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  • Shelby man jailed for beating woman

    A Shelbyville man is behind bars charged with viciously beating a woman during a break-in.

    Darrell A. Walker, 48, of 83 Apple Tree Way in Shelbyville, is charged with first-degree burglary and second-degree assault in connection with an incident that happened early Sunday morning.

    Shelbyville Police say that about 6 o’clock Walker forced his way into an apartment on Berea Street and awakened the resident, Shanacey Dixon, and her companion, Quincey Griffon of Lexington.

  • Shelby man arrested for having drugs, birds

    State police officers, acting on a tip, raided a home in Shelbyville recently where they seized drugs, money and weapons, but some dead birds they found may wind up causing even more problems for the resident.

    Gregory Wood, 43, of 523 Creekside Drive in Shelbyville was arrested May 11 by Kentucky State Police, who charged him with trafficking in marijuana.

    And when troopers found six dead quail at his residence, they called in agents from Fish and Wildlife, who charged him with killing the birds out of season, which can have even more serious implications.

  • Shelby escapes surge of tornadoes

    Tornadic weather calmed sufficiently on its surge across Southern Indiana, and Shelby County was spared sirens from the front that passed Wednesday night.

    As Southern and central Indiana was pounded with tornadoes and warnings, residents were preparing for the worst. But coolling temperatures and slightly slower winds left the county facing only a pounding "gust front" and the heavy rains, lightning and thunder.

    Some trees were down, but there have been no reports of power outages.

    There's a 70 percent chance of more rain today.

  • Brett Guthrie sounds off about fuel prices

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Bowling Green) set out Friday for the Masonic Home in Shelbyville to give a short discussion to seniors about health care and legislative issues.
    His presentation included a colorful pie chart of the national budget deficit, but when he opened the floor to questions, he was surprised to find that seniors had more on their minds than Medicare issues.
    They wanted to know what was up with rising gas prices.
    One woman suggested dropping gas prices back down to what it was when she was raising a family, 27 cents per gallon.

  • Guthrie sounds off about fuel prices

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Bowling Green) set out Friday for the Masonic Home in Shelbyville to give a short discussion to seniors about health care and legislative issues.

    His presentation included a colorful pie chart of the national budget deficit, but when he opened the floor to questions, he was surprised to find that seniors had more on their minds than Medicare issues.

    They wanted to know what was up with rising gas prices.

    One woman suggested dropping gas prices back down to what it was when she was raising a family, 27 cents per gallon.

  • Summertime fun options available in Shelby County

    Lazy summer days, a tall glass of cold lemonade and a picnic in the park sounds pretty good after a cold, rainy spring.

    But that’s just the tip of the iceberg for summer fun in Shelby County.

    First off, there’s the county’s park system and all kinds of activities for kids and adults alike.

    Jeremiah Heath, director of the Family Activity Center at Clear Creek Park, laughed when asked what kinds of programs and activities were available this summer.

  • Relay runs its course tonight

    The Shelby County Relay for Life gets under way tonight in a new home.

    The event, which benefits the American Cancer Society, has always been at Shelby County High School but will kickoff tonight at 7 at Collins High School.

    Even though the severe weather pushed the teams inside last year, the teams still managed to make it the largest event ever in Shelby County,, raising more than $127,000

  • Triple S OKs 7th Street plan

    The Triple S Planning Commission gave the 7th Street Corridor Plan the green light on Tuesday and added a strong show of support for the plan – plus one key change.

    Commissioner Scott Merchant made the recommendation to approve the plan with the addition of moving the roundabout outlined to manage traffic flow at the entrance of Clear Creek Park from Phase 3 to Phase 1.

    “With the idea that all the property is already public property, I think we should use it to try start momentum for the whole plan,” he said in his recommendation.

  • EARLIER: Parents of soldier hurt in Afghanistan anguish to hear his condition

    Ever since receiving a terrifying phone call on Monday, a Shelbyville family has run the gamut of emotions from fear to hope to joy.

    That was the day Doug and Lena Lear learned that their son, William Scott Lear, 34, an Army staff sergeant, had been seriously injured in an accident in Afghanistan, when his vehicle ran over an explosive device, killing four of six soldiers.

    Scott Lear, a 1995 Shelby County High School graduate, had a fractured skull, a crushed eye socket and eight broken ribs. His condition was critical.

  • EARLIER: Shelbyville Police say caregiver abused 2 girls, raped 9-year-old

    A Shelbyville man is in jail, charged with raping and sodomizing two children for whom he and his wife were caring.

    Henry Telles, 25, was arrested May 12 at a residence on Spruce Drive where he temporarily was staying and charged with first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy and two counts of first-degree sexual abuse against the girls, who were 9 and 13 years old at the time.

    Shelbyville Police Officer Stacy Bruce said most of the alleged crimes were perpetuated upon the younger child, including an actual rape on April 24.