Courts & Crime

  • Former minister to stand trial on child sex charges


    A former music minister is set to stand trial on charges relating to sex with a child.

    Howard “Key” Chambers, 62, former minister of music at DeHaven Baptist Church in La Grange, will stand before a jury at the U.S. District Court in Louisville on March 10, when he will be facing charges of child enticement.

    In a previous court hearing in November, Chambers pleaded not guilty to charges.

  • Public Records Feb. 5

    Grand Jury Indictments

    Jan. 2015

    Jeffrey S. Delahanty – one count of assault in the third degree, one count of fleeing or evading police in the first degree, one count of fleeing or evading police in the second degree, one count of escape in the third degree and one count of reckless driving.

    Dusty S. Gibert – one count of promoting contraband in the first degree and one count of persistent felony offender in the second degree.

    Carlette Roberts – one count of flagrant non-support.

  • La Grange Fire holds awards banquet

    The La Grange Fire and Rescue Department held its awards banquet on Jan. 10 at Soiree in La Grange. This is an annual event that the department hosts for its members and spouses. Above, Lt. Brian Claybern was presented with the Mayfield Rankin Award Career Firefighter of the Year. Top right, Sgt. John Mason was presented with the Richard Dake Award Volunteer Firefighter of the Year. Bottom rght, Jordan Mamrack was presented with the Rookie of the Year award. And top left, Eng. Bill Thomas, with wife, Myra Thomas, was recognized for 32 years of service with the department.

  • Suspect needs identifying

    The La Grange Police Department is asking for help to identify this person, who along with two other accomplices, stole over $14,000 in cell phones from Walmart in La Grange. The items range from iPhones to Samsung Galaxys. The individuals gained access to the phones by going behind the counter where they found the case unlocked. The theft took place early Friday morning. This individual was accompanied by one other black female and one black male.

    Anyone having information on this person or the theft, please contact the LaGrange Police Department at (502) 225-0444.

  • OCPD asks for change to alarm ordinance

    The Oldham County Fiscal Court is set to consider changes to its alarm ordinance in roughly a month.

    Currently, the ordinance gives homeowners a three strikes policy on false alarms before receiving a citation and fine from the county code enforcement board. But those strikes only count during a calendar year, resetting each Jan. 1.

    With Oldham County Police and the Oldham County Sheriff’s Office still fielding more than 800 false alarm runs a year, OCPD Chief Greg Smith is petitioning the Fiscal Court for a change in the ordinance.

  • Code Red system upgraded

    Oldham County Emergency Management has upgraded its Emergency Notification System.

    Code Red, the county’s current vendor, has developed a new platform that has several new features includING alerts through social media.

    Residents who follow Emergency Management’s Twitter or Facebook accounts can now get emergency alerts sent by Code Red. The Twitter account is @OldhamCoKyEMA and the Facebook account is Oldham County Central Dispatch.

  • Officer Apprecation Service

    Life Church in La Grange will hold an “Officer Appreciation Sunday” on March 1 at 1 p.m. Life Church is located at 1901 Prestwick Drive.

    All area officers wherever they serve or have served (federal, state and local) are invited to come and bring family and friends to enjoy fellowship, fun and dinner.

    For more information contact Pastor William Goins at lifechurchky@live.com or (502) 265-3795.

  • Public Records Jan. 29

    La Grange Police Arrests

    Jan. 16 -- Russell L. Tindall, 24, La Grange, was cited for theft by unlawful taking, unlawful access, third degree.

    Jan. 17 -- Cathy A. Sears, 41, Verona, was arrested for no registration plates, operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, first offense.

    Jan. 17 -- Christopher S. Steinmetz, 34, Pendleton, was arrested for failure to signal, operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, first offense.

  • Kentucky State Police name new cadets for region

    The Kentucky State Police Academy presented diplomas to 69 new troopers at ceremonies held in Frankfort. Their addition to the force brings the agency’s strength to a total of 910 troopers serving the citizens of the Commonwealth.

  • South Oldham Fire holds annual awards ceremony