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Today's News

  • Mr. President, we have a problem

    Dear President Obama:

    If you are serious about being re-elected, the door of opportunity has been kicked as wide open as the Montana sky.

    This isn’t about your ideas for handling our continuing economic morass, the ever-threatening swagger of Iran, the everlasting war on terror in Afghanistan and ever however much you think we should spend on the military going forward.

    Those are important, impervious issues, to be sure, but they’re not your real opportunity.

  • What we think: We need closure on shooting

    It was important to learn last week that a grand jury in Shelby County found that two Shelbyville police officers showed proper judgment and had no recourse in their deadly confrontation with a teenager last fall.

    We wish that the tragedy that spins around this horrible moment would have such a simple ending, but we don’t think it can.

    We cling to the hope that  the continuing debate also won’t have an equally tragic outcome.

  • Guthrie ‘listens’ and he hears a lot

    A crowd of about 75 people turned out Thursday night at Stratton Center to listen to U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie during one of his 21 county “listening sessions.”

     “We’ve been busy today; we’re already been to Hart, Bullitt and Spencer counties,” said Guthrie (R-Bowling Green), who said he still had stops Friday in Edmonson, Grayson and Breckinridge counties.

    He was there to listen to the constituents of the district, and they were there to listen to him.

  • 3 arrested in 2nd meth bust in 3-day span

    Three people were arrested Thursday at the second bust related to methamphetamine in Shelby County within three days.

    Pamela F. Perry, 52, Earle C. Perry Jr., 31, and David L. Seaton, 47, all of 2282 Vigo Road, were arrested Thursday afternoon and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine.

  • Investigation into shooting remains open

    A week after a Shelby County Grand Jury ruled that a Shelbyville Police officer was justified in shooting and killing a teen in his grandmother’s home, the investigation remains open.
    Kentucky State Police Det. Ben Wolcott said last Tuesday after the hearing that he expected to wrap up the investigation into the shooting of 19-year-old Trey Williams by Shelbyville Police officer Suzanna Marcum by the end of the week, but he said yesterday that had not been done.

  • We congratulate: New hospital system – with some caveats

    Shelby County’s community hospital now has new ownership, and we’re glad at least that piece of the drama about the facility’s future is complete.

    We don’t know what impact OneKentucky Heath System ultimately will have in Shelby County – and we remain concerned about that – but at least the merger processes surrounding its future are signed and, for the time being, sealed.

  • Shelby County women behind 2 of Kentucky's most powerful men

    Kerri Richardson and Shelley Catharine Johnson have a lot in common.

    Both are media spokespersons for high profile government offices, the governor and the attorney general, respectively.

    Both are dedicated, driven professionals  in their fields.

    Both are also Shelby County residents.

    Richardson, communications director for Gov. Steve Beshear, and Johnson, deputy communications director for Attorney General Jack Conway, say they have always gotten along well when their paths have crossed professionally from time to time.

  • Men charged in sex cases get new court dates

    New pre-trial dates have been set for two men charged with sex-related crimes against children.

    Mark Hawks of Lawrenceburg is facing more than 100 child pornography charges in Shelby and Anderson counties.

    In Shelby Circuit Court on Monday, Circuit Judge Charles Hickman set Jan. 20 as the next scheduled court date for Hawks, 55, of 402 Secretariat Dr.

    Henry Telles, 25, of Shelby County, is charged with multiple counts of child molestation.

  • Shelby woman found dead in motel

    A Pleasureville resident was found dead in a hotel room in Shelbyville early Saturday morning.

    Connie Joelene Landers, 32, died at the Best Western Motel from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

    Shelby County Coroner Jeff Iver, who worked the scene, said Shelby County EMS was called to the scene in the early morning hours and discovered Landers’ body. He released no further details.

    Family members said that Landers had been distraught over long-term chronic pain.

  • Spencer man found shot to death in barn

    A Bardstown man found dead in a barn off Bowman Lane with a single gunshot wound through the head has left the community shocked, neighbors unsettled and the perpetrator at large.

    The investigation of Daniel D. Cahoe's suspicious death started late Thursday evening after he was found slumped over in an empty barn in the 2000 block of Bowman Lane near the intersection of West River Road. But what was once considered a death investigation has now been classified as a homicide investigation by Kentucky State Police.