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Courts & Crime

  • Candidate bios: Constable

    Constable, District 1

    Name: Stuart Strickler

    Education: BA, Political Science/Furman University/June 1985

    Paralegal Degree/National Center for Paralegal Training/May 1986, Master of Education/University of Louisville/December, 1993

    Relevant experience/community involvement: Resident of Oldham County since 1990. Appointed District 1 Constable in May, 2010; elected to full term in November, 2010. St. John UMC. OC Police Citizens Academy, 2009. FBI Citizens Academy, 2011.

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  • Candidate bios: County Attorney

    Name: John K. Carter

    Website: JohnKCarter.com

    Facebook: John K. Carter Oldham County Attorney

    Campaign phone: (502) 741-4326

    Education: Juris Doctorate, University of Louisville; Bachelor of Arts (English Literature), Kentucky Southern College

  • Candidate bios: Sheriff

    Name: Ricky J Simmons

    Campaign Website/ Facebook Page: RickySimmonsforsheriff.com and r.simmons2008@yahoo.com

    Education: Oldham County High School, Eastern Kentucky Police Academy, Western Kentucky Sheriff Academy

  • Public Records May 15

    La Grange Police Arrests

    May 7 -- Stacy M. Philpot, 33, Eminence, was cited and released for operating vehicle with expired operator’s license.

    May 11 -- Reagan H. Marchegion, 21, La Grange, was arrested for DUI 2nd offense and one headlight.

     

    May 11 -- Kaleb A. Moore, 18, La Grange, was arrested on a burglary warrant 2nd degree for another agency.

    May 11 -- Edward C. Sullivan, 23, La Grange, was arrested for assault 4th degree (domestic violence) minor injury, disorderly conduct 2nd degree and resisting arrest.

  • Evridge trial delayed

    The trial of an Oldham County man accused of a double murder has been delayed until June.

    Ronald T. Evridge, 60, has been charged with two counts of murder and tampering with evidence resulting from an altercation at his home in December 2011.

    Evridge claims he shot and killed two sisters — Heather Faulkerson, 21, and Sandy Allen, 24, both of Louisville — only after they attacked him with a knife at his north Oldham farm on 18-Mile Creek Road, according to records filed in Oldham Circuit Court.

  • Endicott case dismissed, legal battle not over

    A Shelbyville man accused of participating with seven others in gang activity in La Grange has seen his charged dismissed in district court, but his legal battle may still continue.

    Casey Endicott, 18, had been the lone holdout of the “Oldham 8” whose case has remained in Oldham District Court. His attorney, Jessica Schulety, had requested a competency evaluation be completed before Endicott’s case could proceed.

  • Botched drug deal leads to murder

    Two men charged in the murder of a La Grange man have been arrested and pled not guilty to their alleged crimes.

    According to La Grange Police, Justin Rogers, 24, was found dead in the front yard of a home in the 400 block of East Washington Street, near Oak Street on Sunday night. Police said he suffered a single gunshot wound to the chest after a drug deal between Rogers and two men went south.

    After help from eyewitnesses, police arrested Henry Schultz-Eggenspiller, 22, and Roberto J. Cabrera, Jr., 46, also from La Grange in connection to Rogers’ death.

  • Public Records May 8

    Grand Jury Indictments

    APRIL 2014

    Michael P. Berry – Three counts sexual abuse in the first degree.

    Milton Johanboeke – Seven counts unauthorized procurement of controlled substance, first offense.

    Larry Pittman – Three counts attempt/obtaining a controlled substance by fraud/false statement/forgery, first offense.

  • Woman accused of hatchet murder gets trial date

    A Pewee Valley woman accused of killing her boyfriend with a hatchet will be heading to trial to face her charges.

    Gail Kelley was arrested last July and charged with murder, tampering with evidence and being a persistent felony offender.

    Kelley is accused of killing her live-in boyfriend at the time, Michael T. Evans, with the hatchet and then wrapping it in a towel and throwing the hatchet in the trash.

  • Police service hopes for community support

     

    For the 14th year, the Oldham County community will honor fallen law enforcement officers across the U.S. in a ceremony on May 13.

    The peace officer’s memorial service will be held at La Grange Baptist Church and the ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. The chaplains involved with Oldham County law enforcement and Kentucky State Police Post 5 have organized the event every year since 2000.

    The event coincides with Police Week, held the week of May 15 every year.