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  • Crestwood man indicted on 20 counts forgery

    Two people have been 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.

  • ‘On Golden Pond’ opens season at Little Colonel Playhouse

    The Little Colonel Players open their 53rd season with “On Golden Pond”, Ernest Thompson’s touching study of love and life in the twilight years. 

    Directed by Greg Tudor, On Golden Pond premieres Sept. 24, with the Little Colonel Player’s traditional opening night dinner theatre at the Playhouse in Pewee Valley. 

    The show runs through Oct. 4, with performances at 8 p.m. Sept. 24 to 26 and Oct. 2 and 3. Additional performances are 2:30 p.m.  Sept. 27  and Oct. 4.

  • Kids’ Balloon Walk event is Oct. 3

    The South Oldham Rotary Club is looking for Oldham County businesses to participate in a Kid’s Balloon Walk community event Oct. 3 at Crestwood Baptist Church. 

    Businesses can rent space at the event for $30.  

    For information visit www.southoldhamrotary.org or contact Fariba Muhlheizler at 523-9052.

  • Walk to fight poverty

    At 2 p.m. Sept. 27, Oldham Countians will gather at Covenant United Methodist Church in La Grange to walk together to fight poverty. 

    The walk is four miles, and participants are asked to get sponsors to raise money for the work of Church World Service in nearly 80 different countries around the world. 

    This is the first time Oldham County has hosted a CROP walk. CROP stands for Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty. 

  • Property transfers

    Crestwood

    Misty and Brian Wilburn to Robert and Alma Greenrose, gift, lot 35, Foxwood, 5303 Foxwood Drive, Crestwood, FMV $335,000.

    Thomas and Amanda Morris to Patrick Burnett, lot 182, Poplar Hill, 9611 Applewood Court, Crestwood, $215,000.

    The Estate of Claudia Duffy to James Martel, unit 6405 to 103, building 1, Madison Park Condominium, 50 percent interest, 6405 Cameron Lane, unit 103, Crestwood, $45,240.24.

    Janet Lenahan to Jennifer Rose, quitclaim, lot 95, Lakewood Valley, 1003 Georgie Court, Crestwood, FCV $102,000.

  • House fire leads to attempted murder charge

    A Westport man is in jail following a Saturday evening house fire police say he set with his girlfriend and her family members inside. 

    Police responded to a fire in the 6000 block of Washington Street in Westport at 6:23 p.m. Saturday.

    Oldham County Police spokesperson Chris Morris said before the fire began, officers visited the home of 36-year-old Keith Evridge after he requested that police remove his girlfriend from his house. 

  • Police discover 1,580 pounds of marijuana in semi

     Police arrested a truck driver Monday along Interstate 71 in Oldham County after seizing nearly 1,600 pounds of marijuana from his tractor-trailer.

    Sohrab F. Shamoil, 47, of Mesa, Ariz., was charged with careless driving and first-offense trafficking in marijuana over 5 pounds, a felony, according to a KSP news release.

    “This is the largest marijuana seizure at one time at our post,” Detective Sgt. Vic Hubbuch said Tuesday. He said the street value of the pot is estimated at about $4 million.

  • NOHS security tight following written threat of shooting

    Parents of North Oldham High School students learned Tuesday of a written threat referring to a shooting at the school.

    NOHS Principal Lisa Jarrett informed parents by letter that the threat appeared on the wall of a boys' restroom stall at the school Monday.

    The threat mentions a school shooting occurring Monday, Sept. 21.

    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.

  • Sheriff & police reports

    Warrant arrests

    Jacobi Tolbert, 25, 4736 Shenandoah Drive, Louisville, arrested by OCSO Aug. 18, failure to comply.

    Joseph C. Hager, 42, 1535 Dawkins Road, La Grange, arrested by OCSO Aug. 21, fourth-degree assault.

    Richard N. Petty, 36, 102 Franklin Ave., La Grange, arrested by OCSO Aug. 21, failure to comply.

    Jeremy W. Pierce, 38, 5510 Morning Glory Lane, Louisville, arrested by OCSO Aug. 25, receiving stolen property.

  • Looking back: the aftermath of Hurricane Ike

    Officials are still waiting for $145,558.

    A year ago, The Oldham Era reported the devastation of winds from Hurricane Ike that ripped through the county, taking several trees, limbs and power lines down in its path. Residents sought out shelter or opened their homes to neighbors and later drug their downed trees and limbs to the side of the road for county crews to pick up.

    Oldham County, like several others in the state last September, was declared a federal disaster area. Federal and state funding has been promised to Oldham and some has already been paid.