Business Briefcase Jan. 8, 2010

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By The Staff


Torrey Smith opens in Middletown

Shelbyville-based Torrey Smith Realty Co. is opening an office at 12906 Shelbyville Road, Suite 220, in Middletown.

“A good percentage of homes in Shelbyville are sold to people relocating from the Louisville area.  Instead of waiting for the buyers to come to Shelby County, Torrey Smith Realty is now going to them,” Smith said.

 "With a presence in the Middletown area, we look forward to providing better service to our sellers in Shelby County. We have some incredible properties for sale here and we want to represent our sellers in the best way we can."


Masonic Home’s maintenance director honored

Masonic Home Maintenance Director Donald Carey was named statewide maintenance director of the year by the Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities.

Carey has been the Home’s maintenance director for more than 30 years. “Don’s understanding of the facility and property enables him to rapidly resolve maintenance issues,” Masonic Home Administrator Debra Finneran said.  “Because Don is so familiar with the building, he has been instrumental in renovation projects, including creation of our new rehabilitation center.”

In addition to his maintenance duties, Carey serves on the Home’s senior management team.

“Our staff and residents look to Don as a leader as well as the go-to person for everything from air conditioner repairs to changing light bulbs,” Finneran said.


Board of Realtors meeting

The Shelbyville Board Of Realtors will hold their monthly luncheon 11:30 a.m. Jan. 21.   The hosts will be Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance and Farm Credit Services. The luncheon will be held in the meeting room at Kentucky Farm Bureau. Items on the agenda will include the installation of the 2010 President and new Board of Directors.  The 2009 Realtor of the Year will also be awarded. Members are asked to respond to 1sbr@bellsouth.net by Jan. 18. 


Shelbyville Healthcare Professionals meeting

The January meeting of Shelbyville Healthcare Professionals is Jan. 21 at 9 a.m. in the community room at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville. New local providers are invited. RSVP by Jan. 18th. You can RSVP either by calling 502-417-6725 or E-mailing



Landmark names E-town editor

Shelbyville-based Landmark Community Newspapers Inc. announced that Ben Sheroan has been named editor of The News-Enterprise, Elizabethtown. The News-Enterprise is a daily newspaper with a circulation of 17,307.

Sheroan most recently was general manager of The LaRue County Herald News in Hodgenville and The Record in Leitchfield, both are Landmark-owned newspapers. From April 2006 to August 2008, he was presentation editor for The News-Enterprise.

Landmark Community Newspapers, LLC publishes 56 paid newspapers in 13 states – including The Sentinel-News -- 41 free newspapers and shoppers, 29 special-interest publications, and operates 16 Web offset commercial printing plants. Landmark Sports Group, started in 1997, operates seven nationally circulated collegiate sports publications.

Landmark Community Newspapers, LLC is a division of Landmark Media Enterprises, LLC, a privately held media company based in Norfolk, Va.


Cemetery association, bank join forces

The Kentucky Cemetery Association and Forethought Federal Savings Bank announced a joint plan to establish a program providing a full complement of trust services to the members of the KCA, which will help members manage their cemetery perpetual care trust funds. KCA is endorsing and recommending FFSB as the exclusive provider of trust related services through the KCA Plan program, a total solution to assist their perpetual care cemetery membership.


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