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  • Dog dies in Briarhill Estates fire

    A bathroom fire spread through the attic of a Briarhill Estates home Dec. 10 night, destroying the upper parts of the home and damaging much of the residence.

    Around 9 p.m. crews from South Oldham Fire, Pewee Valley Fire and Worthington Fire responded to the 7500 block of Cambridge Drive near Crestwood. Homeowners discovered the fire and attempted to use a fire extinguisher on it, according to SOFD Chief Eddie Turner.

  • Crash injuries twice as high as last December

    Car crash injuries are double that of last December despite a lack of snow and ice, according to statistics compiled from law enforcement agency reports. 

    Sixteen have been injured in Oldham County wrecks since Dec. 1, including several this week.

    Six were injured in a crash on Abbott Lane Dec. 9 when two cars collided head-on around 6 p.m.

  • EMTeenager: Career course helped OCHS alum quickly realize dream

    An Oldham County graduate is on her way to her dream job — thanks to classes she took at the Arvin Center.

     As one of the first graduates of the health science course cluster at the career center, Emily Millett is now working for Oldham County EMS.

    Millett, 19, is a sophomore at Bellarmine University, where she studies biology on a pre-med track.

  • Crash traps vehicle under tractor-trailer in Buckner

    An early morning crash in Buckner closed a stretch of Ky. 146 on Thursday as crews worked to free    an injured woman from her vehicle.

    A car and a tractor-trailer collided in the 4100 block of Ky. 146 near Ky. 393 at 6:18 a.m. Thursday.

    The driver of the car, 68-year-old Betty Moore, was airlifted to University Hospital in Louisville for life-threatening injuries.

  • Magistrate: Tax dollars shouldn’t go to charities

    Members of Oldham County Fiscal Court frequently vote unanimously on various issues – but not when it comes to the county’s non-profit donations.

    Magistrates voted 6-3 to approve grants for five local agencies totaling $15,000 at their Nov. 20 meeting.

    Magistrates JD Sparks, Michael Logsdon and Bob Dye voted against approving the grants, brought forth by members of the human resources committee.

  • Help from above: Air units respond as several fires, crashes occur in short span

    A series of fires and car crashes tested local fire and EMS crews last week and required three helicopter transports to area hospitals.

    Serious crashes occurred Thursday in Crestwood and Friday in both La Grange and Goshen.

    Crews also responded to a boat explosion in Prospect, a brush fire in Westport, a house fire on Bluegrass Parkway, a lawnmower fire in Countryside and a minor electrical fire at the Starbucks Crestwood.

  • Yacht explodes, woman injured at Prospect marina

    A yacht returning to a Prospect marina exploded midday Thursday with four people on board. 

    Heavy black smoke billowed above Ky. 1793 and U.S. 42 as flames quickly swept through a boat docked in the 2000 block of Justin Cove. 

    Crews from North Oldham, Harrods Creek and Westport fire departments battled the blaze for more than an hour. As the flames were extinguished, the boat came to rest at the bottom of the marina.

    The vessel, a 41-foot Carver yacht, is partially submerged. 

  • Prospect man claims Powerball ticket worth $1 million

    A 23-year-old Prospect man got lucky on his first Powerball ticket purchase.

    Alex Parker came forward after nearly a week to claim the $1 million ticket sold at the FiveStar Food Mart on U.S. 42.

    Parker said it is the first time he's purchased a ticket and picked the numbers randomly. 

    The winning ticket has white ball winning numbers: 5, 16, 22, 23 and 29.

    The ticket matched all five white balls but missed the Powerball.

  • Safe schools start here

    While Oldham County Schools are well-known for academic success, the district is also being applauded for its transportation safety.

    Ohio Casualty Insurance and Liberty Mutual Insurance presented its Gold Safety Award to transportation officials Nov. 27. 

    The award recognizes the safety achievements of bus drivers, maintenance personnel and other drivers within the system during the past three years. 

  • Holiday shopping season kicks off with Black Friday, Small Business Saturday push

    Social media efforts helped drive sales on Main Street during Small Business Saturday Nov. 24, although retailers in other areas of the county report mixed results.

    Created by American Express in 2010, the event encourages shoppers to visit local stores on the Saturday after Thanksgiving — the day after Black Friday.

    Local merchants rely on Facebook and other social media tools to promote the event, while American Express advertises nationally on television. American Express also provides promotional materials to retailers.