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  • Seniors granted tea time wish thanks to foundation

    Some wishes only come true over birthday cakes or at Disney World, but a local foundation has been striving to make senior citizens’ dreams come true with outings to bring back old memories.

    Opal’s Dream Foundation, of Shepherdsville, was started in memory of Opal Grubbs, a senior who spent the majority of her adult life alone in a nursing home as a ward of the state. She had dreamed of leaving the nursing home to see the ocean but with no family or funds, her dream was unfulfilled when she passed away.

  • WOOF there it is

     

    The WOOFery has spent nearly three years on Main Street in La Grange, but recently it became so popular it outgrew its space.

    When owner Tanya Turner added the grooming salon to her business in 2013, it quickly became apparent that parking was a serious issue for her clients — both two-legged and four-legged.

    “My heart was attached to Main Street, so it took me about eight months to find the exact, right location that would suit our needs, as well as the needs and comfort of our customers,” Turner said.

  • After two years, Dollar Tree opens

    With snow flurries fluttering around her, temperatures around freezing and 10 minutes left to go, La Grange resident Patricia Stark was beyond excited.

    “This is Christmas to me, it’s like Christmas morning,” Stark said.

    The cause of Stark’s excitement was the grand opening of a Dollar Tree in the Oldham Plaza complex, an opening that was delayed two years due to problems with the complex’s landlord, Icon-Oldham Development, an offshoot of Icon Properties in Louisville.

  • Fallen, not forgotten

    More than 200 people weathered a torrential downpour and high winds to pay respects to a fallen Marine that few, if any, of them knew.

    On Sunday, Captain Adam Satterfield, a Crestwood native, was laid to rest after dying in a military training exercise in California. The Marine was a 2007 graduate of South Oldham High School, where he played on the football team.

  • Bourbon boom comes to Main

     

    Many communities have seen a spike in the craft beer market over the last few years and now La Grange will be part of the Beer Lovers Club with a new business coming to its historic district.

    Tom and Linda Clemons have been in the alcohol industry for many decades and now have expanded their repertoire with the Main Street Bourbon and Ale House opening later this month in La Grange.

  • Massie talks cooking and CAD during OCS visit

    It’s not unusual for a congressman to visit a school in his district, but very few have the expertise Congressman Thomas Massie brought during his tour of the Arvin Education Center Friday.

    Massie, who started his career as an engineer after graduating from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, spent an hour discussing Congress, economics, engineering and more with the students participating in the center’s Engineering Academy.

  • Street closings for chess tournament

    For the event on Saturday, Feb. 7:

    Washington Street will be partially closed from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The closure will begin at the CityPlace crosswalk just west of Doty Lane and run down to the stop sign at Second Street.

    For the event on Saturday, Feb. 28:

    “Washington Street will be partially closed from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The closure will begin at the CityPlace crosswalk just west of Doty Lane and run down to the stop sign at Second Street.”

    -Submitted info

  • Crestwood native dies in military training accident

    A Crestwood native who died during a military exercise is being remembered as someone who died doing something he loved.

    First Lt. Adam L. Satterfield died Friday while training with the Marine Corps in Southern California. His death was first revealed on Sunday.

    Satterfield is a 2007 graduate of South Oldham High School and also attended South Oldham Middle School. He attended the U.S. Merchant Marine Corps Academy, where he played rugby, and was commissioned into the Marines in 2011.

  • County to consider right to work law

    Already an issue statewide, Oldham County could possibly become the next county to pass a so-called right to work ordinance, following six other counties’ lead.

    The issue involves whether workers should be forced to pay union fees, if they are unionized where they work, whether they join a union or not. Currently, workers at a unionized workplace all pay union fees, because the unions collectively bargain for all employees.

  • U of L president visits with South Oldham Rotary

    University of Louisville President James Ramsey gives a powerpoint presentation about his university’s success on Friday. Also, South Oldham Rotary President John Oliva presents Ramsey with a gift.