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  • A Killer Goes Free Part 1: She was a model inmate, a ‘compliant client’

    Sentencing in homicide-related cases typically takes from two to three years, and many offenders are usually in custody most of that time.

    Tonya Nicole Brown gave birth and disposed of her child in April 2008, was charged with murder within a week, and sentencing did not take place until July 8, 2010.

  • A Killer Goes Free Part 1: Lexington woman who left her baby to die now out of prison

    On a cool spring day, April 6, 2008,Tonya Nicole Brown, nine months pregnant and feeling labor pains, entered the restroom of the White Castle Restaurant on Mount Eden Road and gave birth in a stall to a baby girl with dark, curly hair.

    She placed that healthy baby inside a plastic garbage bag, tied that bag at the top, placed it in a trash can and walked out of that public restroom, less than 200 feet from the safe haven of a fire station.

  • Waddy man dies when Jeep flips in field

    A Waddy man was left dead at the scene early Sunday morning when his Jeep flipped and ejected him and two passengers joy riding in a field.

    Ricky Sean Temple, 22, was celebrating his birthday on Saturday, and the party extended into the early hours Sunday. At about 4 a.m. Temple and six others decided to take three vehicles into a nearby field on a large farm about half mile north of the Waddy Fire Station.

  • Maryland man dies on I-64

    A single-car accident on Interstate 64 early Sunday morning left one man dead.

    Edward Horn Sr., 60, of Rising Sun, Md., was traveling eastbound at 5:34 a.m. when his 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier ended up in the median, slid sideways and flipped, according to police reports, at mile marker 33. At that point, Horn, who was traveling alone, was ejected from the car and into the westbound lanes. No other cars were involved in the accident, and Horn was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • 2 die in early morning accidents

    Two people are dead in separate but nearly simultaneous accidents early Sunday morning.

    Both accidents happened around 4:30 a.m., but details are sketchy because Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies have not provided the accident reports.

    Ricky Sean Temple, 22, of Waddy died in an accident in a field near Waddy.

    In the other, an unidentified westbound driver on Interstate 64 near Mile Marker 33 apparently crossed the median and crashed on the eastbound side.

  • News briefs: Sept. 16, 2011

    Webb Road closed for

    repairs for up to 2 weeks

    Webb Road was closed beginning Thursday so county road workers can install a box culvert, according to Shelby County Road Supervisor Carl Henry.

    Henry said two different detours have been set up for residents who live on Webb Road, which connects U.S. 60 to KY 362 (Aiken Road) west of Simpsonville.

    Those with addresses through the 790 block should use U.S. 60, and those with addresses of 912 and greater should travel north to Aiken Road.

  • School helps remove gluten to the maximum

    Middle school is a crazy time.

    It's all about doing the right thing with the right people and fitting in.

    And that's all Melissa Baralt wanted for her daughter Kelly, a sixth-grader at West Middle.

    For years Melissa Baralt had been trying to get the school system to offer some gluten-free alternatives to work with her daughter's Celiac disease.

  • Ag-to-industrial plan to get hearing

    The Triple S Planning Commission will have a public hearing Tuesday on a zoning request from the Shelbyville City Council, the third consecutive meeting that the commission has faced a zone change request.

    The commission will hear feedback for the 73-acre farm on the southeast corner of Harrington Mill Road and Freedom’s Way during its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center.

  • Southside forum focuses on road, redistricting

    Fewer than a dozen people turned out Tuesday for the first public workshop on for the new Southside Elementary project.

    The workshop, held in Southside's current gym, was designed to get information from the public on the design, layout and features of the new building, which is scheduled to open in the fall of 2014.

    However, only three people spoke, and the crowd mostly was filled with administration and staff.

  • United Way grant expands schools' mentoring program

    The MASTER IT youth mentoring program led in part by Shelby County Public Schools this week received a $20,000 grant from the Metro United Way.

    The program, which stands for Mentoring African-American Students to Effectively Reach Intentional Tomorrows, is a community-founded initiative that matches adults and middle school students to help boost academic skills and help make students college ready upon graduation.