Local News

  • County-wide burn ban starts May 1

    A county-wide restriction on open burning goes into effect next week.

    The burn ban starts May 1 and continues through Sept. 30.

    Oldham County Emergency Management Director Kevin Nuss said the ban is mandated by the federal Clean Air Act to limit already-high pollution levels during the summer months.

    There are exemptions to the burn ban, including setting fires for cooking food (e.g., grills or cooking pits); recreational or ceremonial purposes (e.g., small bonfires or campfires); and recognized agricultural or wildlife management practices.

  • County judges’ task force seeks improvements for Interstate 71

    With millions of state tax dollars going to improve interstates 64 and 65 running into and out of Louisville, one group is asking: What about Interstate 71?

    In recent years, stretches of I-64 and I-65 have been widened to six lanes to accommodate increased traffic.

    That has the judge-executives of six counties along I-71 wondering when that road will get its due.

    To get an answer, they’ve formed Kentucky Connected.

  • Pewee Valley teacher accused of sex with student

    A Pewee Valley woman who teaches middle school language arts is charged with sexual abuse of a student while in a parked car.

    Louisville Metro Police arrested Jessica Boyers, 24, of Pewee Valley, at 11:30 p.m. April 11 in Buechel Park.
    According to LMPD, officers found Boyers and a juvenile male in a vehicle at Buechel Park. The juvenile told police he and Boyers had sexual contact.

    Boyers has pleaded not guilty to first-degree sexual abuse. She was released from jail Friday on bond.

  • Drunk man arrested outside Oldham Co. Public Library

    La Grange Police arrested a homeless man outside the Oldham County Public Library for alcohol intoxication.

    Larry Marsee, 49, of La Grange, was arrested at 6:30 p.m. April 3, after police received several complaints of a man disturbing patrons at the library. According to police, he was unable to stand or walk due to intoxication.

    He pleaded guilty to the charges in Oldham district court, and said he keeps a stash of liquor under a culvert in La Grange.

  • Oldham police officer indicted on criminal charges

    A police officer arrested for ‘sexting’ a high school girl he met during a traffic stop has been indicted for his communication with the teenager and also for falsifying a police report for an unrelated DUI arrest.

    OCPD Officer Harry S. “Shane” Mosley resigned Sept. 28 as police pursued charges against him related to cell phone communication he had with a teenager.

    An Oldham County grand jury recently handed up two indictments with criminal charges for Mosley.

  • Crestwood woman shares Boston experience

    The Oldham Era has heard from friends and family members of several local runners who competed in today's Boston Marathon.

    Kathy Riley, of Crestwood, is in Boston with friends Ashli Collins and Andrea Faulk who ran the race.

    Riley said the two runners crossed the finish line just moments before the blasts rocked the area. Fortunately, both are safe and unharmed.

    Jennifer Jones said via email that her brother-in-law Brian Jones, who also competed, is safe and back at his hotel room.

  • Crestwood man dies in motorcycle crash

    A Crestwood man died Wednesday evening when he crashed his motorcycle in Shelby County.

    According to police, a 2006 Blue Yamaha Motorcycle traveling east on Aiken Road at 7:50 p.m. left the roadway and struck a roadsign near a curve. 

    The driver, Steven A. Ball, 40, of Crestwood, was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Oldham County health assessed

    On the heels of being ranked the healthiest county in the state, an Oldham County study shows residents may not be quite so healthy.

    A community health assessment released this week shows lack of physical activity, poor nutrition and substance abuse are red flags for Oldham County residents.

  • Million-dollar and $200,000 winning lottery tickets sold in Crestwood, La Grange

    Two Oldham County retailers sold winning tickets for Wednesday night's Kentucky Lottery drawings. 

    According to Kentucky Lottery officials, the Circle K gas station in Crestwood sold a winning $1 million Powerball ticket.

  • LABOR CABINET: County owes 5 employees $324,000 for on-call nights, weekends since 2009

    Five animal control officers are owed more than $300,000 in back pay from Oldham County government for on-call evenings and weekends dating back to July 2009, according to the state labor cabinet.