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Cops & Courts

  • 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.

  • Shooting suspect identified in break-in at Simpsonville Baptist

     

  • Shelby man dies in Las Vegas jail altercation

    A Shelbyville man died Saturday after being beaten by another inmate in a Las Vegas jail, according to officials at the Clark County Coroner’s office.

    Jeremiah Bowling, 25, died of blunt force trauma at 6:12 p.m. officials said.

    Franklin Sharp, 33, has been arrested and charged with murder in the death. Sharp is said to have been Bowling’s cellmate.

    A corrections officer found Bowling bleeding from his head in his cell Saturday afternoon he was later pronounced dead.

    The motive is believed to have stemmed from an argument.

  • Blaze damages home in Brittany Estates

    Two firefighters received minor injuries while battling a house fire Saturday night, but are doing well, said fire officials.

    “Of the family, no one was hurt, they all got out. But we did have two firefighters that suffered minor injuries during the fire,” said Shelbyville Fire Chief Kevin Baker. “One was injured when part of the ceiling fell in, and the other twisted a knee. They’re both okay – one went to the hospital and was released, and the other was treated on the scene.”

  • 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.

  • Court report: May 23, 2016

    District court

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

    Civil final

  • King gets new court date in embezzlement case

    Jenny King of Shelby County, a former longtime finance officer for the Shelby County Fiscal Court, charged with embezzling more than $23,000, has received a new court date of June 6.

    King, charged with stealing the money from the county’s general fund over an 18-month period from April 2013 to December 2014, received the new hearing date at her disposition hearing in Shelby Circuit Court on Monday. The new date is also for a disposition hearing.