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  • River road bridge to expand to two lanes this year

    Plans are under way to replace the crumbling 96 year-old one-lane bridge over Harrods Creek on River Road in Prospect. Louisville Metro Public Works will expand the bridge to two lanes, with construction scheduled to begin this summer and last about nine months to one year, Louisville Metro Engineering Supervisor Chris Phillips said. The road closure will divert about 8,000 cars a day, he said. The waterway will however remain open to boats. The cost is estimated at $2 million, he said.

  • Partial burn ban begins May 1

    Beginning May 1 through Sept. 30, open burning is prohibited in parts of Oldham County designated by the Federal Environmental Protection Agency as moderate non-attainment air quality for ozone.

    The specific Oldham County area, as described in 401 KAR 51:010, is:

  • $1,000 reward offered for info about vandalism

    On several occasions between October and February, the Oldham County Country Club has been the victim of vandalism, causing a large amount of damage to trees on their property.

    Members of the club are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of individuals responsible for the crimes.

  • Beer goggles offer glimpse at DUI

    OCHS students participated in a drunk-driving simulation Monday, sponsored by Oldham County Police and Challengers. Students donned goggles to simulate the vision of someone driving under the influence and drove an obstacle course with two students riding along to experience impaired driving. Goggles show a white line in front of the right lens skewed to the far left. Students wearing the goggles struggled to pass the field-sobriety test.

  • Crestwood teen charged with rape

    A 17-year-old Crestwood male is charged with the alleged rape of a 16-year-old female in Crestwood sometime late Saturday night or early Sunday morning.

    Police and court officials said they could not confirm the name of the male. He is charged with first-degree rape, a class B felony.

  • Crash kills motocross star

    A well-known teenager and local motocross star was laid to rest Monday, April 14 after being killed in an automobile accident last week.Hundreds of mourners filled the small confines of Corn Creek Baaptist Church to pay their final respects to Nick Howard.

  • Updates in the future for Oldham Plaza

    A facelift is coming for Oldham Plaza shopping center in La Grange.

  • Shoe fetish

    Would you like to train for a job paying six figures without being saddled by debt?There’s a facility in Kentucky offering that opportunity.

  • Owner of Ray's Corner arrested in parking lot

    Police arrested a La Grange restaurant owner recently as he inquired why an employee was placed under arrest.As officers attempted to serve a warrant on an employee at Ray’s Corner restaurant about 9 p.m. March 31, owner Raymond W.

  • Style show fundraiser for seniors is April 26

    Business and Professional Women of Oldham County announces its annual spring event to benefit high school seniors furthering their education. The scholarship is for $500 for each high school (Oldham, North Oldham, South Oldham and Buckner Alternative High School).