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Today's News

  • A Killer Goes Free Part 1: She was a model inmate, a ‘compliant client’

    Sentencing in homicide-related cases typically takes from two to three years, and many offenders are usually in custody most of that time.

    Tonya Nicole Brown gave birth and disposed of her child in April 2008, was charged with murder within a week, and sentencing did not take place until July 8, 2010.

  • A Killer Goes Free Part 1: Lexington woman who left her baby to die now out of prison

    On a cool spring day, April 6, 2008,Tonya Nicole Brown, nine months pregnant and feeling labor pains, entered the restroom of the White Castle Restaurant on Mount Eden Road and gave birth in a stall to a baby girl with dark, curly hair.

    She placed that healthy baby inside a plastic garbage bag, tied that bag at the top, placed it in a trash can and walked out of that public restroom, less than 200 feet from the safe haven of a fire station.

  • The Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher: A really rare find in Kentucky

    My current home, which is a small, wooded farm named “Wingspan,” located in the northeast corner of Shelby County, near where Franklin and Henry counties also come together, is a place as near to heaven as one could find.

    This lovable tract fronts on a road named Catwalk and backs up to an outstanding fishing lake with 6.5 miles of shoreline, named Trailwood.

  • Waddy man dies when Jeep flips in field

    A Waddy man was left dead at the scene early Sunday morning when his Jeep flipped and ejected him and two passengers joy riding in a field.

    Ricky Sean Temple, 22, was celebrating his birthday on Saturday, and the party extended into the early hours Sunday. At about 4 a.m. Temple and six others decided to take three vehicles into a nearby field on a large farm about half mile north of the Waddy Fire Station.

  • Maryland man dies on I-64

    A single-car accident on Interstate 64 early Sunday morning left one man dead.

    Edward Horn Sr., 60, of Rising Sun, Md., was traveling eastbound at 5:34 a.m. when his 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier ended up in the median, slid sideways and flipped, according to police reports, at mile marker 33. At that point, Horn, who was traveling alone, was ejected from the car and into the westbound lanes. No other cars were involved in the accident, and Horn was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • MY WORD: What’s wrong with our economy?

    The federal government has imposed so many rules and regulations upon businesses that to administer their affairs requires too much overhead cost for them to reap a profit in what they produce or sell.

  • MY WORD: Lots of people contributed to new historical project

    The Shelby County Historical Society officially opened its new World War II exhibit at its annual picnic on Sunday.

    President Sherry Jelsma thanked several members of the Society – Sharon Hackworth, Jim Cleveland, Nancy Hill and Col. Roger Green – for their contributions to the exhibit, which may be seen at two locations: the hometown front in the second floor of the Shelbyville Welcome Center and the military part in the VFW building next to the parking lot adjoining the center. 

  • MY WORD: A response from Midwest Metals on zoning debate

    As the applicant for the proposed rezoning of 478 Kentucky Street, we feel compelled to respond to the recent letters that have been printed regarding our project. Midwest Metals is a local, family-owned business, and we take great pride in being a good neighbor while providing a valuable service to the community.

  • Court report: Sept. 21, 2011

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    John A. Desoto, second-degree criminal trespassing – plead guilty – 2-day sentence.

    Emerson A. Lopez, no operator's/moped license – plead guilty – 7-day sentence.

    Jammie L. McIntyre, second-degree criminal trespassing – plead guilty – 2-day sentence.

  • Shelby County volleyball beats Collins for first time

    Senior setter Caty Hawkins had seven aces and seven assists to lead the Shelby County volleyball team to its first victory over Collins, 25-21, 25-19, Monday night on the Titans' homecourt.

    Junior outside hitter Ariana Jones added four kills and sophomore middle blocker Kyndle Pace contributed five digs for Shelby, which had lost its four previous meetings with Collins.