Cops & Courts

  • Court report: July 11, 2016

    District court

    The following cases were heard by J.R. RoBards

    Civil final

  • Court report: July 7, 2016

    District court

    Civil final

    The following cases were heard by Judge J.R. RoBards

    Winterwood Inc. vs. Faith Dearinger and Daniel Clark, judgment for the Plaintiff in forcible entry and detainer.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments

    Michael Vincent Belskis, 43, of 1002 S. Brook St. in Louisville was indicted for theft by deception under $10,000.

    Thomas G. Oday, 51, Thomas G. Oday Jr., 19, Patricia L. Oday, 21, and Theresa C. Oday, 21, all of 1629 Fisherville Road in Finchville, were indicted for theft by unlawful taking, $500 or more but less than $10,000, complicity and theft by unlawful taking.

  • Court report: June 27, 2016

    District court

    The following cases were heard by judge J.R. RoBards

    Civil final

    Citizens Union Bank, vs. Michael Heady, judgment for the Plaintiff in the amount of $1,090.08 with interest.

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports


    Makayla B. Quintero, 21, of 103 Lanter Ave. was arrested March 10 on Frankfort Road and charged with careless driving, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, improper equipment and failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance, first offense, possession of drug paraphernalia and first-degree promoting contraband.

    Ruben J. Warr, 24, of 11618 Summit Crest Apartments, No. 202, in Louisville was arrested March 23 on I-64 and charged with operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license and speeding.

  • Man charged in jail fight gets 2 years for assault

    A former Shelby County Detention Center inmate was given a 2-year sentence in Shelby Circuit Court Monday for second-degree assault in connection with a physical altercation with another inmate.

    Ciereon Thompson, 21, had originally been charged with first-degree assault when the fight occurred in March 2014, a Class B felony, which carries a penalty of 10 to 20 years in prison.

  • Two homes sustain heavy fire damage

    No one was injured in two separate structure fires that heavily damaged rental homes located on Hazel Lawn and in the Country Manor subdivision off La Grange Road Sunday.

    Shelby County Fire Chief Bobby Cowherd said that the Red Cross has been working with the tenant on Hazel Lawn, who had been displaced by the blaze; no one was living at the other location.

  • Jeep crashes into Landmark mailbox

    The driver of this Jeep LIberty was transported to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville with unknown injuries after ramming a brick mailbox in front of Landmark Community Newspapers shortly before 6 p.m. Thursday. The woman, an employee of Kentucky Car Wash across the street from Landmark had been driving the vehicle out of a bay when the accelerator stuck and the jeep shot forward, out of the lot, across the street and into the Landmark lot.

  • Court report: June 13, 2016

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton

    Civil final

    822 Main Property Management, vs. Amy Chesser, judgment for the Plaintiff in forcible entry and detainer.

  • No injures in fire at asphalt plant

    No one was injured at an early morning fire at an asphalt plant on Brooks Industrial Drive Monday.

    Shelbyville Fire Chief Kevin Baker said the fire started in an asphalt tank at 1 a.m. at Shelbyville Asphalt at 1600 Brooks Industrial Drive.

    He added that his crews were able to extinguish the blaze with no injuries to the tank or the building.

    The tank was located inside the asphalt plant. Baker said no cause has yet been determined as to the origin of the blaze.