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Business

  • La Grange business selected to carry GMC trucks, SUVs

    Champion Chevrolet-Buick in La Grange has added the GMC brand to its name and its inventory.

    GMC officials recently announced that Champion Chevrolet had been selected to carry GMC trucks and SUVs, in addition to the dealership's Chevy and Buick inventory.

    Champion Chevrolet-Buick-GMC is owned by Crestwood resident Fred Tolsdorf.

    GMC has a long history of providing quality trucks, but is now transitioning with the addition of more elite interior offerings as well as an abundance of technology.

  • A second helping: New owners reopen Brownsboro Eatery

    After four years of standing empty, the Brownsboro Eatery’s doors have reopened with new owners and a fresh coat of paint.

    Visitors can expect a similar menu and feel, as Goshen residents Ed and Dianna Hunsinger are keeping the restaurant’s general store theme.

    Ed, who also owns Empire Tax Service in Crestwood, said he has wanted to buy the old building since the “for sale” sign went up three years ago.

  • Oldham Reserve needs $5 million

    Local officials have continued discussions about how to move forward on development of Oldham Reserve business park. 

    Members of the Oldham-La Grange Development Authority met with officials from the city of La Grange and fiscal court to discuss the development’s history and plans to move forward.

    The Oldham Reserve project began eight years ago when the county and city governments jointly purchased 1,000 acres off New Moody Lane in La Grange.

  • Prospect Kroger to expand

    After a lengthy process, members of Prospect City Council gave Kroger officials the go-ahead to expand its Prospect Village location at a meeting Monday.

    Officials proposed the expansion about 15 months ago but had to rezone property and receive waivers and an ordinance change from city council. 

    Kroger officials are now waiting approval from Louisville Metro City Council because part of the property is not within Prospect city limits.

  • Expansion could add 200 jobs

    More than 200 new jobs could be added through a possible expansion to a Buckner facility.

    The Carriage House Co. is a subsidiary of Ralcorp that currently employs about 280 workers at the Oldham County location.

    The company is the nation’s largest supplier of store-brand preserves, jellies, peanut butter, syrups and dressings.

  • Medicare changes could make equipment tough to obtain

    Changes to Medicare could make it more difficult for patients to obtain certain medical equipment. The changes could also bankrupt small medical equipment companies.

    The changes will save Medicare billions of dollars — billions of taxpayer dollars.

    The question, though, is at what cost those savings will come.

  • Gee to speak at leadership event

    In honor of International Women’s Day and Kentucky Women’s History month, the Prospect Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a one-day leadership conference.
    Four sessions, presented by local professionals, will take place in addition to a luncheon, featuring Dawne Gee, WAVE 3 news anchor.
    The event is 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 28 at Hunting Creek Country Club. For information call 228-7493.

  • Agape thrift shop serves all

    The giving spirit in Oldham County extends year-round, not just after natural disasters.

    Several charities in the county help furnish needy families with clothing, household items and toiletries.

    The Agape Thrift Shop, part of Immaculate Conception Church, moved to a new location in February, more than doubling its previous space, according to Barb Johnson, the church’s business manager.

  • Posh pets

    Dogs are man’s best friend, and man is willing to pay for the privilege. Pet owners continue to spend big bucks on their companions — not just dogs, but cats and other small animals, too.

    Norma Rash is one of those. 

    She has three dogs and one cat — she calls the dogs “the boys” and admits they are spoiled rotten.

    “Nothing is too much for the boys,” she said.

  • Women-owned businesses not a Main Street minority

    Three female business owners are hoping to boost La Grange’s Main Street corridor.

    That includes tenants for both anchor shops currently the 1887 Corner Store and Grandeur Station. Late last year it appeared both stores might be vacant simultaneously, something nearby business owners feared would negatively impact business.