Business Briefcase: April 27, 2012

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By The Staff

Webb named a top seller


for RE/MAX in Kentucky

RE/MAX recognized Barry Webb of RE/MAX Performance Realty in Shelby County as its  top performer in the Kentucky region at an awards ceremony in Louisville, KY.  Webb placed seventh in sales for Kentucky.

 “Barry Webb has been an integral member of our team and has worked hard to achieve this outstanding level of sales,” said Kristian Ruble, broker of RE/MAX Performance Realty. “Worldwide, no one sells more real estate than RE/MAX. Barry Webb represents the best of the best, in sales in 2011.”

Webb, a realtor for 32 years and with RE/MAX for the past seven, recorded 79 total sales transactions.


Hysinger transfers vacant properties

William Hysinger Sr. has transferred ownership of 42 vacant lots in the Reserves at Todds Station development in Simpsonville from one company he owns to another.

The transfer, valued at $752,00 and signed on March 23, shifts control of the lots from Todds Station Reserve LLC to PH Real Estate Inc. Hysinger signed for both companies on the deed. PH Real Estate Inc. lists its address as 101 Buck Creek Road in Simpsonville.

Hysinger’s holdings have come under financial duress in recent months, and he has sold several properties and withdrawn several projects, particularly relative to his ICON group.


2 new employees at APT

Associates in Pediatric Therapy recently announced the hiring of two new speech language pathologists.

Lana Ridge has a bachelor’s degree in speech pathology and audiology from Miami University and a Master of Science in communicative disorders-speech pathology from University of Louisville. She has worked with clients ages 1-63 years old with a wide range of speech therapy needs as well as being able to assist clients in gaining access to and working with communication devices and other assistive technology. Lana and her family live in Louisville.

Megan Hudelson has a bachelor’s degree in communication disorders and a Master of Science in speech pathology from Murray State University. She is completing her clinical fellowship year and will be licensed through the Kentucky Board of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology.  She has various pediatric therapy experience including Lourdes Outpatient Rehabilitation, Murray Speech and Hearing Clinic, Head Start program, preschool and student teaching at the elementary level, including working with children with autism, Down Syndrome, cognitive delay, expressive and receptive language disorders, articulation and phonological disorders.


Barnes joins Hair Flair Salon

Cynthia Barnes, previously with Magnolias Salon and Spa, has joined Hair Flair Salon. Barnes is a graduate from PJs College of Cosmetology. She does color, highlights and cuts for women, men and children.

A grand opening celebration will be at 5-8 p.m. Friday at salon at 488 Frankfort Road in Shelbyville. Barnes can be reached for consultation by calling 437-0176.


Bulletin board

  • Leadership Shelby‘s annual alumni luncheon and silent auction will be at 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center in Shelbyville.
  • Whitney M. Young Job Corps Center in Simpsonville will have its annual industry council meeting and luncheon at 10:30 a.m.-noon on May 17. Each employer/guest will be connected to a particular career tech trade classroom for 35 minutes.
  • Shelby County Chamber of Commerce will have its membership luncheon at 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. May 17 at pavilion at Gallrein Farms on Vigo Road. State Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) and state Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) will be the guest speakers. Tickets are $20 and can be reserved at www.shelbycountykychamber.comor by calling 633-1636 no later than May 11.


Bits & bytes

  • Republic Bancorp, Inc. reported net income of $82.5 million for the first quarter of 2012, an $11.1 million, or 15 percent, increase from the first quarter of 2011. Earnings per common share increased to $3.82. The bank’s return on average assets were 7.94 percent and its return on average equity was 647.47 percent.
  • Ford Motor Co.’s Louisville Assembly Plant and United Auto Workers Local 682 have claimed the 19th annual Labor-Management award from the University of Louisville Labor-Management Center. The award honors an area workplace in which labor and management have demonstrated cooperative relations.
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded Jagoe Homes the Energy Star Leadership in Housing Award for the third consecutive year. The award recognizes Jagoe’s contributions to home construction that reduces energy usage and the emission of greenhouse gases.
  • Average retail gasoline prices in Louisville have fallen 10.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.85 per gallon as of Sunday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.2 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.85, according to LouisvilleGasPrices.com.


The Kentucky Press News Service contributed to this report. The Sentinel-Newswelcomes Briefcase items. Information and photos may be E-mailed to sharonw@SentinelNews.com. The deadline is noon Wednesday.