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Cops & Courts

  • Five injured in Simpsonville crash

    A two car collision in Simpsonville Sunday afternoon sent everyone involved to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries, police said.

    Simpsonville Police Chief Chip Minnis said the accident happened at 2:41 p.m. when a vehicle driven by Austin Garr, 19, of Louisville, turned into the path of Thomas Kendizor, 63, of Breighton, Mich., at the intersection of U.S. 60 and Buckcreek Road.

    Both drivers, as well as two passengers in Kendizor’s vehicle, and one person traveling with Garr, were transported to the University of Louisville.

  • Three injured in I-64 crash

    Three people were injured in a one-vehicle crash Sunday at the Shelby/Jefferson county line.

    According to a Shelby County Sheriff’s report, the accident happened as a family from Virginia was traveling through Shelby County and crashed into the concrete barrier in the median.

  • Court report: March 30, 2015

    District court

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

    Rodney W. Carroll, first-offense DUI, operating on suspended/revoked operator's license and failure to surrender revoked operator's license – guilty – 90-day sentence conditionally discharged for two years, operator's license suspended for 120 days &

  • Court report: March 23, 2015

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Haley B. Aldridge, first-offense failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – guilty – insurance monitoring for 12 months and $643 fine and costs, $400 conditionally discharged.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports

    Theft/burglary

    Ty Thompson, 23, of 116 Berea St. was arrested March 3 at 921 Kinser Ave. and charged with second-degree burglary. He was also served with Shelby County warrants for first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (heroin), first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine), possession of drug paraphernalia and probation violation for a felony offense and a Jefferson County warrant for probation violation for a felony offense.

  • Monroe gets 12 years for manslaughter and drug charges

    A Shelby County man set to go to trial next week on manslaughter and drug charges has received a 12-year prison sentence in a plea agreement with prosecutors on Thursday.

    For Lonnie Monroe, 46, that sentence is the resolution of two cases; one for a 2011 crash that resulted in his being charged with second-degree manslaughter and DUI, and another that he incurred last month when he was arrested and charged with manufacturing methamphetamines.

    Monroe was given 5 years on the charge of second-degree manslaughter and 7 years on new charges.

  • Court report: March 16, 2015

    District court

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

    Lawrence W. Bloyd, first-offense failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security and drug paraphernalia – buy/possess – guilty – 10-day sentence concurrent with previous sentence plus $154 costs.

  • Blaze destroys home on Southlawn Drive

    No one was injured in a fire Monday that destroyed a home just east of Shelbyville.

    The fire broke out at about 12:45 Monday afternoon in the 600th block of Southlawn Drive, the home of Becky Cook.

    Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy Fred Rothenburger said Cook was not at home at the time. No one else was at the house, either, as she lived alone, he said.

    He added that some pets – two dogs – perished in the blaze.

    The house was a total loss, and Rothenburger said he did not know where Cook planned to stay.

  • Court report: March 9, 2015

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Neshia D. Allen, first-offense failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – guilty – insurance monitoring for 12 months and $643 fine and costs, $400 conditionally discharged.

  • New police officer sworn in

    The Shelbyville Police Department has a new officer.

    Austin Sasser was sworn in as the Shelbyville Police Department’s newest officer on Feb. 26 by District Court Judge Donna Dutton.

    Sasser, 31, has 10 years experience in law enforcement, coming to the Shelbyville P.D. from the Spencer County Sheriff's Office. He is the son of Larry and Pam Sasser of Ohio. He and his wife, Beth, have three children, Colin, Kayden and Kelsey.