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10 years ago, 2002
The annual March of Dimes walk in Shelbyville generated more than $18,000. Joyce Kalmey raised the most money with $1,187, and the highest earnings for team was $3,586 from Citizens Union Bank....Dr. Jeff Miller, Shelbyville chiropractor orthopedist, made Business First’sForty Under 40 list for 2002....Brian Bond was hired as manager trainee at Shelbyville’s 84 Lumber....Chris Horn bought Tradewinds restaurant, formerly Julia’s on U.S. 60, and changed the name to Kendall Marie’s, after his 4-year-old daughter....Births: Triston Layne Middleton; twins, Ethan Michael and Emily Paige Curtis; triplets, Caden Jarell, Cameron Gregory and Coby Scott Murphy; DiKandria Ty’ese Mae Marshall.; JaJuan Anthony Winstead, Savannah Brooklyn Albers, Ja’Shawn Marquice Jones...We’re one: William and Jordan Jones....Retired Circuit Judge Harold Y. Saunders, 81, died at the Masonic Home in Shelbyville....Other deaths: Susie Tindall Haydon, 82; Muriel Hutchison, 88; Jeffery Neal Shouse, 48; Robert Howard White, 83; Virgil Graybeal, 89; Susie Tindall Haydon, 83; Rosia Moore Bryant, 87.
15 years ago, 1997
The city of Simpsonville was in the process of applying for an economic development grant that would aid construction of a 750,000-gallon water tower. With the steady growth in western Shelby County, it was obvious that a second water tower would be needed in the area....The Fred Wiche Park dedication was a surprise for Fred Wiche, Simpsonville's native gardener....It was 100 years ago that Centenary United Methodist Church laid a cornerstone at 5th and Main for a church building....Jessica Kennedy was named Miss Kentucky National Pre-Teen Petite at the Galt House in Louisville....Ultrasound, a new way to get rid of body fat, was being used at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville. It's easier on the patient as well as the surgeon, according to Tom Haas, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon....Births: Keenan Douglas Cochran, Tyler Eugene Goullon, Mur'Ray Joe Watts, Ashley Nicole Clay....Deaths: Frances H. Strother, 83; Martha Lena Thomas Wright Worthington, 88; Freeman Greer, 91; Marvin L. Bond, 86; Andrew W. DeWeese, 90; Rose Morgan Holcomb, 73; Curtis Ogden, 74; Terry W. Reynolds Sr., 53; Robert Freeman Stevens, 40; A. Bailey Ryan, 76.
25 years ago, 1987
Police arrested an Ohio man and a Shelbyville woman in connection with two armed robberies that occurred in Shelbyville in as many days; $120 was taken from Baskin-Robbins and an undetermined amount of money from Margie's Hallmark Shop....The earth seemed to shake, rattle and roll. That's how Carl David Burks described the earthquake in Los Angeles, Calif., where at least five were killed and more than 100 injured....A Pleasureville man moved Julie Yeary of Defoe away from her car, which had burst into flames after striking a tree. John Shuck was driving on KY 43 North when he came upon the accident and saw Yeary lying beside the burning car....Bob Hornback was elected president of the Shelby County Fair Board. Other officers were Eddie Raisor, vice president; Bob Wilson, secretary; Bruce Langley, treasurer; and new directors were Tom McGinnis, Ron Kuhl and Paul Hornback....For the second consecutive weekend, the Shelby County Rockets found success in soccer tournament play. In their past three regular-season tournaments the Rockets won two championships and one consolation final....C&H Rauch Jewelers, located in Village Plaza Shopping Center, celebrated a century in business....Births: Aaron Dean Ware, Brady Ryan LaFollette, Timothy Steven Marsee....Deaths: Austin Minch, 69; William James Boone Sr., 74; Ethan Madison Wilson, 13; R. Davis McAfee, 84; Maxwell Turner Riley, 55; William Robinson, 58; Lucretia L. Ruh, 86; William Joseph Fehribach, 73; Margaret Dean Harbison Logan, 88.
40 years ago, 1972
Honored for 40 years of practice in the Shelby County Bar Association was William Hays Sr. (left). Judge Walter Patrick presented Hays with an honorary plaque at the morning’s opening session of court....Shelby Fiscal Court took a step toward renovating the county’s 75-year-old “stone fortress” of a jail with a price tag of $41,000....Ellen Stivers was crowned the 1972 Homecoming queen....Joey Burks was one of the guest artists whose work was shown at the Champagne Premier of the Fort Knox Community Art Exhibit....John Miles took individual honors as a member of the state 4-H Dairy Judging team both in the Ayshire breed and the Holstein breed. The team placed third, with Guy Grubbs as another local member....Birth: Samuel Stallard Taylor....Deaths: Marjorie Grigsby Randolph; Grace Spicer Gerling; Deward Belwood Smith, 62; Donald Lloyd Hoskins, 35.
