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Cops & Courts

  • Kuzmanovic granted shock probation

    A man who applied for shock probation after being incarcerated for nearly two years in connection with the death of a Louisville woman on Interstate 64 in May 2015, has had his request granted.

    Miroslav Kuzmanovic, 25, pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter on June 6, 2016, in the death of Doris Wise, 71, who was killed when Kuzmanovic, who was driving a tractor-trailer, struck her 2006 Chevy in the rear.

  • Shock probation in works for Kuzmanovic

    A man who has been incarcerated for nearly two years in connection with the death of a Louisville woman on I-64 in May 2015 has applied for shock probation.

    Miroslav Kuzmanovic, 25, pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter on June 6, 2016, in the death of Doris Wise, 71, who was killed when Kuzmanovic, who was driving a tractor-trailer, struck her 2006 Chevy in the rear.

    Neither he nor his attorneys, Andrew Gailor and Rob Eggert of Louisville, appeared in court for the request.

  • Vacant house burns on Bradshaw

    No one was injured in combating a blaze that destroyed an unoccupied house on Bradshaw Street in Shelbyville Monday night.

    The fire broke out shortly after 9 p.m. at 320 Bradshaw St., according to officials with Shelbyville Fire Department.

    Shelbyville Fire Chief Kevin Baker said the fire was in an advanced stage when his crews arrived on the scene.

    “The house was abandoned and was heavily involved prior to us being called,” he said.

  • Traffic accident injures firefighter responding to call

    A member of the Bagdad Fire Department was injured in a traffic accident Saturday night while on an emergency run, said fire department officials.

    “He was responding to an emergency medical call to assist EMS in the 6000 block of Vigo Road,” said Bagdad Fire Chief Rusty Newton, adding that it was against department policy to release the name of the firefighter.

    “He was very fortunate,” he said. “He received some stitches, he’s got several bruises and scrapes, but outside of being sore, he’s doing good.”

  • Hempridge Road crash injures one

    One person was airlifted to the University of Louisville with serious injuries following a crash early Thursday morning on Hempridge Road.

    The one-vehicle accident, worked by the Shelby County Sheriff's office, occurred shortly after 3 a.m. in the 600 block of Hempridge Road, said officials from Shelby County 911.

    The identity and condition of the driver, who was the only occupant of the vehicle, has not yet been released, but Shelby County Emergency Medical Services Director Jeff Ivers said he believes the victim is expected to recover.

  • Shelby County Sheriff Reports

    DUI

    Julio J. Infantes Jr., 28, of 2317 Shannon Road in Paris was arrested Sept. 7 on I-64 and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense and speeding.

    Erika B. Edwards, 23, of 352 High St. in Richmond was arrested Sept. 10 on I-64 and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, second offense, careless driving, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • No plea in works for Putnam

    There is still no plea agreement on the table for Terry Putnam as he heads back into court for his final pretrial conference Tuesday leading up to his trial date of Jan. 30.

    A jury trial for Putnam, the Simpsonville Police officer arrested Jan. 7, 2016 in connection with the November 2015 robbery of the police department, had been moved again due to scheduling conflicts.

  • Community stepping up after Shelbyville blaze

    Just one day after a horrific fire left a Bagdad family homeless; a Shelbyville family suffered a similar fate.

    When the Shelbyville Fire Department arrived at the scene of a house fire on 9th Street at 6:37 p.m. Friday, they found the structure engulfed in flames, said Shelbyville Fire Chief Kevin Baker.

    "When we arrived, flames had already gone through the roof and the fire was threatening to other houses nearby," he said.

  • House fire displaces family on 9th Street

    Just one day after a horrific fire left a Bagdad family homeless; a Shelbyville family suffered a similar fate.

    When the Shelbyville Fire Department arrived at the scene of a house fire on 9th Street at 6:37 p.m. Friday, they found the structure engulfed in flames, said Shelbyville Fire Chief Kevin Baker.

    "When we arrived, flames had already gone through the roof and the fire was threatening to other houses nearby," he said.

  • Family displaced after fire

    No one was injured in a blaze that broke out late Dec. 31, but the family was temporarily displaced, said Shelbyville Fire Chief Kevin Baker.

    He said the cause of the blaze at 179 Plantation Drive is still under investigation.

    Baker said the family was home when the fire occurred at 10:55 p.m. and were able to leave the structure safely.

    “They were home at the time; they discovered the fire and evacuated the house,” he said.