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10 years ago, 2002
Herbert “Rooster” Johnson opened Shelby Air Park off KY 55 North in 1976, and recently the field was renamed Rooster Field and dedicated by about 40 friends and co-owner Bill Bors and his daughter, Gracie Bors....Wayne Anderson was the new pastor of Simpsonville United Methodist Church....Fifth Third Bank donated $5,000 to Operation Care’s medical clinic....Norma Aubrey opened Norma’s Post Pets in Simpsonville at the corner of Todds Station Road and U.S. 60 in a building behind the Coldwell-Banker Larry Rogers’ office....Sherry Curtsinger was named Kentucky Technology Education Teacher of the Year. The East Middle School teacher integrates traditional shop – such as working with a drill press – with computer technology....Births: Zachary Austin Miracle, Jenna Catherine Cheak, Jordan Nicholas Mulloy, Justin James Lyons....I’m one: Benjamin Todd Nethery....Deaths: Alfonso Parra, 32; Jerry Wayne Hammond, 59; Clarence H. Brooks Sr., 81; Mary Layman Fortner, 95; Thomas C. “T.C.” Robinson, 72; John Paul Riggs, 90; Dixie Sloan, 78; Jake Ben Stivers, 82; Mary Phyllis Thompson Wilson, 55; John Henry Tungate, 72.
15 years ago, 1997
Kenny Freeman, a former Taylorsville policeman, was named the new Simpsonville police chief....Laura Loving Moorman accepted a plaque signifying the induction of her late husband, Marnell Clay Moorman, into the Western Kentucky University Hall of Distinguished Alumni....Kerri Richardson, a Shelbyville junior, received a first place in extemporaneous speaking and fifth in after-dinner speakers at the Miami University of Ohio Forensics tournament....Dean Burk started an auction service – the Dean Burk Auction Company....The Neil Hackworth Volunteer Service Award was presented to Charles Long and Rita Hall during the Shelby Development Corporation's annual meeting. The Chairman's Recognition Award was given to Sharon Nichols, who had taken a strong leadership role in the SDC board of directors....The Shelby County Car Club donated $1,400 to the Dorman Center, which was located in the new school at Clear Creek Park that served the mentally and physically challenged....Births: Garrard Clay Forsythe, Teresa Lynn Milliner, Christian Carter Roberts, Kolton Lee Clark....I'm one: Andrew Lee Clark....Deaths: John E. Chamberlain, 72; Alma Wisehart Jones, 82; Betty Jane Gray McCoy, 31; Norma Jane Pyles Chilton, 65; Edward Agrosto Proctor, 92; John William Shuck Sr., 55; Lynne Rae Hockensmith Thurman, 53; Edna Frazie Casey, 89; James E. Chamberlain, 72; Ethel Louise Cooper Clore, 89; Maxie Fontaine Walters McDowell, 79; Helen Flood Foster, 76; Gladys Duncan Young, 93.
25 years ago, 1987
Lesley Carole Smith was crowned Little Miss Wal-Mart. Runners-up were Christine Rena and Priscilla C. Hardin....A grass fire on Benson Road burned about half a local farm's hay as firefighters spent almost five hours putting out and controlling the smoldering rolls. Stanley and Charlotte Wakefield were both at work when the fire broke out near their tobacco barn....Brooke Warford's name was placed on the donor organ list because she is rejecting the liver that was transplanted in August....C.T. Shouse of Waddy attempted to solve the mystery of sudden hair loss. The 48-year-old's dishwater blond hair fell out almost overnight. He saw a local dermatologist and family doctor for tests and contacted a poison control center and other specialists, with no answer....The state Transportation Cabinet agreed to do a comprehensive plan of the greater Shelbyville area to determine growth patterns and additional pressures on traffic. The roads discussed were a new access road to Southside Elementary, a connector from Burks Branch Road to KY 53 North, a bypass from KY 55 South to KY 53 North, and a bypass from KY 55 North at Cozy Corner to KY 53 South interchange....Led by sixth-grader Rachel Adams, the Shelby County Rockets girls’ cross-country team accomplished the goal coach Roland Dale set before the state championship race – to finish in the top 10. They finished ninth. The boys' team finished fourth....Robert Shields Brooks was named Mason of the Year for District 19, which is made up of 12 Masonic Lodges with about 1,200 members....Gladys Daily was named assistant vice president and manager of the west branch at Shelby County Trust Bank....Francis M. Goodwin was named plant manager for the Budd Company's new Shelbyville automotive metal stamping plant....Troy Armstrong was named manager of the SuperAmerica store in Shelbyville....Tim Long joined Huber Tractor as manager of the rental and lawn and garden departments....Births: Daniel Wayne Ware, Stephen Alan Lair, Caetlin Leigh Harlow, Johnathon Corey Travis, Leighla Donett Miles....Deaths: Pauline Deim Harrod, 66; Dr. Herbert Bowler Smith, 78; Robert Lee Patterson, 74; James R. Dobner Sr., 38; Paul Mahoney, 60; Joseph C. Shuck, 63; Kenneth F. Kinser, 56; William Beckham Power, 83.
