Today's News

  • Earthquake leaves a whole lot of shakin’ goin’ on

    Did you feel it? Did you hear from someone who did?

    The earthquake that shook  the eastern seaboard of the United States on Tuesday afternoon caused ripples all across this part of the country, as eyewitness testimony, frantic residents of Washington and rumors and speculation emerged to form a national conversation.

    Officially a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck in central Virginia, northwest of Richmond, or, for those of us in Shelby County, just east on  Interstate 64.

    There were no injuries, and only minor damage has been reported.

  • EARLIER: Nurse's testimony stuns courtroom

    A rather ordinary beginning to Day Two of the trial of a Waddy man suing his surgeon for amputating his penis without his permission started out sedate enough Tuesday morning, when jurors heard contradictory testimony from two urologists.

    Then, after lunch, a witness for the defense dropped a bombshell.

    Tamara Jackson, a registered nurse at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, where Phillip Seaton’s penis was amputated by Dr. John Patterson, said Seaton’s wife, Deborah, told her she didn’t love her husband.

  • Conflicting expert testimony opens day 2 of amputation trial

    Jurors heard conflicting testimony Tuesday morning from two urologists called in the case of a Waddy man suing his surgeon for amputating his penis without his permission.

    One of them, Dr. David Benson, who was called Kevin George, attorney for the plaintiff, Phillip Seaton of Waddy, testified that he thought that Dr. John Patterson of Frankfort was in the wrong to remove Seaton's penis without his discussing it with him first.

  • Brandon Brown wins 4th Hooters event of season

    Shelbyville's Brandon Brown captured his fourth NGA Hooters Tour event of the season Sunday.

    Brown shot a final-round 7-under-par 65 to win the Mississippi Gulf Coast Classic at The Oaks Golf Club in Pass Christian, Miss. Brown finished the four-day tourney with a 25-under 263 to win by six shots after entering the fourth round one shot off the lead.

    "This is the best week I've had all year," Brown said afterward.

  • Megibben named tops in state

    “I had no idea, I can tell you I was just completely bowled over.”
    Those are the words  of Shelby County Attorney Hart Megibben, who Thursday was named 2011 Outstanding County Attorney by the office of the state attorney general.

    Megibben, accompanied by his family, attended the Prosecutor’s Conference in Louisville, where the award was announced. Two recipients are chosen each year, and the other was John Estill of Mason County.

    Megibben said he never expected to receive such an award and that was very honored.

  • Meade County beats Collins 33-25

    The visiting Meade County football team scored 19 straight second-half points on its way to a 33-25 victory over Collins on Friday night at Shelby County’s Robert Doyle Stadium.

    The Titans led 17-14 at halftime before the tide turned toward the Green Wave in the third period. Meade scored a pair of touchdowns in 2 minutes and 2 seconds early in the quarter to take control. The Green Wave tacked on another TD midway through the fourth quarter before Collins answered with a touchdown and two-point conversion with 3:06 to play.

  • 1 lane of I-64 westbound closed for 4 miles tonight

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced the temporary closure of the right lane on westbound Interstate 64 in Shelby County between mile points 24 and 28 during the hours of 7 p.m. to midnight on Friday.

  • Ag Report: Aug. 19, 2011

    Ag officials involved

    in State Fair activities


  • Court report: Aug. 19, 2011

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Carlos Gomez, no operator's/moped license  – guilty  – 30-day sentence conditionally discharged for 2 years and $393 fine and costs.

    Benjamin C. Zaepfel, first-offense DUI  – guilty  – 15-day sentence, serve 8 days home incarceration program, operator's license suspended for 30 days and $728 fine and costs.

  • New business: Mulberry Orchard LLC

    Address: 1330 Mulberry Pike Shelbyville


    Who we are: Matt and Amanda Gajdzik planted more than 3,000 apple and peach trees in early 2010 with the desire to sell quality, local produce to their surrounding communities. They hope not only to provide fresh produce to customers, but also the opportunity to see the crops growing, to learn about life on a farm, and to experience where your food really comes from. They hope that the orchard brings enjoyment and education to their customers.