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Today's News

  • Man sues after genital amputation

    A Waddy man and his wife are suing two doctors who they say amputated the man's penis without his consent.

    Phillip and Deborah Seaton filed a malpractice suit in Shelby County Circuit Court last week against Dr. John Patterson of Frankfort, who performed the surgery, and Dr. Oliver James of Shelbyville, who administered anesthetic to Seaton.

  • A hurricane in Shelby? Been there, done that

    So I'm sitting in the upstairs bedroom of my home two Sundays ago, getting ready for my first full day at work in Shelby County.

    I feel the building sort of shaking, the wall beside me vibrating, the wind whistling and, out the window, I see oak trees bending like palms.

    The wind had been blowing hard all morning, but this was ridiculous.

    My wife and I had been glued to the Weather Channel for several days, getting our fix of Hurricane Ike's battering of the Gulf Coast, so TV was tuned when we sprang from our bed to see to see what was the matter.

  • A crumbling American dream

    We seem these days to have too much government without any common-sense approach to correct anything.

    Both parties in Congress keep making laws that favor corporations, which don't hesitate to put money where it's to their benefit. Their own needs are met and executed in a way that leaves no possible way a man trying to start a small business has a chance.

  • 104 days, 2,100 miles

    Everybody thinks about just getting away.

    Maybe you want to sail the Caribbean, maybe you want to backpack through Europe, or maybe you want to hike the Appalachian Trail.

    Well, William Stewart might be able to give you a few pointers.

    Stewart, a 20-year-old native of Shelby County, returned last week from a 104-day hike that took him from Katahdin, Maine, to Springer Mountain, Ga., the full length of the Appalachian Trail.

    "I just wanted to step out of the fast-paced world," Stewart said. "I just wanted to get out and see what it's all about."

  • Rockets' trip to Johnson Central costly

    Last Thursday SCHS football coach Todd Shipley said he wasn't happy about going to Johnson Central for a last-minute replacement game on Friday night.

    He was probably less happy on the long bus ride home.

    Not only did the Rockets drop to 0-3 on the season in a 36-29 loss to the Golden Eagles, but Shelby County also lost Cody Bland to a broken leg on the opening kickoff and starting quarterback Branden Cresap to a severe knee injury in the third quarter.

  • Clear Creek gets rehab, still closed to the public

    Officials have a partial answer about what has happened to Clear Creek and are in the process of devising a plan to correct the situation, according to state environmental inspector Clark Dorman.

    "We are working on that as we speak," he said.

    Dorman said the fill kill in the creek was determined to be caused from a lack of oxygen in the water, in addition to some other things.

  • Drug search turns up 20 pot plants

    Officers found an unusually large number of marijuana plants at a residence during a drug bust just north of Finchville last week.

    According to Shelby County Sheriff's detective Jason Rice, when deputies arrived at the residence at 3121 Veechdale Road, they discovered 20 plants of what Rice described as being of "very high quality."

    "Each plant was worth at least the normal value of what is usually grown around here," he said.

    Rice said the marijuana contained a high THC content, and he estimated the street value of the plants at about $50,000.

  • School board reviews how to spend new funds

    After passing a hefty tax increase last month, the Shelby County School Board on Thursday will consider approving a plan for how to spend that money.

    The board recently approved a tax increase on real and personal property that is expected to give the district an additional $1.4 million in revenue.

    And with the estimated revenues and expenditures calculated, the board will hear and consider approving the working budget for the 2008/09 school year.

  • Hospital offers online greeting cards

    Holly Husband looked up from making an online greeting card and smiled.

    "If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a greeting card means even more, especially to someone in the hospital," she said.

    Husband, public relations director at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, said the hospital's new online service to provide greeting cards has been very well received by patients and the public alike.

    The free service has been available since Sept. 1 and is accessible to everyone, Husband said.

  • Remembering Eric

    One of the most painful things that a father might ever have to do is to give the eulogy at his own son's funeral.

    Christopher Wilson now knows that pain.

    Friday night, just five days after his son, Frederic, was tragically killed in a violent windstorm, Christopher told the more than 200 people who gathered for boy's funeral that his son would be remembered for his compassion and love.

    "As a father, I am not impartial, but I think those who knew him know how special he was," he said. "My life changed the day he was born."