Today's News

  • What we think: Wills' sentence difficult to grasp

    Call us perplexed about the decision Friday of Senior Judge Steve Mershon to let admitted thief Jody Wills off with less of a sentence than we had expected.

    Call us perplexed because Ms. Wills admitted to the 37 counts against her and accepted the state’s offer of a 10-year sentence rather than risk going to jail for decades.

    Call us perplexed as to why she gets to spend 9 months in the Shelby County Detention Center on work release.

    Call us perplexed that her accepted, 10-year sentence was reduced to those terms plus 5 years of probation.

  • Rockets fall 63-62 at St. Xavier

    LOUISVILLE -- St. Xavier edged Shelby County 63-62 Friday, the Rockets' first loss since Jan. 12, nine games ago.

    Shelby led through the first quarter, then piled on turnovers in the second quarter, as St. Xavier brought the game to a tie at 28 going into halftime. The Rockets and Tigers traded turnovers in the third quarter. Cache Tomlinson hit a three to put Shelby up 41-36, their largest lead since the first quarter.

    But the Tigers answered with a 8-0 run to close the third quarter with a 44-41 lead.

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  • Lady Rockets trump Frankfort 64-31

    The Lady Rockets finished their regular season with a 64-31 win against visiting Frankfort (10-17) Thursday. It was also a sentimental evening as four players -- Hannah Stucker, Marissa Raisor, Dee Dee Davis and Taylor Shaw -- were honored for senior night.

    Shelby County (12-14) never trailed in the game, which began with two 3-pointers from Davis and one by Leeara Cardwell before the Lady Panthers hit a bucket. Davis finished with five 3s.

  • The thought of spring training can melt that yucky white stuff

    Here’s an upfront promise: There will be no use today of that four-letter S-word. Not a chance.

    And I mean the one that rhymes with grow.

    I can avow that because of a phone call I received from an old buddy in Florida the other day, a call that warmed my heart, brought sunshine to my foreboding sky and probably melted a little of that white precipitation beneath my feet.

  • EARLIER: WMS 7th-graders finish in top 16 in state

  • Teen charged with sodomizing 3-year-old in Spencer County

    A 3-year old from Spencer County was hospitalized at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville on Tuesday with multiple serious injuries, and the child's babysitter has been charged with seven counts of sexual and physical abuse, state police said.

    Kentucky State Police Detective Mitch Harris said that a 16-year-old male from  Spencer County has been charged with three counts of first-degree sodomy, three counts of first-degree sexual abuse and fourth-degree assault.

  • Business Briefcase Feb, 12, 2010

     Robinson attends conference

  • EARLIER: Wills pleads guilty to embezzlement


    Jody Wills, a Shelby County woman charged with embezzling $600,000 of escrow account money from her employer, pleaded guilty Wednesday morning in Shelby Circuit Court under an arrangement with prosecutors.

    Wills had been charged with 39 counts of theft by unlawful taking, but nine of the charges were dropped.

    In her plea before Senior Judge Steve Mershon, she pleaded guilty to failure to make a required disposition of property, tampering with physical evidence, fraudulent use of a credit card, and 30 counts of theft by unlawful taking over $300.

  • Lady Rockets set a course for postseason success