Today's News

  • World’s Championship Horse Show: Byers, Premier Stables dominate

    Rob and Sarah Byers completed a huge week for Premier Stables on Saturday when Rob Byers won the 5-Gaited World’s Grand Championship at the Kentucky State Fair’s World’s Championship Horse Show.

    Byers was aboard Bravo Blue, who is owned by B&T Vonderschmitt of Jasper, Ind., the same horse he rode to a third-place finish in the 5-Gaited event last year.

  • How sweet is it: Shelby beekeeper does rooftop hives

    Lani Basberg has taken her beekeeping to new heights.

    She is the only Shelby County beekeeper to participate in a rooftop green space project in downtown Louisville.

    Basberg has two hives of Italian honeybees atop the 15-story Kentucky Life Building at 239 S. 5th St. as part of a project by Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest to study how well native plants grow in an urban environments.

    “Bees are fascinating to watch, especially up that high,” she said.

  • Shelby animal rescue organizations form pack, sort of

    Five animal rescue groups in Shelby County say they will be joining forces several times a year in order to coordinate fundraisers.

    Part of that will include better marketing, said Vicki Moore, spokesperson for 5rescues.org.

    “We are banding together for the big fundraisers, like the Monarchs, Mutts and Meows, and this year’s Halloween Potty, and hopefully, a summer event next year,” she said. “We are hoping to have three big events each year.”

  • Crowding at Shelby County Animal Shelter has eased

    Shelby County Animal Control Officer Rusty Newton was excited Tuesday because the overcrowded situation at the shelter has eased to the point where he will not have to start euthanizing animals, something he had planned to begin Sept. 1.

    “Our animal control officers are breathing a sigh of relief today, but we need to stay on top of it, because our numbers could change in a day’s time,” he said.

  • Case of equine West Nile reported in Shelby

    Shelby is the sixth Kentucky County to experience a case of West Nile Virus in its equine population, but vets say there is no cause to panic.

    That is, if horses have been vaccinated.

    Dr. Richard Griffin, a vet with Equine Services in Simpsonville, said an Arabian yearling in eastern Shelby County, near Cropper, contracted the virus nearly two weeks ago.

    Despite not being able to eat because its lips and tongue were paralyzed from the disease, the animal survived, because he was able to feed it intravenously, Griffin said.

  • Election 2012: Pleasureville City Commission: Howard Roberts

    An automotive buyer in Pleasureville filed two weeks ago to run against four incumbents in the race for Pleasureville City Commission.

    Howard Lee Roberts, 61, who lives on Roberts Street in Pleasureville, said he is seeking a seat on the 4-member commission because he wants to make a difference.

    “I am a concerned citizen and would like to see accountability in any city government, and I feel it is not only my duty to vote, but also to get involved,” he said.

  • No one injured in 2 fires in Shelbyville

    No one was injured in either of two structure fires that broke out Saturday and Monday in Shelbyville, fire officials said.

    Assistant Shelbyville Fire Chief Chris Spaulding said on Saturday night at 6:30 he received notification of a fire at 106 Ada Ave. at the residence of Lori Jackson.

    “When crews arrived on scene, they found heavy black smoke pouring out from the eaves of the house,” he said.

    Spaulding said everyone was out of the house except for a dog that firefighters successfully rescued.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Aug. 29, 2012


    Christian Solorzano-Martinez, 25, of 75 Baker Drive, No. 13 was arrested Aug. 26 at Taylorsville Road and Midland Trail and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs under aggravated circumstances, first offense, disregarding a traffic control device, no operator’s license and giving a false name or address to a police officer.


    Domestic Violence

  • Shelby Grand Jury Indictments Aug. 29, 2012

    Linda D. Stubblefield, 30, of 141 Cave Ridge Road in Rogersville, Tenn., was indicted for first-degree illegal possession of a controlled substance (methadone), first-degree illegal possession of a controlled substance (opiate) and public intoxication.

  • King awaits decision in Breeden case

    TAYLORSVILLE – Both sides in the case of a Mount Eden woman serving time for killing a Shelbyville man in 1998 have filed their post-hearing briefs and are awaiting a yet-to-be-determined court date or a ruling from Circuit Court Judge Charles Hickman.

    Susan Jean King, 52, of the 2000 block of Van Buren Road was indicted on murder charges for the death of Kyle “Deanie” Breeden in April 2007.
Two months after the initial indictment, a grand jury also charged King with tampering with physical evidence.