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Courts & Crime

  • 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.

  • CAT FIGHT: Struggle over stray cat lands neighbors in court

    A calico cat will return to its original owner after a district court judge’s ruling last week.

    “Just because you feed it doesn’t mean you can keep it,” Judge Diana Wheeler said at the conclusion of a two-hour bench trial.

    Fraught with vocal allegations of lying, objections and hearsay, the case involved two families on Harvest Drive in Crestwood. 

    Both families claim to own the cat, which answered to “Safari” on one block and “Jasmine” on the next.

  • Prison program pairs puppies and perps

    Building 7A at Luther Luckett Correctional Complex in La Grange isn’t a typical prison 
dormitory. It is home to the prison’s only single-cell wing. Out of nearly 1,000 inmates, only 12 have single-bunk cells to themselves.

    Well, not to themselves. They still have to share their cell — with a dog.

    The inmates are handlers in Luther Luckett’s Camp Canine program, which trains dogs from the Oldham County Animal Shelter.

  • U.S. Marshals arrest Kenneth and Terri Smith

    U.S. Marshals have arrested a couple suspected of operating a large puppy mill in rural Campbellsburg.

    Terri Smith, 51, was arrested at a trailer park in Bullitt County at 7:30 a.m., according to Chief Deputy Brian Parrish. She was initially booked at the Oldham County Detention Center and thentransferred to Carroll County Detention Center later in the morning, Parrish said.