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Cops & Courts

  • EARLIER: Animal raid in Henry shows legal issues

    EMINENCE – After a 6-month investigation of an alleged puppy mill operated by Terri and Kenneth Smith at 25 Allison Lane in rural Campbellsburg, the couple face 218 counts each of second-degree animal cruelty.
    Second-degree animal cruelty is a Class A misdemeanor, which carries a maximum sentence of 12 months in prison and $500 fine.

  • EARLIER: Embezzler Craig goes to jail, and Wills may follow her there

    Two of the biggest convicted embezzlers in the history of Shelby County were scheduled to go to court on Monday – one of them left for prison and the other appears headed there, too.

    Kelly Craig, who had pleaded guilty on five counts of stealing more than $10,000, left the new Shelby County Circuit Court Room in handcuffs after the 10-year prison sentence to which she had agreed was handed down stoically by Judge Charles Hickman.

  • William Kiser declared competent to stand trial

    A former Shelbyville business owner charged with stealing money from his own employee’s retirement fund has been found mentally competent to stand trial.

  • Jesse Andrew Loving; Felon Loving is on the lam

    A Shelbyville man whose rap (record of arrest) sheet has includedthe attempted murder of a deputy and armed robbery is on the lam.

    Jesse Andrew Loving, 21, of 7609 Hempridge Road was to be sentenced Monday on charges in connection with the robbery last year of Papa John’s Pizza in Shelbyville.

    “He was supposed to be sentenced today, but he has escaped,” Shelby County Commonwealth Attorney Laura Donnell said Monday.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Dec. 21, 2011

    Drugs

    Charles E. Hoelsman, 28, of 57 Indian Springs Trace was arrested Dec. 6 at 20 Fairway Crossing and charged with possession of marijuana, second-degree possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified), probation violation and public intoxication.

     

    DUI

  • UPDATED: Henry couple to face 218 counts each in animal abuse

    EMINENCE – U.S. Marshals have arrested a woman suspected of operating a large puppy mill in rural Campbellsburg.

  • EARLIER: Elusive Henry couple facing hundreds of animal-cruelty charges

    EMINENCE – Warrants have been issued for Terri and Ken Smith of Campbellsburg on 218 counts of animal cruelty each, said Dan Flinkfelt, animal control officer for Henry and Trimble counties.

    The couple’s whereabouts have been unknown since Monday evening, when Flinkfelt and local law enforcement officials raided their alleged puppy mill at 25 Allyson Lane in rural Campbellsburg.

    It is believed that the Smiths were selling some of the animals at the Shelby County Flea Market in Simpsonville.

  • Woman files suit against Masonic Home for negligence against mother

    A Shelbyville woman, Darlene Eberle, filed suit No. 30 against Masonic Home Shelbyville, claiming that her mother, Helen McCarthy, was injured while a resident at the home.
    The suit filed in Shelby Circuit Court claims that McCarthy fell on Dec. 16, 2010, receiving a laceration to her forehead, and also on Jan. 10, 2011, when she fractured her hip and left wrist.

  • Police hold coat drive

    The Shelbyville Police Department teamed up recently with Sam Meyers Cleaners in Shelbyville to help needy families have warm coats to wear this winter.

    Shelbyville Police Chief Robert Schutte said the event was a project undertaken by the department’s advisory board, which collects more than 50 coats plus numerous sweaters and blankets for the needy.

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports Dec. 14, 2011

    DUI

    Donna M. Thompson, 42, of 1971 Fox Run Road was arrested Nov. 13 at that address and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense.

    Kevin T. Richardson, 18, of 9004 Thoroughbred Ct. in Louisville was arrested Nov. 14 on I-64 at mile marker 37 and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs under 21 years of age.