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  • Masonic Home named tops in district, finalist in state

    Masonic Home of Shelbyville is one of five in the state competing for the honor of Facility of the Year.

    Last week the Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities named Masonic Home the best in its central district, which qualifies it automatically for the statewide award, which will be announced Nov. 12.

  • New Business: Gillman's Dance Studio
  • Local women strive to improve education across country

    Debby Head and Libby Pollett have combined for more than 50 years of classroom experience as elementary teachers in Shelbyville, not to mention 18 years each in educational consulting.

    They’ve developed a positive reputation across the country through the work of their publishing company, bby Publications, which got its name from the shared “bby” that ends both of their first names, and their consulting firm, Head-Pollett Consultants, Inc.

  • Woman makes a dash for groceries, charity

    When Debbie Colvin found out she had won a drawing at Commonwealth Bank to make a dash through Kroger for as many groceries as she could grab in 4 minutes, she said she was excited.

    “I entered twice and was surprised and excited when they called,” she said.

    So Colvin, a postal employee from Shelbyville, did what you’re supposed to do: She went to Kroger and scouted a route and made a plan, which paid off Wednesday morning when Colvin grabbed her basket and took off.

  • UK-U of L: Here's how the cash registers

    You won’t find too many public displays of affection in the windows or on the marquees, but local merchants are embracing the Kentucky-Louisville rivalry with a variety of items that can help fans be prepared for Saturday’s big game.

    The most obvious symbol of loyalty, in fact, may be among those iconic rocking chairs in front of Cracker Barrel: A few of them are painted blue and carry UK logos.

  • Pampering your pet

    A few of the collies and Great Danes have figured it out, especially those canine film fans who’ve been catching an afternoon flick such as the slobbering St. Bernard movie Beethoven, and so havethe senior pooches who already are taking naps on the couch in the new doggie lounge.

  • Special delivery

    Cheese or pepperoni pizza, with garlic breadsticks. If you order it, they will come.

    And you may find yourself in a television commercial with "Papa John" Schnatter himself.

    Josh Miner of Louisville was more than familiar with the “Better ingredients. Better pizza” of Papa John’s. When he lived by himself as a bachelor, he ordered it online probably once a week, he said.

    “So honestly, in a year at least 52 pizzas,” he said. “Now that I got married, I don’t eat it as much.”

  • Liberty National now hiring agents

    Liberty National Life Insurance Company, located in Louisville, is now hiring  new agents.

    Branch manager Steve DeBoer said the company plans to hire more than 50 agents. A hiring event was held Wednesday at the Holiday Inn Hurstbourne in Louisville. The company is seeking to appoint 50 plus sales agents and sales management positions initially, with the possibility of additional growth in the future. The company provides complete training and the opportunity for rapid advancement.

  • Nichols wins state BPW Young Careerist award

    A Shelbyville resident was recently named the 2009 Kentucky Business and Professional Women Young Careerist.

    Elizabeth Nichols won the nomination by the Shelby County Business and Professional Women chapter and won the regional and state competitions. She was invited to give her speech at the national conference in St. Louis.

    Mary Jo Newton, past president of Shelby County BPW, said Nichols is the second from the chapter to win the state contest, which is for young, upcoming women in a career. Tina Tipton won in 1972.

  • Shelby County realtor gets shot on TV national show

    Local real estate agents try to sell clients on Shelby County every day, but Thursday night one agent got to show Shelby to the nation.

    Erika Williams, an agent at Remax Performance Realty in Shelbyville, and her client Sherrica White were selected earlier this year to be on the show House Hunters on HGTV.