Cops & Courts

  • No injuries at Brooks Industrial and KY 55

    No one was injured in a two-vehicle accident at Brooks Industrial Road and KY 55 between a car and a flatbed truck, but the accident is expected to cause a slight traffic tie up at that intersection until about 2:30 p.m. today.

  • Court report: March 17, 2014

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    Brandon Foree, second-degree promoting contraband - pleaded guilty - 20-day sentence.

    Miguel A. Perez, failure to wear seat belts & no operator's/moped license - pleaded guilty - 30-day sentence & $25 fine.

  • 4 court cases get new dates

    After review by Circuit Judge Charles Hickman, several of Shelby County’s higher profile court cases received new dates in Monday.

    Lonnie Monroe

    Lonnie Monroe, 45, who was arrested in November 2012 and charged with murder in a tractor-trailer accident from November 2011 in which a passenger in his truck was killed. The charges have been amended to second-degree manslaughter. His new court date is April 21 for a disposition hearing.

  • Van overturns, but no injuries

    No one was injured Tuesday in a crash at noon at Freedom’s Way and Midland Industrial Road.

    Shelbyville Police Sgt. Garry Kuhlman said he did not yet know the details of what caused the two-vehicle collision, or how a van driven by Joseph Robinson of Eminence ended up overturned on its side. He was not injured, nor was the other driver, Kara Capps, also of Eminence. Shelby County EMS crews responded, but did not transport either driver.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments March 14, 2014

    Russell Franklin was indicted for being a persistent felony offender.

    Benjamin Quintero Jr., 20, of 304 Shelby Manor was indicted for first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine), tampering with physical evidence and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Dustin T. Bynum, 21, of 1642 Juniper Drive was indicted first-degree burglary and unlawful transaction with a minor.

  • Taylorsville man gets 10-year sentence

    Brian S. Haddix of Taylorsville was sentenced to 10 years in prison for charges stemming from a routine traffic stop.

  • Court report: March 10, 2014

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

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

  • Mount Eden woman defends her kennel

    MOUNT EDEN – Laura H. Pope, who operates Matrix Kennels and Kev-Lar Kennels in Mount Eden, says she is an animal lover who works hard to care for the 105 animals on her 111-acre property off of Van Buren Road.

    Pope explained her ex-brother-in-law, Kevin Bailey, owns the kennels and that she is the kennel manager. In an interview at her property on Feb. 21, Pope said a news report that aired in mid-February on WDRB-Ch. 41 in Louisville, describing her kennel as a puppy mill, was false.

  • Court report: March 4, 2014

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Christ Asberry, menacing and resisting arrest – guilty – 30-day sentence.

    John David Morgan, second-degree promoting contraband – guilty – 40-day sentence.

  • No injuries in I-64 crash

    No one was hurt in a single-vehicle crash on I-64 Monday, police said.

    Shelbyville Police said the accident happened at 4:30 p.m. when the driver of a Ford pickup truck lost control of the vehicle on the icy roadway, and flipped the truck, which landed on its top in the slow lane.

    The driver, who name is not yet available, was traveling eastbound on I-64 at mile marker 34 when the accident happened. Traffic was only backed up for a short time, and police opened the left lane of the roadway at 5 p.m.