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Business

  • Landmark suspends sale

    Landmark Media Enterprises, the parent company of The Sentinel News, announced today that it is “largely suspending the process to sell its remaining business.”

    In a press release, Frank Batten Jr., Landmark’s Chairman and CEO, said the sale has been suspended because the current credit crisis has “made it virtually impossible for companies to obtain bank commitments to help finance acquisitions.”

  • Birch House grand opening

    A grand opening will be held this Sunday for the Birch House in Clear Creek Park.

    This two-story building is the former home of Dr. A.L. Birch and is now available use of the public.

    Clay Cottongim, the park’s director, said the newly renovated historic building is “perfect for wedding receptions, adult's birthday parties, Christmas gatherings and other holiday functions.”

  • Big O opens in Shelbyville

    Who we are: Big O Tires and Service Center

    Owned by: Greg Kimberlin

    Where: 2231 Shelbyville Road

    What we do: The facility offers full automobile maintenance and service and a wide selection of tires. Automobile service includes work on brakes, shocks, struts, alignments, tires, wheels and all maintenance needs.

  • From bushel to bottle: Local farmer produces corn for Woodford Reserve

    If you pony up the cash for a fifth of Woodford Reserve, you'll get a taste of Shelby County along with a sip of super premium whiskey.

    The corn that is the principal ingredient of Woodford Reserve is grown right here in Shelby County - by Langley Farms.

    Langley Farms is the sole provider of the corn that will make the whiskey that has won "best bourbon" awards all over the country and is the official bourbon of the Kentucky Derby and the Breeders Cup.

  • Teacher Jennings named businesswoman of the year

    The Business and Professional Women's organization of Shelbyville has named a local educator as their Woman of the Year.

    The local BPW has also recently recognized three other women for their achievements in the business world.

    Ernestine Jennings, who teaches English in Shelby County Public Schools, received the woman of the year award earlier this month for her years of service in the public school system.

    Along with her work in the school system, Jennings is also a co-adviser for the National Honor Society and coordinator of Adopt-a-Child.

  • West Automotive opens

    Who we are: West Automotive

    Owned by: Patrick West

    Where: 2122 Frankfort Road

    What we do: This service facility does all general auto repairs with a specialization in electrical and diagnostic work. West, who has 17 years of experience in auto repair, worked at a repair shop in Frankfort before opening the local facility. He said his staff has a combined total of 50 years experience of servicing cars.

    We say: "I'm not a salesman. I'm a technician. I'm always going to do what is right for the car - not my pocketbook," West said. "We're here for the customer."

  • Deed transfers and building permits

    Deed transfers

    Donald and Joyce Russell to James R. and Pam Hill, lot 283B, Trailwood Lakes, $1.

    James R. and Pm Hill to Donald and Joyce Russell, lot 58A, Trailwood Lakes, $1.

    Deutsche Bank National Trust, trustee to Henry Jr. and Donna Robinson, lot 55, Creekside Village, phase II, $133,000.

    Doug and Pamela J. Aldridge to Pamela J. Aldridge, tract 1, Aldridge Farm, $1.

    Doug and L.H. Taylor to Bobby Singleton, lot 9, Oakwood, $95,000.

    Pam Seibert to Candice Waford, lot 122, North Country, section IV, $159,000.

  • Shelby Artists on Main anniversary event to benefit CASA

    Shelby Artists on Main will celebrate its fifth anniversary with a fund-raising event Thursday night to help troubled children.

    From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. the gallery, located at 617 Main St. in Shelbyville, will donate a portion of all art sales to the Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA), which aids abused or neglected children in Shelby and Spencer counties.

    CASA volunteers help children who have been ordered to get help by a family court judge, actively participating in the children’s lives.

  • Dealers cope with the credit crunch - Some potential buyers can't get loans, so cars remain on lots

    In today's market, buying a car can be a dream or a nightmare.

    A sustained drop in auto sales for the last 11 months has caused dealerships to reduce prices drastically - some even selling cars close to factory invoice - and offer myriad incentives in order to entice potential buyers.

    Jim Reid, vice president of the O'Brien Ford Dealership in Shelbyville, said the reduced prices and factory rebates that Ford has authorized dealers to offer are some of the best he ever has seen.

    "This is a buyer's market," he said. "Now is the time to buy a automobile."

  • Building permits

    Jagoe Homes, house, Meadow Glenn, 1,812 sq. ft., $78,000.

    Crescent Place Assisted Living, storage building, Allen Drive, 240 sq. ft., $4,482.

    Charli Stevens, barn, Clore Jackson Road, 925 sq. ft., $6,000.

    Donald McMillan, barn, Flood Road, 2,400 sq. ft., $32,000.

    Shelby County Republican Party, temporary sign, Main Street, 12 sq. ft., $150.

    Biagi, temporary banner, Main Street, 24 sq. ft., $75.

    Redding Construction, house, North Country, 2,802 sq. ft., $125,000.

    Elizabeth Pulliam, house, Pulliam Farm divided, 3,424 sq. ft., $257,500.