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Today's News

  • MY WORD: In defense of Denisse Escareno

    I saw the front-page headline in The Sentinel-Newson Friday (Nov. 18), and I was deeply troubled.

    PROBLEM 1: The front page is misleading.

    What was the overt message of Friday’s front page? There are several ways to read that page.

  • What if we expanded the concept of Thanksgiving?

    What will you say on Thursday? What will cross your heart and your lips and spill out from your soul onto the dinner table like so much runaway gravy?

    Thanksgiving is the day when more of us express their truest, innermost feelings more openly and freely than at any other time of the year.

    We may express surprise and elation at Christmas, love on Valentine’s Day, reverence on Easter and respect on a parental day, but Thanksgiving…well, isn’t it built on our best emotions?

  • EARLIER: Deadly shooting in Shelbyville leaves questions

    On Saturday afternoon, in the space of an hour, Trey F. Williams, an 18-year-old recent graduate of Shelby County High School, went from playing basketball with friends at Clear Creek Park to lying dead in the home where his maternal grandmother lives in Shelbyville.

    Williams confronted two Shelbyville Police officers responding to a burglary call, attacked them with a pipe and items found in the house and was shot and killed when he would not stop that assault, police said.

  • Robbie Phillips' family is simply thankful

    Just being able to sit up with minimum assistance and to pay attention when something is being read may not seem not a big achievement at all for a teenager.

    But for the family of 17-year-old Robbie Phillips, it’s something to be extremely grateful for this Thanksgiving.

     “I am just elated,” said Debbie Phillips, Robbie’s mother.

    You know the story about Robbie Phillips, a boy who was left with a severe brain injury in November 2008 when he tried to commit suicide by hanging himself at the age of 14.

  • EARLIER: Fund collection under way for woman in coma

    As Denisse Escareno remains in a coma, fighting a new infection, the man accused of leaving her in that condition made his first court appearance on Tuesday.
    And even as Escareno’s family and friends have continued rally around her fight to survive being brutally assaulted three weeks ago, and now her community has joined in that support.

  • Craig’s sentencing hearing postponed until Dec. 19

    The final sentencing for a woman accused of stealing thousands from her employer in Shelbyville has been rescheduled for next month.

    Kelly Craig, 45, a former long-time employee of Tracy’s Home Furnishings, had pleaded guilty in October to the original five charges for which she was indicted – theft by unlawful taking over $10,000.

    The new date is Dec. 19 at 1 p.m. in Shelby Circuit Court in front of Judge Charles Hickman.

  • News briefs: Nov. 23, 2011

    3rd Street to be closed

    on next 2 Mondays

    Shelbyville’s 3rd Street and Old Mount Eden Road will be closed for several hours Monday and the following Monday to allow Norfolk Southern Railroad’s contractor to replace the existing railroad bridge that is located near the intersection of 3rd and Bradshaw/Goodman avenues.

    The closing each day will take approximately 12 to 16 hours, according to an announcement from Shelbyville Public Works.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports, Nov. 23, 2011

    Warrants

    Duron Campbell, 23, of 72 Arbor Green was arrested Nov. 14 at 501 Main St. on a Shelby County bench warrant of unknown charges.

    Lafah Dixon, 33, of 5129 Bell Ave. was arrested Nov. 14 at 501 Main St. on a Shelby County warrant for first-degree robbery and criminal syndicate.

  • 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.