Today's News

  • You want to know who ‘we’ are? Here’s the answer

    "Who are we? Who? Who? Who? Who?”

    With all due respect to The Who, a British rock band of some historic repute, some of you are wondering “who are we?”

    As ungrammatical as that sounds  -- and it’s not, by the way – it’s a viable question about this newspaper, our Opinion page and how it’s produced.

    In the upper left corner of this page, you will find a small headline that says, imperially, “What we think.”

  • What we think: Family, public deserve facts in Duckett's case

    Where is James Duckett’s killer?

    Increasingly the public and family members ask that question, but the answers become fewer and fewer and farther and farther between.

    More than six months have passed since Duckett was brutally slain at his home on Rockbridge Road in eastern Shelby County.

    From the first moments after the murder, Kentucky State Police investigators have been frustratingly tightlipped about the investigation and how it was progressing.

  • Bagdad Days wet but well-attended

    Despite wet, soggy fields and puddles in the streets, Bagdad Days was well-attended, with laughter, food, crafts, and more.

    Saturday found Bagdad’s 17th annual festival hampered by standing water puddles and soggy fields for vendors to set up their tents.

    Nevertheless, everyone had a good time, watching the parade, browsing through arts and crafts tents, play Corn Hole and eating grilled burgers and hot dogs.

  • We congratulate: Artavia Acklin, teacher of the year

    There is no greater professional reward than to be chosen as the best among your peers.

    And because of that Artavia Acklin must feel very proud these days.

    She was chosen the Teacher of the Year for Shelby County.

    Teaching is a wonderful profession that attracts a very special breed of individual. There’s a dedication and commitment to excellence that is overpowering.

  • District Court Report, April 29

    Court report 4/27/09

    District Court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Regulo Rodriguez, first-offense DUI, operating on suspended/revoked operator's license and first-offense failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security -- plead guilty -- 30-day sentence, serve two days, balance conditionally discharged for two years, operator's license suspended for 120 days and $1328 fine and costs.

  • EARLIER: Police car approval doesn't cruise through council

    The Shelbyville City Council had its foot on the accelerator Thursday night for the police department to purchase two new cruisers from the lower of two bidders, Countryside Motors out of Lawrenceburg.

    But the one council member who was stuck in park over the selection of the two Ford Crown Victoriaw was Shane Suttor.

    Suttor stood in opposition, suggesting that another option could be worth considering.

  • Sheriff Department buys new cruisers locally

    Shelby County Sheriff's department put in orders for two new Ford Police Interceptors last week, and they were purchased locally at O'Brien Ford Mercury.

    "We've got several people in the county that work out there, and we hope it's a dealership that stays in business," Sheriff Mike Armstrong said. "We wanted to stay local and try help out business here. That does put money back in the local economy." 

  • Officer uses Taser to fight man with hammer

    A Shelbyville man received a shock when police used a Taser to subdue him after he attacked an officer with a hammer, police say.

    Guthrie Ford, 63, of 800 Main Street in Shelbyville was arrested Sunday and slapped with numerous charges all stemming from the alleged hammer attack.

    The report says the incident began when Kevin Redmond looked out a window at his residence on 9th Street and saw Ford sitting in his car. Redmond said he went to his car and asked Ford to get out, but that Ford threatened him with a hammer.

  • Shelbyville Pollice Reports: May 20, 2009

    Drunken Driving/Traffic-Related

    Hector O. Ganzalez, 24, of Louisville was arrested May 17 on Interstate 64 at Mile Marker 31 and charged with DUI first offense, no operator’s license and speeding.

    Jessie T. Scrogam Jr., 26, of Bagdad was arrested May 15 on Jonathan Circle and charged with DUI, third offense in five years.

    Terri M. Norton, 39, of Shelbyville was arrested May 13 on Brooks Industrial Road and charged with DUI under aggravating circumstances.

  • EARLIER: SCHS student is arrested after threats

    A Shelby County High School student has been arrested for making a school-related death threat.

    Thomas Lee Wenz, 18, of 4481 Zaring Mill Road was arrested Monday night -- the 10th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre -- and charged with second-degree terroristic threatening, said Gene Witt, chief deputy at the Shelby County Sheriff's Office.

    He added that the sheriff's office got a report from the high school Monday afternoon that a threat had been made.