Local News

  • Shelby man sentenced 10+ years for child porn

    A Shelbyville man was sentenced last week to more than 10 years in federal prison after pleading guilty on child pornography charges.
    Ronald Craig Hornback, 51, was sentenced July 27 in Frankfort by U.S. District Judge Danny Reeves to 121 months on one count of receiving child pornography.

    Hornback will also be required to register as a sex offender.

    He was arrested Feb. 26, 2010, after a 5-month investigation by the state attorney general’s Cybercrimes Unit, which identified more than 700 suspected images of child pornography on his computer.

  • Buck Creek Road in Simpsonville limited to 1 lane Tuesday night

    Buck Creek Road (KY 1848) will be reduced to one lane between Interstate 64 and U.S. 60 tonight starting at 6:30 and extending until midnight.

  • News briefs: July 29, 2011

    Shelby records one of best

    unemployment rates in June

    Shelby County recorded the state’s ninth best unemployment rate in June, one of 96 counties to show improvement from 2010.

  • Meth lab found in trunk during check

    A random traffic checkpoint set up in Southville on Wednesday night led to an unexpected arrest when state police discovered a meth lab in the trunk of a car.

    Troopers arrested Joshua Sherrard, 33, of Spencer County and Stephanie Hamilton, 38, of Nelson County and charged them with manufacturing methamphetamines, first-degree.

    Sherrard was also charged with theft of identity for giving officers a false name, Trooper Hunter Martin said.

  • State audit questions jail, judicial center

    Although officials say Shelby County’s finances are in good shape, auditors are taking issue with the way the county is keeping some of its records.

    An audit of Shelby County Fiscal Court released July 20 from the office of State Auditor Crit Luallen says there is a material weakness in its record-keeping for the judicial center that’s under construction and the Shelby County Detention Center.

    Auditors use the term material weakness to refer to a serious problem in bookkeeping that could lead to mismanagement of money.

  • Custody hearing for little boy yields no decision

    After a 9-hour court hearing Thursday, a severely handicapped boy who has been in a state-run facility for seven months still is not allowed to go home.

  • Collins to be at home on road

    The Collins varsity football team will indeed be the “Road Warriors” – as Coach Jerry Lucas recently dubbed them – for the 2011 season.
    The road the Titans will use most, though, is U.S. 60.

    That’s because Collins will play all five of its scheduled home games this season at Shelby County High School.

    “Due to our turf issues, all home games will be played at Shelby County High School’s Robert Doyle Stadium,” Collins Athletic Director Gary Kidwell said in a release Wednesday. 

  • Summer school students can’t put down their books

    Shelby County Public Schools’ new Summer Reading Academy has moved above and beyond the district’s expectations.

    During a report to the school board report after just one week of the session, Director of Secondary School Kerry Fannin discussed how students were flying through books, and the seventh and ninth grade program was going to progress well past it’s intended point, which he said hasn’t been lost on the students or teachers either.

  • Horse show kickoff: A really big show

    A full house packed Undulata Horse Farm on Thursday morning, kicking off the Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee with a Claudia Sanders-catered breakfast spread, some local and state “who’s who?” and a few horses displaying their prance and poise for the entertainment of the attendees.

    Undulata owner Edward “Hoppy” Bennett said he felt privileged to have the Jubilee and attendees present.

    “It’s very humbling for you all to be here today,” he said.

  • Ag report: July 29, 2011

    Courtney participates

    in ag leadership program

    J. Shane Courtney of Bagdad, a full-time farmer from Bagdad and the owner of Lawns of Perfection, LLC., participated in the Kentucky Agricultural Leadership Program, an 18-month program administered by the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.