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Cops & Courts

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments Feb. 3, 2009

    Steven Samples of Shelbyville was indicted on first-degree sexual abuse and flagrant non-support.

    David Bradley Thompson of Shelbyville was indicted on 13 counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument.

    Christopher Broughton of Simpsonville was indicted on two counts of first-degree rape and one count of first-degree sexual abuse.

  • Police asking for help in locating liquor store bandit

    For the second time this year, police are asking for the public's help in locating the person who burglarized Brighton Liquors.

    The liquor store, which was also hit on New Year's Eve, was robbed last Saturday night, according to Shelbyville Police.

    Officer Istvan Kovacs said that the break-in occurred between 12:30 a.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday morning. He added that an undetermined amount of cash was taken from the store, which is located at 45 Brighton Circle.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Jan. 30, 2009

    Shelbyville Police Reports

    Iran W. Dixon, 33, of Shelbyville, was arrested Jan. 28 on Midland Boulevard and charged with alcohol intoxication and endangering the welfare of a minor.

    Tiara G. Spates, 22, of Rockford, Ill., was arrested Jan. 28 on Midland Boulevard and charged with DUI, endangering the welfare of a minor, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container and having a prescription medication not in the original container.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Jan. 21, 2009

    Shelbyville Police Reports

    George W. Ridener Jr., 28, of Chaplin, Ky., was arrested Jan. 15 in Shelbyville and charged with second-degree burglary and second-degree assault.

    Tanya Rosenberger, 34, of Louisville, was arrested Jan. 18 on Mount Eden Road and charged with failure to pay fines on a warrant out of Jefferson County.

    Michael E. Barnett, 48, of Shelbyville, was arrested Jan. 17 on Sycamore Terrace and charged with alcohol intoxication on a warrant from another agency.

  • Police seek help in solving burglaries and car break-ins

    The Shelbyville Police Department are asking for assistance in solving several theft-related crimes.

    Two are burglaries.

  • Woman charged with getting prescriptions illegally

    Kennethia R. Lysher, 37, of Shelbyville, has been indicted by the Shelby County Grand Jury on 72 counts of unauthorized procurement of a controlled substance.

    Lysher was arrested Aug. 4 at Smith-McKinney Drug Store and charged by police with obtaining a prescription by fraudulent means. She was indicted by the grand jury on Wednesday.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports

    Traffic-related

    Cresencio Martinez of Frankfort was arrested Oct. 21 on Benson Trace Drive and charged with no operator's license, reckless driving, no insurance and failure to register a motor vehicle.

    Mary A. Cubert of Shelbyville was arrested Oct. 22 at Midland Trail and Ashland and charged with DUI, first offense and disregarding a stop sign.

    William L. Rucker of Shelbyville was arrested Oct. 25 on Old Mill Road and charged with speeding and operating on a suspended license.

  • Detective's home again damaged by fire

    For the second time in year, Kentucky State Police Detective Mitch Harris has lost his house to fire.

    Though no one was injured during the fire Thursday evening, Harris's home acrooss from Heritage Elementary on U.S 60 sustained heavy fire damage,

    "No one was at home at the time," East 60 Fire Chief Brian Raizor said.

  • Detective's home again damaged by fire

    For the second time in year, Kentucky State Police Detective Mitch Harris has lost his house to fire.

    Though no one was injured during the fire Thursday evening, Harris's home acrooss from Heritage Elementary on U.S 60 sustained heavy fire damage,

    "No one was at home at the time," East 60 Fire Chief Brian Raizor said.

  • Deputy receives Governor's Award

    Shelby County Sheriff's Deputy Eddie Whitworth was honored recently with the Governor's Award for Impaired Driving Enforcement.

    In addition to receiving recognition for making the most DUI arrests in the state of Kentucky last year, Whitworth was also honored with the Division II Award, both of which he received at an awards ceremony at the Hyatt Regency on Dec. 4 in Lexington.

    Whitworth, who won the same award last year, made 105 DUI arrests in 2007 and 86 in 2006.