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  • 345-home subdivision in limbo since 2004 is headed back to Oldham P&Z

    Despite a court ruling declaring a proposed Crestwood subdivision void and illegal, construction continues.
    Neighboring residents have filed another complaint alleging continuing activity on the roads designated for the subdivision and for the fifth time in about as many years, the development plan is headed back to planning and zoning.

  • Free health clinic to close, LOCAL bus service will change

    A popular medical clinic for uninsured residents will close effective Feb. 1.
     The Community Care Clinic, facilitated by HDB Service Group, will honor all December and January appointments.
    HDB Executive Director Cynthia Stafford said as with any responsible small business, HDB constantly evaluates its capacity to deliver quality services.
    HDB’s board of directors recently voted to implement two major organizational changes – closing the clinic and altering LOCAL transit bus service.

  • Audit of Passport Health prompts quick changes

    University Health Care, Inc. which does business as Passport Health Plan announced today that Mark B. Carter has accepted the position of interim chief executive officer effective Dec. 1.  

    His first priority will be to evaluate current management policies and practices and to begin the process of putting into place a new operational structure.  

  • Crestwood doctor charged with sodomy faces civil suit from alleged victim

    Crestwood doctor is subject of civil suit
    Three tracts of land and a visit to Goodwill are points of contention in a lawsuit accusing a Crestwood doctor of sexual assault.
    Tammy Simmons, 38, of Bedford, has filed a civil suit alleging she’s a victim of unwanted sexual contact that allegedly took place in Dr. Ashok Alur’s Crestwood office.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Bedford man charged for attempting to mow down Oldham cyclists

    A Bedford man is charged with second-degree wanton endangerment after authorities say he attempted to mow down cyclists earlier this summer with his pick-up truck.

    Following a two month-investigation, Oldham County Police on Tuesday arrested Robert James Wagner, 22, of Bedford, after he reportedly confessed that he attempted to run a cyclist off an Oldham County roadway, shortly after August's Ironman event.

  • CRESTWOOD DOCTOR ACCUSED OF SODOMIZING PATIENT ARRAIGNED IN OLDHAM CIRCUIT COURT

    A Crestwood doctor accused of sexually assaulting a female patient will return to court after the first of the year.

    A small group of supporters gathered in the Oldham Circuit Court Thursday as Dr. Ashok Alur, 56, of Louisville, was arraigned by Judge Diane Wheeler on a charge of first-degree sodomy.

    Wheeler left bond at $50,000 cash, which Alur posted the day after his arrest. He spent one night in the Oldham County Jail.

  • BRENTWOOD SUBDIVISION PLANS COULD BE ON DEAD END STREET

    After nearly six years and several lawsuits, appeals and hearings, the proposed Brentwood subdivision is again at a standstill.

    Circuit Court Judge Karen Conrad recently ruled in favor of 11 neighboring residents of the Crestwood site in overturning the Oldham Planning Commission’s approval of the 345-home planned community.

  • JASON PARR MURDER TRIAL DELAYED

    A single strand of hair found on the shorts of a murder victim will delay the trial of one man charged with the crime — and may soon delay another.

    Jason Parr, one of the men charged in connection with the burglary and shooting death of James E. Bailey, 33, in La Grange on Feb. 1, 2009, appeared Thursday in Oldham District Court.

    Parr’s trial is currently set to begin in March, but prosecutors have requested a DNA test of a hair recently found on the murder victim’s shorts.

  • HAM ON THE LAM

    A 280-pound pig that’s likely far from home has found a temporary one since a crew of animal control workers, police and firefighters captured it roaming more than two weeks ago near Ky. 53 and Old Moody Lane.

    Around 11 p.m. on Oct. 25, members of the Ballardsville Fire Department were forced to detain the hefty black and white sow, after spotting it about a mile from that community.

  • Record Turnout

    More than 22,000 of the almost 41,000 registered voters in Oldham County made their voices heard in Tuesday’s general election. They chose seven new magistrates, a new judge-executive, constables and in the case of the city of La Grange, a new mayor.

    Oldham County Clerk Julie Klosterman Barr said the turnout of about 55 percent of the county’s voters is a higher one than she’s seen in a while. With all those votes – including those for six write-in candidates - Barr said the day went smoothly.