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Cops & Courts

  • BBB warns of sweepstakes scam

    Officials at the Better Business Bureau say they want the public to know that a phone scam circulating about a sweepstakes operated by the BBB is not legitimate.

    Reanna Smith-Hamblin, vice president of communications for the BBB of Louisville said her office has been receiving numerous calls from the public to find out more information about BBB sweepstakes they have been informed they have won.

    “The BBB wants to assure consumers that this is a scam so they can protect themselves from potential fraud,” she said.

  • Court report: Sept. 14, 2015

    District court

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

    Hunter M. Hall, second-degree disorderly conduct – guilty – $379 fine and costs.

    Larry T. Drury, drug paraphernalia – buy/possess – guilty – $664 fine and costs.

  • Court report: Sept. 8, 2015

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Devin W. Davis, license to be in possession and first-offense failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – guilty – insurance monitoring for 12 months  and $663 fine and costs, $400 conditionally discharged.

  • Shelbyville man airlifted after head-on crash

    The Shelby County Fire Department had to cut the driver out of a car after a head-on collision Monday on Buck Creek Road. He was then airlifted to the University of Louisville Hospital, where he was listed in fair condition as of Tuesday.

    Shelby County Fire Chief Bobby Cowherd said that when he and his crews arrived at 7002 Buck Creek Road at 5:09 p.m., they discovered that a 2005 Dodge truck and a Chevy Impala had crashed head-on, trapping the driver of the Impala, Murphy, 43, of Shelbyville, inside.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments

    Jessica R. Hardaway, 24, of 456 Oakview Drive was indicted for theft by unlawful taking $500 or more, third-degree burglary, second-degree possession of a controlled substance (suboxone) and public intoxication.

    Justin Renfro, 34, of 2000 Elder Park Road in La Grange was indicted for third-degree burglary, operating a motor vehicle on a suspended or revoked operator's license and theft by unlawful taking under $500.

  • Court report: Aug. 31, 2015

    District court

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

    Joshua P. Haggard, first-offense failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance – guilty – $643 fine and costs.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports

    DUI

    Scotty Lee Cooley, 33, of 212 Fletcher Way, was arrested July 26 at Robin Road and Midland Trail and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, first offense, and having an open alcoholic beverage container in the vehicle.

    Cynthia J. Harris, 62, of 140 72nd St. in Niagra Falls, N.Y., was arrested July 23 at Cherry Lane and Peachtree Drive and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, first offense.

  • Fire destroys house on Eminence Pike

    No one was injured in a fire that destroyed a vacant home on Eminence Pike Saturday night but fire officials are labeling the blaze as suspicious.

    At 9:22 p.m., the Shelby County Fire Department was dispatched to a report of a fully involved structure fire at 198 Eminence Pike.

    Upon arrival, Major Andy White, reported it was a working structure fire.

    No one was living at the house at the time of the blaze, as the occupants had just been evicted; the home is owned by Larry Sams.

  • Court report: Aug. 17, 2015

    District court

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

    Zavian Dre Banta, drug paraphernalia – buy/possess – guilty – $514 fine and costs.

    Faith L. Mack, theft by deception – guilty – $194 costs.

  • Shelbyville state trooper reassigned as punitive measure

    A Kentucky state trooper who lives in Shelby County has been taken off patrol and reassigned to an administrative job after an internal affairs investigation.

    Kentucky State Police spokesperson Michael Webb said that the punitive measures were taken against trooper Mitch Harris for not covering patrols.

    Webb said the activity in question took place last year.

    “The allegations were brought to the agency’s attention by WAVE 3 in August 2014,” said Webb.