Cops & Courts

  • EARLIER: Teens beaten at skate park

    A recent fight at the skate park in downtown Shelbyville erupted from a long-running dispute and left one teenager with severe head wounds.

    Barbara Morgan of Shelbyville said her teen-aged son, as well as her nephew, were both beaten by three other teenagers on Sept. 13.

    Morgan said she took her son to the Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, where he underwent some tests. Though not all results are complete, she believes he is okay.

    Information from authorities about the alleged beating and events surrounding it is sketchy.

  • EARLIER: Charges expected in skate park fight

    Charges are expected to be forthcoming in connection with an altercation at the skate park, police say.

    Shelbyville Police Chief Robert Schutte said Friday that assault charges could be made against some individuals in connection with the Sept. 13 incident in which one teen was injured.

  • Kentucky State Police to hire retired troopers

    Kentucky State Police announced Tuesday that in order to enhance its ability to provide effective law enforcement services to the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the state legislature has authorized the re-employment of retired troopers on a contractual basis.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Oct. 21, 2009


    Gilbert L. Chapman Jr., 56, of 1105 Park Street in Shelbyville was arrested Oct. 19 on Park Street and charged with first-degree sodomy.

    Cipriano M. Ramos, 29, of 391 Midland Boulevard in Shelbyville was arrested Oct. 19 at Haven Hill and Midland Trail and charged with disregarding a stop sign, no operator’s license and operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license.

  • Shelby County Sheriff’s reports: Oct. 21, 2009


    Maria Moran, 32, of 1696 Lees Court in Shelbyville was arrested Sunday on Frankfort Road and charged with careless driving, operating on a suspended or revoked operator's license and failure to produce an insurance card.

    Charles Jones, 36, of 8704 Rebecca Scott Way in Louisville, was arrested Sunday on I-64 West at the 40th mile marker and charged with careless driving, no insurance, having an open alcoholic beverage container in the vehicle and DUI.

  • 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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