Courts & Crime

  • Snoddy trial delayed until 2014

    The trial of a Louisville man charged with murder for a drunk-driving crash that led to the death of a Westport man will be delayed until next year.

    Nicholas W. “Nick” Snoddy was back in circuit court on Thursday for a pre-trial conference between his defense attorney, Steve Romines, prosecutors and Judge Karen Conrad.

  • Kelley indicted in hatchet murder

    A Pewee Valley woman charged with killing her boyfriend with a hatchet has been indicted by a grand jury and will proceed to a jury trial.

    Gail Kelley, 51, was arrested for murder on July 6, after police received a report of a possible murder.  At the time, Kelley told police she struck Michael T. Evans, 44, in the head with a hatchet, which was found wrapped in a bloody towel in a trash can in the driveway.

    Kelley appeared in Oldham Circuit Court on Thursday for an arraignment post-indictment.

  • Teacher charged with DUI


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    A Locust Grove Elementary teacher has been arrested by Oldham County Police on charges of drunken driving.

  • Johnson arrested on additional sex charges


  • Johnson case sent to Grand Jury

     Cases involving allegations a La Grange man possessed child pornography and sexually abused a minor are heading to a grand jury.

    Richard Wayne Johnson, 35, has been charged with 14 counts of possession of child pornography and one count each of incest, sexual abuse of a minor and sodomy.

    A previous charge of rape of a minor was dismissed.

    Johnson appeared in court Wednesday for a pre-trial hearing on his two separate cases. District Court Judge Diana Wheeler heard testimony from two KSP detectives who worked each case of charges against Johnson.

  • Johnson Arrested Again on Sex Charges

    A La Grange man has been arrested for a second time in two weeks for offenses relating to sex crimes.

    Richard Wayne Johnson, 35, was arrested a second time last week on four charges, including rape, sodomy, incest with a minor and sexual abuse.

    Johnson was originally arrested Sept. 17 on allegations he distributed and possessed child pornography.  Johnson was released on $10,000 bond and ordered not to have unsupervised contact with anyone under the age of 18.

  • Public Records, Sept. 26

    Grand Jury indictments Sept. 2013


    Gail G. Kelley, 1961: Murder, a capital offense; Tampering with Physical Evidence, Class D Felony and Persistent Felony Offender in the Second Degree.


  • La Grange Man Arrested on Child Porn Charges

    A La Grange man has been arrested on charges alleging he distributed and possessed child pornography.

    Richard Wayne Johnson, 35, was arrested on Tuesday, Sept. 17 after Kentucky State Police served a search warrant at his home.

    Johnson is charged with two counts of distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor and 12 counts of possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

    He was lodged in the Oldham Co. Jail and has been released on bond.

  • KSP's Arterburn awarded

     Tpr. Brad Arterburn (right), of Kentucky State Police Post 5 in Campbellsburg, received the 2013 KSP Public Affairs Officer of the Year Award from Sgt. Rick Saint-Blancard, commander of the KSP Public Affairs Branch on Aug. 25 at the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville. A resident of Crestwood. Arterburn is a four-and-a-half-year veteran of the agency. He has served as the public affairs officer for the post for the last two years.

  • Two Men Arrested for Shooting


    La Grange police have arrested two men for an alleged shooting Monday morning.