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10 years ago, 2001
The Shelby County High School rifle team earned the No. 1 national ranking in the NRA’s scholastic division. Team members were (from left) Leah Wilcox, Dylan Johnson, Matthew Smith, Aaron Shader and Justin Bush....Shelby Countian Ronnie Freels retired from the Kentucky State Police as its senior ballistics expert....In its 136-year history, the National Horseman magazine had never put out a special edition. But the publication that served the Saddlebred industry published a special edition dedicated to one show – the Shelbyville Horse Show....Wallace Rogers celebrated 40 years at Revere Packing Company, with no plans to retire....Agent Christina Olsson (left), area director, and Agent Wanda Hawkins, volunteer chair for the annual campaign, stood at attention as the Ten Steps to a Successful Mission were given to the United Way secret agents. The Metro United Way Shelby County kicked off it’s annual fund-raising campaign with a “Mission Possible” luncheon....Births: Jason Grant Lear, Ashton Whitley Smitha, Sarah Diane Wheeler, Wesley Lin Adams Jr....Deaths: James Allen “JB” Baker, 66; Daryl L. Hyatt, 44; Juanita Bickers Smith, 87; Anne Hower Phillips, 81 Reva House, 83; Ethel Lee Stamper, 74; Lucille Parrish Washburn, 89; Lillian C. Shryock, 88; Ruby “Gene” Williams, 72; Vivian B. Canida, 77.
15 years ago, 1996
In an effort to keep the Shelby Baptist Camp open, the directors made a heartfelt plea to local citizens for $65,000....Dr. Daniel Bowersox, a Shelbyville optometrist, spent two days a week with inmates at the La Grange reformatory, where he helped make the felons see the light -- fits them with eyeglasses....Lindsey Logan III had been a residential real estate appraiser for more than 10 years and was state certified since 1991 and ran Logan & Logan out of his company's brick office at 700 College St. He switched to devote his time to building up a law practice and hoped to focus on real estate law....Kristian Ruble was named Realtor of the Year. Shelbyville Board of Realtors officers were Doug Aldridge, president; Charles Bates, president-elect; Belinda Shouse, vice president; Steve Hornback, director; Buster Douglas, director; Christie Eye, secretary; Dean Burk, treasurer; Kristian Ruble, immediate past president; Julie Partin, immediate past secretary....Six-year-olds Candice and Sean Temple were Little Miss and Mister Waddy....Junior Miss contestants practiced three routines as they entertained the residents of Crestview, Shelby Manor and Colonial Hall nursing homes. Forrest Stivers, a resident at Shelby Manor, shows Junior Miss Contestant Bronwyn Polley a few steps of his own....Shelby Fiscal Court approved a $300 donation to the Finchville Ruritan Club for its annual fall festival....Births: Dallas Scott Adams, Kaylah Marie Conn, Cristina Rae Hawkins, Samuel Cole Ruble, Hannah Noel Barbour, Robert Tyler Kennedy....I'm one: Lindsey Taylor Kemble, Jesse Madison Harp....Deaths: Sid D. Clements, 92; Regina A. "Gina" Denny, 68.
25 years ago, 1986
Bobby Hudson, president of Shelby County Industrial Foundation, was named Kentucky's 1986 Economic Development Volunteer of the Year....17 Shelby County industries were among more than 500 recognized at the Governor’s Industry Appreciation Luncheon in Louisville....Ruth D. Bunch, Shelby County Area Vocational Education Center, received an award for outstanding staff achievements....Michael Alan Jones and Sharon Ruble were named for the second consecutive year to Who’s Who Among American High School Students....Kountry Market had its first-ever Krazy Kash auction, when the store's parking lot was filled with hundreds of people and more than 110 items were auctioned off for the Krazy Kash...Tammie Best Radcliffe joined Images in Midland Center as a hairdresser and manicurist....Maxine Robinson, Stella Jones and Noreen Glabowicz won awards for their creative efforts with flowers during the Cedargate Apartments contest. The resident award program is part of the company-wide program for its 40,300 apartments throughout the Midwest, East and Southeast. Don and Diane Cunningham were singled out as winning resident managers....Births: Emily Elizabeth Garrison, Chad Anthony Monroe, Jill Marie Jeffries, Cory Martin Bruner, Mark Anthony Turner....Police dogs were used to search around Lynn Acres Apartments for a weapon used to murder Charlotte Moore, a 23-year-old who was found dead in her sister's apartment. She had been stabbed three times....Other deaths: Sister Mary Lavinia Lesousky, 66; Robert Nation, 75; Charlotte Payne Moore, 23; Lena Skelton Sanders, 87.
40 years ago, 1971
Dr. Ronald Waldridge was selected to appear in the 1971 edition of “Outstanding Young Men of America,” published by the Jaycees organization....Tammy Pinkston led in one of the entries at the Waddy Fall Festival during the Lead Line Class....17-year-old Adonna Winchester, daughter of Roy L. Winchester, was the winner of the beauty contest at the Waddy Ruritan Club Festival....Jean Powell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Allen (Jack) Powell, was one of 37 nursing students who received caps at the Howard Hall, Glasgow....Quite a bit was lost with little damage to a barn during the fire on the Bill Henry farm on Finchville Road....Former Shelby County teachers Bob Shy and Dave Melloan teamed up to comb the state, bringing the good news of KET to teachers in the classrooms of all 120 counties....Serving our country: U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Douglas E. Vaughn was on duty at Ubon Royal Thai AFB, Thailand....Edwin Cochran Dorsey, 20-year-old son of the Rev. and Mrs. Harold V. Dorsey, was fatally shot in Daviess County. Owensboro police said the young man died of a shotgun blast in the face....Dora Sanford Corbin, 71, died at her home at 614 Ninth St. She apparently suffocated when a china cabinet fell on her in an accident....Other Deaths: Herbert O. Richardson, 64; Lawrence C. Sullivan, 78; John R. Logan; Dr. O.B. Crockett; Carl F. Hardin.
