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Cops & Courts

  • Wills bids for release on bond

    Jody Wills, the Shelby County woman serving a 10-year sentence for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from her employer, will try again next week to earn her release.

    Wills went to prison in December, when Shelby Circuit Judge Charles Hickman revoked her probation for failure to honor her restitution schedule.

  • Court report: Feb. 20, 2012

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    Michael Barnett, alcohol intoxication in public place – plead guilty – 4-day sentence.

    Alice G. Moore, speeding 20 mph over limit, first-offense failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – plead guilty – 40-day sentence and $678 fine and costs.

  • Spencer, Anderson matching Shelby’s synthetic drug effort

    TAYLORSVILLE – The Spencer County Fiscal Court – much like its counterpart in Shelby County – is scheduled to hear the second reading of an ordinance that would ban the possession and sale of synthetic marijuana countywide.

    The ordinance passed unanimously on first reading last week.

    Shelby County Fiscal Court passed first reading of a nearly identical ordinance on Feb. 21. Casey County also has taken that step. Neither is a coincidence.

  • Bagdad woman charged in thefts

    Kentucky State Police Detectives have charged a Bagdad woman with embezzling more than $115,000 from her employer.

    A Shelby County Grand Jury indicted Linda C. Poole, 57, of 7345 Elmburg  Road in a total of 20 counts related to thefts from Amen East, an auto salvage business in Bagdad.

    The indictments were for 2 counts of theft by unlawful taking under $10,000; 11 counts of theft by unlawful taking over $10,000 and 7 counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments Feb. 29, 2012

    Stacy M. Brown, 32, of 266 Benson Pike was indicted on two counts of making false statements or representations to received public assistance benefits.

    Brandon L. Shuck, 26, of 308 Woodhill Drive in Frankfort was indicted for first-degree burglary, being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun, second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, theft by unlawful taking (firearm) and theft by unlawful taking under $500.

    George Burgin Jr., 47, of 802 Main St. was indicted for second-degree burglary and theft by unlawful taking under $500.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Feb. 29, 2012

    DUI

    Mark S. Squires, 28, of 2207 Weber Avenue in Louisville was arrested Feb. 26 at 1100 Main St. and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense, disregarding a traffic control device, careless driving, second-degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense (drug unspecified), third-degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense, prescription controlled substance not in its original container, illegal possession of a legend drug and first-degree promoting contraband.

     

  • Hurt leaves Shelbyville PD for Simpsonville

    The Shelbyville Police Department’s loss is Simpsonville’s gain.

    Tim Hurt was sworn in Monday as the newest police officer in Simpsonville, moving there after a 3-plus-year stint with the Shelbyville Police Department.

    Hurt, 47, a resident of Lawrenceburg, took Kentucky’s ancient oath – including swearing that he never had fought a duel – from Simpsonville Mayor Steve Eden, as his wife, Karen Hurt, and friend Stewart Shirley watched. He immediately went to work in required CPR and AED refresher classes.

  • ‘Puppy mill’ case will go to trial

    EMINENCE: The Henry County woman charged with more than 200 counts of animal cruelty will take her case to trial.

    On Monday Terri L. Smith of Campbellsburg, through her attorney, asked for a jury trial in her case, which consists of 218 counts of first degree animal cruelty, a Class A misdemeanor.

    Henry County Attorney Virginia Harrod said Smith’s attorney, George Carter, arrived for Monday’s hearing and immediately requested a jury trial.

  • O’Brien sues Pearce over lease

    O’Brien of Shelbyville, Inc., which owns the county’s Ford dealership, is suing its landlord over an option to purchase the land on Mount Eden Road where the dealership is located.

    O’Brien filed the lawsuit Feb. 3 in Shelby Circuit Court, alleging that the property owner, Robert Pearce of Shelbyville, had breached an agreement to sell the property.

  • Woman left by the side of the road has gone home to Arizona

    After three and a half months at the University of Louisville Hospital, much of that time spent in a coma in the intensive care unit, Denisse Escareno finally was going home.

    She lay in her hospital bed Thursday morning, tubes in her throat and stomach and IV lines in her arm. Her eyes were vacant, and she didn’t move. She had a large, discolored indentation – at least an inch wide and an inch deep – on the right side of her forehead.