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10 years ago, 2003
Thomas Maxfield Van Stockum, 17, obtained the rank of Eagle Scout at Boy Scout Troop 110 in Anchorage….Working for some parts of Shelby County government could be quite the shocker for someone who had come from the successful corporate world, like Gail Renfro. She was hired as the county’s human relations director at the road department after less than three months on the job – a first-time position in the county….Charles Chiappetta was named Rotarian of the Year for the Shelbyville Rotary Club….Shelby County native Lt. Col. Kenneth Ray Ellis retired from the Kentucky Air National Guard in Louisville….Rocket golfer Candice Wiley was awarded the Midwest Section of the Ladies Professional Golf Association’s Goldie Bateson Scholarship….Cindy Stewart Rattray was named the 2003 Woman of Achievement at the Shelbyville Business and Professional Women’s award’s luncheon….Smith-McKenney opened a satellite apothecary in the new Town Centre on Buck Creek Road….Births: Jacquelin Berenice Miranda, Sara Kathryn Beard, James Bryant Cabellero Cervantes, Aubrey Kenzie Court, Nevaeh Cheyenne Durrett, MaryAnne Skylar Flores, Bradyn Nicole Frame, Madalyn Alexys Albers, Matthew Douglas Spaulding, Ivana Hernandez, Allyson Dawn Moore, Ellen Eymychell Gonzalez Perez, Andrew Robert Warner, Jazmen Renae Whitehouse….I’m one: Sadie Rae McCoun, Kristin King, Kelli Stivers….Deaths: Winburn L. “Mitch” Mitchum, 89; Lee Roy “Doodle Banta, 69; Margie Bramblett, 79; Robert M. Eggen Jr., 94; Luther “Elmo” Rogers, 62; Calvin L. Baird Sr., 79; Mary Jo Purvis, 58; Pauline Murphy Berryman, 69; Phyllis Branham, 81; Virginia Drane Logan, 95; Heather Montgomery Mackey, 28; Frankie Mitchell, 39; Edna Morrow Moffett, 83; Boyd “Bobie” Radcliff, 66; John Milton Wynn, 53.
15 years ago, 1998
Megan Clark,Miss Shelby County Fair Teen, was named third runner-up in the state teen competition at the Executive Inn West in Louisville....Jeanine Fetzer, broker/owner of Realty One, was one of four real-estate professionals nationwide named to the Superstar Hall of Fame, a distinction awarded annually by Mike Ferry, real-estate educator....Connie Kendall's lucky number was drawn during National School Bus Driver Appreciation Day, winning a Burton Dye print, signed and numbered, donated by Brenner's Gallery....Roll Forming Corporation earned the supplier-of-the-year award for the second consecutive year....East Middle School's first Homecoming princess, Amber Goodlett, was crowned at halftime of the Missiles' victory over Frankfort Second Street....The seven residents who filed as candidates for property valuation administrator were given 60 seconds to persuade voters to write in their name on the ballot for 1998. They were Nancy Barnett, LaMar Hundley Jr., John Mathis, Brad McDowell, Charles Moody, Jane Sutton and Leo Young....Tommie Kendall, Shelby County High School junior cross-country runner, accepted one of 80 invitations by World Sports Exchange to represent the United States in two 6.2-mile races. His first trip outside the United States would take him to London, Windsor, Stratford-upon-Avon and Oxford, England, for sightseeing....Shelby County High School senior Rebecca Jackson won the Farm Bureau’s fifth district Outstanding Youth Public Speaking Contest....The Friends of the Library’s annual book sale reaped about $1,100, which topped the previous year's sale....Tanner Chase May won the New Star Discovery Pageant in the 0-to-7-month category held in Frankfort. The 7-month-old son of Vicki Sanford-May and Craig May was eligible for the state competition in June....Michael D. Clayton was named district conservationist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service, formerly the Soil Conservation Service in the Shelbyville Field Office....Births: Brandon Alexander Hobbs, KeShawn Ne-Gale Catlett, Riley Ann Newman, Hannah Elizabeth Brock, Victoria Laurice McGuire.... I'm one: Katelyn Faye Rice....Deaths: Harmon Kessler Shuck Sr., 76; Ralph Robinson, 71; Leilani Weiss Reynolds, 52; Charles S. Robertson Jr., 78; Raymond Armstrong, 78; Jean Josephine Brown, 64; Wayne Gilbert, 56; Hazel Josephine Long Hockensmith, 80; John Krum, 91; Clifford "Ray" Likes Sr., 55; Eugenia Bryant Hedden, 85; Carl Augusta Spurr, 61; Harold Smith, 78; Steven D. Smitha, 45; Waverly Tracy, 88; Edith Louise Smith Wright, 84; Douglas Eugene Hedges, 47; Harry Thomas Nethery, 67; Helen Grace Dancak Harris, 78; Rosalind Elizabeth Ford, 82; William Joseph Broughton, 51; Harry T. Nethery, 67; Juanita Brooks Davis, 84; Charlton Phillips Nash Jr., 67; Jason Dwayne Wilder, 19; Chuck Druin Sr., 61; Douglas Eugene Hedges, 47.
