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Today's News

  • Police discover 1,580 pounds of marijuana in semi

     Police arrested a truck driver Monday along Interstate 71 in Oldham County after seizing nearly 1,600 pounds of marijuana from his tractor-trailer.

    Sohrab F. Shamoil, 47, of Mesa, Ariz., was charged with careless driving and first-offense trafficking in marijuana over 5 pounds, a felony, according to a KSP news release.

    “This is the largest marijuana seizure at one time at our post,” Detective Sgt. Vic Hubbuch said Tuesday. He said the street value of the pot is estimated at about $4 million.

  • NOHS security tight following written threat of shooting

    Parents of North Oldham High School students learned Tuesday of a written threat referring to a shooting at the school.

    NOHS Principal Lisa Jarrett informed parents by letter that the threat appeared on the wall of a boys' restroom stall at the school Monday.

    The threat mentions a school shooting occurring Monday, Sept. 21.

    Jarrett said no threat is dismissed or ignored without a thorough investigation, however, school officials have no further information regarding the seriousness of the threat of its author.

  • Sheriff & police reports

    Warrant arrests

    Jacobi Tolbert, 25, 4736 Shenandoah Drive, Louisville, arrested by OCSO Aug. 18, failure to comply.

    Joseph C. Hager, 42, 1535 Dawkins Road, La Grange, arrested by OCSO Aug. 21, fourth-degree assault.

    Richard N. Petty, 36, 102 Franklin Ave., La Grange, arrested by OCSO Aug. 21, failure to comply.

    Jeremy W. Pierce, 38, 5510 Morning Glory Lane, Louisville, arrested by OCSO Aug. 25, receiving stolen property.

  • Looking back: the aftermath of Hurricane Ike

    Officials are still waiting for $145,558.

    A year ago, The Oldham Era reported the devastation of winds from Hurricane Ike that ripped through the county, taking several trees, limbs and power lines down in its path. Residents sought out shelter or opened their homes to neighbors and later drug their downed trees and limbs to the side of the road for county crews to pick up.

    Oldham County, like several others in the state last September, was declared a federal disaster area. Federal and state funding has been promised to Oldham and some has already been paid.

  • Game Bytes

    FOOTBALL

    North Oldham vs. Trimble County

    Score: 39-6 North Oldham. 

    When: Friday. 

    Where: Trimble County High School. 

  • Letters policy

    Letters to the editor are welcome and should be 400 words or less, and must include your signature, address and phone number (for verification). Letters on local issues will take top priority; all others will be published on a first-come basis as space allows. Letters considered to be libelous will not be printed. The Era reserves the right to limit frequent writers to one per month. The Era also reserves the right to edit letters for length and accuracy. Deadline for letters is 5 p.m. Thursday. Send to: Viewpoints, The Oldham Era, P.O. Box 5, La Grange, Ky.

  • Oldham students audition for Actor’s Theatre production

    During this year’s auditions for the Actor’s Theatre production of “A Christmas Story,” three Oldham County students made the finals for the part of “Ralphie” out of hundreds of participants.

    Evan Boggs, 10, a student at Centerfield Elementary and Jakob Mutchler, 7,  a stduent at Locust Grove Elementary made it to the top 18 in the semi-final round.

    Seth Dewey, 9, a student at Camden Station Elementary made it to the top 9 final round.

  • Wrecker hits I-71 rock wall, driver killed as vehicles roll into cab

    A Campbellsburg man died in a crash along southbound Interstate 71 Monday morning in Oldham County when the wrecker he operated hit a rock wall. 

    Oldham County Police spokesperson Billy Way said  a flatbed wrecker carrying two passenger cars crashed into the rock wall on I-71 at the 12 mile-marker about 9:15 a.m. Monday.

    The driver of the wrecker, Donald C. Moore, 69, of Campbellsburg,  died in the crash.

  • Engagement Announcement

    Mr. and Mrs. Herb Haeberlin announce the engagement of their daughter, Susan Lindsey Haeberlin to John Travis Simmons, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Simmons.

    The bride-elect is a 2002 graduate of Oldham County High School and is employed as a patient coordinator for Gaddie Eye Center in Louisville. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Overstreet of La Grange.

    The groom-elect is a 2002 graduate of Oldham County High School and is employed by the Oldham County Road Department. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Simmons of La Grange.

  • Man killed as wrecker hits rock wall on I-71 south

    A fatal crash involving a wrecker has southbound lanes of Interstate 71 closed in Oldham County.

    According to police, a flatbed wrecker carrying two passenger cars crashed into the rock wall on I-71 at the 12 milemarker about 9:15 a.m. Monday.

    The driver of the wrecker, a male, died in the crash, but police have not yet identified him.

    Southbound lanes of I-71 are closed at exit 14 in Crestwood. Drivers are forced to exit to Ky. 329 and detour from Ky. 329 to Ky. 22 and to the Gene Snyder Freeway.