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10 years ago, 2002
The Shelby County School Board agreed to sell Daniel Field, the gym and clay tennis courts behind the old Shelbyville High School/West Middle School to the city....Philip Bareham Van Stockum was awarded a $2,500 National Merit Scholarship and planned to attend Princeton University....James Clements, a senior at Shelby County High School, was accepted to attend Morehead State University’s Honors Leadership Residential College for the 2002 fall semester....Kilen K. Gray, pastor of New Mount Zion Baptist Church, completed studies at Louisville Presbyterian Seminary....A record $70,000-plus was raised at the Michael Todd Long event sponsored by the Shelby County Community Charities at the Shelbyville Country Club....Dr. William Engilman opened an orthodonist office in Shelbyville. Along with coming to Shelbyville every Thursday, he also practices in Middletown and La Grange. He was also on the faculty at the University of Louisville and is an adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina....Births: Ethan Samuel Yount, Gracie Neal Rice, Alexis Mae LeCompte, Ja Kya Renee Thompson....I’m one: Elijah Davis Sherrard, Jakob Bryce Harrison Gibson....Deaths: Gail Mason DiDonato, 59; Charles H. Gathof Jr., 71; John E. “Jack” Kinderman, 76; Royce “Bud” Richardson, 62; Garnett Slucher, 81; Mack Arthur Stamper, 69; Mary Michael “Mikie” Brown Russell, 52.
15 years ago, 1997
Royalty for the Dogwood Festival were Princess Tymber Redd, Prince B.J. Tingle, Queen Brittany Renfro andKing Reece Bors....Nathan Reed,Shelby County High School senior, completed his first solo flight at Bowman Field in Louisville. He was also awarded a scholarship from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and was to study aeronautical at the campus in Daytona Beach, Fla. An Eagle Scout and a 4-year cadet with the SCHS Marine Corps JROTC, he said he wanted to pursue a career in aviation....Attorney Darby Lane Smith (left) joined attorney Chuck Hickman to form the law officers of Hickman & Smith, P.S.C. at 512 Main Street....The faculty at Shelby County High School got a double dose of medicine: Principal Walter Hawkins and Director/Assistant Principal Rod Cloyd both retired....Bagdad royalty included king John Tyler Collins (left), queen Brittany Renfro, princess Kayla Caseyand prince Grant Wininger....Lance Ashbysigned with Milligan College....Simpsonville special education specialist Randy Huntwas named the ExCEL Teacher of the Year in Shelby County....Plans were on the drawing board for a Wendy's restaurant to be built next to the Wal-Mart Supercenter on Taylorsville Road....Shelbyville Business and Professional officers were Gayle Atchison, president; Mary Yeager, first vice president; Wanda Hawkins, second vice president; Norma Murphy, treasurer; Cecilia A. Piccini, recording secretary; Barbara Porter, correspondent secretary; and Betty Walls, parliamentarian....Births: Ashley Nichole Beach, Rowan Swift Holsen, Marissa Leigh Hensel, Christina Elizabeth Cook....I’m one: Holly McClurkin, Conner Jace Caspar, Conner Ellis Cloyd, Dalton Lynn Bailey....Deaths: Viola Reid Beard, 86; Vanity Anne Hayes, infant daughter of Charles and Angela Hayes; Robert L. "Bob" Park, 51; Lena Faye Newby Roberts, 87; Cecil A. Nethery, 65; Estelene Ragland, 87; Charlsie Wood, 84; Edward P. "Governor" Bray, 77; John Cecil "J.C." Douglas, 79; Paul Everett Rogers, 71; Kenneth L. Miller, 63; John Charles "Jake" Browning, 64; Jesse Ray Cox, 33; Richard C. Poole, 45; Zoller Lee Riggs, 78; Sallie Elizabeth Hardin, infant daughter of Michael Scott and Patricia Ann Hardin.
