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10 years ago, 2003
Kim Sage-Sowder submitted her resignation as principal of Heritage Elementary after two years of service....The Pro Hardware store in Simpsonville held a grand opening....Laura Wills, sophomore at the University of Kentucky, won the Miss Greek UK title. She was building momentum for next month’s Miss Kentucky pageant....Births: Kelsey Elise Baker, Brock Jacob Egbert, Carlos Garcia, Cole Thornton Johnson, Maegan Gabrielle Pearce, Jayden Bradley Poe....I’m one: Aaliyah N. Cranmer....Deaths: Polly Newton Finney, 75; Steven Scott Sharp, 33; John Douglas Van Natta, 77; William Caldwell Anderson Jr., 65; Cal Stanley “Stan” Beach, 46; L.S. Brown, 76; Mary K. Cook, 72; Mary Ella Clemmonts Davis, 67; Nancy Jane Greenwell, 79; Barnett Preston “Barney” Masters, 60; Herbert Singleton Jr., 58; Doris K. Milton, 83; Jessie Faye Peach Maupin, 57; Sarah Gulledge Nichols, 60; Robert Lee Moore, 86; Jamie “Jimbo” Burgin Pearson, 91; Eddie “Poncho” Contreras, 63; Charles Ellis Burgin II, 55.
15 years ago, 1998
According to Robert Barnes of the Cabinet for health Services, Children Today sold its Shelbyville Center and one of its Louisville facilities to Tykestown USA....The Shelbyville Mixing Center became the second Shelby County plant in two months to vote to unionize....Peggy Belasco moved to Shelby County from Florida to be near her daughter and grandson and became a volunteer for Shelby County Public Schools -- Heritage and Simpsonville Elementary, and Shelby County High School. She was nominated as Volunteer of the Year at Simpsonville and SCHS – and ended up winning the district title....Births: Sean Michael Barnett, Trenton Edward Davis, Kyle Bradlee Montgomery, Joseph Weldon Palmer III, Kaden Quinn and Tristen Brooke Schooler, Suzanne Elizabeth Banta....Ralph W. Fitzgerald, 74, and his wife Edith P. Fitzgerald, 72, were killed in the crash of their motor home and a semi-trailer six miles south of Batesville, Ind....Other deaths: Arnold "Arnie" Jeanette McClain Barthold, 83; Jose Oscar Hernandez, 78; Fred Kemper, 68; Virginia M. Middleton, 79; Lee Roy Morgan, 76; Mary Smither Sams, 92; Ruth Atkinson Snider, 68; Eva Dell Barkes, 89; Arthur Duncan, 73.
25 years ago, 1988
When Benton Miller started working in the Shelbyville Post Office, stamps sold for 5 cents. Still pushing stamps after 40 years they were 25 cents. Even though he approached the 72 mark in November, he's unsure of retirement....A city police chase resulted in a head-on collision on Old Mount Eden Road, causing two women, Eva Hardin and Elaine Lutz, to be injured. Two city policemen spotted a 1978 Oldsmobile making an improper turn at 3rd and Main and the chase began....William Jesse Lacefield, former superintendent of the Shelby County school system, earned a doctorate degree in educational administration and supervision from the University of Kentucky....For the seventh consecutive year, The Sentinel-News advertising department has won the General Excellence award in it's division in the Kentucky Press Association's advertising contest....Barry Smith of H.B. Smith Company and Jimmy Willard of Willard Auction Service completed an educational course t Indiana University offered by the Certified Auctioneers Institute a and were awarded the CAI designation....Sheriff Fred Ruble spearheaded a Neighborhood Watch Program for Shelby County – wherever someone expressed an interest in watching out for his/her neighbor....Birth: Christopher Joseph Shouse....Serving our country: Marine Private First Class Buddy Jeffries transferred to Okinawa, Japan for a 1-year tour of duty....Eleanor Garrett Pessarelli, 53, apparently died instantly when she fell off the tractor, where she had been breaking ground for a hay crop, which ran over her....Other deaths: Eddie Dees, 67; Thomas Horn, 83; Katherine Hawkins, 75; William Leonard Armes, 56; Clara Mae Wisehart Robison, 84; Elmer T. Merchant, 75; Mary Anna Beard Kavanaugh, 89; Henry Belwood, 67; Cleveland Bradley "Smokey" Morris, 69; Lois McGinnis Woertz, 84.
