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Business

  • Beef referendum passes for state cattle farmers

    For the first time since the first “check-off” fee was passed in the 1980s – on a national basis – a statewide referendum was passed last week in Kentucky.

    The measure, which takes effect April 1, will allow a $1 per head fee to be assessed on cattle marketed in Kentucky, with the money to be used by the Kentucky Beef Promotion Council to finance a program to promote the beef and dairy industries through marketing, research, and education.

  • New health concept coming to Shelby

    A new health care-based company that just established its first location in Riverport in August is preparing to open a second clinic in Shelbyville in January.

    Hollis Smith, president and CEO of Alternative Health Solutions, headquartered in Louisville, said the concept of employer-shared health care is sweeping the country.

    “This is not a new type of business, it’s new to this area, but mostly it’s concentrated in California and the northeast,” he said.

  • Reluctantly letting go

    At 84 years of age, attorney Ted Igleheart has reluctantly decided to retire after 57-years of practicing law.

    Igleheart will close up shop at the end of the year, but he plans to finish any pending cases from his home.

    Practicing law has been a lifelong passion for Igleheart, but he says time is taking its toll.

  • 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.