black....Deaths: Wallace Hance, 63; Greer Martin, 86; Elizabeth Catlett, 88; Kenneth Estes, 66; Hallie LaFollette, 77; Louise Shuck LaFollette, 78; Mary Elizabeth Sowards, 81; Pearl Katherine Waters, 89; Delbert Wainscott, 81.
15 years ago, 1998
Mary Helen Miller was named Citizen of the Year during the Taste of Shelbyville; Margaret Hornback was the recipient of the first Nurse of the Year Award; and Jean Conder received the Golden Apple Award....The scenery could be changing along Mount Eden Road. A preliminary zone change request called for the development of retail businesses on about 7.5 acres near the I-64 interchange....Last year, Shelby County High School boys' varsity cheerleading coach Patti Griffin's goal was for her squad to place among the top 10 teams in the state. Mission accomplished when the Rockets finished ninth....Southside Primary School was one of only 50 schools in the country to receive a $10,000 grant, which was funded by Toyota and managed by the National Science Teachers Association....A gallon of unleaded gasoline in Shelby County costs well under $1, but experts were divided on how long it would last. The abundant supply, according to experts, was because of the mild winter....Winners in the annual essay contest sponsored by the Isaac Shelby Chapter Daughters of American Revolution were Matthew Joseph Smith, Carrie Elizabeth Wallace and Timothy Joseph Smith....The Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative finally came home. The service agency was created in Shelbyville in 1976 but outgrew its first home and moved to Oldham County. Local leaders celebrated OVEC's return on a five-acre site in Hi-Point Business Center on Boone Station Road....Julie Kinsolving of Coldwell Banker Rogers Realty Inc. was chosen as one of the company's International President's elite – an honor only the top 1 percent of the more than 60,000 Coldwell Banker sales associates through North America receive. Mike Miller was chosen for the Diamond Society....Births: Sydney Christine Larkin, Joshua Tanner Shreve, Samantha Danielle Stanley....I'm one: Allison Destiny Jones....Deaths: Nancy Hopkins Kirchner, 57; Roy Thomas Lisby, 50; Forest Thomas Aldridge, 73; Delores F. Kemper Henson, 63; Elbert D. Young, 94; Mary Catherine Spilman Houchin, 85; Elizabeth Shelburne Donovan, 89; William Joseph Knecht, 53.
25 years ago, 1988
Charlotte Chowning, the only girls' head basketball coach ever at Shelby County High School resigned. "I'm just tired of the rat race," Chowning said. "I'm not tired of the kids or the games. I'm just tired of the five or six nights a week that I'm out.”...Carla Aldridge was selected as a Scholastic All-American, which made her eligible to compete for scholarship grants awarded by the National Secondary Education Council on a regional basis....Belinda Baker, Nancy Dalton and Debbie Hardin were promoted to consumer lending officers at Shelby County Trust Bank main office....Births: Cecil Robert Herrell III, Brittany Renae Tracy, Alan Wesley Lafferty....Deaths: Planta H. (Holt) Patterson, 66; Robert F. Saunders, 64; Viola B. Adams, 79; William Baily Jamison, 82; Bradley Spencer Thomas, infant son of Barbara Thomas; Hattie Craig, 71; Arnold Houchin, 72; Gilbert Lefler, 58.
40 years ago, 1973
Robin Clifford and Julie Pflughaupt were named to serve on the Shelby County Parks and Recreation Board as advisory members....Press-time for The Sentinel-News found the 60 employees of the local American Air Filter Plant still on strike over wages and seniority disputes....Robert W. Sutherland, 33, of Simpsonville was reported in satisfactory condition at St. Joseph Infirmary after he was shot during a holdup as closing the Winn-Dixie Food Store in the Indian Trail Shopping Center, Louisville. The robbers took an undetermined amount of money after locking him in a refrigerator....Patty Frisby, granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Jones, was selected to be a finalist in the 1973 Miss Kentucky Teenager Pageant held in Lexington....Brenda Miller was honored as a Kentucky Master Farm Homemaker, an award usually presented to only two women of the state each year. Her husband was recognized 10 years ago when he was selected Outstanding Young Farmer in Kentucky....Deaths: Sophia Craycraft Martin, 87; John Wilson Howell, 73; Lena E. Rogers, 70; Edward Earl Palmer, 71; Amanda Pearson Cook, 72; Fred W. Harrington, 84; Pearl T. Rash, 76; Edward Earl Palmer, 71; Georgia Shipman Briggs.
55 years ago, 1958
Shelbyville's new Greyhound Bus Station, one of the nicest in the section, and designed by our own architect, Quintin Biagi, opened at 9th and Washington Streets....March of Dimes brought in $3,679.26....Approximately 165 little Brownies and Girl Scouts ranging in ages from 7 to 14 turned up their coat collars, put on their mittens and braved the March snow in Shelbyville and Simpsonville to sell Girl Scout cookies. There were 2,760 boxes of cookies sold, with a total amounting to $1,242....The Brotherhood of the Simpsonville Baptist Church gave a banquet at the church honoring the Simpsonville basketball team. A trophy was presented to Tommy Allen for activity in the church, character, contribution to his team and leadership. He also won a scholarship to Georgetown College and was ranked in the top five scholastically in the senior class....Births: Susan Lyne Wheeler, Sara Lynn Green, Sara Elizabeth Hayes....Serving our country: Charles David Reardon left for the Armed Forces. The Bagdad High School graduate was in the U.S. Navy, and served on the USS Cony in the Mediterranean Sea....Army Sgt. 1st Class Oval Black received a bronze clasp with three loops to the Good Conduct Medal in Germany, signifying his fourth award of the medal....Pope Goodson completed his 4-year tour of duty in the U.S. Air Force, during which time he was stationed at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, Syracuse, N.Y., overseas in Germany, Tacoma, Wash., and at Kelley Air Field....Deaths: Russell William Moore, 54; Anna J. Clark; Sally Geoghegan Maddox, 85; Rebel Young, 64; Margaret Ann Brewer, 82; Herbert Kalmey, 59; William A. James, 50; Minnie Scearce; A.B. Schooler, 76; Kathy Lee Calvert, 13-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Calvert; Virginia Hawkins Parido, 61; Amanda Combs.
