Local News

  • News briefs: July 1, 2011

    Smithfield Road to be
    closed for 3 days

    The continuing repairs to railroad crossings in Shelby County by RJ Corman Corp. will include Smithfield Road (KY 53) in Shelbyville.
    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 Office announced that repairs to the crossing between Seminole and Cherokee drives would require the road to be closed to through traffic from 9 a.m. Tuesday until 6 a.m. Friday.
    Motorists are advised to follow detour signs via U.S. 60 and KY 55 (Freedom’s Way).

  • The fireworks will blast off Monday

    4th of July


    When:5:30 p.m., Monday

    Where:Lake Shelby at Clear Creek Park, Shelbyville

    Other stuff:Bouncies, music by Leo & Moonlighters, food

    Admission:$3 per person

    Questions:Call 502-633-5059 before 5 p.m. Monday

    It’s back to the 4th of July this year for the Independence Day celebration in Shelby County.

  • 2010 Crime Report Part 2: More traffic citations = more DUI arrests

    A highway construction project may have turned into a dead end for hundreds of drivers who passed through Shelby County in 2010.

    Statistics compiled by the police agencies that serve the county show that drunken driving arrests rose precipitously – about 20 percent – from 2009.

    And these same agencies report another alarming trend: Despite an overall decline in drug cases, the county appeared to be moving ahead of the state in the number of  prescription drug cases it was handling.

  • 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.