Cops & Courts

  • Apartment complex evacuated after hazmat episode

    What started out as a simple clogged drain led to an evacuation that displaced all 36 residents of a downtown apartment complex until about midnight Tuesday, officials said.

    “We had an incident at the Moesser House last night that involved the evacuation of all the occupants for about three and a half to four hours,” said Shelbyville Fire Chief Kevin Baker.

    He said that a worker at the complex, located at 400 Main Street, across the street from the Shelbyville Post Office, had tried to unstop the drain using chemicals that reacted badly together.

  • Family loses home in fire


  • Court report: April 20, 2015

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Aclister Mock, alcohol intoxication in a public place and second-degree disorderly conduct – guilty – 10-day sentence and $193 fine and costs.

  • No inuries in Spencer County bus crash

    No one was injured when a school bus from Spencer County ran off the road Monday afternoon on Mount Eden Road and ran through a plank fence.

    The accident happened shortly before noon as Bus No. 2022 ran off the roadway at the intersection of Charleston Way and Mount Eden Road, about three miles south of Weissinger Golf Course.

    The bus driver, Shannon McCauley, said a tractor-trailer forced her off the road, as she was returning to Spencer County with 11 high school students that she had just picked up from the Shelby County Area Technology Center.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports April 17, 2015


    Christopher M. Byrnes, 45, of Shelbyville was arrested March 19 on I-64 and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense, and reckless driving.

    Nicholas W. Murphy, 33, of 565 Flood Road was arrested March 27 at Eminence Pike and Cropper Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense, under aggravating circumstances.

  • Insurance company brings suit in arson case

    A Bagdad Man who was indicted for arson last year has now been served with a civil suit in connection with those charges.

    The suit was filed against Joshua S. Lane, 29, of 101 Hotel St. last week by Kentucky Farm Bureau.

    The suit says that the company is seeking to recover the money it paid to a property owner to cover damages caused by a fire that Lane allegedly caused.

  • I-64 accident shuts down interstate and injures 3

    A 4-vehicle injury accident shut down Interstate 64 westbound at the Shelby/Jefferson county line Saturday for about seven hours, police said.

    The accident, which involved two tractor-trailers, a pickup truck pulling a trailer and a passenger car, sent three people to the hospital with minor injuries and ended up with one of the semis lying on its side blocking all three lanes of the roadway.

  • Court report: April 13, 2015

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge J.R. RoBards:

    Jonathan A. Baker, second-offense DUI – guilty – 10-day sentence, operator's license suspended for 12 months and $878 fine and costs.

  • Shelby County Sheriff Warrants April 8, 2015

    Vontella Wilson, 31, of 697 Gregory Branch Road in Manchester was arrested Jan. 28 on Howard Drive on a Shelby County warrant for first-degree possession of a controlled substance (meth), first-degree possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) and promoting contraband, first-degree.

    William C. Donovan, 19, of 310 Midland Blvd. No. 403 was arrested Feb. 5 on Midland Industrial Drive on a Shelby County warrant for second-degree forgery and fraudulent use of a credit card under $500 within a six-month period.

  • Five injured in Simpsonville crash

    A two car collision in Simpsonville Sunday afternoon sent everyone involved to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries, police said.

    Simpsonville Police Chief Chip Minnis said the accident happened at 2:41 p.m. when a vehicle driven by Austin Garr, 19, of Louisville, turned into the path of Thomas Kendizor, 63, of Breighton, Mich., at the intersection of U.S. 60 and Buckcreek Road.

    Both drivers, as well as two passengers in Kendizor’s vehicle, and one person traveling with Garr, were transported to the University of Louisville.