• Purnell's sausage: good for the heart

    A local company known for making "goo-od” sausage is doing something good for others: sharing its pigs' heart valves.

    F.B. Purnell Sausage Co. of Simpsonville, known for its Old Folks Sausage brand, started saving the heart valves from its pigs about three to four months ago. Each day, they send those valves to a pharmaceutical company in California. That company then sends them to hospitals all over the world to be used in valve replacement surgery in humans.

  • Andriots open Bell House for lunch

    No one will be ringing the dinner bell just yet, but the Bell House is now open for lunch.

    Bob and Sue Andriot opened the Bell House at 721 Main St., what they formerly called “The Pink Lady,” for lunch Monday, and they hope later this summer to offer “upscale Mediterranean” cuisine for dinner.

  • 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.