Today's News

  • Off-duty paramedic saves man

    Just as EMT Ittin Russell was about to get an official commendation from Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger at Tuesday’s meeting of Shelby County Fiscal Court, he got a call and had to rush away to do what he does best – save lives.

    Russell was there to be recognized at the request of Sheriff Mike Armstrong, who had been on the scene Monday afternoon when Russell saved a man’s life at the Cracker Barrel Restaurant on Mount Eden Road.

  • EARLIER: Shelby County says Who Da Thot It Bridge to remained closed

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday to keep the Who Da Thot It Bridge closed.

    City and county crews erected barricades to close the bridge temporarily after it was declared unsafe by state bridge inspectors, and a public hearing was held last week, as required by KRS, before closing the bridge.

    Magistrates did not discuss the issue Tuesday, only to agree that if funding did become available in the future, the bridge could possibly be restored to function as a pedestrian walkway and bicycle path, a desire that was expressed by many at the public hearing.

  • Sleep-over fundraiser is big success

    A sea of huge cardboard boxes, most with blankets and pillows hanging out of them, covering the parking lot of the public library Friday night, testified to the success of a charity event to benefit the homeless.

    The fundraiser for the Open Door of Hope, a men’s shelter located on 8th Street, run by Lee Bean, former minister of Dover Baptist Church, raised more than $10,000 for the shelter, Bean said.

    “We did really well; better than I could have hoped for,” he said on Monday when the total pledges were tallied.

  • A pretty Grand experience

    Brad Holland spent Friday enduring just about every hardship the human body can endure – thirst, exposure to all kinds of weather, near dehydration, fatigue…you name it.

    But he wouldn’t have missed it for anything.

    Holland, a financial advisor who lives in Shelbyville with his wife, Audrey and three daughters, participated in a 25-mile marathon, from rim-to-rim in the Grand Canyon, all in the name of charity. The money he raised will be used to purchase a water supply system for residents in the Dominican Republic.

  • Man wanted in connection with check fraud and ID theft

    Crime Stoppers is asking for information on the whereabouts of Jerry Prewitt, who is wanted for questioning by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office in connection with check fraud and identity theft.

    He is also warranted in Lincoln County, where he has an active bench warrant outstanding.

    He is described as being 28 years old, 6 feet, 3 inches tall and weighing 203 pounds.

  • Craig trial set for November

    Kelly Craig, a former long-time employee  of Tracy’s Home Furnishings, who was charged with stealing thousands from that store, is set to go to trial in November.

    Craig, who was terminated from the store when she was arrested last June and was charged with stealing $5,867 from Tracy’s but in August, that amount snowballed when she was indicted on five counts of theft by unlawful taking of more than $10,000.

  • 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.