55 years ago, 1957
When the Tobacco Festival comes to town, a flood of royalty will be here – kings and queens from all of Shelby's schools and many more. Former festival queens rode in the parade and were joined by Marilyn Jones, Shelby County Fair queen; Jane Kaye Smith, Dairy Day queen; Lucinda Hedden, local REA queen; Annette Harlow, Kentucky REA queen; Bunny Wells, Miss REA of America and Linda Jane Moore, Oldham County Fair queen....Bagdad's first PTA meeting was conducted with much enthusiasm, with the second grade winning the attendance award....Walter Peyton was elected president of the Bagdad Ruritan Club....Births: Richard H. Morrison Jr., Tandy Boswell Chenault, Brenda Sue Thompson....Serving our country: A.W. Brewer, airman apprentice, USN, was serving aboard the attack aircraft carrier USS Kearsarge with the U.S. Seventh Fleet in the Far East....Deaths: Elmer R. Hortenberry, 43; Mary White Mitchen, 84; Omer Willhoite, 71; Iva Nora Jones, 66; John Shaw, 67; Cecilia Bruce Arnold; Everett Ray Bruner, 5-week-old son of Mary Elizabeth Bruner.
60 years ago, 1952
The Shelbyville Red Devils defeated Lancaster, 13-0....The $5 Democratic Club was formed in Shelby County as part of the nationwide plan to enlist rank-and-file voters in support of the Democratic national campaign....Students enrolled from Shelbyville in the fall quarter at Transylvania were freshmen, David Harris, Lena Wheeler, Muir Gene Howser; sophomore, Chris Petrou; juniors, Bette Blakemore, Bert Smith, Kenneth Catlett, Francis Carr and Shirley Ann Snider. Kenneth Catlett was elected president of his class....Births: Roy Scott Likens....Fred Rich, 71, died at the Old Mason's Home....Ruby Lisby Hammond, 53, died at her home in Waddy....Mrs. Scottie Long Hawkins, 64, died at the home of her daughter.
70 years ago, 1942
I.J. Evans celebrated his 35th year at one position as a salesman with the firm of A. Rothchild and Son, who had been in business since 1865....A new automatic electric elevator replaced the old-rope-operated elevator at the King's Daughters Hospital....Birth: Margaret Emily Bell....Serving our country: David “Rip” Foust was commissioned as second lieutenant, Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army at Fort Belvoir, Va....Philip Taylor graduated from Officers' Candidate School and received the commission of 2nd lieutenant, in field artillery, U.S. Army....Martha A. Taylor accepted an appointment as second lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corps and was ordered to active duty at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind....Mr. and Mrs. Clay Cornelius received word that their son, Pvt. Clay Cornelius Jr., arrived safely overseas....Cpl. James H. Perkins was promoted to sergeant....Pvt. Robert J. Stratton, who had enlisted in the Medical Detachment of the U.S. Army, landed safely in Hawaii....Sam Keene Veach, 90, president of the board of the Old Mason's Home of Kentucky and past grand master of the grand lodge of the state of Kentucky since 1907, died at Carlisle....Other deaths: Martha Durham Brown, 66; Sara Jane Shryock, 70; Isaac Calvin Hornback, 42; Louis Zaring, 57; Lucy “Lula” Ann Grigsby, 82; Churchill F. Wiley, 83; Alonzo Yancey, 80.
80 years ago, 1932
Birth: Neval Freeman Sudduth, Barbara Mae Stratton, Herman Stivers Jr....Deaths: Annie Wayne; Lucy Catherine Wright, 77.
85 years ago, 1927
Jeptha B. Bright accepted the position as special agent of the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance company for Shelby County....Shelbyville was the mecca for 150 Rotarians from Central Kentucky when the occasion was the young Rotary Club received its charter. The Frankfort club was the sponsor and B.B. Cozine accepted the charter.
90 years ago, 1922
The King's Daughters Hospital Board sold two cottages and a vacant lot on Clay and Tenth Street to Curtis Yeager for $3,000....Deaths: Eva Daniel Bruce, 66; Lucy Brain, 88; L.B. Lannon, 87; W.H. Bell, 80.
95 years ago, 1917
B. Frank Guthrie's farm of 200 acres at Veechdale was sold by Hart Wallace & Co., to J.C. Arkington, of Boyle County for $22,000....Shelby K. Riner sold the 176-acre farm of Curtis Brown, four miles east of Shelbyville, to Morry T. Wakefield and Charles N. McMakin at $85 per acre....The 14-year-old daughter of Mr. L.C. Wilson was taken to King's Daughters Hospital suffering with typhoid fever....John B. Logan accepted a position with the Stewart Dry Goods Co. in Louisville....The Burr Oak Jersey Farm, of which W.R. Spann was manager, was sold to George E. Woodruff of Louisville for $60,000. The farm contained about 250 acres and was located five miles west of Shelbyville on the State Pike....Silas Cheek, 75, died at the home of his son, Councilman, Henry Cheek.