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Cops & Courts

  • Fire strikes again at family familiar with its pain

    WADDY – A family watched helplessly Tuesday morning as firefighters worked to extinguish a fire that heavily damaged their home.

    Tim and Stacy Warford stood nearby with their two children as crews from the Waddy and East 60 fire departments knocked down a blaze that started about 7:30 that morning.

    Although a pet perished in the blaze, no one was injured, a blessing for a family that lost a young niece in a fire last year, when 6-year-old Elizabeth Brown died at her home just after Christmas.

  • Court report: May 27, 2011

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    William March, receiving stolen property – diversion completed – dismissed.

    Jamison D. Gann, speeding 21 mph over limit and first-offense failure of non-owner to maintain required insurance – guilty – $710 fine and costs.

    Ashly Juiasin, first-offense DUI – guilty – operator’s license suspended for 30 days and $728 fine and costs.

  • EARLIER: 62 charges added for Ethington owners

    Kentucky State Police have added 62 new charges in their ongoing investigation into illegal business practices at Ethington Motors, bringing to 169 the total filed in an investigation that they say may bring more.

    In Shelbyville District Court on Thursday afternoon, KSP Trooper Hunter Martin, who is in charge of the investigation into the dealership, added those charges to the existing 107 filed last month against owners Donnie Ethington, 70, of Shelbyville and William T. Ledford, 84, of Somerset.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments: May 27, 2011

    Enrique Olvera-Landaverde of 738 Southville Pike in Shelbyville was indicted for trafficking in marijuana.

    Jerry W. Willard of unknown address and Sammy F. Mobley of 155 Baker Drive in Shelbyville were indicted for theft by unlawful taking (auto) complicity, theft by unlawful taking (farm equipment) complicity and theft by unlawful taking over $500 complicity.

    Henry Telles of 76 Spruce Drive in Shelbyville was indicted for first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy and first-degree sexual abuse.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports May 27, 2011

    Jose Roameli, 18, of 504 Midland Blvd. was arrested May 20 at 310 Midland Blvd. and charged with no operator’s license, no insurance and failure to register a motor vehicle.

    Ramon Hernandez Becerra, 37, of an unknown address in Shelbyville, was arrested May 18 at 8th and Main streets and charged with alcohol intoxication.

  • Court report: May 25, 2011

  • EARLIER: Income infusion: Shelby to house Anderson inmates

    LAWRENCEBURG – Franklin County’s loss will be Shelby County’s gain.

    Starting in July, Anderson County’s inmates will be jailed in Shelby County, pending approval of the Anderson County Fiscal Court and a contract with the Shelby County Detention Center.

    Anderson County Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway confirmed the switch, which comes on the heels of comments earlier this year about the treatment Anderson’s jailer and police agencies have received from Franklin County Jailer Billy Roberts.

  • Shelby man jailed for beating woman

    A Shelbyville man is behind bars charged with viciously beating a woman during a break-in.

    Darrell A. Walker, 48, of 83 Apple Tree Way in Shelbyville, is charged with first-degree burglary and second-degree assault in connection with an incident that happened early Sunday morning.

    Shelbyville Police say that about 6 o’clock Walker forced his way into an apartment on Berea Street and awakened the resident, Shanacey Dixon, and her companion, Quincey Griffon of Lexington.

  • Shelby man arrested for having drugs, birds

    State police officers, acting on a tip, raided a home in Shelbyville recently where they seized drugs, money and weapons, but some dead birds they found may wind up causing even more problems for the resident.

    Gregory Wood, 43, of 523 Creekside Drive in Shelbyville was arrested May 11 by Kentucky State Police, who charged him with trafficking in marijuana.

    And when troopers found six dead quail at his residence, they called in agents from Fish and Wildlife, who charged him with killing the birds out of season, which can have even more serious implications.

  • Oops

    When this car ran over the retaining wall at Middleton Station Friday afternoon, it drew a big reaction from citizens, who stopped to snap pictures of the odd spectacle. Shelbyville Police Officer Suzanna Marcum said the driver accidentally hit the gas instead of the brake, sending the car plunging over the wall.