Local News

  • Crime Stoppers needs info on Walmart theft

    Crime Stoppers and the Shelby County Sheriff’s office are asking for help in identifying a suspect who took nearly $10,000 worth of items from Walmart in Shelbyville.

    On Friday, a man entered the Shelbyville Walmart at 4:31 a.m. and exited the store with nearly $9,500 in merchandise from the electronics department.

  • Penis amputation case back in court

    A pretrial conference for a man who says his penis was amputated without his consent is set for at 10:30 a.m. today in Shelby Circuit Court.

    In January, Circuit Judge Charles Hickman rescheduled a jury trial for Aug. 19 for Waddy resident Phillip Seaton, who is suing the surgeon who in 2008 amputated his penis.

    Hickman had postponed the original trial on Jan. 10 because of a concern that a newspaper article published a few days earlier could have influenced the jury pool.

  • 2 residents injured during burglary

    Police are asking for help in locating the person who broke into a residence in the Midland Trail area and shot and injured two residents there.

    In the early morning hours on Sunday someone broke into a house at 66 Autumn Ridge Drive, said Maj. D. Goodwin of the Shelbyville Police Department.

    Four residents were at home: Ramon Moto, 38, Enohe Moto, 34, Marooqueo Perez, 29, and Almondo Perez, 30.

    When the intruder entered, Goodwin said, a fight ensued, and one of the residents was shot, and another was assaulted.

  • EARLIER: Workshop set for magisterial reapportionment

    Residents will get a chance next week to see if they might be getting a different magistrate or voting at a different place in 2012.

    Shelby County Fiscal Court is having a workshop at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Stratton Center to review a new magisterial district proposal.

    A change in the magisterial districts is required because of population shifts revealed in 2010 Census figures released earlier this spring.

  • EARLIER: Anderson County man indicted for distributing porn in Shelby

    A Lawrenceburg man who has admitted to police to having “sexual desires for children” has been indicted in Shelby County on 40 counts of distribution of child pornography.

    Those charges, incurred July 20 by Mark S. Hawks of Lawrenceburg, followed on the heels of almost twice as many similar charges in Anderson County the day before.

    There, Hawks was indicted on 70 counts of possession and distributing child pornography.

  • 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.