Local News

  • Crestwood food mart robbed at gunpoint

    An armed robbery took place late Monday night at a Crestwood gas station and police need help identifying the suspect.

    The clerk at Circle K Food Mart in the 6400 block of Ky. 146  told police a white male entered the store brandishing a handgun and demanded money from the cash register.

    Police said the clerk gave the suspect an undetermined amount of cash from the register, and the suspect fled.

    Surveillance footage shows the man entered the store at 10:17 p.m.

  • ATV overturns, La Grange man killed

    A La Grange man died Saturday while driving an ATV in Henry County.

    According to a press release from Kentucky State Police, officers responded to a wooded area near Franklington Road in Henry County about 7:47 p.m. Saturday.

    Upon arrival, officers found Timothy James, 53, of La Grange, trapped beneath an overturned ATV.

    James died at the scene. His death is under investigation by KSP.

    Crews from three fire departments and Henry County EMS responded to the scene.


  • Teen faces arson charge for playground blaze

    A 15-year-old boy faces an arson charge for a fire that scorched a popular city playground and sparked nearby power lines causing a widespread power outage in mid-June.

    La Grange Police charged a teenage boy Friday with one count second-degree arson, 14 counts wanton endangerment and two counts criminal mischief.

    Police brought wanton endangerment charges against the boy due to substantial danger faced by more than a dozen firefighters who responded to the scene.

    The boy is scheduled to appear in Oldham juvenile court.

  • Harrods Creek bridge reopens

    After two years of construction, injunctions and delays, Harrods Creek bridge reopened Monday afternoon, allowing north Oldham residents a more direct route to downtown Louisville via River Road. The former one-lane bridge closed, some say rather unexpectedly, on Nov. 26, 2008, after Louisville engineers determined guardrails were not sturdy enough.

    “I was out of town for Thanksgiving that year, and I remember coming home to see ‘bridge closed signs.’ It came out of nowhere,” said Todd Eberle, mayor of Prospect.

  • Two weddings and a felony charge

    An Indiana man vowed one Wednesday to love and honor his wife until death parted them.

    The following Wednesday, he made the same vow – to a different woman.

    James E. House, 53, of Sellersburg, Ind. is charged with bigamy after he allegedly married two women just seven days apart.

    An Oldham grand jury recently handed up House’s indictment.

    Court records show House married Christina Settle, a machinist, on April 9, 2008, in Louisville.

    The following week, he married Lisa Ross, a nurse, in La Grange.

  • Louisville man indicted for raping girl, 8

    An Oldham County grand jury recently indicted a 33-year old man on charges of rape, sodomy and sexual abuse of an 8-year-old girl.

    Gerrick Oliver of Louisville is accused of raping the girl at her home on several occasions during 2008.

    The victim told police Oliver, a relative, would drag her to a bedroom by her hair when they were alone in the house. The girl told police Oliver forced her to perform sexual acts and beat her with a belt as he raped her.


    Prosecutors say they’ve collected a two-volume notebook binder —with more than 700 pages of information — against a Corbin woman indicted for murdering her newborn in a La Grange prison bathroom March 7.

    Ashley Nicole Cox, 20, appeared before Judge Karen Conrad in Oldham Circuit Court July 1.

    Cox wore braided pigtails and shackles on her wrists and ankles. She erupted in tears as she entered the courtroom, but remained silent during her 15-minute appearance. She shielded her face from media attention.

  • Officials close Lake Louisvilla streets that only existed on paper

    Oldham officials voted July 6 to pass a resolution closing roads that had never been built in the Lake Louisvilla subdivision in Pewee Valley.

    The roads are listed on the original plat for the subdivision and though they are on the county’s list to maintain, they’ve never been developed, Magistrate Bob Deibel said.

    “These aren’t roads, they have never been built as roads,” Deibel said. “They’re just grass right now.”

  • Crestwood man arrested, Tasered three times after biting girlfriend in strip mall parking lot

    Police say they Tasered a 20-year-old Crestwood man at least three times July 1, after he severely bit his girlfriend and attempted to evade officers in a strip mall parking lot.

    Cody J. File, of 5213 Manor Drive, was arrested about 6:28 p.m. July 1 and charged with second-degree assault, police evasion, resisting arrest and criminal mischief.


    Some planning and zoning employees will likely work less hours to cut labor expenses, under this year’s $610,000 department budget.

    Louise Allen, director of the county’s Planning & Development Services land-use agency, said she’s confident the department can reduce spending and cut costs without affecting public services.