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Business

  • JHS has rough start to ‘09

    Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, coming off a solid financial year for 2008, is feeling the effects of the economic downturn early in 2009.

    In a report to the Leadership Shelby Class for 2009, JHS CEO Michael Collins said he was pleased with his facility’s performance last year but admits he has concerns as the new year unfolds.

    Collins reported that Jewish’s margins were up by 3 percent in 2008, a significant improvement from the 1 percent margin in 2007, but attaining those numbers this year may be a struggle.

  • The Keepsake Shop marks 25 years on St. Patrick's Day

    Long before she opened The Keepsake Shop and while she was still at the sheriff's office, Joan White decided she and her mom, Kathleen Robinson, would open a sewing business.

    “And by the time mom retired, sewing was out,” White said.

    Then she and mom settled on antiques. So the two visited antiques shops and sales.

    “It didn't take us long before we realized we knew nothing about antiques,” White said.

  • BPW celebrates anniversary this week

    Shelbyville Business and Professional Women (BPW) will celebrate its 60-year anniversary at 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center in Shelbyville.

    An honored guest will be former Kentucky Governor Martha Layne Collins, a Shelby County native and long-time member of Woodford County BPW. Her mother, Mary Hall, was a member of Shelbyville BPW.

    All past and present members are encouraged to attend.

    The club was chartered Jan. 10, 1949, when Eugenia Beckley was named president. Nancy Sears and Daisy Dale have been members for more than 30 years each.

  • Claudia Sanders’ manager honored

    Louise Riley, manager of Claudia Sanders Dinner House in Shelbyville, has been named Restaurant Manager of the Year 2008 by the Kentucky Restaurant Association.

    Riley received the award at the KRA's annual awards banquet, a black-tie event held at the Crystal Ballroom at the Brown Hotel in Louisville on Jan. 26.

    Riley, who has been manager of Claudia Sanders for seven years, said she was thrilled to be nominated.

  • Bekaert to lay off temporarily

    The Bekaert Corporation is planning a temporary layoff, plant officials confirmed Thursday.

    Plant Manager Kendall Hall would not say how many employees will be laid off or how long the layoff will last, only that is temporary.

    He had no other comment.

    The plant is located at 2000 Isaac Shelby Drive. The facility was established in 1990 and manufacturers steel wire and staple products.

    The plant employed 112 people in 2008.      

  • Local factory shuts its doors

    Greenkote IPC, formerly Industrial Powder Coating, has closed its doors.

    The company, which was located at 300 Isaac Shelby Drive, was established in 1987 and became Greenkote IPC in March 2007.

    The company had 74 employees last year, and it put a powder coating on products for GE, Chrysler, Roll Forming Corporation, and more.

    Plant Manager Stacy Craig, said she could not comment on why the company went out of business.

    The company is the latest casually of the economic recession that has been sweeping the country for the past year.

  • New Business: Barbara-Jay Nail & Skin Care Salon

    Location: 101 Buck Creek Rd., Simpsonville

    Phone: (502) 722-5135

    Owner: Barbara Newton

    Working hours: Tuesday from 1-7, Wednesday-Friday from 9-6, open Saturday from 9-3, open for special occasions Mondays, closed Sunday.

    What we say: Formerly from Safety Harbor Resort & Spa – a 4 star hotel in Tampa, Newton moved to Shelbyville where she has worked for two years at local salons before deciding to branch out and start her own.

  • Heavy hauling company will be on themove

    In tough economic times when many companies are having trouble staying in business, one local company is preparing to expand.

    Edwards Moving and Rigging, located at 2695 Aiken Road, was established in Louisville in 1961 and moved to Shelby County in 1974, and it’s about to move again.

    Mark Edwards, president of the company, said he is excited about the company's move to Zaring Mill Road in Shelbyville.

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  • Shelby gets therapy alternative

    Now 28 years old, Renea Sageser figures she has spent 24 years of her life dealing with therapy in some way.

    It began when she was a child going through several years of speech therapy herself. Then during her senior year of high school, her mother was involved in a traumatic automobile accident, resulting in a serious head injury.

    Sageser took on the caregiver roll as her mother endured intensive therapy.