Cops & Courts

  • State police to hold checkpoints on July 4th weekend

    Kentucky State Police report that troopers will be conducting several checkpoints over the Fourth of July weekend, as part of the National Highway Transportation Safety Association's program.

    These checkpoints will be conducted in an effort to enforce the traffic laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Special attention will be paid to occupant protection (seatbelt adherence), sobriety, insurance and registration violations. There will also be special traffic enforcement in high collision areas using radar, laser and saturation patrols.

  • Crime Stoppers seeks info on stolen utility trailer

    Crime Stoppers needs information about the theft of a utility trailer taken on June 21, between 2 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., in the 100 block of Baker Drive.

    The red, 6x12-foot trailer is an orange 2009 "Bad Boy," and there was a 60-inch, zero-turn mower on the trailer.

    The trailer had a lock securing the trailer tongue, which the thief managed to remove.

  • District court June 17, 2009

    Court Report June 17, 2009

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    Jerome Q. Harris, one headlight, failure to wear seat belts, no operator's/moped license, and failure to produce insurance card - plead guilty - 30-day sentence conditionally discharged for 2 years and $688 fine and costs.

    Andrew J. Asher, speeding 26 mph over limit and no operator's/moped license - plead guilty - 90-day sentence, serve 5 days, balance conditionally discharged for 2 years and $381 fine and costs.

  • Man charged in bomb threat

    A Shelbyville man arrested May 21 has been charged with first-degree terroristic threatening in connection with a bomb threat at the Shelby County Court House on April 20.

    Jon Jackson, 34, of 71 Juniper Drive is accusing of calling in a bomb threat to the court house, Shelby County Sheriff Mike Armstrong said.

  • Woman charged with arson

    A woman formerly of Shelby County has been indicted by the Shelby County Grand Jury for burning down her own house in January.

    Susan M. Jackey of Henry County is charged with second-degree arson for setting fire to her house at 2709 Pea Ridge in Waddy.

    Shelby County Fire Marshall Robert Goodwin said after an extensive investigation, he presented his evidence to the Sheriff's Office and the Commonwealth Attorney's office, who turned the case over to the grand jury, which found sufficient evidence to indict Jackey.

  • Police Reports

    Shelbyville Police Reports June 17, 2009

    DUI and Traffic Related

    Jennifer G. Stivers, 33, of Waddy was arrested Saturday on Indian Ridge and charged with DUI, first offense and possession of a controlled substance not in original container, first offense.

    Idengo Reyes, 31, of Shelbyville was arrested Wednesday at Midland

    and Mack Walters and charged with no operator's license, disregarding a traffic control device and no insurance.


  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments June 10, 2009


    Jason Stewart of Shelbyville was indicted for first-degree criminal abuse and second-degree assault.

    Lionel T. Triplett of Louisville was indicted for flagrant non-support.

    Evlalia Gracia-Mora of Louisville was indicted for second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

    Terry Walden of Waddy was indicted for manufacturing methamphetamine, facilitation to manufacturing methamphetamine and illegal possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • District Court Report May 27, 2009

    Court report 5/26/09

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge

    Donna Dutton:

    Dewayne S. Coons, operating on suspended/revoked operator's license and failure to surrender revoked operator's license - guilty - 90-day sentence, serve 30 days, balance conditionally discharged for 2 years  $143 costs; first-degree criminal trespassing - guilty - six-moth sentence, serve 30 days, balance conditionally discharged for 2 years and $144 costs.

  • Family seeks dog lost in fire

    A family whose house burned two weeks ago is still looking for a dog that disappeared from the home the night of the fire, the sheriff's office said.

    Deputy Mike Murray, who investigated the fire on Jail Hill Road on May 13, in which arson is suspected, said the family found one dog dead at the home but cannot locate the other.

    "The other one is still at large," he said.

    The dog is described as a 13-year-old black lab, weighing about 100 pounds, with a square face and one foot with white on the toe.

  • Court Reports June 3, 2009

    Circuit court

    Civil suits filed

    Discover Bank, New Albany, Ohio, vs. Roy L. Saunders and Linda Thompson, PO Box 75, default on credit card agreement for $17,438.93 plus interest, attorney's fees and costs.

    Citizens Union Bank, PO Box 189, vs. Dale A. and Jennifer L. Kennedy, 3722 Mareli Dr., et al., default on note for $77,769.86 plus interest, attorney's fees and costs.

    Masonic Homes of Kentucky, PO Box 909, vs. Maribeth P. Latek, Frankfort, default on indebtedness for $14,000 plus interest, attorney's fees and costs.