25 years ago, 1987
Karefree Times, a 4-page tabloid newspaper, hit the press and sent out its first issue. For 25 cents it was mailed to all senior citizens supporters and was supported by ads from local businesses and $5 subscription donations....There were 119 Southside students who participated in the Math-a-thon, raising $4,000. Bringing in more than $100 were Ricky Drawbaugh, Billy Walker, Jessica Olson and Joe Garrett....Ann Beach, 44, won $1,300 in the IGA Kountry Market bankroll....Eddie Stratton was honored for 35 years of service at Roll Forming Corporation; Mose Ellis, 65, retired after 23 years of service....Etta Murphy-Coleman, director of the Dorman Center, received the POLARIS award, given by the Shelby County Chapter of the Kentucky Association for Gifted Education. She started her work with the center in 1971 as assistant director....Leanne Bowles, Michael Ellis, Jennifer Dunn and Lee Meadows, all students of East Middle School, and Kyle Tharp of West Middle School were named Academic All-Americans....An official announcement was expected on the location of a Japanese auto parts plant in Shelbyville. Ichikoh will reportedly employ 100 to 150 people and is expected to be a supplier to the $800 million Toyota plant under construction in Georgetown....Several Finchville residents attended the Triple S Planning Commission meeting to voice their displeasure toward a proposed subdivision for Parrent Lane....Jennifer Edelen was one of the 36 high school leaders/scholars to receive the $200 per semester Pastor's Christian Leadership Scholarship from Georgetown College....Frank Figg, senior at Shelby County High School, received his certificate of appointment to attend the United States Air Force Academy.... Cadet Thomas K. Johnson received the Department of the Army Superior Cadet Medal, third-year award, at Eastern Kentucky University's annual ROTC Awards Day....Births: Jonathan Grant and Joshua Scott Lancaster, Ryan Keith Jones….Deaths: Donald Joseph Sauer Jr., 47; Mary Calvert Matthews, 66; Lula Kate Langford McAllister, 71; Ethel Reed Jennings, 86; W. Houton Conquest Jr., 72; Doris Marie Ruble Likins, 57; Gertrude Prescott Ratty, 76; Gayle Curtis Smith, 67; LeGrand Thompson, 68; Lt. Col. Leslie C. Pyles, 61; Gladys Thurman, 70; Naomi Barnes Harrod, 72; John Gilbert Grubbs, 76; Roy A Sheetz, 69; Curtis Ray Smith, 39.
40 years ago, 1972
Colonel Harland D. Sanders, Kentucky's "ambassador of goodwill," received the 1972 Brotherhood Award of the Kentucky Region of the National Conference of Christians and Jews....The 92-year-old 3rd Street bridge on the Old Mount Eden Road had seen its last days and was replaced with a new 2-lane, precast concrete structure....Gary Tapp received an award for achievement and attitude in physical education in Honors Day activities at Southeastern Christian College, Winchester. The freshmen also was chosen to be in Who's Who Among American Junior College Athletes....On "Gary Jones Day" a benefit was planned at the Shelby County High School. Country music singers and performers are performing to raise money for Jones, who lost both his legs because of an automobile accident....Gary Williams, a Shelby County High School graduate, received a baseball scholarship as a catcher for the Eastern Kentucky University Colonels and compiled a batting average of about .300. He played four years of baseball and two years of basketball at Shelby County....Bobby Cook was named the replacement for Evan Settle, who is retiring from the position as head basketball and baseball coach at Shelbyville High School....Gary Afterkirk was named the new football coach at Shelby County High School....Birth: Susanne Easton....Serving our country: Steve Miller was wounded in Vietnam and was in serious condition at a naval base in the Philippines. He reportedly underwent two operations on his leg....Deaths: Nellie Sanders, 79; Maidie Johnston Clemmons, 79; Fannie May Brown Price; Rufus Starks; John “John Boy” Stodghill; Waugh Bohannon, 85; Johnson Walker, 76; George Gilbert Cunningham, 69; Dr. Thomas L. Hankins, 69; LaMont H. Lawson, 61; Virginia Rose Brown, 10-day-old daughter of Charles T. and Bonnie Murphy Brown; Nealie McCreary Wilson, 92; Leonard Holmes, 52; Ulysses Lee Long, 79; Edwin T. Newton, 65; Sidney Rice, 57; Charles Leslie Samples, 56; Leonard A. Travis.
