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  • Baptist Northeast plans outpatient center

    Baptist Hospital Northeast hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for its Baptist Crestwood facility on June 10. 

    The $3 million, 12,450-square-foot facility is scheduled for completion in January 2010 and will house outpatient diagnostic imaging and physical therapy.

    The facility is also the future home of the Baptist Medical Associates family practice of Donna Gatewood, M.D., and Richard Hefner, D.O., FAAFP and other physician offices. 

    Plans are to expand Baptist Medical Associates’ staff and hours to provide walk-in and after-hours care.  

  • Vegetable garden prompts fencing changes in Prospect

    One family's small vegetable garden could lead Prospect officials to change the city's fence ordinance. 

    During the last two years that he's tended to a vegetable garden in his yard, Bob Westerman said he's received no complaints from his neighbors, especially since they enjoy the fresh tomatoes, squash and peppers he shares. 

    But complaints made their way to the city council about the 6-foot row of trellises  staked around the garden to protect his produce from deer. 

  • Baptist Northeast’s first OtisKnee surgery performed

    Eugene Jacob, MD, orthopedic surgeon recently performed Baptist Hospital Northeast’s first OtisKnee replacement surgery on Roy Lyons of Shelby County. Dr. Jacob is now one of only a handful of physicians in Kentucky doing the OtisKnee.

  • GM, Chrysler financial woes hit close to home

    Consumed by rumors concerning the fate of the Chrysler corporation, Art Moser struggled to sleep on May 13. 

    The next day, Moser, a managing partner at Perkins Eastside car dealership in Crestwood, received a FedEx package from Chrysler. 

    He and fellow employees who congregated in the meeting room broke into applause as they learned they didn’t make the list of dealerships marked for closure. 

  • Special Delivery - Guided by a duo of mothers, Westport woman gives birth on kitchen floor

    She expected to have a baby Friday night, but Erin Kelley never expected she’d deliver her baby girl on the kitchen floor.

    But that’s where contractions brought her to her knees. The baby started coming — ready or not — with Kelley laying on the linoleum between a computer desk, hutch and kitchen table, beneath paintings from her 4-year-old son, Cory.

  • Prospect/Goshen Rotary hosts Italian Festival

    Members of the Prospect Goshen Rotary Foundation are hosting an Italian festival at 5 p.m. July 12 at Gingerwoods Event Hall in Prospect.

    The event includes Italian food catered by Dining Elegance Catering, wines provided by Prospect Party Mart and playreading of Caesar and Cleo, a Colossal Italian Comedy by Bruce Kane.

    Tax-deductible tickets are available for $35 and they benefit tuition assistance for students at Nativity School near downtown Louisville. 

    For tickets, call Terry at 292-2022 today. Seating is limited.

  • Oldham grand jury indicts 7

    An Oldham County grand jury recently handed up the following indictments:

    • Lynne M. Brown, 59, charged with theft by failure to make required disposition of property over $300.

    According to the indictment, between Feb. 7, 2005 and Aug. 31, 2007, she allegedly obtained money from Mt. Tabor Church and intentionally dealt with the proceeds as her own, the value of which exceeded $300.

    • Steven W. Whitehead, 31, charged with two counts first-degree wanton endangerment and fourth-degree assault.

  • Investigation leads to drug charges for 16 Oldham residents

    Sixteen Oldham residents face drug charges after local police successfully purchased Oxycontin, Hydrocodone, Morphine, Methadone, Fentanyl and Alprazolam during undercover operations.

    Oldham County Police launched an investigation in August to uncover drug trafficking of prescription medications. 

    According to police, prescription narcotics are a predominate drug of abuse in the area. 

    As a result of a series of OCPD investigations, 16 individuals face a total of 23 criminal charges. 

  • Sheriff's Reports

    Violation arrest

    Dennis R. Pool, 64, 4414 Old La Grange Road, Crestwood, arrested by OCSO May 19, DUI.

    Warrant arrests

    David E. Fischer, 43, 2707 Old Cedar Point Road, La Grange, arrested by OCSO May 23, theft by deception.

    Ryan K. McKnight, 27, 4514 Dickerson Court, Louisville, arrested by OCSO May 26, failure to appear.

    Shaun C. Pace, 28, 4513 Dickerson Court, Louisville, arrested by OCSO May 27, second-degree burglary.

  • Property Transfers

    Ballardsville

    Exit 17 Properties LLC to TNT Farms LLC, tract 1, 5.727 acres and tract 2, 1.095 acres on Ky. 22, Ballardsville, $51,543 and $10,950. 

    Crestwoood

    Tergeo Corporation to Republic Bank and Trust Company, lot 17, Beechdale Place, 6907 Jamie Lane, Crestwood, $150,500.

    Danny and Lisa Anderson to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, lot 18, Zaring Farms, 4202 Dana Road, Crestwood, $116,670.