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  • Beating victim was stabbed by screw driver

    While friends of Denisse Escareno pray for a holiday miracle to awaken her from a 4-week coma, new details emerged Thursday about the violent beating she endured before being left beside Mount Eden Road on Nov. 5.

    Escareno, 24, has been kept alive by machines at the University of Louisville Medical Center since she was found brutally beaten, about 2 miles south of Interstate 64.

  • News briefs: Dec. 2, 2011

    3rd Street to be closed
    again all day Monday

    Shelbyville’s 3rd Street and Old Mount Eden Road will be closed again all day Monday to allow Norfolk Southern Railroad’s contractor to replace the existing railroad bridge that is located near the intersection of 3rd and Bradshaw/Goodman avenues.
    The closing will take approximately 12 to 16 hours, according to an announcement from Shelbyville Public Works.

  • A Killer Goes Free: Stories from families affected by shock probation

    Cindi’s story

    “It’s the worst thing a parent can ever go through, just knowing how she suffered. There’s just no way it will ever make sense to me at all.”

    Cindi McIntosh of Shelbyville, whose daughter, Beth McIntosh-Shreve, 37, a nurse at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, was brutally murdered in 2007, leaving behind three children.

     

    Carolyn’s story

  • It was ‘green Friday’ in Shelby County

    Shelby County saw its fair share of the retail boom during this past weekend and luckily missed out on some of the confrontation that could have come with it.

    While folks were fighting over items across the country, it was smooth sailing all over the county from before midnight Thursday through Saturday.

    "It was our best Black Friday ever," said Mike Tracy with Tracy's Home Furnishings in Shelbyville. "It was a fantastic weekend. We had several people in, and we sold a lot of things."

  • Shelbyville City Council: Police, fire raises on tap

    An update to ordinances governing the pay of Shelbyville's police and fire departments will be up for debate during Thursday's city council meeting at 7 p.m. at city hall.

    The council will hear the first reading of an ordinance, which will propose raising the city police and fire departments pay scales by 1.5 percent. The council voted earlier this year to provide a cost-of-living increase to city employees.

  • Shelby County's new judicial center to open Dec. 19

    During the past two and a half years, people have gotten used to the sight of the future judicial center under construction on Main Street.

    But come Dec. 19, that will all change when the Shelby County Judicial Center officially opens to the public.

    That is, if everything goes according to schedule, Circuit Clerk Lowry Miller said.

    “If everything goes well, we’ll be back open by the nineteenth,” he said.

  • Shelbyville's holiday parade to have patriotic theme

    Tiny tots and adults alike will be treated to a taste of the season when the Shelbyville Christmas Parade rolls down Main Street on Saturday morning.

    And as if the holiday season weren’t special enough, this year, the parade will have a unique touch that will make it even more so, Shelby County Fire Chief Bobby Cowherd said.

  • EARLIER: Investigation into teen's shooting awaits lab work

    The investigation into a fatal police shooting in which an 18-year-old was killed is continuing, said officials of the Kentucky State Police, the agency in charge.

    KSP spokesperson Ron Turley said he could not comment on any injuries sustained by Shelbyville Police officers Suzanna Marcum and Frank Willoughby on Nov. 19, when Trey F. Williams was shot to death at his grandmother’s home on Clifton Court, or on their status at the police department or any other details until after the investigation is completed.

  • Some tips on preparing, handling horses in winter

    Preparing horses for the arrival of winter involves many of the same tasks done for humans: Drag out the winter clothes, check to see if heater is working, guard against frozen pipes, stock the pantry and make sure shots are up to date for the cold-and-flu season.

    The first forecast of possible snow is signaling the imminent arrival of winter, and horse operations are scrambling to get the local equine population under wraps.

  • Craig now facing harsher sentence

    Because she didn’t comply with an agreement to reimburse some of the thousands of dollars she admitted stealing from her former employer, Kelly Craig now faces a stiffer sentence.

    Craig, 45, a former long-time employee of Tracy’s Home Furnishings in Shelbyville, had pleaded guilty in October to the original five charges for which she was indicted – theft by unlawful taking of more than $10,000.