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Business

  • Apple Patch celebrates opening of new homes

     

    While most Americans were celebrating the freedom of their country last week, one Oldham County business was especially thankful for independence.

    Apple Patch, a clinical and in-home residential program that supports individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, welcomed a new facility named Independence Park.

  • Leadership class graduates

    The Leadership Oldham County Class of 2013-2014 recently had a “graduation” meeting last Thursday. Front Row: (left to right) Oldham County Chamber Executive Director Deana Epperly Karem, Kelly Wathen, Kara Hand, Karen Blakemore, Sherry Haley, Keisha Deonarine, Jeremy Esposito Back Row: (left to right) Condrad Daniels, Mark Viehmann, Aaron Esposito, Doug Miles, Joe Magana, Brian Davis and David Bizianes.

  • Family getting back into the horse business with L’Espirit farm

     

    Kentucky is known for its fast horses running along beautiful countryside pastures and boarded by leading experts in the industry. One Oldham County family hopes to make their L’Espirit farm one of the newest members of the prestigious boarding and eventing community.

  • New CityPlace center taking shape in La Grange

     

    A new convention and event space located in the heart of La Grange is just months away from being finished, according to the foundation in control of it.

    Made up of a plaza, a visitor’s center and two pavilions, the newly created CityPlace will be located off First Street, where the old Southern States store was located. The plans for CityPlace first developed nearly a year ago, when George Rawlings, owner of the Rawlings Corporation, bought the old Southern States property through his foundation.

  • Hardware store rebrands

     

    It might be difficult to find quality home-improvement products without a Lowe’s or Home Depot in Oldham County, but with Independent Hardware and Lumber, it may be easier to find those items closer to home.

    Independent Hardware and Lumber is independently owned and operated by Brian Watts and Taylor Menard. The personal attention the employees give to their customers is the reason Watts thinks they will return.

  • OCHS star opens dentist office

    Wide open layups have turned into calls for “open wide” for one decorated former Oldham County High School athlete.

    Dr. Lydia Winters, formerly Lydia Purvis, was an all-state basketball player, region player of the year and a member of the school’s 1,000-point club. But 14 years after those achievements, Winters is teaming up with Dr. Lauren Bollenback to open a new dentistry practice in Prospect.

  • Quarry is a cool relief from rising heat

     

    With temperatures rising well into the 90s this week, there isn’t much relief from the sizzling sun other than the options of overcrowded pools or distant theme parks, but for Oldham County residents, there’s a little slice of paradise close to home.

    Nestled in the city limits on Fendley Mill Road, Falling Rock Park is a two-acre quarry that has been filled solely by rainwater for 17 years. Owner Joe Clark opened it in 1996 as a divers’ training facility but soon floaters, kayakers, swimmers and snorkelers began to flood the park.

  • Packing DOUBLE the punch
  • Owners of Dollar Tree property racking up fines, liens

    After months with signage up and lights on, the progress of a new Dollar Tree store in La Grange is still uncertain.

    The store, located at 410 S. First Street, has endured countless rumors of delays, as well as mounting fines and liens placed on the property.

    Those fines include $3,485 from the Oldham County Code Enforcement Board, which levied the fine at its April 2 meeting.

    The fine comes from a building code and zoning issues at the property regarding a retaining wall and a guardrail at Yager Avenue.

  • Farmer’s market returns with new features

    Local farmers, artisans and craftspeople will once again offer their wares each Saturday morning on the courthouse lawn during the weekly Farmers’ Market, which opens this weekend.