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Courts & Crime

  • These are your neighbors on drugs

    The statewide fight against prescription drugs hit close to home on Monday. 

    Just days after Attorney General Jack Conway spoke to North Oldham High School students about the dangers of prescription drugs, police raided a La Grange home suspected of trafficking.

    La Grange Police Chief Kevin Collett said the number of prescription drug-related crimes has dramatically increased in the past five years.

  • Police searching for third suspect after drug raid yields two arrests

    Police raided a house Monday in La Grange and made two arrests on drug charges. 

    The raid follows a joint investigation by La Grange Police, Oldham County Police, the Oldham County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. 

    Information investigators obtained about narcotics trafficking kept leading to a house on Monroe Street, said La Grange Police Chief Kevin Collett.

    Police found two people in the house, but did not locate the a third resident, Ronnell Trice. 

  • La Grange teen found dead at friend's house

    Police are investigating the death of a La Grange teenager this weekend.

    La Grange Police Chief Kevin Collett said a 16-year-old La Grange girl died Sunday while sleeping at a friend's house.

    Emergency crews were called to a home at 502 Monroe St. in La Grange on Sunday morning after a resident found Summer Leigh Williams unresponsive and not breathing.

    A coroner pronounced Williams dead at the scene. Police are awaiting a medical examiner's report to determine the cause of death. 

  • Woman on probation for double-fatal DUI crash arrested again

    An Oldham County woman responsible for a drunk-driving crash that killed two friends in 2006 could serve up to 10 years in prison after police arrested her recently outside a liquor store.

    Rebecca A. Johnson, 27, of Crestwood, is charged with public intoxication, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of synthetic marijuana.

    Sheriff's deputies arrested Johnson about 4 p.m. Jan. 16 in the parking lot of a Carroll County liquor store.

  • Scammer impersonates victim's grandson

     A phone scam is ringing the phones of seniors in Oldham County after making news across the country.

    At least two senior citizens have reported phone calls from scam artists claiming to be relatives and asking money be wired to them in Boliva.

    Oldham County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Meece received a phone call last week after a 78-year-old Countryside resident fell victim to the scam.

  • Police plan traffic safety checkpoints

    The Kentucky State Police will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints in the counties of Oldham, Trimble, Henry, Owen, Carroll and Gallatin during the period of Jan. 30 – Feb. 13.

  • Truck crashes into telephone pole, DUI suspected

    A pickup truck left U.S. 42 Tuesday evening resulting in the driver's arrest but no injuries.

    The crash occurred around 4:30 p.m. near the intersection of Ky. 53 as the driver headed eastbound.

    Christopher Kist, 49, was arrested at the scene and charged with driving under the influence. He is also charged with failure to maintain insurance, no registration and wanton endangerment for a juvenile passenger in the vehicle.

  • Probation revoked 60 days for man who shot two women

    A judge decided Wednesday the Westport man who shot two women violated the terms of his medical release last week.

    Ronnie Evridge, 57, spent 11 days in jail after being arrested for violating the terms of his probation. He'll remain in jail until mid-January, then will serve about 35 more days wearing an ankle monitor at home.

    Judge Jerry Crosby found Evridge did not comply with the terms of his medical release, but the judge and attorneys agreed to drop the original probation violation.

  • Updated: Evridge re-arrested after violating conditions of release

    The 57-year-old Westport resident who claims he shot two women in self-defense Dec. 18 spent Christmas weekend in Oldham County jail on unrelated charge and was taken back into custody Wednesday afternoon. 

    Oldham County Police arrested Ronnie Evridge for a probation violation for a misdemeanor offense Friday. Evridge remained in custody through Tuesday evening.

    Judge Diana Wheeler granted Evridge a medical furlough Tuesday evening relating to treatment for the laceration Evridge sustained during the incident.

  • Same case, different place

    The county’s only wildlife rehabilitation center continues to fight efforts to shut down the facility, including a civil lawsuit filed in November.

    Attorney Steve Emery filed a motion Dec. 14 to dismiss the lawsuit against Second Chances Wildlife Center’s owners, Bruce and Brigette Williams.