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  • Still in place at distillery

    The new Bulleit Distillery on Benson Road in Shelby County can now start to live up to its name, as the still was put into place last week.

    That means that the end of the year will find Shelby County in production of bourbon, said officials at the distillery.

    “At the site, the distillery is still on track to be operational at the end of 2016,” said Mark Koenig, Kentucky Operations Director for the distillery.

  • Shelby produce races to the track, area restaurants

    Restaurants at Churchill Downs are proud of their reputation for using products grown by Kentucky farmers, and Shelby’s Courtney Farms has garnered a large slice of that Derby Pie.

    “We try to use as much [local produce] as we possibly can – that’s first priority for us,” said David Danielson, executive chef for Churchill Downs.

  • Down the stretch for planning a Derby party

    What will you be doing Saturday afternoon when 20 Thoroughbreds dash from the gate at Churchill Downs?

    Chances are you won’t be hosting as many guests as there will be crammed into the stands to watch the 142nd Kentucky Derby, but you probably will have some kind of get together planned, even if it’s just having a few family and friend over to celebrate the most famous 2 minutes in sports.

  • Weakley retires from CUB board

    E.Ryburn Weakley of Bagdad was recognized at the Citizens Union Bancorp Shareholders meeting on April 22for his years of service as a Director of Citizens Union Bank, after retiring January. 

    He became a member of the Board of Directors of Citizens Union Bank in 1986 when the bank acquired Farmers & Traders Bank. Since that time, the bank has grown from serving a single county to seven counties and now has more than $500 million in assets.

    Weakley said that in addition to being on the board, he was also on the bank’s loan committee.

  • Fruits of their labor

    There’s nothing like a beautiful, sunny day to get people in the moody to buy fresh produce, especially after a long, dreary winter season.

    But the crowd at opening day at Shelby County Farmers Market Saturday had an even broader scope of interest than just buying – they were ready to socialize.

  • Business trends positive for 2016

    The arrival of 2016 brings with it a continuation of an economic expansion that has been ongoing for the past few years in Shelby County.

    “Everything in the past year has been positive, and I think that 2016 is on track to be a very good year for Shelby County economically, as far as industry goes,” said Libby Adams, executive director of the Shelby County Industrial and Development Foundation. “We’ve seen a lot of industries expand.”

    That expansion has been seen throughout Shelby County, especially in Shelbyville and Simpsonville.

  • Shelby pharmacy carrying overdose drug

     

  • CVS to offer overdose drug, Naloxone, by end of March

    About a month after telling The Sentinel-News that it didn’t know when, or if, it would provide access to the opioid overdose-reversal medication Naloxone without a prescription in Kentucky, CVS Health announced this week that it will expand it’s Naloxone program by the end of March at its CVS Pharmacy locations here and seven other states, including Connecticut, Maryland, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Ohio, Virginia and Vermont.

  • Showcase highlights the vibrant Shelby business scene

    For the 14th year the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce will flood Shelby County High School’s Mike Casey Gymnasium for its annual iShop Shelby Community Showcase, and the showcase will highlight a new kind of shopping this year – job shopping.

  • Turning art form into function

    If you have a golf lover in your life, a local golf pro may have just the thing for a great gift.

    Derrick Griffitts, PGA professional and course superintendent at the Clear Creek Golf Course, has come up with a unique way of turning old golf clubs into new treasures – making belt buckles out of the metal logos on the bottom of the club.

    Last year Griffitts established Sole Plate Designs, www.soleplatedesigns.com, which showcases some of the 25 or so buckles he has made so far, and offers people the opportunity to have one made to their specifications.