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  • Duo forged $2 money orders, cashed for $500

    Two people are indicted after they allegedly attempted to cash forged money orders in Henry and Shelby County businesses.

    Anthony J. Hewitt, 31, Crestwood, is charged with 20 counts second-degree forgery. 

    Miranda Armstrong, 27, of Eminence, is charged with four counts possession of a forged instrument.

    In July, Armstrong purchased 20 money orders for $2 each at the Eminence post office, according to post office employee Angie Lentz.

  • A people person

    If you ask Dennis Johnson how it feels to be named the Oldham Countian of the Year, he’ll say he’s not worthy. His friends, family and colleagues think differently.

    To say Johnson was surprised with the honor would be an understatement, he said, after he received the honor during the Oldham County Chamber of Commerce’s quarterly dinner Tuesday.

    Co-workers say Johnson admits to talking a lot, but when he received the award, Johnson told the crowd for the “first time in my life I don’t know what to say.” 

  • Suspicious SUV in your subdivision?

    Rumors about suspicious vehicles tooling through a South Oldham subdivision are spreading like wild fire.

    Police say an encounter between a 14-year-old boy and an unidentified driver of a red van or SUV in Briar Hill Estates subdivision is the single cause for concern. 

    Oldham County Police Lt. Col. Billy Way said a 14-year-old resident of Cambridge Drive in Briar Hill Estates was skateboarding Sept. 14 when he was approached by a red van or SUV with what appeared to be Minnesota tags. 

  • Springhouse Estates residents concerned about road conditions

    Residents of Springhouse Estates Phase 3 are unhappy with several road and draining issues in their neighborhood and are asking the developer to fix them soon.

    Several homeowners in phase 3 have reported potholes, cracking and shifting in concrete, broken curbs and standing water in some places for days after it rains. 

    They’ve brought the issue to the Oldham County Planning Commission and corresponded with developer Mike Monsour of Monsour Builders as well as Paragon Management. 

  • Sheriff’s reports

     

    Warrant arrests

    Mary B. Fradella, 25, 20 Apache Circle, Eminence, arrested by OCSO Sept. 2, failure to pay as ordered.

    Robert N. Welcher Jr., 39, 619 Hitt Lane, Louisville, arrested by OCSO Sept. 2, failure to appear.

    Cynthia Daulton, 45, 5107 Mediterranean Court, Louisville, arrested by OCSO Sept. 2, failure to comply.

    Deborah C. Eberwein, 53, 3907 Briar Ridge Road, La Grange, arrested by OCSO Sept. 2, failure to appear.

  • Property transfers

    Buckner

    Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Shannon and Kevin Cook, lot 77, Darby Pointe, 5103 Fox Run Road, Buckner, $225,000.

    Charles and Donna Brown to Kirk Brown, gift, tract 3, 1.78 acres east of Ky. 393, FMV $17,500.

    Crestwood

    Jeffrey Hicks, Samuel Hicks, Will Hicks and Carly Hicks to Jeffrey Hicks, lot 25, Chapel View, 8206 Highview Court, Crestwood, FCV $400,000.

  • Voegele launches resident survey

    Oldham County Magistrate David Voegele is asking residents to participate in a public issues survey. The survey is posted on OldhamCountyUSA.com. 

    Questions on the survey cover many topics of interest in the county, including election financing, economic and residential development, satisfaction with public services, recreation, as well as other issues that come before fiscal court.

    “I think people who will be surprised by some of the questions,” he said. “I tried to be both direct and flexible.” 

  • NOHS security tight amid shooting threat

     Parents of North Oldham High School students recently learned of a written threat referring to a shooting at the school on Sept. 21.

    A student discovered the threat written on a boys’ restroom wall a week earlier. 

    NOHS Principal Lisa Jarrett informed parents by letter that the threat exists, and police continue to investigate the threat. 

    Jarrett said no threat is dismissed or ignored without a thorough investigation, however, school officials have no further information regarding the seriousness of the threat of its author.

  • Fire damages home on Madison Street

    Firefighters responded to a house fire Tuesday afternoon at 204 E. Madison St. About 20 firefighters from Ballardsville Fire Department and La Grange Fire and Rescue were on scene and LFRD Major Keith Smith said the homeowners weren’t in the home when the fire started. 

    Smith said a neighbor reported the fire and kicked in the door of the residence to rescue the homeowners’ dogs.

  • SOHS student hospitalized after incident

    A South Oldham High School student collapsed recently during an activity. 

    SOHS Principal Dorenda Neihof said a 14-year-old male student collapsed at school Sept. 15. At the time of his collapse, he was participating in a voluntary activity with U.S. Marines who were visiting the school, she said.

    Neihof said the on-site school nurse rendered aide immediately and the student was transported to the hospital via ambulance. The student remains hospitalized, she said.