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Courts & Crime

  • Drunk driver sued by wife of Westport motorcyclist

    The family of a Westport man who died after a motorcycle collision on Ky. 53 has filed a civil suit against the drunk driver who caused the crash and two businesses he visited just hours before. 

    Charley Klosterman, 65, died nine weeks after a head-on collision with a Chevy Malibu tossed him from his motorcycle onto the shoulder of Ky. 53. 

  • Louisville man, formerly employed as a police officer, pleas guilty to threatening a federal agent

    A Jefferson County resident, formerly employed as a police officer and officer with the Kentucky Department of Corrections, pled guilty today in U.S. District Court for mailing threatening communications to a federal law enforcement officer and knowingly depositing a firearm in the mail, according to David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

  • In-laws & Outlaws: Deadly shooting in Goshen is eerily similar to dispute that killed Oldham bus driver

    Two recent fatal shootings share remarkable similarities — and not just in the disputes, but in the victims’ backgrounds.

    Fatal shootings are uncommon in Oldham County — yet one occurred in Smithfield in September and one in Goshen earlier this month.

    Oldham County Police arrived Oct. 15 at a residence along U.S. 42 near Goshen to find the body of Richard Hild, 63, killed by a gunshot wound in the chest.

  • In-laws & Outlaws

    Two recent fatal shootings share remarkable similarities — and not just in the disputes, but in the victims’ backgrounds.

    Fatal shootings are uncommon in Oldham County — yet one occurred in Smithfield in September and one in Goshen earlier this month.

    Oldham County Police arrived Oct. 15 at a residence along U.S. 42 near Goshen to find the body of Richard Hild, 63, killed by a gunshot wound in the chest.

  • Officer accused of 'sexting' teen is arrested 2nd time

    A former police officer arrested for ‘sexting’ a highschooler he met during a traffic stop has been arrested a second time for falsifying a police report after an off-duty U.S. Marshal crashed while driving drunk in Goshen.

    OCPD Officer Harry S. “Shane” Mosley resigned Sept. 28 as police pursued charges against him related to cell phone communication he had with a teenager. 

  • Police ask residents to 'Text a Tip' to fight crime

    The Kentucky State Police is initiating a new proactive program where residents are now able to text confidential tips from their cell phone. 

    The program, “Text a Tip,” is designed to report criminal activity, assist with neighborhood watch and serve as an additional resource for schools and college campuses.

    “Text a Tip” is completely confidential and easy to use. 

  • Judge rejects plan for Village of Brownsboro

    A heated battle that caused rifts in the Brownsboro community is over — for now.

    A special-appointed judge ruled against proposed incorporation of the Village of Brownsboro Sept. 27, just hours after hearing the case in Jefferson circuit court.

    In his ruling, Senior Judge Martin McDonald ruled against the petition to incorporate for what he called “four independently sufficient reasons.”

  • Fugitive picked up in Louisville 6 months later

    After he fled La Grange in February, police recently arrested a wanted fugitive found in Louisville.

    Officers from probation and parole acted on a tip that Ronnell E. Trice, 39, was living in a Louisville hotel.

    Trice was wanted for three counts of trafficking a controlled substance, first degree, and one count of being a persistent felony offender.

  • Oldham police officer arrested for 'graphic, sexual' communication with teen

    An Oldham County Police officer has resigned amid allegations of sending graphic, sexual text messages to a teenage girl he met during a traffic stop.
    According to OCPD, Harry S. “Shane” Mosley resigned from his duties pending an administrative and criminal investigation. Police arrested him on Friday.
    Mosley, 36, of Pendleton, is charged with unlawful transaction with a minor, official misconduct and unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited activity.

  • Meth lab discovered in Crestwood

    Police discovered a meth lab in Crestwood earlier this week and two people face charges.

    La Grange Police discovered the meth lab in Crestwood in the 1000 block of Mailback Way. 

    Police executed a search warrant at this residence which produced methamphetamine as well as chemicals and equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.