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Cops & Courts

  • Sheriff’s office gets two new deputies

    Two new deputies joined the ranks of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office last month.

    Kyle Washburn and Justin Harr both started the last week in March.

    Washburn is newly graduated, having recently completed the Department of Criminal Justice’s 22-week academy.

    “Kyle will be a great asset for our office and community,” said Shelby County Sheriff Mike Armstrong.

    Also just coming onboard is Justin Harr. A seasoned officer, Harr has three years of law enforcement experience.

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports

    DUI

    Michael H. Carter, 20, of 3430 Drake St. in Newtown, Ohio was arrested March 5 on I-64 and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense, speeding, careless driving, possession of marijuana and no other state registration receipt.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports

    Warrants

    Nancy Anngela McCarty of 226 East Vista Drive in Lexington was served Feb. 15 at the Shelby County Detention Center with an Anderson County warrant for improper registration plate, failure of owner to maintain insurance, careless driving, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, wanton endangerment (3 counts) operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and possession of a controlled substance.

  • Louisville man indicted for manslaughter

    A Louisville man has been indicted in connection with a 2016 fatal accident on Taylorsville Road in Shelby County.

    On Sept. 2, David E. Moore Jr., 33, struck a vehicle driven by Julie Hedden Mundt, 57, also of Louisville, resulting in her death at the scene.

    The accident happened shortly after 4 p.m. in the 6000 block of Taylorsville Road, when Moore, who was traveling north on Taylorsville Road in a 1997 Mercedes, crossed the center line and struck Mundt's 2013 Toyota.

  • Simpsonville Police seeks ID in theft

    The Simpsonville Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying and locating someone wanted in connection with a theft from the SAKS off 5th store at the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass.

    On March 18 between 7:30-7:45 p.m., several hundred dollars worth of merchandise was stolen from the shop. Police say a small compact car, possibly grey or white, is involved in the theft.

  • Showcasing Shelby County

    Mark your calendars for March 25 – that’s when the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce will present its 15th annual Community Showcase.

    The event will be held this year at Collins High School at its usual timeframe, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    The event features local businesses that put up booths each year, full of literature and other information on their products and services.

  • Shelby has four nonrelated fires in one night

    There must have been something in the water Tuesday night, with four fires – three of them structure fires – from one end of Shelby County to the other, a night that ended with one firefighter breaking his leg.

    The blazes were all non-related, although one family did get displaced, fire officials said, and Milton Peyton, a firefighter with the East 60 Fire Department, broke his leg while working to extinguish a fire on Benson Pike.

  • King gets new court date

    Jenny King of Shelby County, a former longtime finance officer for Shelby County Fiscal Court, charged with embezzling more than $23,000, has received a new court date.

    At a disposition hearing Monday, King received a date of April 3 for a disposition hearing.

    King was charged with stealing the money from the county’s general fund over an 18-month period from April 2013 to December 2014

  • Police make large drug bust at Waddy traffic stop

    Three southeastern Kentucky men were arrested on drug charges after an early morning traffick stop on I-64 at Exit 43 in Waddy Sunday yielded a large amount of crystal meth in vehicle, said Kentucky State Police Spokesperson Bernie Napier.

    He added that police seized 5.3 ounces of suspected crystal meth along with a large amount of cash.

    Keith A. Davis, 46 and Dustin E. Watson, 32, both of Whitley City and Jimmie D. Watson, 36, of Revelo are all charged with trafficking in meth and related charges.

    All are lodged in the Franklin Detention Center.

  • Kuzmanovic granted shock probation

    A man who applied for shock probation after being incarcerated for nearly two years in connection with the death of a Louisville woman on Interstate 64 in May 2015, has had his request granted.

    Miroslav Kuzmanovic, 25, pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter on June 6, 2016, in the death of Doris Wise, 71, who was killed when Kuzmanovic, who was driving a tractor-trailer, struck her 2006 Chevy in the rear.