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  • BRAIDED & SHACKLED

    Prosecutors say they’ve collected a two-volume notebook binder —with more than 700 pages of information — against a Corbin woman indicted for murdering her newborn in a La Grange prison bathroom March 7.

    Ashley Nicole Cox, 20, appeared before Judge Karen Conrad in Oldham Circuit Court July 1.

    Cox wore braided pigtails and shackles on her wrists and ankles. She erupted in tears as she entered the courtroom, but remained silent during her 15-minute appearance. She shielded her face from media attention.

  • Officials close Lake Louisvilla streets that only existed on paper

    Oldham officials voted July 6 to pass a resolution closing roads that had never been built in the Lake Louisvilla subdivision in Pewee Valley.

    The roads are listed on the original plat for the subdivision and though they are on the county’s list to maintain, they’ve never been developed, Magistrate Bob Deibel said.

    “These aren’t roads, they have never been built as roads,” Deibel said. “They’re just grass right now.”

  • Crestwood man arrested, Tasered three times after biting girlfriend in strip mall parking lot

    Police say they Tasered a 20-year-old Crestwood man at least three times July 1, after he severely bit his girlfriend and attempted to evade officers in a strip mall parking lot.

    Cody J. File, of 5213 Manor Drive, was arrested about 6:28 p.m. July 1 and charged with second-degree assault, police evasion, resisting arrest and criminal mischief.

  • OLDHAM COUNTY BUDGET: IT'S YOUR MONEY

    Some planning and zoning employees will likely work less hours to cut labor expenses, under this year’s $610,000 department budget.

    Louise Allen, director of the county’s Planning & Development Services land-use agency, said she’s confident the department can reduce spending and cut costs without affecting public services.

  • OLDHAM COUNTY BUDGET: IT'S YOUR MONEY

    Road crews are expected to hack as much as $100,000 in county paving projects this year, under Oldham County’s new $20.5 million fiscal budget.

    That’s disappointing news to Sheree Leffel Knopf, who lives in the county’s rural northeastern corner.

    Knopf said road conditions are so poor near Highway 1488, that her husband often tows stuck motorists with his tractor. In rough conditions, she said some neighbors must rely on ATVs to get home. Property owners in the most remote areas have no reliable road access, she said.   

  • La Grange man says seventh-grade ‘gang’ leader likely set Wilborn Park playground fire

    LA GRANGE — A juvenile could be in custody as early as Friday for allegedly igniting a fire that downed power lines and destroyed a city playground earlier this month, according to reports from the La Grange Police Department. 

    Maj. Frank Conway said officers initially questioned a kid after they recovered  his cell phone at the scene of a June 17 fire at Wilborn Park. The kid is a person of interest, Conway said, but not the main suspect.

    Police said they couldn’t comment further about suspects while the case is being investigated.

  • OLDHAM COUNTY BUDGET: IT'S YOUR MONEY

    A two-year wage freeze for county workers won’t thaw soon under this year’s fiscal budget. It’s indefinite when raises for municipal workers — including office clerks, county law enforcement and fire officials — will be reinstated.

    “We are asking employees to forgo a full year now,” Judge-Executive Duane Murner said. “It’s the second time we’ve had to do this. I’m hoping we don’t have to again.”

    The spending moratorium will save the county about $92,000, he said.

  • Sheriff's reports

    Warrant arrests

    Tommy J. Burgin, 33, 4706 Harvest Drive, Crestwood, arrested by OCSO July 21, failure to appear.

    Steven W. Bloomfield, 2107 N. U.S. 12, Ashland City, Tenn., arrested by OCSO July 28, failure to appear.

    Richard W. Bolin, J., 38, 3822 N. Camden Lane, Crestwood, arrested by OCSO July 26, failure to appear.

    Victor W. Burba II, 35, 2476 N. Ky. 393, La Grange, arrested by OCSO July 26, fugitive from justice.

    Timothy L. Cundiff, 43, 3707 Sumerlin Drive, Buckner, arrested by OCSO July 28, failure to comply.

  • Courtney Baxter named interim county attorney

    Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Courtney Baxter was sworn in Tuesday as interim Oldham County Attorney, replacing John Fendley who died June 28 on his Buckner Farm.

    Baxter is also an attorney for Berry, Floyd & Baxter in La Grange.

  • City of Goshen commission to swear-in new member

    When the city of Goshen meets Monday, they’ll do so with a new commissioner.

    John Blumenschein of Goshen will be sworn in at the city’s July meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the North Oldham Fire Department.

    Blumenschein will fill the seat vacated by Michael Reeves, who resigned in June after almost four years on the council.

    Blumenschein and his wife, Paula, have been residents of the area since 1995. They have three children.