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Today's Features

  • Baptist Hospital Northeast recently announced several personnel changes.

    Dr. Matt McDanald, MD, obstetrics/gynecology, has been named chief medical officer. His responsibilities include serving as a medical liaison between the hospital and medical staff, assisting with medical staff credentialing, quality and resource utilization issues, assisting in recruiting needed medical specialties to the communities served by the hospital, and representing the hospital and the medical staff in the community. 

  • Dusty and Kathy Vinson of Cox’s Creek announce the birth of their son, Cuyler Scott Vinson, born Oct. 9. He weighed eight pounds and one and a half ounces and measured 21 and a half inches long.

    Grandparents are Dwayne and Beverly Vinson of Freedonia and Mary Barnes of La Grange and the late Huey Barnes. 

    Great-grandparents are Rev. Elden Stallins of Marion, Hugh and Irene Barnes of La Grange and Vernon and Ida Dick of Monticello.

  • Members of the Pewee Valley Fire Department honored Eddie Klosterman for 35 years of volunteer service Saturday during the department’s annual awards banquet. 

    Klosterman, of Crestwood, told the crowd he became interested in volunteering as a firefighter after his brother joined. These days, Klosterman volunteers alongside his two 18-year-old sons, Alex and Andrew Klosterman.

  •  Oldham County native Dr. E. Bruce Heilman received a Great American Award in December from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and College of the Ozarks President Jerry C. Davis. Made evident by his work ethic and devotion to country, Heilman’s life and career reflect the values of a great American. 

  • Janet Scherzer recently joined Baptist Medical Associates Crestwood as a board-certified physician’s assistant. 

    She holds a bachelor’s degree in physician assistant studies from MCP Hahnemann University in Philadelphia. She was previously based at Baptist Medical Associates Taylorsville.

  • U.S. Army National Guard Pvt. Paul D. Speelman II recently graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Knox.

    During the nine-week training period, Speelman received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle marksmanship and bayonet training, chemical warfare, field training and tactical exercises, armed and unarmed combat, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, traditions and core values.

    He is the son of Judy A. and stepson of Barry J. Lamoreux of Prospect.

     

  • The La Grange Police Department presented annual awards in December. Awards and recipients include:

    • Officer of the Year – Detective Bruce Goodfleisch, as elected by fellow officers.

    • Meritorious Service Award – Sgt. Russell Rouff and Officer Doug Hickerson; 

    • Crime Prevention Award – Officer Ray Whitehill;

    • Accident Investigation Award – Officer Scott Wolf;

    • Traffic Enforcement Award – Officer Scott Wolf; and 

  • Jeffrey D. Smith recently completed basic training at the U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Parris Island, S.C.

    He completed a 12-week course of intense training designed to challenge new Marine recruits both mentally and physically. 

    He is stationed at Camp Geiger, N.C. for four weeks of combat training. His field of expertise will be in ground ordinance electrical calibration, requiring an additional eight months of training beginning this month.

    He is the son of Stephen and Rebecca Smith of Centerfield and a 2009 graduate of Oldham County High School.

  • Scot and Taren Winskye of La Grange announce the birth of their daughter, Chloe Mae Winskye, Sept. 24 at Baptist East Hospital in Louisville. 

    She weighed seven pounds, 4 ounces and measured 21 inches. She is the sister of Noelle Sophia Winskye.

    Maternal grandparents are Randy and Trish Ferris of Jeffersontown and maternal great-grandmother is Elfieda Plutat of Kokomo, Ind. Paternal grandparents are Marilyn Schaeftlein and the late Dick Winskye and Mary Lou May of Brandenburg. Great-grandmother is Mildred Schaeftlein of Shively.

  • Bryan and Jennifer Robison of Crestwood announce the birth of their daughter, Makenzie Dolorita Robison, Nov. 3 at Baptist East Hospital in Louisville. 

    She weighed six pounds, nine ounces and measured 19 and a half inches.

    Maternal grandparents are Dan and Dolorita Johnson of Versailles. Paternal grandparents are Alan and Margaret Robison of Crestwood.