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  • Baptist Medical Associates opens new practices

    Donna Gatewood, M.D., and Richard Hefner, D.O., both family practice, have joined Baptist Medical Associates Crestwood, which opened April 30 at 6106 Crestwood Station, Suite A.

    Jeffrey Reynolds, M.D., family practice; Robin Kindig, M.D., and Tonya Perkins, M.D., both internal medicine and pediatrics; and Sue Potvin, FNP, adult family nurse practitioner, have joined Baptist Medical Associates Eastpoint, which opened May 4 at 2400 Eastpoint Pkwy., Suite 550, in the Eastpoint Business Park.

  • La Grange Police remind juveniles of summer curfew

    The La Grange Police Deparment has set a city curfew for juveniles during the summer. 

    City ordinance states those under the age of 18 cannot be in any public place – including assemblies, buildings, streets, etc.) within the city during these hours: from 1 to 6 a.m. Friday and Saturday; and from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday through Friday.

    It also violates the ordinance for a parent to allow a juvenile to violate the curfew and they could face fines of up to $500 or jail time for more than one offense.

  • Heilman appearing on university’s TV show

    A local writer and historian who has worked with the Oldham County History Center will be featured on an upcoming TV program.

    At 5:30 a.m. Monday and 2 p.m. June 25, Dr. E. Bruce Heilman, chancellor of the University of Richmond, member of the Campbellsville University Board of Trustees and CU alumnus will appear on a show on the Kentucky Educational Television channel – the university’s “Dialogue on Public Issues” TV show, hosted by John Chowning.

  • 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.