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Business

  • Apple Patch searching for new leader

     

    Apple Patch has been providing a community of support services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities for years. Recently the facility has seen changes, including the exit of a long-time executive director and an appointment of an interim director.

    While Apple Patch’s board of directors are in the process of selecting a new executive director, Joe Spoelker, director of community affairs, has stepped into the role of interim director.

  • Rivers Edge Nursing and Rehab wins quality awards

    Rivers Edge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center was a finalist for the Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities’ top honor and two staff members were among the Top 10 caregivers recognized at the Association’s Annual Quality Awards Banquet.

    The center was a finalist for Facility of the Year, and LPN Unit Manager Rozella Durham was among the Top 10 Nursing Caregivers and CNA/Medication Aide Trudy Shelly was among the Top 10 Caregivers in Kentucky.

  • New senior living facility to service Oldham County

    Seniors in Eastern Jefferson County, Oldham County and the surrounding areas will have a new, exciting alternative for senior living services this summer when Forest Springs Health Campus opens early this year. Forest Springs is located at 4120 Wooded Acre Lane, at the intersection of Westport Road and La Grange Road.

  • Humane Society gets Christmas wish of new land

    Some choose shooting stars, wishing wells or candles on their birthday cake when it comes to making long-shot wishes.

    The Humane Society of Oldham County used the newspaper and just before the New Year, what was once a wish became a reality.

    The independent, no-kill shelter was the focus of a story in the Nov. 26 extra edition of The Oldham Era, where they made their wish for 10 acres of land known for the first time.

  • Men at Work

    With the New Year comes new resolutions, chief among them are new bodies after holiday eating.

    And while Oldham County has its share of gyms in the area, one in particular is hoping a new start in a new building equals serious change for their customers.

    Body Under Construction, owned by Rob Jones, was most recently based in Crestwood. But after outgrowing its facilities there, the gym is now located in Buckner, off Old La Grange road.

  • Apple Patch names new interim director

    Apple Patch Community Board of Directors Chairman Steve Moss announced today that Joe Spoelker has been appointed interim Apple Patch Executive Director effective Monday. Steve also announced that Apple Patch will commence an executive search to recruit a permanent Executive Director after the first of the year.

  • YMCA starts therapeutic yoga

    For those with cancer or other chronic illnesses, the local YMCA is ready to help.

    Oldham County’s YMCA is seeking community members with cancer or chronic disease to participate in their first-ever therapeutic yoga program, which is open to the public, thanks to a grant covering most of the program’s costs.

    The six-week program will begin on Wednesday, Jan. 28 and will meet on Wednesdays from 7 to 8 p.m. and Saturday mornings at 9:30 a.m. at the YMCA in Buckner.

  • Local beverage company expands to bowl games

    If a fan buys a beverage from a walking vendor at one of eight college bowl games this season, they will be doing business with Rocket Man, the same Louisville area company that serves beverages at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Speedway.

    Rocket Man, Inc., based in Oldham County, will manage the walking vendor program at eight college bowl games, beginning with the Miami Beach Bowl at Marlins Ballpark on Dec. 22.

  • PACC donates toys for tots

    Continuing the tradition, the Prospect Area Chamber of Commerce recently presented a large number of toys to Toys For Tots. The toys were donated by PACC members at the chamber’s annual Holiday Party, sponsored by Goldberg Simpson and held at Bistro 42. Accepting the toys was J.D. Sparks, Toys For Toys volunteer and Oldham County Magistrate, along with Jennifer Willis, 2015 PACC President and Bruce Corwin, 2014 PACC President.

  • Karem elected chair of economic group

     

    The Kentucky Association for Economic Development chose a top economic leader in Oldham County as chairperson of its organization.

    Deana Epperly Karem, executive director of the Oldham County Chamber and Economic Development, was elected to serve as a chairperson of the KAED in November. The association is made up of Karem’s peers from across the state.

    “It is an honor to be selected by my associates and to be seen as a leader in the industry,” Karem said.