60 years ago, 1953
Guthrie Goodman was elected president of the Rotary Club....Paducah nosed out the Shelbyville Red Devils, 44-41, in the second round of the State Tournament. Joe Bowles was named on the 10-man all-tournament team....James B. Hays and Logan Brown, farm leaders of Shelby County, were among a delegation from Kentucky who testified before the House Ways and Means Committee in Washington opposing the proposed graduating tax on cigarettes....Carl Garner was elected president of the Community Chest....George William Saffell, 77, well-known mortician and former educator of Shelbyville, died suddenly of a heart attack.
70 years ago, 1943
The Red Cross War Fund Drive reached its goal of $7,300....Fire of undetermined origin caused several hundred dollars damage to the home of Jake Doss on Kentucky Street....Frances Nuttall joined the customer service department of the Kentucky Utilities Company....H.S. Davis became Shelby County's second largest landowner. He purchased a 162-acre plot known as Undulata Farm in 1937. He bought 100 acres last year and a month ago purchased the remainder of 270 acres, which made a total of 778 acres. The farm runs from the Taylorsville Pike through to the Mount Eden Pike....Birth: Stanley Lawson....Sgt. Roy B. Nation, 19, was stationed with the U.S. Army in England....Pharmacists Mate Petty Officer Second Class Minor E. Clark, U.S. Navy, left Treasure Island, Calif., for somewhere overseas....Pfc. Theodore R. DeVary was promoted to the rank of Corporal....Lt. Fred S. Robertson Jr., U.S. Navy, was promoted to company commander with three officers and 205 men under his command....Pvt. Raymond Thomas Smither, U.S. Army, was awarded one gold medal for his bravery and sharp shooting....June G. Davis was one of 13 Kentucky cadets to win advancement from pre-flight training in the San Antonio aviation cadet center to training at a primary flying field of the Army Air Forces in Texas....Pfc. James W. Roberts was promoted to the rank of corporal at Camp Shelby, Miss....John A. Watts, U.S. Army was promoted to private first class....Former State Senator W.W. Booles, 79, Taylorsville's oldest merchant, died at St. Joseph Infirmary in Louisville, after an illness of about three weeks. Other deaths: Martha Elizabeth (Bettie) Carrithers, 84; Morry Clyde Meeks, 57; Elmo Holmes, 51; Katherine Moxley Luce, 79; Lena Liebenheim.
80 years ago, 1933
Geologists prospected for natural gas, and a test well was being drilled on Undulata Farm, 3 miles south of town....Kathryn Scrivner of Locust Grove school was county spelling champ, with Christine Hudson of Henry Clay school in second place....A modern gym was built at Gleneyrie school, the seventh in the county....Harry F. Walters was announced as a candidate for county judge....Deaths: Ezra P. Tinsley; Oliver Curry; Nannie Connor Davies; Edward A. Neff.
85 years ago, 1928
Charles (Ted) Matthews bought an interest in the Boyd and Geohegan Feed Store from Mr. Goehegan and the new firm was Boyd and Matthews....Selby Thomasson and Omer Shuck sold their farm of 84 acres on the Rockbridge Pike to Leslie Clark of Finchville for $9,500....Deaths: John Hatchett, 75; Leossia Watts Carpenter; Margaret Miles Beckham; Mildred Cravenson Dale, 70; Gabriel Gaines Tipton, 78; Mittie Burk Edgars, 29.
90 years ago, 1923
The Shelby County Board of Tax Supervisors met at the courthouse. The board was directed by the State Tax Commission to add $500,000 to the assessment of farm lands, $150,000 to the assessment of town lots and $100,000 on tangible personal property....W.F. Minch sold his 2-story residence on the northwest corner of 10th and Main to S.R. Skinner and H.D. Martin for $6,075....Dr. Clyde Hall, registered pharmacist, who had been in the drug business in Ashland, purchased a third interest in the firm of Goodman & Hall....A storm visited the city and every part of the county, and its work of destruction was mainly barns. First Christian Church, S.R. Skinner, Prof. J.O. Cannon, Dr. C.C. Risk, and David Downs suffered losses. The telephone and telegraph lines suffered considerably....The independent tobacco market in Shelbyville sold to date 5,520,715 pounds of tobacco for $1,750,310.51, an average of $28.44 per hundred.
95 years ago, 1918
Dr. W.P. Hughes purchased from A.G. Hill a farm of 75 acres in Henry County, two miles west of Eminence for $85 per acre....L.O. Graves of Jeffersonville, Ind., bought the C.W. Weakley estate the registered jack, Kentucky Ben, for $400....John M. Glasscock, well-known stock trader, died at King's Daughters Hospital....Deaths: Nancy Harrison Miller, 87; Sallie Murphy; Mark Casedine; Sally S. Abrams; Rev. C.W. Reynolds.