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Courts & Crime

  • Matthews case sent to grand jury

    By KENNY COLSTON

    EDITOR, The Oldham Era

    An Indiana man charged with murdering an Oldham County native will have his case heard before an Oldham County Grand Jury.

    Miles J. Matthews, 27, of Corydon, Ind., is accused of murdering Adam Gregg, a Louisville resident and graduate of Oldham County High School. He also faces a theft charge for allegedly stealing Gregg’s vehicle after his death.

  • Domestic violence focus of St. James’ forum

     

    Domestic violence is not just a family issue, it’s an epidemic that has affected almost everyone. One in three women in the state of Kentucky will be the victim of domestic violence in her lifetime, according to the Kentucky Domestic Violence Association.

    Even in an area considered “safe” by most, Oldham County is not excluded from the high numbers, according to Rev. Dr. Mary Abrams of the St. James’ Episcopal Church in Pewee Valley.

  • OCPD hosts drug take back

    On Sept. 27th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Oldham County Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its ninth opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Oldham County Police Department at 1855 N. Hwy 393, La Grange. The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

  • Public Records Sept. 25

    KSP Arrests

    Sept. 15 -- Robert Amore, 48, Crestwood, registered sex offender school restrictions.

    Sept. 18 -- Brett Goodrich, 50, Frankfort, promoting contraband.

    Sept. 18 -- Donnie Bentley, 39, Shepherdsville, DUI firs offense, no seatbelt, operating on suspended license, possession of open alcoholic container in a motor vehicle.

    Sept. 19 -- Dennis Amber, 36, Bedford, DUI first offense, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure of owner to maintain required insurance.

  • Robbery case could go federal

    A La Grange man arrested for bank robberies in Oldham and Jefferson counties has seen his charges expand to five Kentucky counties.

    William Gary Grubbs, Jr., 36, is facing various charges in Oldham, Jefferson, Boone, Carroll and Fayette counties in Kentucky, he told Circuit Court Judge Karen Conrad at his initial arraignment in Oldham County last week.

  • Judges, clerks excited for new e-filing system

    Neighboring counties Oldham, Henry and Trimble will help test out a new electronic filing system for the state’s court system, area judges announced last week.

    The three counties make up the 12th Circuit in Kentucky, which is only the third circuit in the state to launch e-filing for civic cases, District Judge Jerry Crosby said.

    The new program will allow court clerks to enter motions, filings and other legal documents electronically, allowing for the start of a transition away from expensive paper costs, he said.

  • Fiscal Court selects construction firms for new regional jail

    After months of waiting for a monetary dispute with the state to be resolved, the Oldham County Fiscal Court is once again taking steps to build a new regional jail facility.

    The dispute over whether the state will pay for engineer services for the new Oldham County Regional Detention Center is still unresolved, but that didn’t stop magistrates from approving an architect and construction manager for the project.

  • Police, EMS honored for 9/11

    Photo by KENNY COLSTON/THE OLDHAM ERA

    Every year since that tragic day in 2001, employees at Cash Express stores across Kentucky and Tennessee and throughout the nation have visited first responders in early September to make a simple yet thoughtful gesture – they have delivered cakes to police and fire stations to show their gratitude for those who served.

  • Public Records Sept. 18

    Grand Jury Indictments

    Sept. 2014

    Dallas J. Dennison – one count of robbery in the first degree.

    Kadiesha A. Streble – one count of complicity to robbery in the first degree.

    David Anthony Moreland – one count of fleeing or evading police in the first degree, one count of wanton endangerment in the first degree, one count of speeding.

    Jeffrey Allen Roberts – one count of flagrant non-support, one count persistent felony offender in the second degree.

  • Matthews returns to face murder charge

    An Indiana man accused of killing a graduate of Oldham County High School several months ago has been extradited back to Kentucky to face charges of murder and theft by unlawful taking, auto.

    Miles J. Matthews, 27, of Corydon, Ind., is accused of murdering Adam N. Gregg, 34, of Louisville, on July 17. Matthews was in Oldham County District Court on Monday, pleading not guilty to the charges in his initial arraignment.