Today's News

  • Seatons to appeal verdict in amputation case

    The attorney for Phillip Seaton, the Waddy man who lost his lawsuit against the doctor who amputated his penis, said he plans to appeal the jury’s verdict.

    After hearing three days of emotional and sometimes graphic and embarrassing testimony from a variety of witnesses, a Shelby County Circuit Court jury ruled Wednesday that Dr John Patterson, a urologist from Frankfort, had the right to amputate Seaton’s penis without discussing that surgery with him during a circumcision in 2007.

  • Family waits for decision on grandson

    A little boy who was placed in a state psychiatric hospital four months ago remains there as his guardians await a judge’s decision, officials say.

    Robin and Steve Ritter of Pleasureville said they thought they were sending their disabled grandson Dustin Splittgerber, 11, to specialized foster care for a short period of time, but then the state decided he shouldn’t return.

  • Ohio murder suspect arrested in Shelby

    An Ohio man who fled to Kentucky after an altercation that  left his roommate knifed to death has been arrested in Shelbyville.

    Police said Julio Marcos-Ribera, 34, of Columbus, Ohio, was arrested Tuesday at the Governor Square shopping center and charged with murder.

    Shelbyville Police Chief Robert Schutte said officers located Ribera after being contacted by local and federal authorities from Columbus.

    “We got a call from the FBI that they had information that led them to this area,” he said.

  • Shelby woman arrested for stealing from fundraiser

    A Shelby County woman was arrested Friday on charges of stealing money from a school fundraiser.

    Kelly B. Moon, 42, of Simpsonville was arrested Friday by Kentucky State Police Vehicle Enforcement and charged with theft by failure to make required disposition of property.

    Moon has been employed as a counselor at Middletown Elementary School since 2005, said Lauren Roberts, spokesperson for the Jefferson County School System.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Aug. 26, 2011


    Martin Ciprian, 23, of 118 Baker St. was arrested Aug. 23 at that address and charged with first-degree arson.



    Darrell Dewayne Taylor, 43, of 831 Bass Lane was arrested Aug. 22 on Midland Trail at Swifty gas station on a Jefferson County warrant for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence).

    Justin Tate Carrier, 30, of 2977 Lawrenceburg Road in Willisburg was arrested Aug. 24 on Main Street at 8th Street on a Shelby County warrant for criminal possession of a forged instrument.

  • Shelby County families are part of a new network of home-schooling families

    Christy Coleman decided to home school her children when she was still in high school – long before she married her husband, Micah, and became a mom.

    Part of her decision likely stems from her own academic experience: She attended a public elementary school but in middle school was switched to a private school. In high school, she returned to public education.

  • Real estate deeds: Aug. 26, 2011

    July 16-31, 2011

    Amanda W. Snider, Amanda Wills Cypert and Tommy Lee Cypert to Amanda Wills Cypert and Tommy Lee Cypert, Lot 53 Fairway Crossing Section 3, $300,000

    Jennifer F. and Kenneth L. Tapp Jr. to Jonathan A. and Abby E. Thurman, Lot 19 Station Pointe Phase I, $199,000

    Scott and Jena Baldridge to Kathy W. Jones, 5.28 acres McIntosh Farm, $283,900

    Commonwealth Bank & Trust to Amanda N. Turner, Lot 25 Farming Meadows, $88,000

  • EARLIER: Shelby County winners at Kentucky State Fair, Aug. 26, 2011

    Bees And Honey
    Open Class
    Four 1lb. Containers of Light
    1. Rebecca Collier, Shelbyville
    Four 2lb. Containers of Light
    2. Rebecca Collier, Shelbyville
    Youth Division
    Three 1lb. Containers of Amber
    1. Ally Ormsby, Shelbyville
    1. Ally Ormsby, Shelbyville
    Honey Cookery
    Honey Nut Bread
    3. Jeanne Kemper, Bagdad
    Loaf White Bread made with
    3. Jeanne Kemper, Bagdad
    Whole Wheat Bread
    3. Jeanne Kemper, Bagdad
    Light Rolls, 1/2 dozen

  • Police warn of scams via Internet, phone

    The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is cautioning residents to beware Internet and phone scams circulating in this area.

    Det. Eric Hettinger said the sheriff’s office has received numerous complaints about such scams, the most recent involving mystery shoppers.

  • WICHE: Stinging caterpillars lurking in the garden

    I just got a call from a reader in Taylorsville who was seeking an ID on a pest that was stinging her in the blackberry patch. She described the offender in very human terms….It looked like it was wearing glasses, had a green jacket on, little ears, etc.

    I could see the saddleback stinging caterpillar in my mind’s eye as she continued.