Cops & Courts

  • Court report: Oct. 13, 2014

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Betty Springate:

    Melissa Barrientos, theft by deception – pleaded guilty – $239 fine and costs plus restitution; license to be in possession and first-offense no insurance – pleaded guilty – $718 fine and costs.

  • Woman arrested for theft of UPS delivery

    A Shelbyville woman has been arrested after signing for a package that wasn’t hers, according to a Shelbyville Police Report.

    And to further compound the issue, the woman said she could not produce the item taken from the package, stating she threw it away because her kids had been playing with it and accidentally dropped it in the toilet and ruined it.

    Samantha L. Miller, 27, of 80 Frankfort Road, was charged Monday with theft of property mislaid or delivered by mistake, a Class D felony.

  • Three arrested in Shelby for making meth

    Three people were arrested Monday night during a traffic stop in Shelbyville and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and related offenses, police said.

    Two children were also removed from the vehicle and taken to Kosair Childrens Hospital for evaluation.

    Kentucky State Police spokesperson Kendra Wilson said that at 8:37 p.m, KSP received a complaint of possible drug activity in a vehicle traveling into Shelby County.

  • 1 injured in Midland Trail crash

    One person was taken to the hopital after a crash on Midland Trail Friday afternoon. The accident occured in the westbound land, and roadway was not closed. Clean up efforts encompassed about half an hour at about 4 p.m.

  • Shelby County Sheriff Reports Oct. 1, 2014



    William E. Jacobs, 61, of 1000 Reed Lane in Simpsonville, was arrested Aug. 1 at 819 Buck Creek Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense.




    Andre R. Cardwell Jr., 22, of 1736 Cherry Lane was arrested July 19 at that address and charged with operating on a suspended operator’s license and being in possession of a suspended license.

  • Court report: Sept. 22, 2014

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Shelby E. Byers, first-offense DUI and possess open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle – guilty – 10-day sentence conditionally discharged for two years, operator's license suspended for 30 days and $763 fine and costs.

  • Shelby County Police Reports Sept. 24, 2014


    John M. Dixie, 66, of 1102 Main St. in Eminence was arrested Sept. 2 at 303 Main St. and charged with attempted murder.

    John Alexander Dixie, 43, of 2846 Hillspring Road in Pleasureville was arrested Sept. 2 at 303 Main St. and charged with attempted murder.



  • Police seek stolen truck

    Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a pickup truck stolen from McDonald’s Restaurant at 200 Frankfort Road, in the Governors Square shopping center.

    The vehicle, a black 1999 Ford Ranger that belonged to an employee, was stolen Sept. 9 at 10:30 p.m. from the parking lot.

    The license plate number for the vehicle is Kentucky tag 538-HLN. Shelbyville Police would like to talk with two possible witnesses who were at the restaurant during the incident and are seen in security camera photos.

  • Shelby man killed in crash in Henry County

    A Shelbyville man was killed Saturday in an auto accident in Henry County.

    Kentucky State Police Public Affairs Officer Brad Arterburn said that Kenny Andrew, 46, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Henry County Coroner’s office.

    The accident happened at 6:44 p.m.

    Arterburn said that a preliminary investigation indicates that Andrew was traveling on Sulphur Road when he lost control of his vehicle and ran off the road, striking a tree. It is not known what caused Andrew to loss control, Arterburn said.

  • Carjacking, kidnapping ends in arrests

    After being forced to drive around all night at gunpoint – and at one point locked in the trunk – two people were finally released unharmed by their captors.

    That incident, which happened Sept. 5, culminated with the arrests Thursday of three people on charges of kidnapping and armed robbery.

    Corey Palmer, 18, of Shelbyville, is charged with kidnapping and first-degree robbery, both serious felony offenses.

    Two male juveniles were also arrested, but their names have not been released.