Today's News

  • Shelby man arrested for sex abuse of children

    A Shelbyville man has been arrested on charges that he sexually abused his two stepdaughters, police say.
    Robin R. Spencer, 36, of 808 Ash Ave., was arrested Nov. 10 and charged with first-degree sodomy and first-degree sexual abuse.

    A report by Shelbyville Police states that the girls, now in their late teens, accused Spencer of abusing them in 2002 and that the abuse first took place in Iowa, where the family formerly lived.

    Both charges specify that the victims were less than 12 years of age when the alleged abuse began.

  • MY WORD: The gift of shopping in Shelby County

    From A to Z, or perhaps Antiques to Zebrafish, you can find gifts in Shelby County for nearly everyone on your holiday shopping list. A wide variety of items that are sure to please and surprise a friend or relative are yours for the looking.

    And the looking is just part of the fun of shopping Shelby County businesses.

    Unique gifts can be found in businesses housed in intimate historical downtown buildings as well as large modern businesses that have sprung up throughout the county.

  • Woman appeals case heard in Shelby County

    A woman sentenced to 70 years in prison for murder believes she should have a parole hearing sooner than 20 years.

    So Barbara Gordon took her suit against the Kentucky Parole Board to the state Court of Appeals in Frankfort on Monday, where a 3-judge panel heard arguments about why Gordon, a native of Kenton County incarcerated in the women’s reformatory in Pewee Valley, had been wronged.

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports Nov. 16, 2011


    Martin Dominguez-Martinez, 26, of 8690 Shelbyville Road in Simpsonville was arrested Oct. 11 on Shelbyville Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense, reckless driving, no operator's license and failure to maintain required insurance, first offense.

  • Bagdad man charged with armed robberies

    A Bagdad man has been arrested and charged with robbing pharmacies in Simpsonville and Henry County.
    Brandon L. French, 31, was arrested Friday night at his home and is being held in the Shelby County Detention Center because police say he robbed Smith-McKenney Drug Company in Simpsonville and Cook’s Pharmacy in New Castle at gunpoint.

    Simpsonville Police Chief Chip Minnis said French robbed Smith-McKenney on Oct. 22, and then Henry County deputies reported he hit Cook’s Pharmacy on Nov. 3.

  • Shelby brothers face federal robbery charges

    Two brothers from Shelby County, Eric Shelburne, 29, and Brannon Shelburne, 28, were arrested Thursday in Indiana and charged with robbery in connection with numerous banks in four states, including one in Simpsonville, Shelby County Sheriff’s Det. Jason Rice said.

    “They caught them yesterday,” Rice said Friday. “We developed a suspect several weeks ago, and then yesterday, a group of police officers caught up with them.

  • EARLIER: Suspect arrested in case of woman by road

      Taylorsville man has been arrested and charged with assaulting a woman who was found lying on the side of Mount Eden Road 11 days ago.

    Mark L. Bruner, 38, is lodged at the Shelby County Detention Center, charged with first-degree assault of Denisse Escareno.

    Escareno, 24, of Shelbyville has not awakened and has remained in critical condition at the University of Louisville Hospital since she was taken there after being discovered on the afternoon of Nov. 5 by passersby about two miles south of Interstate 64.

  • Court report: Nov. 16, 2011

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Matthew Eckert:

    Leonardo Perez, first-offense aggravator DUI and no operator's/moped license – pleaded guilty – 10-day sentence, operator's license suspended for 120 days and $728 fine and costs.

    Abner Sanchez, no operator's/moped license – pleaded guilty – 90-day sentence.

  • No one hurt in College Street fire, thanks to quick-thinking bystander

    No one was injured in a fire at the corner of College and 9th streets Monday, thanks to the quick thinking of a bystander.

    Stefano Elzy, 25, said he saw smoke and flames coming from the residence and went to see if someone was inside.

    "I was afraid people were in there," he said.

    A neighbor, Mary Thompson, said Elzy kicked the door in and brought out two adults, who were both O.K., she said.

    The structure, a duplex, caught fire at about 11:30 a.m.

  • Severe weather moving in today

    There is a threat for severe weather Monday – heavy showers and high, possibly damaging, winds that could produce isolated tornados – as a cold front arrives from the west, according to the National Weather Service.

    Up to 2 inches of rain could fall between Monday afternoon and Wednesday night, said meteorologist Brian Coniglio.

    So far, there are no warnings for tornados or flash flooding on low-lying roads, creeks or rivers. The risk for isolated tornados will run late this afternoon into early evening, Conoglio said.