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Today's News

  • News in brief

    Crestwood doctor charged with sexual assault told police he was ‘tempted’

    A Crestwood doctor facing a sodomy charge told police he was “tempted” and “distracted” the day he allegedly sexually assaulted a female patient in his office.

    Oldham County Police arrested Dr. Ashok Alur, 56, of Louisville, after a 38-year-old female patient told detectives Alur allegedly assaulted her during a Sept. 21 office visit.

  • Officials are concerned about trees

    A drought is taking its toll across the state and is killing some of Pewee Valley’s oldest residents.

    As of Oct. 4, 25 trees were dead along the Ky. 146 corridor, and approximately 20 more are expected to die before spring, said Dick Filippini, chair of Pewee Valley’s tree board.

    “The drought is taking its toll on the trees of Pewee Valley,” he lamented. He added that things will only get worse as October is historically the driest month of the year.

  • Mustangs edge Ft. Knox in double OT

    FORT KNOX – On a night when they had to have a big play, the North Oldham Mustangs were able to come up with just what they needed to beat Ft. Knox 35-28 in double overtime.

    “We found a way to win, even though we didn’t play that great,” NOHS coach Billy Martin said. “We were able to dig down a couple of different times and come back and win.”

  • Dragons moved into contention with J-town win

    CRESTWOOD – A new team has moved into the race for the district football champs.

    With a 40-39 double overtime win over Jeffersontown Friday, the South Oldham High School Dragons pushed themselves right into title         contention.

    “Everytime we win it’s a big game, but the last few games have really been that way,” SOHS coach Jamie Reed said. “J-town has been a thorn in our sides the past few years and have thought they have better talent. This was just an awesome win for our program.”

  • Pilot sentenced in $2M scheme

    A Crestwood man is the last of 14 defendants to be sentenced in a $2 million scheme to defraud the Department of Veterans Affairs.

    Dean Anthony Toth, 39, of Crestwood, was sentenced to one year and nine months imprisonment, and Daniel Joseph Milliner, 48, of Mauckport, Ind., was sentenced to two years imprisonment in U.S. District Court for conspiring with 12 others to defraud the VA through fraudulent disability benefits.

    U.S. District Court Judge Jennifer B. Coffman also sentenced Toth and Milliner to three years’ supervised release following incarceration.

  • Waiting on rain

    It seemed like the heat wave would never end, but it did. And now, it seems rain will never return to Oldham County.

    With only three days of rain in the month of September and less than a week’s worth in August, Oldham County is in the midst of a serious drought. The entire county’s been under a burn ban since mid-June and unless there’s some significant rain in the next few days, it’ll likely be extended – end date to be determined.

  • ‘Surprise’ $2M changes school board budget

    Oldham school board members had only one night to review and approve a $110 million revised working budget for fiscal year 2010-11.

  • Crestwood doctor arrested for alleged assault

    A Crestwood doctor faces a sodomy charge after a patient reported she is a victim of sexual assault.

    Oldham County Police arrested Dr. Ashok Alur, 56, of Crestwood, on Monday after a 38-year-old female patient told detectives Alur allegedly assaulted her during an office visit during the week prior.

    OCPD spokesperson Mike Head said the woman is a regular patient of Alur. She visited his office for a medical procedure when the alleged assault took place, Head said.

  • Nine Oldham schools stop short of federal goal

    Report cards are in and Oldham’s overall performance has slipped, according to 2010 “No Child Left Behind” results released last week by the Kentucky Dept. of Education.

    Only eight of the county’s 17 public schools included in test results met all of their reading and math goals under NCLB, compared to 13 last year.

    NCLB, a federal act signed into law in January 2002, requires state testing and accountability for public schools. All Kentucky schools are expected to make adequate yearly progress and reach complete academic proficiency by 2014.

  • Man who shot woman doesn’t face jail time

    A La Grange man who allegedly shot his girlfriend with a pistol in February 2009 won’t face any jail time – unless  he’s drinking, using drugs or possesses a firearm.

    Jason Cornett, 39, originally pleaded not guilty for shooting his girlfriend, Ashley Frankrone, then 22, while handling two single-action revolvers in his home.

    Frankrone received treatment at Baptist Hospital Northeast and then University Hospital in Louisville for non-life-threatening injuries.