Today's News

  • Candlelight vigil to be held for Ana Romero

    Candlelight vigil to be held for Ana Romero

    A candlelight vigil is scheduled for Ana Romero on Friday, Nov. 21, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at the Franklin County Regional Jail, located at 400 Coffee Tree Road in Frankfort.

    It has been three months since Romero died while incarcerated at the jail. Romero's family and friends are holding the vigil to remember her and other immigrants being held in jails. They have also established a website, www.anaromero.org.

  • One less hero from 'The Greatest Generation'

    On Nov. 7 Loran Bennett Mitchell was laid to rest in a small cemetery in rural Washington County, Ind.  He had died on Nov. 3.  You probably didn't notice.  It wasn't in the news, except for the small blurbs in the Salem Leader and Scott County Journal.

    You probably didn't notice, but I did.

  • Triple S approves new satellite dish guidelines

    Picking up where the discussion left off at its October meeting, the Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission approved a new text amendment Tuesday for the Shelby County Zoning Regulations in regards to satellite dishes.

  • Shelby men busted in drug roundups

    Two Shelbyville men have been arrested in a series of drug busts during the past month that has snared about 150 alleged drug users and dealers.

    John Hawkins, 31, was arrested in a bust conducted by Kentucky State Police at their Post 5 location in Carrollton last week. He was charged with second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

  • Pee Wee Valley escapee captured

    An inmate who escaped from Pee Wee Valley Correction Institute for Women has been captured.

    Anita Thomas escaped from the prison on Thursday, Nov. 13, at 9:21 p.m.

    Kentucky State Police put out an alert for Thomas and she was recaptured in Louisville, where she is from, the next day.

    It is not known what charges Thomas was serving time for or how much time she had left on her sentence.

  • EARLIER: Stumbo faces civil trial

    A 2008 Shelby County High School graduate is suing a former teacher and the staff of three Kentucky school districts, charging they were complicit in sexual harassment and wanton negligence.

    In a lawsuit filed Thursday in Shelby County Circuit Court, Elizabeth Reynolds, 18, has charged former teacher Scott Stumbo with "intentional and outrageous" conduct that has caused her to suffer "severe emotional distress."

    This civil suit comes 10 months after Stumbo submitted an Alford plea to criminal charges of sexual harassment of a student.

  • EARLIER: Leggett & Platt plans huge layoff

    Leggett & Platt plans to lay off 85 workers this fall, according to Libby Adams, executive director of the Shelby County Industrial and Development Foundation.

    Adams said her office just received notice of the layoff on Thursday.

    The Simpsonville plant was forced to reduce its number of employees due to a decrease in the demand for its products, according to a press release from the company's corporate office.

  • Dog stolen from Pearl Street

    An American Pitbull Terrier has been stolen from 97 Pearl Street, which is located off 11th Street, according to Shelbyville Police officer Istvan Kovacs.

    The dog was taken last week when the animal got out of his yard, Kovacs said. He added that a neighbor had caught the dog. Then the animal got loose again and a different neighbor caught it,  but then three men came to his house and said the dog was theirs. They took the dog with them, but it did not belong to them, Kovacs said.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports


    Penny Tackett, 55, of Shelbyville, was arrested Nov. 8 on Midland Trail and charged with DUI.

    Lawrence R. Schnieders, 50, of Shelbyville, was arrested Nov. 8 on Boone Station Road and charged with DUI.

    Other Traffic Offenses

    Jeovany Ramos Ramirez, 25, of Shelbyville, was arrested Nov. 5 on Kentucky Street and charged with speeding, no operator's license, no registration and criminal possession of a forged instrument.

  • EARLIER: Police ask for public's help in solving murder

    Police are offering a reward in seeking the public's help in locating whoever killed a local man in a brutal murder last week.

    James “Jim” Duckett, 43, was found murdered  Nov. 10, at his home at 5300 Rockbridge Road  by a relative who had stopped in to check on him after he had not been seen all weekend.