Today's News

  • California woman has her eye on a one-eyed dog

    He only has one eye and goes by the name of “Chicken,” and not only has he stolen the hearts of all those at an animal rescue facility in Shelby County but also that of a woman 3,000 miles away.

    “He’s just the most amazing little guy you ever saw, and this woman is driving all the way out here from California to pick him up,” said Ashley Shelburne, founder of Tyson’s Chance, an animal rescue organization.

  • Shelbyville police think murder supect may have returned

    Police believe a man charged with murdering  a teenager in 2009 and then fleeing the country may have returned to Shelby County.

    A reward is being offered for information regarding Salomon Caballero Gomez, who was indicted in absentia for shooting down Joel Mena, 17, in the middle of College Street on Feb. 18, 2009.

    Police also released for the first time a photograph of Gomez, who never had been arrested or even questioned in the case.

  • Chief: Fire’s may have started with child, lighter


    Photo by Larry Myers

    This fire at a barn on Taylorsville Road owned by Michael Lentini, which consumed hay and tobacco crops, may have been caused by a child.




    A fire that destroyed a barn on Taylorsville Road on Saturday could be the result of a child playing with a lighter, fire officials say.

  • Tipster asked to contact Crime Stopper

    Police are asking the individual who left a tip on the Shelbyville/Shelby County Crime Stoppers tip line about a murder case in Florence to call back because they need more information.
    The tip concerned the murders of Bill and Peggy Stephenson, both 74, who were found dead in their home Memorial Day weekend.

    Police say the caller’s identity is not an issue, but they only need to see if the caller could provide additional information.

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports Sept. 14, 2011


    Michael A. Rudhart, 22, of 7390 Bald Knob Road in Frankfort was arrested Aug. 28 at Mount Eden Road and Old Seven Mile Pike and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense, careless driving, possession of marijuana, carrying a concealed deadly weapon and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Doris Sutherland Ruble: 1931-2011

    “I have known her all my life, and everyone loved her. You would be hard pressed to find anyone in this town who does not feel that way.”

    John Shannon’s sentiments about Doris Jean Sutherland Ruble, who passed away Saturday at the age of 80, are shared by many in Shelbyville, who consider Ruble’s kind, loving nature to be her legacy to her family and her community.

    Ruble, a retired LPN, worked at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville for 57 years, stretching back to the days when the facility was known as King’s Daughter’s hospital.

  • WICHE: Grubs aren't always the problem in brown lawns

    Whenever brown patches or dead spots appear in the lawn, we are quick to suspect a grub infestation. This is not always the case though. In fact, contemporary lawn care routines may be more to blame then you realize.

    Some lawn-care habits encourage disease and/or make your lawn more desirable to Japanese beetles and masked chafer beetles, both of which deposit the eggs that grow into grubs.

  • News briefs: Sept. 14, 2011

    New World War II

    exhibit to be unveiled

    A new World War II exhibit is about to open at the Shelbyville Welcome/Heritage Center on Shelbyville.

    Members of the Shelby County Historical Society will get the first view of the exhibit, which represents Shelby County as a home front during the war, at their annual picnic on Sunday.

    The front room of the current museum was dismantled to be replaced by a home-front scene during the time period of 1941-1945.

  • MY WORD: Shame on you, Shelby County School Board

    Not even a “thank you” to the taxpayers of Shelby County.
    The citizens of Shelby County need to wake up and take notice of the total disregard our current school board has for the anxiety most taxpayers feel about our financial future. We should be outraged and disgusted by what took place at the Aug. 25 school board meeting.

  • MY WORD: Some points about the zoning decision that need to be heard

    It’s hard to say park and scrap metal recycling plant in the same sentence. It would be harder yet to live with a recycling plant in the same block as a park. Even if we can’t have a voice at the 10 a.m., Sept. 20, Shelby County Fiscal Court meeting, we can have a presence and that might help our magistrates keep the facts for their decision in focus.