• New Business

    Who we are: Showcase Borders Owned by: Ron Stella Where: 100 Arlington Drive, Shelbyville

    What we do: During the summer, Ron Stella installs lawn curbing and borders. But this year when the leaves started to fall Stella went looking for a way to clean out gutters without getting on a ladder. Through an Internet search engine, Stella found the machine he was looking for. Since Stella bought his "gutter vac" last month, he has already serviced 10 local houses, some with gutters up to 30 feet high.

  • Local Spanish paper closes

    A local Spanish news publication is saying adios.

  • Local product could help farmers

    An animal dietary supplement made in Simpsonville is being researched by Western Kentucky University as a possible means of improving animal mortality rates and bolstering farmer’s profit margins.

    Gov. Steve Beshear presented WKU with a check for $26,257 on Tuesday to fund research into Re-Borne, a product that is designed to protect horses and livestock from contracting deadly diseases and boost their performance.

  • New Business

    A new car care center called David Toles Auto Pro Car Care Center has opened at 24 Old Mount Eden Road.


    The center is owned by David Toles and Paul and Tony Harrod.


    Auto Pro Car Care specializes in all types of car repairs, large and small, including brakes, belts, shocks, exhauast systems, tires, oil change, and trasmission service and repair.

  • New Business

     Diane's Dinners


    Owned by: Diane Gauss


    Phone: (502) 807-1384


    Address: 176 Tracy Ln., Bagdad


    E-mail: DLGauss@Hughes.net


  • New Business

    New business: Trackside MC & ATV

    Owned by: Rich Ross

    Location: 47 Fairview, just off Ky. 395 in Waddy

    Services: Repairs all models of ATVs and motorcycles, including Harley Davidson. Also offers factory parts from all motorcycle models, including Harley Davidson. Trackside MC & ATV has wholesale leather products and is an Interstate battery dealer. The store can get Interstate batteries for all applications.

  • New Business

    Name: Green Home Service and Remodeling

    Owned by: Mark Virg, Simpsonville

    Phone: (502) 407-8607

    Working hours: 8-5

    What we do: The business offers testing, air sealing, and insulation.

    "I can do a test on their house and find out how much air leakage there is. Then from that test I can determine if air sealing is worth the investment," Virg said.

    Virg is a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) rater, playing an integral part in the Energy Star process.

  • 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.