Cops & Courts

  • 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.

  • House damaged in blaze at Cropper

    A residence in Cropper sustained damage after a fire broke out at 1 a.m. in the morning fire officials said.

    Bagdad Fire Chief Rusty Newton said they were called to the residence of Christopher Durin of Cropper at about 1 p.m. Monday morning.

    “When we got on scene, we found the attic on fire,” he said. “It was tough getting to it.”

    Newton said that Durin told him that the lights flickered, then the power went off, and right after that, Durin, who was home with his son, smelled smoke coming upstairs and called 911.