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  • Magistrate’s complaint doesn’t halt La Grange liquor store construction

    An Oldham County magistrate has appealed a Planning & Zoning Commission decision that furthers a proposed La Grange liquor store, but construction has since begun.

    JD Sparks, of Pewee Valley, filed a civil suit against members of P&Z and against the proprietors of a liquor store planned on Ky. 53 in La Grange.

    Earlier this year, three La Grange retailers gained state approval to sell bottled wine and liquor – Walgreens, Kroger and LTD La Grange LLC.

  • Stock Yards Bank to acquire The BANK–Oldham County

    Stock Yards Bank & Trust has announced plans to acquire The BANK–Oldham County and its branches in La Grange, Louisville, Crestwood and Prospect.

    The combination of the two banks is expected to create the largest locally owned community bank in the Louisville market in terms of deposits relative to the total deposits in the market.

    The acquisition is subject to regulatory approval and approval of shareholders. It is expected to be finalized in the spring of 2013.

  • The Review – Oldham County Business 2012

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  • Holiday shopping season kicks off with Black Friday, Small Business Saturday push

    Social media efforts helped drive sales on Main Street during Small Business Saturday Nov. 24, although retailers in other areas of the county report mixed results.

    Created by American Express in 2010, the event encourages shoppers to visit local stores on the Saturday after Thanksgiving — the day after Black Friday.

    Local merchants rely on Facebook and other social media tools to promote the event, while American Express advertises nationally on television. American Express also provides promotional materials to retailers.

  • 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.