Cops & Courts

  • Minister gets 7 years for sodomy

    A Shelbyville minister who had admitted to sodomy and sexual abuse of a juvenile was sentenced Monday to seven years in prison.

    James Bell, 49, of Village Lane pleaded guilty to charges of third-degree sodomy, first-degree sexual abuse, distribution of obscene material to a minor and first-degree wanton endangerment, which was added because Bell confessed to having unprotected sex with a 15-year-old knowing that he was HIV positive.

  • Stuck truck leads to 2 tons of pot

    Nearly two tons of pot was seized in a large bust in Shelby County last week, police said.

    The marijuana was seized by the Drug Enforcement Administration task force after officers in the task force tracked a tractor trailer carrying 3,700 pounds of marijuana to a farm in the 8200 block of Aiken Road, near the Jefferson and Oldham County lines.

    Several agencies assisted in the bust, including a Kentucky State Trooper from Post 12, Trooper John Hawkins said.

  • Car hit by semi-truck

    Tragedy was nearly averted when a trailer truck struck a car  that was stopped  in the left lane of Interstate 64 with the engine running, police said.

    The incident happened on March 6 as officers were working an accident on I-64 eastbound at the 36-mile marker just after 5:30 a.m. At that time, a truck driver stopped and told Shelbyville Police Officer Bruce Gentry that a car was stopped on the interstate nearby.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports: March 17, 2010

    Driving Under the Influence


    Daryll M. Craft, 33, of 48 Madie Lane in Shelbyville was arrested  March 14 at 20 Fairway Crossing and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicants under aggravating circumstances, first offense.

  • New officer brings PD up to full force

    Shelbyville's finest is one more officer strong as of Wednesday, when David Aikin of Louisville joined the force.

    Aikin has spent the past 15 years as a police officer in Los Angeles, where he did everything from bike and beach patrol to detective work.

    He went to the LAPD straight from the military police after a 12-year Naval career, and said he is now looking forward to living and working back in his home state.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports: March 12, 2010


    Lee J. Scriber, 38, of 506 Hunting Hills Drive in Shelbyville was arrested March 9 behind 1700 Midland Trail and charged with DUI, first offense.

    Daniel S. Palmer, 31, of 380 Kings Highway in Waddy, was arrested March 6 on I-64 East at the 35 mile marker and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence under aggravating circumstances, possession of marijuana, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a vehicle and first-degree wanton endangerment.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments: March 10, 2010

    James L. Cox of 9816 West Avenue in Louisville was indicted for second-degree burglary complicity, theft by unlawful taking complicity, possession of burglar's tools complicity, third-degree criminal mischief complicity and careless driving.

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports March 10, 2010

    No Operator's License

  • Shelbyville Police Reports: March 5, 2010


    Pamela G. Corona, 44, of 85 N. Shelby House in Shelbyville was arrested March 2 at 303 Main Street and charged with second-degree burglary.

     No operator’s license

  • Court Reports: Jan. 20, 2010

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