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Today's News

  • Crime Stoppers seeks info on bullets that struck house

    Simpsonville Police Chief Chip Minnis is working with Crime Stoppers to solve the mystery of who shot through a house in the Todds Station subdivision on Sunday.

    The incident happened at about 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon, when someone apparently fired three rounds from a .22 caliber rifle, striking a house at 122 Lincoln Station Dr.

    No one was hit inside the house, and Minnis said the family did not realize that shots had been fired until later that evening, when they found bullet holes.

  • Fugitive of the Week

    Crime Stopper’s fugitive of the week is Alfonzo M. Cochran. There is a warrant out for his arrest on drug-related charges and contempt of court for child support. Cochran is described as a black male, 29 years old, 5 feet, 11 inches tall, and weighing 175 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers, which pays rewards up to $1,000. Callers can remain anonymous. Crime Stoppers can be reached at 633-4500 or at www.shelbyclue.com.

     

  • Shelbyville man charged with sodomy

    A Shelbyville man is out on bond, charged with first-degree sodomy that police say allegedly occurred while the victim was sleeping.

    A Shelby County Grand Jury indicted Leroy Blackburn, 63, of Rockbridge Road of first-degree sodomy, a Class B felony, on June 29.

    The sheriff’s report on the incident said that on May 11 Blackburn initiated the sexual encounter on his friend, Rebecca Hawkins, 49, while she was in a deep sleep because of some prescription medication she had taken.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments, Aug. 12, 2001

    Anthony M. Green,  52, of 110 Fairview Drive in Simpsonville was indicted for first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine), a Class C felony, tampering with physical evidence, a Class D felony, first-degree wanton endangerment, a Class D felony, possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor, failure to or improper signal, a violation, and excessive window tinting, a violation.

  • UNDERWOOD: Catch the spirit of success with 3 key steps

    USA! USA! USA! could be heard chanted around the country on Sunday afternoon when the U.S. women’s national soccer team played Japan in the World Cup. This courageous group of women won the hearts of not only diehard soccer fans but also many Americans as well because of their determination and will to win.

    Game after game we watched as they came back from deficits and overcame obstacles to ultimately triumph. Even though they came up two penalty kicks short after leading most of the game, they held their heads high as the true champions.

  • Business Briefcase: Aug. 12, 2011

    Revere company plans

    new Indiana facility

    Revere Plastics, a sister company to Revere Packaging in Shelbyville, is looking to build a 122,000-square foot facility that would bring 178 new jobs to Jeffersonville, Ind. Both companies are subsidiaries of Revere Industries, which is based in Indiana.

  • Real estate deeds: Aug. 12, 2011

    June 11-July 15, 2011

    Mark Douglas McCall, Cheryl McCall and Michael David McCall to Mark Douglas McCall, Cheryl McCall and Michael David McCall, 2 tracts, approximately 99.5  acres of Roy McCall Farm, $1.5 million

    Michael J. and Kim Lee Wuich to Joselyn and Gerard E. Dupont III, Lot 7 Brassfield Sec. 1, $205,000

    Kimberly G. Robarts to Jason C. Armao, 5.03 acres at 36 Clore Jackson Road, $264,500

    Citizens Union Bank to Ella Rose Tuttle, Lot 5G-3A Dogwood Trace Phase 5, $132,000

  • WICHE: Uneven corn is caused by spotty pollination

    Corn has been a staple food for centuries. It was first cultivated by Indian people in Central America. In fact, the adoption of agriculture and the art of cultivating gave way to the grand cities of the Aztec and Mayans.

    What would the world be without corn and potatoes, both of which were first cultivated in Central America?

  • 60th anniversary: Roberts

    Noble and Frances Maxson Roberts have been married for 60 years. The couple was married on Sept. 1, 1951 by the Rev. Minor Cole in Dumas, Ark.

    Frances Roberts began her professional career as high school English teacher and for 21 years was assistant professor of English at Campbellsville College, now university.

    Noble Roberts’ professional life included high school teacher, coach and principal. He served as chairman of the biology department and professor of biology at Campbellsville College.

  • Music recital at FBC

    Derrick Sanford, a senior at Eastern Kentucky University and a 2005 graduate of Shelby County High School, will have a violin recital at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the choir room at First Baptist Church Shelbyville. Sanford, a former student of Susie Saunders in Shelbyville, will be accompanied on the piano by Betty Jean Chatham.