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Courts & Crime

  • Public records

    La Grange Police Arrests

    Joseph Kozdemba, 56, was arrested for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, 1st offense, possession of open alcoholic beverage container in motor vehicle prohibited, carrying a concealed weapon.

    Caressa K. Weathers, 27, was arrested for alcohol intoxication in a public place, 1st and 2nd offenses.

  • Lashley found guilty

    Two men, including a former county road superintendent and his father, went in front of a judge to plead guilty to several charges and were sentenced this week.

    Lance Eric Lashley, the former superintendent, was indicted in December on one count of abuse of public trust (less than $10,000) and theft by unlawful taking, more that $500 but less than $10,000. Both were felony charges.

  • Public Records: March 19, 2015

    La Grange Police Arrests

    Mar. 13 -- Chelsy R. Hardy, 21, La Grange, was arrested for possession of marijuana, possession drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, endangering welfare of minor.

    Mar. 13 -- Nicholas M. Forrester, 26, La Grange was arrested for possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, endangering welfare of minor, possession of a controlled substance.

  • Boyers takes plea on rape charges

    A Pewee Valley woman has pleaded guilty to multiple counts of rape and sexual abuse stemming from a relationship with an underage male.

    Jessica Boyers pleaded guilty to more than 35 charges of either second-degree rape or first-degree sexual abuse during a hearing last Thursday.

    According to police and court records, Louisville Metro Police found Boyers on April 11, 2013 with an underage male in her vehicle. The male told police the two had sexual contact.

  • Public Records: March 11, 2015

    La Grange Police Arrests

    Mar. 6 -- Erick J. Hibbard, 33, La Grange, was arrested for possession of controlled substance, first degree.

    Mar. 7 -- Klay M. Hetrick, 25, La Grange, was arrested for assault, fourth degree (minor injury).

    Mar 7 -- David A. Mefford, 29, Campbellsburg, was arrested for no registration plates, operating on suspended or revoked operator’s license.

    Mar. 9 -- Jarrell L. Rice, 21, Louisville, was cited for possession of marijuana, possession of open alcoholic beverage contained in motor vehicle, prohibited.

  • Former minister to stand trial on child sex charges

     

    A former music minister is set to stand trial on charges relating to sex with a child.

    Howard “Key” Chambers, 62, former minister of music at DeHaven Baptist Church in La Grange, will stand before a jury at the U.S. District Court in Louisville on March 10, when he will be facing charges of child enticement.

    In a previous court hearing in November, Chambers pleaded not guilty to charges.

  • Public Records Feb. 26

    La Grange Police Arrests

    Feb. 18 -- Jerrmond L. Allen Jr., 24, La Grange, was arrested for assault fourth degree (domestic violence), minor injury.

    Feb. 17 -- Lindsay D. Beaumont, 25, La Grange, was cited for operating on suspended/revoked operator’s license and failure of owner to maintain required insurance, first offense.

    Feb. 18 -- Ruth E. Crawford, 52, La Grange, was cited for false/forged prescription, forgery of a prescription, first offense.

  • Fire Departments join together for volunteer recruitment

     

    The county’s six fire departments are stepping out of their individual territories to hold a first-ever countywide volunteer recruiting class.

    The class, which will take place in early March, is designed to increase volunteer numbers, said Captain Matt Nelson of the South Oldham Fire Department.

    Before this year, only one or two departments would partner for the classes.

    “It’s better if we work together,” Nelson said. “It’s easier to put all the students in one class.”

  • Concealed carry hopefuls now start process online

     

    A change is moving at least one part of the process to get a concealed carry license online.

    Those interested in a Carrying Concealed Deadly Weapon, or CCDW, license can now go online to begin that process. New to the certification process, applicants may find out at the beginning whether or not they will be prohibited from carrying a gun.

    Those interested may fill out the application online and receive a background check and can also see where he or she is in the process of receiving the permit.

  • Local circuit court judges participate in annual training

    Circuit Court Judges Karen Conrad and Tim Feeley participated in the 2015 Circuit Judges Winter College that took place Jan. 25-28 in Louisville. The Administrative Office of the Courts provided the education program for the state’s circuit judges.