Today's News

  • Boy, 2, run over by lawnmower near Oldham-Jefferson line

    A 2-year-old boy is recovering at Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville after being run over by a lawnmower Thursday afternoon while playing in his yard.

    According to police, the incident occurred about 4 p.m. May 24 in the 8900 block of Adrienne Way off Reamers Road near the Oldham-Jefferson County line.

  • TARC bus fares are going up

    TARC’s Board of Directors today approved across-the-board fare increases that will take effect July 1 to help offset a projected $4.6 million deficit.

  • Hosparus needs volunteers, will host a free training

    Hosparus needs volunteers to provide patient support and assistance with its bereavement program in Henry, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble counties. 

    Hosparus will host a free volunteer training, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. (lunch included) on Saturday, June 23 at its Shelbyville office, 540 Main St.

    To pre-register, contact Denise Stemm at 502-719-4153 or by email to dstemm@hosparus.org by Thursday, June 21.  

    Those unable to attend on June 23 are encouraged to contact Denise about future training dates.

  • Tour de Farms: Oldham County farms welcome visitors May 27

    Many people take a drive through the country roads of Oldham County and wonder what the farms look like close-up. On Sunday, the Oldham County Farm Tour gives participants the chance.

  • Fundraising bike ride exposes need for communication, police presence

    A fundraising bike ride Saturday left law enforcement agencies scrambling for manpower at a busy Oldham County intersection.

  • Crestwood doctor facing sex charges is back in business

    A Crestwood doctor charged with sodomy for a sexual encounter with a patient will now practice with a restricted license due to “gross incompetence” within his diagnoses, treatments and record-keeping. 

    Dr. Ashok Alur of Crestwood has reached an agreement with the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure to practice with an indefinitely restricted license that requires lengthy continuing education and a chaperone when meeting with female patients.

  • Local teams kick off play in baseball, softball district tournaments.

    Taking to South Oldham, the host team got thing started off in quick fashion Monday night, blitzing fourth seed Trimble County 10-0. After picking up two runs in the bottom of the third,  Dragons would turn up the heat an inning later, exploding for seven runs to put the game away. Drew Greenwood would lead the charge for South, going 2-for-2 in the win with two runs, a walk and two RBIs.
    On the mound, Braden Johnson would go the distance, tossing just 61 pitches, 43 of those strikes, with only two hits surrendered.

  • Man hurls soda can at school bus, injures driver

    A Crestwood man is charged with wanton endangerment for breaking the windshield of a school bus with a soda can and injuring the driver May 17.

  • I-71 exit ramp in Buckner will be closed Wednesday evening

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 Office announces temporary closure of the exit ramp from southbound Interstate 71 to KY 146 (Exit 17) in Oldham County. 

    This ramp is scheduled for closure from 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23 until 6 a.m. on Thursday, May 24 and will allow for pavement repairs on I-71. 

    KYTC crews will also have the right lane of southbound I-71 closed at the KY 146 underpass (mile point 17.4) closed during this same time frame for pavement repairs.

  • Police to be out in force through Memorial Day weekend

    Motorists who refuse to wear their seat belts – beware.  The 2012 national “Click It or Ticket” Memorial Day seat belt enforcement mobilization kicks off May 21 to help save lives by cracking down on those who don’t buckle up. 

    Despite a wealth of data showing that seat belts save lives – and also despite implementation of a primary seat belt law – Kentucky’s 82 percent seat belt usage rate lags behind the national rate of 84 percent.