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  • Matthews trial postponed again due to delay in DNA evidence

    Yet another pretrial hearing has been set for an Indiana man accused of killing a graduate of an Oldham County High School last summer.

    Miles J. Matthews, 27, of Corydon, Ind., is accused of murdering Adam N. Gregg, 34, of Louisville on July 17, 2014. Matthews was in Oldham County Circuit Court on Thursday before Judge Karen Conrad and again pleaded not guilty to the charges of murder, first-degree robbery, tampering with physical evidence and fraudulent use of a credit card.

  • Four years later, Westport Park project still 'open ended'

    It’s been since 2011 that the public learned that the Oldham County Fiscal Court authorized a plan to expand Westport Park, which made some wonder recently: “Whatever happened with that?”

    In four years, the county has been working on developing a master plan, said Tim Curtis, Oldham County Parks and Recreation director, said.

    “It’s a long-term, phased-in project,” Curtis said. “We want to know how to best serve the community.”

  • One force, one family

    Some little boys dream of being a superhero, a fireman or policeman when they grow up and some just may want to be like their father.

    When Kyle Taylor, 25, was little he wanted to be two of those things. Now all grown up, he is following in his father’s footsteps as a police officer.

    The two men are now working side-by-side at the La Grange Police Department.

  • Remembering Barry W. Stoess

    The Courier-Journal

    Barry W. Stoess, 62, of Crestwood, died April 1, 2015, at Baptist Health Louisville.

    Born in Pewee Valley and raised in Crestwood, he was a loving, easy-going family man. He was a dedicated husband and father who shined as a Papa Bear. He hosted weekly family dinners and always had an adventure, special recipe or craft project ready to try with his granddaughters.

  • Prospect Chamber seeks nominations

    The Prospect Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the “Strong Woman Leader Award” to be presented at the 5th Annual “Strong Leadership Strong Women” event.  

    This year’s award will be presented on Friday, May 22,  at the event held at Hunting Creek Country Club.  
    Previous winners have included Dawne Gee, Laura Johnson and Terry Chambers – all who have contributed to the Prospect area community through their dedication, leadership and volunteerism.

  • Engagement announcement

    Mr. Joe Cefaratti and Mrs. Cindy Cefaratti, of Crestwood, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Bryjanna Cefaratti, to Cooper Harbert.

    Bryjanna is a 2008 graduate of South Oldham High School, and a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University where she received her B.M. in music industry studies. She is an IT and production assistant at Osborn Engineering Company. She is a resident of Cleveland, Ohio, where she and Harbert currently live.

  • Community briefs

    Heroes and Horses

    A fundraiser to support the construction of the Veterans Memorial Park will be hosted by Heroes and Horses at Churchill Downs on May 14. Events include the Veterans Memorial Classic race and silent auction. Medal of Honor recipients Dakota Meyer, Ernie West, and Hershel “Woody” Williams will be attending and VIP seating with a hero is available. Also in attendance will be Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner and former Miss America, Heather French Henry.

  • Capital conclusions

    The main priority for the state legislature this year was to resolve the state’s heroin epidemic, which has seen a 600-plus percent increase in the last two years as it has gone unaddressed by legislators.
    The solution came only after ferocious debate, but passed just before midnight on the final day of the 2015 session of the Kentucky General Assembly.

  • Local group seeks heroin intervention for teens

    Heroin? In Oldham? When asked about the topic, many in the county expressed disbelief that the deadly substance could reside in a community with a grade-A school system, healthy children and close family relationships.

    Oldham County or not, heroin is very real in the community, according to Jean Schumm, president of Operation: PARENT.

    Schumm spoke on heroin in KET’s “Health-Three 60.”

  • Taking the high road home

    Oldham County’s own Sen. Ernie Harris, a Republican from Prospect, has been serving in the state Senate since 1995. In his 20th year in the Capitol, Harris was instrumental in shoring up the state’s fluctuating road fund during the final hours of the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2015 session.

    Harris, typically a quiet legislator, reliably voting in step with his party, broke ranks with Senate Republican leadership this year when he sponsored the Gas Tax bill, SB 299.