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Courts & Crime

  • Kelley case awaiting lab results

    The case of a Pewee Valley woman accused of murdering her boyfriend with a hatchet is still awaiting lab results before it can proceed.

    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 has pleaded not guilty to the murder charge, as well as charges of tampering with evidence and being a persistent felony offender.

  • Boyers case moving slowly

    A Pewee Valley woman charged with sexual abuse and rape of a minor was once again in Oldham Circuit Court last week. Jessica Boyers, 24, was a teacher at Highland Middle School in Jefferson County who allegedly had a relationship with a minor.

    Boyers, was arrested by Louisville Metro Police on those charges in April and indicted on them April 23 in Jefferson County. She was also indicted on 38 sex crime charges in Oldham County in June.

  • Ullman denied bond reduction

    A man accused of raping a 14-year-old friend of his daughter has been denied a reduction in his bond. Ricky Ullman Jr., 32, faces charges of unlawful transactions with a minor, sex act, under 16, third-degree rape and first-degree sexual abuse.

    Ullman was indicted on the charges Sept. 13 and was in court on Thursday for his latest pre-trial conference. Issues over sharing of evidence in the case have delayed progress so far, attorneys said.

  • KSP officer recognized

    The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety honored officers from across the Commonwealth at the 2013 Governor’s Impaired Driving Enforcement Awards ceremony held last week at the Marriott Louisville East.

  • Public Records Dec. 12

    La Grange Police Arrests

    Dec. 9 -- Melinda Simmons, 32,of LaGrange was cited and released for uttering false/forged prescription.

     

    Dec. 9 -- Stacey L. Jacobs, 41, of LaGrange, was arrested for 2 counts having controlled substance not in proper container, assault 4th, domestic violence, endangering the welfare of a minor.

    Property Transfers, DEC. 2-6, 2013

    Federal Home Loan Lucy Dean to Howard and Tina Kline, lot 20, Covered Bridge, Goshen, $200,000

  • Public Records Dec. 5

    KSP Arrests

    Nov. 27 David Paine, 61, Crestwood, DUI 1st; operating a motor vehicle on expired license; no seatbelt

    Nov. 27 Nicholas L. Powell, 24, Crestwood, possession of marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia; failure to maintain required insurance; no seatbelt

    Nov. 30 Kay W. Keeling, 67, Crestwood, DUI 1st

    11-30 Douglas K. Poynter, 50, Crestwood, DUI 1st; possession of drug paraphernalia; possession of an open alcoholic container in a motor vehicle

  • New KSP troopers

    KSP Post 5 welcomed Captain Fred Williams as the new Post Commander on Saturday, Nov. 16.  Captain Williams, a native of Lawrenceburg, is a 16-year veteran of the State Police and most recently served as the Commander of the Driver Testing Branch in Frankfort.  Captain Williams has also previously served as a sergeant and lieutenant at Post 5.

     Post 5 also recently welcomed two new sergeants.  Sergeant Chad Taylor, a native of Elizabethtown, is a 10-year veteran of the State Police and has previously served at the Elizabethtown and Bowling Green posts.

  • Public Records Nov. 28

    La Grange Police Arrests

     

    Nov. 19  Troy L. Johnson Jr., 18  of Louisville, was cited and released for unauthorized use of vehicle, 1st offense.

     

    Nov. 19  Lindsey J. Curry, 28  of Louisville, was cited and released for operating on suspended or revoked operators license.

     

    Nov. 22. Barry A Yount, 52,  of Shelbyville, was cited and released on for operating on suspended or revoked license and failure of owner to maintain required insurance.  2nd offense.

     

  • Federal program helps OCPD with equipment

    A federal program through the Homeland Security Department is helping the Oldham County Police Department prepare for any potential crisis.

    The program, called the Defense Logistics Agency, allows old or no longer used federal equipment to funnel down to local law enforcement agencies for emergency management.

    So far, OCPD has acquired a wealth of useful equipment from the program, Police Chief Greg Smith said, including an all-terrain vehicle, three Humvees, radios, weapons and cold weather and water gear.

  • Public Records Nov. 21

    Grand Jury Indictments

    October

     

    Joshua Hardin, one count of complicity to fraudulent use of a credit card over $500.00, one count of complicity to forgery in the second degree.

     

    Jeffery Delahanty, one count of fraudulent use of a credit card over $500.00, one count of forgery in the second degree and one count of persistent felony offender in the second degree.

     

    Scott Peebles, one count promoting contraband in the first degree, one count of persistent felony offender in the second degree.