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News from in and around Oldham County

By The Staff

Oldham Chamber hosts one-day membership drive 

  The Oldham County Chamber of Commerce is offering special membership pricing to first time members. On April 17, businesses who have never been in the Oldham Chamber before can join for one year at half the membership rate. Membership dues are based on employee size and range from $150 - $500. Businesses can join via the Web site at www.oldhamcountychamber.com or by telephone at 222-1635. Full payment is required day of registration.  As a part of this offer, business owners can visit one of three locations between 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. to turn in their membership application and receive a coupon for special luncheon pricing. Chamber staff, volunteers and board members will be stationed at the following locations to answer questions, accept applications, or talk business : La Grange – Hometown Pizza, 105 E. Adams St.; Crestwood – The Red Pepper, 6401 Claymont Crossing; Prospect – Kentucky Farm Bureau/Snappy Tomato, 13206 U.S. 42 (near Springdale Auto). Current Chamber members are invited to recruit two new members between April 17 and May 15 and they can renew their membership at half the cost. Deana Epperly Karem, executive director of the Oldham County Chamber of Commerce said, “In this tough economy we feel it’s important the chamber be more accessible than ever. ... A campaign like this gives businesses an opportunity to test the membership and see if it’s a good fit for them.”   ‘I Do, I Do’ musical about marriage takes the stage at Little Colonel   The Little Colonel Players present I Do, I Do, the first two-person musical to be performed on Broadway.  Opening night Dinner Theatre is May 7 with additional performances at 8 p.m. May 8, 9, 15 and 16 and 2:30 p.m. May 10 and 17 at The Little Colonel Playhouse on Mt. Mercy Drive in Pewee Valley. Marriage is at the center of this intimate and nostalgic work directed by Bethany Morse. The play opens with Michael and Agnes on their wedding day and traces their life together over the next 50 years, until they leave their house to a new pair of newlyweds. They go through their wedding night jitters, raise a family, negotiate mid life crises, quarrel, separate, reconcile and grow old together, all lovingly done to the strains of a charming musical score. I Do, I Do (book and lyrics by Tom Jones, music by Harvey Schmidt) ran for 560 performances on Broadway.  Tickets for all performances can be reserved by calling 588-1557.  Adult tickets are $12; Tickets for seniors and students are $10. For each show at Little Colonel, opening night is a dinner theatre performance; the price of the dinner is an additional $15.  The theatre opens at 6:30 p.m. on opening night for the dinner theatre.  The Little Colonel Players, Inc. offer season memberships, which include all regular season productions and the summer youth production.  Season memberships cost $40 for adults, $35 for seniors and students through grade 12. Season members of the Little Colonel Players are voting members with the opportunity to elect officers and the board of directors.  Additional information about membership can be found at the LCP Web site,  www.littlecolonel.org.   Junk day this weekend   The Oldham County Recycling Center is hosting junk drop-off days this weekend from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.  Items accepted include appliances, household junk, bulky waste, furniture, lawn mowers, mattresses, carpet, storm debris, tree stumps, etc. Metal and electronic items including appliances and televisions will be separated for recycling.  Items prohibited include paint, lawn and pool chemicals, solvents, tires, auto or truck bodies, treated wood or large quantities of building materials from demolition or remodeling. Any item containing refrigerant must have the refrigerant removed certified by a technician.  Items must have fuel and oil completely drained. Oldham County proof of residency required. The recycling center is located at 3943 Jones Drive in Buckner off Ky. 393. For information, call Oldham County Solid Waste Management Director Linda Fountain at 222-9357.   Resident files lawsuit against developer   In March, members of the La Grange City Council adopted an ordinance that changed zoning of a property from R-2 residential to R-4 residential.  Now, a La Grange resident who owns property near the proposed development has filed suit. Laurel Tarbis filed suit in Oldham circuit court April 1 concerning the council’s adoption of the ordinance concerning the property – at 1201 Commerce Parkway.  She also names Hills Land and Development Company – who filed the application for the zoning change and owns the property on Commerce Parkway – and Pollard Builders LLC, also a property owner, in the suit.  The ordinance, adopted March 2 by the council, revises the zoning map of the city, changing the property from an R-2 residential to an R-4 residential district.  Tarbis alleges that this change will cause her to be unable to peacefully use and enjoy her property due to “additional traffic, noise, litter, environmental degradation and other changes to her neighborhood.” Tarbis claims the ordinance doesn’t contain any facts or laws regarding the zoning change.  She requests the court void the zoning change for the property in question.   Baptist Hospital Northeast offers help with living wills   Baptist Hospital Northeast will offer free assistance in preparing living wills from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today (Thursday) in the hospital’s main entrance atrium in recognition of National Healthcare Decisions Day.  Bring a photo ID.  For those who are unable to attend but would like a living will brochure, call the Baptist Northeast Information Center at 222-3627 or e-mail the request with name, mailing address and daytime telephone number to BHNInfoCenter@bhsi.com.   Con-way Freight driver achieves driving milestone   Ronnie Long of Goshen, a Con-way Freight driver, recently achieved two million miles of accident-free driving. Long is a driver sales representative for Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload freight carrier and the largest subsidiary of Con-way Inc. Long safely drove the two million miles between 1987 and 2009, and reached the two-million-mile mark on Feb. 10. The company plans to recognize his achievement during a ceremony at the Louisville service center, where Long is employed.  Long has been a professional truck driver for 29 years, and has worked for Con-way Freight for 22 years. He was previously honored for reaching one million miles of accident-free driving. His route takes him from Louisville to Knoxville, Tenn. Long has been married 26 years to his wife, Karen, and has two children, Ashley and Aaron. For information about Con-way Freight, visit www.con-way.com/freight.