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Business

  • Shelby's new ag agent not new to field

    Corinne Kephart may be new to the field of county agriculture agent, but she is hardly new in the field.

    You could say, in fact, that Kephart, who was named in April to replace Brett Reese as the oracle for farming in Shelby County, has been out thereall her life, having most recently served as the horticulture agent at the Shelby County Extension office and before that as 4-H agent.

  • Shelby 2011 book debuts on Monday

    Shelby County, Kentucky, 2011 – A Living History,a book that depicts the people and special events that define Shelby County, debuts Monday with a series of signing events across the county.

    The book, the latest produced by veteran Shelbyville publisher William E. Matthews, includes more than 800 color photographs, most by Shelbyville resident Greg Biagi, who spent countless hours and traveled thousands of miles around the county to arrange and capture the many events and gatherings of 2011.

  • Business Briefcase: June 8, 2012

    Masonic earns award

    from national group

    Masonic Home of Shelbyville has earned the 2012 bronze level National Quality Award from the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living.  The program honors long-term care communities across the nation that have a demonstrated commitment to quality improvement.

  • Business Briefcase: June 1, 2012

    Goodwin earns scholarship

    to attend chamber conference

     

    Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Shelley Goodwin is one of 13 people from around the state to receive a scholarship to attend the upcoming annual American Chamber of Commerce Executives Convention. 

  • New Business: Maggie Bland’s Gifts

    Address: 604 Main St.,  Shelbyville

    Who we are:  New at Tracy’s Home Furnishings….A shop within a shop!  Named after Tracy’s founders Margaret and Jeptha Bland Tracy, who established Tracy’s 62 years ago, and owned by Mike and Patty Tracy.

  • Old Stone Inn gets new stability

    The Old Stone Inn, an historic landmark in Simpsonville for more than 200 years, bringing in patrons from all over to view its architecture and maybe a bite or two to eat, is getting a tune-up of sorts.

    The restaurant, built in the 1700s, at first an inn and then since the 1920s a restaurant, is going through some long-overdue repairs that its proprietor said shouldn’t affect customers.

  • Jewish opens new women’s health practice in Shelbyville

    If you could design a medical practice that was first and foremost patient-centered and patient friendly, what features would you include?

  • HOLLAND: Navigating the top five retirement risks

    Longer lives and better health translate into longer retirements and new concepts of what retirement should be. Many of today’s retirees view retirement as a time to shift gears but not necessarily to slow down.

    They keep their skills sharp in new job roles or by starting businesses. They continue learning new skills by going back to school as both teachers and students. Some choose to serve on boards of directors or to pursue creative and artistic passions.

  • Amber Oaks’ Windsor honored for leadership

    “I am just really humbled to receive this award,” Dean Windsor, executive director of Amber Oaks, said at a reception Thursday night.

    Anyone who attended the ceremony immediately could get a sense of why Windsor is the 2012 recipient of the Kentucky Assisted Living Facilities Association Leadership Award, because the party had Windsor’s special touch.

  • Shelby couple raises Alpacas

    Ever wondered what the heck an alpaca is?

    If you visit Steve and Karen Kennedy’s alpaca farm, Perfect Timing Alpacas, off Rockbridge Road, you’ll find out.

    The Kennedy’s 13 alpacas, a domesticated species of South American camelid that resemble a small llama, gaze out of their large well-kept enclosure with a mixture of calmness and curiosity.

    “They each have their own unique personalities,” Karen Kennedy said.

    It was a credible statement.