55 years ago, 1956
Henry G. Williams and Thomas D. Williams are twins who dress alike from hat to socks. The 81-year-old dentists, two of the best-known residents of Shelbyville, now have twin Social Security cards. They have practiced dentistry in their office for more than 50 years, and just returned from a twins convention held in Indiana....Enrollment at the city schools totaled 1,344 on the first day of school....J.W. (Jack) Holland was honored with a surprise testimonial dinner at Science Hill Inn....Lester S. “Jack” Money was promoted to personnel chief and safety director in charge of manufacturing plant that was opened by Maremont Manufacturing Company in Illinois....Fireside Inn, a new restaurant two miles west of Shelbyville, was purchased by Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Donohue....Victoria V. Gilbert was sworn in as a member of the U.S. Court of Military Appeals at the U.S. District Court in Dallas....Deaths: John Harley Dawson, 81; Lillian Smith Allen, 83; George A. Carter, 86; W.T. Young, 59; James William Duncan, 72; Robert Johnson Ripy, 36; T.M. Howerton; Samuel Shirley Callaway, 76;
60 years ago, 1951
Local policemen Albert Kingsolver and Jake Brummitt arrested a man wanted by FBI for second-degree murder in Cleveland, Ohio. He had left Shelbyville and was evidently evading officers holding a warrant for his arrest on a breach-of-peace charge. He came back to avoid Ohio law enforcement after he was charged with shooting a restaurant patron....Births: Dixie Lee Briscoe, Joseph Cecil Jr....Serving our country: Pfc. Stanley S. Willard was slightly wounded in the leg in action in Korea. This was the second time he was wounded, and he had only returned to duty from previous wounds in July....Lt. Col. B.P. Whitehouse who was stationed in Germany for three years returned home....Delores Winters, 12, and Donna Ray Bennett, 13, drowned in a lake on the Ben Allen Thomas farm north of Shelbyville....Other deaths: Mary Attie McMullan Neel, 83; Gypsy Smith Jr.; Lewis Edward Tinsley, 72; Holly McCreight Hendricks; Georgia Brumley Brooks, 40; Ona Belle Demaree; Sarah Smoot Brown, 73; Sarah Eva Wood, 95.
70 years ago, 1941
Courtney H. Wadlington Jr., one of Shelbyville’s leading athletes, was at a turning point in his life. He had a chance to join a strong professional football team, the Detroit Lions, and at the same time could become an aviator for Uncle Sam....Charles Ellis was chosen to lead the Bagdad Chapter of Future Farmers of America for the coming year....John D. Taber and his wife, Elizabeth Taber, took charge of the Old Mason’s Home east of town as superintendent and matron....L.G. Smith started working for the drug firm, which ultimately became Smith-McKinney Co., 59 years ago....J.B. Scearce Jr. of Bagdad, former star basketball player at Eastern State Teachers College, accepted the post of director of athletics at North George College....Rheuben Toy, a fireman on the Shelbyville Fire Department for six years, will work as a guard at the United States Gun Works in Louisville....Births: George William Connell, Joseph Dale Lawrence....Deaths: Winnie Perry, 22; John Neel Stucker, 72; Hamilton L. Lyons, 52; William L. Duke, 87; Jon K. Todd, 76; Mary Pryor Sanford, 70; Joseph B. Figg, 83; Pauline Alice, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Jernigan; Linda Fay Perry, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Perry; William Scherer, 81.
80 years ago, 1931
Austin L. Moore and Company reported the sale of a 5-room cottage and lot on Goodman Ave., belonging to Lawell Bros. of Chicago, Ill., was sold to George Blumer for $1,500; a house and lot on Plainview Drive, belonging to D.J. Niemier, sold to John J. Meehan Jr., for $5,000; a house and two acres of ground, belonging to L.P. Perkins located at Christiansburg was sold to T.E. Neblett for $2,500; a six-room house and lot on Kentucky Street, belonging to T.E. Neblett, was sold to L.P. Perkins for $5,250 cash.... L.C. Donohue purchased the interest of his partner, Ray Smith, in the pool room and restaurant located on Main between 6th and 7th streets....The Coca Cola Bottling works installed a hydo-daco, a machine to purify whatever water the company used for its drinks....Births: Robert Rodman Kernan, E.T. Sharp Jr., Helen Etta Wallis...Deaths: Samuel H. Brown, 89; Mary Turner Massie, 80; Samuel P. McGaughy, 21; David Bell Allen, 67.
85 years ago, 1926
Adelia Wells Best, widow of George R. Best, died at the home of her sister, Ira Pyles on Eminence Road....Charles Beutel, 61, died at his home near Waddy....Harrison Masters, 78, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J.T. Brown on Goodman Ave.
90 years ago, 1921
M. Schwarz was elected president of the Kentucky Elks at their annual convention in Henderson....Benjamin F. Bruce, 33, and Harris Howser, 22, both of Shelby County, were killed by the L&N train, while attempting to make a railroad crossing....Deaths: William L. Welch, 54; Mildred Jane Wilhoite, 84.
95 years ago, 1916
R.R. Sandusky, the first cashier of the Bank of Waddy, and his grandson, Marion Lockwood, were killed in a railroad wreck near Los Angeles. Calif....Other deaths: James S. Hays; Bettie Blanton Allen; Milton Frazier.