40 years ago, 1973
T. Sherman Riggs, who recently joined the Shelbyville law firm of Mitchell and Mathis, took the oath of attorney before the Court of Appeals....Winners in the Northside and Southside Poster Contests for Northside were Mark McCain, first place; Todd Nethery, second place; Harry Hundley, third place; Steve Cowherd and Holly Hisle, honorable mention. Southside winners were Jeff Moore, first place; Amy Wilson, second place; Jennifer Biagi, third place; Michael Stewart and Bartly Cissell, honorable mentions....Lawson's, Kuhn's, Kentucky Finance, Western Kentucky Gas and Tracy's stores were all victims of a rock-throwing spree....Births: Jerry Todd Gordon, Christy Lee Martin....The latest traffic victim for Shelby County died just four tenths of a mile south of Bagdad on KY 395 near the intersection with Vigo Road. Gary Eversole, 18, was dead at the scene of the accident. Three others were injured....Other deaths: Beverly B. Crawford, 56; Robert Lee Harris, 41; Chester Lee (Gilbert) Dempster, 59; Irene Shelburne, 72; A.B. Lighter, 75; Evelyn Virginia Tindall Hughes, 50; Elizabeth Stieff Wood, 64; Rebecca Carr Sanford, 92; Elizabeth Doss, 72.
55 years ago, 1958
The new First Baptist Church held ground breaking services on U.S. 60.....Fred Bond placed first in oral argument in Reed Club for first year law students at the University of Kentucky....Rev. J. Hayden Igleheart Jr. left from New York by plane for the European Continent. His itinerary includes Egypt, Rome, Syria and Turkey including places where the Apostle Paul had his Missionary Journey. He was on scholarship from New York University and the work he would do in the Bible lands would be accredited on his Ph.D. degree....The U.S. Weather Bureau presented a bronze Length of Service Award to Mrs. Willie S. Ratta as a token of appreciation for having completed 20 years of service as a U.S. Weather Bureau Cooperative Weather observer....The Shelby Rural Electric Co-op Corp. held ground breaking ceremonies for the Cooperative's new headquarters building to be constructed on KY 55 at the U.S. 60 intersection....The body of Ben F. Sanford, 21, who was drowned at Picketts Dam near Finchville, was found by State Trooper William Martin and a cousin of Sanford's....Other deaths: Lucien Harbison, 67; Isaac F. Fulkerson, 93; Henry Parker; Rose Duvall Sweanor, 76; Robert Hite Geiger Sr., 86.
60 years ago, 1953
The Shelbyville City Council approved a resolution strongly critical of the proposed water rate boost by the Kentucky Water Service Company....Melvin J. Craig was appointed manager of the local Goodyear store to succeed Reed Anderson, who resigned.
70 years ago, 1943
One of the high ranking students in his class, Burnett Hornback, 25, was promoted to the petty officer rating of electrician's mate third class upon graduation from the Navy's school for electricians at the University of Minnesota....Merrill Shely, 5-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. William Shely, was attacked by a stray dog while at play on the sidewalk in front of their apartment on Main Street and severely bitten about the face and head. The dog was shot and killed by police....Birth: Margaret Bryant Hills....Serving our country: Myrtle Puckett received a letter from the War Department announced that a report had been received from the North African area, stating that her son, Corporal Earl Puckett, who was wounded in action on Dec. 7, had been released from the hospital....Sgt. Charles (Jake) Zaring, U.S. Air Corps, was stationed somewhere in India....Sgt. Vivian Ray Harp was promoted to a staff sergeant....Bombardier Cadet Logan Brown was selected as Cadet Squadron Commander of Class 43-10, newest class of bombardier cadets to begin training at the San Angelo Army Air Field....Deaths: William Henry Rose, 84; James S. Boyd, 79; Raymond Carter Sutherland Sr.; J.N. Black, 69; Mrs. Ora Ethington Saunders, 67.
80 years ago, 1933
Albert E. Davis, son of the late J. Earl Davis, entered the lumber firm of Hall & Davis. He formerly was in the lumber business in Berry....Deaths: Elizabeth R. Wade; John Hunt Wilson; Abe Bohannon; Mrs. Edward W. Wood.
85 years ago, 1928
A barn belonging to Lee Rice at 3rd Street was destroyed by fire....J. Abraham, a prominent merchant, died at his home after a long illness of heart trouble.
90 years ago, 1923
Deaths: Charles M. Samples; Minnie Woods; John T. Corn, 43; Mark H. Garrett.