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Business

  • Frozen is hot for Black Friday

    For the first year in more than a decade, Barbie dolls will not be topping off little girls’ Christmas list, according to the National Retail Federation, as one in five parents of little girls are anticipating the purchase of Disney’s Frozen items instead. 

    The animated movie, which was released last November became an immediate hit and has since become the highest grossing animated film of all time.

  • Retailers hope to capitalize on local focus

    While the businesses might be small, the Small Business Saturday movement is a large one.

    “We are just waiting for the traffic,” said Dori Lewis with a chuckle.

    Lewis, owner of the Polka Dotted Pineapple on Main Street, said she has taken part in Small Business Saturday since its inception in 2010.

    “Small Business Saturday is as good as Black Friday,” she said.

  • Triple S Planning Commission: Breighton Business Center goes residential

    Once tabbed as light industrial park, the Breighton Business Center has now been cleared for an apartment development.

    Kerry Magan presented zone change request on behalf of Roberts & Smith 2, LLC that would change six tracts of the Breighton Business Center from General Interchange (X-2) to Multi-family Residential (R-4).

    “We are proposing to construct two hundred and sixteen apartments on nine buildings on fifteen acres,” Magan said.

  • Avoiding the Thanksgiving chaos

     

    Commercials lead us to believe Thanksgiving is just a day of smiling and joyful behavior around a large table filled with perfectly prepared dishes.  But in reality, we all know that behind every gorgeous Thanksgiving Day spread is a crowded, messy kitchen filled with chaos and commotion.

    But every year, more businesses seem to be providing a solution to the Thanksgiving stress, offering to do the hard work for you, so you can enjoy the time with your family.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION: Diageo to request more warehouses, zone changes

     

    Shelby County’s newest distillery, Bulleit Bourbon, owned by Diageo America’s Supply, Inc. has more business with the Triple S Planning Commission next week.

    The commission will meet Tuesday at 6:30 at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington Street in Shelbyville, and will hear an amended development plan proposing six additional warehouses and two zone change requests for the distillery.

  • Sprucing up Main

     

    Things are sprucing up on Main Street as a new business set up shop earlier this month.

    Spruce now calls 700 Main Street home, where At Home on 7th and Main was previously located.

    The new home décor and gift shop is owned by Cortney and Tyler Henry.

    “The guy that was here before, he actually moved a block away from where we where, so we just kinda flip-flopped places, it worked out perfectly, and now we are five minutes from home,” said Cortney Henry.

  • Local firm earns international safety recognition

    The engineering consulting firm of Biagi Chance Cummins London Titzer Inc. (BCCLT), along with the University of Kentucky, was recognized last week at the Secured Cities Conference in Baltimore for their implementation of their innovative security project for the campus.

    Global security, risk and emergency management professionals from around the world competed for the top honors for security initiatives for cities, educational campuses, health care facilities and mass transit.

  • Real estate deeds: Aug. 8-22, 2014

    Deeds are compiled from data posted on the Shelby County Clerk’s Web site. Property descriptions are based on the best available information provided in the database and may in fact refer to property and thoroughfares no longer formally identified. Financial terms include any value of the property stated on the deed, even if that amount did not change hands.

     

     

    Aug. 8, 2014

    Dogwood Homes of Kentucky LLC to Colby Murphy and Kelsey Overall, Lot 93 Highlands at Summersfield Section 1, $113,380

  • Roll Forming Aerospace recognized for safety measures

     

    For the second time in three years, Roll Forming has been recognized for their excellence in safety and health achievements.

    Roll Forming has six plants in across three states and manufactures structural metal parts used for various industries, including aerospace.

    Monday morning, employees with the Aerospace division at Roll Forming enjoyed a luncheon and a ceremony at Claudia Sanders Dinner House in honor of their excellence in health and safety.

  • Outlet mall still ‘trending up’

    Three months after its grand opening, the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass continues to exceed everyone’s expectations as far as sales and numbers of shoppers, retailers say.

    “We did better than they expected us to do as far as the numbers they gave us. We've kind of blown those out of the water,” said Shelly Stutzman, store leader of the Dress Barn.