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  • New shop in La Grange features bilingual barber

     

    For years women could choose to get highlights, haircuts and the latest gossip in a plethora of La Grange beauty shops, and now male residents will be happy to know there is now a barbershop providing back-to-basics services.

    George’s Barber Styling, named after its owner George Shunnarah, has been located in Crestwood since its beginnings as a barber school in 1999.

    Shunnarah turned the school into a successful barbershop in 2005, providing haircuts, straight razor shaves and beard trims.

  • Popular workout facility CrossFit opening a gym in La Grange

     

    CrossFit is a high-intensity workout taking the country by storm and soon Oldham County will see what the hype is about with the opening of a brand new gym, CrossFit 222 in La Grange.

    CrossFit is an innovative program that uses non-repetitive exercises, a more efficient way to get fit in just 20 minutes a day, says Crossfit222 owner and trainer Amira Stevens.

  • Walmart completes land purchase for new Crestwood location

    A new Walmart in Crestwood is one step closer to reality with the completion of the land purchase.

    According to deed records, Walmart paid $4.1 million to Oldham Farms Development LLC for two parcels of land on the Highway 329 Bypass, also known as Veterans Memorial Parkway.

    Both the Oldham County Planning and Zoning Commission and the Crestwood City Commission approved the site this past spring for a new Walmart SuperCenter.

  • Foundation wants ‘big ideas’

     

    When it comes to ideas for the community, one organization is hoping to fund a few of the “biggest little ideas.”

    The Oldham County Community Foundation is accepting grant proposals through Sept. 15 to help fund these ideas, up to $2,000 per proposal. About $12,000 will be given out to winning proposals, foundation board member Scott Whitehouse said.

    As for why proposals should be a “big little idea,” Whitehouse said the purpose is to maximize the funds’ impact through multiple projects instead of one big project.

  • Shop manager brings charity’s name to life

     

    In the Christian faith, the term ‘agape’ is often used to describe the unconditional love of God for humankind.

    Which is fitting, because many say Ann Adkin is the embodiment of the philosophy as manager of The Agape Shop in La Grange.

  • Data driving requests for more cell towers in Oldham County

    An increase in smartphone usage could lead to the installation of two new cell towers in the county and the expansion of two others.

    The two pending new towers would be located on Highway 22 in Ballardsville and at 2615 E. Highway 146 in La Grange, according to public notices. AT&T acknowledged in April they were seeking comment through Ansco and Associates for a 199-foot tower in Ballardsville, while SBA Towers V, LCC is interested in the tower on Highway 146, according to the notice.

  • Local deli expanding Crestwood business into frozen treats

     

    Finding a place to get dessert will now be just steps away at one Crestwood eatery.

    Red Pepper owner Joe Heitz recently opened up the Red Peppermint, a frozen yogurt bar, next door to his Crestwood location. And while the two are branded differently, there’s nothing separating the inside of the restaurants, save different designs and menu options.

    At a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of the Red Peppermint, Heitz said the decision to open the yogurt bar was because his family wanted to “get crazy” again.

  • Effort to allow expanded alcohol sales in Oldham County begins

    A vote to expand alcohol sales in the county is forthcoming, after the Oldham County Chamber and Economic Development confirmed to county leaders they would spearhead the effort.

    Chamber Executive Director Deana Epperly Karem said her organization is targeting a March 2015 special election for county voters to decide whether to allow package alcohol sales throughout the county. An educational campaign will take place from August until October, before a petition drive to get the initiative on the ballot starts in November.

  • Hope Health Clinic expands its services in La Grange

     

    When Hope Health Clinic opened its doors in La Grange in 2011, the affordable clinic was home to six local physicians and a nurse practitioner. Today, the clinic has a team of ten physicians and nurses caring for the needs of those who are indigent, without insurance or underinsured.

    New to the clinic is the cutting edge service of gene testing. This tests patients’ genes to find the most effective medicine for their illness.

  • WKU president Ransdell headlines Chamber breakfast

    The Oldham Chamber is honored to host Dr. Gary Ransdell, the ninth president of Western Kentucky University, as the featured speaker for the August Business and Biscuits.

    Join fellow chamber members for a very special business and biscuits to be held on Thursday, Aug. 21, 8:30-10:30 a.m. at the John Black Community Center, 1551 N. Hwy 393

    La Grange. Cost is $15 for members/ $20 for guests. RSVP at the website: www.Oldham CountyChamber.com

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