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Business

  • The new Goody’s opens its doors

    It’s back and bigger than ever. And so was the line to get in.

    After a brief absence from Shelbyville, Goody’s had its grand re-opening in Village Plaza on Thursday morning, and the threat of rain could do little to sway the horde of eager shoppers from attending.

    “I’d wish you the best of success, but it looks like the entire community is out to wish you all the best of success,” Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger said to Goody’s staff and management before the ribbon cutting.

  • Talon Winery wins medals at State Fair

    Talon Winery and Vineyard isn't too aged — it has only been around for about a decade — but its wines continue to win awards.

    The winery, based in Lexington with a new location in Shelbyville, won six medals this week at the second annual Kentucky State Fair wine competition.

    Audrey Baumgardner, daughter of Talon owner Harriet Allen, said she's proud of their Kentucky-made wine.

  • Business Briefcase Dec. 24, 2009

     RE/MAX agents earn certifications

    Kristian Ruble and Keith Stratton of RE/MAX Performance Realty in Shelbyville have earned the Certified Distressed Property Expert designation, having completed extensive training in foreclosure avoidance and short sales.

  • Martinrea vets do the work despite the turmoil

    Two Martinrea employees have been with the company through thick and thin and are still hanging in there.

    Rex Edwards, quality manager, has been with Martinrea since 1989, and Marilyn Wise, who works in quality assurance, has a year on Edwards, having been with the company since 1988.

    Edwards said that he and Wise have seen the company through good times and bad - and three ownership changes - and they hope that times are improving economically.

  • H. Barry Smith Co. changes ownership

    Business has changed in the decades since Barry Smith started his real estate and auctioneering company in 1974. One thing that never changed was that Smith was at the helm. Until now.

    At the start of the year, H. Barry Smith Realtors and Auctioneers got new owners, as longtime associate Jimmy Willard and his nephew, Shawn Willard,  assumed ownership from Barry Smith.

    It was an easy decision for Smith, 66, because as his business developed, the working hand of a Willard was always a constant.

  • A staple of the community: Antiques For You celebrates 20 years

    In 1989, Connie Kelly borrowed $1200 from her uncle Joe to start an antique business at 528 Main St. in downtown Shelbyville.

    She had just seven booths of items in the front of the store and loads of uncertainty.

    Twenty years later, Connie and her husband, Larry, run what has become a veteran piece of the downtown puzzle - Antiques For You.

  • For 30 years, they've kept autos in motion

    As Bailey's Service Center approaches its 30th year in business, owner Roy Bailey can look back and say there was only one car he couldn't fix.

    "That was because there were no parts available anymore, and we couldn't get any salvage parts," he said. "I believe it was an older-model Volvo, maybe a late-'60s model."

  • Purnell's sausage: good for the heart

    A local company known for making "goo-od” sausage is doing something good for others: sharing its pigs' heart valves.

    F.B. Purnell Sausage Co. of Simpsonville, known for its Old Folks Sausage brand, started saving the heart valves from its pigs about three to four months ago. Each day, they send those valves to a pharmaceutical company in California. That company then sends them to hospitals all over the world to be used in valve replacement surgery in humans.

  • Andriots open Bell House for lunch

    No one will be ringing the dinner bell just yet, but the Bell House is now open for lunch.

    Bob and Sue Andriot opened the Bell House at 721 Main St., what they formerly called “The Pink Lady,” for lunch Monday, and they hope later this summer to offer “upscale Mediterranean” cuisine for dinner.

  • Business Briefcase Dec. 18, 2009

     Yankey earns foreclosure certification

    Ron Yankey of Simpsonville, an agent with RE/MAX Associates in Louisville, has earned the prestigious Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) designation, having completed extensive training in foreclosure avoidance and short sales.