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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • Prospect pharmacy offers new service

    One local pharmacy is helping customers read the fine print when it comes to their prescriptions.

    Commons Community Pharmacy, located in Prospect, is one of two pharmacies in Kentucky that participates in the Script Talk service, which allows the visually impaired to place their prescription bottles over a machine, which then reads the label out loud.

    The pharmacy also participates in the companion program, Script View, which prints labels with up to 22-point font, Max Eiler, the pharmacy owner, said.

  • County declared “work ready”

    The office of the Oldham Chamber & Economic Development announced this week that the community has been recognized as a Work Ready Certified Community.

  • Walmart receives final approval from Crestwood council

    Walmart will once again have a store in Crestwood, after the city council approved a proposed SuperCenter store on Veterans Memorial Parkway at a special meeting April 16.

    The Crestwood City Council approved an ordinance rezoning the property at 6701 Veterans Memorial Parkway, also known as Highway 329 Bypass, as well as a development plan for the Walmart, unanimously.

    Kevin Thompson, public affairs director for Walmart, said there currently isn’t a date set to break ground on the new development, since final approval just came from the Crestwood council.

  • Crestwood council approves proposed Walmart

    Walmart will once again have a store in Crestwood, after the city council approved a proposed SuperCenter store on Veterans Memorial Parkway at a special meeting Wednesday.

    The Crestwood City Council approved an ordinance rezoning the property at 6701 Veterans Memorial Parkway, also known as Highway 329 Bypass, as well as a development plan for the Walmart, unanimously.

  • Salon owner sees beauty in everyone

     

    Hair cuts, color and coffee. That’s what you can expect at the new Tangles Salon in Buckner.

    After Julia Neely grew tired of missing out on her children’s lives because of her job, she made a change. Neely stepped off of the factory floor at Rockwell International and went back to school to become a cosmetologist.