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Business

  • Plugged in: Pewee residents create new event space

    When it comes to event space, one of the region’s best-kept secrets is sitting in plain sight in Pewee Valley.

    The space, 314 Exchange, is located in Pewee Valley right next to the town’s city hall. The dark brick building has been a staple in the area for decades. It was originally a railroad station, then a telephone exchange, before it’s recent revival as a premium event space.

    The building’s time as a telephone exchange is reflected in its name and use of the original façade, owners Laura and Kevin Hall said.

  • Cleaning company lends a hand to those with cancer

     

    Household chores like dusting, vacuuming and scrubbing the bathtub are hard to fit into a busy schedule. Add a serious illness, like cancer, to the mix and those chores become an afterthought.

    One local cleaning company is offering a helping hand to cancer patients.

  • Prospect business makes dealing with disaster easier

     

    One Prospect family hopes to ease the pain when it comes to dealing with a disaster.

    Tom and Lori Hawkins have started Bluegrass Home Inventory, a business that helps photograph and catalog a person’s belongings for use in insurance claims or disasters.

    It’s a service that comes from their own experiences in dealing with disaster.

    “We had a home fire 10 years ago,” Tom Hawkins said. “Having to go through that whole process, trying to figure out what we lost and determining values, it took weeks.”

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  • Raise a Glass: Voters approve alcohol at Yew Dell

    It will be easier for patrons of a popular Crestwood event center to consume alcohol, thanks to the results of a special election.

    The election, held Tuesday at the South Oldham Fire Station on Old La Grange road, will now allow Yew Dell Botanical Gardens to sell alcohol by the drink during events. The change was passed by an 87 percent margin.

    Yew Dell is host to many business events and weddings year-round, but previously could only make alcohol available by hiring a licensed caterer to provide it.

  • Businessman elected to new hall of fame

     

    Jerry McCandless typically isn’t seen.

    Whether it’s his business, often represented by “guys in white suits” cleaning up after traffic accidents or his work in higher education, McCandless typically eludes the spotlight.

    But in March, McCandless will be center stage as one of 27 inductees into the new Kentucky Veteran’s Hall of Fame, located in Frankfort.

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  • News briefs Jan. 9

    Group gets tax status

    The group Friends of Pewee Valley officially received their 501(c)(3) status from the Internal Revenue Service. This status makes them an official tax exempt non-profit organization. Mayor Bob Rogers announced at January’s city council meeting that the Friends applied for the status in February of 2011 and just recently received notification of acceptance.

    Comprehensive plan passed

  • New Farm Bureau area program director named

    Louisville – David S. Beck, Executive Vice President of Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation, announced today that Stacy Lowe, a Flemingsburg native, has been named Area Program Director for Area 3 in North Central Kentucky. Her appointment is effective as of Monday.

  • News briefs Jan. 2

    Appointment

    Gov. Steve Beshear has appointed the following members to the Kentucky Board of Certification of Fee-Base Pastoral Counselors:

    John Lepper, of Crestwood, is a pastoral counselor and head of a nonprofit at St. Matthews Pastoral Counseling Center and Kentucky Baptist Fellowship. He represents pastoral counselors. The appointment replaces Wade Rowatt, whose term has expired. Lepper shall serve for a term expiring Sept. 22, 2016.

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