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  • Adult Ed launches Skills U

    Shelby County Adult Education announced last week a new brand and logo for their free instructional programming.

  • Bagdad pet sitter earns certification

    Kelly Catlett, owner of Waggs 2 Whiskers, has taken the next step in her animal loving business journey, becoming a certified professional pet sitter.

    Catlett established her pet-sitting, Bagdad-based business five years ago and immediately became a part of Pet Sitters International, the world’s largest educational association for professional pet sitters, which represents nearly 7,000 independent professional in-home, pet-care businesses.

  • Midland moving forward

    Dust has been stirring up around the Midland Shopping Center lately.  With renovations in the vacant space adjacent to the recently developed Planet Fitness, the building is showing signs of a pending vendor in the wait, but developers have yet to respond to The Sentinel-News regarding their plans.

    The former Tractor Supply building down the sidewalk is also getting spruced up.

    Doug Thurman, who is listed as the contact on the building, shed some light on the work, although he could not yet name the possible tenant.

  • Local Father’s Day finds

    Father's Day is just a couple days away and if you still haven't picked out the perfect gift for the special dad in your life, your time to hit the stores is running short. 

    But before you grab the first generic coffee mug or tie at a national retailer, consider looking locally for some unique and special gift options.

    At Tipsy Gypsy Boutique you can pick up a brand new unisex Bourbon tee, a fantastic men's gift set from their Poo Pouri line, Rtic cups and Lazy One boxer shorts.

  • Masonic Homes gets national award

    A crowd of public officials, staff members, residents and others were on hand Wednesday at the Masonic Home of Shelbyville to receive a national award for excellence in dementia care.

    The award ceremony honored employees who contributed to the success of the Silver Angels program, which won the Excellence in Dementia Care award at the 2017 LeadingAge PEAK Conference in March.

  • Taking it to the next level

    A recent promotion for Shelbyville resident Matthew Collins has been a divine experience in his life.

    In May, Collins, director of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary's Ernest Miller White Library, was promoted from associate to full professor of bibliography and research.

    His promotion follows an extensive review of his performance as a professor, his role as director of the library, and his contributions to the Louisville Seminary community, said Chris Wooten, director of communications at the seminary.

  • Local funeral director profiled

    A summer job at a funeral home turned Lisa Wright’s life around – so much so that she knew immediately that she had discovered her true calling in life.

    Wright, a funeral director and embalmer of 20 years – the last 15 at Shannon Funeral Home – told her story so eloquently at a professional women’s conference last spring for female funeral directors that they chose her to profile in their national publication.

  • Flying Angels takes flight

    With an aim of highlighting cheer and tumbling in the Shelby County community, cheerleading veteran Angel Meece has opened her own gym in the heart of the Saddlebred region.

    Located at 1545 Midland Trail, adjacent to Andrews Pharmacy, Flying Angels Cheer and Tumble opened May 1 and has already generated nearly 50 students in the short time.

    Meece said she is living out her dreams.

  • A welcoming touch

    Shelby County is already known for its reputation as the Saddlebred Capital of the World and now it's well on its way to carving out another distinction as a Mecca for visitors.

    Tourism officials released figures on last year's financial scenario a few days ago to coincide with National Travel and Tourism week, and Katie Fussenegger, executive director of ShelbyKY Tourism Commission, expressed satisfaction with Shelby's progress in 2016.

  • Edwards recognized as top workplace

    Edwards Moving & Rigging has been honored as one of the best places to work in Kentucky for the second year in a row.

    Moving up from 34 last year, the Shelbyville-based company took the 10th spot this year in the small business category.

    Edwards Moving & Rigging specializes in providing heaving lifting and transport solutions for exceptionally large loads. The company was founded in 1961 and is currently located at 200 Everett Hall Road in Shelbyville.