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Courts & Crime

  • Law firm vandalized

    Employees of Howell and Emery law firm found a surprise when they arrived Thursday morning.

    The front door of their office at 105 S. Walnut St. in La Grange lay shattered on the front porch. A red brick rested in the debris.

    "We aren't having the luck of the Irish today," Emery said.

    The brick shattered the storm door and cracked a glass panel on the bright red wooden door behind it, which is "very, very old."

    "It will be hard to replace," Emery said.

  • Look for an increased police presence in Hillcrest subdivision

    Oldham County Police will provide service in the Hillcrest subdivision, starting March 1.
    Fiscal Court agreed in a meeting Feb. 15 to have a marked patrol vehicle roam the area.

  • Sheriff's reports

    Arrests
    Turquois L. Bowling, 31, 6614 Timberbend Dr., Louisville, arrested Feb. 21, failure to appear.
    Karl L. Clark, 22, 1109 Ebenezer Church Rd., Memphis Ind., arrested Feb. 23, indictment.
    Alex S. Davis, 23, 5609 Renada Dr., Crestwood,  arrested Feb. 18, indictment.

  • Man arrested for impersonating officer

    A Louisville man is charged with impersonating a police officer and driving a Crown Victoria outfitted with lights, stripes and a siren to look like a police cruiser.
    Kevin Shook is charged with impersonating an officer and using an improper sound device.
    Oldham County Police arrested Shook Feb. 14 after learning he is not affiliated with a police or fire department.

  • Goshen man charged for deadly 2009 crash is a familiar face in Oldham courtrooms

    A Goshen man now faces a murder charge two years after a deadly DUI crash on River Road that killed an 18-year-old Crestwood woman.
    And he's no stranger to courtrooms in Oldham and Jefferson counties. His  most recent arrest in Oldham County stems from an incident in a strip-mall parking lot when police had to strike him with a Taser weapon three times.

  • Officers honored for apprehending robbers after high-speed chase

    Local residents were appointed to the following posts during the Oldham County Fiscal Court meeting Tuesday:
    •Jim Zimmerman to the Tourism Commission.
    •Stan Clark to Chief Financial Officer of the Oldham County Ambulance Taxing District.
    •Cliff Willdeboer to the Police Merit Board.

  • Decade-old death sentence overturned; judge rules man didn't receive fair trial

    More than 10 years after an Oldham County jury convicted a man of murdering his former in-laws, a circuit court judge reversed his death sentence Monday because he was denied the right to a fair trial.
    The court found that two jurors who served in the capital case of Miguel Soto in 2000 had been ineligible to sit on the jury.

  • $600K ruling against OCPD weighs heavy on budget

    A federal jury has ruled that the Oldham County Police Department discriminated against a Ky. National Guardsman in 2008 when officials cited his commitment to military service as the reason for withdrawing a job offer.

    It's a $600,000 mistake, and only half is covered by the county's insurance.

  • Alleged Kroger robbers have La Grange connection

    Police arrested a man wanted in connection with numerous bank and grocery store robberies across the state on Tuesday following a weekend robbery at the Shelbyville Kroger.
    Stewart Ray, 24, and his alleged accomplice, Gregory Mitchell, 29, both of Louisville, were arrested at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at their residence on Lunenburg Lane by Shelbyville Police.

  • Grand jury indicts eight

    An Oldham County grand jury recently handed up the following
    indictments:
    • Joshua N. Fast, 24, and Katherine J. Fogarty, 24, are indicted for theft by unlawful taking over $10,000 and theft of a controlled substance.