Courts & Crime

  • 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.

  • Johnson Arrested Again on Sex Charges

    A La Grange man has been arrested for a second time in two weeks for offenses relating to sex crimes.

    Richard Wayne Johnson, 35, was arrested a second time last week on four charges, including rape, sodomy, incest with a minor and sexual abuse.

    Johnson was originally arrested Sept. 17 on allegations he distributed and possessed child pornography.  Johnson was released on $10,000 bond and ordered not to have unsupervised contact with anyone under the age of 18.

  • Public Records, Sept. 26

    Grand Jury indictments Sept. 2013


    Gail G. Kelley, 1961: Murder, a capital offense; Tampering with Physical Evidence, Class D Felony and Persistent Felony Offender in the Second Degree.


  • La Grange Man Arrested on Child Porn Charges

    A La Grange man has been arrested on charges alleging he distributed and possessed child pornography.

    Richard Wayne Johnson, 35, was arrested on Tuesday, Sept. 17 after Kentucky State Police served a search warrant at his home.

    Johnson is charged with two counts of distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor and 12 counts of possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

    He was lodged in the Oldham Co. Jail and has been released on bond.

  • KSP's Arterburn awarded

     Tpr. Brad Arterburn (right), of Kentucky State Police Post 5 in Campbellsburg, received the 2013 KSP Public Affairs Officer of the Year Award from Sgt. Rick Saint-Blancard, commander of the KSP Public Affairs Branch on Aug. 25 at the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville. A resident of Crestwood. Arterburn is a four-and-a-half-year veteran of the agency. He has served as the public affairs officer for the post for the last two years.

  • Two Men Arrested for Shooting


    La Grange police have arrested two men for an alleged shooting Monday morning.

  • Property Transfers, Aug. 30-Sept. 6, 2013

    Jeffrey and Renee Mullinix to Janice Blach, lot 70, Old Anita Springs, 504 Anita Springs Court, LaGrange, $237,500
    Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Richard Yates, 125 Woodlawn Avenue, LaGrange, $42,000
    Barbara Watkins and George Bailey to Lowry Watkins, tract 1: lots 2, 2X through 9 and 9X LaGrange Annex and Tract 2: 1 acre by Taylor Heirs, LaGrange, FCV $20,000
    Quarry Park, LLC to David Barnette, Tract 1: 3 acres brush Creek and Tract 2: 2 acres on the south side of Brush Creek, LaGrange, $235,000


    Thomas Luke, Sr. to Michelle Luke Smith, quitclaim, lot 306, Lakeview Estates, 12105 Cloverdale Drive, Goshen, FCV $175,000

    Barnes and Esposito Builders Inc. to Patricia Klosterman, lot 8, Cottages of Crestwood, 6015 Cottage Lane, Crestwood, $267,695

    Cole Christopher Builders LLC to Melanie and Bryan Arnold, lot 155, Longwood, 1300 Wellington Way, Goshen, $582,750

    James and Carrie Turk to Christopher Murphy, lot 2, Dock G, Tartanís Landing, Prospect, $4,800

  • Public Records

    Oldham County
    Property Transfers 
    AUGUST 19-23, 2013


    Estate of Nola James to Charles and Jackie Darst, unit 24, Crestwood Gardens Condominiums, 7134 Emily Ann Lane, Crestwood, $102,500


    Kevin and Stacy Comp to Tammy and Gregory Posey, lot 179, Poplar Hill, 9617 Applewood Court, Crestwood, $239,500


    Andrea Campbell and Maria Avila to Charles and Amanda Bobzien, lot 120, Moser Farms, 6315 Zurich Court, Prospect, $325,000


  • Public Records

    Grand Jury Indictments

    July 2013

    Robert D. Just, 1972: Making False Statement to Obtain Increase of Benefits over $100, Class D Felony.

    Paul D. Johnson, 1980: Assualt in the Third Degree, Class D Felony and Persistent Felony Offender in the Second Degree.

    Mark Staley, 1980: Assualt in the Third Degree, Class D Felony and Persistent Felony Offender in the Second Degree.