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Courts & Crime

  • Collett to resign as police chief

    In addition to a new mayor and new police station, the city of La Grange will break in a new police chief in 2015.

    Current La Grange Police Chief Kevin Collett will be stepping down effective Jan. 1, ending 12 years at the helm of the city’s police force.

    Collett said he told the department staff last week, as well as informed current La Grange Mayor Bill Lammlein and Mayor-elect Joe Davenport of his decision to retire.

  • Accused bank robber’s cases not even started in several counties

    The case of a La Grange man charged with robbing the Farmer’s Bank of Milton on Highway 53 doesn’t appear to be heading toward a speedy resolution.

    William Gary Grubbs, Jr., 36, was indicted on two counts of robbery in the first degree, related to alleged robberies on April 23 and June 1.

    But Grubbs is facing other robbery charges in four other counties and told Oldham Circuit Court Judge Karen Conrad that he hasn’t even been arraigned or made an appearance in two of the total five counties he’s charged in.

  • Matthews indicted on murder charge

    An Indiana man has been indicted for the murder of an Oldham County High School graduate.

    Miles J. Matthews, 27, of Corydon, Ind., was indicted Friday by the Oldham County Grand Jury on charges of murder, first-degree robbery, tampering with physical evidence and fraudulent use of a credit card under $500 in relation to the death of Adam Gregg on July 17.

  • Public Records Nov. 20

    La Grange Police Arrests

    Nov. 9 -- Patrick J. Doud, 46, Cincinnati, was arrested for alcohol intoxication in a public place first and second offense.

    Nov. 11 -- Jorge A. Tunchez De Paz, 33, La Grange, was cited for no operator’s license.

    Nov. 10 -- Wesley, K. Stults, 36, Crestwood, was arrested for alcohol intoxication in a public place first and second offense.

    Nov. 14 -- Patrick S. Moore, 30, Smithfield, was cited and released for no operator’s license.

  • Site picked for EMS substation

    A site has been preliminarily selected for a new ambulance substation in La Grange.

    At a special meeting Monday afternoon, members of the Oldham County Ambulance Taxing District met with officials from Baptist Health La Grange to discuss the selection of a new ambulance substation somewhere on the hospital’s property.

  • Public Records Nov. 13

    La Grange Police Arrests

    Nov. 4 -- Steven N. Brainer, 23, Louisville, was arrested for failure of owner to maintain required insurance second offense, possession of open alcoholic beverage container in motor vehicle prohibited and four Jefferson County e-warrants for operating on suspended or revoked license, failure of owner to maintain insurance, speeding 26 mph over, operating on suspended or revoked license.

    Nov. 5 -- Andrew K. Perkins, 28, Louisville, was cited and released for possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia buy/possession.

  • North Oldham Fire names Conway as new chief

    After three special meetings in the past weeks, the North Oldham Fire Protection District Board of Trustees chose a new fire chief after Chief David Stoltz announced his retirement on Friday.

    The board announced it selected Tim Conway, a daytime firefighter from the department, as chief.

    ”We are very confident that (Conway) will hit the ground running,” Randy Scherer, chairman of the board, said. “He was an excellent candidate and knows much about fire service and this department.”

  • Feeley easily re-elected as Family Court judge

    It most certainly felt like déjà vu when Timothy E. Feeley defeated Michael Pate for the position of Circuit Judge in the 12th Judicial Circuit Tuesday night.

    Feeley also defeated Pate, a long-time family law attorney, in 2006.

    “I want to thank the voters for their confidence in me once again,” Feeley told the Era.

    Feeley has been Family Court Judge for Oldham, Henry and Trimble Counties since 2005. He said he has seen over 15,000 cases in his nine and a half years as judge.

  • Two accused in robbery waived to grand jury

    Two men charged in the armed robbery of the Thornton’s in Buckner have decided to send their cases to a grand jury.

    Douglass A. Orr, 28, from Pleasureville, and John Manning, 47, from La Grange, decided in separate hearings to waive their right to a preliminary hearing in District Court and head straight for a possible grand jury indictment.

  • NOFD conducts chief interviews

    The North Oldham Fire Protection District Board of Trustees has held three special meetings in the past two weeks in order to interview potential candidates up for the position of fire chief.

    According to Chairman Randy Scherer, the board has narrowed down its search to four potential candidates, although he would not disclose the names of the interviewees.

    “We are confident that the four finalists are qualified and we will find a chief,” Scherer said.