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  • Contract signed for management of OCEMS by Baptist Hospital Northeast

    Plans to outsource management duties at Oldham County EMS became final Tuesday when county officials signed a contract with Baptist Hospital Northeast.

    Baptist Hospital Northeast will operate OCEMS under the name Baptist Healthcare Affiliates, similar to an arrangement Baptist Healthcare has with an ambulance service in Paducah.

    Baptist Hospital Northeast officials estimate a budget of about $3.4 million annually, slightly less than the 2011-12 budget of $4.1 million.

  • Four kittens stolen from La Grange barn, one mutilated

    When a La Grange couple started rescuing cats, they thought of it as a community service. They spay and neuter animals before adopting them to other families.

    But it is said no good deed goes unpunished, and that is how Gordon Robinson said he feels right now.

    Over the weekend, four kittens were stolen and one found dead after teenagers allegedly broke into the garage overnight.

    He and his wife, Lynn, are members of a pet adoption program that Greg hopes will help stop the cycle of feral cats.

  • Special judge will preside over Brownsboro’s city status

    The judge assigned to hear a case brought by Brownsboro residents who hope to incorporate the area has requested a special judge take her place. 

    Judge Karen Conrad recused herself from the case on June 8.

    She told a packed courtroom of Brownsboro residents and county officials that she thinks it will be an interesting case to hear.

    A special judge will be appointed to hear the case. 

  • Man found dead in Walmart parking lot

    Police found the body of a Crestwood man in a vehicle parked at the La Grange Walmart Thursday morning.

    Jeramiha Goosey, 26, was found unresponsive in his dark-colored SUV at 7 a.m. 

    According to La Grange Police Chief Kevin Collett, Goosey had been seen inside the store overnight.

    Collett said foul play is not suspected and a death investigation is ongoing.

    Investigators are awaiting autopsy and toxicology reports to determine Goosey's cause of death. Toxicology results could take up to six weeks.

  • Motorcyclist seriously injured by alleged drunk driver in La Grange

    A Westport man remains in critical condition after his motorcycle was struck head-on by an alleged drunk driver Wednesday evening near Ky. 53 and Old Sligo Road.

    Charles Klosterman suffered several broken bones and severe leg injuries as a speeding car collided with his motorcycle about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. 

    Klosterman is in serious but stable condition at University Hospital in Louisville as of Saturday morning, June 16. 

  • Hard work & hot dogs

    Pools are open, baseball season’s in full swing, yards need mowing — all opportunities for Oldham County youth to find employment.

    Many teens see summer break as a chance to earn some spending money and to gain experience in the workforce.

    But nationally, finding those jobs has become harder in recent years. In July 2011, only 48.8 percent of youth between the ages of 16 and 24 were employed, the lowest in a decade.

  • Leadership class to host free teen movie night

    Participants in this year’s Leadership Oldham County program are reaching out to local youth for their capstone project.

    The group is launching a “Free Friday Flick” program, offering the first movie July 13.

  • Crestwood Civic Club hosts annual garden tour, luncheon Friday

    Three Crestwood gardens will highlight the annual Crestwood Civic Club Garden Tour and Luncheon on Friday. 

    The fundraising event features the homes of Bob and Kathy Dunn, Paul and Stephanie Virg and Craig and Lori Belling.

    Each garden has a unique story. 

  • North Oldham Fire officials warn of recent mulch fires

    While everyone loves a well-manicured lawn, firefighters are cautioning against one common landscaping element — mulch.

    Crews from the North Oldham Fire Department have responded to two mulch fires this summer, according to Assistant Chief Don Dahl.

    Dahl said mulch, which is a constant state of decay, builds heat inside the pile. 

    In many instances, a cigarette or landscape light causes the mulch to ignite — but fires can also occur without an ignition source. 

  • Car leaves roadway during teen's seizure

    Monday was a lucky day for Layne Whitaker.

    "At least he didn't end up in the pond," responders from Oldham County police and EMS said repeatedly.

    Whitaker, 18, had a seizure while driving his Buick sedan near Abott Lane and Ky. 22 Monday afternoon.

    A witness saw the car leave the roadway and called 911. Police, EMS and South Oldham Fire responded to the scene.

    Whitaker's car travelled about 200 feet down a hill before coming to a stop in a group of trees, missing a nearby pond by about 15 feet.