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Business

  • New build, still tough

    A local car dealership is cruising into 2015 by selling the first truck in what it calls the “wave of the future.”

    Tri-County Ford, located off Exit 17 in Buckner, recently sold a 2015 Ford F-150 to Oldham County resident Frank Durham. And while truck sales aren’t uncommon at Tri-County, the new F-150 is. According to Ford Motor Company, the truck is the first to use military grade aluminum, not steel, in its production.

  • Chamber panel addresses several Frankfort-related issues

     

    A discussion about the upcoming session of the General Assembly, hosted by the Oldham County Chamber, went from a conversation of issues like right to work to a full-blown political update.

    Panelists at the forum included Joe Gerth of the Courier-Journal, Greg Brotzge, a lobbyist, and State Rep. David Osborne, a Republican from Prospect.

    “Kentucky government has not been a proactive force for businesses in history,” Osborne said. “I think that’s why we continue to be at the bottom of the rankings in business.”

  • U of L president visits with South Oldham Rotary

    University of Louisville President James Ramsey gives a powerpoint presentation about his university’s success on Friday. Also, South Oldham Rotary President John Oliva presents Ramsey with a gift.

  • Street closings for chess tournament

    For the event on Saturday, Feb. 7:

    Washington Street will be partially closed from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The closure will begin at the CityPlace crosswalk just west of Doty Lane and run down to the stop sign at Second Street.

    For the event on Saturday, Feb. 28:

    “Washington Street will be partially closed from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The closure will begin at the CityPlace crosswalk just west of Doty Lane and run down to the stop sign at Second Street.”

    -Submitted info

  • 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.