• Business Briefcase Dec. 18, 2009

     Yankey earns foreclosure certification

    Ron Yankey of Simpsonville, an agent with RE/MAX Associates in Louisville, has earned the prestigious Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) designation, having completed extensive training in foreclosure avoidance and short sales.

  • EARLIER: Beef 'O' Brady's is coming

    We know the “what” but we don't know the “who,” “where” or “when” yet.

    Beef 'O' Brady's President Nick Vojnovic confirmed restaurant chain based in Tampa will be coming to Shelbyville.

    But he declined to reveal the name of the family that will hold a franchise on the restaurant coming here and said a site is “still under consideration.”

  • Business Briefcase Dec. 11, 2009

    Lowe, Myles named to Speed board

    The Speed Art Museum announces the appointment of Todd P. Lowe of Shelby County as

    Chairman of The Speed Board of Governors. The museum also welcomes new board members,

    Julie Ballard, Robert E. Kulp, Jr. and Woodford Van Meter, M.D., National Board members Brice

  • Business Briefcase: Nov. 27, 2009

     Barnett promoted by Whayne

    Will Barnett of Shelbyville has accepted the position of service foreman for the Louisville branch of Whayne Supply, Exchange Manager Dan Frailly announced. Barnett has been with Whayne for several years now. He most recently served as No. 1 Rental Tech. Barnett attended the University of Kentucky. 

  • Business briefcase: Sept. 4, 2009

    CUB promotes Webb

    Citizens Union Bank would like to announce that Brian Webb has been promoted to 1st Vice President, Shelby County Market Executive.

     Sponsors sought for Equestrian Games

  • Shelby County’s 4-decade transformation

    The stark reality is as obvious as a house on a hill: When it comes to the land and how it’s used, a lot of the developments in Shelby County are new on the block, kid.

    That’s not a bad thing, mind you. Change can be good, and in he world of development, Shelby County has spent the last 30 years or so as busy as just about anyone, maintaining its natural resources while accommodating thousands who finally noticed them.

  • Business briefcase: Oct. 16, 2009


    Shelbyville resident to head accounting firm

  • From bushel to bottle

    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.

  • Leggett’s departure will end a long relationship with Simpsonville

    The stunning and imminent shutdown of Leggett & Platt in Simpsonville was met Thursday with surprise and anxiety among those who rely on the company’s products and employees for their own livelihoods.

    Once the largest employer in Shelby County, Leggett & Platt had been a growing enterprise in the heart of old Simpsonville since the 1960s, inheriting what had been an old Quonset-hut-styled building on Third Street (Todd’s Point Road) next to the railroad track from Middletown Manufacturing.

  • EARLIER: The Logans keep it all in the family

    Like the Hank Williams' song, Logan brothers Arthur and Howard are continuing an old family tradition.

    But unlike Hank, they have a squeaky clean image.

    In fact, for the past 84 years, the Logan family has made cleaning their business.

    In 1925, William Lindsey Logan Sr. started a business in Shelbyville that over the years always remained family-operated and is currently operated by his grandsons, Howard and Arthur Logan.