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Cops & Courts

  • Blaze destroys barn in Bagdad

    A fire in Bagdad Tuesday night destroyed a livestock barn, but no animals were lost, said Bagdad Fire Chief Rusty Newton.

    Newton said Shelby County Central Dispatch received a call of a barn on fire at 8055 Bagdad Road at 10:52 p.m., but that the owner, Gary Wilhoit, did not discover the fire until it was well along.

    “He just happened to go outside last night and saw the barn was burning,” he said. “The barn was fully involved when we got there.”

  • Court report: Feb. 8, 2016

    Divorces granted

    Tina Powell, Shelbyville, vs. Ronald T. Spate, Shelbyville.

    Sonya L. Riggins, Shelbyville, vs. Ron H. Riggins, Louisville.

    Circuit Court

  • Louisville teen killed in fatal accident

    A Louisville teen was killed in a fatal crash on I-64 in Shelby County Thursday night.

    Jaqueline Malagon, 17, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident that happened at 7:47 p.m. at westbound mile marker 34.

    According to a Shelby County Sheriff’s reconstruction team, the two-vehicle accident occurred when the passenger car that Malagon was riding in rear-ended a Budget rental truck. The driver of the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta, Emillio Gueneo, 16, was taken to the University of Louisville with non-life threatening injuries.

  • Embezzlement cases have hearings Monday

    Three high profile embezzlement cases are on the docket for Shelby Circuit Court Monday, two for disposition hearings and one for a pretrial.

    Benita Anglin, a former payroll manager for Shelby County Public Schools who was arrested in August 2014, two days after she was indicted for embezzling hundreds of thousands from the school district, has a jury trial scheduled for March 14. Her first pretrial will be Monday.

  • Court report: Feb. 1, 2016

    District Court

    Cypress Financial Recoveries, LLC, vs. Neal W. Roberts, judgment for the plaintiff in the amount of $517.81 along with interest.

    LVNV Funding, LLC, vs. Jeremy Burchfield, judgment for the plaintiff in the amount of $679.67 plus interest.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports

    Theft 

    Howard R. Everhart II, 42, of 110 Berea St. No. H, was arrested Dec. 12 at 603 Plainview Ave. and charged with first-degree burglary. 

    Beverly J. Morgan, 47, of 901 Main St. was arrested Dec. 18 at 603 Plainview Ave. and charged with first-degree burglary. 

    Danielle R. Ingabrand, 28, of 368 S. Main St. in New Castle was arrested Dec. 12 at 303 Main St. and charged with first-degree burglary. 

  • Embezzlement cases get new court hearings

    Two prominent embezzlement cases are progressing through the court system with hearings scheduled for Jenny King and Theresa Augustine.

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

  • Employee put on leave after teen’s death at Lincoln Village

    A Lincoln Village Juvenile Detention Center employee was placed on special investigative leave with pay earlier this week after a teen died within 24 hours of her arrival at the Elizabethtown facility earlier this month, according to the Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice.

    Gynnya McMillen, 16, died Jan. 11 at Lincoln Village following a reported domestic violence incident at her mother’s residence in Shelbyville in the early morning hours of Jan. 10.

  • Arranged meeting ends with Frankfort man charged with kidnapping East student

    A Frankfort man has been arrested for allegedly kidnapping an East Middle School Student Tuesday after the two arranged for a meeting and pick-up during school hours.

    Charles Smith, 21, of Frankfort was arrested and arraigned a few hours after the incident was reported at about 9 a.m. Tuesday.

    Smith and the student had met online and arranged a time for him to pick her up at the Shelby County Agricultural Center, across Benson Road from East Middle.

  • DJJ says girl died in sleep

    A lot of questions still remain unanswered in the unexpected Jan. 11 death of 16-year-old Gynnya McMillen at Lincoln Village Regional Juvenile Detention Center in Elizabethtown.

    But the Deparment of Juvenile Justice has now released a statement saying the girl appears to have died while sleeping.