Cops & Courts

  • Court report: June 24, 2013

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    Tira D. Ashby, theft by deception – guilty – $184 costs.

  • Court report: July 1, 2013

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Jeremy D. Bender, speeding 14 mph over limit and operating on suspended/revoked operator's license – guilty – $446 fine and costs.

  • Escaped prisoner from Clark County arrested on I-64

    Kentucky State Police have arrested an escaped prisoner in Shelby County. after a pursuit on I-64.

    Fabian H. Valentine, 37, of Louisville, was arrested by KSP after he escaped from a Correctional Transport Officer at a rest area in Clark County.  Valentine allegedly stole a white 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe from the rest area, fleeing the scene.

  • Florist open after shop damaged Saturday

    A local florist is open for business as usual after the shop was damaged Saturday during a sort of freak accident, the owner said.

    “There was a big hole in the wall, and we will have to replace our furnace and air-conditioning unit. It was a horrible mess,” said Sharon Nichols, owner of Flowers by Sharon on the corner of Main and 6th streets.

    The shop was damaged Saturday night when a car parked in the lot behind the shop slipped out of gear, rolling down the incline and smashing in the back of the building, Nichols said.

  • Patient steals ambulance, crashes near Waddy

    No one was injured Tuesday when a patient being taken to the hospital by ambulance stole the vehicle and crashed it in Waddy, police said.

    Kentucky State Police said that shortly before 11 a.m. Tuesday morning, they were called about the theft of an American Medical Response ambulance that had been taking a patient from Baptist Health Richmond to Our Lady of Peace in Louisville, which offers adult psychiatric services.

  • Man killed while picking up mail on riding mower

    A Shelbyville man who was driving his lawn mower to get his mail was killed when his mower was hit by a driver in a pickup truck at the end of his driveway, police said.
    Jason Rice, a detective with the Shelby County Sheriff's office said that Herman Moore, 88, died at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville Wednesday afternoon while waiting to be airlifted to the University of Louisville.

    Rice said that speed was not a factor and that no charges will be brought against the other driver, who is 17 years old.

    "It was just a terrible accident," he said.

  • Police called to Painted Stone in altercation


  • Shelbyville Police Reports March 7, 2014


    Tanner M. Sower, 23, of 819 Country Road in Toledo, Ohio, was arrested March 2 on Mount Eden Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

    William C. Payne, 48, of 82 Hazel Lawn Drive was arrested March 2 at Village Lane and Old Finchville Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, operating on a suspended operator’s license and speeding.



  • SCPS has second bus accident in past month

    By Todd Martin and Lisa King

    A Shelby County Public Schools bus accident on Hempridge Road on Wednesday afternoon sent five students to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville.

    No cause has been given for the accident, but witnesses said that bus No. 1294 slid off of the road and went through a fence, hitting some mailboxes.

    Shelby County Public Schools Superintendent James Neihof said the EMS staff reported no major injuries to the students.

  • Family of 7 left with ‘clothes on their backs’

    Seven members of a family in Simpsonville were left homeless after a fire destroyed their home early Friday morning.

    Simpsonville Fire Chief Ronnie Sowder said the resident’s name is Danyel Keating. Seven people – two adults and five children – were home and escaped uninjured. Their frame home was left in rubble.

    Sowder said the call came in at 1 a.m. of a structure fire at 2233 Antioch Road.

    He said the Red Cross is helping the family, who lost everything they owned.