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10 years ago, 2002
The Cornerstone girls pulled out two nail-biters to earn a trip to the KCAA state tournament....Shelby County Rockets took a 80-63 victory over Anderson for the 30th District championship....The Shelby County girls trailed Anderson early but kept their composure to come back and seal the 30th District championship, 65-46....Coldwell Banker Larry K. Rogers Realty finished 2001 with a 29 percent increase in residential listings taken and increased its opened business by 31 percent....Births: Gabrielle Mashea Tapp, Andrew Isaac King, Haley Marie Newton, Keilee LaShay Jones-Hunter....I’m one: Joseph and Grace Maddox, Hunter Warford, Crystal Ann Beach....Deaths: Lucas Graham Holt, 22; Carolyn Elizabeth Beach, 49; William David Butts, 67; W. Howard Hardin, 83; Lucas Graham Holt, 22; Billy “Smitty” Smith, 55; Patricia Anne Clark, 51; Ada Shelburne Kelly, 77; Flossie Allen Lay, 71; Beverly Ann McKee Lillard, 53; Ruth Brunk Hawkins Moore, 91; DeShaun Scott Perry, 22; Earl Shouse, 70; Christine Bryant Streible, 95.
15 years ago, 1997
Clear Creek left its banks in 1964, sending businesses scrambling but back in business in a matter of days. The weekend storm this year devastated business owners on South 3rd and North 7th streets. Snow Hill's Meatery owner Brent Smith said he may not reopen after having more than 5 feet of water inside his shop; Crume-Hundley Oil owner Bill Hundley III said he didn't know when he would reopen. Roy Bailey estimated damage at $10,000 to Bailey's Automotive Service Center on South 3rd Street, where water rose to more than 65 inches....Births: Raygan Keturah Kilby, Monica Shyann Oldson....I'm one: Michael Keith Gilpatrick, Mackenzie Grace Spaulding....David Arthur Ervin withdrew as an eighth-grader at East Middle School because he was battling Crohn's Disease. His biggest battle, though, occurred when he lost his life to a strong current of water pushing through pipes in his family's driveway. The 13-year-old had been working with his father, Roger, on removing trees and limbs from the culvert that ran under the gravel driveway of their home on Harrington Mill Road....Other deaths: Robert H. Doyle, 89; Edith Stivers Adcock, 84; Viola E. Bir Gettelfinger, 86; Carl E. Robinson, 88; Claude E. Parker, 79; Hazel Pearl Hull Black; Edith Nolan Lear, 57.
25 years ago, 1987
The Shelby County Fiscal Court approved allowing an apothecary to open in the Tri-County Medical Building located off Hospital Drive....Stephen Durham was only 12 years old when he first thought of being a lawyer – after his bicycle was stolen. He opened a Shelbyville office so he could work more closely with his clients....James Allen Tipton, Mount Eden, was named to head the Spencer County Fair, which was named the second most progressive of 1986 by the Kentucky Association of Fairs and Horse Shows during its recent annual meeting....Eunice Payne was elected vice president of the Kentucky Association of Multi-Cultural Counseling and Development....Laura Boren, the former Shelbyville child who has a severe combined immunity deficiency, was shown in a story on CBS Newsabout the treatment she has been receiving....The task at hand was simple: Stay away from Western Anderson's roughhouse tactics and Shelby County would find itself in the Eighth Region boys' basketball tournament for the 12th consecutive year. Mission was accomplished, 59-39....Don W. Dixon was the new pastor of Waddy Baptist Church....As Kentuckians celebrated the commonwealth's 200th anniversary, Kentucky Baptists celebrated 150 years of organized cooperation in Christian ministry....Kathy Nichols, who had 14 years of banking experience, filed for the position of circuit court clerk of Shelby County, as did Susan Stratton.They will meet in the May primary....Simpsonville residents appeared before the Triple S Board of Adjustments and Appeals to express concern over the building of a convenience store with fuel pumps at KY 1848 at the Interstate 64 interchange....A Shelby County school teacher called on the board of education to seek more support from the legal system in correcting students who miss too many classes and to do more to reward good school attendance....The Shelby County school discipline code committee announced it would recommend that corporal punishment no longer be considered a last resort in correcting a child's behavior....Births: Amber Dawne Jaggers, Karol Marie Quire, Neil Evan Murphy, Ellen Michel Bailey....Deaths: Violet Haydon Baker, 70; Christine Eggen Hansbrough, 93; Emma Katherine Shouse, 64;
