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10 years ago, 2002
Joe Smith dug a 6-pound, 9-ounce sweet potato from his garden on McMakin-McMullen Road....Olivia Matlin of Waddy and a kindergartner of Our Lady of Guadalupe Academy in Simpsonville won first place in an art contest sponsored by the Archdiocese of Louisville....Cristy Honaker, a senior family consumer science education major at the University of Kentucky, was selected as an ambassador for the College of Human Environmental Sciences....Shelby County Schools Superintendent Leon Mooneyhan spoke at a ceremony to name Shelbyville’s gym after former basketball coach Evan Settle, who led the Shelbyville High School team from 1938-72....Bertha L. Bailey received the Police Communications Support Service Award from Kentucky State Police Commissioner Patrick N. Simpson....Capt. Gary Harrison, U.S. Marine Corps, served aboard the USS Beleau-Wood amphibious assault ship. He was part of MEUSOC, a force of 2,200 Marines forward deployed on Navy ARG (amphibious ready group) shipping....Tabitha L. Carpenter-Varney was honored at the Falls Awards Banquet sponsored by the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants honoring new CPAs and successful candidates from the May 2002 CPA Examination....Births: Treves Ray Solace, Kaitlyn Elizabeth Gray....Deaths: John Thomas Bailey, 94; Middelton “Flip” Phillips, 85; Calvin Thomas Rucker, 76; Ramona J. Byron, 56; Virginia Kathleen Chambers, 84.
15 years ago, 1997
Tenneco Packaging General Manager John Wherry congratulated Gloister Rosefor his 35-years of service to the company at a party in his honor....An electrical fire gutted the Osborne family home in Graefenburg. An electrical fire was being blamed for gutting the older home....Chris Waford was named Shelby County Big Brother of the Year....Bill and Anne Matz decided to close the doors of their Spices & More business, a specialty shop they opened in December at 7th and Washington streets....An attack on Nancy Sullivan by a 17-year-old boy, who was not a student, sent shock waves among school bus drivers who rallied to her side....Johnson Veterinary Clinic broke ground on an 1,800-square-foot building behind its former 700-square-foot facility....Treana Labre' Redd was crowned Kentucky's Miss Shelbyville American Petite Princess with the American Co-Ed Pageant system....Fantastic Sam's in Midland Center celebrated its 1-year anniversary....Stephanie Ann McClain was named an ambassador for the University of Kentucky's College of Human Environmental Sciences....Deaths: Sarah Katherine Meeks McCampbell, 80; Grace Thompson, 83; Joseph E. Harlow, 93; Mary Alice Beams Brown, 72; Austin Reed, 44; Elbert Thomas Brooks, 66; Temple Lee Houchin Catlett, 82; Hubert G. Clark, 81; James A. "Wooty" Walker, 54; Oneta Crook Cogswell, 87; Floyd Preston "Tom" Kelly, 74; Jessie Smith Logan, 96; Jerry Reed Morrow, 68; Harold Boswell Stanley Jr., 77; Minerva Gibson Adams Smithers, 77; James N. Tsimekles, 69.
25 years ago, 1987
Lisa LeCompte was chosen as the Business and Professional Women's Young Career Woman. Maureen Ashby was recognized for her years of achievement when she was named Woman of Achievement for 1987....Shelbyville was designated a Certified City for 1987 – one of 16 cities to receive the Gold Award designation for five or more consecutive years....Guthrie G. Thompson received the golf oak leaves of the rank of major in the Kentucky Army National Guard....George Van Huss was the winner of a 1987 Ford Escort. the Shelby County Boosters club sold tickets for $10 each to win the car as a fundraiser for the athletic fieldhouse under construction at the high school....Carla Aldridge was crowned Homecoming queen....Shelby County's finest regular season in soccer took another turn upward as the Rockets played what coach Janet Childress called a "near perfect" game in a 2-0 victory over Lexington Henry Clay....Harry Weining was elected as a delegate to the 104th annual meeting of the American Angus Association....R. Wayne Stratton was listed in the 1987 fall issue of Money magazine as one of the "best tax practitioners" in the United States....Donna Jones, a senior, and Alison Loving Moorman, a junior, at Shelby County High School were named to Who’s Who Among American High School Students....A proposed Finchville subdivision – Parrent Lane – which had been in the works for several months, finally got preliminary approval through an unanimous vote from the Triple S Planning Commission....The Shelby County Community Theatre bought a third building, located next to its Main Street storage building....Birth: Jeffrey Tyler Mobley....Deaths: Hollie B. Cheak, 68; Pauline Hayden; Mrs. Jessie Walker, 68; Earl B. Hedges, 68; Frances Quire Sapp, 68.
40 years ago, 1972
The State Field Championship Tournament was held at the Chickasaw Archery Club at Shepherdsville, and Evelyn Hedges of Shelby County won the Women's Barebow championship for the third year....Dr. Ronald Waldridge passed his board examination in family practice, which he had taken earlier this year, making him a diplomat of the American Board of Family Practice....A dedication was held to open the new wing of the Old Masons Home which was under construction for over a year....John Miles was the recipient of the high individual award in the national 4-H Dairy Judging Contest in Columbus, Ohio....It was announced that five of the nine possible sites for a new Louisville-Jefferson County airport were located in Shelby County. The sites were Finchville, Belleview, Simpsonville, Todds Point and Chestnut Grove....Cindy Perry, a senior at Cumberland College, was appointed secretary of the Student Government Association of Cumberland College for the academic year 1972-73....Wesley “Buddy” Jones was named manager of the Science Hill Inn dining room, succeeding Charles Wharton....Deaths: Sarah Ella Hatchell Hedges, 97; William H. Cook, 84; Corine Ashby Johnson, 67; Mrs. Willie B. Bottom, 84; Virginia Frances Redmon; George C. Rutledge, 81; Larry M. Crowe; Mrs. Forrest Melton, 79; Amanda Samples Bland, 84.
