Local News

  • 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.

  • Auditor requires school districts to report superintendents’ benefits

    Oldham County Schools’ Superintendent Will Wells has complied with a state request for financial information from him and other Kentucky school leaders.

  • U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie opens field office in La Grange

    U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie has opened a new district office in Oldham County.

    The office is located at 108 W. Jefferson Street in La Grange. It is staffed by Stacie Lewis Rockaway, Rep. Massie’s western district field representative.

  • Centerfield Elementary principal to retire March 28

    For a dozen years, students have been greeted by name at Centerfield Elementary by the smiling face of Principal Diane Morgan. 

    But now, after 27 years in education, Morgan is stepping down at the end of March.

    “I feel I’ve done the very best work I can do for these kids and these families,” said Morgan, who oversaw a major renovation of the school last summer because she wanted to leave the building better than she found it.