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Local News

  • 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.

  • Police Reports

    Alcohol/drug arrests

    Raul Hernandez-Urrutia, 23, city at large, La Grange, arrested by OCPD May 28, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia. 

    Gary L. Donovan, 32, 201 N. Cedar St., La Grange, arrested by OCPD May 28, DUI, operating on suspended license, failure to maintain insurance. 

    Glenna R. Flack, 56, 400 Lakewood Drive No. 1, La Grange, arrested by OCPD May 23, alcohol intoxication in a public place. 

  • Court allows construction to continue at Summit Parks

    Developers of a subdivision criticized for compliance and erosion issues will continue construction, despite several citations from local, state and federal agencies. 

    Members of the Oldham County Fiscal Court voted to allow Summit Development Group to retain bonds for Summit Parks subdivision on Jericho Road in La Grange. 

    Work at the 162-acre subdivision has repeatedly fallen out of compliance with county, state and federal regulations. Violations at the site have resulted in an investigation by the Environmental Protection Agency.

  • Baptist Northeast building new outpatient facility in Crestwood

    Baptist Hospital Northeast is breaking ground June 10 on a new 12,450-square-foot outpatient facility, Baptist Crestwood. 

    The $2.2 million structure will house outpatient diagnostic imaging, outpatient physical therapy, the Baptist Medical Associates primary care practice of Richard Hefner, DO, and Donna Gatewood, MD, both family practice, and other physician office space.

    The Baptist Medical Associates office will expand to accommodate after-hours and walk-in care as soon as feasible after the facility opens.