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  • 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.

  • Firefighters save historic building in Goshen

    A historic structure in Goshen remains standing after firefighters responded to a fire there at 7:45 a.m. Thursday.

    The house, used as a farm office at the Mason Lane Farm, is about 100 years old. 

    Don Dahl, assistant chief at the North Oldham Fire Department, credits an "ad-hoc" sprinkler system for preventing more damage from occurring.

    Heat from the fire caused a rupture in the plumbing, which caused a leak that kept the fire in check until it was discovered, Dahl said.

  • State to fund crossing gates in Pewee Valley

    The Pewee Valley town council had a guest on Monday night, and he came bearing gifts. 

    State Sen. Ernie Harris presented a $219,000 check from the state transportation cabinet to fund safety improvements at railroad crossings in Pewee Valley.

    Planned improvements include large crossing gates at Central Avenue and Muir Lane and standard crossing gates at Wooldridge Avenue. 

  • Crestwood Supermarket sold, closed until Friday

    Crestwood’s sole grocery store is now under new ownership, but the new owners are quite familiar with the store.