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  • Woman in police chase jailed after hospital release

    A Frankfort woman involved in a high-speed police chase through three counties has been released from the hospital.

    Rebecca Manley, 31, had stabbed herself six times in the neck with a knife before being taken into custody by Kentucky State Police on Tuesday, but her injuries were not that serious, said Hunter Martin, the trooper who initiated the traffic stop that led to the pursuit.

    Manley is lodged at the Shelby County Detention Center under a $5,000 cash bond, charged with DUI, fleeing and evading police and having no insurance.

  • EARLIER: Questions about merger involving JHS lingering

    While citizens and hospital personnel alike wait for a decision from Gov. Steve Beshear on whether to allow the proposed merger among Jewish Hospital & St. Mary's HealthCare – the parent of Jewish Hospital Shelbyville – University Hospital in Louisville and Lexington-based St. Joseph Health System, which is owned by Catholic Health Initiatives of Denver, much of the debate has surrounded the changes that would occur at UofL’s hospital.

  • Legislature 2012: Shelby faces big changes in districts

    With the release of the U.S. census last year, states across the nation are reworking congressional and state legislative and judicial boundaries.

    Each state is charged with redrawing those lines every 10 years to coincide with the federal mandate and population growth.

  • Vet's aide coaches man into saving dog from choking

    If dogs can have heroes, then “Angel,” a small white West Highland terrier, has two of them – her owner and her vet, who worked together recently to save her from certain death.

    Terry Kays said that he had just given Angel a dog treat when he noticed that the other dog he had was starting to run around nervously.

    “I looked, and Angel was just sort of gagging,” he said. “I looked in her mouth and didn’t see anything. So I called my wife, Pat, to ask her what to do, and I couldn’t get hold of her.”

  • Christmas Day miracle: Brain-dead beating victim moves

    Dennisse Escareno’s family members had said they were praying for a Christmas miracle to prove doctors were wrong about her being brain dead.

    And right on schedule, on Christmas Day, they got that miracle.

    Escareno, 24, who had been viciously beaten and left by the side of the road, moved her fingers and toes, her roommate Melody Riddle said Tuesday.

    “We went up to see her on Christmas Day, and Krissi took the kids,” she said.

  • Shelby merchants happy with sales

    Some Shelby County merchants report having a satisfactory Christmas season, and some say they really did well on their after-Christmas sales on Monday.

    “I don’t have the numbers available, but I know we did better than last year,” said Jason Shaw, assistant manager at Lowe’s.

    “We have sold a lot of merchandise yesterday [Monday], and that sale will be going on for another week,” he said.

  • Shelby's Jody Wills sent to prison for 10-year sentence

    Jody Wills, the Shelby County woman who admitted to stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from her employer, entered Shelby Circuit Court on Tuesday morning to plead her case for why the court should not revoke her probation for failing to honor her restitution schedule.

    She departed in handcuffs to begin her 10-year sentence for embezzling.

  • Almost all animals from puppy mill adopted

    EMINENCE – The 240 animals confiscated Dec. 12 from a puppy mill/hoarding situation on Allyson Lane in rural Campbellsburg have all found refuge with foster homes, veterinarians and animal rescue groups in the region, Henry

    County Animal Control Officer Dan Flinkfelt said.

    So far, the majority of the animals have survived. Two cats that were removed from the property died in transit; one was euthanatized after it tested positive for feline leukemia, a deadly, incurable and highly contagious disease.

  • News briefs: Dec. 28, 2011

    Guthrie sets ‘listening session’

    for Stratton Center next week

    State Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Bowling Green) will be returning to Shelby County next week to hear what you, his constituents in Congressional District 2, have on your minds.

    Guthrie will spend January visiting each of his 21 counties for what he calls “listening sessions.”

    That includes his stop at Stratton Center in Shelbyville at 5 p.m. Jan. 5.

  • EARLIER: KSP rams car to end 3-county chase

    A high-speed police chase through three counties Tuesday afternoon ended with a Franklin County woman stabbing herself and being forced off the road by police.

    Kentucky State Police Trooper Hunter Martin said that when the call came in at about 2 p.m. about a female who was possibly suicidal and armed with a handgun, he just happened to be the one who spotted her vehicle.

    “I saw a car that matched that description, and I got behind her and started following her,” he said.