Local News

  • Shelby County School Board: Budget for 2012-13 to get its 1st review

    With a new year comes a new budget.

    The Shelby County Board of Education will get its first look at the 2012-13 draft budget at Thursday’s meeting at the district offices at 1155 Main Street.

    A new board chair and vice chair will lead the meeting into always dicey budget discussions.

    The current 2011-12 working budget shows the district having to cover more than $625,000 in Support Education Excellence in Kentucky (SEEK) funding from the state. However, that number will not be fully known until the end of the school year.

  • Guthrie ‘listens’ and he hears a lot

    A crowd of about 75 people turned out Thursday night at Stratton Center to listen to U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie during one of his 21 county “listening sessions.”

     “We’ve been busy today; we’re already been to Hart, Bullitt and Spencer counties,” said Guthrie (R-Bowling Green), who said he still had stops Friday in Edmonson, Grayson and Breckinridge counties.

    He was there to listen to the constituents of the district, and they were there to listen to him.

  • 3 arrested in 2nd meth bust in 3-day span

    Three people were arrested Thursday at the second bust related to methamphetamine in Shelby County within three days.

    Pamela F. Perry, 52, Earle C. Perry Jr., 31, and David L. Seaton, 47, all of 2282 Vigo Road, were arrested Thursday afternoon and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine.

  • Investigation into shooting remains open

    A week after a Shelby County Grand Jury ruled that a Shelbyville Police officer was justified in shooting and killing a teen in his grandmother’s home, the investigation remains open.
    Kentucky State Police Det. Ben Wolcott said last Tuesday after the hearing that he expected to wrap up the investigation into the shooting of 19-year-old Trey Williams by Shelbyville Police officer Suzanna Marcum by the end of the week, but he said yesterday that had not been done.

  • Men charged in sex cases get new court dates

    New pre-trial dates have been set for two men charged with sex-related crimes against children.

    Mark Hawks of Lawrenceburg is facing more than 100 child pornography charges in Shelby and Anderson counties.

    In Shelby Circuit Court on Monday, Circuit Judge Charles Hickman set Jan. 20 as the next scheduled court date for Hawks, 55, of 402 Secretariat Dr.

    Henry Telles, 25, of Shelby County, is charged with multiple counts of child molestation.

  • Shelby woman found dead in motel

    A Pleasureville resident was found dead in a hotel room in Shelbyville early Saturday morning.

    Connie Joelene Landers, 32, died at the Best Western Motel from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

    Shelby County Coroner Jeff Iver, who worked the scene, said Shelby County EMS was called to the scene in the early morning hours and discovered Landers’ body. He released no further details.

    Family members said that Landers had been distraught over long-term chronic pain.

  • Spencer man found shot to death in barn

    A Bardstown man found dead in a barn off Bowman Lane with a single gunshot wound through the head has left the community shocked, neighbors unsettled and the perpetrator at large.

    The investigation of Daniel D. Cahoe's suspicious death started late Thursday evening after he was found slumped over in an empty barn in the 2000 block of Bowman Lane near the intersection of West River Road. But what was once considered a death investigation has now been classified as a homicide investigation by Kentucky State Police. 

  • News briefs: Jan. 11, 2012

    Redistricting plan could

    gain momentum today

    The state House is expected to act this week on the controversial issue of redrawing the boundaries of legislative and congressional districts.
    House State Government Committee chairman Mike Cherry (D-Princeton) told The Herald-Leaderon Monday that his panel was scheduled to take up legislation to redraw boundaries for the 100 state House districts today.

  • Lane of I-64 to be closed Tuesday night

    The Department of Highways District 5 Office announces the temporary closure of the right lane on eastbound Interstate 64 in Shelby County at mile point 29, near Simpsonville.

    The lane closure is scheduled for Tuesday from 6:30 p.m. until midnight and will allow for bridge deck patching.

  • EARLIER: Shelbyville Police bust apparent meth distributor

    What police are calling a major drug bust began in Louisville on Tuesday and ended up with the ringleader being arrested in Shelbyville.

    What’s more, police say they believe the five packages of crystal methamphetamine seized were not manufactured locally but in Mexico.