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Business

  • Local deli expanding Crestwood business into frozen treats

     

    Finding a place to get dessert will now be just steps away at one Crestwood eatery.

    Red Pepper owner Joe Heitz recently opened up the Red Peppermint, a frozen yogurt bar, next door to his Crestwood location. And while the two are branded differently, there’s nothing separating the inside of the restaurants, save different designs and menu options.

    At a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of the Red Peppermint, Heitz said the decision to open the yogurt bar was because his family wanted to “get crazy” again.

  • Effort to allow expanded alcohol sales in Oldham County begins

    A vote to expand alcohol sales in the county is forthcoming, after the Oldham County Chamber and Economic Development confirmed to county leaders they would spearhead the effort.

    Chamber Executive Director Deana Epperly Karem said her organization is targeting a March 2015 special election for county voters to decide whether to allow package alcohol sales throughout the county. An educational campaign will take place from August until October, before a petition drive to get the initiative on the ballot starts in November.

  • Greenhouse providing new opportunities for Yew Dell Botanical Gardens

     

    Visitors to Yew Dell Botanical Gardens are used to seeing green, but a new greenhouse is doubling past efforts of the organization.

    In April, Yew Dell opened a new horticulture center, including the Mary Peabody and Henry Fitzhugh Greenhouse and Preston T. Ormsby Horticulture Building, allowing them to greatly expand their research, education programs and more, director Paul Cappiello said.

  • Baptist Health offers ‘love’ class

    Baptist Health La Grange will host: “I Want to Know What Love Is,” on Aug. 23 at 9:30 a.m.

    Location: Baptist Health - LaGrange, KY 1025 New Moody Lane, La Grange, KY 40031

    This free program is for married, engaged and dating couples.

    Contact Penny Hudson at pdhud9@aol.com or 502-939-0121 for more information.

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  • Rivers Edge long-term care center in Prospect wins national quality award
  • Prospect dentistry holds ribbon cutting

    The Prospect area’s newest pediatric dentistry office, Kid’s Dentistree Prospect, hosted their grand opening on June 30. The Prospect Area Chamber of Commerce was on hand to help them officially cut the ribbon. Located at 9217 US Highway 42, Prospect, Dr. Winters and Dr. Bollenback are accepting new patients.

  • Encompass expands design team with fellow La Grange business

    Encompass Develop, Design & Construct is continuing to grow by adding more design experience to its team. The architectural team of Scott/Klausing & Company, Inc. (SKC) will join Encompass effective July 1. Encompass and SKC are both based in La Grange.

  • 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.