• Community Showcase event is March 22

    The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce’s Community Showcase returns to Shelby County

    High School’s Mike Casey Gymnasium Saturday, and organizers expect the 12th annual event to continue to grow.

    “We had more than one thousand people show up last year, and we expect this year to be even bigger,” said Shelley Goodwin, executive director of the chamber. “We have fifty-three booths reserved with a variety of local businesses and organizations.”

  • Business briefcase: March 21, 2014

    Sentinel-News drops TV listings

    Effective today The Sentinel-News is discontinuing the TV schedule page. The increasing cost of the service combined with the availability of so many other TV schedule products on cable, satellite and the Internet led to the decision.

    “We apologize to our customers who still are using our printed guide,” Publisher Kerry Johnson said. “We will still have the TV schedule available on our web site at www.SentinelNews.com, under the Features section.

  • Real estate deeds: Feb. 26 - March 4

    Deeds are compiled from data posted on the Shelby County Clerk’s Web site. Property descriptions are based on the best available information provided in the database and may in fact refer to property and thoroughfares no longer formally identified. Financial terms include any value of the property stated on the deed, even if that amount did not change hands.


    Feb. 26-March 4, 2014


    David II and Amy Wilson to Thomas Sheehan Jr., Lot 33 Creekside Village Phase II, $167,000

  • Tapp’s Feed merges with Louisville company

    For more than 40 years Tapp’s Feed has met the needs of animal owners with its operation on Kentucky Street in Shelbyville. From custom feed for thoroughbreds to dog chow and chicken scratch, the business has thrived.

    And now they’re growing well beyond those small Shelbyville walls.

    Announced Feb. 10, Tapp’s Feed will merge with Louisville’s Producer Feeds, forming the Excel Equine brand.

    Kent Thompson, co-owner of Tapp’s Feed, said the merger won’t mean many changes for customers, except in a positive way.

  • Matthews shares his memoirs in new book

    Bill Matthews, a patriarch of publishing in Shelby County and Kentucky who has printed millions of words in newspapers, magazines and books, has turned his word processor on himself.

    Matthews has penned the story of his life in Editor, Actor, Ballplayer, Spy, which covers his career in both the publishing business and with the Central Intelligence Agency.

  • Thin Mints and beer?

    How would you like to have a classic tart German Gose, a thick, rich Imperial Stout or even a fruity Lambic with your Girl Scouts cookies?

    Some may be surprised that anyone would want a beer with their Samoas or Thin Mints, but the idea has been spreading during the past couple of years, with pairings being offered in restaurants and bars from Pennsylvania and California.

  • Business Briefcase: March 14, 2014

    Shelbyville’s Miller elected vice chair of national board

    A Shelbyville woman has been elected vice chair of the board of directors of the National Alliance of State Health CO-OPs.

    Janie Miller, chief executive officer of Kentucky's all-new, nonprofit health insurance carrier, Kentucky Health Cooperative, Inc., was elected Feb. 24 at NASHCO's annual meeting in Washington, D.C. She succeeds Dr. Martin Hickey, CEO of New Mexico Health Connections. Hickey was elected chair of the board.

  • NEW BUSINESS: 314 Exchange

    Physical address: 314 Mount Mercy, Pewee Valley

  • BUSINESS BRIEFCASE: March 7, 2014

    Sentinel-News’ Doyle hired by North Carolina newspaper

    Steve Doyle, editor of The Sentinel-News, has been named the new managing editor of the News & Record in Greensboro, N.C.

    His appointment was announced earlier this month by News-Record Publisher/Editor Jeff Gauger. He starts March 17.

  • Shelby business is creating a buzz with its saw

    The Triple S Planning Commission is embroiled in a lawsuit with Bagdad Lumber Sawmill & Kiln about the company’s ability to operate as is at its location at 2932 Christiansburg Road in Bagdad.

    His mill is located on a parcel zoned Agriculture, which Triple S officials say isn’t appropriate for this business.

    But owner/operator Ron Harris claims in his suit that he had approval before opening the doors to his company. The courts will decide, and while they are, Harris is able to continue work while the courts decided the lawsuit.