Local News

  • 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.

  • News briefs: March 16, 2012

    Shelby’s unemployment

    rate up to 8% in January

    Shelby County’s unemployment rate crept back to 8 percent in January, but that ranked it among the 10 lowest in the state for the month.

    Overall unemployment rates fell in 114 Kentucky counties between January 2011 and January 2012.

  • Hundreds expected for 3rd annual Shelby Touched Twice Clinic

    Medical and dental screening. Financial advice. Vision screening. A hot meal. A manicure or haircut. Prayers and spiritual support. Nutritional guidance. A food pantry. A clothing closet. Family photos.

    These are just some of the services that will be offered this weekend as Shelby County welcomes the return of the Touched Twice Clinic.

  • Developers dropping plans for Catalpagreen

    Although the economy appears to be turning around as unemployment drops and jobs begin to reappear, the new home and development market continues to struggle.

    And it's no more evident than with the Catalpagreen subdivision on Discovery Boulevard. At Tuesday's meeting at the Stratton Center, the developers of the much-discussed and long-planned neighborhood will ask the Triple S Planning Commission for a revocation of its subdivision plat for Section 13, Phase 1, which was the only final plat that was submitted. The rest of the planning was preliminary.

  • Students get coaching on life after school

    School districts across the commonwealth kicked off Operation Preparation this week.

    The goal of the statewide effort is for eighth-grade and sophomore students to receive college and career advice from trained community advisors.

    "We want to help students realize their potential, maximize their academic preparation and stay on track for success during and after high school," Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday said.

  • Shelby County School Board: District on pace to meet some of its goals

    Shelby County Public Schools Chief Academic Officer Lisa Smith gave the school board an update at its meeting Thursday night on the progress toward its goals, which were set last year.

    Superintendent James Neihof did remind the board that the timeframe for the goals has not expired, and he said he hoped this refresher could lend a hand for the board’s focus on setting goals for the 2012-13 school year at its meeting on March 22.