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Cops & Courts

  • Elderly man arrested for sex abuse of child

    An elderly man has been arrested in connection with an incident that happened Thursday at the Shelbyville Walmart.

    Alexander Fisher, 84, of Lockport in Henry County was arrested Thursday and charged with first-degree sexual abuse of a child under 12 years old and resisting arrest.

    Shelby County Sheriff’s deputy Rick Meadows said that Fisher did not know the child, who is 10 years old, but apparently just targeted her while she and her parents were shopping at Walmart.

  • Arm found in Kentucky River

    The banks of the Kentucky River in Lockport produced a gruesome catch Friday afternoon.

    Fishermen found a human arm floating along the riverbank near the locks.

    “Our preliminary assessment, and this is totally preliminary speculation on our part until we can do more testing, is that the arm had been in the water for a minimum of three weeks,” said Henry County Coroner James Pollard.

  • Simpsonville man killed in ATV accident

    A Simpsonville man was killed Saturday in an ATV accident in Waddy.

    Bennie “Rat” Ashby, 61, was riding a 4-wheeler when the accident happened shortly after 9 p.m., police said.

    Shelby County Sheriff’s deputy Jeremy Younger said that Ashby and some friends were 4-wheeling in Waddy with the property owner’s permission.

    “They were just back there with a bunch of friends,” he said, adding that there was no foul play suspected.

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  • Shelby woman wins KSP civilian award

    A Shelby County woman was one of numerous Kentucky State Police employees honored Thursday for outstanding work with the agency.

    Alicia Parham, a criminal intelligence analyst with KSP, was all smiles as she stepped up for a photo with Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer.

    Each employee got an individual photo taken with Brewer after an introduction at the Civilian Employee Awards Ceremony Thursday at Claudia Sanders Dinner House.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments

    Susan L. Hensley, 38, of 683 Burks Branch Road was indicted for first-degree wanton endangerment, endangering the welfare of a minor, possession of drug paraphernalia, second-degree possession of a controlled substance (hydrocodone), operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicants under aggravating circumstances, illegal possession of a Legend Drug, prescription drug not in proper container, possession of marijuana and failure to notify the Department of Transportation of an address change.

  • Court report: Oct. 20, 2014

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Pablo E. Marroquin-Orantes, no operator's/moped license – guilty – 30-day sentence conditionally discharged for two years and $939 fine and costs.

  • Johnson sentenced Monday

    James Johnson, a former correctional officer with the Kentucky Correctional Institute for Women in Peewee Valley, was granted probation and diversion Monday at his sentencing hearing on charges of sex abuse of inmates.

    Johnson, who had pleaded guilty Sept. 5 on charges of trafficking in a controlled substance, promoting contraband, official misconduct and 19 counts of second-degree sexual abuse involving inmates, stood stoically in front of Shelby Circuit Judge Charles Hickman and made no comment as Hickman reiterated the terms of the plea agreement.

  • Shelby County Sheriff’s Warrants

    Robert K. Nethery, 41, of 701 Bellview Road was served July 29 at the Shelby County Detention Center with a Henry County warrant for theft by unlawful taking from a building $10,000 or more but under $1 million, third-degree burglary and being a persistent felony offender.

    Ashley N. Skimmerhorn, 31, of 1190 Pepper Drive in Madisonville, Ky., was served July 30 at the Kentucky Correctional Institute for Women with an Indiana warrant for an unstated charge.

  • 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.