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  • Fiscal court approves road projects

    Shelby County Fiscal Court magistrates accepted the Transportation Cabinet’s Rural Secondary Road project for this year, with the top two projects being resurfacing on Hempridge and Ballardsville roads.

    The first consists of the 8.8-mile Hempridge Road, which connects U.S. 60 just east of Shelby County High School to Mount Eden Road in Southville.

    Chief District Engineer Matt Bullock, who presented the project to fiscal court, said it was unusual for such a long portion of roadway to be included in the rural secondary road project.

  • Man charged in stabbing death pleads not guilty to murder

    Shelby County resident Marcus Goldsmith pleaded not guilty of murder at his arraignment by video in Shelby County District Court Tuesday.

    Goldsmith, 53, was arrested in the early morning hours on Friday after an argument with another man, Keith A. Jackson, turned deadly, police say.

    At 12:39 a.m. Friday, Shelbyville Police Det. Jesse Paulley and Sgt. Bruce Gentry responded to a 911 call that somebody had been injured at 901 Main St. and was bleeding.

  • Moving roadblock ends chase on I-64

    What began as a routine traffic stop quickly got hairy when a Kentucky State Police Trooper tried to pull over Robert B. Brewer Tuesday morning near Simpsonville.

    KSP spokesperson Ron Turley said at 4:14 a.m. a trooper saw a Chevrolet SUV traveling westbound on I-64 in Shelby County striking construction barrels in the work zone on the interstate in Simpsonville.

  • Arrest made in Waddy interstate shooting

    Kentucky State Police have made an arrest in connection with a shooting that happened Thursday night in Waddy.

    Timothy O’Shea Johnson, 25, of Danville, has been charged with first-degree assault and first-degree wanton endangerment. He is lodged at the Boyle County Detention Center. He was arrested Friday afternoon by KSP and the Boyle County Sheriff’s Office.

  • KY 55 to be 1 lane over I-64 tonight

    The Department of Highways announced that KY 55 will be reduced to one lane at the bridge over Interstate 64 in Shelby County between 6 p.m. and midnight tonight.  KYTC crews will be performing bridge deck patching.

  • Earlier: Shelbyville man dead of stab wounds

    One man is dead and another is in jail charged with his death after an argument that got physical turned deadly, police say.

    Marcus Goldsmith, 53, is being held at the Shelby County Detention Center on a $500,000 full-cash bond, charged with the murder of Keith A. Jackson, 43.

    Shelbyville Police Det. Jesse Paulley and Sgt. Bruce Gentry responded to a 911 call that came in at 12:39 a.m. Friday them that somebody had been injured at 901 Main St. and was bleeding.

  • Arrest made in Waddy, I-64 shooting

    Kentucky State Police have made an arrest in connection with a shooting that happened Thursday night in Waddy.

    Timothy O’Shea Johnson, 25, of Danville, has been charged with first-degree assault and first-degree wanton endangerment.

  • Finchville couple remains in hospital

    Darryl Brooks, 49, and Tracey Brooks, 48, were injured when Darryl Brooks lost control of the 2004 Ford Explorer he was driving and ran off the road and into a tree.

    The Sentinel-Newsreported previously that the couple was transported to the University of Louisville Hospital, and that that Darryl Brooks was no longer hospitalized. But that information, supplied by hospital officials, was incorrect, family members said.

  • Wills denied bond

    Jody Wills, the Shelby County woman serving a 10-year sentence for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from her employer, wore an orange prison jumpsuit into Shelby County Circuit Court on Wednesday in an attempt to convince the judge to let her out on bond.

    She failed.

    Wills went to prison in December, when Shelby Circuit Judge Charles Hickman revoked her probation for failure to honor her restitution schedule, and Wednesday, he denied her request to be let out on bond while she is awaiting her appeal of his prior ruling.

  • Hot idea earns TV gig

     

    Wyatt Hurst of Shelbyville will be making his television debut at an extremely early age – in fact, he’s so young, he probably won’t even remember it when he’s grown.

    Hurst, a tender 2 years old, will appear on America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC-WHAS-Ch. 11) on Sunday night at 7.

    The toddler is the younger child of Josh and Malia Hurst, who also have a 4-year-old, Sophie.