Cops & Courts

  • Court report: May 4, 2011

  • Court report: April 29, 2011

    Circuit court

    Criminal final

    Matthew Ernspiker, 2142 Veechdale Road, complicity to theft by unlawful taking, auto $10,000 or more, third-degree complicity to burglary, complicity to theft by unlawful taking from auto, and complicity to theft by unlawful taking - plead guilty - 5-year sentence consecutive to previous sentence.

  • Court report: April 27, 2011

  • Shelbyville Police Reports, April 27, 2011


    Scott Adrian Dale, 30, of 11515 Willow Stream Court in Louisville was arrested April 9 at Mack Walters at Bridlewood and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, second offense, under aggravating circumstances.

    William A. Goodwin, 23, of 12107 Cropper Road in Pleasureville was arrested April 10 on KY 1790 and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, first offense.



  • EARLIER: Accused murder Gary Bancroft indicted as persistent felony offender

    LAWRENCEBURG ­– The man suspected of slicing his girlfriend’s throat and stuffing her body into a trash bag last fall was indicted Wednesday as a persistent felony offender, according to documents on file in Anderson Circuit Court.

    Gary Bancroft is charged with first-degree murder and tampering with evidence in the death of Frances Renee Mobley, who was found dead at Bancroft’s residence last September.

  • Former Spencer County Judge-Exec gets home incarceration for DUI

    Former Spencer County Judge Executive David Jenkins was ordered to undergo 10 days of home incarceration after being found guilty of DUI after a jury trial in Shelby County District Court Thursday.

    Jenkins’s trial was ordered moved from Spencer County in November by Special Judge Jerry Crosby II, who moved the case to Shelby County because he didn’t think it could be argued fairly in Spencer.

  • Vance Simmons retires

    Employees of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office held a retirement bash for Vance Simmons (center) on Tuesday. Simmons, who has been a deputy there for 15 years, will retire April 30.

  • Fire damages home on Eminence Pike Family escapes blaze unhurt

    A family escaped harm after their home on Eminence Pike was severely damaged by fire early Wednesday morning.

    At 4:01 a.m., the Shelby County Fire Department responded to the home of Bill and Nydia Bors, 5750 Eminence Pike.

    Assistant Chief Jeff Ivers said that upon arrival the fire was raging in a second story bedroom, but the family had made it safely out of the house.

    No one was hurt during the incident and fire crews managed to contain the fire to one bedroom, although the home sustained smoke and water damage, he said.

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports April 20


    Jonathan A. Wardell, 18, of 592 Martin Place Road in Apopka, Fla., was arrested March 19 on Taylorsville Road and charged with shoplifting.

    Stephanie A. Collins, 27, of 740 Figgs Store Road was arrested March 11 on Taylorsville Road and charged with shoplifting.



    Jesus Emilio Vigil Gomez, 23, of 5301 Frankington Road in Pleasureville was arrested March 17 on Eminence Pike and charged with no operator’s license and speeding.



  • Residents cautioned against outdoor fires

    Fire department personnel are reminding residents to remember that spring outdoor burning restrictions are in force until April 30.

    The State Division of Forestry prohibits burning within 150 feet of a woodland or brush land between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. during peak fire seasons in the spring and fall.