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  • Fair ends early

    Strong storms caused the Oldham County Fair to shut down early, forgoing the biggest night of the week.

    After a crowd of a couple thousand Friday night, fair board members were hoping for a gate of about $30,000 for Saturday night with the draw of motocross competition. But the forecast said otherwise, board member Rae Anne Roley said. They were able to hold the talent contest Saturday afternoon in qualification for the state fair.

    The loss of income could be devastating to the fair, Roley said.

  • Man pleads not guilty to shooting girlfriend with pistol

    A La Grange man who allegedly shot his girlfriend with a pistol in February has entered a not guilty plea. 

    Jason Cornett, 38, faces an assault charge after police say he shot his 22-year-old girlfriend, Ashley Frankrone. According to the police report, Cornett shot Frankrone in her side while he was handling two single-action revolvers in his home.  

    Frankrone received medical treatment at Baptist Hospital Northeast just after the shooting. Emergency crews later moved her to University Hospital in Louisville for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

  • Property Transfers

    Crestwood

    Katherine Farrow and Kimberly Raybourne to Matthew Bisig, lot 56, Magnolia Place, 6208 Sweetbay Drive, Crestwood, $240,000.

    Pamela Potts for the Estate of Betty Luckett, Don Potts, Sherri and Harold Link and David Luckett, to Robert DePrez, lot 1, Blue Creek, 5509 Pearce Way, Crestwood, FCV $53,000, deed in lieu of foreclosure.

    Josiah and Catherine Keats to Anthony and Kelley Roberts, unit 6406-205, Bldg. 5, Madison Park Condominiums, 6406 Shelton Circle, Crestwood, $110,000.

  • Child ID, crime prevention event planned Tuesday

    Sheriff's Night Out is planned Tuesday to raise awareness about crime prevention and community service strategies. 

    The event, free to all Oldham County residents, will be 5 to 8 p.m. at the Oldham County Sheriff’s Office located at 100 W. Jefferson St., La Grange in the rear lot.

    Sponsors include OCSO, Sheriff Steve Sparrow and Liska Conggeshall, general manager of the La Grange Dairy Queen.

    Games, giveaways and educational materials will be available for children and adults. OCSO's Community Services Unit will offer the Child ID program. 

  • Grand jury indicts nine

     An Oldham County grand jury recently handed up the following indictments:

    • Juliette House, 46, is indicted for second-degree forgery, theft by failure to make required disposition of property over $300, tampering with physical evidence and tampering with public records.

  • Ky. 22 will be reduced to one lane

    The Department of Highways District 5 Office announces that Ky. 22 in Oldham County will be reduced to one lane at the Curry’s Fork Bridge, commonly known as Bridge Hill (mile point 4.5) to allow for installation of a high friction pavement coating at this location.  This coating is being applied to improve traction on this section of roadway. 

    The lane closures on Ky. 22 are scheduled for 8 a.m. to 8  p.m. Saturday Traffic will be flagged through the work zone.

  • Drug use on the rise

    Drug use and sale is on the rise in Oldham County public schools, with a 45 percent increase in incidents during the 2008-09 school year according to district officials.

    Current policies aren’t changing the trend so Oldham County Schools officials are considering a more involved policy to stop the increase. Assistant Superintendent Dan Orman said they plan to get more to the root causes of drug use by students.

  • Oldham County Fair continues
  • Local purse proprietor probated

    A Louisville woman charged with selling counterfeit purses at her Crestwood store earlier this year will not serve jail time.

    Stacey Hayes, owner of The Brick House on Ky. 22 in Crestwood, faced charges of counterfeiting intellectual property after investigators discovered wallets and purses with counterfeit designer labels.

    Investigators found several items with a fake Coach label.

    Oldham District Court Judge Diane Wheeler sentenced Hayes to 12 months in jail, two years conditionally discharged. 

  • Oldham’s property tax rate unchanged

    For the fourth year, members of the Oldham County Fiscal Court have kept the county’s property tax rate at nine cents per $100 of real property.

    Shawn Boyle, the county’s chief financial officer said this year new growth in the county is at $105 million.

    “We’ve seen a deceleration of new growth,” he said. “(A property tax rate of) 9.0 puts us in line with our budget philosophy of holding steady and watching what happens.”