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  • 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.

  • New market opens in La Grange

     

    Although the La Grange Food Market has been successful in the few short weeks it’s been open on West Jefferson Street, the store’s owners can’t wait for it to serve warm food early next year.

    Yudwinder Singh and his brother-in-law Moe Signh, of Seattle, own the all-purpose convenient store that also has a beer cooler.

    “Our favorite part is meeting the new people,” Yudwinder Singh said.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Donations needed for mitten tree

    A local restaurant is asking for a little help with its annual Christmastime clothes drive.

    Steve-O’s Italian Restaurant has been the host of the MacKindsey’s Mitten Tree for the past several years, collecting hats, gloves, scarves and more before donating them to the Red Cross to give to Oldham County children in need.

    But Steve Tingle, the owner of the restaurant, said donations are down from years past, although he’s not sure why.

  • Prospect ready to showcase ‘stars’ again

     

    The spotlight will soon shine on 10 of Prospect’s finest ‘stars’ when the Chamber of Commerce hosts a night of dancing and charity.

    In its second year, Dancing with the Prospect Stars will follow a successful inaugural year with even more dancers and fundraising.

    “It’s a lot of fun,” Kathy Jacobs, executive director of the Prospect Area Chamber of Commerce (PACC) said. “It’s a very intimate, fun, friendly social event.”

  • CityPlace holds open house to showcase pavilions

    La Grange’s newest attraction opened its doors to the public last week in an attempt to attract new events to CityPlace.

    The event center, located on First Street, is made up of two pavilions and the visitor’s center, which also houses the Oldham County Chamber and Economic Development offices.

    The Rawlings Foundation, which owns CityPlace, held an open house last Thursday to help local and regional companies and organizations see the pavilions staged in various ways to host events.

  • Baptist expands infusion center

    After launching chemotherapy services in early 2014, Baptist Health La Grange recently completed an expansion of space occupied by the physicians and staff of the CBC Group: Consulting in Blood Disorders and Cancer, a part of Baptist Medical Associates.

    The Center, located on the second floor of the Physician Office Building at Baptist Health La Grange, was renovated with patient comfort and staff convenience in mind.

  • County alcohol vote delayed until June

    A proposed countywide alcohol vote will be pushed back until the end of June, proponents of overturning the ban on alcohol sales, said.

    Scott Whitehouse, the chair of a committee stemming from the Oldham County Chamber and Economic Development organization, said conflicts with Oldham County Schools and poll workers is the reason for pushing back the vote from its original March date.