Courts & Crime

  • Decade-old death sentence overturned; judge rules man didn't receive fair trial

    More than 10 years after an Oldham County jury convicted a man of murdering his former in-laws, a circuit court judge reversed his death sentence Monday because he was denied the right to a fair trial.
    The court found that two jurors who served in the capital case of Miguel Soto in 2000 had been ineligible to sit on the jury.

  • $600K ruling against OCPD weighs heavy on budget

    A federal jury has ruled that the Oldham County Police Department discriminated against a Ky. National Guardsman in 2008 when officials cited his commitment to military service as the reason for withdrawing a job offer.

    It's a $600,000 mistake, and only half is covered by the county's insurance.

  • Alleged Kroger robbers have La Grange connection

    Police arrested a man wanted in connection with numerous bank and grocery store robberies across the state on Tuesday following a weekend robbery at the Shelbyville Kroger.
    Stewart Ray, 24, and his alleged accomplice, Gregory Mitchell, 29, both of Louisville, were arrested at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at their residence on Lunenburg Lane by Shelbyville Police.

  • Grand jury indicts eight

    An Oldham County grand jury recently handed up the following
    • Joshua N. Fast, 24, and Katherine J. Fogarty, 24, are indicted for theft by unlawful taking over $10,000 and theft of a controlled substance.

  • Robbery leads to police chase up, down I-71

    Two men facing robbery charges led police on a chase through Crestwood and in both directions of Interstate 71 Saturday afternoon as two children sat in the backseat.

    A burglary took place about 3:40 p.m. Saturday at Cox's Smokers Outlet on Central Avenue off Ky. 146. According to surveillance footage, one man entered the business wearing a red toboggan, red gloves and pointing a handgun at two clerks.

    Minutes later, officers spotted a Ford Taurus on Old Ky. 329 matching the description provided by employees at the store.

  • Police track FedEx shipment of marijuana to Crestwood men

    Two Crestwood men and a Pleasureville man face drug charges after police tracked a FedEx package of marijuana sent from California and scheduled to arrive at a Pleasureville home.

  • La Grange business robbed at gunpoint

    A man wearing a white hooded sweatshirt who brandished a silver handgun is wanted by police in connection with a robbery Wednesday afternoon.

    La Grange Police are investigating the report of a robbery about 3 p.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of South First Street at Cash Express.

    Employees told police the man wore a black ski mask and white hooded sweatshirt.

  • Police reports from Jan. 6 edition

    James D. Troxell, 24, 1005 W. Moody Lane,
    Crestwood, arrested by Oldham County
    Police Dec. 17, DUI, expired registration.
    Shawn P. Pierce, 32, 1103 Meadow Court,
    Goshen, arrested by Oldham County
    Police Dec. 28, speeding, reckless driving,
    DUI, possession of marijuana, failure to

  • Doctor sued for patient's death

    A wrongful death lawsuit blames a La Grange doctor for failing to alert the parents of a Prospect teenager about his potentially fatal heart condition, before he collapsed and died during a soccer game last year. 

  • Trooper finds Grandma passed out behind the wheel of a running vehicle

    By Cindy DiFazio
    A Milton woman faces a DUI charge after police found her passed out behind the wheel of her running vehicle with her grandchildren inside.
    According to Kentucky State Police, officers found Milton resident Kathy Thornton, 44, passed out in the driver’s seat of her car at 3:15 a.m. Nov. 15.