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  • Shelbyville Horse Show: The stars expected on hot opening night

    Despite the continuous heat wave plaguing Shelby County and an absence of volunteers, the Shelbyville Horse Show already started rolling days ago for people preparing and primping their horses and the fairgrounds.

    Horse Show Manager R.H. Bennett said the weather looks like it’s going to be hot, and he’s worried about people not coming because of the heat.

    However, he still said he feels like people will come.

    “Our locals tend to catch our excitement,” he said. “It’s already catching.”

  • Shelby graduation rates higher than the state’s

    A new federal formula for calculating graduation rates shows that a far greater percentage of students in Shelby County Public Schools graduate in four years than do so in the state.

    The Averaged Freshman Graduation Rates (AFGR) for the 2009-2010 school year, which were released Tuesday, show that 82.57 percent of freshmen graduated from Shelby County’s schools in four years. In the state, that rate was 76.88.

  • Crime Stoppers needs info on Walmart theft

    Crime Stoppers and the Shelby County Sheriff’s office are asking for help in identifying a suspect who took nearly $10,000 worth of items from Walmart in Shelbyville.

    On Friday, a man entered the Shelbyville Walmart at 4:31 a.m. and exited the store with nearly $9,500 in merchandise from the electronics department.

  • Penis amputation case back in court

    A pretrial conference for a man who says his penis was amputated without his consent is set for at 10:30 a.m. today in Shelby Circuit Court.

    In January, Circuit Judge Charles Hickman rescheduled a jury trial for Aug. 19 for Waddy resident Phillip Seaton, who is suing the surgeon who in 2008 amputated his penis.

    Hickman had postponed the original trial on Jan. 10 because of a concern that a newspaper article published a few days earlier could have influenced the jury pool.

  • 2 residents injured during burglary

    Police are asking for help in locating the person who broke into a residence in the Midland Trail area and shot and injured two residents there.

    In the early morning hours on Sunday someone broke into a house at 66 Autumn Ridge Drive, said Maj. D. Goodwin of the Shelbyville Police Department.

    Four residents were at home: Ramon Moto, 38, Enohe Moto, 34, Marooqueo Perez, 29, and Almondo Perez, 30.

    When the intruder entered, Goodwin said, a fight ensued, and one of the residents was shot, and another was assaulted.

  • EARLIER: Workshop set for magisterial reapportionment

    Residents will get a chance next week to see if they might be getting a different magistrate or voting at a different place in 2012.

    Shelby County Fiscal Court is having a workshop at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Stratton Center to review a new magisterial district proposal.

    A change in the magisterial districts is required because of population shifts revealed in 2010 Census figures released earlier this spring.

  • EARLIER: Anderson County man indicted for distributing porn in Shelby

    A Lawrenceburg man who has admitted to police to having “sexual desires for children” has been indicted in Shelby County on 40 counts of distribution of child pornography.

    Those charges, incurred July 20 by Mark S. Hawks of Lawrenceburg, followed on the heels of almost twice as many similar charges in Anderson County the day before.

    There, Hawks was indicted on 70 counts of possession and distributing child pornography.

  • Shelby man sentenced 10+ years for child porn

    A Shelbyville man was sentenced last week to more than 10 years in federal prison after pleading guilty on child pornography charges.
    Ronald Craig Hornback, 51, was sentenced July 27 in Frankfort by U.S. District Judge Danny Reeves to 121 months on one count of receiving child pornography.

    Hornback will also be required to register as a sex offender.

    He was arrested Feb. 26, 2010, after a 5-month investigation by the state attorney general’s Cybercrimes Unit, which identified more than 700 suspected images of child pornography on his computer.

  • Buck Creek Road in Simpsonville limited to 1 lane Tuesday night

    Buck Creek Road (KY 1848) will be reduced to one lane between Interstate 64 and U.S. 60 tonight starting at 6:30 and extending until midnight.

  • News briefs: July 29, 2011

    Shelby records one of best

    unemployment rates in June

    Shelby County recorded the state’s ninth best unemployment rate in June, one of 96 counties to show improvement from 2010.