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Today's News

  • Baptist Northeast plans outpatient center

    Baptist Hospital Northeast hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for its Baptist Crestwood facility on June 10. 

    The $3 million, 12,450-square-foot facility is scheduled for completion in January 2010 and will house outpatient diagnostic imaging and physical therapy.

    The facility is also the future home of the Baptist Medical Associates family practice of Donna Gatewood, M.D., and Richard Hefner, D.O., FAAFP and other physician offices. 

    Plans are to expand Baptist Medical Associates’ staff and hours to provide walk-in and after-hours care.  

  • Vegetable garden prompts fencing changes in Prospect

    One family's small vegetable garden could lead Prospect officials to change the city's fence ordinance. 

    During the last two years that he's tended to a vegetable garden in his yard, Bob Westerman said he's received no complaints from his neighbors, especially since they enjoy the fresh tomatoes, squash and peppers he shares. 

    But complaints made their way to the city council about the 6-foot row of trellises  staked around the garden to protect his produce from deer. 

  • Simpson earns education award in Carroll County

    Nancy Simpson, a former Oldham County educator, recently earned the Carroll County Board of Education Administrative Employee of the Year – Student Support Service Award. 

    After teaching 22 years, six in Oldham County, she left the classroom to serve as administrative coordinator at Carroll County High School.  

  • Game Bytes

    Baseball

    Oldham Aces vs. Floyds Knobs

    Score: 8-6 Floyds Knobs.

    When: June 8. 

    Where: South Oldham High School. 

    Key players: The Aces’ Alex Davidson, Andy Wood and Jordan Ellis. Floyd Knobs’ Neil Fertig.

    Game highlights: Floyds Knobs first baseman Neil Fertig hit a three-run homer in the third and a two-run homer in the sixth inning to lift his team to the win over the Aces in the season opener for both teams.

  • Prospect might ban deer feeding

    Prospect officials are considering a ban against feeding deer within city limits. 

    The city council has proposed an ordinance to prohibit salt licks and food sources other than flower beds, gardens and the like on property within the city.

    Mayor Todd Eberle said when people attract deer and make them dependent on humans for food, it’s unhealthy for the deer and creates an unsafe situation for drivers.

  • Oldham students named to dean’s list

    Jonathon Rice, Lauren Russ and Timothy Oliver, all Oldham County students, were recently named to the JCTC- Carrollton Campus dean’s list for the spring semester. To be named to the dean’s list, students must earn at least a 3.5 grade-point average.

     

  • La Grange residents discuss city issues

    About 20 La Grange residents participated in the Mayor’s Caucus at the James T. Beaumont Community Center June 15. Mayor Elsie Carter organized the session and residents voiced their concerns and broke into groups to discuss such issues as the historical district, the CSX train, the community center’s sign and the skate park.

     

    Historical district

  • Groups begin ‘Camp Canine’ program

    The Oldham County Animal Shelter, Luther Luckett Correctional Complex and the Humane Society of Oldham County have formed a partnership for the purpose of serving the community in a many-layered program.

    Many dogs end up at the OC Animal Shelter through abandonment or being given up because of owners’ loss of jobs and homes. Finding a new home for any family pet can be difficult after living in a shelter and without the dog being trained. 

  • Baptist Northeast’s first OtisKnee surgery performed

    Eugene Jacob, MD, orthopedic surgeon recently performed Baptist Hospital Northeast’s first OtisKnee replacement surgery on Roy Lyons of Shelby County. Dr. Jacob is now one of only a handful of physicians in Kentucky doing the OtisKnee.

  • A Day at the Races

    East Oldham sixth-graders competed in their annual soap box derby June 3, racing down the hill in front of the school at top speed in cars they built. Students learn a variety of subject matter in making the cars, teacher Rusti Morrison said. In math, they learn ratio and proportion in building to scale. In science, they learn about force, motion and friction. In language arts, they learn about reading technical writing. And in social studies, students chose a country they had studied before designing a brand and painting the car to market that brand.