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Cops & Courts

  • Shelby County Sheriff Reports Oct. 12, 2011

    DUI

    Megan G. Scherff, 26, of 2768 Mulberry Pike in Pleasureville was arrested Sept. 14 on Midland Trail and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense and driving with an obstructed windshield or vision.

    David W. Shouse, 47, of 2181 Waddy Road was arrested Sept. 17 on Waddy Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs under aggravating circumstances, second offense.

  • Woman killed in traffic accident Saturday in Spencer, Shelby woman injured

    A Shelbyville woman was injured and a Taylorsville woman killed Saturday afternoon in a traffic accident in Spencer County, north of Taylorsville.

    Lorna M. Collins, 33, of 1228 Cambridge Drive, Shelbyville, was injured and Shirley P. Belcher, 71, of 763  Normandy Station Road in Spencer County, died as a result of injuries sustained from being ejected from a vehicle.

  • Shelby woman recognized by KSP

    Laura Monroe (center), daughter of Shelbyville residents Carla and the late Hart Winans, received Monday a Commercial Vehicle Support Award from Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer (right) and Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Secretary J. Michael Brown. A 10-year KSP employee, Monroe is an administrative specialist III with the KSP commercial vehicle enforcement division in Frankfort.

  • Court Report Oct. 11, 2011

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Catalino Castillo Contreras, no operator's/moped license and second-offense failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – guilty – 30-day sentence conditionally discharged for two years and $1393 fine and costs.

    Robert Dempsey, operating on suspended/revoked operator's license – guilty – 30-day sentence conditionally discharged for two years and $243 fine and costs.

  • Blackburn escapees are suspects in Finchville burglary

    Police are still searching for two men who escaped from Blackburn Correctional Complex in Fayette County on Oct. 2.

    Shelby County Sheriff Detective Jason Rice said Tuesday that the pair are suspected in a burglary that occurred last Wednesday at a residence on Fisherville Road in Finchville.

    He added that although there’s a strong possibility the pair have left the area, that it’s not a certainty, so he is urging people to remain on the lookout for them.

  • Court report: Oct. 12, 2011

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Catalino Castillo Contreras, no operator's/moped license and second-offense failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – guilty – 30-day sentence conditionally discharged for two years and $1393 fine and costs.

    Robert Dempsey, operating on suspended/revoked operator's license – guilty – 30-day sentence conditionally discharged for two years and $243 fine and costs.

  • Shelby woman gets diversion for embezzling

    A Shelby County woman sentenced in September in Jefferson Circuit Court to 5 years in prison for embezzling more than $70,000 from her employer will not have to serve any time.

    Andrea Nicole Murphy, 31, of 30 Lees Court in Shelbyville pleaded guilty Sept. 9 to fraudulent use of a credit card, theft by deception and misuse of electronic information.

  • Special judge named in Ethington case

    The appointment of a special judge in the case against the owners of Ethington Auto was confirmed Thursday at a hearing in Shelby District Court, in which yet anther date was set for a disposition hearing in the case.

    Special Judge Matthew Eckert, formerly of Jefferson County, will preside over the case because Shelby’s district judges had recused themselves because they know Ethington personally and one of them goes to church with him, Ethington’s attorney said Sam Carl.

  • Shelby Countians should be on lookout for prison escapees

    Shelby County residents should be on the look for two men police are seeking since they escaped Monday from the Blackburn Correctional Complex.

    Jerry Nation and Anthony James Kendrick were located in Taylorsville on Tuesday by Kentucky State Police trooper Eddie Whitworth in a red Buick stolen from Scott County, but they got away from him when he tried to pull them over.

    They drove down a gravel lane on Chatman Lane and bailed out of the vehicle in a field and fled on foot.

  • Court report: Oct. 5, 2011

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    Luis Cortes-Reyes, second-offense DUI, no operator's/moped license and first-offense failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – plead guilty – 11-day sentence, operator's license suspended for 24 months and $1378 fine and costs.