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Today's News

  • Contractor arrested for smuggling balloons into La Grange prison

    A Pleasureville man claims he was asked by an inmate at the Kentucky State Reformatory to bring an envelope filled with cash inside the prison.

    But police say the envelope contained balloons with an unknown orange drug inside.

    Police arrested Richard D. Dwyer, 49, of Pleasureville, at the Kentucky State Reformatory on April 4. Court documents list Dwyer as a civilian contractor working at the prison.

  • Oldham police officer indicted on criminal charges

    A police officer arrested for ‘sexting’ a high school girl he met during a traffic stop has been indicted for his communication with the teenager and also for falsifying a police report for an unrelated DUI arrest.

    OCPD Officer Harry S. “Shane” Mosley resigned Sept. 28 as police pursued charges against him related to cell phone communication he had with a teenager.

    An Oldham County grand jury recently handed up two indictments with criminal charges for Mosley.

  • Goshen man charged for deadly property dispute

    A Goshen man who claims he shot his brother-in-law in self-defense Oct. 15 is now charged with reckless homicide and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

    Police arrested Emmitt Pendleton, 50, Oct. 15 after a shooting at Pendleton’s home in the 5200 block of U.S. 42.

    Pendleton told police he shot his brother-in-law, Richard Hild, in self-defense during an argument about a utility trailer.

    Police found Hild’s body in the driveway after Pendleton called 911.

  • Annual Blue Hydrangea Tea Party to benefit ovarian cancer research

    Historic Downtown La Grange will host its annual Progressive Blue Hydrangea Tea Party to benefit Ovarian Awareness of Kentucky at 1 p.m., April 21st.

    This is the sixth year for the event, which has drawn about 1,000 people and has raised more than $10,000 in past years.

    The Tea Party is considered a success each year by local businesses, attendees and the Ovarian Awareness of Kentucky organization.

  • Crestwood woman shares Boston experience

    The Oldham Era has heard from friends and family members of several local runners who competed in today's Boston Marathon.

    Kathy Riley, of Crestwood, is in Boston with friends Ashli Collins and Andrea Faulk who ran the race.

    Riley said the two runners crossed the finish line just moments before the blasts rocked the area. Fortunately, both are safe and unharmed.

    Jennifer Jones said via email that her brother-in-law Brian Jones, who also competed, is safe and back at his hotel room.

  • Four Oldham Co. runners in Boston safe, unharmed

     

    As news reports continue of the bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, The Oldham Era has learned several Oldham County residents competed in – and finished – the marathon today.

  • North Oldham slides past rival South Oldham in district match-up

    Despite sporting a 1-3 record against South Oldham in their last four meetings, the North Oldham Mustangs came out firing on all cylinders in Tuesday night’s district opener, dispatching the Dragons 8-5 to claim their first regular season win against a county team since 2011.
    They certainly got a fight though as South matched the Mustangs beat for beat through the games’ first four innings, leading North Oldham 4-3 heading into the fifth frame.

  • Oldham County romps district foe

    It didn’t take long for the flood gates to open in Monday night’s district opener between Oldham and Trimble counties, but once it did, it was all OC as the Colonels piled on 12 hits to roll 13-0.
    Following an RBI single from Cam Thomas and a walk from Sean Holton, Austin Norman broke the game open, lifting a fast ball over the fence for a three-run bomb.

  • LOCAL TEAMS COMPETE IN DERBY CITY CLASSIC

    While most high school teams headed to the beach looking for warmer weather during spring break, three local baseball teams got in plenty of game action a little closer to home, squaring off in the Derby City Classic at Spalding University.

    TUESDAY’S GAMES
    SOUTH OLDHAM 11, MANUAL 8
    South Oldham was able to overcome three errors in Tuesday’s opener against Manual, pounding out 12 hits and adding five runs in a decisive sixth inning to win  11-8.

  • La Grange man dies in Thursday morning crash on I-71

    A multi-car crash on Interstate 71 Thursday morning claimed the life of a La Grange man.

    According to police, a gray Chrysler passenger vehicle traveling southbound on I-71 at 7:44 a.m. crossed the median near the 16 mile marker, hitting a red Jeep SUV in the northbound lanes. The Chrysler was then struck by a semi-tractor trailer.

    The driver of the Chrysler, Ian Connin, 27, of La Grange, was pronounced dead at the scene.