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10 years ago, 2004
For the 10th year, Shelbyville was named a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation…. Rachel Watts, a University of Kentucky junior from Shelby County, got more than 65 percent of the vote for student government president in the school’s three-way election. As president, she would represent the school’s nearly 35,000 students on the UK Board of Trustees…. As Shelby County Community Charities make final plans for the group’s annual event at the Shelbyville Country Club, it was announced that the Michael Todd Long Golf Scramble, which began in 1996, would honor Robert Samples. Samples was one of the first businessmen to step up ,without reservation, and state he would do anything to help Michael Long…. Masha Casey Miller was elected to the Isaac Shelby Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution post. Winners in the American History Essay contest were Andrew Moffett, eighth grade; Zachary Gallagher, sixth-grade; and Hagan Smith, sixth-grade runner-up…. The Winn-Dixie grocery store chain closed or sold all of its stores in Kentucky, including the Shelbyville store…. Karissa Barker, 16, saved her brother’s life after “a big ol’ chunk” of ham became lodged in Thomas Barker’s throat, blocking his airway. She used the Heimlich maneuver to dislodge the meat….
Births: Samuel David Lee, Cristian Pena de la Cruz, Jennifer Michelle Romo and Jocelyn Nicole Romo, Thomas Lee Raisor…. I’m one: William Jarrett Lear…. Deaths: Susan Nation Paddock, 69; Mattie B. Brown, 84; Delores Belle Turner Ralston, 75; Ronnie C. Walls, 53; Virginia Lemke, 63; Emogene Wright, 82; Jim Davis, 77; Lucille Wright Grant, 82; Mary Lester McRay, 66; Minnie Wainscott Nolin, 77; Anna Margaret Schooler, 82; Mary Jane Newton, 102.
15 years ago, 1999
Sheila Ruckertook over as the new program coordinator for The Center for Women and Families, succeeding Darlene Thomas, who was promoted to the administrator of domestic violence programs with the agency.... Camille Hewser aced the 125-yard No. 7 hole at Weissinger Hills Golf Course using an 8-iron.... Julie Kinsolving of Coldwell Banker Rogers Realty was selected to join the company's International President's Circle – an honor earned by only 5 percent of the more than 69,000 Coldwell Banker sales associates worldwide.... Alcoa was honored with the company-wide safety award. The company employed more than 100,000 people in 250 factories in more than 30 countries.... Living Waters Christian School raised $140,556 needed to buy its new campus in seven months. The 36.4-acre plot was located east of Clayvillage on U.S. 60, just east of Buzzard Roost Road....
Births: Cameron Tanner Aldridge; Tori Alexa McGuire, Makayla Breeze Trapp.... I'm one: Kimberly Marie Hawkins, Kayla Cheyanna Thames.... Deaths: Anna Mae Dunavan, 95; Chester Marksberry, 78; Dorothy Ann Hance Ellis, 68; Flora Merchant Arington; Fred Bauer, 70; Robert Perry "Rob" Dunn, 27; Paul Hayden, 68; Judy Ann Hardin-Ridner, infant daughter of Evelyn Hardin-Brown and Vernon Lee Ridney; Arnold Keith Heltsley, 77; Virginia Yeary, 68; Lela L. Wilham Robinson, 95; Ona Elizabeth Jeffries McCormick, 69; Thelma M. Schmidt, 90; Judy Ann Shaw, 52.
25 years ago, 1989
Cas Corrao, and his wife, Donna, opened a deli, Subway Connection, in Shelby Business Center on Ky. 55 across from Best Western Shelbyville Lodge.... Patricia "Pat" Radcliff Nethery, 44, was chosen for the 30-hour-a-week job to assist Dog Warden Carl Ray Perry.... Imperator, champion American Saddlebred show horse trained by Don Harris of Simpsonville, was inducted into the Hall of Champions.... Alicia Watkins was selected the Good Citizen by the Isaac Shelby Chapter Daughters of American Revolution.... The Shelby County branch of the United Way moved from the cramped office above Smith-McKenney Drug Store on Main Street to 726 Main Street, across the street from the Shelby County Community Theatre.... The Cooperative Extension Service marked its 75th birthday with an open house. The first official agent in 1924 was H.R. Jackson, who was responsible for all segments. The change was divided among three – Roy V. Catlett in agriculture, Jane Bailey for homemakers, and Terry Bertram for 4-H.... Mike Casey, Terry Davis, Charles Hurt, Norris Beckley, Vince Chambers and Pat Marshall – now add Dwayne Crittendon to the list of Shelby County High's contributions to the Kentucky All-Stars basketball team.... The Sentinel-News received a General Excellence Award and a total of 14 awards for its advertising efforts during the year 1988.... Rhonda King was the manager of Smart Moves, the fifth in the state, in the former site of Career Classics between Sycamore Shop and Margie's Hallmark, in Midland Center.... William J. Broughton, Bagdad, was elected to membership in the American Angus Association.... Former Shelby County High School Principal Sam Chandler was elected president of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association's Board of Control at the KHSAA's annual delegate association's meeting recently in Lexington.... J.A. "Rusty" Newton left his job as manager of the Best Western Shelbyville Lodge to return to the social services field. Prior to that, he worked for the Shelby County Multi-Purpose Senior Citizens Center.... Champions of the Saturday morning Youth league at Shelby Lanes were Kaye Shields, Jessica Holmes, Lori Nation, Christina Kephart and Christy Johnson.... Shelbyville's homeless people received a $22,000 emergency grant for renovations and additions to the Shelbyville Emergency Shelter Project....
