Cops & Courts

  • One injured in Taylorsville Road crash

    A woman as yet unidentified was taken to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville on Monday afternoon with non-life-threatening injuries after her car overturned on Taylorsville Road.

    Four people traveling in two separate cars behind her stopped to help when the crash occurred, Kentucky State Police Trooper Mitch Harris said.

    He said the woman was traveling north when her Ford Explorer left she roadway. She overcorrected, causing it to strike a tree and flipping the SUV, with it coming to rest upside down in the front yard of a home in the 3000 block of Taylorsville Road.

  • Arrest made in theft of 21 guns, jewelry

    The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday arrested Amanda McGuire in connection the theft of 21 guns and some jewelry valued at $30,000, and she was released a few hours later on her own recognizance without bond.

    Sheriff’s Det. Eric Hettinger, the arresting officer, said that once his office located and questioned McGuire, she “gave admission of the crime.”

    The Class B felony charge of first-degree burglary carries a possible sentence of between 10 and 20 years.

  • Ballardsville Fire to add 2nd station

    BALLARDSVILLE – The Ballardsville Fire Department, which serves dozens of homes in northern Shelby County, is set to build a second station in southern Oldham County after getting approval from the Oldham County Planning and Zoning Commission.

    The commission unanimously approved the second station, which will be built at 2414 W. Highway 22 in Crestwood. It also will have a public entrance to the station from Montford Circle.

  • No gun involved in domestic disturbance

    A domestic disturbance that occurred on Friday did not involve a gun, police say.

    Shelbyville Police officer and spokesperson Kelly Cable said that no weapons were involved in a loud verbal argument in Brittany Estates.

    Neighbors had speculated about why such a large number of police units from different agencies had responded to the scene – more than a half dozen – and Cable suggested that was because someone may have heard a gunshot about that time, associated it with the disturbance and relayed that information to 911 dispatchers, he said.

  • Joshua Lane faces new charges

    A Bagdad man who last summer saw the teenaged sister for whom he had custody drown mysteriously continues to face legal problems.

    Joshua Lane, 27, of 101 Hotel St. in Bagdad was indicted in October by a Shelby County Grand Jury for receiving stolen property and theft of mail matter.

    The indictment document states that Lane committed the offense of receiving stolen property on Dec. 31, 2012, and on Feb. 23, 2013. The indictment does not say what the property was.

  • Suspect in armed robbery arrested

    Shelbyville Police have arrested a man wanted in connection in robbing a clerk at a tobacco store at knife point.

    Jason G. Hardison, 31, of 4511 Summit Drive in Pioneer Village, was arrested Wednesday and charged with first-degree robbery a week after a Crime Stoppers article appeared in The Sentinel-News about the robbery.

  • Decision could come in Dean suit

    The Kentucky Supreme Court could announce a long-awaited decision Thursday in a high-profile case involving a lawyer and his bank.

    Oral arguments took place in June in the suit that Shelbyville Attorney Mark Dean in 2009 brought against Commonwealth Bank & Trust for not noticing that his secretary was embezzling million of dollars from him.

    The Supreme Court publishes its decisions monthly, with November’s announcement coming Thursday. A decision had been expected in October.

  • Dead teen’s family pursuing transcripts

    On the day that family and friends commemorated the second anniversary of when Trey Williams was shot to death in a confrontation with Shelbyville Police, his parents continue to fight in court for access to the records a Shelby County Grand Jury’s reviewed to  exonerate the police officer who fired the fatal shot.

    Clifton Court in Shelbyville, the site of the tragedy on Nov. 19, 2011, was awash in a sea of flickering candles Tuesday night, as about 100 people gathered for a vigil for Williams, who was 18 when he died.

  • KSP toy drive needs donations

    Donations are being accepted for “Shop with a Trooper,” Kentucky State Police’s annual toy drive, and this year donations are really down from last year, officials say.

    “We don’t have much money this year,” said KSP trooper Kendra Wilson, spokesperson for Post 12.

    Wilson said the goal is to provide at least 100 children from needy families with a gift.

  • Three remain at large in Shelby armed robbery

    Police are trying to locate three suspects they consider armed and dangerous who at gunpoint robbed a convenience store early Friday morning.

    Shelbyville Police said that shortly after 1 a.m., three men entered the Circle K fuel and food store at 1631 Mount Eden Road in Shelbyville, and one of them, apparently wielding a silver handgun, robbed the clerk of an undisclosed amount of cash.