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Business

  • New Warden

    Kentucky Department of Corrections Deputy Commissioner Jim Erwin recently announced that Ravonne Sims has been promoted to warden at the Roederer Correctional Complex (RCC) in LaGrange.

    Sims began her career in 1999 as a classification and treatment officer at the RCC Assessment Center. In 2000 she received a promotion outside of the Department of Corrections as a microbiologist I with the Department for Public Health.

  • Celebrating new businesses
  • Celebrating a new business

    The Crestwood All About Kids held its official ribbon-cutting Sunday, Aug. 4, after the addition of 18,000 square feet of new space. The addition includes two basketball courts and a soccer practice field.  In the picture are:  Angie Tyler, owner and president of All About Kids, and Oldham Chamber board member Jim Kramer, also a member of Crestwood City Council.

  • Trader-who’s? New stores offer alternatives

    By Wesley Robinson
    News Intern, The Oldham Era

    When TraderBakers closed its doors earlier this year, it left a large void in the retail community. But since then, four other businesses got creative, stepping in to give local residents what they hope is an even better shopping experience.

    Bargain Rack, The Copper Awning, Clover Cottage and Sugar Babe Antiques recently opened smaller vendor malls with a variety of antiques, collectibles, furniture and other deals Oldham County residents had come to expect at TraderBakers.

  • Magistrate’s complaint doesn’t halt La Grange liquor store construction

    An Oldham County magistrate has appealed a Planning & Zoning Commission decision that furthers a proposed La Grange liquor store, but construction has since begun.

    JD Sparks, of Pewee Valley, filed a civil suit against members of P&Z and against the proprietors of a liquor store planned on Ky. 53 in La Grange.

    Earlier this year, three La Grange retailers gained state approval to sell bottled wine and liquor – Walgreens, Kroger and LTD La Grange LLC.

  • Stock Yards Bank to acquire The BANK–Oldham County

    Stock Yards Bank & Trust has announced plans to acquire The BANK–Oldham County and its branches in La Grange, Louisville, Crestwood and Prospect.

    The combination of the two banks is expected to create the largest locally owned community bank in the Louisville market in terms of deposits relative to the total deposits in the market.

    The acquisition is subject to regulatory approval and approval of shareholders. It is expected to be finalized in the spring of 2013.

  • The Review – Oldham County Business 2012

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  • Holiday shopping season kicks off with Black Friday, Small Business Saturday push

    Social media efforts helped drive sales on Main Street during Small Business Saturday Nov. 24, although retailers in other areas of the county report mixed results.

    Created by American Express in 2010, the event encourages shoppers to visit local stores on the Saturday after Thanksgiving — the day after Black Friday.

    Local merchants rely on Facebook and other social media tools to promote the event, while American Express advertises nationally on television. American Express also provides promotional materials to retailers.

  • Business survey for The Review – Oldham County Business 2012

     The Review is a special publication produced by The Oldham Era in January. This will be our second-annual publication after a well-received first issue in 2011.

    Fill out our business survey online.

    The Review will feature the top Oldham County business performers of 2012 in sectors such as manufacturing, retail, real estate, non-profit, agriculture and professional services.

  • ConAgra Foods buys Ralcorp, parent company of Buckner plant

    ConAgra Foods announced a hefty purchase this morning to stock their pantry.

    ConAgra, owner of Banquet, Chef Boyardee, Egg Beaters, Healthy Choice, Hebrew National, Hunt's, Marie Callender's, Orville Redenbacher's, PAM, Peter Pan, Reddi-wip, Slim Jim and Snack Pack food brands, has acquired Ralcorp Holdings Inc.

    Ralcorp, valued at $6.8 billion including debt, is the largest manufacturer of private label food in the United States and is the parent company of Carriage House, which operates a plant in Buckner.