Cops & Courts

  • Court report: March 28, 2016

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge J.R. RoBards:

    Travis J. Day, speeding 25 mph over the limit, reckless driving, improper passing – guilty – $213 in fines and court costs.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports


    Jesse D. Frost, 34, of 132 The Masters in Georgetown was arrested March 13 on I64 and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, first offense, speeding, reckless driving and operating a vehicle with an expired license.

    Aaron Jameson Eubank, 32, of 702 Greenwood Court was arrested Feb. 27 at 1185 Main St. and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, first offense, and first-degree wanton endangerment.



  • No injuries in crash on Bypass


  • Police seek suspect in shooting of mail trucks

    Shelbyville Police are asking for the public’s help in collecting information on who is responsible for vandalism of mail carrier trucks over the weekend.

    “Sometime between five-thirty [p.m.] Saturday and four a.m. on Monday, it appears that somebody shot windows of five vehicles parked on the lot with what appears to be a BB gun – that’s what it looks like at this point,” said Maj. Istvan Kovacks with the Shelbyville Police Department.

  • Shelby County man dies in crash

    A Shelby County man was killed Friday in a head-on collision on Cropper Road, an accident that also sent another man to the hospital.

    Shelby County Sheriff’s Detective Maj. Jason Rice said that Joseph Robertson, 88, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident and that John Miller, 49, of Louisville was airlifted to the University of Kentucky, where he was listed in fair condition Tuesday.

  • Putnam arraigned in circuit court

    Terry Putnam, the Simpsonville Police officer arrested Jan. 7 in connection with the November robbery of the police department, was arraigned Monday in Shelby Circuit Court and given a new court date of May 2.

    At that time, he, or his attorney, Brian Butler, will appear in court for a disposition hearing.

    Putnam’s arraignment was to transfer his case from Shelby District to Shelby Circuit Court, a routine procedure after a case has been indicted by a grand jury, as Putnam’s was March 7.

  • Court report: March 14, 2016

    Divorces Granted

    Kevin Pierce, Frankfort, vs. Angela Wilcox, Simpsonville.

    Laurie Stohlmann, Bagdad, vs. Jeff Stohlmann, Bagdad.

    Angela Burge, Bagdad, vs. Scotty Phillips, Bagdad.

  • Cropper student arrested for causing issue at SCHS

    The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office arrested 18-year-old Jamel Thompson Wednesday after the teen started causing a ruckus at Shelby County High School.

    According to the complaint warrant, Thompson ran into the school and chased his younger brother.

    The incident happened at lunch, at 12:04.

    Resource officer Gina Johnson described his behavior in a complaint warrant as wreaking havoc, and noted that he fled through the hallways of the school and called a teacher a profane name.

  • Police seek info on shoplifting

    Shelbyville Police are asking for the public’s help in a recent shoplifting that occurred at Rural King. They have provided video surveillance shots of a person with a shopping cart and also a photo of a car in the parking lot.

    Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers, which pays rewards up to $1,000.  Callers can remain anonymous. Crime Stoppers can be reached at 633-4500 or at www.shelbyclue.com.

  • Anglin trial postponed

    A jury trial that had been scheduled for Monday for a former Shelby County Public Schools payroll manager charged with embezzling more than a half million dollars has been moved to August.

    Benita Anglin, who was arrested in August 2014 two days after she was indicted for embezzling hundreds of thousands from the school district, has had all her pretrial conferences and was ready for trial, but a conflict in court scheduling necessitated moving the trial to Aug. 20, said her attorney, Matt Pippin.