Local News

  • Grand Jury Indictments June 29

    Henry Telles of 76 Spruce Drive was indicted for first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy, two counts of first-degree sexual abuse and second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. (Telles previously had been indicted on these charges but had to be re-indicted because of a technicality).

  • Irotas owners plead not guilty

    Two Finchville residents have pleaded not guilty to stealing nearly a half-million dollars in employee benefits from a company they owned in Shelbyville.

    William Kiser, 73, and Mary Sue Kiser, 70, owners of the now-closed Irotas Manufacturing Company in Shelbyville, were indicted June 9 on federal embezzlement charges.

    The plant was in operation from 1977 to 2009.

    The indictment charges that the Kisers embezzled $487,138 from their employees’ profit-sharing plan during a 6-month period, from March through August in 2008.

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports June 29



    Kimberly Reid, 46, of 295 Old Glass Farm Road in Frankfort was arrested April 1 on Washington Street and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense, third-degree criminal mischief and operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license. She was also served with a Franklin County bench warrant for failure to appear in court.

  • Woman dies after swerving to avoid bicycle on I-64

    A Lexington woman injured in a single-vehicle accident Friday on Interstate 64 has died of her injuries, and police are asking for the public's help in getting more information on accident that caused her death.

    Kawthur Suleiman, 23, died at 10 p.m. Friday at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, where she was airlifted after a crash just east of Shelbyville that afternoon, Kentucky State Police Detective Kevin Calhoon said.

  • EARLIER: Deputy who shot pet dog likely not trained for situation

    Some of the details about the shooting June 18 of a family pet by a Shelby County Sheriff’s deputy remained unknown Tuesday, though one factor is emerging clearly: Law enforcement officials in Kentucky typically do not receive training in dealing with animals.

    Daisy, a Labrador dog owned by Bart and Renee Lewis of Shelbyville, was shot by an unidentified deputy who was responding to a tripped burglar alarm at their home on Eagle Pass around 8 a.m. that Saturday.

  • Surprises sprout in fair’s big horse show field

    A surprising number of entries and some surprising results highlighted the  final days of the Shelby County Fair Horse Show.

    Horse Show Manager R.H. Bennett said the number of exhibitors increased so much this year that some classes almost had to be split.

    “This was the largest turnout of horses we’ve ever had,” he said. “We had twenty-five or twenty-four horses in the ring at the same time.”

  • Road closing surprises some

    A last-minute announcement of road closings because of repairs to railroad crossings surprised both residents and some officials this week.

    Employees of RJ Corman Railroad Corp., which is making the repairs to its tracks on the north side of Shelby County, erected signs late last week that announced the closing of Todds Point Road (KY 1848) in Simpsonville on Monday to replace the crossing.

  • News Briefs: June 29, 2011

    Shelby County earns grant

    for dead animal removal

    The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board approved $7,500 at its monthly meeting in support of a Deceased Farm Animal Removal Program in Shelby County, fulfilling a request by Shelby County Fiscal Court.

    The program was established as an interim measure to facilitate the coordination of environmentally sound and cost-effective disposal of deceased livestock for Kentucky’s producers.

  • EARLIER: Tab for Collins athletic field repair: $360,682

    Although clearly hesitant to invest more than a quarter of a million dollars to fix the athletic field at Collins High School,  school board officials voted Thursday night to do so – despite the fact that the engineer who spoke to the school board admitted that the field may be beyond repair.

  • Man slightly injured in rollover wreck

    Michael Roberts of Shelbyville was dazed and scratched up but said he just wanted to go home and take it easy after walking away from an accident Monday morning in which he flipped his Chevy Trailblazer four times.

    “Just put new tires on that thing, too,” he said at the scene, looking at his battered vehicle and picking a cup up from the ground. “Spilled my coffee, too.”

    After being checked out at the scene by Shelby County EMS, Michaels told paramedics he was OK and did not need to go to the hospital.