Local News

  • Amid cuts, local non-profits must justify funding

    Citing budget shortfalls and a need to justify spending, the mayor of La Grange is questioning how some non-profits spend donations from the city.

    Mayor Elsie Carter recently sent letters to Discover Downtown La Grange and the HDB Service Group in La Grange asking for information from the organizations before funds the city budgeted are issued.

    While members of both organizations say they have no problem providing the information, they say the letters took them by surprise.

  • First steps

    Some enlist the help of a parent and others, a grandparent. Some already know what they wanted to study and others have yet to decide. Some will graduate this year and others are starting the process early – as sophomores.

  • Shooting in Lake Louisville could be drug related

    Police believe a possible drug deal gone wrong prompted a shooting in Lake Louisvilla.

    Officers from the Oldham County Police Department responded to a disorder in progress in the 7400 block of Hemlock Avenue about 9 p.m. Sept. 14.

    Police arrested 23-year-old Matthew Elkins of Crestwood after he allegedly threatened two men with a shotgun and discharged at least one shot in their direction.

    Police said the incident stems from a possible drug transaction involving the three men.

  • Man follows truck to Indiana after armed men demand cash from his wife

    A Pewee Valley man followed a truck to Jeffersonville, Ind., after three men in the vehicle allegedly entered his home with guns demanding cash.

    According to Oldham County Police, two white males entered a residence in the 6600 block of Ashbrooke Drive about 9 p.m. Monday armed with guns and demanding cash from a female resident.

    After obtaining items from the residence, the woman told police the men fled to a dark colored truck parked on the street, occupied by a third individual.

  • News in brief

    Mechanical failure prompts boil water advisory

    Customers of the Oldham County Water District spent about 24 hours under a boil water advisory last week.

    Officials lifted a boil water advisory about 1 p.m. Sept. 2, about 24 hours after voluntarily issuing the advisory due to an overnight mechanical failure.

    OCWD Superintendent Russ Rose said the malfunction had been repaired within a few hours, but an advisory would be in place at least 24 hours as questionable water was flushed from the system.

  • Robber had pocket full of cash

    Police believe a suspect in a recent food mart robbery in Crestwood is responsible for a string of  robberies on both sides of the Ohio River.

    Oldham County Police have a warrant to arrest Yancie Odell Hunter, 22, of Corydon, Ind., for an Aug. 23 robbery at the Circle K food mart in Crestwood.

    Surveillance photos show a man who fits Hunter’s description at the register with a gun on the counter and facing a clerk who is holding his hands up.

    Hunter allegedly left with $160 the clerk surrendered from the eeregister.

  • Fence will protect eeveterans’ monument

    A local organization plans to erect a fence on part of the courthouse lawn to make sure the monument honoring veterans is protected.

    The Oldham County Veterans’ Monument Fund is a non-profit organization that maintains the monument honoring Oldham residents who’ve served in the military. The fence will serve as a protector of the monument and the landscaping surrounding it.

  • Man charged with bigamy may have as many as four wives

    An Indiana man charged with bigamy in Oldham County could have as many as four wives

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

    Indicted by an Oldham County grand jury in August, House appeared in Oldham circuit court eeSept. 2.

    Court records show House married Christina Settle April 9, 2008, in Louisville and married Lisa Ross one week later in La Grange.

  • City park concept is green

    If all goes as planned, residents of Pewee Valley may have a new outdoor theater space and walking trail as early as 2011, with several additions to come during the next four years.

    City council member Amy Johnson, along with representatives from Environs Inc., a landscape and architecture firm out of Louisville, have a four-year vision for a 0.95-acre lot behind city hall to residents. They plan to convert the space into the city’s first park.

  • Duo charged with arson for 2007 Briar Hill Park fire

    Two men now face arson charges for a 2007 fire that destroyed a picnic shelter, restrooms and water fountain at Briar Hill Park in Crestwood.

    An Oldham County grand jury indicted 21-year old Corey C. Cunningham and 22-year old Joshua A. Swartz on Sept. 2.

    Swartz is charged with arson and Cunningham is charged with complicity to arson. Both charges are Class B felonies.