• Steve-O’s Italian Kitchen to open Louisville location

    Steve-O’s Italian Kitchen has thrived in Buckner for 13 years, and now the franchise is expanding its taste and charm into Louisville.

    A second location of Steve-O’s is slated to open in the former spot of Cliftons Pizza Co., on 2230 Frankfort Ave. Cliftons Pizza was a staple of the Clifton community for 28 years until it abruptly closed September of this year.

  • Holiday Inn hotel planned for Commerce Pkwy.

     La Grange will soon be home to a Holiday Inn hotel.

    A four-story Holiday Inn Express and Suites is currently being built at 1150 Commerce Parkway in La Grange.

    The Holiday Inn will feature the company’s Formula Blue design, a modern design with open spaces throughout the hotel for the “smart traveler.”

  • Grannies Respond drives through Oldham

     If you drove on Interstate 71 south today between 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., you may have noticed a bright orange sign that said “grannies welcome” and people waving on an overpass near Exit 17.

  • Local pharmaceutical company receives $60 million

    A Crestwood pharmaceutical company will use $60 million worth of new financing to further support its scientific research on rare diseases.

    Apellis Pharmaceuticals is using the money from new investors to advance its research into paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) and the dry form of age-related macular degeneration.

  • Automotive shop approved, Burger King denied

    Residents of Claymont Springs are upset that a Burger King restaurant and an automotive shop may be built across the street from their neighborhood in Crestwood.

  • Planning and Zoning denies luxury apartments

    Approximately 20 neighbors sporting yellow ribbons waited about eight hours at the Oldham County Planning and Zoning meeting for an apartment complex they oppose to be discussed.

  • Norton Commons expanding into Oldham County

    Twelve years after being first approved, Norton Commons is officially expanding into Oldham County with a new section called Hamlet.

  • Showcase spotlights Oldham businesses

    In a release from the Oldham County Chamber of Commerce, the Era was told that 2015 was the 21st year for Showcase, an annual tradition offering business exhibits, a health fair, a new car show, local entertainment, a basketball shootout competition for boys and girls and much more.

    In addition, the Chamber hosted a panel discussion at its Kickoff Luncheon held at noon on May 6.

  • Oldham County Chamber of Commerce honors member women for business achievements

    Six years ago at the Celebration of Women event there were virtually no men present, but last week, the room was quite close to 50 percent men as both genders celebrated the businesswomen of the community.

    Approximately 187 million women entrepreneurs worldwide own at least some portion of 32 to 39 percent of all private businesses and many of the women at the event at CityPlace were a part of this statistic.

    “This event is about celebrating all of the contributions women make to Oldham County, and to the world,” Karem said previously.

  • Hospital garden hopes for second year harvest


    Baptist Health La Grange’s Genesis Garden exceeded its expectations in its first year of growth of providing easy access to healthier food options to patients and those in the community suffering with chronic disease.

    After a Community Needs Assessment in 2012, residents in Oldham, Trimble and Henry counties reported that obesity, heart disease, stroke and cancer are leading health problems with the top six risky health behaviors falling into two categories: substance abuse and nutrition/weight issues.