Local News

  • Pilot sentenced in $2M scheme

    A Crestwood man is the last of 14 defendants to be sentenced in a $2 million scheme to defraud the Department of Veterans Affairs.

    Dean Anthony Toth, 39, of Crestwood, was sentenced to one year and nine months imprisonment, and Daniel Joseph Milliner, 48, of Mauckport, Ind., was sentenced to two years imprisonment in U.S. District Court for conspiring with 12 others to defraud the VA through fraudulent disability benefits.

    U.S. District Court Judge Jennifer B. Coffman also sentenced Toth and Milliner to three years’ supervised release following incarceration.

  • Waiting on rain

    It seemed like the heat wave would never end, but it did. And now, it seems rain will never return to Oldham County.

    With only three days of rain in the month of September and less than a week’s worth in August, Oldham County is in the midst of a serious drought. The entire county’s been under a burn ban since mid-June and unless there’s some significant rain in the next few days, it’ll likely be extended – end date to be determined.

  • ‘Surprise’ $2M changes school board budget

    Oldham school board members had only one night to review and approve a $110 million revised working budget for fiscal year 2010-11.

  • Crestwood doctor arrested for alleged assault

    A Crestwood doctor faces a sodomy charge after a patient reported she is a victim of sexual assault.

    Oldham County Police arrested Dr. Ashok Alur, 56, of Crestwood, on Monday after a 38-year-old female patient told detectives Alur allegedly assaulted her during an office visit during the week prior.

    OCPD spokesperson Mike Head said the woman is a regular patient of Alur. She visited his office for a medical procedure when the alleged assault took place, Head said.

  • Nine Oldham schools stop short of federal goal

    Report cards are in and Oldham’s overall performance has slipped, according to 2010 “No Child Left Behind” results released last week by the Kentucky Dept. of Education.

    Only eight of the county’s 17 public schools included in test results met all of their reading and math goals under NCLB, compared to 13 last year.

    NCLB, a federal act signed into law in January 2002, requires state testing and accountability for public schools. All Kentucky schools are expected to make adequate yearly progress and reach complete academic proficiency by 2014.

  • Man who shot woman doesn’t face jail time

    A La Grange man who allegedly shot his girlfriend with a pistol in February 2009 won’t face any jail time – unless  he’s drinking, using drugs or possesses a firearm.

    Jason Cornett, 39, originally pleaded not guilty for shooting his girlfriend, Ashley Frankrone, then 22, while handling two single-action revolvers in his home.

    Frankrone received treatment at Baptist Hospital Northeast and then University Hospital in Louisville for non-life-threatening injuries.

  • More than half of Oldham grads are college ready

    More than half of Oldham County’s Class of 2010 are considered college- or career-ready, according to data released last week by the Kentucky Department of Education.

    In contrast, only 34 percent of high school graduates across the state –  40,528 public high school graduates in 2010 – are considered ready.

    Oldham County Schools had 774 high school graduates in 2010.

  • Strand of hair found, murder trial delayed

    A single hair found on the shorts of a murder victim more than 19 months after his death has delayed a trial for one of two men charged in connection with the crime.

    Raymond Carrion II and Jason Parr are charged in connection with the Feb. 1, 2009 shooting death of 33-year-old James E. Bailey in his La Grange apartment.

    Two young boys were in the apartment at the time of the shooting and at the time, one described the burglars as wearing bandanas “cowboy style.”

  • Candidates square off over state spending

    State spending, expanded gambling and the future of Oldham roads and schools are key issues in the race for State Senate District 26 and House District 47. 

    Candidates engaged in a forum Sept. 16 at Oldham County High School as State Sen. Ernie Harris (R-Crestwood) debated his challenger, Democrat John Black, while state Rep. Rick Rand (D-Bedford) squared off against political newcomer, Republican Theodore “T.K.” Broecker.

  • Walking to feed a local need

    Nancy Doty is walking for Jesus and she wants others to join her.

    Doty, along with as many as 100 others, will participate in the Oldham County CROP Hunger Walk 2010 on Saturday at Covenant United Methodist Church in La Grange.