Cops & Courts

  • Two homes sustain heavy fire damage

    No one was injured in two separate structure fires that heavily damaged rental homes located on Hazel Lawn and in the Country Manor subdivision off La Grange Road Sunday.

    Shelby County Fire Chief Bobby Cowherd said that the Red Cross has been working with the tenant on Hazel Lawn, who had been displaced by the blaze; no one was living at the other location.

  • 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: June 13, 2016

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton

    Civil final

    822 Main Property Management, vs. Amy Chesser, judgment for the Plaintiff in forcible entry and detainer.

  • No injures in fire at asphalt plant

    No one was injured at an early morning fire at an asphalt plant on Brooks Industrial Drive Monday.

    Shelbyville Fire Chief Kevin Baker said the fire started in an asphalt tank at 1 a.m. at Shelbyville Asphalt at 1600 Brooks Industrial Drive.

    He added that his crews were able to extinguish the blaze with no injuries to the tank or the building.

    The tank was located inside the asphalt plant. Baker said no cause has yet been determined as to the origin of the blaze. 

  • Shelby man killed in fatal accident

    Kenneth Shane Ratliff, 36, of Shelby County was killed in a single vehicle accident Thursday evening on the 3000 block of La Grange Road.

    Police say that Ratliff, who was alone in his vehicle, was pulling a trailer with a single axle dump truck when he ran off the road, at about 5:30 p.m.

  • Court report: June 6, 2016

    District court

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

    Civil final

  • Shelby man charged in murder turns himself in

    A Shelbyville man who had been on the run since Saturday on murder charges has turned himself in, said police.

    Kentucky State Police have been searching for Eugene Wade Jr., 28, of Shelbyville, along with Devante Hall, 24, of Dayton, Ohio, in connection with the shooting deaths of two people, Brandy Davidson, 25, and Devin Payton, 33, whose bodies were discovered Saturday.

    Kentucky State Police spokesman Scott Ferrell said Wade turned himself in at Post 6 in Dry Ridge at about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday night.

  • Putnam gets trial date

    Terry Putnam, the Simpsonville Police officer arrested Jan. 7 in connection with the November robbery of the police department, has been scheduled for a jury trial.

    Putnam’s trial is set for next year – Jan. 17-19, with a final pretrial on Dec. 19, 2016.

    He received the date at his disposition hearing in Shelby Circuit Court Monday.

  • Murder trial date is set for Monday

    Miroslav Kuzmanovic, who was indicted in July 2015 for murder and other charges in connection with a fatal accident on I-64, is scheduled for a jury trial Monday.

    At Kuzmanovic’s pretrial hearing Monday, prosecutors asked Shelby Circuit Judge Charles Hickman if the trial could be rescheduled because two key witnesses in the case would not be available during that time frame.

  • Embezzlement case gets new court date

    Theresa M. Augustine, a former assistant administrator and firefighter who was indicted in February on theft-related charges, received a new court date of July 8 when she appeared for a disposition hearings in Shelby Circuit Court Monday.

    The new date will be for a disposition also.