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Today's News

  • Murderer Bancroft’s sentencing likely to be highly charged

    LAWRENCEBURG – The family of Frances Renee Mobley has waited since last September to tell her murderer exactly what they think of him, and this week they’ll almost certainly get their chance.

    Gary Bancroft will be sentenced to 70 years in prison Thursday afternoon in Anderson Circuit Court, but first he will be forced to listen to what will be highly emotional impact statements family members of Mobley, who last September died when Bancroft slashed her throat, stuffed her into a trash bag and hid her in the bathroom of his trailer on Bardstown Road.

  • 50th anniversary: Wayne and Betty Cheak

    Wayne and Betty Cheak were married on June 9, 1961. The Rev. Jimmy Smith performed the ceremony at Waddy Baptist Church, where they are members.

    They have two sons, Jeffery Wayne Cheak of Appleton, Wis.,  and Andrew Scott Cheak of Stafford, Va.; six grandchildren, Alexandria Cheak of Tucson, Ariz., Victoria and Addison Cheak, both of Appleton, Wis., Madison, Jonna and Noah Cheak, all of Stafford, Va.

    They will celebrate with a reception at Waddy Baptist Church 2-5 p.m. on June 11. Everyone is invited to stop by and visit. The Cheaks request no gifts.

  • I'm one: Levi Farmer

    Levi Roy Farmer celebrated his first birthday May 10, 2011.

    He is the son of Jessica Tennill and David Farmer of Shelbyville.

    Grandparents are Margaret Biagi Tennill of Shelbyville, Donald Tennill of Frankfort and Terry and Roy Farmer of Henderson. Great-grandparents are Wilma Biagi of Louisville, Donald and Barbara Tennill of Shelbyville, Wilma Farmer of Henderson and the late Hugh Biagi.

  • Reunion: Simpsonville class of 1951

  • Reunion: Simpsonville class of 1951

  • Collins’ Gramig signs to play at Cumberlands

    The first time University of Cumberlands softball coach Angie Dean met Kristina Gramig on a recruiting trip, she said she was impressed.

    But the player Dean was recruiting at that time wasn't Gramig, it was her older sister, Shauna.

    "Kristina comes down and sits by me in the bleachers and starts talking," Dean recalled. "We talked like we'd known each other forever. At that moment I said, that's a great kid from a great family.

  • 3 Shelby players named all-region

    Three softball players from the county have been selected to the All-8th Region team.

    Shelby County senior catcher Hannah Abbott and Collins senior center fielder Kristina Gramig and junior pitcher Jeneca Thomas were three of the 15-member team, which was selected by the region’s coaches.

    Collins and Oldham County were the only two teams with multiple players picked to the squad.

  • Basketball coach Turley leaves Collins for job he ‘can’t pass up’

    Curtis Turley has resigned as Collins’ boys' basketball coach after one season.

    Under Turley the Titans went 18-12 in their inaugural campaign, which ended with a 52-49 loss to Henry County in the first round of the 8th Region Tournament.

    "He's had an opportunity he felt like he couldn't turn down," Collins Principal Anthony Hatchell said Monday afternoon.

    "It's not high school [coaching]," Turley added, although he didn't get any more specific, when reached Monday afternoon.

  • His life is a lot to Crowe about

    If you don't know Crowe, you don't know athletics in this county.

    Or its unofficial mayor.

    Crowe, for the likely few of you who may not know, is Austin Crowe.

    This 19-year-old, who graduated with honors from Collins this past Saturday night, has reached one-name status through his managing of athletic teams at Shelby County and Collins high schools, his tireless work ethic, his infectious smile and personality and for just being an all-around good guy.

  • Court report: June 8, 2011

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Jeffrey T. Hinkle, operating on suspended/revoked operator's license - guilty - 20-day sentence and $143 costs.

    Samuel Ruiz, third-degree criminal possession of forged instrument - guilty - 12-month sentence probated for two years and $144 costs.