55 years ago, 1957
Ann Foree Kavanaugh, sophomore at Centre College, and Mary Goodwin Campbell, freshman at Eastern State College, were selected as the King's Daughters Chautauqua Scholarship girls for 1957....Logan Watson retired after 52 years with the Southern Railway....The Deposit Bank of Pleasureville was approved to make FHA property improvement loans to home owners....Betty Boyd Roe, a student at the University of Kentucky was one of four granted the Emma Parkes Watts award for writing the best essay on Kentucky History from the National Society of Colonial Dames....Ben Green, manager of Lincoln Store here 24 years ago, returned to Shelbyville to open a store, "Green's Apparel" in the building occupied by M. Ruben for so many years....In the annual competition of the Missouri College Newspaper Association in Columbia, Mo., Mary Alice Rowlett of Shelbyville, received a Rank I rating for her entry in the editorial division....Sammy Wise was the first-place winner in the Teen-age Road-e-o, sponsored by the Jaycees. Runner-up was Buddy Bowles....Rev. Wayne Bell, former pastor of First Christian Church, was one of five to receive honorary degrees at Transylvania College at the annual commencement exercises....Birth: Bradley Scott West....Serving our country: Capt. Harry J. Cowherd completed his assignment at the Army Hospital in Valsinza, Italy, and was located in Belgrade, Yugosolvia, as a doctor with the American Embassy....Pfc. James H. Bruner and Army Pfc. Clarence Pulliam, 25, were members of the 7th Infantry Division in Korea. Bruner was a clerk in Company M of the division’s 32d Regiment, and Pulliam was an assistant gunner in Company L of the division's 31st Regiment...James E. Cleveland, 87, retired funeral director, died at the local hospital. He started his profession at the age of 19 and established the Cleveland Funeral Home at Mount Eden in 1923....Other deaths: Marvin W. Newton Jr., 17; John Warren Gregory, 72; John Harrison Greer, 81; William J. Saunders, 89; Mrs. Lonie Ellen Milton, 80; Herbert Cedars, 70; Thelma Louise Stratton, 31; Mildred Dameron; Margaret Bryan Smith; Susan Young Tinsley, 81; Luticia Sparrow Nethery, 81; Carrie L. Pollard; Vivian Sudduth Allison, 60; James A. Jesse Jr.; Martha Jane Branaman; Dove Edrington Clemmons, 87; Charles Bradley Cook, 59; Haroldenne Arington, infant daughter of Harold Ray and Wilma Jean Bohannon Arington; Rosalee Myers, 82.
60 years ago, 1952
Main Street's new asphalt was finished from fairgrounds to the ice plant, covering the last trace of interurban car tracks....Dogs caused sheep losses for James Price, Ralph Scearce and L.B. Rutledge....Spring clean-up sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce covered all city parks, church yards, school playgrounds and library yard....Final approval was given plans for new King's Daughters Hospital, to cost $948,700, with $527,055 federal aid....Shelbyville 14-piece string ensemble won first division honors at Lexington high school music festival....Birth: Mary Elizabeth Hall....Death: Margaret Jane Puckett, 84; Mrs. W.H. Burgess, Lula Hartford, Zena Allen, Alfred Richardson...
