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Today's News

  • Louisville man indicted for raping girl, 8

    An Oldham County grand jury recently indicted a 33-year old man on charges of rape, sodomy and sexual abuse of an 8-year-old girl.

    Gerrick Oliver of Louisville is accused of raping the girl at her home on several occasions during 2008.

    The victim told police Oliver, a relative, would drag her to a bedroom by her hair when they were alone in the house. The girl told police Oliver forced her to perform sexual acts and beat her with a belt as he raped her.

  • BRAIDED & SHACKLED

    Prosecutors say they’ve collected a two-volume notebook binder —with more than 700 pages of information — against a Corbin woman indicted for murdering her newborn in a La Grange prison bathroom March 7.

    Ashley Nicole Cox, 20, appeared before Judge Karen Conrad in Oldham Circuit Court July 1.

    Cox wore braided pigtails and shackles on her wrists and ankles. She erupted in tears as she entered the courtroom, but remained silent during her 15-minute appearance. She shielded her face from media attention.

  • Volunteer work inspires Brown to compete

    LA GRANGE – After watching the Ironman athletes from a volunteer’s view last year, Jimmy Brown made the decision he would step off the sideline and on the road to competing himself.

    “I just got inspired watching them last year,” Brown said. “I thought it would be something I could really challenge myself with and I have wanted to set some big goals for myself at a young age.”

    Brown, 24, began training for the Aug. 29 Louisville Ironman competition last October.

  • Officials close Lake Louisvilla streets that only existed on paper

    Oldham officials voted July 6 to pass a resolution closing roads that had never been built in the Lake Louisvilla subdivision in Pewee Valley.

    The roads are listed on the original plat for the subdivision and though they are on the county’s list to maintain, they’ve never been developed, Magistrate Bob Deibel said.

    “These aren’t roads, they have never been built as roads,” Deibel said. “They’re just grass right now.”

  • Teams coping heat wave

    The recent heat wave is starting to play a role in how the local high school and middle school teams are preparing for their fall seasons.

    Across the county most teams have been able to conduct preseason practice, however, with temperatures expected to top 100 degrees later this week, postponements and cancellations are likely.

    “So far it’s been good,” Oldham County High School football coach Matt Brown said. “We have had no issues, knock on wood. It’s been hot, very hot, but we try to schedule things as early or as late as possible.”

  • North’s Young named first team all-state

     SHELBYVILLE – North Oldham’s Elizabeth Young leads the list of post-season honors for local softball players.

  • Crestwood man arrested, Tasered three times after biting girlfriend in strip mall parking lot

    Police say they Tasered a 20-year-old Crestwood man at least three times July 1, after he severely bit his girlfriend and attempted to evade officers in a strip mall parking lot.

    Cody J. File, of 5213 Manor Drive, was arrested about 6:28 p.m. July 1 and charged with second-degree assault, police evasion, resisting arrest and criminal mischief.

  • Vipers win state title

    CRESTWOOD – A season long progression has ended with a state championship for the Oldham County Vipers baseball team.

    The Vipers, a 10 and-under travel team, defeated the Louisville Blaze 14-2 June 27 to win the Nation’s Baseball Association state title.

    “The kids really played well,” Vipers coach Aaron Beard said. “This team has really gotten better and they are a good group of kids to work with.”

    The Vipers will compete in one of several regional Nation’s Baseball World Series tourneys July 21-25 in Columbus, IN.

  • OLDHAM COUNTY BUDGET: IT'S YOUR MONEY

    Some planning and zoning employees will likely work less hours to cut labor expenses, under this year’s $610,000 department budget.

    Louise Allen, director of the county’s Planning & Development Services land-use agency, said she’s confident the department can reduce spending and cut costs without affecting public services.

  • Attitude keys stars to softball title

    LA GRANGE – For the North Oldham 11-year-old all-stars it was all about attitude that led them to a state   championship.

    “This was a good team and a bunch of girls that had no attitude, they did everything we asked them to,” team manager Rick Oldham said. “They really went out and just played.”

    North Oldham beat Franklin-Simpson 12-11 to win the title.

    They also beat Franklin-Simpson 7-5 in their opener. Both games were on Franklin-Simpson’s field.