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Courts & Crime

  • Fraudulent enrollment charges continue

    The latest charge in a string of Oldham County cases against falsified school enrollment was filed Friday.

    James Elliot, who lives near Ky. 146 and Factory Lane, is charged with falsely enrolling his child in South Oldham High School.

    Dan Orman, Assistant Superintendent of Student Services, said his office tried repeatedly to reach Elliot and even sent home a letter with the child.

    In fact, it was the student who provided the correct address to school administrators.

  • Neighbors file suit against wildlife center

    The county’s only wildlife rehabilitation center for mammals faces more resistance as a civil lawsuit filed earlier this month seeks to shut down the center.

    Second Chances Rehabilitation Center founder Brigette Williams is one of three licensed wildlife rehabilitators in the county, but the other two people only treat birds. 

  • Centerfield Elementary employee charged with theft of student's medication

    The office manager of Centerfield Elementary School is charged with stealing a drug similar to Ritalin from a student.

    Shelly Marie Settle, 43, of La Grange, is charged with narcotics theft and endangering the welfare of a minor. According to police, Settle allegedly removed 10 dexmthylphenidate pills from a student's prescription bottle and replaced the pills with baby aspirin on Monday afternoon.

    Dexmthylphenidate, like Ritalin, is a Schedule II narcotic commonly prescribed for children and adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

  • Driver sentenced for double-fatal crash

    Emotional friends and family filled the courtroom Tuesday as a plea agreement was filed in a reckless homicide case from a double-fatal car crash last Thanksgiving.

    The driver, Robert P. “Patrick” Kane, 33, entered an Alford guilty plea to two counts of reckless homicide.

  • Oldham police warn of possible phone scam

    Police are warning Oldham residents of a possible scam this week involving home security systems.

    A resident reported to Oldham County Police on Wednesday that he received a phone call from a solicitor offering a free home security system valued at $1,300.

    The homeowner declined the offer.

    The caller probed about the homeowner's schedule, even as the homeowner continued to say he was not interested in the security system.

    The caller insisted that he would have a technician call back to discuss installation.

  • Legal Aid Society offers free clinics on foreclosure, divorce, small claims

    The Legal Aid Society announces dates for free legal clinics offered during the months of November and December. 

    A reservation for each clinic is required.  Please contact the Legal Aid Society at (502) 584-1254 to make your reservation. 

    FORECLOSURE CLINIC

    Thursday, November 3, at 4 p.m.

    Legal Aid Society office (416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.)

    Attorneys will be on hand to answer questions about foreclosures and provide advice on alternatives to foreclosure.

  • Lab confirms: cats poisoned

    The director of Oldham County Animal Control believes charges will come soon for the poisoning of at least six cats last month.

    Two cats, part of a managed cat colony at the Anchor Avenue Apartments, were found dead Oct. 13. Another cat died after capture and three more were euthanized after showing signs of poisoning and suffering.

  • Two fraudulent enrollment cases heard in court

    Two parents charged with falsifying student enrollment appeared before a judge Wednesday afternoon.

    Charles Lauron, 51, waived his right to a pre-trial hearing and Judge Diana Wheeler ruled to pass his case on to a grand jury on Dec. 1.

    Lauron is charged with owing the school district just over $26,000 after enrolling his son in Oldham County schools for eight years despite living in Lyndon.

  • Attempted robbery at Buckner Thornton's

    Police are still searching for the suspect in an attempted robbery Oct. 26 in Buckner.

    Just before midnight, an unknown white male entered the Thortons convenience store and approached the counter, where he displayed a handgun and demanded money and cigarettes.

  • Man charged with sex abuse

    A Louisville man pleaded not guilty Monday to numerous counts of sodomy, rape and sexual abuse.

    Denver Hawkins, 55, is accused of abusing a female family member who was under 12 years old when the abuse began.