40 years ago, 1972
Col. Charles W. (Jack) Youngman, well-known native who came back to Shelby County to reside after a distinguished Army career, was named president of the Shelby County Historical Society....Members of Highland Baptist Church voted to extend a call to the Rev. Phillip D. Basinger as their new pastor....Jerry B. Chesher, native of Shelbyville, joined Kentucky Utilities as District Electric Heating Specialist....Marshall Long was honored as the Outstanding Young Man of the community at the Jaycee Banquet at Kentucky Inn. All pictured were (from left) Richard Ramsey, president of the local Jaycee; Long; and Bobby Pridemore, committee chairman....Adoption: Margaret Anne to Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Bauer Schneider....Serving our country: Airmen Ronald L. Cookand Gregory Wilder completed their U.S. Air Force basic training at the Air Training Command's Lackland AFB, Texas. Cook was assigned to Chanute AFB, Ill., for training in the aircraft equipment maintenance field; Wilder was assigned to Lowry AFB, Col., for training in the ammunitions and weapons maintenance field....Earl Morris Wood, a contract mail carrier for the U.S. Post Office at Shelbyville, died at the King's Daughters Hospital of injuries after his car went out of control and struck a tree on KY 12 between Bagdad and Shelbyville....Other deaths: James Henry Thornton, 47; Jesse Ellis, 81; Ollie P. Montgomery, 80; Fred Grigsby Jr., 42; Carroll P. Shelburne, 55; L.B. Laughlin, 73, Mrs. Benjamin F. Reed.
55 years ago, 1957
The new $40,000 Masonic Temple was started when Worthy Master William H. Jennings used the souvenir spade to break the ground, east of Old Masons Home. The old hall at 5th Street was occupied by the order for 120 years.... The 30th District was under a new reign as Bagdad stepped into control with a convincing 91-76 toppling of the defending Shelbyville Red Devils....The City Cafe closed while undergoing a complete overhaul, being papered and painted throughout....J.W. Cate, senior at Transylvania College, and for the past two years youth director at the First Christian Church, was ordained as minister of the Christian Church....Two boys from Indianapolis were forced down when the motor of their plane stopped and they attempted to land in a field on the farm of Mrs. Herbert McDowell on Clark Station Road. They escaped with minor cuts and bruises....Simpsonville School king and queen, James Reid Smith and Carolyn Shouse, were crowned during the Homecoming basketball game....Bobby Arnold was elected president of the Key Club; Charlie Blakemore was vice president; Billy Ellis as secretary; and John Mathis, treasurer....Births: James Gregory Wade, Ben Allen Thomas IV, David Bruce Keel....Serving our country: Herbert Kelley was promoted to private first class in Augsburg, Germany, where he is assigned as rifleman in Headquarters Company of the 11th Airborne Division's 188th Infantry Regiment's Provisional Battalion....Marine Pvt. Garland M. Cook participated in extensive amphibious exercises in the Caribbean Sea area with Marine Amphibious Training Group 1-57. During March and early April the group will conduct exercises at Vieques, Puerto Rico....Pfc. Duvall Burk was with the 526th Field Artillery Missile Bat-Fort Sill, Okla....Capt. Cordia G. Simpson, 35, was killed in the crash of an Air Force B-47 jet bomber at March Air Force Base, Calif....Other deaths: Minnie Ernest Bream, 83; Henry Rand Wright, 63; MacKenzie Todd Hastings, 53; Waller M. Scott, 52; Roger H. Riggs, 68; Rev. Pemberton Johnson Ross, 94; Elizabeth Jeanne Hornback Barton, 33; Branson Reynolds, 66; Minnie Ernest Bream, 83; Dr. Albert Porter Dowden, 81.
