Today's News

  • Woman in police chase jailed after hospital release

    A Frankfort woman involved in a high-speed police chase through three counties has been released from the hospital.

    Rebecca Manley, 31, had stabbed herself six times in the neck with a knife before being taken into custody by Kentucky State Police on Tuesday, but her injuries were not that serious, said Hunter Martin, the trooper who initiated the traffic stop that led to the pursuit.

    Manley is lodged at the Shelby County Detention Center under a $5,000 cash bond, charged with DUI, fleeing and evading police and having no insurance.

  • Real estate deeds: Dec. 11, 2011

    Nov. 30-Dec. 11

    John R. and Mary B. Smith to John R. and Mary B Smith and Kathy D. Tipton, property at Jefferson/Shelby County line, $660

    Diana S. and Billy E. Yarnell II to Billy E Yarnell II, 13.586 acres, Glass Farm, Section 2, $123,000

    Schwans Consumer Brands to Shelby County Fiscal Court, Tract 4A, Hayes Property, $350,000

  • WICHE: Reflecting on a new year in the garden and on the farm

    Hope you don’t mind that I take this opportunity to reflect a little. Another year is gone. I remember my elders marveling over this and how quickly time goes by, and I get it now.

    I have learned some this year, but I don’t necessarily feel smarter; I have aged some but don’t necessarily feel older; and I have made new friends that have taught me that there is always potential that has made me excited about the rest of my life.

  • Datebook: December 28, 2011

    Public meetings
    Shelby County Fiscal Court meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Tuesday.
    Simpsonville City Commission meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Simpsonville City Hall.

  • Holiday datebook: December 28, 2011

    Holidays at Highland Baptist
    A New Year’s Even fellowship will be at 6-9 p.m. Saturday at Highland Baptist Church. There will be no 8:15 a.m. service on New Year’s Day.
    Christmas at Mount Pleasant Baptist
    New Year’s prayer service at Mount Pleasant Baptist in Todds Point will be at 11:30 p.m. Saturday. The service will conclude approximately 12:12 a.m.
    New Year’s celebration

  • Other Fab 5 nominees

    We couldn’t pick everyone, but you nominated dozens of others as possibles for Shelby’s Fabulous 5 2011:

    Charles Binion, Waddy Ruritan member

    Jerry Bowling, Shelbyville community volunteer

    Marti Brown, Father’s Love Children’s Church

    Jessica Carter, 12-year-old who helps children

    Willie Goodwin, hometown hero passed away

    Judy Phillips, Shelby County Touched Twice

    Hubert Pollett, community booster

    RobFest volunteers, fundraiser support

  • Big day at Young center

  • Cookie exchange winners

    The winners of Shelby County Homemakers cookie exchange were (from left) Katherine Tingle, short cut cookie; Mary Spinks, best decorated cookie; and Darlene Arington, best from scratch.

  • 50th anniversary: Wanda L. Crisp Slone and Crandell L. Slone Sr.

    Wanda L. Crisp Slone and Crandell L. Slone Sr. of Shelbyville, formerly of Allen, celebrated their golden anniversary on Dec. 2, 2011, with a barbecue buffet at the Stratton Community Center, drawing family and friends from Woodbridge, Va., Raleigh N.C., Eastern Kentucky, Northern Kentucky and surrounding counties.

    Crandell Slone retired from his duties as a Kentucky State Police trooper in April 1991 after more than 23 years and in November 2001 from his duties as a KSP civilian-certified license examiner in Louisville.

  • 65th anniversary: Gene and Virginia Yeager

    Gene and Virginia Yeager celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Dec. 7, 2011.

    They were married on Dec. 7, 1946, at the home of the Rev. Jack Curry in Louisville.

    The Yeagers are long-time Shelby County residents, having lived in and around Shelby County for their entire marriage. He was a dairy and tobacco farmer and an employee of Southern of States. In addition to raising three children, she worked as a store and restaurant clerk in several Shelby County locations.