55 years ago, 1957
Eddie Tennill (left) of Waddy and PamelaRoberts of Finchville, 11-year-old sixth-graders, were prince and princess of the Shelbyville Tobacco Festival. King and queen were Robert "Buddy" Marshall (left) and Toni Andriot, both 17-year-old seniors at Shelbyville High School....Dean Ellis, prominent resident and businessman from Shelbyville, accepted the post as secretary-manager of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce. He succeeded Auldon G. Edwards, who resigned to accept a position at the Shelby County Trust and Banking Company....Boyd Zaring and Charles Zaring received the top price of 22.5 cents a pound for their prime lambs at Bourbon Stock Yards....Dr. Irvin E. Lunger, nephew of Margaret Lunger, was named president of 177-year-old Transylvania College....Births: Samuel Ray Carpenter, William Keith Brummett, Edward Lee Ford, Martha Allen Jesse, Phillip Wade Roberts....Serving our country: Ronald J. Miller, fireman, USN, aboard the tactical command ship USS Northampton, which took part in North Atlantic Treaty Organization exercises in European waters....Deaths: Mary Bullock Hance, 70; Charles Bert Hammond, 49; Bertha McDonald, 78; Milton Thomas Fullenwider, 76; Dr. Harry A. Shields, 51; Jack Parrish Rutledge, 32; Shelia Rae Kerr, 1-year-old daughter of Bruce and Edith Sanford Kerr; Verna Greer Nutgrass; Rickey Thomas Brooks, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. David Lee Brooks; Nellie Donovan, 56; Hattie Beckley Bohannon.
60 years ago, 1952
The Highway 60 bypass at Shelbyville to the north of the business district was reported to be finished by the middle of November, if weather permitted. The 2.1-mile link was constructed at a cost of approximately $389,000....Awards given during the 13th annual Tobacco Festival were: Goodman Bros., first in best commercial float and Rotary Club, best organizational; Charlotte Jones of Finchville won first in the bicycle contest; Eloise Stivers of Bagdad; and Gene Lea of Waddy were crowned Burley Queen and King; Donnie Wilson and Mary Hardin Davis were prince and princess....Lynn Miller was elected the new president of the Kiwanis Club....Laban Jackson suffered three broken ribs and minor bruises after being trampled by a bull on his farm....Melvin Sams Sr. was elected branch president of the National Order of King's Daughters and sons at its 33rd convention....A 6-room house, barn, feed and contents on the farm of Mrs. Emerald Cox on the Beechridge Road were totally destroyed by fire...Deaths: Nancy Coombs Scofield, 77; John H. Hackett, 63.
70 years ago, 1942
Roy Dorsey was elected treasurer during a meeting of the Pauline Smith Peeples Chapter of the Future Teachers of America of Kentucky Wesleyan College....The F.M. and J.W. Brown farm, located on U.S. 60, 3 miles west of Shelbyville, was sold at auction by Austin L. Moore and Company for $22,240....Frances Jackson represented Cropper Baptist Church at the Central B.T.U. convention held in Louisville and was winner of the Intermediate Sword Drill....Births: Sally Huston Elkin, Joe Stacey Jr., Ronald Smith, and twins Jerry Franklin and Sherry Louise Arnold....Serving our country: Morry L. McMakin, 1st lieutenant in the U.S. Air Corps, was promoted to the rank of captain....PFC Richard Irvin Greenwell was promoted to the rank of corporal in the U.S. Army....Word was received by Mr. and Mrs. Sanford Roberts, that their son, William H. Roberts, United States Marine Corps, was at a Southwest Pacific post and was promoted to private 1st class....Deaths: James Pickett Bowles, 79; Carrie Wells; Lizzie Mae Bright, 68; Cecil T. Williams, 55; Mary Exie Sanders, 33.
80 years ago, 1932
Births: E.W. Franklin Jr., William Douglas Sharp.
85 years ago, 1927
H. Childs sold his grocery business at 3rd and Main streets to J. William Hedden....Deaths: Robert Coleman Haley, 72, died at his home at Simpsonville; Fannie Smith Long, 74 widow of Lewis Long, died at her home on E. Main Street; Daniel Shouse, 79, died at his home at Waddy; James R. Neel, 75, died at his home near Fisherville; Judge Hawkins, farmer, died at his home a mile west of Shelbyville on the Midland Trail.
90 years ago, 1922
Leonard Robinson sold his house and lot on Snow Hill to D.C. Dunavan for $2,490....The Dr. Hieatt farm at La Grange was sold at auction to H.P. Head for $92 per acre....Birth: Ermine Virginia Guthrie....Serving our country: Lt. Elizabeth Hansbrough, U.S. Army Nurse Corps, was transferred from Camp Henry Knox to Fort Benjamin Harrison near Indianapolis....Deaths: Lula Cowherd Shaddock; Joanna O’Nan, 49; Math H. Wakefield; Christopher C. Carter; Annie Stapleton Hastings; Alfred L. Webber; Allen K. Webster, 74.
95 years ago, 1917
Shelbyville Lodge I.O.O.F. No. 33, celebrated their second anniversary with a banquet....P.R. Beard, cashier of the Citizens Bank, attended the annual convention of the Kentucky State Bankers Association in Louisville....J.M. Ellis purchased the John F. Shultz farm near Cropper at $100 per acre.