25 years ago, 1988
When Jewish Hospital took over the management of United Medical Center last spring, officials in both camps said the Shelbyville facility would benefit in joining forces with a major Louisville hospital. The state approved Jewish's request to have liver transplant operations done at the hospital....Matt Wilson (right) was in hog heaven when The Andy Griffith Show's town drunk, Otis Campbell (Hal Smith in real life), made a promotional appearance at Louisville's Oxmoor Center. Wilson, a 34-year-old Shelbyville man and Farm Bureau executive, is the founder (and lone member) of Lawson Enterprises, his name for the Shelby County Andy Griffith Rerun Watchers Club.....Velois Owens was chosen to fill Norris Beckley's position vacated last month on the Shelbyville City Council.....Northwest Shelby County residents were ready to lash out against proposed construction of a 600-man, medium-security prison. A state panel rejected a plan to build a second prison near the Kentucky Correctional Institute for Women, just inside the Shelby County line....Shelby County was victor over arch rival Oldham County at Rocket Stadium, 36-6.....In a decision that could put the big chill on new housing developments for the following year, Shelby County Fiscal Court voted against a proposed subdivision on KY 53 South....Citizen's Union Bank bought Nation's Meat Market for $135,000 during a Master Commissioner's Sale. The Nation family began the market in 1977 and later leased it to Heritage Farms, which subsequently went out of business.....The Kentucky Association for Environmental Education presented Shelbyville resident W. Horace Brown with its 1988 Environmental Education Award....Births: Christina Annette Coleman, Brett Michael Marlow.....Serving our country: David Dunaway was a petty officer second class at Subic Bay Naval Base in the Philippines.....Deaths: Clarence Brown, 59; Eugene J. Riester Sr., 88; Dale Hinkley, 69; Marshall F. Ellis, 69; Mattie Tipton, 94; Catherine Ritchey Cook, 72; Joseph Charles Witherspoon, 71; Mary Agnes Cooper Jenkins, 73; Jack Day, 50; Juanita T. Guess, 79; Frank Lee Stovall, 45; Gilbert Tinsley, 79.
40 years ago, 1973
Mount Eden Fall Festival royalty were John Mark Bain and Paula Sparrow as king and queen, David Searcy and Beverly Temple were prince and princess....Joe Toon, Shelby County conservation officer, was chosen "outstanding officer of the year" by the state fish and wildlife department....A delay in Colonel Harland Sanders' visa to enter Communist China slowed down plans to make Kentucky Fried Chicken available to the Chinese....Ruby Hoskins accepted the American Heart Association's 1973 "Over the Top" award for the Kentucky Heart Association at the recent AHA Regional Heart Fund Leadership Conference in Dearborn, Mich....The Shelby County Chapter of the American Red Cross was at a crucial period with a reported $3,000 shortage in its goal for the following year....Serving on the panel of speakers for the opening meeting of the Shelby County Democratic Women's Club were Ann Shirley Brooks, Julie Wheat, Mary Hall and Martha Layne Collins....The Shelby County Marching Rockets won third place in the Cardinal Division of the Kentucky Lions Invitational Marching Contest in Lexington....Births: William Kent Jennings, Emmett Mitchell Mills III, Matthew Allan Hunt, Rebecca Joan Yates, Alyssa Dawn Simpson….Deaths: J.W. Scriber, 56; David Monroe Brooks, 22; Addie M. Yeager, 89; Walter H. MacMillan, 58; Mattie Reynolds Spragens, 80; Ethel Shuck Hite Wegman, 76; Johnnie Hedges Sr., 85; James B. Tucker Sr., 69; Lionel Johnson, 81; George S. Ditto, 69.
