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Courts & Crime

  • Police Academy

    The Kentucky State Police Post 5 will be hosting its Sixth Annual Citizens’ Police Academy beginning March 3, 2014. The Citizens’ Police Academy is a public outreach program that enables participants to gain a better understanding of police operations conducted by State Troopers. The program consists of 12 classes held weekly covering a wide variety of KSP operations. Classes will be held Mondays at 7 p.m. at Post 5 which is located on Citation Lane in Campbellsburg.

  • Public Records Jan. 30

    Grand Jury Indictments

    January 2014

    Robert H. Miller, one count operating motor vehicle under the influence, fourth offense with aggravating circumstances, one count operating a motor vehicle while license is suspended for driving under the influence with aggravating circumstances, first offense, one count failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, first offense, one count possession of open alcoholic beverage container in motor vehicle.

  • Joint operation leads to arrest
  • La Grange Fire saves dog in lake
  • Public Records Jan. 23

    KSP Arrests

    Jan. 19 -- Joshua L. Young, 24, La Grange, DUI 1st; Improper lane usage; Failure to wear seatbelt; Speeding 19 MPH over the limit

    La Grange Police Arrests

    Jan. 13 -- Robin L. Oldson, 48, LaGrange, was arrested on execution of a Jefferson County warrant for speeding 15 miles over limit.

    Jan 17. -- Willie E. Jones, 78, Crestwood, was arrested for TBUT u/$500 (shoplifting). Merchandise recovered.

  • 19-year-old Prospect resident identified in overnight crash

    A 19-year old Prospect resident has been identified as the lone victim in an overnight crash on Veterans Memorial Parkway.

    According to Oldham County Police, Cody McHenry, a graduate of South Oldham High School, veered off the road at 1:22 a.m. Thursday and struck a rock embankment, causing his vehicle to overturn and eject McHenry.

    OCPD said McHenry was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of collision and was pronounced dead at the scene.

    McHenry was driving a 2005 Ford SVU, police said, and was traveling northbound at the time of the accident.

  • Sheriff’s office warns about new Green Dot credit card scam

    A new scam has Oldham County residents worried about going to jail.

    The Oldham County Sheriff’s Office and the Better Business Bureau are warning residents of the scam, which involves someone identifying themselves as a sheriff’s deputy.

    The scammer tells the caller they missed federal grand jury duty and must buy a Green Dot Visa Card, load it with $500 and give the card’s information to the caller to avoid being put in jail on a bench warrant.

  • Appeals Court returns to hear cases in Oldham

    Oldham Countains were recently able to view one part of Kentucky’s judicial system they don’t often see.

    Three judges on the Kentucky Court of Appeals heard oral arguments at the Oldham County Courthouse last week, relating to appeals on cases from Jefferson County.

    It was the first time the Court of Appeals has heard a case in Oldham County in years, using the county’s circuit courtroom for roughly three hours.

  • Former teacher takes plea in DUI case

    The case of a former elementary school teacher accused of driving under the influence on school property has been resolved.

    Laura Munson, 52, a former teacher at Locust Grove Elementary, entered an Alford plea last week on one DUI charge.

    By submitting an Alford plea, Munson maintained her innocence in the case, but admitted prosecutors had enough evidence to likely convict her of DUI. An Alford plea is technically a guilty plea.

  • County man sentenced to 18 months in prison for bank, wire fraud

     

    An Oldham County man will serve more than a year in jail and repay thousands of dollars in restitution for defrauding five banks located in the county.

    James Distler, 45, was sentenced to 18 months in prison and ordered to repay $144,936 by U.S. District Judge John Heyburn II, after pleading guilty to three charges of bank fraud and two counts of wire fraud in September.