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Business

  • New business - Who we are: The UPS Store

    Who we are: The UPS Store

    Where we are: 18 Village Plaza, Shelbyville

    What we say: Formerly Mailboxes Etc., The UPS store is owned by Renee' Clark, who had a choice to make when the franchise's 10-year agreement was up in June. UPS long since bought the Mailboxes franchise, so she had the option of renewing her franchise as UPS or going independent. After buying full ownership, she rebranded as UPS.

    "My biggest surprise was how fast business increased when the name changed," Clark said. "People found us on the Internet, and business increased 15 to 20 percent."

  • Down on the (horse) farm... - Owners trying to rein in galloping costs

    When Catherine Fortener brings her 30 horses in for breakfast every morning at Big Springs Farm, the animals are taking a much bigger bite out of the budget than they used to.

    Horse owners in the county say the rising cost of the horse farm's mainstays - feed, fuel and fertilizer - has forced them to scramble for cost-cutting measures at the same time they have had to raise prices on some of their services in order to remain in business on the farm.

    Fortener's horses - some she owns, some she boards - each eat several pounds of grain and a couple of flakes of hay every day.

  • Born to be mild - Equine embryo transplant expert treats horses like people

    Melody Adler is crazy about horses.

    She kisses them hello and feeds them peppermint, sometimes with her teeth.

    What do the horses think about all this pampering?

    The results speak for themselves.

    "She has a way with horses," said her veterinarian, Dr. Kerry Beckman.

    Adler says she is addicted to horses.

    "If you have the horse bug, there's just no way not to do love them," she said.

  • Makeover Magic: Shelbyville woman 'amazed' at renovation

    A home makeover project that was sponsored by Shelbyville businesses has left a local family amazed at their "new home."

    Heather Wilson, who was the winner of Shelbyville's "Ugliest Room Contest," got to see her new living and dining rooms for the first time on Wednesday.

    Wilson was led into her house on Beechwood Ave. blindfolded and holding the hand of her son 6-year-old son, George. Before she could see the changes to her home, Heather could hear her son's approval through his shouts of joy.

  • Lifebridge meets BBB's standards

    After meeting all 20 standards of charitable accountability set by the Better Business Bureau, Lifebridge for Animals is now a BBB-accredited charity.

    As a nonprofit organization that uses donations to fund education of humane animal treatment, it was important for Lifebridge to contact the BBB and request an evaluation, Executive Director Teresa Bottom said.

  • Shelby County deeds and permits

    Deed transfers

    Angie Druin to Ricco and Tracy Tumminello, lot 2, Fairview Addition, $53,000.

    Sunshine Homes, Inc. to Jeremy and Kathryn Cloninger, lot 4, Woodfield, section 1, $144,000.

    Commonwealth Bank and Trust Company, Kentucky Housing Corporation, et al, to Commonwealth Bank & Trust, lots in Martinsville, phase IV, $1 and other consideration.

    Michael and Karen Quire to Jeff Grosch and Carrie Tilton, lot 37, Rolling Ridge, phase II, $119,000.

    Arbor View Homes, LLC to Thomas and Angela Rawlins, lot 134, Bridlewood Estates, section 2, $169,950.

  • Business Expansion

    Who we are: Shuck Fence Co.

    Where: 704 Mt. Eden Road

  • Putting pennies to use; State lottery sales, prizes on the rise

    Shelby County is full of winners.

    Of the 17 counties in the Kentucky Lottery's Jefferson Sales Region, Shelby County ranks fifth in Kentucky Lottery sales and prizes during the 2008 fiscal year (July 1, 2007-June 30, 2008).

    Lottery players shelled out more than $7.2 million in Shelby County in that time. Big or small, there were plenty of winners, as $4.7 million in prizes were paid in the county.

  • New tanning salon opens in Clay Village

    Ghedra Dunn has opened a new tanning salon located on Frankfort Road at the Village Office Complex, the site of the former Henry Clay School.

    The salon contains six tanning rooms, some of which are decorated with themes, such as the "Cowboy Room," the "Red, White and Blue Room," and the "Pink Room."

    There is also a small play area for children.

    The salon is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Shelby County deeds and permits

    Deed transfers

    Kinman, Inc. to Geneva a. L. Kuck, property near Southville at Shelbyville and Little Mount turnpikes, $92,500.

    Edwin G. and Frances J. Frey to Brenda and Ronald Metcalf, tract 2A, subdivision plat in Simpsonville, $25,000.

    General Land Development Corporation, to Michael F. and Jeanie M. Gatti, tract 7F, Rutledge Farm East divided, $42,000.

    Brassfield, Inc. to Knobview Partners, LLC, lot 90, North Country subdivision, section IV, $29,000.

    Heather Powell Widener to Sandy and April Kring, tract 6, K Long Farm divided, $105,000.