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Today's News

  • OCHS beats Doss in 5A playoffs

    BUCKNER – When it came time to showcase their depth, the Oldham County High School football team made the most of it.

    The injury riddled Colonels found a way to fill in the gaps for seven missing starters on both sides of the ball and come away with a 31-21 win over Doss Friday in the first round of the 5A playoffs.

    “Doss was probably one of the most athletic teams to come in here in a long time,” OCHS coach Matt Brown said. “To see our kids rally around each other and face the adversity of all the people we had missing is just awesome.”

  • SOHS sweeps regional titles

    LOUISVILLE – Defending state champion South Oldham will head into Saturday’s state cross country championships after sweeping the boys’ and girls’ regional titles.

    SOHS, who swept the boys’ and girls’ AA state titles last season brought home the regional crowns this year by beating cross county rival North Oldham High School.

    The Lady Dragons dominated the girls’ meet placing five runners in the top 10 to finish with 29 points, well ahead of runner-up NOHS with 81 points.

  • CRESTWOOD DOCTOR ACCUSED OF SODOMIZING PATIENT ARRAIGNED IN OLDHAM CIRCUIT COURT

    A Crestwood doctor accused of sexually assaulting a female patient will return to court after the first of the year.

    A small group of supporters gathered in the Oldham Circuit Court Thursday as Dr. Ashok Alur, 56, of Louisville, was arraigned by Judge Diane Wheeler on a charge of first-degree sodomy.

    Wheeler left bond at $50,000 cash, which Alur posted the day after his arrest. He spent one night in the Oldham County Jail.

  • BRENTWOOD SUBDIVISION PLANS COULD BE ON DEAD END STREET

    After nearly six years and several lawsuits, appeals and hearings, the proposed Brentwood subdivision is again at a standstill.

    Circuit Court Judge Karen Conrad recently ruled in favor of 11 neighboring residents of the Crestwood site in overturning the Oldham Planning Commission’s approval of the 345-home planned community.

  • JASON PARR MURDER TRIAL DELAYED

    A single strand of hair found on the shorts of a murder victim will delay the trial of one man charged with the crime — and may soon delay another.

    Jason Parr, one of the men charged in connection with the burglary and shooting death of James E. Bailey, 33, in La Grange on Feb. 1, 2009, appeared Thursday in Oldham District Court.

    Parr’s trial is currently set to begin in March, but prosecutors have requested a DNA test of a hair recently found on the murder victim’s shorts.

  • HAM ON THE LAM

    A 280-pound pig that’s likely far from home has found a temporary one since a crew of animal control workers, police and firefighters captured it roaming more than two weeks ago near Ky. 53 and Old Moody Lane.

    Around 11 p.m. on Oct. 25, members of the Ballardsville Fire Department were forced to detain the hefty black and white sow, after spotting it about a mile from that community.

  • Record Turnout

    More than 22,000 of the almost 41,000 registered voters in Oldham County made their voices heard in Tuesday’s general election. They chose seven new magistrates, a new judge-executive, constables and in the case of the city of La Grange, a new mayor.

    Oldham County Clerk Julie Klosterman Barr said the turnout of about 55 percent of the county’s voters is a higher one than she’s seen in a while. With all those votes – including those for six write-in candidates - Barr said the day went smoothly.

  • Teen hit by car near school

    A 13-year-old Buckner girl is recovering from injuries she suffered Friday afternoon while crossing Ky. 146 near South Oldham Middle School in Crestwood.

    A vehicle struck SOMS student Kasey Wernert as she ran across Ky. 146 with a group of students on her way to McDonald’s about 3:40 p.m. Friday.

    Wernert’s father, Tom, is one of dozens of drivers traveling through Crestwood at the time and diverted to the Ky. 329 bypass.

  • Six escape Briar Hill fire

    An early morning house fire in Briar Hill subdivision gutted a home in the 7700 block of Cambridge Court. The cause of the fire is under investigation, but firefighters say residents are lucky to have escaped without injury.

    Firefighters from South Oldham, Pewee Valley, Worthington and Middletown fire departments battled the fire.

    SOFD spokesperson Capt. Kevin Parker said when crews arrived at the scene about 3 a.m., they saw flames sweeping the rear of the house and immediately called for a second alarm.

  • Oldham County awarded $63,900 for computers, hazmat equipment

    The Kentucky Office of Homeland Security has awarded $63,900 in State Homeland Security Grants to Oldham County for the  purchase of mobile data computers and hazmat equipment, Gov. Steve Beshear recently announced.

    “Homeland Security grants are a vital component in helping keep the Commonwealth safe and secure,” Gov. Beshear said. “They provide funds that enable our first responders to have the latest and best tools needed in their critical missions.”