Local News

  • Sheriff & police reports

    Warrant arrests

    Jacobi Tolbert, 25, 4736 Shenandoah Drive, Louisville, arrested by OCSO Aug. 18, failure to comply.

    Joseph C. Hager, 42, 1535 Dawkins Road, La Grange, arrested by OCSO Aug. 21, fourth-degree assault.

    Richard N. Petty, 36, 102 Franklin Ave., La Grange, arrested by OCSO Aug. 21, failure to comply.

    Jeremy W. Pierce, 38, 5510 Morning Glory Lane, Louisville, arrested by OCSO Aug. 25, receiving stolen property.

  • Looking back: the aftermath of Hurricane Ike

    Officials are still waiting for $145,558.

    A year ago, The Oldham Era reported the devastation of winds from Hurricane Ike that ripped through the county, taking several trees, limbs and power lines down in its path. Residents sought out shelter or opened their homes to neighbors and later drug their downed trees and limbs to the side of the road for county crews to pick up.

    Oldham County, like several others in the state last September, was declared a federal disaster area. Federal and state funding has been promised to Oldham and some has already been paid.

  • Wrecker hits I-71 rock wall, driver killed as vehicles roll into cab

    A Campbellsburg man died in a crash along southbound Interstate 71 Monday morning in Oldham County when the wrecker he operated hit a rock wall. 

    Oldham County Police spokesperson Billy Way said  a flatbed wrecker carrying two passenger cars crashed into the rock wall on I-71 at the 12 mile-marker about 9:15 a.m. Monday.

    The driver of the wrecker, Donald C. Moore, 69, of Campbellsburg,  died in the crash.

  • Man killed as wrecker hits rock wall on I-71 south

    A fatal crash involving a wrecker has southbound lanes of Interstate 71 closed in Oldham County.

    According to police, a flatbed wrecker carrying two passenger cars crashed into the rock wall on I-71 at the 12 milemarker about 9:15 a.m. Monday.

    The driver of the wrecker, a male, died in the crash, but police have not yet identified him.

    Southbound lanes of I-71 are closed at exit 14 in Crestwood. Drivers are forced to exit to Ky. 329 and detour from Ky. 329 to Ky. 22 and to the Gene Snyder Freeway.

  • Westport man faces attempted murder, arson charges after house fire

    A Westport man faces charges attempted murder and arson following a Saturday evening house fire.

    Police responded to a fire in the 6000 block of Washington Street in Westport at 6:23 p.m. Saturday.

    Keith Evridge, 36, is charged with three counts of attempted murder, arson, two counts fourth-degree assault, intimidating someone in a legal process and resisting arrest.

  • Property transfers


    Charles and Leslie Hall Jr. to Christopher and Ginger Thomas, lot 44, Westwood, 5314 Cross Creek Drive, Crestwood, $250,000.

    Hogan Holdings 26 LLC to Eline Development Company, tract 1, 1.41 acres at Ky. 22 and Ky. 329 and tract II easement, Crestwood, $5,300,000.

    Heritage Home Builders LLC to Citizen Union Bank Inc., Tract 2 Ky. 2859 or Fible Lane, Crestwood, principal note $225,000, FCV $35,000.

    Robert and Carla Jones to Oldham County Fiscal Court, lots 68, 69, 224 and 225, Lakewood Valley, Crestwood, FMV $19,000.

  • YMCA offers diabetes prevention program

    The Oldham County YMCA is offering a diabetes prevention program beginning Monday. 

    This comprehensive 16-week program will cover topics such as nutrition, exercise, and behavior modification in each one-hour session. 

    The cost is $100 for program members and $50 for facility members. 

    Registration is available at the Oldham County YMCA. For information please contact Karen Wyatt at 502-222-9358 or kwyatt@ymcalouisville.org

  • Family’s artwork now on display at Trimble County library

    A grandmother and granddaughter exhibition, featuring the artwork of Marilyn and Anna Alger is being shown now through Sept. 30 at the Trimble County Library.

  • Grand jury indicts nine

    An Oldham County grand jury recently handed up the following indictments:

    • Monica Kinnard, 39, is indicted for third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, no insurance, speeding and careless driving. 

    According to the indictment, on April 19, she allegedly distributed, sold or possessed with intent to distribute, sell or transfer codeine; she  failed to have car insurance; she operated a car at a greater speed than is reasonable; and operated a vehicle without regard for the safety and convenience of pedestrians and other vehicles on the highway.

  • Saturday is a fun-filled day in Oldham County

    Oldham County Backyard BBQ & craft festival

    The South Oldham Lions Club is sponsoring the Oldham County Backyard BBQ and craft festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in Crestwood.

    Admission is free and the event features music by “Hog Operation,” a play area for the kids, adult and kids’ backyard BBQ competition, arts and crafts booths, a cornhole tournament, a “Battle of the High School Bands” contest and more.

    There will also be a Best Pie in Oldham County Contest. There is a $5 entry fee per pie.