Local News

  • 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.

  • 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.