Local News

  • Herbicide leaves roadside in ruins

    Meant to prevent trees from growing beneath power lines, a herbicide sprayed throughout the county is causing problems for residents.

    Many throughout the county are complaining after several spots along roadways began to turn brown. But it’s not just visual appeal they’re concerned about  - several are worried about what it’s doing to the environment.

    Crews hired by the Louisville Gas & Electric Co. have been spraying herbicide along Ky. 524.

  • 44 Oldham students honored as Sen. Jeff Green scholars

    Forty-four students from Oldham County have been named Sen. Jeff Green Scholars. Students earn this designation by achieving a 4.0 grade point average all four years of high school and scoring at least a 28 composite on the ACT.

    As Sen. Jeff Green Scholars, these students are eligible for $2,500 a year in Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship awards. Students may earn up to $10,000 toward their higher education expenses if they continue high scholastic achievement in college.

  • A soldier’s sacrifice

    To honor their son, killed while in active duty with the U.S. Army in Afghanistan, two local parents will display their love on their license plates.

    Oldham County Clerk Julie Barr issued the commemorative plates to Billy and Sharon Neuner at Tuesday’s fiscal court meeting. The plates, called Gold Star Mother and Gold Star Father plates, are issued to parents of soldiers killed in active duty.

    The Neuners’ son, Staff Sgt. Christopher Stout, 34, of Worthville, died in combat July 13.

  • Words of support amid an unspeakable charge

    Inside the case file of a 20-year-old Corbin woman accused of murdering her newborn and concealing the child’s birth are detailed letters claiming she’s a good mother who should be released from jail.

    In the letters, her loved ones plead for the judge’s leniency and a bond reduction and tell of a young woman they say they know is incapable of committing the crime.

    Ashley Nicole Cox, 20, appeared in Oldham circuit court Sept. 2 for a pre-trial conference.

    Cox is charged with murdering her newborn in a La Grange prison bathroom March 7.

  • Boil water advisory lifted for Oldham

    Customers of the Oldham County Water District are no longer under a boil water advisory.

    Officials lifted a boil water advisory about 1 p.m. Sept. 2.

    An overnight mechanical failure caused officials to voluntarily issue an advisory Sept. 1.

    OCWD Superintendent Russ Rose said the malfunction had been repaired but the advisory would be in place at least 24 hours as questionable water is flushed from the system. eeNo contamination had been confirmed and the advisory was a precaution, he said.

  • Don't drink the water: Boil water advisory issued for Oldham

    Customers of the Oldham County Water District are now under a boil water advisory due to a mechanical failure overnight. eeOCWD Superintendent Russ Rose said the malfunction has been repaired but the advisory will be in place at least 24 hours as questionable water is flushed from the system. eeNo contamination has been confirmed and the advisory is a precaution, he said.

    Rose said he isn't sure when OCWD customers – roughly 7,500 across the Oldham County area – will be cleared to drink tap water. Officials are taking water samples to see if it is safe to drink.

  • Suspect in Circle K robbery made similar stops in New Albany and Clarksville, Ind.

    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 register.

  • Ironman website attacked during Sunday’s race

    Ironman fans around the globe encountered difficulty while trying to access Ironman.com and IronmanLive.com’s tracking functions Sunday.

    The sites allow users to track athletes as they complete in the triathlon.

    Many local fans reported their difficulty in accessing the site Sunday.

    Both sites were the target of a cyberattack designed to deny users access to the website, which made it difficult for fans to follow the progress of participants at Ford Ironman Louisville and Subaru Ironman Canada.

  • Rope swing on river is hazard to public

    In late July, the North Oldham and Westport fire departments responded to a call on the Kentucky side of 18-Mile island on the Ohio River for an injured woman who had been using a rope swing at the water’s edge.

    She landed in shallow water under the rope.

    Her injuries are severe enough to warrant a lengthy hospitalization and even longer rehabilitation period.

    She was lucky.

  • Attack alleged in River Bluff

    After a stroll through his neighborhood ended with a trip to the hospital, a River Bluff man has filed a complaint against the owners of two Rottweilers he says attacked him.

    Irvin Besser wants to warn others of his attack, he said, in hopes he’ll prevent them from a similar fate.

    While taking his 10-pound schnauzer for a walk on Apple Tree Lane Aug. 21, Besser said he ran into a neighbor walking two Rottweilers. He said he noticed how the large dogs seemed to be pulling the teenager up the hill.