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  • Shelby County School Board: No visible work on Collins’ field

    Shelby County Public Schools is preparing to find out more this week about the scheduled repair work for Collins High School’s multipurpose field.

    The topic is sure to stay in the forefront as the Board of Education gets back on track with a full meeting Thursday, coincidentally at Collins.

    Although the field is not on the agenda, the board and Superintendent James Neihof surely will have questions.

  • Roads are deerly dangerous for drivers

    It’s that time of year again that deer and deer hunters alike dream about – the mating season.

    And deer biologists are reporting that Shelby County remains one of the 36 counties with the highest concentrations of deer – with 30 or more per square mile.

    That may sound like deer heaven for the hunters, but it could spell disaster for motorists.

  • Bystander wakes residents during fire

    Thanks to the quick thinking of a bystander, no one was injured Monday in a fire at the house on the corner of College and 9th streets in Shelbyville.

    Stefano Elzy, 25, said he saw smoke and flames coming from a duplex owned by John O’Dell at 98 9th St. and went to see if someone was inside.

    “I was afraid people were in there,” he said.

    Assistant Shelbyville Fire Chief Chris Spaulding commended Elzy on his actions.

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court Magistrates to consider no smoking ordinance

    Shelby County magistrates will consider in December a first reading on an ordinance that formally would prohibit smoking in county buildings.
     

    The ordinance, which is likely to be placed on the agenda for the Shelby County Fiscal Court’s meeting on for Dec. 6, was proposed by District 2 Magistrate Michael Riggs at Tuesday morning’s meeting.

    Currently, smoking is prohibited in public buildings, such as the courthouse, but that is not in response to an ordinance, County Attorney Hart Megibben said.

  • Shelby man arrested for sex abuse of children

    A Shelbyville man has been arrested on charges that he sexually abused his two stepdaughters, police say.
    Robin R. Spencer, 36, of 808 Ash Ave., was arrested Nov. 10 and charged with first-degree sodomy and first-degree sexual abuse.

    A report by Shelbyville Police states that the girls, now in their late teens, accused Spencer of abusing them in 2002 and that the abuse first took place in Iowa, where the family formerly lived.

    Both charges specify that the victims were less than 12 years of age when the alleged abuse began.

  • Shelby man arrested for sex abuse of children

    A Shelbyville man has been arrested on charges that he sexually abused his two stepdaughters, police say.
    Robin R. Spencer, 36, of 808 Ash Ave., was arrested Nov. 10 and charged with first-degree sodomy and first-degree sexual abuse.

    A report by Shelbyville Police states that the girls, now in their late teens, accused Spencer of abusing them in 2002 and that the abuse first took place in Iowa, where the family formerly lived.

    Both charges specify that the victims were less than 12 years of age when the alleged abuse began.

  • Woman appeals case heard in Shelby County

    A woman sentenced to 70 years in prison for murder believes she should have a parole hearing sooner than 20 years.

    So Barbara Gordon took her suit against the Kentucky Parole Board to the state Court of Appeals in Frankfort on Monday, where a 3-judge panel heard arguments about why Gordon, a native of Kenton County incarcerated in the women’s reformatory in Pewee Valley, had been wronged.

  • Bagdad man charged with armed robberies

    A Bagdad man has been arrested and charged with robbing pharmacies in Simpsonville and Henry County.
    Brandon L. French, 31, was arrested Friday night at his home and is being held in the Shelby County Detention Center because police say he robbed Smith-McKenney Drug Company in Simpsonville and Cook’s Pharmacy in New Castle at gunpoint.

    Simpsonville Police Chief Chip Minnis said French robbed Smith-McKenney on Oct. 22, and then Henry County deputies reported he hit Cook’s Pharmacy on Nov. 3.

  • Shelby brothers face federal robbery charges

    Two brothers from Shelby County, Eric Shelburne, 29, and Brannon Shelburne, 28, were arrested Thursday in Indiana and charged with robbery in connection with numerous banks in four states, including one in Simpsonville, Shelby County Sheriff’s Det. Jason Rice said.

    “They caught them yesterday,” Rice said Friday. “We developed a suspect several weeks ago, and then yesterday, a group of police officers caught up with them.

  • EARLIER: Suspect arrested in case of woman by road

      Taylorsville man has been arrested and charged with assaulting a woman who was found lying on the side of Mount Eden Road 11 days ago.

    Mark L. Bruner, 38, is lodged at the Shelby County Detention Center, charged with first-degree assault of Denisse Escareno.

    Escareno, 24, of Shelbyville has not awakened and has remained in critical condition at the University of Louisville Hospital since she was taken there after being discovered on the afternoon of Nov. 5 by passersby about two miles south of Interstate 64.