Cops & Courts

  • Collins students file suit against school system

    A lawsuit was filed April 21 in Shelby Circuit Court in connection with the departure of three Collins High School students from the school’s football team last fall.

    The suit was filed by Browning Becherer, former quarterback, and Edmund Becherer, father of Browning, Bennett and Jay Becherer, the latter two who were defensive backs for the Titans, and names as defendants Head Coach Jerry Lucas, the Shelby County Board of Education and Collins Principal John Leeper.

  • Six injured in 2 I-64 accidents early Wednesday morning

    A total of six people were injured in two separate accidents on I-64 in Simpsonville shortly after midnight Wednesday morning.

    In the first accident, which occurred at 12:30 a.m., four people were injured, though not seriously, said Shelby County EMS Director Jeff Ivers.

  • Court report: May 4, 2015

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Ivar Rios, third-degree criminal trespassing, second-degree disorderly conduct and third-degree criminal possession of forged instrument – guilty – 12-month sentence conditionally discharged for two years plus fines and costs.

  • Apartment complex evacuated after hazmat episode

    What started out as a simple clogged drain led to an evacuation that displaced all 36 residents of a downtown apartment complex until about midnight Tuesday, officials said.

    “We had an incident at the Moesser House last night that involved the evacuation of all the occupants for about three and a half to four hours,” said Shelbyville Fire Chief Kevin Baker.

    He said that a worker at the complex, located at 400 Main Street, across the street from the Shelbyville Post Office, had tried to unstop the drain using chemicals that reacted badly together.

  • Family loses home in fire


  • Court report: April 20, 2015

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Aclister Mock, alcohol intoxication in a public place and second-degree disorderly conduct – guilty – 10-day sentence and $193 fine and costs.

  • No inuries in Spencer County bus crash

    No one was injured when a school bus from Spencer County ran off the road Monday afternoon on Mount Eden Road and ran through a plank fence.

    The accident happened shortly before noon as Bus No. 2022 ran off the roadway at the intersection of Charleston Way and Mount Eden Road, about three miles south of Weissinger Golf Course.

    The bus driver, Shannon McCauley, said a tractor-trailer forced her off the road, as she was returning to Spencer County with 11 high school students that she had just picked up from the Shelby County Area Technology Center.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports April 17, 2015


    Christopher M. Byrnes, 45, of Shelbyville was arrested March 19 on I-64 and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense, and reckless driving.

    Nicholas W. Murphy, 33, of 565 Flood Road was arrested March 27 at Eminence Pike and Cropper Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense, under aggravating circumstances.

  • 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.