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  • Westport’s own Newbery tackles NYC theatre scene

    Broadway. The name alone gives performers chills. It’s the pinnacle of live theater across the world, encompassing 40 theaters in Manhattan.

    If you’re on Broadway, you’ve made it big.

    And that’s where you can find Westport’s Mara Newbery.

    Newbery is performing as part of the first Broadway cast of “A Christmas Story — The Musical” through Dec. 30.

  • Schools highlight safety plans after Connecticut shootings

    As the country grapples with the mass shooting of 26 people in a Connecticut elementary school last week, local officials hosted several safety forums to address parent concerns.

    Forums were held across the county Monday and Tuesday, offering parents and residents an opportunity to learn about safety procedures and ask questions.

  • Semi overturns Wednesday night on I-71 north

    A semi truck overturned Wednesday evening around 7:30 p.m. on I-71 north at mile marker 12.5, spilling soda and leaving a pile of debris alongside the interstate.

    The driver was transported to University of Louisville with minor injuries. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

    Crews hope to cleanup the area tomorrow (Friday), weather permitting. They will shut down the right-hand lane around mile marker 12 starting at 9 a.m. Both lanes will remain open through morning rush hour.

  • Clerk celebrated at retirement party

    Circuit Court Clerk Lynn Mason, left, with former clerk Laura Hargrove, who gave Mason her start in civil service when she hired Mason as a bookkeeper.

    Mason was honored at a retirement celebration Dec. 14.

    Mason is retiring at the end of the year after taking office in 1994.

    Rick Rash was elected to the office in November.

  • Dog dies in Briarhill Estates fire

    A bathroom fire spread through the attic of a Briarhill Estates home Dec. 10 night, destroying the upper parts of the home and damaging much of the residence.

    Around 9 p.m. crews from South Oldham Fire, Pewee Valley Fire and Worthington Fire responded to the 7500 block of Cambridge Drive near Crestwood. Homeowners discovered the fire and attempted to use a fire extinguisher on it, according to SOFD Chief Eddie Turner.

  • Crash injuries twice as high as last December

    Car crash injuries are double that of last December despite a lack of snow and ice, according to statistics compiled from law enforcement agency reports. 

    Sixteen have been injured in Oldham County wrecks since Dec. 1, including several this week.

    Six were injured in a crash on Abbott Lane Dec. 9 when two cars collided head-on around 6 p.m.

  • EMTeenager: Career course helped OCHS alum quickly realize dream

    An Oldham County graduate is on her way to her dream job — thanks to classes she took at the Arvin Center.

     As one of the first graduates of the health science course cluster at the career center, Emily Millett is now working for Oldham County EMS.

    Millett, 19, is a sophomore at Bellarmine University, where she studies biology on a pre-med track.

  • Crash traps vehicle under tractor-trailer in Buckner

    An early morning crash in Buckner closed a stretch of Ky. 146 on Thursday as crews worked to free    an injured woman from her vehicle.

    A car and a tractor-trailer collided in the 4100 block of Ky. 146 near Ky. 393 at 6:18 a.m. Thursday.

    The driver of the car, 68-year-old Betty Moore, was airlifted to University Hospital in Louisville for life-threatening injuries.

  • Magistrate: Tax dollars shouldn’t go to charities

    Members of Oldham County Fiscal Court frequently vote unanimously on various issues – but not when it comes to the county’s non-profit donations.

    Magistrates voted 6-3 to approve grants for five local agencies totaling $15,000 at their Nov. 20 meeting.

    Magistrates JD Sparks, Michael Logsdon and Bob Dye voted against approving the grants, brought forth by members of the human resources committee.

  • Help from above: Air units respond as several fires, crashes occur in short span

    A series of fires and car crashes tested local fire and EMS crews last week and required three helicopter transports to area hospitals.

    Serious crashes occurred Thursday in Crestwood and Friday in both La Grange and Goshen.

    Crews also responded to a boat explosion in Prospect, a brush fire in Westport, a house fire on Bluegrass Parkway, a lawnmower fire in Countryside and a minor electrical fire at the Starbucks Crestwood.