55 years ago, 1958
Billy Gravett, manager of Maraview Farms on Antioch Road, received the Golden Milking Stool trophy....The Western District Warehouse Corporation purchased the Star Warehouse....Births: Wayne Dale West….Serving our country: Army Sgt. Hubert C. Martin, 30, was assigned as a medical aidman at the U.S. Army Hospital, Fort Eustis, Va. In the Army since 1946, he served in the Far East....PFC Wade Martin was assigned to the 24th Division's 46th Infantry in Germany....Mrs. Edward Sanford and children joined her husband Staff Sgt. Edward Sanford in Paris, France. He left the United States in September.... Mrs. David M. Walkers died at her home in Washington, D.C. She was the wife of the late Rev. D.M. Walker, who for 15 years was pastor of the First Christian Church....Other deaths: William F. Minch, 86; Mildred Katherine Hankins, 67; Ella Downey Schindler, 79; Sharon Kay Robinson, 3-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Robinson; Samuel G. Kennedy, 80; Elizabeth Howard Williams, 85; Jennifer Lynn Cox, 7-week-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul T. Cox; Maggie McClain Johnson, 64; Cynthia Ann Osborne, 91.
60 years ago, 1953
New members for the city school board were Mrs. D.L. Green and Pryor Hower….Jack Veech was named to head up the 1964 March of Dimes campaign in Shelby County.....Danville clipped Shelbyville, 13-0, despite outstanding performances by Joe Shea and Bill Clements. A generally poor football season for Shelbyville's Red Devils ended on a bright note when the Demons surprised Elkhorn, 26-16, in sub-freezing weather. The Devils won three and dropped eight during the campaign. Seniors who ended their football careers included John Luttrell, Joe Shea, Maurice Willard, Jimmy Thacker, Thomas Whitaker, Lewis Minch and "Skippy" Connell....121 people donated blood during the regular visit of the Bloodmobile.....The Cropper school and gymnasium, including thousands of dollars worth of equipment and materials, went up in fire and smoke as numerous fire engines and hundreds of people battled in vain. Principal Burgess Parks estimated replacement cost at $100,000, not including the gym.....The Lebanon Baptist Church, just across the county line, was destroyed by fire.....Acting in response to a request from the city council, the state highway department installed a stoplight at the corner of 10th and Washington streets.....Eddie Hayes received the Eagle Scout award, and Tenderfoot badges went to Charles Connell Jr., Bob Burk, Ronald Redding and John Cinnamond….Judge Robert White, father of Mrs. Beard Doss and twice elected president of the Kentucky Bar Association, died at his home in Glasgow.….Herman Cohen, 45, died suddenly at the King's Daughters Hospital following a heart attack. A past president of the Shelbyville Kiwanis Club, he served as manager of Lincoln Department Store for 15 years and then operated Cohen's Shoe Market for four years….Other deaths: Corp. Roy J. Figg, killed in Germany on March 1, 1945, was buried in Grove Hill with VFW military honors; Regina Smith; John Rigg; Lula Jane Webber.
70 years ago, 1943
Mrs. S.R. Hundley resigned as health nurse.....Births: Mr. and Mrs. Henry Abrams, Mount Eden Road, were the parents of triplets, all girls – Linda May, Brenda Fay and Cindy Rae.....Serving our country: Lt. (J.G.) Fred S. Robertson Jr., serving in the South Pacific, was promoted to the rank of first lieutenant.....Charles W. Horner of U.S. Navy was promoted to ensign.....Word was received that Joseph Brady of the Air Corps was missing in action overseas.....Robert S. Michael was promoted to lieutenant colonel from the rank of major in the U.S. Army Air Forces.....Pfc. Robert L. Harper was promoted to the rank of corporal.....Albert Easley Jr., an air pilot, presumably was killed in an air raid on Japanese-held territory.....2nd Lt. Lewis Bailey Cowherd died in the European area.....Pvt. Harmon Shuck, who was wounded in August in the invasion of Sicily, was out of the hospital and was stationed in Oran, North Africa.....Pfc. Guthrie Sloan, somewhere in England, was promoted to the rank of sergeant.....Sgt. Roy Bowles, U.S. Coast Artillery, was serving somewhere in the South Pacific.....After being considered "missing in action" for more than two months, Tech. Sgt. Ford C. Cowherd was back on duty at his base with the Eighth Air Force in England.....Deaths: Dr. Benjamin Franklin Ransdell, 67; Alice B. Long, 86; John Burge, 78; Benjamin Ernest Schramme, 66; Ronald Allen Cox, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Cloin Cox; Fletcher Floyd, 50; William Nash Lawson, 58; Annie Clemens Hughes; Lucy Yancey Riester, 36; Emmett S. Henderson, 70; Lula Bohannon Cox, 60; Thomas G. Greer, 83; Auretta Cozine Money; Gary Eugene Mills, 8-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe L. Mills.
