Courts & Crime

  • 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.

  • Oldham County Property Transfers
    • Lindsay and Jeff Elrod to Trevor and Suzanne Williams, lot 166, Ashbrooke Residential Community, 6641 Riverbirch Drive, Pewee Valley, $136,000
    • Jagoe Homes Inc. to Tina Koch, lot 30, Majestic Woods, 1235 Royal Ave., LaGrange, $236,000
    • Ballard Hills Development LLC to David and Tiffany Potts, lot 91, Ballard Hills, Smithfield, $88,500
    • Michelle and David Baugh to Joseph and Cheryl Kuprion and Beverly Allen, lot 43, Prestwick Estates, 1928 Prestwick Drive, LaGrange, $226,000
  • Shooting sends one to hospital, suspect in police custody

    A woman is in the hospital and a suspect is in custody following a shooting at a La Grange apartment complex.

    Police responded to a disturbance call at an apartment in the 900-block of Russell Ave. in the Cedar Court complex about 4:12 p.m. Friday.

    Sgt. Bruce Goodfleisch of La Grange Police Department said the first officer was on scene three minutes later and apprehended the alleged shooter without incident.

  • Scantily clad prisoner who escaped in 2012 pleads guilty

    A Ky. State Reformatory prisoner who escaped in 2012 will serve 10 more years for the 10 hours he spent on the lam wearing only boxer shorts and socks.

    Christopher Eric Claxton, now 33, fled just before 10 p.m. April 4, 2012 from Baptist Health La Grange.

    While wearing only boxer shorts and socks, Claxton overpowered a corrections officer, Eboni S. Matthews and swiped her .38-caliber revolver before running to a wooded area nearby.