Local News

  • Southeast Christian's Oldham campus burglarized

    Police found a suspicious car filled with stolen copper wire at a church construction site early Wednesday morning.

    During a routine patrol about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oldham County Police arrested two men behind the future home of Southeast Christian Church's Oldham County campus in Crestwood Station shopping center.

    When an officer stopped their vehicle, he found a large amount of copper wire stolen from the construction site packed inside.

  • Community prepares for Ironman triathlon

    While colorful signs and cheering spectators are expected to greet Ironman cyclists at one end of U.S. 42  Sunday with excitement and support, as competitors travel farther into the county, those sentiments are diluted.

    The annual Ironman Louisville event is scheduled Sunday, with a 2-mile swim, 26.2-mile run and 112-mile bike ride that runs through Oldham County. While downtown La Grange will host a festival for supporters and spectators, along U.S. 42, it’s more likely the racers will see groups of people in lawn chairs, or no one at all.

  • Oldham school board raises tax rate

    The Oldham County school board has proposed a general fund tax levy of 68.9 cents on real property and 68.9 cents on personal property, an increase of 2 cents compared to taxes levied the previous year. The board has not increased the total real estate tax rate since 2007.

    The board will hold a public hearing at its administrative office located at 6165 W. Ky. 146, Crestwood. Speakers are required to sign-in.

    The proposed general fund tax rates are expected to produce about $39 million, of which nearly $2 million is from new and personal     property.

  • Library earns gold for being green

    With a walking trail and a waterfall, visitors get the impression they’re approaching a lodge in the woods.

    Nestled off Ky. 53 in La Grange, the county’s main library offers just what a lodge does – a retreat from the day-to-day and a chance to enjoy some peace. And it’s the most environmentally-friendly library in the state.

  • Crestwood food mart robbed at gunpoint

    An armed robbery took place late Monday night at a Crestwood gas station and police need help identifying the suspect.

    The clerk at Circle K Food Mart in the 6400 block of Ky. 146  told police a white male entered the store brandishing a handgun and demanded money from the cash register.

    Police said the clerk gave the suspect an undetermined amount of cash from the register, and the suspect fled.

    Surveillance footage shows the man entered the store at 10:17 p.m.

  • ATV overturns, La Grange man killed

    A La Grange man died Saturday while driving an ATV in Henry County.

    According to a press release from Kentucky State Police, officers responded to a wooded area near Franklington Road in Henry County about 7:47 p.m. Saturday.

    Upon arrival, officers found Timothy James, 53, of La Grange, trapped beneath an overturned ATV.

    James died at the scene. His death is under investigation by KSP.

    Crews from three fire departments and Henry County EMS responded to the scene.


  • Teen faces arson charge for playground blaze

    A 15-year-old boy faces an arson charge for a fire that scorched a popular city playground and sparked nearby power lines causing a widespread power outage in mid-June.

    La Grange Police charged a teenage boy Friday with one count second-degree arson, 14 counts wanton endangerment and two counts criminal mischief.

    Police brought wanton endangerment charges against the boy due to substantial danger faced by more than a dozen firefighters who responded to the scene.

    The boy is scheduled to appear in Oldham juvenile court.

  • Harrods Creek bridge reopens

    After two years of construction, injunctions and delays, Harrods Creek bridge reopened Monday afternoon, allowing north Oldham residents a more direct route to downtown Louisville via River Road. The former one-lane bridge closed, some say rather unexpectedly, on Nov. 26, 2008, after Louisville engineers determined guardrails were not sturdy enough.

    “I was out of town for Thanksgiving that year, and I remember coming home to see ‘bridge closed signs.’ It came out of nowhere,” said Todd Eberle, mayor of Prospect.

  • Two weddings and a felony charge

    An Indiana man vowed one Wednesday to love and honor his wife until death parted them.

    The following Wednesday, he made the same vow – to a different woman.

    James E. House, 53, of Sellersburg, Ind. is charged with bigamy after he allegedly married two women just seven days apart.

    An Oldham grand jury recently handed up House’s indictment.

    Court records show House married Christina Settle, a machinist, on April 9, 2008, in Louisville.

    The following week, he married Lisa Ross, a nurse, in La Grange.

  • Louisville man indicted for raping girl, 8

    An Oldham County grand jury recently indicted a 33-year old man on charges of rape, sodomy and sexual abuse of an 8-year-old girl.

    Gerrick Oliver of Louisville is accused of raping the girl at her home on several occasions during 2008.

    The victim told police Oliver, a relative, would drag her to a bedroom by her hair when they were alone in the house. The girl told police Oliver forced her to perform sexual acts and beat her with a belt as he raped her.