Cops & Courts

  • Teen helps kick off 'Distracted Driving Campaign'

    The state kicked off  its "Distracted Driving is Deadly Driving" Campaign on Wednesday with the help of a Louisville teenager.

    Nicole Meredith, 18, spoke at the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety about a serious traffic accident she was in, which was caused when she was texting a friend while driving.

  • State trooper testing to be held in Richmond

    Kentucky State Police announced Monday that testing for trooper applicants will be held the week of Nov. 16 at the Department of Criminal Justice Training, located on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond. Applicants should contact the Kentucky State Police Recruitment Branch at 1-866-360-3165. Anyone interested in obtaining information about joining KSP can call this number from 8 a.m to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or leave a message any other time.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports: Oct. 19, 2009


    Latasha Ringer, 22, of 406 Highland Ave. No. 1 in Georgetown was arrested Monday on Midland Trail and charged with operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license and reckless driving.

    Clayton T. Sloan, 21, of 2161 of Bardstown Trail in Waddy was arrested Thursday on I-64 at mile marker 37 and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence, first offense, possession of marijuana and no tail lights.

  • Man charged with multiple arson counts goes to court

    James Aaron Clark, 27, of Shelbyville went to court Monday for a status hearing on arson charges.

    Clark was arrested last October  on nine arson-related charges, after admitting that he set the fires.

    He  is currently being charged with one count of first-degree arson, a felony that carries a penalty of 20 years to life, three counts of second-degree arson, also a felony, and four counts of criminal mischief related to the fires.

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  • Garage heavily damaged by fire

    Fire caused heavy damage to a garage at a residence on Shelbyville Road just west of before Shelbyville early Monday afternoon.

    The home owner, Renee Simon, said she was working in the backyard when the fire broke out.

    "I just flipped on the light in there, and the ceiling light started melting," she said. "I called the fire department quick because there is a gas stove hooked up in there."

  • Info wanted on wallet theft and two car break-ins

    Crime Stoppers is seeking information on three different crimes.

    In the first, a wallet was taken Saturday from a woman's purse at the Dollar General at 21 Mount Tabor Court in Shelbyville when she left her purse unattended on a shelf.

    She said when she retrieved the purse after less than a minute, the wallet had been removed. The billfold contained no money, but held her credit cards and driver's license were gone. That incident happened at about 8:30 a.m.

  • Crimestopper: Info wanted on theft from auto, vandalism from B.B. gunshots

    Between midnight and 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 7 in the 4900 block of Bell Avenue, nearly $700 worth of property was stolen was stolen from an unlocked vehicle.

    The stolen property included a GPS, a cell phone and a digital camera.

    Then, on Oct. 8, at about 7:30 p.m., a resident on Baker Drive reported that three white males in their late teens shot and damaged a window in his house with a B.B. gun. Officers were unable to locate anyone with a B.B. gun in that area.

  • Court Reports Oct. 7, 2009
  • County gets grant money for traffic safety

    Local law enforcement officials were on hand Wednesday at the Stratton Center to accept more than $21,000 in state grant money.

    The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety presented two checks, one to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office for $10,300 and the other to the Simpsonville Police Department for $10,900.