80 years ago, 1933
The Big Shelby warehouse was selected for the second annual tobacco show. A fall festival was added to the 1933 event….Deaths: Clarence Mitchell; Robert A. McDonald.
85 years ago, 1928
Athletic Association officers elected at the high school for the season were Paul Crane, president; Frank Ware, vice president; Martha Butler, secretary; Rufus Harrod, treasurer; and cheerleaders, Ruth Willis and James Hackworth....The residence of Mrs. V.H. Moore on Magnolia Avenue was sold at auction to Wade Lyons for $4,650....The Simpsonville baseball team defeated the fast-going Locust Grove team in a twinbill for the championship of Shelby County....The College of Agriculture appointed H.R. Jackson, chairman of the Pulliam Train that left for the National Dairy Show at Memphis, Tenn....Mrs. A.H. Cook was elected president of the PTA of Harrisonville. Mrs. E.W. Cook, vice president; Mrs. J.B. Houtchin, treasurer; and Mrs. W.R. Easley, secretary….Deaths: Kate Petry, 78; Lee Harris, retired farmer; John Washburn Morlan, 89; Thomas Yount, nephew of Mr. and Mrs. E.B. Puckett.
90 years ago, 1923
Citizens Bank of Waddy moved to its new building and held an open house….School board candidates were W.A. Brooke, Simpsonville; W.C. Winlock, Finchville; E.G. Jesse and C.L. Tucker, Waddy; A.V. Barnett and J.S. Wilson, Bagdad; Peter Hower and R.B. Belwood, Cropper….Plans were being made for the dedication on Nov. 12 of the Henry Clay Consolidation School on the State Pike. Districts consolidated by the school included Peytona, Clay Village, Sleadd and Wolf Run.....Shelbyville High's football team tied La Grange, 6-6, sparked by the "fierce play" of "Catlett and Tucker.”...The Shelbyville City Council passed an ordinance revising salaries of most city officials. The police chief's salary was increased from $85 to $90 per month and that of policemen to $80, and the city engineer's salary was decreased from $100 to $80.....Mrs. G.W. Zilhart sold her millinery business on Main Street to Addie Wright of Frankfort.....Deaths: John Bunyan Shouse, 65; James Samuel Stapleton, 92; Mary Jane Lewis, widow of Isaac N. Lewis and mother of Ben Lewis; Hallie R. Smith, 87; Sarah Margaret Lyle, 80.
95 years ago, 1918
A large barn on the Allen Dale Farm, owned by Mrs. S.T. Henning, was destroyed by fire, along with its contents of hay, grain and feed. The loss was placed at $15,000, with $5,000 insurance....Ben M. Warder, a barber, and his wife, Annie M. Warder, were killed instantly and J.E. Baldwin was badly bruised and cut when Baldwin's automobile collided with a runaway horse, which was thrown through the machine. The accident happened half a mile east of Simpsonville on Shelbyville Road....Other deaths: Benjamin Dudley Robinson, 63; Lucy Tinsley, 75; Frankie Chesher, 79; Virginia Sullivan Rivers, niece of Mrs. Graham Brown; Mary Henry Thomas, wife of W.J. Thomas; James H. Hackworth, 91, father of Jr. Lester Hackworth; Rev. J.J. Fitzgerald, for 11 years pastor of the Catholic Church; 2-year-old grandson of Mrs. J.P. Easley of Harrisonville; Mrs. Walter Whitaker; O.P. Smith, a former resident here; William B. Brown, 66; Ralph Wesley Brown, 24; Annie B. Bryant, 69, wife of Sam H. Bryant; Nannie Hope.