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Courts & Crime

  • Eight arrested for engaging in organized crime

    La Grange Police have arrested eight, including six La Grange residents, for numerous charges, including engaging in organized crime. All individuals charged are between 18 and 22 years old. The charges range from conspiracy to commit murder to gang recruitment and drug offenses.

    La Grange Police Chief Kevin Collett said the eight arrested are associated with the Southside Crips, with two of those arrested being recruiters for the gang. Collett said he believes the two recruiters were based in Louisville, but they gave Shelbyville addresses.

  • I HEAR THAT TRAIN A COMIN’

    “Mommy, wake up! We’re back where we started!”

    Hubby and I, along with our two little ones, had fallen asleep on the train.  I glanced at my phone. It was nearly 1 a.m.  Then the announcement, “All passengers are requested to exit at this stop.” 

  • Public Records Sept. 30 - Oct. 6

    KSP Arrests                          Week of Sept. 30 - Oct. 6

    10/4 – Aaron M. Standen, 31, Lorain, Ohio – DUI 1st, Reckless Driving, Failure to maintain required insurance

    Oldham County Property Transfers Week of Sept. 30 - Oct. 4

    Jack and Mary Harja to Terrence and Deborah Moore, lot 122, Paramont Estates, 2601 Meadowlark Court, Prospect, $370,000

     

  • Mosley case delayed

    The case of a former Oldham County Police officer is being delayed as prosecutors and defense attorneys try to reach a settlement.

    Harry “Shane” Mosley is charged with official misconduct for exchanging sexual text messages with an underage teen, as well as charges relating to a DUI arrest of a U.S. Marshal Mosley is accused of covering up.

    Mosley was not present at a pre-trial hearing Thursday where prosecutors and Mosley’s defense attorney, Steve Schroering, asked for an extension as they continue to work out a possible plea agreement.

  • Judges explain state laws allowing early releases

    Frustrated by a judicial system that seems to result in a revolving door for at least one specific criminal in their town, Pewee Valley City Council members asked for an explanation.

    At their monthly meeting Monday night, council members heard from 12th Judicial District Judges Jerry Crosby and Diana Wheeler, who serve Oldham, Henry and Trimble Counties. The judges fielded questions from council members and provided a description of the criminal release process as it relates to House Bill 463.

  • 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.