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  • Bourbon and Fire

    He runs into the firehouse, suit jacket flapping, tidy hair blown backward. 

    Within seconds, he reemerges, clothes changed, like Superman.

    Then Wes Henderson jumps on a South Oldham Fire truck, on his way to help with another run.

    But Henderson isn’t your average volunteer firefighter.

  • Crestwood man dies on Sleepy Hollow Road

    A Crestwood man died in a car crash Sunday evening on Ky. 1694 (Sleepy Hollow Road) near his home.

    David Klosterman, 57, died when his vehicle left the roadway and overturned.

    According to Oldham County Police, the crash occured about 8:20 p.m. in the 3100 block of Ky. 1694.

    Police have not determined the cause of the crash. Anyone with information is asked to call OCPD at 222-1300.

    Klosterman is survived by his wife, Sharon; and two children, Nicole and Derrick.

  • School board vice-chair files for congress

    A Crestwood resident is one of the last candidates to file for the U.S. Congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Geoff Davis.

    Walt Schumm, a builder/developer and real estate agent, joins six other Republicans and two Democrats vying for the seat.

    Schumm is also the vice-chair of the Oldham County Board of Education. He has served on the board for 10 years.

    Schumm said he believes his diverse business experience will allow him to represent his community well in Washington.

  • Neighbors fight against Goshen 'barn'

    Claiming they have no other options, members of the Barrickman Lane Neighborhood Group spoke during fiscal court’s public comment Feb. 21.

    For about 18 months, residents of Barrickman Lane near Goshen have protested a two-story 4,800 square-foot building constructed on a neighbor’s property — using a barn permit.

  • Officials crack down on Opana

    Law enforcement officials are cracking down on Opana, a potentially lethal pain killer becoming increasingly popular in Kentucky.

    Opana is a brand name for oxymorphone and is twice as strong as OxyContin.

    La Grange Police Chief Kevin Collett said he is seeing the problem in Oldham County, too. 

    He said it seemed like overnight the focus switched from OxyContin and methamphetamine to Opana.

  • Women-owned businesses not a Main Street minority

    Three female business owners are hoping to boost La Grange’s Main Street corridor.

    That includes tenants for both anchor shops currently the 1887 Corner Store and Grandeur Station. Late last year it appeared both stores might be vacant simultaneously, something nearby business owners feared would negatively impact business.

  • Leap-day lady celebrates 13th birthday after 52 years

    Look out world, Vicki Duggins is a teenager.

    No, really, Wednesday was, technically speaking, Duggins’ 13th birthday... even though she was born 52 years ago.

    “I just always thought it was kind of neat,” Duggins said of having a Feb. 29 birthday. 

    “Even as an adult, people will come out and say ‘How old are you going to be this year?’

    “I’m going to be 13 this year, you better look out!”

  • More beer here?

    La Grange residents may get the chance to vote on alcohol laws later this year. Oldham County Tourism Commission officials have posted petitions at area businesses in hopes enough signatures will be obtained to hold a special election.

    Kim Buckler, executive director, Oldham County Tourism, said her organization is behind the push.

    People have talked about making the city “wet” for years, she said, but nobody took the initiative to start the process.

  • A pack of 'pacas

    She calls her baby boy for kisses. He runs over, hair flopping, big brown eyes like liquid jewels in a sweet face.

    This baby is the newest addition to Denise Coonley’s alpaca family, currently numbering a dozen. And they all get kisses, not just baby Seven.

    Coonley’s farm, Bluebonnets and Bluegrass Alpaca Farm, is located just off Ky. 22 in Ballardsville and is pretty much a one-woman operation.

  • Hand in Hand: Prospect doctor, biomedical engineer volunteer in Nicaragua

    Two Prospect residents traveled to Nicaragua earlier this month to provide medical support to one of the world’s poorest countries.

    Dr. Cynthia Rigby, an obstetrician/gynecologist, and Courtney Nanney, a biomedical technician, joined 10 others on the trip.

    Hand in Hand Ministries and the Greater Louisville Medical Society Foundation partnered to send the group of physicians and medical workers to Managua, Nicaragua, for a week.