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  • EVERY SECOND COUNTS: Heart attack patient is grateful for EMTs trained for cardiac care

    Debbie Clark knew something was wrong. The sharp pain radiated from her arms to her shoulders and neck—even up into her jaw.

    “But nothing in my chest,” she recalled.

    So, surely it couldn’t have been a heart attack, right?

    After about 15 minutes of extreme pain, a co-worker called 911. Oldham County EMS arrived at American Bank Equipment on Mattingly Road in Buckner where Clark works for her son.

    “They came in and it was like they knew,” the 60-year-old grandmother of four said.

  • North Oldham grad wins $10,000 on ‘Millionaire’

    A North Oldham High School graduate featured in Monday’s episode of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” chose to walk away with thousands when stumped by a question about cajones. 

    Derek McMahan, a law student at The College of William and Mary, made it to the seventh question of the game show. 

  • Oldham County EMS awarded grant to purchase bariatric stretcher

    Oldham County EMS has received a grant from the state board that oversees EMS units.

    The $10,714.28 grant was awarded to OC EMS by the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services as part of its emergency medical services grant program.

    Oldham County Judge-Executive David Voegele signed off on the grant Tuesday.

    The money will be used to purchase a bariatric stretcher. The equipment will be used to transport obese patients. It has a weight capacity of 1,000 pounds.

    Statewide EMS units can apply for the grants each year.

  • Prospect escapee attends court two days later with cuffs up his sleeve

    A drunk driver who fled into a wooded area while under arrest in Jefferson County resurfaced two days later for a domestic violence hearing in Oldham district court with handcuffs still attached to his wrist.

    According to police, Bradley R. Scherzinger, 29, was speeding Feb. 16 when a Prospect Police officer stopped him on U.S. 42. His blood-alcohol content registered .165, and the officer placed him under arrest.

  • UPDATE: Milton-Madison Bridge will be reduced to one lane Feb. 28

    The Milton-Madison Bridge, which carries US 421 across the Ohio River from Milton to Madison will be reduced to one lane on Thursday, February 28 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. 

    Engineers from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will be monitoring items on the bridge that were highlighted in previous inspections.

    The Cabinet implemented a monthly inspection frequency in 2012 to review these locations.  The goal is to keep the Milton-Madison Bridge operational during the super-structure replacement project.

  • Utility crew finds OCHS class ring missing since 1969

    It was the summer of ‘69 when La Grange native Bruce Duncan misplaced his senior ring.

    Duncan said the ring didn’t fit when he received it at the conclusion of his junior year at Oldham County High School.

    Despite his mother’s frequent suggestions that he take it to a jeweler to re-size, Duncan continued to wear it.

    He lost the ring just a few weeks after graduation.

    Now, more than 44 years later, the ring is back in Duncan’s possession.

  • Prospect mayor to resign, cites health issues

    The mayor of Prospect has announced his plans to resign next month.
    Prospect Mayor Todd Eberle announced Tuesday he plans to resign from his post effective March 9.
    Eberle said his health has declined after a car crash more than a year ago. He also cited increasing family obligations out of town.
    He entered elected office in 2004 winning a seat on the Prospect city council, was elected Mayor in 2006 and re-elected in 2010.
    He has enjoyed more than eight years on the Prospect city council.

  • Officials will offer weather spotter training March 11

    Officials from Oldham County Emergency Management and the Louisville office of the National Weather Service are hosting a free weather spotter class.

    The two-hour SkyWarn training class is for anyone interested in learning more about severe weather identification and safety. 

    A key part of the class will be learning how participants can help protect their communities by reporting ground truth information on storms to local meteorologists working to issue and disseminate warnings.

  • Crash claims life of Crestwood man, 22


  • POLICE: Missing Crestwood woman found unharmed in Louisville

    A Crestwood woman reported missing on Feb. 11 has been located by police and is unharmed. 

    Katherine “Katie” Denise Bush was last seen outside the Java Brewing Co. coffee shop on Norton Healthcare Boulevard at Ky. 22 and the Gene Snyder Freeway in Louisville.

    Family and friends distributed a flier including Bush's photograph and identifying information.