Cops & Courts

  • Insurance company brings suit in arson case

    A Bagdad Man who was indicted for arson last year has now been served with a civil suit in connection with those charges.

    The suit was filed against Joshua S. Lane, 29, of 101 Hotel St. last week by Kentucky Farm Bureau.

    The suit says that the company is seeking to recover the money it paid to a property owner to cover damages caused by a fire that Lane allegedly caused.

  • I-64 accident shuts down interstate and injures 3

    A 4-vehicle injury accident shut down Interstate 64 westbound at the Shelby/Jefferson county line Saturday for about seven hours, police said.

    The accident, which involved two tractor-trailers, a pickup truck pulling a trailer and a passenger car, sent three people to the hospital with minor injuries and ended up with one of the semis lying on its side blocking all three lanes of the roadway.

  • Court report: April 13, 2015

    District court

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

    Jonathan A. Baker, second-offense DUI – guilty – 10-day sentence, operator's license suspended for 12 months and $878 fine and costs.

  • Shelby County Sheriff Warrants April 8, 2015

    Vontella Wilson, 31, of 697 Gregory Branch Road in Manchester was arrested Jan. 28 on Howard Drive on a Shelby County warrant for first-degree possession of a controlled substance (meth), first-degree possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) and promoting contraband, first-degree.

    William C. Donovan, 19, of 310 Midland Blvd. No. 403 was arrested Feb. 5 on Midland Industrial Drive on a Shelby County warrant for second-degree forgery and fraudulent use of a credit card under $500 within a six-month period.

  • Five injured in Simpsonville crash

    A two car collision in Simpsonville Sunday afternoon sent everyone involved to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries, police said.

    Simpsonville Police Chief Chip Minnis said the accident happened at 2:41 p.m. when a vehicle driven by Austin Garr, 19, of Louisville, turned into the path of Thomas Kendizor, 63, of Breighton, Mich., at the intersection of U.S. 60 and Buckcreek Road.

    Both drivers, as well as two passengers in Kendizor’s vehicle, and one person traveling with Garr, were transported to the University of Louisville.

  • Three injured in I-64 crash

    Three people were injured in a one-vehicle crash Sunday at the Shelby/Jefferson county line.

    According to a Shelby County Sheriff’s report, the accident happened as a family from Virginia was traveling through Shelby County and crashed into the concrete barrier in the median.

  • Court report: March 30, 2015

    District court

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

    Rodney W. Carroll, first-offense DUI, operating on suspended/revoked operator's license and failure to surrender revoked operator's license – guilty – 90-day sentence conditionally discharged for two years, operator's license suspended for 120 days &

  • Court report: March 23, 2015

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Haley B. Aldridge, first-offense failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – guilty – insurance monitoring for 12 months and $643 fine and costs, $400 conditionally discharged.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports


    Ty Thompson, 23, of 116 Berea St. was arrested March 3 at 921 Kinser Ave. and charged with second-degree burglary. He was also served with Shelby County warrants for first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (heroin), first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine), possession of drug paraphernalia and probation violation for a felony offense and a Jefferson County warrant for probation violation for a felony offense.

  • Monroe gets 12 years for manslaughter and drug charges

    A Shelby County man set to go to trial next week on manslaughter and drug charges has received a 12-year prison sentence in a plea agreement with prosecutors on Thursday.

    For Lonnie Monroe, 46, that sentence is the resolution of two cases; one for a 2011 crash that resulted in his being charged with second-degree manslaughter and DUI, and another that he incurred last month when he was arrested and charged with manufacturing methamphetamines.

    Monroe was given 5 years on the charge of second-degree manslaughter and 7 years on new charges.