Births: Jordan Lee Casey Nichols, Cayla Rae Hawkins.... Deaths: Freeman Bruce Lyons, 29; Charlotte Joan Cox, 80; Lillian Hedden Spencer, 81.
40 years ago, 1974
Johnny Lloyd was awarded a trophy as the winner of the first annual Kentucky Derby Mini-Marathon. He covered the 13-mile distance in one hour, nine minutes and 30 seconds.... Darryl Sargent left Shelby County as 4-H agent. He came to the county in May 1970 with only 500 4-H members and 14 clubs. Since his involvement the organization expanded to 750 honorary members and 20 clubs.... Anne H. Maxwell was selected to be a member of the 1974-75 Eaglette Twirling Corps at Morehead State University.... A womanless wedding was held at Shelby County High School Auditorium. John Rothenburger was the beautiful bride, groom was Mark LeCompte and joining the two in holy matrimony was Bill Webb who served as minister... David Bell, a graduate of Shelby County High School and a junior at Georgetown College, was elected vice president of Governance of the Student Government Association by his fellow students…. The New Burley Warehouse, formerly owned by Western District Corporation changed management. The Globe and New Globe crew purchased the building and renamed the facility the New Globe No. 2 Tobacco Warehouse.... Carla J. Turner, Shelby County High School senior, was the recipient of the 1974 Oscar L. Moore, Memorial Scholarship.... The Shelbyville High School Band performed for passers-by and those attending the Dogwoods Arts and Crafts Fair in Fountain Square. The group took all superiors when they participated in the State Musical Festival last weekend.... Deaths: Carson O. Porter, 53; Wallace Stout Smith, 67; Clarence H. Sewell, 55; Berry Hardin, 87.
55 years ago, 1959
Betty Hower was elected to Delta Eta Chi, honorary science organization, at Christian College in Columbia, Mo…. Charles Lewis Mathis Jr. and Jane Kaye Smith were elected by their class to serve in the Court of Honor for Transylvania Day at Transylvania College in Lexington.... The Shelby County Band spent the day in Louisville at Churchill Downs and marched in the Derby Festival parade that night…. Elected officers of the Simpsonville High School Beta Club were Bill Sweeney, president; Kay Smith, vice president; Nancy Long, treasurer; Carolyn Shouse, secretary; Betty Lou Miller and Waller Scott, reporters.... Thomas Johnson suffered cuts and bruises and Francis Reiss was shaken up when the Appliance Center truck in which they were riding skidded and overturned.... Mrs. Albert Davis was elected president of the Homemakers Garden Club. Other officers were Mrs. John Meehan, first vice president; Mrs. Hunt Hall, second vice president; Mrs. Melvin Harrod, secretary and Mrs. P.H. Skelton, treasurer.... A mid-season slump plagued the Shelbyville Red Devils as they lost their first game of the season and then added two more defeats to a previously perfect record....
Birth: Lucretia Ann Salter…. Serving our country: Marine Pfc. Robert L. Long served with the Third Battalion, Second Marine Regiment, in the Mediterranean which took part in a five-day amphibious exercise at Porto Scudo, Sardinia. Prior to landing the unit visited Cadiz, Spain and the French Riviera.... Deaths: Virginia Clemmons Allen, 66; Bura E. Head, 60; George S. Abell; John Wesley Harlow, 92; Matilda Elizabeth Brown, 88; Henry Fullenwider Harris, 104; Lee B. Smither; Carrie Tindall Lea; Mrs. Cleo Long Hamilton.
60 years ago, 1954
Douglas A. Bell, pastor of Simpsonville Christian Church, was chosen to serve as a student officer at The College of the Bible during the 1954-55 school year.... Ernest Searcy was re-elected president of the Shelby County Rural Letter Carriers. Other officers were William Amyx, vice president; Eugene Pilcher, secretary-treasurer.... William L. Shannon was re-elected secretary-treasurer of the Kentucky Funeral Directors Association, central district, for the sixth consecutive year.... Gay Ribbons, a 2-year-old filly owned by Mr. and Mrs. Sam D. Hinkle, won the second race at Churchill Downs, paying the sum of $104.20 on a $2 ticket.... Thomas Catlett, member of the Fayette County Board of Education, and a former resident of Shelbyville, resigned.... Byron B. Begley, president and founder of the Begley Drug Company, was appointed to the national Board of Field Advisers to assist the Regional Director Donald Williams Cleveland.... Mrs. W.C. Ray, superintendent of Shelbyville Schools was elected first vice president of the Kentucky Congress of Parents and Teachers....
