Cops & Courts

  • Putnam gets June court date

    Terry Putnam, the Simpsonville Police officer arrested Jan. 7 in connection with the November robbery of the police department, has received another court date for June 6.

    Putnam received the new date at a disposition hearing in Shelby Circuit Court Monday.

  • Court report: April 25, 2016

    District court

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

    James Edens, speeding 23 mph over the limit – guilty – $143 in fine and court costs.

    Joseph Farmer, improper passing – guilty – $163 in fine and court costs.

  • Court report: April 18, 2016

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Charles R. Hickman

    Civil final

  • Meth arrest yields 35 grams crystal meth

    A Lawrenceburg woman has been arrested in connection with a drug arrest Monday night in which police confiscated 35 grams of crystal methamphetamine.

    Ashley Kornoelje, 29, of Lawrenceburg,  s charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (meth), possession of drug paraphernalia, first-degree promoting contraband and operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license.

  • Police arrest 2 after foot chase

    After a 2-hour pursuit, mostly on foot, police arrested two men in connection with a burglary in Bridlewood subdivision Monday afternoon.

    Shelbyville Police Department Major Istvan Kovacs commended officers on apprehending the two men, as a woman and her infant daughter were inside the home and fled through the front door as the two were breaking in the back door, according to the police report.

    “Everybody did a great job, they were very organized and set up a perimeter around the area,” he said.

  • Police searching for suspects in break-ins

    Police are asking for the public’s help in locating whoever is responsible for several break-ins from vehicles all across Shelby County over the course of Sunday afternoon and evening.

    Jason Rice with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office said the break-ins were widespread.

  • Jeep crashes into Landmark mailbox

    The driver of this Jeep LIberty was transported to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville with unknown injuries after ramming a brick mailbox in front of Landmark Community Newspapers shortly before 6 p.m. Thursday. The woman, an employee of Kentucky Car Wash across the street from Landmark had been driving the vehicle out of a bay when the accelerator stuck and the jeep shot forward, out of the lot, across the street and into the Landmark lot.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports


    Alajia A. Johnson, 18, of 36 Maidie Lane was arrested March 18 at Martin Luther King Jr. and College streets and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, second offense, and disregarding a stop sign.

    Andre R. Cardwell, 56, of 1007 Sycamore Terrace was arrested March 17 at Sycamore Terrace Apartments and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs under aggravating circumstances, second offense.

  • Accident yields murder charge

    A Lexington man has been indicted in connection with a fatal crash on I-64 in Simpsonville in May 2015.

    Rosendo Rodriquez-Fuentes, 23, is charged with murder, DUI, first-degree wanton endangerment, no operator's license and no insurance.

    His passenger, Luis Espinoza Carranza, 27, was killed.

    The three-vehicle accident happened at 4:45 am. In the morning at mile marker 30 on I-64 in Simpsonville, when Rodriquez-Fuentes hit an abandoned car that was parked in the emergency lane, said Shelby County Emergency Medical Services Director Jeff Ivers.

  • Police warn of IRS scam

    It’s tax refund time again, a great time of year for scammers to try to get in people’s pockets with an old scam back in full force, police say.

    “We’ve had reports,” Shelbyville Police and Simpsonville Police, “that callers are saying, ‘We’re on the way over there to arrest you if you don’t send us some money,’” said Maj. Istvan Kovacs with the Shelbyville Police Department.