Cops & Courts

  • Home ravaged by fire; two cars destroyed

    A residence off Harrington Mill Road was completely destroyed and a Shelby County firefighter was injured during an early morning fire last Friday.

    by fire last week, leaving the family without either a home or a car, according to

    Shelby County Fire Chief Bobby Cowherd said at about 9 a.m. a neighbor noticed smoke pouring out from under the eaves at 279 Mill Circle, the home of James Allis and his family, who were not home at the time.

  • Hickman named vice chief regional judge

    Kentucky Supreme Court Justice John Minton named Circuit Judge Charles Hickman vice chief regional judge for the 6th Supreme Court District earlier this month.

    “It was an honor for him to call and name me to the position,” Hickman said.

    The vice chief regional judge serves in an administrative capacity for the 6th Supreme Court District, which includes Shelby and its surrounding counties. The district stretches to northern Kentucky and includes a total of 21 counties.

  • Man charged in local assault; robbery

    A Taylorsville man has been charged in connection with the severe beating and robbery of another man in Shelbyville in December.

    Clinton Wesley Moore, 32, was charged Friday with second-degree assault and second-degree robbery that occurred Dec. 13, Shelbyville Police said.

    The reports states that Moore beat a friend, who is unidentified, in the head and face with his fists, causing serious damage. He then stole his cell phone, the report says,  leaving him with no way to call for help for his injuries.

  • Information sought about theft and vandalism

    Shelbyville/Shelby County Crime Stoppers is seeking information about a theft that occurred Tuesday morning on Gray Hawk Drive.

    According to police, at about 3 a.m. a resident went outside to make sure he had locked his car. The resident noticed someone near the car, and that person ran away when the resident was spotted.

    The resident discovered both cars had been broken into, and the window had been forced open on one vehicle.  An XM radio and a GPS navigation system was stolen, valued at $1,000.

  • KSP license plates for sale

    Applications are now being accepted for a special license plate to help raise funds for Trooper Island, a free summer camp for disadvantaged boys and girls age 10-12 operated by the Kentucky State Police on Dale Hollow Lake in Clinton County.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports March 4, 2009

    Shelbyville Police Reports


    Traffic Related


    Raul Diaz Garcia, 27, of Shelbyville was arrested Sunday at 9th and Washington streets and charged with disregarding a traffic light, no operator's license, no insurance and expired tags.

  • Crime Stoppers seek info on burned car

    Crime Stoppers is seeking information on a crime that occurred on Sunday morning involving a car fire.

    According to Shelbyville Police, on Sunday, between the hours of 1 a.m. and 7:30 a.m., someone set a vehicle on fire on Lee Court.

    The car’s owner returned home about 1 a.m. to discover that the interior of the 2007 Toyota Camry had been damaged by fire.

    The vehicle appeared to have had an accelerant poured inside, which was ignited, causing damage to the seats and headliner.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments: Feb. 25, 2009

    Cherish N. Hunter of Frankfort was indicted for first-degree illegal possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), tampering with physical evidence and promoting contraband.

    Lindsay L. Flagg of Shelbyville was indicted for fraudulent use of a credit card, complicity, theft of identity and theft by unlawful taking under $300.

    Jessica R. Hardaway of Shelbyville was indicted for fraudulent use of a credit card, complicity, theft of identity and theft by unlawful taking under $300.

    Darryl L. Stoner of Simpsonville was indicted for flagrant non-support.

  • Court Reports Feb. 25, 2009

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    Ashley M. Bessette, theft by unlawful taking/shoplifting under $300- plead guilty -- ten-day sentence conditionally discharged for two years and $244 fine and costs.

    Tanner J. Jaroszek, theft by unlawful taking/shoplifting under $300 -- plead guilty -- $294 fine and costs; second-degree criminal mischief -- plead guilty -- 60-day sentence conditionally discharged for two years and $144 costs.

  • Shelbyville PD welcomes new officer

    Blaine Kohl's face was solemn as he raised his right hand and took the police officer's oath, administered to him by Shelby Circuit Judge Charles Hickman.

    After the swearing-in ceremony Thursday morning, Kohl was welcomed warmly by some of his fellow officers at a reception in the community room at the police station.

    The new officer brings the department up to 24 strong, Shelbyville Police Chief Robert Schutte said.