Local News

  • Two Louisville teens die after Thanksgiving Day crash on I-71

    Two Louisville teens died from injuries they suffered in a Thanksgiving Day crash on Interstate 71 after a vehicle traveling northbound crossed the median.

    Oldham County Police said the crash occurred about 4:30 p.m. Nov. 25 near milemarker 14 as a 2005 Chevy Trailblazer crossed the median into the southbound lanes of traffic.

  • Crestwood City Commission meeting canceled for December

    Due to scheduling conflicts the December meeting of the Crestwood City Commission is canceled.
    The next meeting will take place at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12.

  • 345-home subdivision in limbo since 2004 is headed back to Oldham P&Z

    Despite a court ruling declaring a proposed Crestwood subdivision void and illegal, construction continues.
    Neighboring residents have filed another complaint alleging continuing activity on the roads designated for the subdivision and for the fifth time in about as many years, the development plan is headed back to planning and zoning.

  • Free health clinic to close, LOCAL bus service will change

    A popular medical clinic for uninsured residents will close effective Feb. 1.
     The Community Care Clinic, facilitated by HDB Service Group, will honor all December and January appointments.
    HDB Executive Director Cynthia Stafford said as with any responsible small business, HDB constantly evaluates its capacity to deliver quality services.
    HDB’s board of directors recently voted to implement two major organizational changes – closing the clinic and altering LOCAL transit bus service.

  • Audit of Passport Health prompts quick changes

    University Health Care, Inc. which does business as Passport Health Plan announced today that Mark B. Carter has accepted the position of interim chief executive officer effective Dec. 1.  

    His first priority will be to evaluate current management policies and practices and to begin the process of putting into place a new operational structure.  

  • Crestwood doctor charged with sodomy faces civil suit from alleged victim

    Crestwood doctor is subject of civil suit
    Three tracts of land and a visit to Goodwill are points of contention in a lawsuit accusing a Crestwood doctor of sexual assault.
    Tammy Simmons, 38, of Bedford, has filed a civil suit alleging she’s a victim of unwanted sexual contact that allegedly took place in Dr. Ashok Alur’s Crestwood office.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Bedford man charged for attempting to mow down Oldham cyclists

    A Bedford man is charged with second-degree wanton endangerment after authorities say he attempted to mow down cyclists earlier this summer with his pick-up truck.

    Following a two month-investigation, Oldham County Police on Tuesday arrested Robert James Wagner, 22, of Bedford, after he reportedly confessed that he attempted to run a cyclist off an Oldham County roadway, shortly after August's Ironman event.


    A Crestwood doctor accused of sexually assaulting a female patient will return to court after the first of the year.

    A small group of supporters gathered in the Oldham Circuit Court Thursday as Dr. Ashok Alur, 56, of Louisville, was arraigned by Judge Diane Wheeler on a charge of first-degree sodomy.

    Wheeler left bond at $50,000 cash, which Alur posted the day after his arrest. He spent one night in the Oldham County Jail.


    After nearly six years and several lawsuits, appeals and hearings, the proposed Brentwood subdivision is again at a standstill.

    Circuit Court Judge Karen Conrad recently ruled in favor of 11 neighboring residents of the Crestwood site in overturning the Oldham Planning Commission’s approval of the 345-home planned community.


    A single strand of hair found on the shorts of a murder victim will delay the trial of one man charged with the crime — and may soon delay another.

    Jason Parr, one of the men charged in connection with the burglary and shooting death of James E. Bailey, 33, in La Grange on Feb. 1, 2009, appeared Thursday in Oldham District Court.

    Parr’s trial is currently set to begin in March, but prosecutors have requested a DNA test of a hair recently found on the murder victim’s shorts.