Local News

  • EARLIER: Shelby County sheriff investigating dog-shooting incident

    The Shelby County Sheriff’s office has launched a formal investigation into the actions of a deputy who shot and killed a family pet while he was responding to a burglar alarm.

    The Sentinel-Newsalso has learned from several sources familiar with the shooting that the deputy in question is Brian Miller and that Miller remains on active duty during the investigation, which so far has included at least two new interviews with witnesses.

  • Fair attendance up despite foul weather

    Although they do not have official results from ticket sales, Shelby County Fair officials say they are pleased with how this year’s fair went over, despite the havoc that the weather played with the event.

    Jeff Hagerman, the fair board’s secretary and treasurer, said that even though official figures aren’t in yet, the event has not taken in quite money as much as last year.

    But he is not displeased with that, he says, saying that two nights of the fair were rained out almost completely, and rain dampened attendance on one other day.

  • Education summit: Ky. trying to get in front of U.S. goals

    A group of nearly 50 from educational associations, school districts and legislators both state and federal met Monday at Collins High School to begin the discussion of the relationship of the future of education in Kentucky with federal standards.

    The Kentucky Leads The Nation group, started by the Shelbyville-based Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative, is trying to get out in front of the reform and reauthorization of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as No Child Left Behind.

  • Crime Stoppers seeks info on burglary

    Crime Stoppers is seeking information on a residential burglary that happened last Thursday in the south central portion of Shelbyville.

    A home on the 70 block of Jonathan Circle, a street off Mack Walters, was burglarized that day.

    The resident left at about 10 a.m. and, upon returning at 12:30 p.m., discovered that someone had broken in and stolen some items.

    Entry appeared to have been made through the back door, which was locked when the resident left home and was ajar upon at the return. There was no indication of force found on the door.

  • Grand Jury Indictments June 29

    Henry Telles of 76 Spruce Drive was indicted for first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy, two counts of first-degree sexual abuse and second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. (Telles previously had been indicted on these charges but had to be re-indicted because of a technicality).

  • Irotas owners plead not guilty

    Two Finchville residents have pleaded not guilty to stealing nearly a half-million dollars in employee benefits from a company they owned in Shelbyville.

    William Kiser, 73, and Mary Sue Kiser, 70, owners of the now-closed Irotas Manufacturing Company in Shelbyville, were indicted June 9 on federal embezzlement charges.

    The plant was in operation from 1977 to 2009.

    The indictment charges that the Kisers embezzled $487,138 from their employees’ profit-sharing plan during a 6-month period, from March through August in 2008.

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports June 29



    Kimberly Reid, 46, of 295 Old Glass Farm Road in Frankfort was arrested April 1 on Washington Street and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense, third-degree criminal mischief and operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license. She was also served with a Franklin County bench warrant for failure to appear in court.

  • Woman dies after swerving to avoid bicycle on I-64

    A Lexington woman injured in a single-vehicle accident Friday on Interstate 64 has died of her injuries, and police are asking for the public's help in getting more information on accident that caused her death.

    Kawthur Suleiman, 23, died at 10 p.m. Friday at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, where she was airlifted after a crash just east of Shelbyville that afternoon, Kentucky State Police Detective Kevin Calhoon said.

  • EARLIER: Deputy who shot pet dog likely not trained for situation

    Some of the details about the shooting June 18 of a family pet by a Shelby County Sheriff’s deputy remained unknown Tuesday, though one factor is emerging clearly: Law enforcement officials in Kentucky typically do not receive training in dealing with animals.

    Daisy, a Labrador dog owned by Bart and Renee Lewis of Shelbyville, was shot by an unidentified deputy who was responding to a tripped burglar alarm at their home on Eagle Pass around 8 a.m. that Saturday.

  • Surprises sprout in fair’s big horse show field

    A surprising number of entries and some surprising results highlighted the  final days of the Shelby County Fair Horse Show.

    Horse Show Manager R.H. Bennett said the number of exhibitors increased so much this year that some classes almost had to be split.

    “This was the largest turnout of horses we’ve ever had,” he said. “We had twenty-five or twenty-four horses in the ring at the same time.”