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Business

  • McDonald’s owner makes an impact

    By Stephanie Doyle

    Landmark news service

    George Saliba was 21 and spoke no English when he stepped onto a college campus in Ohio on May 29, 1979 – just three months away from the first day of classes.

  • Big crowds greet White Castle mobile

    Last Thursday Oldham County residents proved that White Castle was what they craved.

    A visit by the White Castle Crave Mobile led to a steady lunchtime crowd in La Grange last week, as the truck set up shop in the Kroger parking lot.

    Many people lined up well before the 11 a.m. start time for the food truck, which had a steady line of at least 50 people waiting to order during lunch hours.

    Mark Logsdon, General Manager of White Castle System Inc., said the truck showed up to “feed the members of craver nation.”

  • Program receives twice the help for military dogs

    Howls of praise will be ringing out this holiday season thanks to a local veterinary center.

    The “Joy to the Woof” program sponsored by the Pewee Valley Veterinary Center has created 25 care packages for military service dogs. In its second year, the program provides specialty gear like goggles and protective booties for the four-legged soldiers.

    “Unfortunately they are forgotten a lot of the time,” Carolyne Tilford, a veterinary technician at the center said. “They go through a lot, it’s not easy.”

  • Residents express concerns over new Walmart

    A proposed Walmart Supercenter in Crestwood is drawing mixed reactions from residents closest to the new development.

    The national retailer has proposed building a new supercenter at 6701 Highway 329 in Crestwood. The location is behind the Baptist Crestwood Medical Center on what’s also known as the 329 Bypass or Veterans Memorial Parkway.

    At an informal meeting Monday for Crestwood residents, Deborah Bilitski, an attorney for Wyatt, Tarrant and Combs, who is representing Walmart, shed some light on the proposed store.

  • Study: Oldham ranks first for kids

     

    A first-ever ranking of child well-being at the county level in Kentucky has named Oldham County as the best.

    Advocacy group Kentucky Youth Advocates annually releases the Kids Count data book to gauge the well-being of Kentucky’s kids, but this year is the first time they ranked counties from 1 to 120.

    In the rankings, Oldham County scored first overall, as well as first in three main categories: education, health and family and community.

  • Walmart exploring return to Crestwood

    National retail chain Walmart is “rolling back” into Crestwood.

    The retailer has sent out notices to Crestwood residents about its intent to build a Walmart Supercenter at 6701 Highway 329 in Crestwood. The location is behind the Baptist Crestwood Medical Center on what’s also known as the 329 Bypass or Veterans Memorial Parkway.

  • Citizens Union Bancorp of Shelbyville, Inc. announces executive management appointment

    Citizens Union Bancorp of Shelbyville, Inc. the parent company for Citizen Union Bank and First Farmers Bank, announced the following executive management appointments effective Dec. 1, as approved by the parent company and respective affiliate bank boards of directors:

    David Bowling – Chief Executive Officer of Citizens Union Bank

    Darryl Traylor – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of First Farmers Bank and President of Citizens Union Bank

    David Lyons – President of First Farmers Bank

  • Five steps to create and keep a holiday budget

    The Better Business Bureau is urging consumers to create a holiday budget this season! Mapping out your spending in November will help ease the strain of a financial holiday hangover in January. Creating a budget, and being disciplined enough to follow it, is one of the best ways to avoid overspending during the holidays. Here are the steps to creating a holiday budget:

  • Top ten reasons to buy local

    1. Buy Local -- Support yourself: Several studies have shown that when you buy from an independent, locally owned business, rather than a nationally owned businesses, significantly more of your money is used to make purchases from other local businesses, service providers and farms, continuing to strengthen the economic base of the community.

    These include case studies showing that locally-owned businesses generate a premium in enhanced economic impact to the community and our tax base.

  • Small Business Saturday is Nov. 30

    Small businesses are the cornerstone of any community, creating jobs, spurring local economic growth and giving back to society.

    In recent years, small businesses have been overshadowed by the holiday hype of “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” which tend to emphasize major retailers. But, small businesses have much to offer for holiday shoppers!