Birth: Beverly Ann Smith, Thomas Ray Parks, William Paul Riggs Jr.... Serving our country: Army Pfc. Thomas P. Chowning, 19, took part in field exercises near Tokyo with the 720th Military Police Battalion.... Ben M. Pollard was promoted to the rank of cadet colonel in the Air Force ROTC and awarded the Distinguished Military Student badge at Purdue University, Lafayette, Ind.... Cpl. John C. Nation was stationed in England. He had been in England for 10 months and spent six weeks in Germany attending training school.... Pfc. Clinton Dean Wood, member of Company "H" in Germany was selected as "Soldier of the Month." To receive this honor neatness in appearances; knowledge of job; appearance of room, wall and foot lockers; and cleanness of equipment; and his ability to get along with other soldiers are considered.... Carl H. Heberle, who was in the U.S. Naval Air Corps, was attached to Fleet Aviation Electronics Training Unit, Pacific Detachment No. 1.... Deaths: John Webster; Ophelia Harwood, 87; Henry Herbert Stratton, 59; I.L. "Les" Schradski, 59; George W. Hall, 83; Emmett Sacra, 64; Lena Duncan Atchison, 86; Charles L. Driskell, 73; Mrs. Lutie Burton Boshardt, 81; Samuel N. Aynes, 73; Charles R. Moss; George Paul, 86.
70 years ago, 1944
Shelby County farmer Roy Hardesty was appointed to the state Board of Agriculture by Gov. Simeon Willis.... W. Boyd Poe, local broker in real estate, returned from Morris, Minn., after closing a contract for the sale of 480 acres of land. Mrs. Orris Johnson, Shelby County, was one of the heirs to the estate, which owned the property.... Shelby County, including Shelbyville, went "dry" by a majority of 605 votes. The total vote was dry 3,031, wet 2,426. The "drys" carried the county by 1,031 votes but lost the city by 425.... The Office of Price Administration announced that all meat, exclusive of beef steaks and roasts, would become ration-free effective immediately.... Serving our country: Capt. Robert S. (Bobby) Roberts, 23, completed his 30th and final combat mission over Nazi Germany. He had been awarded the four Oak Leaf Clusters.... Pilot Clarence Van Arsdale of St. Louis, brother of Mrs. William Underwood, was killed and his two passengers seriously injured when Van Arsdale's plane crashed near Middlesboro…. Deaths: H.B. List, 64; Dr. Virgil E. Simpson, 69.
80 years ago, 1934
John J. Walsh Jr., who had been managing editor of the Shelby News resigned to accept a position with the Cincinnati Post.... A new enterprise, a 5-, 10- and 25-cent store was opened on the south side of Main Street, between 5th and 6th. The new firm name was H.A. Harrison and Company, made up of Mr. Homer A. Harrison, president; Ryon B. Blakemore, vice president; and James Heady Wakefield, secretary-treasurer.
85 years ago, 1929
Frank Bohn, cream buyer for Sugar Creek Creamery won second banner out of 165 cream stations for accurate testing for the month.... The Shannon Undertaking Company purchased a new ambulance adapted in every detail to meet the requirements for an ambulance exclusively.... Rebekah Lodge of Odd Fellowship was instituted here when a class of nearly 50 members were initiated. Officers were N.G., Ann Tipton Howser; V.G., Mrs. Jerry Brown; secretary, Mrs. W.L. Thompson; treasurer, Stokley Mabel Brown.... George B. Perkins announced himself as a candidate for sheriff of Shelby County.... The five-room tenant house on the Middleton place fronting on Smithfield Pike about a mile from Shelbyville and owned by Mr. and Mrs. Chalmer Caudill, was completely destroyed by fire.... Deaths: Garrett A. Lee, 59, native of this county; Sarah I. Bruner, 76, mother of Mrs. Ed Wayne of Mount Eden; Nancy Jane Louden Washburn.
90 years ago, 1924
The Louisville and Interurban Company began placing new crossties and girders on West Main Street from 7th to Adair Ave.... At the annual meeting of stockholders of the Bank of Shelbyville, the board of directors was re-elected, including Matthews Hall, H.C. Vannatta, Jos. D. Hall, M.F. Rothchild, Ralph Gilbert, Edgar Sleadd, W.T. Layson, J.T. Riner and H.O. Moxley…. Birth: Turner Bright Jr…. Deaths: James H. Gordon, 55, former resident of this county; Mary Edna Scroggins, widow of the late William S. Scroggins and mother of W.B. Scroggins; Anna Lou Crane, 90; Mary Duke Guthrie, wife of J. Dudley Guthrie; Mary Belle Branaman, 87.
95 years ago, 1919
J.E. Clark was appointed a member of the Shelbyville police force, succeeding Charlie Mann…. Dr. C.R. Ellis, who had been in the Army’s dental corps, opened offices above R.A. Campbell’s store, formerly occupied by the late Dr. W.S. Rogers…. Deaths: Robert M. Van Dyke, son of the late Peter Van Dyke; Romanza B. Wells, 61, brother of Guy S. Wells; Sarah Cotton Guthrie, 87, mother of Mrs. Walker Daniel; Dr. William S. Rodgers, 56.