Cops & Courts

  • Barn goes up in flames in Bagdad

    Flames destroyed a barn in Bagdad Friday, causing heavy loss of property but no injuries, fire officials say.

    Bagdad Fire Chief Rusty Newton said that when he and his crews arrived at 423 Harley Thompson Road, just west of Bagdad off Vigo Road, at 12:44 p.m., they discovered the barn in flames.

    “When we arrived on scene, there was flames and smoke coming from the barn,” he said. “We worked until three o’clock to control the fire and we were on scene until four o’clock cleaning up.”

  • Court report: Dec. 14, 2015

    Divorces granted

    Luis Alberto Pantoja-Rodriguez, Shelbyville, vs. Ashley M. Graham, Greenville, SC.

    Tina Y. Jones, Shelbyville, vs. Norivs Smith IV, Shelbyville.

    Patricia A. Hailey, Shelbyville, vs. Tommy G. Edwards, Mesquite, Texas.

  • Court report: Dec. 7, 2015


    Capitol One Bank vs. Cynthia J. Mullins, judgment for the plaintiff in the amount of $4,436.08 plus costs.


  • Police seek peeping tom

    Police are appealing to the public for help in locating a man discovered peering into windows on Greenland Circle Sunday night.

    Kentucky State Police say they responded to a call from a resident at 11:30 p.m. who had confronted the man after spotting him peering into the windows of his home from the back yard. After a struggle with the resident, the man fled in the direction of Brittany Estates, police say.

    KSP Pubic Affairs Officer Bernis Napier said that the resident was not injured in the altercation.

  • Holiday crime low key this season

    So far this year, Shelbyville has not seen a lot of “shopping” by the criminal element of the community, said police.

    “I haven’t noticed a spike other than maybe car break-ins just a little bit,” said Shelby County Sheriff’s detective Maj. Jason Rice.

    “I haven’t seen any home burglaries; thefts have not spiked. They usually do, but this year it seems like we’ve been a little bit more fortunate.”

  • Kuzmanovic gets February hearing date

    Miroslav Kuzmanovic, who was indicted in July for murder and other charges in connection with a fatal accident on I-64, was given a new hearing date in February when he appeared in Shelby Circuit Court Monday.

  • Court report: Nov. 25 and 30, 2015


    Cedar Heights Mobile Home park, LLC, vs. Robert and Bernice Goullon, judgment for the plaintiff in the amount of $4,535.44.

    Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC, vs. Connie Manica, judgment for the plaintiff in the amount of $1,123.26.

  • More arrests made in murder case

    Two more people have been arrested in connection with the murder investigation of an Oldham County woman whose body was found in a shallow grave on Cropper Road Nov. 23.

    Megan Elston, 24, and Bethany Nikki Thomas, 34, have been charged with complicity to first-degree assault.

    Kentucky State Police trooper Josh Lawson said the pair incurred the charges because they were present while Angela Hall, 34, was beaten with a baseball bat.

  • Court report: Nov. 23, 2015

    District Court

    Brittany Owens, failure to wear seat belt, no driver's license in possession – guilty – $188 in fines and court costs.

    Gregory Brown II, failure to wear seat belt, expired registration plates – guilty – $188 in fines and court costs.

  • Residents evacuated after fire at Masonic Home

    Residents were evacuated for a short time Sunday night after a heating unit caught fire at the Shelbyville Masonic Home.

    Shelby County Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Ivers said the unit was located in the south wing of the building, and that about 30 residents had to be evacuated when the unit caught fire just before 11 p.m.

    There were no injuries in the incident.

    The residents were able to return back to their original rooms.