Shelbyville, KY


Peek inside the Todd House, a Federal-style home built by Kentucky's first governor

The historic home dubbed the Col. Charles S. Todd House, or the Todd House, was built by Isaac Shelby, the first governor of Kentucky. A gift for his daughter Letitia Shelby after her marriage to Charles Stewart Todd, the house has been standing on a farm outside of Shelbyville since 1834 — but wasn’t always maintained. By the 1980s, the home had been sitting unoccupied for several years and fell into disrepair. A wall had caved in,...

Frankfort man accused of ‘cruel and unusual’ punishment using water jugs, belt

FRANKFORT, Ky. (FOX 56) – A Frankfort man was arrested Tuesday on charges of criminal abuse and illegal sexual act with children under the age of 16. On Jan. 4, the arrest citation said 28-year-old Marquese Oden utilized cruel and unusual punishments involving two children. The citation said he punished the children by having them hold a gallon jug of liquid in each hand with their arms extended out to the side for 30 minutes.

Kentucky lawmakers press for more juvenile justice changes

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A group of Kentucky lawmakers called for new leadership Thursday in the state’s troubled juvenile justice agency, saying someone from outside the system should be brought in to make changes to quell violent outbursts in the youth detention centers. The legislators also pushed for independent reviews of the juvenile detention system, including unfettered access to agency employees they said is needed to get a full picture of the problems. “The people of Kentucky have lost confidence in the folks that are running the Department of Juvenile Justice,” Republican state Rep. Jason Nemes said at a statehouse news conference. The lawmakers presented the recommendations after spending the past month reviewing problems within a system struggling to house increasing numbers of youths charged with violent offenses. The result has been a string of assaults, riots and escapes, some of which were not disclosed until later, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader, which has reported extensively on the problems.

Advocates say Kentucky is missing out on sports betting

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Lawmakers return to Frankfort next week to resume the 2023 legislative session. Sports betting is once again up for debate. Several of Kentucky’s surrounding states allow the practice, but it remains illegal in the Commonwealth. Since 2018, bills have been introduced to legalize sports betting...

Kentucky teacher allows skateboarding inside school

SHELBYVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – East Middle School in Shelby County is trying some new tricks in the education world. On Tuesday and Thursdays, students prepare for their mid-morning skateboard club. The students practice right outside of art teacher Zachary Hypes’ classroom. Hypes said he believes the activity benefits...

Warrant Service Leads to More Felony Charges

Harrison Co.- A Southern Indiana man was arrested on numerous felony charges after troopers tracked him down on a separate warrant out of Harrison County. On Thursday, January 26th, Master Trooper Mark LaMaster, Master Trooper Nathan Abbott, and Trooper Brett Walters began an investigation after receiving information on the possible whereabouts of 29-year-old Jerome Wesley Miller of Jeffersonville. Miller had a felony warrant for possession of methamphetamine out of Harrison County, Indiana. After conducting surveillance on the apartment building, the troopers spotted Jerome Miller carrying a drawstring bag as he exited a taxi in the parking lot. When the troopers approached and identified themselves, Miller fled on foot into the apartment. As the officers gave chase, they observed Miller ram the apartment door and run inside, locking himself in a bedroom. A female then exited the bedroom leaving an infant on the bed. When officers entered, they learned Miller had fled into the attached bathroom. After numerous commands from the troopers, Jerome Miller eventually surrendered.

University closes campus due to winter weather

FRANKFORT, Ky. —Kentucky State University will be closed and all classes, events and activities are canceled on Tuesday, Jan. 31. Kentucky State University health and safety are of the utmost importance, the university said in an email to all members of the KSU community. The university is urging faculty, staff and students to regularly watch weather patterns and use caution as conditions change.

Semi crash on I-71 south in Oldham County caused big delays

OLDHAM COUNTY, Ky. — UPDATE: The crash is now clear. Expect delays if you're driving on Interstate 71 south in Oldham County. There was a crash Thursday morning and traffic is backed up from the Highway-329 area to past LaGrange. The crash involves a car and a semi. All...

Legislative update: 2/1/23

FRANKFORT– The Kentucky General Assembly is closing in on one week until lawmakers return to Frankfort and resume PART II of the 2023 Regular Session. The legislative break has been a busy and productive time for me. I have had the opportunity to meet with a wide range of stakeholders, constituents, and government officials to hear the issues most important to the people I serve.