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Courts & Crime

  • 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.

  • North Oldham Fire trustee awaiting opinion on eligibility

     

    After being elected to the North Oldham Fire Protection District Board of Trustees in July, property trustee Derek Wade Russell is still waiting to be seated.

    The board has questioned Russell’s position as both a property owner in Goshen and an active firefighter in Jefferson County, per KRS 75.0311, which states that an active firefighter may not be elected as a property trustee.

  • Public Records Sept. 11

    Grand Jury Indictments

     

    William G. Grubbs Jr. – two counts of robbery in the second degree, one count persistent felony offender in the second degree.

    Kathryn J. Bent – one count of controlled substance endangerment to child in the fourth degree, one count of manufacture/package/advertise non-controlled substance as a simulated controlled substance, first offense, one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, one count of possession of marijuana.

  • Contract not renewed for North Oldham Fire Chief

     

    The North Oldham Fire District will experience a change in leadership come February.

    Current NOFD Chief David Stoltz will not receive another term at the helm of the department when his current one ends in February, the North Oldham Fire District Board of Trustees announced at their last meeting two weeks ago.

    Stoltz has been associated with the fire department for upwards of 30 years, where he has been chief for three years and acting chief before that.

  • Matthews case sent to grand jury

    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.