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Courts & Crime

  • Public Records Nov. 27

    Grand Jury Indictments

    November

    Miles J. Matthews – one count of murder, one count of robbery in the first degree, one count of tampering with physical evidence, one count of fraudulent use of a credit card under $500

    Lawrence E. Alleman – one count of complicity to promoting contraband in the first degree, one count of persistent felony offender in the first degree

    Joseph L. Davidson – one count of promoting contraband in the first degree, one count of persistent felony offender in the first degree

  • Kentucky State Police launch annual food donation drive

    The Kentucky State Police kicked off its fifth annual ‘Cram the Cruiser’ food drive today. Food collection sites have been established at all 16 posts throughout the state and at the agency’s headquarters location in Frankfort. The campaign extends through Dec. 16 and is designed to collect non-perishable food items for needy families.

    KSP spokesman Sgt. Michael Webb said the agency collected more than 124,000 pounds of food during the 2013 campaign.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • 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.