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  • Business survey for The Review – Oldham County Business 2012

     The Review is a special publication produced by The Oldham Era in January. This will be our second-annual publication after a well-received first issue in 2011.

    Fill out our business survey online.

    The Review will feature the top Oldham County business performers of 2012 in sectors such as manufacturing, retail, real estate, non-profit, agriculture and professional services.

  • ConAgra Foods buys Ralcorp, parent company of Buckner plant

    ConAgra Foods announced a hefty purchase this morning to stock their pantry.

    ConAgra, owner of Banquet, Chef Boyardee, Egg Beaters, Healthy Choice, Hebrew National, Hunt's, Marie Callender's, Orville Redenbacher's, PAM, Peter Pan, Reddi-wip, Slim Jim and Snack Pack food brands, has acquired Ralcorp Holdings Inc.

    Ralcorp, valued at $6.8 billion including debt, is the largest manufacturer of private label food in the United States and is the parent company of Carriage House, which operates a plant in Buckner.

  • Pie Kitchen opens in Prospect

    The popular local chain Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen is now open  on U.S. 42 at the corner of River Road.

    Pie Kitchen owner Adam Burckle said the company has looked for a Prospect location for about four years — and thinks he found the perfect spot in the former Java Brewing Company.

    “It’s historically an old train station,” he said. “It’s nice that it will still be a gathering place.”

  • Bourbon bigwig scoops ice cream warehouse for a new distillery

    The locally-produced, artisan-quality trend is taking hold in another industry — and one Pewee Valley man hopes to be ahead of the curve.

    First it was cheese, wine, bread and beer — all products seeing a rise in “craft” production focused on small batches and special ingredients.

    Now, it’s spirits. Bourbon, vodka and other spirits are being produced by micro-distillers across the country.

  • Unexpected art: Sweet cheeks are Goshen mom’s canvas

    People are surprised to hear what one Goshen woman does for a living — and quite frankly, she’s just as surprised to say it.

    Amy Parks is a professional face painter. 

    But she’s not a clown, or a magician, or a balloon artist. Just a face painter.

    “I’m still adjusting my own idea of what a face painter is,” she said.

  • Pie kitchen planning Prospect location

    North Oldham residents with a sweet tooth will have a new place to grab a bite when a new dessert shop opens in Prospect.

    Popular local chain Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen will open in mid-October on U.S. 42 at the corner of River Road.

    Pie Kitchen owner Adam Burckle said the company has looked for a Prospect location for about four years — and thinks he found the perfect spot in the former Java Brewing Company.

  • La Grange business selected to carry GMC trucks, SUVs

    Champion Chevrolet-Buick in La Grange has added the GMC brand to its name and its inventory.

    GMC officials recently announced that Champion Chevrolet had been selected to carry GMC trucks and SUVs, in addition to the dealership's Chevy and Buick inventory.

    Champion Chevrolet-Buick-GMC is owned by Crestwood resident Fred Tolsdorf.

    GMC has a long history of providing quality trucks, but is now transitioning with the addition of more elite interior offerings as well as an abundance of technology.

  • A second helping: New owners reopen Brownsboro Eatery

    After four years of standing empty, the Brownsboro Eatery’s doors have reopened with new owners and a fresh coat of paint.

    Visitors can expect a similar menu and feel, as Goshen residents Ed and Dianna Hunsinger are keeping the restaurant’s general store theme.

    Ed, who also owns Empire Tax Service in Crestwood, said he has wanted to buy the old building since the “for sale” sign went up three years ago.

  • Oldham Reserve needs $5 million

    Local officials have continued discussions about how to move forward on development of Oldham Reserve business park. 

    Members of the Oldham-La Grange Development Authority met with officials from the city of La Grange and fiscal court to discuss the development’s history and plans to move forward.

    The Oldham Reserve project began eight years ago when the county and city governments jointly purchased 1,000 acres off New Moody Lane in La Grange.

  • Prospect Kroger to expand

    After a lengthy process, members of Prospect City Council gave Kroger officials the go-ahead to expand its Prospect Village location at a meeting Monday.

    Officials proposed the expansion about 15 months ago but had to rezone property and receive waivers and an ordinance change from city council. 

    Kroger officials are now waiting approval from Louisville Metro City Council because part of the property is not within Prospect city limits.