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Business

  • AT&T seeks tower in Ballardsville

    Two months after abandoning plans to build a cell tower in Pewee Valley, AT&T is looking to build one in another Oldham County location.

    The company is proposing a 199-foot tower to be built off Ky. 22 in Ballardsville, according to a public notice filed by Ansco and Associaties, a Georgia-based company. However, no application to build the tower has been given to the Oldham County Planning and Zoning Commission, Assistant Director Brian Davis said.

  • Baptist Health needs community’s help to receive grant
  • New restaurant is ‘dream’ come true

     

    A dream 10 years in the making has finally taken form in Crestwood.

    Longtime friends Gabriel Frankel and Raul Blanco opened the windows to Gara Empanada on March 7. The drive-through or walk-up restaurant in the Pioneer Village parking lot off Veterans Memorial Parkway serves seven flavors of empanadas accompanied by homemade sauces.

    “Every country has a form of empanada with a different name or style,” Blanco said. “We are trying to offer the best empanada for the community.”

  • Two join roadside market program

    Oldham County is home to two of the 104 certified farm markets across the Commonwealth recently accepted into the 2014 Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program. The Oldham County members are: Boone Gardiner Garden Center and Sherwood Acres Beef.

    In joining the Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program, these markets have committed to offering quality products and service to their customers. Their acceptance by Farm Bureau tells customers that they meet the highest standards of quality, freshness and marketing appeal.

  • Tri-County Ford celebrates move up Interstate 71

    A one-mile move up the road is already paying dividends for a longtime Oldham County business.

    Tri-County Ford, which has been in Oldham County in some form or fashion since 1986, recently moved to just off Exit 18 off I-71 to 4032 Commerce Parkway.

    Owner Gary Haupt said the move to Exit 18 from their place off Exit 17 was due to the changes surrounding Commerce Parkway and I-71 in that area of Buckner.

  • Chamber will reside in former Southern States

    A space that once sold feed, seed and farming supplies will now serve as a point of entry into the county’s commerce and tourism opportunities.

    Months ago George Rawlings of the Rawlings Foundation purchased the former Southern States property that included three buildings and lots for storage and parking. While speculation has run rampant about how he would use the spaces, Rawlings had remained quiet regarding the project, but recently made an announcement about one particular use for the retail building facing First Street.

  • Students display slice of creativity on boxes

     

    Customers entering Hometown Pizza restaurants in the county may notice some new wall decor.

    The restaurant has teamed up with local elementary schools to sponsor a pizza box art contest. Now in its second year, the contest is seeing a lot of growth.

    “Hometown Pizza is about doing community projects,” Donna Sabo director of marketing said.

    “The response has been fabulous.”

  • Recent ribbon cuttings in Prospect

    Above left, Simply Cozy Gifts & Accessories, located in the Prospect Point Shopping Center, recently marked their opening. Above right, the newly remodeled Kroger Prospect, located on Timber Ridge Drive in Prospect, is officially opened. Both ribbon cuttings were promoted and celebrated by the Prospect Area Chamber of Commerce.

  • Showcasing our county

    Photos by Alix Mattingly/THE OLDHAM ERA

    Top, The Oldham County Performance Troupe entertained community members at the annual Showcase Oldham County in Buckner. Local merchants set up booths at the event which served as a networking opportunity for the community. Left, Hudson Pence, 3, of Prospect, colors at the arts and crafts table at the Showcase Oldham County event on Friday. The showcase featured local merchants sharing their services with the public. And above, visitors enjoyed stopping by the Blooms by Essential Detail booth.

  • La Grange approves changes to business licensing law

    After a narrow vote, the La Grange City Council has approved an ordinance that modifies the city’s current business licensing tax.