40 years ago, 1972
Teresa Wakefield and Kevin Yeager were crowned queen and king at the Finchville Fall Festival. Donna Renee Stratton and Dale Goodlett were crowned princess and prince....Royalty crowned at Henry Clay School were king and queen Wayne Shouse and Jayne Hayden. Prince and princess were Russ Cloyd and Kim Harrod....Whitney M. Young Jr.'s birthplace in Simpsonville was placed on the National Register of Historic Places....Ronnie Cheak, Belinda Taylor, Debbie Sutherland, Sandra Sanders, David Jones, Valerie Griffith, Mary Ann Black and Carla Ritter attended the 1973 All-State Chorus....Angela Biagi was named the Business and Professional Women's Club Young Career Woman of the Year. Other candidates were Verda K. Dorn and Mrs. Doug Potter....The Shelbyville Church of Christ met for their first worship service in the new building located on U.S. 60 East on Nov. 12....George Van Huss, manager of Southern States Coop, was elected president of the Kiwanis Club....Ernestine Ruble was honored for her excellent dedication to her work with mentally disabled children. She received a silver cup and a $50 savings bond....Birth: David Campbell Barrett, Jerry Gayle Scrogham, John Scott Marcum, Sabrina Faye Edwards....Deaths: Susan Mothershead, 91; Everett Starks, 83; David L. Watson, 93; Lyda Mae Hagin, 93; Iva Jones Burch, 83; Minnie Wartman Gibson, 90; Raymond Al Lyons, 74; Dr. Ben H. Hollis, 65; Addie Jones Burch, 83; Mary Alice Cox, 80.
55 years ago, 1957
The winners of the popularity queen and king contest at the Simpsonville High School Halloween party were Susie Heaton and Danny Cottrell, both seniors....Shelby Rural Electric Co-op was named winner in "the Nela Park Award" national contest for electric utilities....The Shelbyville Red Devils' football team won in the Central Kentucky Conference Championship for the fourth year....Charles E. Connell was placed on the dean's list at 138-year-old Centre College in Danville for making a high scholastic average at the school....A dinner was held commemorating A. Bicksel's 35th anniversary of telephone work. He received a gold pin with seven stars, one for each five years of service....Roy H. Dorsey, principal of Oldham County High School, was elected president of the Fifth District Education Association....Ginny Wright, captain of the Shelby High cheerleaders, was chosen "Sweetheart of the Week" by the sports department of The Courier-Journal....Dr. W.B. Porter, Shelbyville Optometrist, was awarded a Fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry....Births: Lawrence Wayne Kingsolver, Russell Lee Miller....Serving our country: A/3c Everett K. Ford was recommended for Airman of the Month for September....Airman David L. Miller left for Clark Air Force Base, Philippines, where he was stationed....James R. Thacker, airman apprentice, USN, served aboard the antisubmarine aircraft carrier USS Princeton, with the U.S. Seventh Fleet in the Far East....Army Pvt. Herbert B. Kelley was assigned to the 6th Transportation Battalion in Germany as a truck driver in the battalion's 377th Truck Company....Deaths: Oscar McKenney; Mrs. J.B. Burk; Richard A. Welsh; Mary Bertha Pfeffer; Peter Kapp, 82; William Thomas Hammond, 48; Porter Casey, 84; A.C. (Babe) Terrell, 89; Sallie Cinnamond Rutledge, 92; Danny Craig McCall, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Victor McCall; Beatrice Fuller Neal, 57.
