• Hucks to buy Starting Gait stations

    After 36 years pushing Chevron gasoline, Tom Wathen said it’s time to pump in birdie putts rather than fuel.

    Wathen is in the process of selling his three Starting Gait stores to Hucks Stores Inc., a chain of convenience stores based in Illinois.

    Wathen said Huck already had taken over management of the stores, keeping all his employees, but the deal is not completed.

  • Masonic, JHS rated among nation's best

     Good news came as a big surprise to two nursing homes in Shelbyville last week.

  • No time on his hands

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  • Tobacco changes limit businesses

    Tobacco users are finding some new packaging and new restrictions when they stop by their favorite stores these days.

    New federal regulations went into effect on Tuesday that places severe limitations on how tobacco manufacturers can name and advertise some of their products, and some stores also are having to move items to more restricted locations.

  • Business Briefcase June 25, 2010

     Fit For Life trainers get new certifications

  • Deck the yards

    Do you dream of a summer evening where you are watching the lightning bugs illuminate the air and smelling the sweet fragrance of honeysuckle? Or is it your style to have guests over on a crisp fall afternoon to watch your favorite Kentucky football team, while you simmer a batch of burgoo in your outdoor kitchen? Then you, my friend, need a deck.

  • Bistro serves its last supper

    Today there is darkness in what for decades had been a bright spot in downtown Shelbyville.

    Maggie’s Bistro 535, the latest incarnation of an eatery that has fed residents and visitors for more than a quarter of a century, has closed, a note on the front door telling patrons that the restaurant won’t be reopening and is for sale.

  • A new menu of dining opportunities


  • Business Briefcase June 18, 2010


    Child care facility gets rating

    Jacobs Ladder Child Care on Haven Hill Road in Shelbyville has been given a 2-star rating by the Stars For Kids Now program. These ratings for child-care facilities are based on factors such as staff ratios, curriculum and staff education and training. The ratings extend to 4 stars.


    Frankfort board hires new manager

  • EARLIER: Bowling center for sale

    Bluegrass Bowling Center, Shelbyville’s latest incarnation of a bowling alley, may be down to its last frame.

    The center, which Mike and Pam Kiser and their family have operated for nearly 10.5 years, is for sale under foreclosure from Republic Bank.

    Pam Kiser said they quietly have been trying to sell for the past eight months but now they have 30 days to sell or see the facility closed. Officials at Republic had no comment on the procedure.