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Business

  • Adult day care shifts gears for local clients

     

    Tri-County Community Action has served seniors for more than 25 years in Oldham, Trimble and Henry Counties, but after the Kentucky Office of Aging changed its standards last year, the non-profit agency located in La Grange was afraid it would have to shut its doors to the adult day care program.

    Instead, though, the program opted to transition from a social model to a medical model adult day care and this would require some changes around the already-existing facility.

  • Chamber honors area businesswomen

     

    Businesswomen in Oldham County come with many different definitions according to Deana Epperly Karem, Executive Director of Oldham Chamber and Economic Development. They are leaders, mentors, coaches, friends, sisters, confidants and activists.

    These strong women are being celebrated once again at the sixth annual Celebration of Women, hosted by the Oldham Chamber next week.

  • Prospect ‘stars’ set to dance for various local charities

    Ten local residents, five men and five women, will be competing for the title of “Prospect Star 2015” on Feb. 21 at the Mellwood Arts Center. “Dancing With Prospect Stars & Taste of Prospect” is an exciting fundraiser, hosted by the Prospect Area Chamber of Commerce. The event, in its second year, will benefit the chamber and the 10 individual charities the contestants have chosen. Before the big night, the stars will be accepting donations on behalf of their chosen charities. Each dollar donated in their name will count as a vote.

  • WOOF there it is

     

    The WOOFery has spent nearly three years on Main Street in La Grange, but recently it became so popular it outgrew its space.

    When owner Tanya Turner added the grooming salon to her business in 2013, it quickly became apparent that parking was a serious issue for her clients — both two-legged and four-legged.

    “My heart was attached to Main Street, so it took me about eight months to find the exact, right location that would suit our needs, as well as the needs and comfort of our customers,” Turner said.

  • After two years, Dollar Tree opens

    With snow flurries fluttering around her, temperatures around freezing and 10 minutes left to go, La Grange resident Patricia Stark was beyond excited.

    “This is Christmas to me, it’s like Christmas morning,” Stark said.

    The cause of Stark’s excitement was the grand opening of a Dollar Tree in the Oldham Plaza complex, an opening that was delayed two years due to problems with the complex’s landlord, Icon-Oldham Development, an offshoot of Icon Properties in Louisville.

  • Bourbon boom comes to Main

     

    Many communities have seen a spike in the craft beer market over the last few years and now La Grange will be part of the Beer Lovers Club with a new business coming to its historic district.

    Tom and Linda Clemons have been in the alcohol industry for many decades and now have expanded their repertoire with the Main Street Bourbon and Ale House opening later this month in La Grange.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.”