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  • Forum tackles area’s latest drug problem: heroin

     

    Addiction is not often a topic for casual conversation but local leaders are hoping to change that.

    “If you would have told me a year ago that I would be in Oldham County giving a talk on heroin I would have given you a blank stare,” Kentucky Court of Appeals Judge Allison Jones said.

    Jones was speaking to the approximately 100 people who had gathered at North High School Auditorium on Thursday night for a panel discussion entitled Heroin Hits Home: Our Community’s Response.

  • Goshen man arrested after Carroll crash

    A Goshen man has been arrested for his involvement in a two-vehicle accident in Carroll County two weeks ago.

    Donald Jefferies, 50, was arrested last Thursday by Kentucky State Police after admitting he took too many prescription pills before being involved in the accident on Hwy. 36.

    Jefferies was initially transported by helicopter to the University of Cincinnati Hospital with critical injuries after the accident, which also left a family of three critically injuried.

  • Crestwood man sentenced to 10 years

    A Crestwood man has been sentenced to 10 years in a federal prison after pleading guilty to one charge of intent to persuade a minor to have sexual activity.

    Christopher Coy, 29, was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 15 years of supervised released for pleading guilty to the lone charge. According to his plea agreement, Coy must serve at least 85 percent of his prison sentence.

    Coy was arrested in May 2013, after being investigated by Kentucky State Police and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

  • Snow puts school in session during Oaks

    The long winter has finally caught up with Oldham County Schools.

    While other school districts have gone to school on holidays or canceled parts or all of spring break, students at OCS have largely avoided the same fate during the multiple winter storms that have blanketed the region.

    That is, until now.

    With last Monday becoming the 12th canceled day of the year, the school board decided to officially put school in session on what’s largely a holiday in the Louisville area, Oaks Day on May 2.

  • La Grange gang cases looking for ‘global resolution’

    The majority of eight individuals charged with participating in criminal gang activity were back in court last week, hoping to come closer to resolutions in their cases.

    Roger Wilson, Felix Myers, Brandon Davis, Gabrielle Beach, Donnie Lane and Keaton Lee, all of La Grange, appeared in Oldham Circuit Court last Thursday for pre-trial conferences in their cases.

    Both prosecutors and defense attorneys for all six individuals noted how unusual the situation was, with the number of co-defendants in one case.

  • Pewee deals with car break-ins

    Pewee Valley Police Chief Greg Larimore warned citizens about a string of car breaks-ins at the monthly Pewee Valley City Council meeting on Wednesday.

    Larimore said Oldham County Police arrested Jordan Martin of Bremin, Ohio, Wednesday morning around 2 a.m. after a resident heard a suspicious noise, went to investigate and found Martin taking things from vehicles.

  • Speed limit temporarily reduced on southbound I-71 due to new overpass

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists of a speed limit reduction on southbound Interstate 71 in Oldham County. Beginning Tuesday evening, March 11, the speed limit on southbound I-71 will be reduced to 60 MPH between mile points 22 and 20. This area encompasses the work zone for a new bridge over Interstate 71 connecting New Moody Lane (KY 2857) and Commerce Parkway. The new bridge will be located approximately one mile southwest of the KY 53 interchange at LaGrange (Exit 22).

  • Selby gets plea offer

     

    At his second court appearance Jon Selby, a La Grange man who was arrested and charged with indecent exposure, set a new court date of April 2.

    An undisclosed plea deal was offered by the Commonwealth’s Attorney and Selby and his lawyer will deliver a decision to the court at his next appearance.

    Selby was found by Oldham County Police masturbating in a school parking lot and pleaded not guilty during his first court appearance.

  • KSP taking applications for new cadet class

    The Kentucky State Police is now accepting applications for its 92nd cadet class, which is scheduled to begin on August 3. Interested applicants should visit the KSP website at www.kentuckystate police.org, click on the Career Opportunities, Recruitment Home and How To Become A Kentucky State Trooper links.

  • Showcasing our county

    Photos by Alix Mattingly/THE OLDHAM ERA

    Top, The Oldham County Performance Troupe entertained community members at the annual Showcase Oldham County in Buckner. Local merchants set up booths at the event which served as a networking opportunity for the community. Left, Hudson Pence, 3, of Prospect, colors at the arts and crafts table at the Showcase Oldham County event on Friday. The showcase featured local merchants sharing their services with the public. And above, visitors enjoyed stopping by the Blooms by Essential Detail booth.