70 years ago, 1942
Robert F. Matthews Jr., student of the college of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va., was elected to the office of secretary of the Alpha Zeta Chapter of the Kappa Alpha Order, a role seldom earned by a sophomore....The Shelby County Fair’s board directors unanimously decided to donate the entire net proceeds from the fair to some form of war relief....Claude Barnett, formerly of Shelbyville, accepted a position as foreman with DuPont Powder Company, Charlestown, Ind....Lucy Ford, former Shelby County Clerk, who had held a clerical position in the state highway department since April 1 in Frankfort, was promoted to a place in the office of Ernest E. Shannon, state treasurer....The new home of the Shelby Motor Company, 4th and Main, was expected to be completed by June 1....Thornton Johnson Jr. was chosen to represent his company in the annual ROTC Drill Field Night at the University of Kentucky....Prof. Fred Trammell was elected as principal of the Bagdad High School for the 1942-43 term. Everett Hall had been serving as principal since Beckham Power resigned several weeks earlier to enter defense work....Birth: Betty Moore....Serving our country: Wallace Gordon Beckley, who enlisted in the U.S. Army at Fort Knox in March, 1939, was promoted to the rank of sergeant in the Quartermaster Det. (Avn.), at Dale Mabry Field, Tallahassee, Fla....Pvt. Bernice C. Palmer was stationed at Fort Ray, Alaska....H.B. Kinsolving III graduated from Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Va. and received his commission as a lieutenant....Pvt. R.D. Terhune, who was with the 149th Infantry, at Camp Shelby in Mississippi, was promoted to the rank of corporal....Pvt. Louis Mayo Casey, who enlisted in the U.S. Army in April 1941, was stationed in the Canal Zone in foreign service....Deaths: Yvonne Agee, 5-week-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Agee; Ollie Roberts, 76; James McCampbell Houchin, 57; Dr. George Wilbur Duvall, 62; Kitty Lee Waters, 61; Bernice Ellwanger Stone, 43; Mrs. T.D. Evans, 78; Adron Huff, 63; Samuel Clark Hedden, 81.
85 years ago, 1927
J.C.W. Beckham announced his candidacy for Democratic nomination for Governor of Kentucky; H. B. Kinsolving and Charles H. Sanford for Commonwealth's Attorney; John E. Brown and Perry B. Gaines for state senator....M.J. Turner’s farm of 21.5 acres, a mile south of Waddy, was sold to Mr. John Gordon of Waddy for $1,555....At the regular meeting of the city council, Lewis Smith was elected unanimously a member of the council to fill the vacancy caused by the death of the former member, Eugene Harbison....Deaths: Morrison H. Crutchen, 70; Ada Thomason Richardson; Natha Lee Murphy, 8-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Murphy.
90 years ago, 1922
The Shelby County Board of Education elected the following high school principals: Bagdad, J.T. Wade; Simpsonville, Mrs. James C. Ray; Finchville, E.H. Cannon....Henry Maddox accepted the position of secretary of the Shelby County Farm Bureau....Lillie Carriss was appointed a deputy collector in the Internal Revenue office in Louisville. For several years she had been bookkeeper at Harbison, Smith and Co....The nomination of Samuel C. Hedden as postmaster of Shelbyville was confirmed unanimously by the U.S. Senate....A tobacco barn and its contents, belonging to Virgil Coots, near Southville, were totally destroyed by fire. Loss was placed at $1,250, with $950 insurance....Deaths: Maude Shields Casey, 39; Horatio Thompson, 70; Marion Edward Brawner, 13-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Brawner; John Allen Pulliam, 49; the 26-month-old baby of J.G. Cummins; infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Walker Moore.
95 years ago, 1917
At C.A. Young's sale, dairy cows brought from $45 to $65 per head; horses from $135 to $150; brood sows $17, and 80-pound shoats, $10.25 each....William Tremere of Wilmore sold at Harbison's Stable 28 head of grade Jersey cows at an average of $73.62. Prices ranged from $50 to $110....A.C. Youngman sold his farm of 108.5 acres on Hempridge Pike, 2 miles south west of Shelbyville to Clarence Barnett for $2,000....A.F. Heinrick's farm of 54 acres, a mile east of Shelbyville, was sold to Mack Grundy at $120 per acre....Morris and Jones sold the farm of Mrs. T.L. Grundy, north of Shelbyville, to J.E. Regen of Madison County, for $135 per acre....Fred Miller, clerk at Hollenbach's, resigned to accept position as bookkeeper at Kentucky Utilities Company....H.J. Lanier of Todds Point, discovered a large eagle killing a lamb on his farm. He shot and killed the bird, which measured 6 feet, 4 inches from tip to tip....John W. Hall sold his residence and two acres on Snow Hill to August Moesser for $4,000....C.H. Wadlington sold to J.D. Wimp a building lot in Hillcrest for $600....Birth: Charles William Adams....Deaths: Mary Allen Crenshaw, 87; Nannie Allen Crosley, 72; Ben P. Rhea; Helen Bullitt Lowry; John Thomas McDonald, 30; Moses H. Burton; Mrs. C.W. Bennett.