A lake area contractor facing several charges in multiple different cases is expected to enter a plea deal early next month. Kevin Terry Short will be back in court for a plea hearing December 11th. That hearing will cover at least four of the cases currently pending, which include charges of forgery, harassment, tampering with a victim in a felony prosecution, and stealing a motor vehicle. According to online records, there will still be at least one more case still pending after that hearing. That case involves passing a bad check. There’s currently a pre-trial conference scheduled in that case for January 21st.