Today's News

  • Memorial Day service at Grove Hill draws large crowd

    More than 200 people braved the 90-degrees-plus temperatures Monday to attend the Memorial Day service at Grove Hill Cemetery.

    The crowd proved the spirit of patriotism is still alive and well as they gathered under tents, trees and even stood in the boiling sun to hear speakers, sing stirring songs and listen to the melancholy dirge of bagpipes and the solemn notes of “Taps.”

    After a walking tour of the cemetery hosted by Friends of Grove Hill, led by historian Mike Harrod, the crowd gathered outside the chapel for the service.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments May 30, 2012

    Eladio Alfaro, 39, of Eden Shell Lane was indicted for first-degree sexual abuse and incest.

    Rebecca A. Manley, 32, of 229 Rancho Drive in Frankfort was indicted for first-degree fleeing and evading police, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicants, first offense, failure of owner to maintain insurance.

    James Herman Cox Jr., 60, of 1593 Greenland Park was indicted for theft by deception (cold checks) under $10,000 and for being a persistent felony offender.

  • Ishikawa named top paramedic in Shelby County

    Kei Ishikawa, a full-time paramedic at Shelby County EMS since 2003, has been named the county’s paramedic of the year.

    He was honored last week at the Frankfort regional meeting as part of National Emergency Services Week.

    “They pick one person from each county,” Ishikawa said.

    He said he knew he had been nominated but did not know he had won the award until he got to the awards dinner. “I was surprised,” he said.

  • Paramedic/state trooper honored for saving life

    An act of unselfish heroism has not gone unrecognized for a Shelbyville paramedic who made the difference between life and death for another man last year.

    Shelbyville resident Eddie Whitworth, a part-time paramedic at Shelby County EMS and also a Kentucky State Trooper assigned to Post 12, on May 12 received the Lifesaving Medal at KSP’s annual Officer Awards banquet in at the Capitol Plaza in Frankfort.

  • Project Linus: An effort to comfort

    “Happiness is…. a warm blanket,” the Peanutscharacter Linus proclaims. Who better to make such a claim than the lovable boy who seldom is seen without his blanket?

    Shelbyville resident Becky Jew must understand, because she is trying to bring happiness, or at least comfort, to children in Shelby Country through the gift of homemade blankets.

  • 2-car crash claims unborn baby on KY 44

    A pregnant Taylorsville woman was severely injured and her unborn baby killed in a two-car accident Thursday evening on KY 44.

    Cortney Stump, 21, of Taylorsville was a passenger in a Dodge Ram pickup truck operated by Alex T. Franklin, 19, of Waddy, according to a news release from Kentucky State Police.

    The Dodge failed to negotiate a curve approximately 2.7 miles west of Taylorsville on KY 44, crossed the center line and struck a Chevy Suburban head-on, the news release said. The Dodge was traveling west; the Suburban was traveling east.

  • Court report: May 30, 2012

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    Mark T. Cranmer, failure to comply with sex offender registration – dismissed without prejudice.

    Holly C. Nation, receiving stolen property – plead guilty – 12-month sentence conditionally discharged for two years, $144 costs plus restitution.

    John A. Patterson, first-offense DUI – plead guilty – 22-day sentence, operator's license suspended for 30 days and $728 fine and costs.

  • Teen injured on railroad track

    A teen who was injured on a railroad track shortly before midnight Sunday night has been charged with criminal trespass for being on the track, illegally, police said.

    Shelbyville Police Maj. D. Goodwin said the teen, 17 years old, was walking along the tracks on Bailey Avenune when he fell and hit his head. He was taken to the hospital and treated for the injury.

    The police report, made out by officer Jeff McClellan, said that the teen was intoxicated.

    The track belongs to Norfolk Southern Railroads.


  • Amber Oaks’ Windsor honored for leadership

    “I am just really humbled to receive this award,” Dean Windsor, executive director of Amber Oaks, said at a reception Thursday night.

    Anyone who attended the ceremony immediately could get a sense of why Windsor is the 2012 recipient of the Kentucky Assisted Living Facilities Association Leadership Award, because the party had Windsor’s special touch.

  • Shelby County baseball falls to Henry County 5-2 in 8th Region tourney

    The Shelby County baseball team's season came to an end Monday.

    Henry County defeated the Rockets 5-2 in the first round of the 8th Region Tournament at Collins.

    Shelby County (23-14) managed just four hits - one in the final five innings - in the loss to the Wildcats (17-13).