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  • Dog tracks burglary suspect four miles

    A burglary at Apple Patch Community in Brownsboro led to a four-mile search of the area for a suspect by officers and OCPD’s canine unit.

    Officers headed to the scene about 2 a.m. July 16 to the scene of a burglary in progress after Oldham County Police received information from La Grange Police.

    At the scene, officers detained a male suspect later identified as Michael K. Rogers, 19, of the 200 block of South Cedar Street, La Grange.

  • Chamber extends deadline for award nominations to 5 p.m. Friday

    The deadline to nominate your picks for Oldham Countian of the Year and the Oldham County Top Achiever Awards has been extended. 

    At the request of members, the chamber will accept nominations for the awards through 5 p.m. Friday. 

    Awards will be presented in the fall. 

    For information, call 222-1635 or e-maill DEKarem@OldhamCountyChamber.com

  • Dog is master of his I-71 domain

    There’s a big white dog hanging out in the median of the interstate, and yes, officers from Oldham County Animal Control are aware.

    The agency has received more than 300 calls in the past two weeks from people who have spotted the dog along I-71, director Barbara Rosenman said.

    That amount doesn’t count the hundreds of calls fielded by employees at Oldham County Dispatch, Oldham County Police and La Grange Police, she said.

  • Oldham County Fair
  • Non-resident wins Miss Oldham County Fair

    For the first time in history, a girl from outside Oldham County is Miss Oldham County Fair. Erica Lee Moore, 18, of Pleasureville won the crown Tuesday night.

     

  • Court opens bids for road resurfacing

    Members of the Oldham County Fiscal Court heard bid openings for road resurfacing projects in the county and also in the City of Crestwood.

    Roads include Brittany Road, Fendley Road and Caywood subdivision. The court approved Ohio Valley Asphalt’s $306,713.20 bid.

    Members of the court also heard three bids for road projects in Crestwood, from Flynn Brothers, Ohio Valley Asphalt and Mac Construction. The Crestwood City Council will decided which company to award the project.

  • Grand jury indicts 11

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

    • Janice S. Pace, 28, is indicted for failure to report change in order to receive benefits.

    According to the indictment, between Oct. 1, 2007 and Feb. 28, 2008, she allegedly failed to disclose material facts to prevent or reduce payment of food stamps and Medicaid.

    • William G. Devine, 62, is indicted for theft by failure to make required disposition of property over $300.

  • New faces at OCPD, OCSD

    Dwaine Durrett is the Oldham County Police Department’s newest recruit. 

    OCPD Chief Mike Griffin introduced Durrett to the members of fiscal court at the court’s meeting Tuesday.

    Ed Basquill is the new manager at the Oldham County Sewer District. Rob Nicholas of Veolia Water introduced Basquill at Tuesday’s meeting.

     

  • La Grange man killed in motorcycle crash

    A La Grange man died Saturday after his motorcycle crashed on U.S. 42.

    According to police, Matthew Huberty, 22, of La Grange, wasn’t wearing a helmet when his motorcycle crashed about 5:15 p.m. Saturday at U.S. 42 and Tobacco Road.

    Witnesses told police Huberty was traveling east bound on U.S. 42 when he lost control of his motorcycle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Sketch released of man suspected in Pewee Valley assault

    A man who allegedly physically and sexually assaulted a 23-year-old woman outside a Pewee Valley church in the wee hours of July 11 is still at large. 

    Oldham County Police have released a sketch of the man. The victim describes him as a black man in his mid 20s, about 5-foot-10 and 180 pounds.

    The woman told police she was abducted from The Paddock apartments as she walked from her vehicle to a family member’s apartment around midnight July 11.