Feature Articles

Brownsboro Alliance features local business, community members, and events around town in this special, exclusive section of the website.  Look for more articles coming soon on choosing a CSA, local farm life, restaurant reviews, and much more!

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March 26, 2015

Spotlight on Spring: Bloodroot

When you hear the name Bloodroot, do you imagine it headlining a horror double-feature alongside The Attack of the Killer Tomatoes? You might even wonder if it is akin to the carnivorous Venus Flytrap. It may surprise you to discover that Bloodroot bears the purest snow-white petals, set off by a lemon yellow center of stamens. When seen during the last act of winter, the flower looks like a bright spotlight growing amongst decaying leaves. The well-disguised namesake is from the orange-red juice that “bleeds” when the rhizome is cut. Read more…

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July 23, 2014

Families will enjoy BATA Membership

We have spent quite a bit of time talking about the trail system and the benefits to the equine community.  But the Brownsboro Alliance Trail Association is not just for horse enthusiasts – hikers are welcome and encouraged to use the trail, too!  This week, I set out on the trail with BA Board Member Debbie Stevens as my guide.  In tow were my three children, ages 5, 3, and 13 months. Read more…

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June 20, 2014

Aspiring Heights: Brownsboro’s newest barn

A special horse brought Jessica Lawson and Hannah Phillips together 10 years ago. Eben was originally Lawson’s horse, but she entrusted him to Phillips, and over time, the women began to develop a close friendship with each other as they loved and cared for Eben. When they experienced the devastating loss of Eden, their relationship became even stronger, and a business partnership was soon born. So impressed with how Phillips had cared for Eben, Lawson approached her friend with the prospect of managing their own barn together. An opportunity in Brownsboro, Kentucky turned the women’s dream into a reality. Read more…

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March 20, 2013

Oldham ranks as Kentucky’s healthiest county

In a recent Gallup wellness poll, Kentucky faired poorly, ranking in top ten states with the highest obesity ranking.  According to the report (published March 6, 2013), Kentucky’s population was 29.7% obese, higher than the 26.2% national average.  Scores were based on respondents’ self-reports of their height and weight, which are used to calculate Body Mass Index (BMI).  A BMI of 30 or above is considered obese.

Oldham County residents, however, should be encouraged — in another poll which ranked Kentucky’s well-being among all 120 counties, Oldham placed first as the healthiest place to live in the Bluegrass State.  Read more…

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March 6, 2013

EpiCurious CSA opens shares to new members

Locally-grown EpiCurious CSA has openings for new members in the 2013 season! A CSA, or Community Supported Agriculture, provides fresh, seasonal produce to consumers from small, local farms. Many consumers would like to have locally-grown produce, but simply don’t have the resources to produce a successful garden themselves. CSAs give consumers the opportunity to experience ultra-fresh food and try new vegetables grown in their own communities, often at a savings from the well-travelled produce sold at the supermarket.  Read more…

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December 31, 2012

Conservation Easement protects South Buckeye Lane property

The Courier-Journal reported this week that two land trusts and landowner Eleanor Bingham Miller have agreed to a conservation easement on 17 acres of their land on South Buckeye Lane in Oldham County.  Rich in history, the land was once the site of a school for slave children, and later was used as an African-American church.  Read more…

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September 13, 2012

“Brownsboro Now” group emerges among proposed city debate

Brownsboro residents are currently at a crossroads, as the future of Brownsboro is up for debate.  Hints of incorporating Brownsboro as a sixth-class city began last year, creating quite a stir among our quiet community.  A new group has emerged among the dissent in hopes of providing clarity on what incorporation would mean for the future of Brownsboro. Read more…

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July 5, 2012

Brownsboro Hero: Sgt. Trevor Straub, SOFD

Completing our Brownsboro Heroes series, Brownsboro Alliance is proud to feature Sergeant Trevor Straub of the South Oldham Fire Department!  Sgt. Straub is originally from Jefferson County, until he was 10 and moved to Oldham County.  He is a full-time mechanic, and became a volunteer firefighter with South Oldham Fire Department (SOFD) in 2008.  As a sergeant, he operates the trucks, pumps water, and leads other firefighters while on the job.  When asked why he wanted to become a firefighter, Sgt. Straub said with a laugh, “I’ve always had a fascination with fire, ever since I was a little kid.”  Read more…

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June 27, 2012

Brownsboro Hero: Officer Sarah J. King, OCPD

Continuing our Brownsboro Heroes series, Brownsboro Alliance is proud to feature Officer Sarah J. King of the Oldham County Police Department! Ofc. King is originally from Jefferson County, where she still currently resides.  She has been a police officer for 3 years.   In explaining why she wanted to become a police officer, Ofc. King said, “I have the need to help people and enjoy serving the citizens of Oldham County by detecting and preventing crime.”  Read more…

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June 20, 2012

Brownsboro Hero: Samantha Kimbler, OCEMS

Brownsboro Alliance is proud to feature Samantha Kimbler of Oldham County Emergency Medical Services!  Ms. Kimbler has been with EMS for 11 years.  She grew up surrounded by family members in public service: her father was the Chief of Westport Fire Department and her grandfather was Chief of LaGrange Fire Department.  Ms. Kimbler was always drawn to the ambulance and found herself with EMS.  Read more…

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June 18, 2012

Brownsboro Incorporation: Letter to the Editor

The Brownsboro Alliance Board endorses the incorporation of Brownsboro, Kentucky as a 6th Class City.  This action is a necessary foundation upon which local residents can fully participate in the implementation of the Brownsboro Master Plan which is required by KRS:100 every five years and was produced by and for local residents, after all lawfully required advertising.  The Master Plan guides future progress in Brownsboro and was approved by Oldham County Fiscal Court in April, 2009.  Read more…

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April 12, 2012

Happy Trails

As Brownsboro Alliance continues its work toward a trail system throughout the farms and neighborhoods of Oldham County, many residents and large landowners are voicing concerns about the impact of a trail system on property values and quality of life.  Of course, those residents closest to the trails will experience the greatest impact, and their reservations are understandable.  Concerns about crime, home resale values, litter, noise, and traffic are legitimately some of the first questions raised when a trail system is proposed.  We have taken a look at several other communities with trails in hopes of finding answers for our residents.  Read more…

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March 8, 2012

Oldham couple affects Brownsboro with conservation easement

Brownsboro residents Ned and Nina Bonnie made a significant difference in Brownsboro’s future when they recently put their 524-acre farm into a conservation easement.  The Bonnies, who purchased Stonelea Farm since 1961, have insured the preservation of their land, protecting the views and agricultural quality of the property for generations to come. Read more…

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