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Business

  • Business Briefcase: Feb. 5, 2010

    Schools employees have training

  • Business Briefcase Jan. 29, 2010

     Kiser named top realtor

    Wesley Kiser with Coldwell Banker Larry K. Rogers Realty was named Realtor of the Year by the Shelbyville Board of Realtors at its luncheon last week. Kiser has been licensed since 2001 and a full-time agent since 2003.

     

    Seven Counties earns accreditation

  • New construction is down, but real estate sales rise

    Despite the housing market’s crash at the beginning of our ongoing recession, real estate has remained a major player on the economic field in Shelby County.

    And with stimulation from the federal government, that market seems to be climbing back.

    Compared to 2008, the final six months of 2009 saw a substantial increase in sales, and the county's real estate market was up about $8.4 million.

  • Business Briefcase Jan. 22, 2010

     Rogers hires new agent

  • Chow down: Food prices fell in 2009 -- but not everyone notices

    You may not realize it when you looked at the cash-register receipt, but you’ve been paying less lately for your groceries.

    Kentucky Farm Bureau just released its annual survey of food prices, and its figures show those prices declined 5.6 percent statewide in 2009.

  • A gold rush is coming to Shelby

     In January 1848, gold was discovered at Sutter’s Mill in California. During the next few years of the American Gold Rush, more than 300,000 men, women and children flooded the West to seek their fortunes by panning or mining for raw gold. 

  • Business Briefcase Jan. 15, 2010

     Red Cross looking for help

    The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to help in emergencies. Volunteers provide transportation for disaster relief, collect blood, provide health and safety training and numerous other activities and services. There are several roles available in the Shelby and Henry County areas. Call 502-633-2486.

  • The roof is up, and the store is open

    After struggling through the building process, Family Video will finally open its doors today.

    The store, located at 1733, Midland Trail, saw its roof collapse twice during construction, but now the store has a roof and is full of new videos just wanting to be rented.

    Store Manager Adam Wainwright said the Family Video stands out from the pack.

  • Some like it hot...and some hotter

    Half inventor, half entrepreneur, Mike Darst's calm, even demeanor couldn't hide his passion for peppers, especially hot peppers.

    In the kitchen of his Waddy farmhouse, Darst tapped some of his Devil Dust onto a plate. This four-pepper seasoning was developed over the course of nearly 20 years.

  • Kentucky Horseshoeing School to move from Mt. Eden to Lexington

    In a couple of weeks, the Kentucky Horseshoeing School will close the heavy wooden doors of its 31-year home in Mt. Eden and head to a new facility near Lexington.

    "They were wonderful neighbors to the Mt. Eden Community, and we will

    certainly miss them," said Shelby County Magistrate Tony Carriss, whose

    district includes Mt. Eden. "They served students all of the world."