News and Tribune

Clark County

January 23, 2013

Teacher from Jeffersonville faces animal cruelty charges

She also faces unrelated felony charge

JEFFERSONVILLE — A Louisville teacher and Jeffersonville resident was summoned to a Clark County court Tuesday after being preliminarily charged with animal cruelty in December.

During the initial hearing, Jennifer Kemp, 48, of 1050 Main St., a teacher at Moore Traditional School, was notified that she had been charged with the A misdemeanor cruelty to an animal.

Kemp has not been arrested following the incident, and no bond was set by Clark County Circuit Court No. 3 Judge Joe Weber.

Weber entered a not guilty plea on her behalf, and a pretrial conference hearing was scheduled for Jan. 30.

Kemp was charged after her dog, Athena, was found loose and in poor health near Youngstown Shopping Center and picked up by Jeffersonville Animal Control Nov. 29 and taken to the J.B. Ogle Animal Shelter.

The narrative with the citation says the dog suffered from fleas and had fur missing on most of its hindquarters. 

Tom Lowe, Jeffersonville corporation attorney, said the dog had hookworm and was treated at the Allison Lane Animal Hospital and given medication, but died in the shelter Dec. 19.

Lowe said animal control had a history with dogs cared for by Kemp.

“This is not the first time the dog had been picked up running at large; they had problems with other dogs there, is my understanding,” Lowe previously stated.

Kemp is also currently facing an unrelated D felony charge of maintaining a common nuisance. The charge, issued in October 2012, stems from Jeffersonville police determining that she allowed underage drinking and the use of illegal drugs to take place at her home.

She is slated to appear in Clark County Circuit Court No. 4 for a pretrial conference Feb. 26 in regards to the felony charge. 

Officials with Jefferson County Public Schools have stated that Kemp has been placed on noninstructional duty pending the outcome of her charges.

There was no phone number listed for Kemp in the phone book.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints

LOCAL MAGAZINES
Easter 2014 photos


Click on any photo to purchase it.

LOCAL STATISTICS
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
SKorea Ferry Toll Hits 156, Search Gets Tougher Video Shows Possible Syrian Gas Attack Cubs Superfans Celebrate Wrigley's 100th Raw: Cattle Truck Overturns in Texas Admirers Flock to Dole During Kansas Homecoming Raw: Erupting Volcanoes in Guatemala and Peru Alibaba IPO Could Be Largest Ever for Tech Firm FBI Joining Probe of Suburban NY 'Swatting' Call U.S. Paratroopers in Poland, Amid Ukraine Crisis US Reviews Clemency for Certain Inmates Raw: Violence Erupts in Rio Near Olympic Venue Raw: Deadly Bombing in Egypt Raw: What's Inside a Commercial Jet Wheel Well Raw: Obama Arrives in Japan for State Visit Raw: Anti-Obama Activists Fight Manila Police Motels Near Disney Fighting Homeless Problem Michigan Man Sees Thanks to 'bionic Eye' S.C. Man Apologizes for Naked Walk in Wal-Mart Chief Mate: Crew Told to Escape After Passengers
2013 Photos of the year


Take a look at our most memorable photos from 2013.