• Restaurant gets a makeover

    When Reinel Salgado realized his Shelbyville restaurant wasn’t drawing the attention it should, he decided to make a change.  Across the top of the Taylorsville Road Mexican restaurant formerly known as Salgado’s is a sign informing residents that El Nopal is taking over the spot.  But Salgado says the ownership has not changed.

    “We just changed the name and changed it to a sit-down restaurant,” he said, noting he felt it was time for a new atmosphere.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION – Humane Society to add six buildings

    The Shelby County Humane Society presented development plans to the Triple S Planning Commission Tuesday to add six additional buildings to their existing spay/neuter clinic.

    Dennis Verkamp, a civil engineer land surveyor with Biagi, Chance, Cummins, London, Titzer, Inc. explained that the development proposes six additional building on 60 acres.  Those buildings include a cat building, a dog building, an education center, a small storage building, a dog show building and potentially a barn for rescuing horses.

  • Bountiful harvest

    Both state agriculture officials and local farmers agree that this year’s harvest – outside of tobacco – is looking very good, despite a dry summer.

    That’s because the crops got plenty of water early on, and as a result, state officials are really excited.

  • Big plans for condemned building

    An historic building that was condemned in March for minor problems could have some big plans in its future and, in the process, alter the downtown Shelbyville scene with a new restaurant.

    But that’s not all – officials at Wise Capital Management, the Shelbyville company that purchased the building known as Layson Hall on the corner of Main and 7th streets – say they also plan to restore the structure to its original state when it was built in the 1860s.

  • An employee you can count on

    Labor Day, established by the US Congress in 1894, salutes the American worker, and in Shelbyville, Steve Wood has seemingly been getting up and going to Katayama every day since.

    Katayama American has always recognized employees for outstanding attendance, but with Wood’s perfect record over 24 years – without even as much as a tardy – Vice President Mark Baker said he’s “the cream of the crop.”

  • A labor of love

    Each year since 1984 the nation has honored its workforce with a break from the hustle and bustle of a typical workday.  The September holiday gives hard workers an opportunity for a day of rest to enjoy family time, barbeque with friends or get a quick last summer vacation with an extended weekend.

    Some companies, however, go above and beyond when it comes to expressing gratitude to their employees.

  • New Main Street business will cater to kids

    With piles of unassembled playground parts piled against the walls, the developing business at 525 Main Street in Shelbyville may not seem like much now.  But in the coming weeks, that building will become the headquarters for laughing, excited children, as Kaleidoscopes, a new indoor play park, is unveiled.

    With three stories, the building will encompass a rock wall, a Lego room and numerous play areas.

    “There’s going to be huge playground structures, different things like that around here,” said manager Leslie Shoulders.

  • Hooper Station to get commercial development

    Shelbyville is making room for nine new businesses on Hooper Station and Mount Eden roads. But some nearby residents are not so interested in the change.

    Several outspoken and frustrated residents expressed their disdain for the future development proposed to the Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission Tuesday that includes nine new lots and three new streets adjacent to the Twin Springs subdivision.

    Kevin Young, a principal for Land Design and Development, said he had been working with the property owner for nearly a decade on the appropriate use of the land.

  • McKinley’s not ready to let go

    Like other parents of a 19-year-old, Teresa and Skip McKinley say they are having a hard time letting their baby go.  Their child, however, is a small restaurant at 615 Main Street that the couple established together, McKinley’s Bread Shop and Deli.

    “I like to say that we conceived McKinley’s, gave birth to it and nurtured it,” Teresa McKinley said.

    But with nearly two-decades of owning and operating the shop under their belt, the couple reluctantly admits they need to retire.

  • A target audience

    If you’re into bow hunting and want a more realistic target practice experience than just aiming for the traditional bull’s eye, you’re in luck.

    Tree Shadow Outfitters, located in Midland Shopping Center next to the former Tractor Supply location, may have just what you’re looking for. Established last year in Village Plaza, the business relocated its indoor shooting range to the former Winn Dixie building in order to get more space, said David Hinds, who owns the business along with his daughter, Jeanette.