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Cops & Courts

  • No injures in fire at asphalt plant

    No one was injured at an early morning fire at an asphalt plant on Brooks Industrial Drive Monday.

    Shelbyville Fire Chief Kevin Baker said the fire started in an asphalt tank at 1 a.m. at Shelbyville Asphalt at 1600 Brooks Industrial Drive.

    He added that his crews were able to extinguish the blaze with no injuries to the tank or the building.

    The tank was located inside the asphalt plant. Baker said no cause has yet been determined as to the origin of the blaze. 

  • Court report: June 6, 2016

    District court

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

    Civil final

  • Shelby man charged in murder turns himself in

    A Shelbyville man who had been on the run since Saturday on murder charges has turned himself in, said police.

    Kentucky State Police have been searching for Eugene Wade Jr., 28, of Shelbyville, along with Devante Hall, 24, of Dayton, Ohio, in connection with the shooting deaths of two people, Brandy Davidson, 25, and Devin Payton, 33, whose bodies were discovered Saturday.

    Kentucky State Police spokesman Scott Ferrell said Wade turned himself in at Post 6 in Dry Ridge at about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday night.

  • Murder trial date is set for Monday

    Miroslav Kuzmanovic, who was indicted in July 2015 for murder and other charges in connection with a fatal accident on I-64, is scheduled for a jury trial Monday.

    At Kuzmanovic’s pretrial hearing Monday, prosecutors asked Shelby Circuit Judge Charles Hickman if the trial could be rescheduled because two key witnesses in the case would not be available during that time frame.

  • Putnam gets trial date

    Terry Putnam, the Simpsonville Police officer arrested Jan. 7 in connection with the November robbery of the police department, has been scheduled for a jury trial.

    Putnam’s trial is set for next year – Jan. 17-19, with a final pretrial on Dec. 19, 2016.

    He received the date at his disposition hearing in Shelby Circuit Court Monday.

  • Embezzlement case gets new court date

    Theresa M. Augustine, a former assistant administrator and firefighter who was indicted in February on theft-related charges, received a new court date of July 8 when she appeared for a disposition hearings in Shelby Circuit Court Monday.

    The new date will be for a disposition also.

  • Court report: June 2, 2016

    District court

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

    Civil final

    Sycamore Terrace Apts., vs. Susan Short, judgment for the Plaintiff in forcible entry and detainer.

  • Putnam has court hearing Monday

    Terry Putnam, the Simpsonville Police officer arrested Jan. 7 in connection with the November robbery of the police department, will appear in Shelby Circuit Court for a disposition hearing Monday.

    At that time, he will receive another court date in the progression of his case.

  • Man charged with murder in fiery crash has hearing Monday

    Miroslav Kuzmanovic, who was indicted in July 2015 for murder and other charges in connection with a fatal accident on I-64, will appear for a pre-trial hearing in Shelby Circuit Court Monday.

    He is scheduled for a jury trial June 13.

  • Embezzlement cases to get new court dates

    Two prominent embezzlement cases from 2015 will be back on the docket this month.

    Jenny King, the former finance officer for the Shelby County Fiscal Court, charged with embezzling more than $23,000, and Theresa M. Augustine, a former assistant administrator and firefighter who was indicted on theft-related charges, will both receive new dates when they appear for disposition hearings in Shelby Circuit Court Monday.

    King is charged with stealing money from the county’s general fund over an 18-month period from April 2013 to December 2014.