Local News

  • Public Records

     Sheriff’s reports

    Warrant arrests

    Cesar A. Aguillar, 33, Churchill Downs track, arrested by OCSO Sept. 27, failure to comply.

    Jason Randell Brackett, 29, county at large, arrested by OCSO Sept. 30, failure to appear.

    Kimberly A. Busch, 42, 8807 W. Ky. 22 No. 3, Crestwood, arrested by OCSO Oct. 3, failure to appear.

    James G. Byers Jr., 27, 9 Cassell Lane, Bedford, arrested by OCSO Sept. 24, harassing         communications.

  • Murder trial date hinges on hair

    A single hair found on the shorts of a murder victim is a key piece of evidence in determining whether a second man involved in the crime will have his trial delayed.

    Raymond Carrion II and Jason Parr are charged with burglary and the shooting death of James E. Bailey, 33, in La Grange on Feb. 1, 2009.

  • Double Trouble

    Two women, two weddings, two marriage licenses, two counties – that’s the combination that lead  an Indiana man to two years probation on a fairly uncommon felony charge.

    James E. House, 53, of Sellersburg, Ind., pleaded guilty to bigamy in Oldham circuit court Oct. 7.

    Indicted by an Oldham County grand jury in August, House received the charge after marrying two women just seven days apart.

  • A graffiti-free bridge? Officials hope design will keep it clean

    For the design elements of a bridge that will serve those who want to bike or walk across Interstate 71, local officials turned to those who will use it most – the residents.

    Located in Buckner, near exit 17 along I-71, a planned bicycle and pedestrian bridge will be built as a part of the planned Oldham County Greenway project.

    The project, when completed, will connect La Grange, Buckner, Crestwood and Pewee Valley.

  • Broecker, Rand talk budgets

    Nine precincts in Oldham County are eligible to vote for the Kentucky House District 47 political race, which covers almost half of northern Oldham County.

    Incumbent Rick Rand (D-Bedford) and Republican challenger Theodore “T.K.” Broecker, of La Grange, delivered 5-minute remarks to a crowd of nearly 125 at an Oct. 7 debate hosted by the Oldham Economic Chamber and Development and The Oldham Era.

    Political newcomer Broecker said he entered the race to help state government live within its means.

  • News in brief

    Shelter’s mascot missing

    The Oldham County Animal Shelter is missing it’s mascot.

    Jim Nast, a skinny black cat who has lived at the shelter for nine years recently disappeared.

    Animal Control Director Barbara Rosenman said employees believe someone visiting the recycling center may have picked him up Oct. 3.

    “He’s very friendly and perhaps someone thought he was a dumped stray and took him,” she said.

  • Ink spill closes I-71 until late afternoon; traffic will be rerouted

    Interstate 71 near the Oldham-Jefferson line is covered in blue and yellow ink and northbound lanes will be closed until late afternoon.

    Oldham County Police spokesperson Billy Way said a tractor-trailer crashed about 10:20 a.m., spewing 500 containers of blue and yellow ink across the interstate.

    No injuries have been reported.

    The truck overturned between the Oldham-Jefferson line near the rest area, and came to rest in several pieces, Way said.

    Emergency crews have determined that the ink is a non-hazardous material.

  • Candidates for state senate debate gaming, roads and experience

    Though Ky. Sen. Ernie Harris, a Republican, and Democrat challenger John Black may not see eye-to-eye politically, they’ve certainly seen a lot of each other as election day nears and stumping continues at break-neck speed.

    Harris and Black are running for the Ky. senate district 26 seat, which covers Oldham, Carroll, Henry, Trimble and part of Jefferson counties.

    Harris and Black faced off Oct. 7 at a debate forum hosted by Oldham County Chamber & Economic Development and The Oldham Era.

  • Carter, Ulferts debate services

    Two candidates vying for the Oldham County Attorney seat squared off Oct. 7 at a debate hosted by the Oldham Economic and Development Chamber and The Oldham Era.

    John Carter, a Republican, of La Grange, said he wants to focus on prosecuting DUI cases and obtaining grants to prosecute juvenile offenders in the county. Top Oldham GOP members selected Carter to run for the seat following the tragic death earlier this year of long-standing county attorney John Fendley.

  • Clark to file as write-in

    As of press time, a local attorney who lost in the primary election planned to file as a write-in candidate Wednesday for county attorney in the Nov. 2 general election.

    Galen Clark said he’s had more than 200 voters encourage him to run, and many told him whether he files as a write-in candidate or not, they plan to write his name on the ballot.

    Write-in candidates must file paperwork at the clerk’s office to have votes cast in their name counted.