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Cops & Courts

  • Sheriff’s office makes heroin bust

    In the latest of several such incidents, a recent drug bust in a rural area of Shelby County yielded heroin and drug paraphernalia, said police.

    The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office conducted a search warrant at 6584 Clarks Station Road on Dec 21, which revealed more than 7 grams of suspected heroin.

    Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Rice said that two adults were charged with trafficking more than two grams of heroin, two counts of wanton endangerment, and two counts of endangering the welfare of a minor, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Court report: Dec 21, 2015

    Divorces granted

    Deborah L. Divine, Shelbyville vs. Emory J. Allen, Newport.

    Lori B. Schuele, Bagdad vs. Mark Edwards, Bagdad.

    Joel Dominguez, Louisville, vs. Adriana Galindo, Louisville.

  • Barn goes up in flames in Bagdad

    Flames destroyed a barn in Bagdad Friday, causing heavy loss of property but no injuries, fire officials say.

    Bagdad Fire Chief Rusty Newton said that when he and his crews arrived at 423 Harley Thompson Road, just west of Bagdad off Vigo Road, at 12:44 p.m., they discovered the barn in flames.

    “When we arrived on scene, there was flames and smoke coming from the barn,” he said. “We worked until three o’clock to control the fire and we were on scene until four o’clock cleaning up.”

  • Court report: Dec. 14, 2015

    Divorces granted

    Luis Alberto Pantoja-Rodriguez, Shelbyville, vs. Ashley M. Graham, Greenville, SC.

    Tina Y. Jones, Shelbyville, vs. Norivs Smith IV, Shelbyville.

    Patricia A. Hailey, Shelbyville, vs. Tommy G. Edwards, Mesquite, Texas.

  • Court report: Dec. 7, 2015

    Circuit

    Capitol One Bank vs. Cynthia J. Mullins, judgment for the plaintiff in the amount of $4,436.08 plus costs.

    District

  • Police seek peeping tom

    Police are appealing to the public for help in locating a man discovered peering into windows on Greenland Circle Sunday night.

    Kentucky State Police say they responded to a call from a resident at 11:30 p.m. who had confronted the man after spotting him peering into the windows of his home from the back yard. After a struggle with the resident, the man fled in the direction of Brittany Estates, police say.

    KSP Pubic Affairs Officer Bernis Napier said that the resident was not injured in the altercation.

  • Holiday crime low key this season

    So far this year, Shelbyville has not seen a lot of “shopping” by the criminal element of the community, said police.

    “I haven’t noticed a spike other than maybe car break-ins just a little bit,” said Shelby County Sheriff’s detective Maj. Jason Rice.

    “I haven’t seen any home burglaries; thefts have not spiked. They usually do, but this year it seems like we’ve been a little bit more fortunate.”

  • Kuzmanovic gets February hearing date

    Miroslav Kuzmanovic, who was indicted in July for murder and other charges in connection with a fatal accident on I-64, was given a new hearing date in February when he appeared in Shelby Circuit Court Monday.

  • Court report: Nov. 25 and 30, 2015

    Circuit

    Cedar Heights Mobile Home park, LLC, vs. Robert and Bernice Goullon, judgment for the plaintiff in the amount of $4,535.44.

    Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC, vs. Connie Manica, judgment for the plaintiff in the amount of $1,123.26.

  • More arrests made in murder case

    Two more people have been arrested in connection with the murder investigation of an Oldham County woman whose body was found in a shallow grave on Cropper Road Nov. 23.

    Megan Elston, 24, and Bethany Nikki Thomas, 34, have been charged with complicity to first-degree assault.

    Kentucky State Police trooper Josh Lawson said the pair incurred the charges because they were present while Angela Hall, 34, was beaten with a baseball bat.