60 years ago, 1952
The Hospital Bond Issue for the sum of $50,000 was approved by a big majority....Treva Butler and Barbara Ann Kays, students from Shelbyville, made high scores on tests given during Freshman Week at Eastern Kentucky State College....Deaths: Betty Gardner Miles, 62; Rowena Estelle Scobee, 62; Alice Tinsley Stucker, 78.
70 years ago, 1942
John Barnett of Bagdad was honored and elected secretary of the North Central Federation of Future Farmers of America....Fulton Smith of Simpsonville was appointed by Sheriff Jesse Swindler as deputy sheriff, to take the place of Ralph Howerton, who had been called into the Army a month earlier....Lillian Stout, a nurse at the King's Daughters Hospital, was elected superintendent of the Mallory-Taylor Memorial Hospital at LaGrange....Birth: James Brent Wood III....E. Logan Brown resigned as president of the Shelby County Farm Bureau after three years of service. He was awaiting call in the U.S. Army Air Corps....Serving our country: Harry C. Lefler enlisted in the U.S. Navy June 16 and was stationed at Norfolk, Va. before leaving on the U.S.S. Antonio to serve in the foreign service....Eugene R. Bowler received his wings as an Army Air Corps Lieutenant at the Army Flying School at Columbus, Miss....Pearl Puryear, home economics expert for this district of the Kentucky Utilities Company, received a telegram from the War Department stating that her brother, Woodrow Puryear, 25, was reported as missing in the North American area, presumably Alaska....PFC Edwin Love was stationed somewhere in Hawaii....Pvt. Larry F. Matthews was promoted to Private First Class....1st Lt. Joseph C. Greenwell, U.S. Air Crops, instructor at Goodfellow Field, San Angelo, Texas, was made flight commander of Squadron 1045....Lt. Jim Bright Buchanan, who formerly lived in Shelby County, was one among those to make an attack on Rabaul. He was a navigator on B-17, Flying Fortress and flies out of one of Gen. MacArthur's Allied bases in the Pacific....Sam Collins was promoted to sergeant of the Corps of Cadets at the Citadel, Charleston, S.C....Charles E. Hazel was commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army....Robert H. Price Jr., U.S. Army Air Corps, was promoted to corporal....Deaths: Lida Butler; John B. Munsey, 67; Linda Joyce Hill, 7-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Irba Hill; Susan Lindell Thompson, 42; Emma Dean Miller, 79; Forest Watson Dawson, 61.
80 years ago, 1932
Deaths: John S. Heaton; Anna Woodrow Morris.
85 years ago, 1927
Joe Thurman, 17, was run down by an automobile on Main near 6th Street and escaped with slight injuries....Kenneth, 9-year-old son of Jack Whitaker of Mount Eden, was in critical condition at King's Daughters Hospital as a result of injuries received when he ran from behind a buggy directly in front of a car....Charles Sallee, employed on W.A. Newton's farm, was attacked by a young Jersey bull. He was knocked down and received cuts and bruises....The Wilson estate, 243 acres, 4.5 miles north of Shelbyville, was sold at auction by Guy Downs Realty Company to Roe Cassidy at $83 per acre....Deaths: Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Perkins; Mary Roberts; William Briggs Seaton, 85; Kate Bird Harbison, 68.
90 years ago, 1922
Bertie Neel Cox of Louisville leased her storeroom to the Piggly-Wiggly to open one of its chain groceries here on Main between 5th and 6th streets....Deaths: Martha Buckner; Elisha S. Brown.
95 years ago, 1917
William Cardwell sold the 47.5-acre farm on Eminence pike to J.T. Wills at $162.50 an acre....A. Monroe Garr sold his farm of 238 acres on Smithfield Pike for $22,500....On the court Day Market, plus horses sold at prices ranging from $15 to $30, common horses from $50 to $85, sows and pigs from $35 to 60, weanling mules from $35 to $60. Some aged mules sold privately from $140 to $200.