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Today's News

  • SOUDER: The founders’ Declaration of ‘In-Dependence’

    Next week, as we celebrate the 4th of July, millions of Americans will have cookouts, go swimming, play cornhole and watch fireworks. A few of us actually will pause for a moment to reflect upon what the day is all about.

    As I’m sure you’re aware, the 4th of July is our national Independence Day, memorializing the day our Founding Fathers declared their independence from Great Britain.

  • Shelby man pleads guilty on sex charges

    A Shelbyville man, Carlos Juan Sapon, 24, who was arrested in August on charges of incest, rape and sexual abuse, has pleaded guilty to some of those charges.

    Shelby County Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Melanie Carroll said Commonwealth Attorney Laura Donnell has recommended no probation for Sapon.

    She added that Sapon was to have gone to trial Monday on those charges, but he accepted a plea agreement instead at the last moment.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments June 29, 2012

    Anthony W. Manning, 26, of 103 Spring St. in Simpsonville, was indicted for third-degree burglary and theft of a controlled substance.

    Jacob C. Browning, 20, of 1038 Pleasureville Road was indicted for receiving stolen property under $10,000 and receiving stolen property under $500.

    Cody O. Tucker, 25, of 97 Brookview Drive and Stephanie Tucker, 19, of 97 Brookview Drive were indicted for second-degree burglary (complicity) and second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.

  • Heat rises to record range in Shelby

    Farmers, athletes, firefighters, construction workers and anyone else who spends a lot of time outside is facing a real challenge with temperatures that should approach record highs right through the weekend.

    The high reading fell a little short of that record on Thursday, topping out at 99, but that could be the lowest recording until Monday.

  • Cancer stricken baby to have transplant

    Things finally are beginning to look up for Addison Miles, a critically ill infant who has captured the hearts of her community.

    Her grandfather, David Miles, said the little girl is finally ready for a bone marrow transplant, a living-saving procedure that had to be postponed until her body had reached a certain status.

  • Cancer stricken baby to have transplant

    Things finally are beginning to look up for Addison Miles, a critically ill infant who has captured the hearts of her community.

    Her grandfather, David Miles, said the little girl is finally ready for a bone marrow transplant, a living-saving procedure that had to be postponed until her body had reached a certain status.

  • Large crowd attends librarian’s reading at Clear Creek Park

    Sherry Bogard was back to doing what she loves on Wednesday – reading to children, just not at the library.

    Bogard, who was fired last week by the Shelby County Public Library, where in 2011 she was named the top children’s librarian in the state, looked around at the huge crowd of more than 100 children and nearly as many adults and smiled.

    “Yes, I see a lot of people here from my program at the library, and I really appreciate their support so much,” she said, a tear or two mingling with her smile.

  • Rand Paul to visit Shelby on Monday

    Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul will be making a couple of stops in Shelby County on Monday.

    His schedule will include an afternoon press briefing at the Stratton Center and an evening speaking engagement with Shelby County Farm Bureau members.

    Jennifer Decker, field representative for Paul in nine counties, said he will be holding a press briefing at the Stratton Center from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. to give the media the chance to speak with him about topics of interest.

  • SCHS wins journalism awards

  • Real Estate deeds: June 29, 2012

    May 1-3

    Donald R. and Barbara J. Deel to John Addison Grissom and William Donald Grisson, 18 acres, KY 636, $65,000

    Peggy A. Graziano to Julia Karen Wine, Unit 16B, Villas at Persimmon Ridge, Phase XII, $194,000

    Charles A. and Leslie M. Turner to Charles A. and Heather Turner, Lot 137, Benson Trace, Section 1, $40,000

    Jagoe Guaranteed Trade LLC to Edward L. and Laurel Combs, Lot 33, Orchard Crossing, Phase I, $104,825