Cops & Courts

  • 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.

  • Motorcycle stolen from home

    Police are asking for the public's help in locating a motorcycle stolen from a home in the 900th block of Henry Clay Street.

    The motorcycle is a silver 1992 Honda CBR600F2 with Kentucky registration motorcycle plate 5131E.

    The bike was present at the home at 10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25, according to police. When the residence returned home at 11:30 p.m., he discovered the bike missing from the home's rear patio.

  • Police Reports Jan. 6, 2009

    Shelbyville Police Reports

    Drunken Driving

    Roman Yoc, 27, of Shelbyville, was arrested Dec. 25 on Midland Trail and charged with DUI, no operator's license, speeding, having an open alcoholic beverage container in the vehicle, and second-degree forgery.

    Ronald L. Cook, 57, of Bagdad, was arrested Jan. 1 at Bagdad Square and charged with DUI under aggravated circumstances, reckless driving, having an open alcoholic beverage container and no registration.     

  • Police ask for help solving theft

    Shelbyville Police are asking for the public's help in locating a trailer that was stolen over the weekend on Washington Street.

    Shelbyville Police Officer Istvan Kovacs reported that between 5 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday, someone stole a utility trailer by cutting the lock off the trailer, which was locked to a post.

    The trailer is described as a black 5 foot by 10 foot, 2006 “Carry-On.”

    The trailer has a winch attached, bearing a red and white banner which says, “We buys ATVs.”

  • Police and BBB warn of new scam

    A new type of scam involving text messages and cell phones has surfaced, and police want you to be alert for it.

    Istvan Kovacs, community resource officer at the Shelbyville Police Department, said that he first became aware of the scam when he received a text message recently on his cell phone that told him his bank account at a certain bank (not his) was temporarily locked, and to unlock it, he should call a certain phone number.

  • Troopers to participate in presidential inauguration

    Troopers to participate in presidential inauguration

    Two Kentucky State Police troopers are scheduled to participate in the 56th Presidential Inauguration in Washington D.C.

    Troopers Hunter Martin of Louisville and Jason Palmer of Lexington, both of Post 12, which includes Shelby County, have been selected to go to the nation's capitol for the historic event. They will be in Washington, D.C. from Sunday, Jan. 18, to Wednesday, Jan. 21. They will be part of a detail that will provide assistance to the Metropolitan Police Department there.

  • KSP: Arrests, deaths both increased in 2008

    The Kentucky State Police's Post 12 in Frankfort conducted more than 30 percent more arrests in 2008, based on statistics released this week for criminal investigations, arrests, collisions, fatalities, traffic enforcement and calls for service.

    In 2008, Post 12 troopers and detectives responded to 10,890 calls for service, up by just more than 1 percent from 2007, but criminal investigations increased by about 13 percent (to 866), leading to the explosion in arrests.

  • Prison escappe still at large

    The Kentucky State Police have reported that a convict has escaped from the Blackburn Correctional Complex in Lexington and could be in this vicinity.

    Post 12 officials report that on Saturday at 8:33 p.m., Charles Ray Locke escaped.

    Kentucky State Police trooper Ron Turley said Locke may be headed to the Daviess County area.

  • Lexington woman killed in crash on I-64

    A  Lexington woman was killed in an accident on 1-64 eastbound just inside the Shelby County line Monday morning.

    Natasha Lewis, 24, was killed when she was ejected through the back window of a vehicle driven by Ieshia Ford, 19, also of Lexington, at 8:49 a.m.

    Kentucky State Police said Ford apparently lost control of her 1989 Chevrolet, over-corrected, clipped another vehicle, and overturned a couple of times before coming to rest on an embankment after striking a group of trees.