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10 years ago, 1998
Eilene Collins was named the new director of the Shelby Development Corporation, replacing Bobbie Smith, who left this summer to start her own town development consulting business... Boy Scout Troop 164 donated $3,000 to Operation Care, presented in memory of Jason Wilder, an Eagle Scout who was killed... Bobby Ivers was honored by the Shelby County Athletic Booster Club for 25 years of service driving the Shelby County High School boys' basketball team bus... Javier Ibarro, owner of Marimba Mexican Restaurant for three years, opened The Mexican Taco in Simpsonville... The United Way campaign in Shelby County brought in $489,500, $14,500 more than its goal... Steven C. Rucker was awarded the Shelby County Cattleman's Association Scholarship... Megan Moffett was first runner-up in the New Star Discovery Most Beautiful Baby Contest in Frankfort in the 0-7 month category. William Ricky Nation Jr. won first in the 15-23 month category... Jennifer Kennedy was tapped as the Young Careerist of the Year by the Business and Professional Women of Shelbyville...
Births: Evan Grayson Early, Cameron Scott Glass, Garrett Marshall Will, Alyssa Nicole Williams, Aaron Griffin Coomes... I'm one: Anna Arbury Bennett, Nicholas Jordan Jones...
Deaths: Kenneth Way, 64; Lowell Ray Irvin, 64; Edit A. Breed; Nellie Craig Cays, 81; Benjamin F. Nay Jr., 83; John D. Gordon, 73; Presley Cammack (P.C.) Oldham, 91; Creed Hasten Rowland, 85; Raymond R. Stucker, 92; Edna Christine Washington, 65.
15 years ago, 1993
Jerry Dooley was waiting patiently for William "Bill" Yancey to finish eating during the Finchville Baptist Church/Ruritan Club dinner. But when Yancey went back for seconds Dooley decided to make the announcement. Yancey was surprised a couple minutes after it was announced when someone finally got his attention away from his plate to tell him he was named Citizen of the Year. "He's a quiet man," said Dooley. "He doesn't say much, but he does a lot of work..." A talent show featuring students raised $400 for the Friends Reaching out to Each and Everyone (FREE) club at Shelby County High School... Birth: Sarah Katherine Cole...
Deaths: Allen James (Pete) Reed, 33; Gene Garrett, 59; Paul Eugene Kelly, 69; Lauren Beth Edwards, 11; Claude Taylor Sr., 82; Peggy Lee Easter Young, 82; Roy Harp, 98.
25 years ago, 1983
Shelby County's drought-damaged burley crop sold for less than it had for years. Shelby County's eight local warehouses sold just over a half-million pounds of burley for an average price of $172.99 per hundredweight -- more than $10 more than the average for all of last season... Rev. Roy Sharp was the new minister of First Presbyterian Church... Keith Asher was called as the new pastor of the Shelbyville Church of God... Dan Blanchard was the new minister of the Shelbyville Church of Christ... Mark Miller of Waddy joined an elite group of Future Farmers of America when he received the highest FFA degree of membership -- that of American farmer... Monfried Optical announced plans to open in Midland Center... Mike Kennedy announced that the Soup Kettle restaurant in downtown Shelbyville was for sale...
Deaths: Helen Powell Jefferson, 77; William Harold Hawkins, 64; Jesse Lutes, 69; Mildred Meschendorf Wakefield, 73.
40 years ago, 1968
The Shelbyville City Council voted to accept bids totaling $1,008,000 for the construction of an addition to the present water plant, a water storage facility, and improvements to the water distribution system... The city blacktopped its new parking lot between Main and Washington street and Mayor Jessee Puckett ordered parking meters for this lot and the one at Sixth and Henry Clay... Mrs. Dorothy Green Mills was appointed executive secretary of the Shelby County Red Cross Chapter... A light crop and sharp bidding pushed the burley average to $73.93 as the 1968 sales season opened at the Old Globe and Big Top warehouses... Serving our country: Communications Yeoman Third Class Ronald Kelien USN, 20, returned with Antisubmarine Warfare Group 3 to its homeport in Long Beach California.... Seaman Jerry A. Aldridge USN, 21, participated in night ambush operations of the coast of Vietnam aboard the destroyer USS Robert L. Wilson...
Deaths: Laura Bruce Corbin Wakefield, 73; Stella Rucker Skruggs, 57.
50 years ago, 1958
Robert Dean was the new manager at Shelby Theatre, succeeding Norman Rogers who left for the Army and had been manager for nine years... Clarence Miller, 48, a farmer, was moved into one of the top jobs in the Department of Agriculture, secretary of agriculture to succeed Don Paarlberg... Directors named for Shelby County Farm Bureau were Dudley Scearce, Bill Giltner, Betty Sue Duvall, George Busey and Ray Moss Tucker... Leroy McMullan, University of Kentucky student from Shelbyville, bested three opponents in a campus primary contest to determine candidates for next month's Student Council elections... Kenneth Cook, was appointed Rambler dealer in Shelbyville and Shelby County, a new local car agency... Sam Crawford was elected to the Executive Committee of the Kentucky Artificial Breeding Association... Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Bryant announced the birth of a daughter, Janet Lee... Army PFC William D. Mack, 24, participated in a field training exercise with the 3rd Division's 15th Infantry in Germany...
Deaths: L.P. Wright, 74; Howard Cecil Banta, 55; Isaac Newton Toy, 79; Sue Brown Hardesty, 95; Hallie Lee Coombs, 91; H.D. Black, 84; Elizabeth Tindall Brown, 73; Hazzel Carlton, 56; Emma Thompson; Effie Buckner Hill, 81; Sarah Hays Bohannon; Matthew Smith, 67; Daisy Lindsey Smoot.
60 years ago, 1948
Shelby Red Devils won two games within the week as follows: Shelbyville-Crestwood, 39-22, and Shelbyville-LaGrange, 55-19... Jack Bryant Connors, 19, graduate of Cropper High School, enlisted in the Army Air Corps and left for San Antonio... Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Puckett chose the name, Marsha, for their daughter, born at King's Daughters Hospital.
75 years ago, 1933
The City Council met for its last time prior to the forming of a new city government in December. Both Mayor Paul Schmidt and City Attorney John Dawson Buckner declined to serve another term... Quarterback R.C. Travis and fullback Bernard Whithouse sparked Shelbyville to a 13-6 win over Eminence... Deaths: Julia Beard, William C. Elliott, Frank Ford, John W. Heilman.
80 years ago, 1928
Col. P.C. Oldham sold the Lynn Henderson farm of 47.5 acres on the Rockbridge Road to L.F. Speckman of Louisville for $6,000... Janice Rodgers, 18-month-old baby of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Rodgers, died at the family home in Bagdad... Amanda B. Pilcher, 77, died at her home on Pleasant Grove Ridge, seven miles from Mount Eden... Nancy B. Robertson, widow of the late William Robertson, died at King's Daughters Hospital of pneumonia... Charles S. Darnaby, 57, former city commission of Lexington and secretary of the Bluegrass Fair Association died at his home… One of the county's most prominent farmers and horsemen, Samuel D. Hinkle, 56, died of Brights Disease at his home on the Mount Eden Pike after a long illness.
90 years ago, 1918
Morton Hanna's farm of 93 acres located between Shelbyville and Cropper, was sold to J.P. Tipton for $165 per acre... The first two deaths from influenza in this county occurred at the home of Benjamin Smith, a farmer who lived near Graefenburg.