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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Baptist offers maternity classes

    Following is information regarding maternity events and classes sponsored by Baptist Health La Grange during August and September. Registration is required for all classes by calling 502-222-3617 (toll-free at 888-222-8071) or online at Baptist HealthLaGrange.com. Classes are free unless otherwise noted.

  • YMCA buys indoor arena, land

    After leasing a nearby indoor arena for the last 10 years, the Oldham County YMCA in Buckner has purchased the building and the property it sits on for $1.3 million.

    Peggy Kilgore, the executive director of the Oldham County YMCA, said it just made sense to purchase a building next to its main facility that is heavily used for YMCA programs anyway.

    And with the building needing some renovations, it made sense to own the facility before making those renovations, she said.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Greenhouse providing new opportunities for Yew Dell Botanical Gardens

     

    Visitors to Yew Dell Botanical Gardens are used to seeing green, but a new greenhouse is doubling past efforts of the organization.

    In April, Yew Dell opened a new horticulture center, including the Mary Peabody and Henry Fitzhugh Greenhouse and Preston T. Ormsby Horticulture Building, allowing them to greatly expand their research, education programs and more, director Paul Cappiello said.

  • Baptist Health offers ‘love’ class

    Baptist Health La Grange will host: “I Want to Know What Love Is,” on Aug. 23 at 9:30 a.m.

    Location: Baptist Health - LaGrange, KY 1025 New Moody Lane, La Grange, KY 40031

    This free program is for married, engaged and dating couples.

    Contact Penny Hudson at pdhud9@aol.com or 502-939-0121 for more information.

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