60 years ago, 1952
William L. Shannon was named president of the Rotary Club to succeed N.E. McKay....A $150 genuine band diamond ring was given by Luray Jewelers to a lucky grower who sold his tobacco on the local market – Landon Goins....Craig Realty Co. announced the sale of a 17-acre farm belonging to Mr. and Mrs. R.C. Harrod of Bagdad, to Mr. H.N. Miles....Deaths: Joe Cox Tichenor, 73, prominent farmer of Simpsonville, died at the King's Daughters Hospital....Anna Mae Brown, 20-year-old daughter of Joe Brown, foreman of the county road department, died suddenly at the family home on Smithfield Road. She was a senior in Shelbyville High School.
70 years ago, 1942
Rev. G.A. Daniel, pastor of the Knox Presbyterian Church in Norfolk, Va., accepted a call to the First Presbyterian Church....The terrace of the Shelbyville Post Office, which cost Uncle Sam $175 to resod last year, was damaged when several boys, evidently bent on vandalism, converted the steep, sodded slopes into a slide and destroyed a good-sized portion of the turf....Three hams were stolen from the smokehouse on the farm of Bailey Clark of Bagdad....Serving our country: Mrs. J.M. Craig had eight grandsons in the Army and Navy – one at Corregidor, three with MacArthur's forces in Philippines, one in the U.S. Navy and three in the United States Army. Lt. James R. Craig, Sgt. David Craig Waltz and Pvt. Cleon Thomas Craig are from Shelbyville....Deaths: Mattie Roe Young, 75; Ronald Gilbert Jamison, 2-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Jamison; Arch Tom Hedden, 67; J.W. Ireland, 66; Nancy Crockett Carrithers, 86; Eudora Barnett Moore, 47; Albert W. Logan, 73; John R. Burnett, 63; Sallie Harris Gurlitz, 83; Charles "Johnny Boy" Johnson, 27.
80 years ago, 1932
Deaths: Mary Belle King; Louis McAtee, 14-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Ware; George Parks, 48; Josephine Clapp Johnson, 72; Sarah Frances Cripe, 35.
85 years ago, 1927
Construction began on the new post office building which was to be located at 7th and Main streets.
90 years ago, 1922
W.D. Hundley purchased the Clarence Stallard farm of 133 acres, near Finchville, for $11,500....The Downs-Moore Realty Company sold the 40-acre farm of the Jackson heirs, located near Eminence for $83 per acre....James Marcus Wakefield was appointed a prohibition enforcement officer by State Director Sam Collins of Lexington....Births: Chenault Elmore Jr....Deaths: Brazil Meeks; Sarah Duncan; Mrs. S.H. Waters; Mrs. E.R. Roe; Alice Smither, 8-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George M. Smithers; Florence Graves Crapster; Evelyn Wiggs, 95; Milton Buechel Smith; George Williams, 80; Mrs. Media Hardesty.
95 years ago, 1917
George S. Chowning purchased from Dan Jones a lot with 64 feet front on the east side of the entrance to Hartford place, opposite the fairgrounds....Edna Johnston Lynch, wife of Estill Lynch died at her home in this city, following a long illness....Mrs. Lloyd Bodkin died at her home at Hansbrough's Station....J.R. Thompson, a native of Shelby County and a brother of W.L. Thompson of Bagdad, died at his home in Holt, Mo....Theresa Beard Gregory, widow of R.P. Gregory, and a former resident of this county died at her home in Louisville.