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Courts & Crime

  • 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.

  • Public Records Feb. 12

    La Grange Police Arrests

    Feb. 1 -- John P. Simpson, 21, Crestwood, was arrested for disregarding stop sign and operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, first offense.

    Feb. 1 -- Jeremy G. Cox, 22, La Grange, was arrested for assault fourth degree (minor injury).

    Feb. 2 -- Mark T. Williams, 20, Bedford, was arrested for careless driving, operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, first offense,

    failure of non-owner to maintain required insurance first offense, no operator’s license.

  • State Police help veteran receive proper burial

    By CHRIS BROOKE

    landmark news service

    Harold Eugene “Sarge” Laws, 81, of Owen County received the military honors he deserved Jan. 27, after a Kentucky State Police Post 5 criminal intelligence analyst feared his eternal rest would be in a pauper’s grave.

    Laws died as a result of a Jan. 20 accident on Highway 227 in Carroll County, after being struck by a vehicle while crossing the road, according to Ali Parham, KSP’s analyst.

  • 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. 5

    Grand Jury Indictments

    Jan. 2015

    Jeffrey S. Delahanty – one count of assault in the third degree, one count of fleeing or evading police in the first degree, one count of fleeing or evading police in the second degree, one count of escape in the third degree and one count of reckless driving.

    Dusty S. Gibert – one count of promoting contraband in the first degree and one count of persistent felony offender in the second degree.

    Carlette Roberts – one count of flagrant non-support.

  • La Grange Fire holds awards banquet

    The La Grange Fire and Rescue Department held its awards banquet on Jan. 10 at Soiree in La Grange. This is an annual event that the department hosts for its members and spouses. Above, Lt. Brian Claybern was presented with the Mayfield Rankin Award Career Firefighter of the Year. Top right, Sgt. John Mason was presented with the Richard Dake Award Volunteer Firefighter of the Year. Bottom rght, Jordan Mamrack was presented with the Rookie of the Year award. And top left, Eng. Bill Thomas, with wife, Myra Thomas, was recognized for 32 years of service with the department.

  • Suspect needs identifying

    The La Grange Police Department is asking for help to identify this person, who along with two other accomplices, stole over $14,000 in cell phones from Walmart in La Grange. The items range from iPhones to Samsung Galaxys. The individuals gained access to the phones by going behind the counter where they found the case unlocked. The theft took place early Friday morning. This individual was accompanied by one other black female and one black male.

    Anyone having information on this person or the theft, please contact the LaGrange Police Department at (502) 225-0444.

  • OCPD asks for change to alarm ordinance

    The Oldham County Fiscal Court is set to consider changes to its alarm ordinance in roughly a month.

    Currently, the ordinance gives homeowners a three strikes policy on false alarms before receiving a citation and fine from the county code enforcement board. But those strikes only count during a calendar year, resetting each Jan. 1.

    With Oldham County Police and the Oldham County Sheriff’s Office still fielding more than 800 false alarm runs a year, OCPD Chief Greg Smith is petitioning the Fiscal Court for a change in the ordinance.

  • Code Red system upgraded

    Oldham County Emergency Management has upgraded its Emergency Notification System.

    Code Red, the county’s current vendor, has developed a new platform that has several new features includING alerts through social media.

    Residents who follow Emergency Management’s Twitter or Facebook accounts can now get emergency alerts sent by Code Red. The Twitter account is @OldhamCoKyEMA and the Facebook account is Oldham County Central Dispatch.