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Cops & Courts

  • Louisville man indicted for manslaughter

    A Louisville man has been indicted in connection with a 2016 fatal accident on Taylorsville Road in Shelby County.

    On Sept. 2, David E. Moore Jr., 33, struck a vehicle driven by Julie Hedden Mundt, 57, also of Louisville, resulting in her death at the scene.

    The accident happened shortly after 4 p.m. in the 6000 block of Taylorsville Road, when Moore, who was traveling north on Taylorsville Road in a 1997 Mercedes, crossed the center line and struck Mundt's 2013 Toyota.

  • Simpsonville Police seeks ID in theft

    The Simpsonville Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying and locating someone wanted in connection with a theft from the SAKS off 5th store at the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass.

    On March 18 between 7:30-7:45 p.m., several hundred dollars worth of merchandise was stolen from the shop. Police say a small compact car, possibly grey or white, is involved in the theft.

  • Showcasing Shelby County

    Mark your calendars for March 25 – that’s when the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce will present its 15th annual Community Showcase.

    The event will be held this year at Collins High School at its usual timeframe, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    The event features local businesses that put up booths each year, full of literature and other information on their products and services.

  • Shelby has four nonrelated fires in one night

    There must have been something in the water Tuesday night, with four fires – three of them structure fires – from one end of Shelby County to the other, a night that ended with one firefighter breaking his leg.

    The blazes were all non-related, although one family did get displaced, fire officials said, and Milton Peyton, a firefighter with the East 60 Fire Department, broke his leg while working to extinguish a fire on Benson Pike.

  • King gets new court date

    Jenny King of Shelby County, a former longtime finance officer for Shelby County Fiscal Court, charged with embezzling more than $23,000, has received a new court date.

    At a disposition hearing Monday, King received a date of April 3 for a disposition hearing.

    King was charged with stealing the money from the county’s general fund over an 18-month period from April 2013 to December 2014

  • Police make large drug bust at Waddy traffic stop

    Three southeastern Kentucky men were arrested on drug charges after an early morning traffick stop on I-64 at Exit 43 in Waddy Sunday yielded a large amount of crystal meth in vehicle, said Kentucky State Police Spokesperson Bernie Napier.

    He added that police seized 5.3 ounces of suspected crystal meth along with a large amount of cash.

    Keith A. Davis, 46 and Dustin E. Watson, 32, both of Whitley City and Jimmie D. Watson, 36, of Revelo are all charged with trafficking in meth and related charges.

    All are lodged in the Franklin Detention Center.

  • Kuzmanovic granted shock probation

    A man who applied for shock probation after being incarcerated for nearly two years in connection with the death of a Louisville woman on Interstate 64 in May 2015, has had his request granted.

    Miroslav Kuzmanovic, 25, pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter on June 6, 2016, in the death of Doris Wise, 71, who was killed when Kuzmanovic, who was driving a tractor-trailer, struck her 2006 Chevy in the rear.

  • Shock probation in works for Kuzmanovic

    A man who has been incarcerated for nearly two years in connection with the death of a Louisville woman on I-64 in May 2015 has applied for shock probation.

    Miroslav Kuzmanovic, 25, pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter on June 6, 2016, in the death of Doris Wise, 71, who was killed when Kuzmanovic, who was driving a tractor-trailer, struck her 2006 Chevy in the rear.

    Neither he nor his attorneys, Andrew Gailor and Rob Eggert of Louisville, appeared in court for the request.

  • Vacant house burns on Bradshaw

    No one was injured in combating a blaze that destroyed an unoccupied house on Bradshaw Street in Shelbyville Monday night.

    The fire broke out shortly after 9 p.m. at 320 Bradshaw St., according to officials with Shelbyville Fire Department.

    Shelbyville Fire Chief Kevin Baker said the fire was in an advanced stage when his crews arrived on the scene.

    “The house was abandoned and was heavily involved prior to us being called,” he said.

  • Traffic accident injures firefighter responding to call

    A member of the Bagdad Fire Department was injured in a traffic accident Saturday night while on an emergency run, said fire department officials.

    “He was responding to an emergency medical call to assist EMS in the 6000 block of Vigo Road,” said Bagdad Fire Chief Rusty Newton, adding that it was against department policy to release the name of the firefighter.

    “He was very fortunate,” he said. “He received some stitches, he’s got several bruises and scrapes, but outside of being sore, he’s doing good.”