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Today's News

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments, Nov. 23, 2011

    Gary L. Woody, 53, of 827 Bland Ave. No. 2 was indicted for receiving stolen property under $10,000.

    Robert Miller of unknown address was indicted for being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun, carrying a concealed deadly weapon and third-degree criminal trespass.

    Santiago Juncadella, 19, of 502 Shelby Manor was indicted for first-degree wanton endangerment and carrying a concealed deadly weapon.

    Marucs W. Robinson, 53, of 541 1st St. in Shelbyville was indicted for illegal possession of a controlled substance (cocaine).

  • Louisville man arrested in Shelby on drug charges

    James Bothwell, 48, of Louisville was arrested in Shelby County on Wednesday by Kentucky State Police, KSP spokesman Ron Turley said.

    Bothwell is charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and tampering with physical evidence.

    Turley said that during a drug investigation, narcotic detectives purchased seven grams of suspected crack cocaine from Bothwell, valued at more than $500.

    “That is quite a bit of cocaine for one individual to have in their possession,” Turley said.

  • WICHE: Checklist for preparing for winter: Part II

    Several years ago I made the mistake of leaving the water pump in the barn instead of storing it in the basement. Well, I found out why Daddy always stored it in the basement during the cold days of winter.

    When I got the pump out to do some irrigation the following summer, the primer tank had split right open. A little bit of moisture was left in the tank, and it froze. The tank is made of cast iron, so imagine what a little moisture might do to your favorite terracotta pot.

  • MY WORD: Historic solution to a historic problem

    Congress has an opportunity this week to make a historic decision that would permanently change the culture of spending in Washington. Our nearly $15 trillion of accumulated debt is a threat to our nation’s economic recovery, our national security and the welfare of future generations.

    We have already succeeded in changing the debate in Washington from “How much can we spend?” to “How much can we cut?” Now, we must go even further and pass a Balanced Budget Amendment.

  • City to 4 Hi Point owners: Pay fees or face foreclosure

    The City of Shelbyville will intervene legally on behalf of a group of property owners who are upset about a dramatic increase in the annual bond payments they owe.

    The city has sent a letter to four of the 53 property owners of homes in Phase 1 of the Hi Point Subdivision on Boone Station Road, demanding that they submit back payments on their annual bond assessments or face legal action.

  • Shelbyville to post new signs that enforce downtown parking

    If you’re used to parking on downtown Shelbyville streets, you probably should prepare for stricter enforcement of the parking regulations.

    City Engineer Jennifer Herrell told the Shelbyville City Council on Thursday night that the city would be posting new and more numerous signs to let the public know the exact parking regulations on downtown streets.

    The reason for all of this: the planned opening in late December of the new judicial center on Main Street.

  • Court report: November 23, 2011

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Bradley A. Coyle, drinking alcohol in public place – guilty – 15-day sentence and $144 costs.

    Kenia M. Solorzano-Martinez, no operator's/moped license and first-offense DUI – guilty – 5-day sentence, operator's license suspended for 120 days and $728 fine and costs.

  • Report says officers shot Williams to stop his attack

    The two Shelbyville Police officers who confronted Trey F. Williams at his grandmother’s home on Saturday afternoon shot and killed him after he had attacked and overpowered them, a Kentucky State Police report said.

    The report said that the officers tried to subdue Williams, 18, with their Tasers but that he attacked them with objects that were inside the house. One of the officers was “injured and incapacitated, unable to defend himself from continued physical assault,” the release stated.

  • This sparrow is getting pretty rare

    One of the elder ornithologists by the name of Ridgeway described the song of the Lark Sparrow in the following manner: "One continued gush of sprightly music, now gay, now melodious and then tender beyond description – the very expression of emotion. At intervals, the singer falters, as if exhausted by exertion and his voice becomes scarcely audible; but suddenly reviving in his joy, it is resumed in all its vigor until he appears to be really overcome by the effort."

  • Bruner to be arraigned Tuesday

    A man who has been charged with severely beating a woman who was found at the side of Mount Eden Road more than two weeks ago will be arraigned tomorrow.

    Mark Bruner, 38, of Taylorsville, was arrested Tuesday and charged with first-degree assault in connection with the beating of Denisse Escareno.

    He is still under a $100,000 bond at the Shelby County Detention Center, said Capt. Tony Aldridge at the detention center.