Cops & Courts

  • Kuzmanovic gets February hearing date

    Miroslav Kuzmanovic, who was indicted in July for murder and other charges in connection with a fatal accident on I-64, was given a new hearing date in February when he appeared in Shelby Circuit Court Monday.

  • Court report: Nov. 25 and 30, 2015


    Cedar Heights Mobile Home park, LLC, vs. Robert and Bernice Goullon, judgment for the plaintiff in the amount of $4,535.44.

    Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC, vs. Connie Manica, judgment for the plaintiff in the amount of $1,123.26.

  • More arrests made in murder case

    Two more people have been arrested in connection with the murder investigation of an Oldham County woman whose body was found in a shallow grave on Cropper Road Nov. 23.

    Megan Elston, 24, and Bethany Nikki Thomas, 34, have been charged with complicity to first-degree assault.

    Kentucky State Police trooper Josh Lawson said the pair incurred the charges because they were present while Angela Hall, 34, was beaten with a baseball bat.

  • Court report: Nov. 23, 2015

    District Court

    Brittany Owens, failure to wear seat belt, no driver's license in possession – guilty – $188 in fines and court costs.

    Gregory Brown II, failure to wear seat belt, expired registration plates – guilty – $188 in fines and court costs.

  • Residents evacuated after fire at Masonic Home

    Residents were evacuated for a short time Sunday night after a heating unit caught fire at the Shelbyville Masonic Home.

    Shelby County Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Ivers said the unit was located in the south wing of the building, and that about 30 residents had to be evacuated when the unit caught fire just before 11 p.m.

    There were no injuries in the incident.

    The residents were able to return back to their original rooms.

  • House damaged in blaze at Cropper

    A residence in Cropper sustained damage after a fire broke out at 1 a.m. in the morning fire officials said.

    Bagdad Fire Chief Rusty Newton said they were called to the residence of Christopher Durin of Cropper at about 1 p.m. Monday morning.

    “When we got on scene, we found the attic on fire,” he said. “It was tough getting to it.”

    Newton said that Durin told him that the lights flickered, then the power went off, and right after that, Durin, who was home with his son, smelled smoke coming upstairs and called 911.

  • Court report: Nov. 18, 2015

    District court

    Divorces granted

    Woodrow Howard, Simpsonville vs. Brandy Howard, Simpsonville.

    Lisa Marie Deaton, Shelbyville vs. Rodrigo Alfaro Gonzalez, Versailles.

  • Court report: Nov. 10 and 16, 2015

    District Court

    Arturo Garcia-Gaspar, operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/ drugs, no operator's license, failure of owner to maintain required insurance – guilty – 120 day license suspension, 5 day sentence, $1,228 in fines and court costs.

    Alicia Kraft, disorderly conduct (2nd degree) –guilty – 5-day sentence, $164 fine.

  • Jury trial set for 2016 for Anglin

    A date has been set for a jury trial for a former Shelby County High School payroll manager charged with embezzling more than a half million dollars.

    Benita Anglin, a former payroll manager for Shelby County Public Schools who was arrested in August 2014, two days after she was indicted for embezzling hundreds of thousands from the school district, has a trial scheduled for March 14, 2016.

  • Break-in at Simpsonville PD, $30K stolen

    Simpsonville Police Chief Chip Minnis has expressed outrage over a break-in at the Simpsonville Police Department headquarters early Friday morning.

    "Whoever did this, they have crossed the line," he said. "We will be seeking the maximum penalty when they are apprehended."

    Reportedly missing is about $30,000 in cash, narcotics and guns.

    KSP has started an investigation, but police officials are saying it’s too early to know exactly what is missing. A complete audit of the office’s evidence locker is underway.