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  • Truck smashes into Era sign

    An unexpected visitor crashed outside The Oldham Era late Tuesday night as staff members completed the Jan. 27 edition of the newspaper.

    The driver told police that as he turned left from Washington Street onto Ky. 53 (First Street) that he swerved to Dodge a vehicle traveling without headlights toward Main Street.

    The truck crashed into The Oldham Era's sign.

  • Train strikes car in Pewee Valley

    A Crestwood man is recovering from injuries he suffered after he crossed in front of a train at Central Avenue in Pewee Valley and the train pushed his vehicle from its path.  
    The collision occurred about 5 p.m. Monday as 82-year-old Hershel Finney of Crestwood drove through the Central Avenue (Ky. 362) crossing toward Ky. 146 in front of a CSX train traveling westbound.

  • Controlled Shutdown

    As snow filled the parking lot of Baptist Northeast Hospital in LaGrange Thursday afternoon, the second floor conference room of the hospital filled with community leaders and hospital administrators. They gathered to discuss the future of Oldham County's only Community Care facility for low-income people without health insurance.

  • Grand jury indicts eight

    An Oldham County grand jury recently handed up the following
    indictments:
    • Joshua N. Fast, 24, and Katherine J. Fogarty, 24, are indicted for theft by unlawful taking over $10,000 and theft of a controlled substance.

  • Property tranfers from the Jan. 20 edition

    Pewee Valley
    Sherry Smith Phelps to Sherry and Joseph Phelps, quitclaim, lot 98, Ashbrooke Residential Community, 8601 Shenandoah Drive, Pewee Valley.
    Gerald and Juanita Rogne to Juanita Rogne, lot 133 Ashbrooke Residential Community, 8702 Riverbirch Court, Pewee Valley, FCV $128,500.

  • Robbery leads to police chase up, down I-71

    Two men facing robbery charges led police on a chase through Crestwood and in both directions of Interstate 71 Saturday afternoon as two children sat in the backseat.

    A burglary took place about 3:40 p.m. Saturday at Cox's Smokers Outlet on Central Avenue off Ky. 146. According to surveillance footage, one man entered the business wearing a red toboggan, red gloves and pointing a handgun at two clerks.

    Minutes later, officers spotted a Ford Taurus on Old Ky. 329 matching the description provided by employees at the store.

  • Designing the future

    A group of people huddle together so they can hear every word the tour guide is saying, although a few stragglers are just walking up after stopping to take a photo of the interesting architecture that lines the street. A dozen eager listeners match every step Barbara Manley Edds takes. If she stops, they halt. When she points, they look and occasionally take notes.

  • Flow of information is a point of contention

    “Half-truths and lies” are two accusations that stand out from Tuesday’s fiscal court meeting.
    In a modest and unassuming manner, members of fiscal court moved through their agenda to the spot on the list for public comment.

  • Heavy Snow in Oldham County nearing 2 inches. Roads slick and hazardous.

    Heavy snow has made its way to Oldham County and current accumulations are nearing two to three inches. The National Weather service is predicting as much as six inches total with snow tapering off by late evening. A National Weather Service Winter Weather Warning will remain in effect until 1 am EST.

  • Police track FedEx shipment of marijuana to Crestwood men

    Two Crestwood men and a Pleasureville man face drug charges after police tracked a FedEx package of marijuana sent from California and scheduled to arrive at a Pleasureville home.