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Cops & Courts

  • Duckett’s family hopes leads are in the cards

    Nearly two and a half years have passed since James Duckett was murdered at his home on Rockbridge Road, but his sister Katherine Nichols still talks to the police at least once a week.

    She wants to know if there is any progress on a trail that feels colder and colder and his killer remains at-large.

  • Fire destroys home on Benson

    No one was injured in a fire that destroyed a home near Bagdad Sunday night, firefighters said.

    Bagdad Fire Chief Rusty Newton said the fire broke out at 8562 Benson Pike at the home of Quentin Quire, who is also the owner of Quentin Quire Automotive on Seven Mile Pike.

    Quire was home at the time the fire broke out at around 9 p.m., Newton said.

    “He said he heard two loud pops that sounded like it came from the front porch, and when he went to the front of the house, he saw flames coming from the wall,” he said.

  • Craig to go to court next Friday

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    A long-time employee of Tracy’s Home Furnishings in Shelbyville charged with stealing thousands of dollars from her employer will be heading back to court Friday.

  • Trial for Spencer County judge executive moved to Shelby

    The DUI trial of former Spencer County Judge-Executive David Jenkins has been moved from Spencer to Shelby County and is set for April 21.

    Jenkins was arrested April 10, 2009, when Kentucky State Police pulled him over on KY. 155 near Elk Creek in Spencer County and charged him with speeding, no proof of insurance and DUI.

    In November, Special Judge Jerry Crosby II ordered the case moved to Shelby County because he didn’t think the case could be argued fairly in Spencer.

  • Court report: Feb. 09, 2011

  • Shelby man sentenced for failing to file tax returns

    A Shelby County man has been given a 6-month confinement sentence and ordered to pay more than $300,000 in fines and restitution for failure to pay income taxes.

    Ricky Edward Hughes, former president and CEO of U.S. Wireless Online, Inc., was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court to 6 months community confinement and 3 years probation.

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports Feb. 9, 2011

     

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    Traffic

  • Court report: Feb. 4, 2011

    District Court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Angela B. Groves, no/expired registration plates and first-offense failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security - guilty - $663 fine and costs.

    Christopher W. Locke, speeding 20 mph over limit, no operator's/moped license and first-offense failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance - guilty - 30-day sentence, serve eight days, balance conditionally discharged for 2 years and $783 fine and costs.

  • Sheriff's Reports Feb. 4, 2011

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  • Grand Jury Indictments Feb. 4, 2011

      Charles Boswell, of unknown address, was indicted for theft of identity, second-degree fleeing or evading police, resisting arrest, third-degree escape, third-degree escape attempt, no license in possession, operating a motor vehicle without a license, operating a motor vehicle with excessive window tint, operating a motor vehicle with an obstructed windshield, distributing tobacco products to a minor and being a persistent felony offender.