Courts & Crime

  • Public Records, Jan. 21, 2016

    La Grange Police

    John J. Prince, 45 of Smithfield — arrested Jan. 5 for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, second; failure to maintain required insurance; and license to be in possession

    Nathaniel S. Drury, 18 of La Grange — cited and released Jan. 5 for failure to maintain required insurance; disregarding stop sign; and no registration receipt

  • Public Records

     La Grange Police


    Katherine Moorhead, 55 of Crestwood — cited and released Dec. 15 for theft by unlawful taking under $500 (shoplifting)


    Jessica L. Dwinnells, 21 of Milton — cited and released Dec. 16 for failure to maintain required insurance; no registration plates; and no tail lamps


  • More arrests made in murder case






    Two more people have been arrested in connection with the murder investigation of an Oldham County woman whose body was found in a shallow grave on Cropper Road Nov. 23.

    Megan Elston, 24, and Bethany Nikki Thomas, 34, have been charged with complicity to first-degree assault.

  • Johnson sentenced for sex crimes



    Richard Wayne Johnson, a former Oldham County EMS employee, was sentenced Oct. 15 in Oldham County Circuit Court on charges of incest and other sex crimes.

    Johnson, of La Grange, was first arrested by Kentucky State Police on Sept.17, 2013 on charges of 14 counts of possession of child pornography. In court, KSP detectives said they found hundreds of images on Johnson’s computer and phone of young children performing sex acts.

  • Prisoner escapee caught, hospitalized

    John William Foster IV, who escaped from jail custody in Oldham County on Sept. 2, has been apprehended. However, Foster is in critical condition after shooting himself.
    A press release from Kentucky State Police said that U.S. Marshals apprehended Foster shortly after 8 a.m. on Oct. 5 in Indianapolis.
    According to Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Public Information Officer Christopher Wilburn, Marshals cooperated with IMPD officers in an attempt to capture Foster, whowas first sighted during a traffic stop.

  • Grubbs pleads guilty to Farmers Bank of Milton robberies



    A once-wanted bank robber pleaded guilty last week in an Oldham County courtroom.

    William Gary Grubbs Jr., 36, was indicted in August by an Oldham County grand jury on two counts of robbery in the first degree, related to robberies at Farmers Bank of Milton on Highway 53 on April 23 and again on June 1.

  • Public Records - Sept. 17

    KSP Arrests

    Aaron Crites, 39, La Grange — arrested Sept. 10 on Ky. 393 at exit 18 by Trooper Dykes for DUI, second; operating on a suspended license; and no insurance
    James Depyster, 45, Lebanon Junction — arrested Sept. 11 at the 16 mile marker on I-71 southbound by Trooper Samu for possession of drug paraphernalia; no registration plates; and failure to notify Department of Transportation of address change

    La Grange Police

    Troy Peyton, 45, Louisville — cited Sept. 4 for operating on an expired license

  • Bright attends program in Washington D.C.

     Sydney Bright of South Oldham High School was elected as a delegate to attend the American Legion Auxiliary’s (ALA) Girls Nation program in Washington, D.C. this summer.

    ALA Girls Nation is a program for aspiring young women leaders providing firsthand experience and practical insight into how the federal government works. Two participants per state, known as “senators,” are chosen to represent their respective Girls State programs.

  • Public Records - September 10, 2015

     La Grange Police


    Alexandria R. Chappell, 22, La Grange — arrested Aug. 21for theft by unlawful taking all others $500 or more


    Crystal G. Woosley, 32, La Grange — cited on Aug. 31 for cruelty to animals second degree


  • Accused hatchet murderer trial set

    New motions have been filed in the case of Gail Kelley, a Pewee Valley woman accused of killing her boyfriend with a hatchet.

    In a pre-trial hearing last Thursday, Kelley’s defense attorneys filed two motions in front of Judge Karen Conrad. The motions were requests for expert witnesses to be present during a deposition. 

    Conrad granted the motions to the defense, which will give the Commonwealth 20 days to respond.