• Business Q/A: Eileen Collins

    SENTINEL-NEWS: Some folks may not know what the Shelby Development Corporation is. What

    would you say to them?

    EILENE COLLINS: Shelby Development Corporation works to promote the retention, development and enhancement our downtown communities.


  • New Business: Laurel’s Salon & Barber Shop

    Address: 310 Washington St., Shelbyville


  • Business Q/A: Regan Wann

    Sentinel-News: What is the mission of SMART?

  • Web site connects jobs and employees

    If you are looking for a job, it might be important to know that the fastest growing jobs in this region are in human resources and computer and information systems management.

    Such information is available to all potential job seekers at www.kix.com. Kix.com or The Kentucky-Indiana Exchange was developed to grow, attract and retain talent in the Wired65 area. Wired65 includes 19 Kentucky counties and seven Indiana counties around Interstate 65. The initiative brings together economic and workforce development activities.

  • Business Q/A: Kenneth Farrell

     Kenneth Ferrell, the owner of Ferrell’s Air Conditioning & Heating in Clay Village, celebrated 30 years in business last week. He was honored with gifts and a steak luncheon for nearly 40 people in attendance. The Sentinel-News asked Ferrell about his many years as a small-business owner and his long tenure connections to Shelby County.

  • Business Q/A: Katie Fussenegger

    SENTINEL-NEWS:You have been in your new leadership position with for Shelby County tourism for nearly 18 months, what is the biggest lesson you have learned?

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  • New business: Pontrich Carpet Cleaning

    Address: 522 Henry Clay Street

    Who we are: "We are a family-owned and operated business and our strength is our service, knowledge and competitive pricing. A lot of our customers say we've made the whole decision-making process a lot easier and they become repeat customers," owner Tommy Pontrich said.

    What we do: The store has expanded into the carpet cleaning business "as an added service to our customers. We've seen several problems with other companies and decided to offer the service ourselves," Pontrich said.

  • Business Q/A: Wayne Allen

    Wayne Allen has for nearly two years been the vice-president of Shelby Industries LLC., which manufactures a wide array of products, most notably components for towing that carry the Shelby brand.

    Allen, 51, recently was honored as the Manufacturing Employee of the Year by the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers.

  • Business Q/A: Torrey Smith

    For the past 12 years, Torrey Smith has been involved in the real-estate business, operating Torrey Smith Realty Co., in Shelbyville, the second generation of a business trail blazed by his father, W. A. Smith. Last week, Smith announced he was expanding his business to Middletown.