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Business

  • Servers star in training program

    After a yearlong battle, an ordinance was finally passed in March to allow liquor to be sold by the glass in Shelby County on Sundays.

    One of the conditions of the ordinance's approval was that employees who serve alcohol must undergo "STAR" training -- That stands for Server Training in Alcohol Regulations.

  • Chamber initiates membership drive

    For the first time, the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce has begun a membership drive, according to executive director Shelley Goodwin.

    The board of directors and the membership committee have been challenged to contact about 100 potential members within the next three weeks.

    According to Goodwin, the push for new members is in response to the economic stresses felt by local community.

  • New Business: D & R Landscaping

    D & R Landscaping   Owned by: Donnie Hawk and Ricky Grigsby.   Address: Bluebird Drive, Shelbyville.   Phone: 321-0223 or 487-0888.   What we do: Customer satisfaction is the owners' goal. Hawk and Grigsby have 12 years landscaping experience. They have power seeders and sprayers for weed control. They also can do insect control work.

  • New Business: The Bus Shizzle

    The Bus Shizzle

    Owned by: Terry Whisman Phone: 321-5453  

    What he does: The Bus Shizzle is a charter service providing transportation to and from events for family and friends. Prices will depend on the length of the trip, gas needs and time of the trip. The Bus Shizzle can be chartered for tailgating or any other outing.

  • Auto sales improving, still not good

    Dealers are saying that the state of the auto industry has looked better in recent weeks, but they’re also saying that better doesn’t equal good with today’s economy.

    “Business is really good, within consideration that times are really bad,” said Larry Pitts, Sales & Finance Director of O’Brien Ford Mercury of Shelbyville.

  • New business: Shelby Nails

    Shelby Nails

    Phone: 502-633-0071

    Address: 201 Boone Station Road, Shelbyville. (Next to Kroger)

    Working hours: Mon-Sat. 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sunday 12-5 p.m.,

    What we do: Since it opened a month ago, Shelby Nails has offered full service on nails; pedicures, manicures, etc. to Shelbyville. Walk ins are welcome.

  • Educators see cool high-tech tools

    There were plenty of oohs and aahhs heard all over the room this week at a technology fair in Shelbyville.

    The fair, put on Wednesday and Thursday by Creative Image Technologies at its facilities on Breighton Circle, was planned to allow educational leaders from across Kentucky see the cool new tools available to them.

    This was his company's first such fair, and it was so successful that there are plans to try to make it an annual event, said Jim Porter, director of sales and marketing.

  • Noble Metals to close

    It's a headline that has printed often in recent months: yet another local industry is closing because of the downturn of the economy in general and the auto industry in particular, 

    Noble Metals informed the City of Shelbyville last week that it soon would be closing permanently, putting 79 non-union workers out of a job.

    The company employs 46 hourly workers in its Direct Labor Production, 22 hourly positions in indirect labor production, and 11 salaried administrative positions.

  • Recession not chewing up restaurants

    People still seem to be making their way to restaurants to eat, just maybe not with the same appetites.

    “They [the restaurants] all seem to be doing well,” Shelby Development Corporation Director Eileen Collins said. “I think everybody has been hit by the recession, but I think everyone is holding their own.”

    Many Shelbyville restaurants say they are hanging on the same way their customers are -- with careful money management.

  • Community leaders wish for a new conference center

    When a group of community leaders went to a planning retreat at Cedarmore Conference Center a couple weeks ago, the top item on their common wish list was for a new conference center in the county.

    "Right now we don't have a specific conference center," Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty said. "There's no real center for the general use of the public to host conferences, workshops, etc. I think it'd just be another good drawing card for business and industry if we did have one. The community would benefit from that."