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Today's News

  • Salem Baptist – one of Shelby County’s oldest testaments

    This year has been a whirlwind of excitement for members of Salem Baptist Church, with guest speakers and historic plays and a Homecoming planned for October.

    But through it all, underlying all the excitement at the picturesque church with its own little cemetery on Mount Eden Road, is a steadfast sense of family among its members.

  • Shelby’s oldest existing churches

    Christiansburg Baptist Church            1799

    Finchville Baptist                        1799

    Olive Branch Methodist                        1800

  • Crime Stoppers needs info on Walmart theft

    Crime Stoppers and the Shelby County Sheriff’s office are asking for help in identifying a suspect who took nearly $10,000 worth of items from Walmart in Shelbyville.

    On Friday, a man entered the Shelbyville Walmart at 4:31 a.m. and exited the store with nearly $9,500 in merchandise from the electronics department.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments: Aug. 3, 2011

    Mark S. Hawks, 55, of 402 Secretariat Drive in Lawrenceburg was indicted on 40 counts of first-degree distribution of a matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, a Class D felony.

    Marcia L. Payne, 24,  of 84 Illinois Ave. was indicted for 3rd-degree arson, a Class D felony.

    Darrell A. Walker, 48, of 83 Apple Tree Way was indicted for first-degree burglary, a Class B felony and second-degree assault, a Class C felony.

  • Penis amputation case back in court

    A pretrial conference for a man who says his penis was amputated without his consent is set for at 10:30 a.m. today in Shelby Circuit Court.

    In January, Circuit Judge Charles Hickman rescheduled a jury trial for Aug. 19 for Waddy resident Phillip Seaton, who is suing the surgeon who in 2008 amputated his penis.

    Hickman had postponed the original trial on Jan. 10 because of a concern that a newspaper article published a few days earlier could have influenced the jury pool.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Aug. 3, 2011

    DUI

    Winona J. Gregory, 44, of 12 Park Ave. in Elsmere was arrested July 27 at 704 Mount Eden Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol under aggravating circumstances.

     

    Alcohol Intoxication

    Nathan W. Brandenburg, 20, of 5686 Finchville Road was arrested July 30 on the 3000th block of Mount Eden Road and charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place and disorderly conduct.

  • 2 residents injured during burglary

    Police are asking for help in locating the person who broke into a residence in the Midland Trail area and shot and injured two residents there.

    In the early morning hours on Sunday someone broke into a house at 66 Autumn Ridge Drive, said Maj. D. Goodwin of the Shelbyville Police Department.

    Four residents were at home: Ramon Moto, 38, Enohe Moto, 34, Marooqueo Perez, 29, and Almondo Perez, 30.

    When the intruder entered, Goodwin said, a fight ensued, and one of the residents was shot, and another was assaulted.

  • EARLIER: Workshop set for magisterial reapportionment

    Residents will get a chance next week to see if they might be getting a different magistrate or voting at a different place in 2012.

    Shelby County Fiscal Court is having a workshop at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Stratton Center to review a new magisterial district proposal.

    A change in the magisterial districts is required because of population shifts revealed in 2010 Census figures released earlier this spring.

  • EARLIER: Anderson County man indicted for distributing porn in Shelby

    A Lawrenceburg man who has admitted to police to having “sexual desires for children” has been indicted in Shelby County on 40 counts of distribution of child pornography.

    Those charges, incurred July 20 by Mark S. Hawks of Lawrenceburg, followed on the heels of almost twice as many similar charges in Anderson County the day before.

    There, Hawks was indicted on 70 counts of possession and distributing child pornography.

  • Shelby man sentenced 10+ years for child porn

    A Shelbyville man was sentenced last week to more than 10 years in federal prison after pleading guilty on child pornography charges.
    Ronald Craig Hornback, 51, was sentenced July 27 in Frankfort by U.S. District Judge Danny Reeves to 121 months on one count of receiving child pornography.

    Hornback will also be required to register as a sex offender.

    He was arrested Feb. 26, 2010, after a 5-month investigation by the state attorney general’s Cybercrimes Unit, which identified more than 700 suspected images of child pornography on his computer.