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Cops & Courts

  • Prison officer charged with sexual abuse of inmates

    The Kentucky State Police have arrested a correctional officer with the Kentucky Correctional Institution for Women in Peewee Valley on sexual abuse charges.

    Kentucky State Police Detective Kevin Calhoon said James B. Johnson, 52, of Frankfort was arrested Friday after being questioned in Frankfort.

    Calhoon said that the investigation by KSP Post 12 detectives revealed that Johnson, a sergeant who has worked at the prison for nine years, was supplying controlled substances to female inmates and sexually abusing them.

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports July 27, 2011

    DUI

    Richard L. Contreras, 48, of 109 Nora Ave. was arrested April 19 on Taylorsville Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs under aggravating circumstances, third offense resisting arrest, reckless driving, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a vehicle, and driving on a DUI suspended license under aggravating circumstance, first offense.

  • Home destroyed at racing stables

    Firefighters are not sure what caused a 3-alarm blaze at 2951 Todds Point Road early Monday morning that demolished a residence, Simpsonville Fire Chief Ronnie Sowder said.

    The property, located just north of Simpsonville, is listed on the Shelby County PVA's Web site as belonging to Robert and Carrie Landry and is home to Andover Racing Stables, which, according to a company profile, was established in 1988.

    The fire broke out at approximately 3:30 a.m., and Sowder said no one was home. There were no injuries.

  • Victims of head-on collision are recovering

    Two adults and two children involved in a serious, 2-vehicle accident Monday on Figg’s Store Road are expected to recover, police say.

    Heaven Noblin, 19, is in stable condition at the University of Louisville Hospital, where she was airlifted after the head-on crash.

    Roderick Daily, 37, and two children, ages 6 and 8, were taken to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville with minor injures.

    All are Shelby County residents, Shelby County Sheriff’s Detective Eric Hettinger said.

  • House burns down on Todds Point Road

    Firefighters are not sure what caused a 3-alarm blaze at 2951 Todds Point Road early Monday morning that demolished a residence, Simpsonville Fire Chief Ronnie Sowder said.

    The property, located just north of Simpsonville, is listed on the Shelby County PVA's Web site as belonging to Robert and Carrie Landry and is home to Andover Racing Stables, which, according to a company profile, was established in 1988.

    The fire broke out at approximately 3:30 a.m., and Sowder said no one was home. There were no injuries.

  • Crime Stoppers seeks info on stolen jewelry

    Crime Stoppers is asking the public for information about a theft of jewelry that occurred between July 1 and July 12 in the 300th block of Coors Drive.

    At that time, two rings worth more than $500 were taken from the victim’s bedroom. One was gold with 10 diamonds, and an opal stone, while the other was gold with a diamond waterfall design.

    It is believed that a visitor to the victim’s home took the rings, as there was no indication of a burglary.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports July 22, 2011

    Theft

    Michael E. Barnett, of unknown age and address, was arrested July 17 at 20 Village Plaza and charged with theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting). He was also served with a Shelby County bench warrant of unstated charges.

    Gutherie L. Ford, 65, of 800 N. Main St. No. 3 was arrested July 16 on Midland Trail and charged with public intoxication in a public place, first and second offense in 12 months, second-degree disorderly conduct, theft by unlawful taking and resisting arrest.

  • Sheriff’s office receives good audit

    The sheriff’s office has all its ducks in a row, at least as far as its finances are concerned, according to a state report.

    State Auditor Crit Luallen’s office reported that the annual audit of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office revealed no instances of noncompliance, and no matters of material weaknesses.

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports July 22, 2011

    DUI

    Lloxo Ramos-Perez, 34, of 93 Mount Eden Road No. 1 was arrested April 27 on Mount Eden Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, first offense, no operator’s license, reckless driving, giving a false name or address to a police officer, no other state registration receipt and failure to appear in court.

     

    Traffic

    Noe Lopez Ramirez, 28, of 5211 Eminence Pike was arrested May 1 on Ellis road and charged with no operator’s license.

  • EARLIER: Special prosecutor appointed for Ethington case

    The state attorney general has appointed a special prosecutor in the case against the owners of Ethington Auto in Shelbyville.

    Henry County Attorney Jenny Harrod will now prosecute the case for the Kentucky State Police.

    Donnie Ethington, 70, of Shelbyville and William Ledford, 84, of Somerset, face 169 counts – two of them felonies – for failure to process paperwork properly in the sales of autos.

    The pair had a court appearance in Shelby County District Court Thursday for the purpose of assigning Harrod to the case.