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  • 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.

  • Wrecker hits I-71 rock wall, driver killed as vehicles roll into cab

    A Campbellsburg man died in a crash along southbound Interstate 71 Monday morning in Oldham County when the wrecker he operated hit a rock wall. 

    Oldham County Police spokesperson Billy Way said  a flatbed wrecker carrying two passenger cars crashed into the rock wall on I-71 at the 12 mile-marker about 9:15 a.m. Monday.

    The driver of the wrecker, Donald C. Moore, 69, of Campbellsburg,  died in the crash.

  • Man killed as wrecker hits rock wall on I-71 south

    A fatal crash involving a wrecker has southbound lanes of Interstate 71 closed in Oldham County.

    According to police, a flatbed wrecker carrying two passenger cars crashed into the rock wall on I-71 at the 12 milemarker about 9:15 a.m. Monday.

    The driver of the wrecker, a male, died in the crash, but police have not yet identified him.

    Southbound lanes of I-71 are closed at exit 14 in Crestwood. Drivers are forced to exit to Ky. 329 and detour from Ky. 329 to Ky. 22 and to the Gene Snyder Freeway.

  • Westport man faces attempted murder, arson charges after house fire

    A Westport man faces charges attempted murder and arson following a Saturday evening house fire.

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

    Keith Evridge, 36, is charged with three counts of attempted murder, arson, two counts fourth-degree assault, intimidating someone in a legal process and resisting arrest.