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  • Fire and EMS task force hires consultant for $9,500 assignment

    After discussing the status of Oldham County EMS for more than an hour, members of the Fire and EMS task force decided to drop the organization from its mission statement.

    Judge-Executive David Voegele spoke to the task force at its March 28 meeting and said the OCEMS financial situation necessitated immediate action.

    The task force had only focused on the fire departments since its first meeting in August but planned to incorporate OCEMS after collecting fire department data.

  • Little Big Horse Trails offers relaxing ride

    Derby season is approaching faster than a horse down the backstretch, and that means lots of stories about sleek, glistening Thoroughbreds.

    This is not one of those stories, because this is not that kind of riding.

    The horses at Little Big Horse Trails in La Grange are sturdy and calm, used to carrying regular-sized people who don’t know how to ride — not minute jockeys with decades spent in a saddle.

  • House will be burned as a training exercise for local firefighters

    The roof is bare, the windows are knocked out and vinyl is missing from the structure, but it’s an eyesore local firefighters have hoped to see for at least five years.

    A house on Ky. 146 in La Grange near the Kentucky State Reformatory will soon be destroyed by crews from La Grange Fire and Rescue and other local fire departments as a training exercise.

  • State settles some PVA cases

    Alleged ethics violations against numerous Kentucky property assessors, including Oldham County’s, are drawing to a close three years after being filed.

    Ron Winters is one of 11 property value administrators across the state accused of nepotism in a case that began in 2008.

    The county PVA is elected to assess the value of property for tax purposes.

  • Medicare changes could make equipment tough to obtain

    Changes to Medicare could make it more difficult for patients to obtain certain medical equipment. The changes could also bankrupt small medical equipment companies.

    The changes will save Medicare billions of dollars — billions of taxpayer dollars.

    The question, though, is at what cost those savings will come.

  • Apple Patch welcomes new executive director

      After a nationwide search, a new executive director is hoping to continue growing a Crestwood non-profit.

    Arthur Avitabile is the new director of Apple Patch, an organization that promotes independent living for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

  • Former La Grange mayor cited for sagging roof on Main Street building

    A judge signed a restraining order against a former La Grange mayor Tuesday.

    The emergency order prevents Elsie Carter from continuing renovations to her building at 114 E. Main St. due to safety concerns.

    A stop-work order was issued by code enforcement officer Jeff Richardson in February after he noticed the second-story roof sagging.

  • Crestwood woman dies in early morning crash on Ky. 146

    A Crestwood woman died early Tuesday morning in a two-vehicle crash on Ky. 146. 

    Police say a white 1995 Oldsmobile sedan and a white 1996 Dodge utility van crashed head-on about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday on Ky. 146 between Crestwood and Buckner.

    The driver of the Oldsmobile, Linda J. Smith, 64, of Crestwood, died at the scene. The driver of the van, William L. Buntyn, 48, of Louisville, is listed in serious condition at University Hospital in Louisville.

  • Superintendent search narrowed to three candidates

    The search for a new superintendent is nearing a close as the search committee announced four finalists Monday night.

    The search committee narrowed applications down to 12 in late February, which included three applicants from the Oldham County School system, several applicants from across Kentucky and applicants from four other states.

  • Event will benefit family of Crestwood father who died during run

    A benefit run and fundraiser will benefit the family of a Crestwood man who died March 11. Kenneth Gilliland, 44, set off for a six-mile jog that Sunday and suffered a heart attack during the run.

    Gilliland was a long-time runner, as is his wife, Terra. Their daughters, Alex and Abby, are both runners as well. Alex, 15, runs for South Oldham High while Abby, 13, is at South Oldham Middle.

    Fleet Feet Louisville is sponsoring a fun run/walk and silent auction Wednesday to raise funds to benefit the family.