• Business Q&A: William Brammell
  • Building permits: Oct. 18, 2013

    Donald Hamilton Builders, 36 Smithfield Road, patio homes, 4,480 square feet, $250,000

    James Huckaby, 1524 Ridgeview Court, Richland, WA, house, 4,382 square feet, $300,000

    Robert Howell, 104 Dublin Lane, Shelbyville, house, 2,207 square feet, $115,000

    Dale Curtsiner, 3350 Shelbyville Road, Shelbyville, addition to home, 760 square feet, $20,000

    Eric Swisher, 471 Frankfort Road, Shelbyville, addition to comm., 800 square feet, $4,000

    Solomon Lodge #5, 771 Frankfort Road, Shelbyville, sign, 40 square feet, $4,322

  • Bookfest raises nearly $5,000

    The annual Bookfest sale of used books to benefit literacy set an all-time high last week, raising “just a hair under five thousand,” Bill Matthews said.

    Matthews, the president of the Shelby County Friends of the Library, which sponsors the event with The Sentinel-News, said this year’s event was one of the best the groups have seen.

  • Chamber helping Shelby businesses go mobile

    Kentucky ranks 45th in the nation when it comes to technology according to the Milken Institute, an independent economic think tank.

    “This index shows the resurgence of the science and tech sectors, and the importance of innovation in state economies,” Kevin Klowden, managing economist at the Milken, said in a release earlier this year. “States that are traditionally strong in science and technology have come out of the recession on the backs of those sectors.”

  • Business Q&A: Ronald Van Stockum
  • Sale of building leaves Shelby Artists on Main homeless

    A cooperative of artists who for more than a decade have operated a gallery on Main Street in Shelbyville say they are stunned after finding out Tuesday that their building has been sold and that they would have to vacate in two weeks.

    “We know people are going to be shocked, and say, ‘Oh my God, what’s happened?’” said artist Angie Walters, one of eight artists affiliated with The Gallery at Shelby Artists on Main.

    The gallery, located at 617 Main St., has been sold, said Sharla McClain, treasurer.

  • New Business: All Things Music

    Address: 522 Washington St., Shelbyville

    Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

    Who we are: Lewis Mathis, a renowned Shelbyville musician, has 30 years experience teaching, performing and recording music, He teaches guitar and bass and beginning drummers. He has opened this new music store, and his daughters, Michaela and Summer, also will help tend the store.

  • Shelby authors love to tell their stories

    Writers and published authors in recent years have seemed to spring up in Shelby County like so many tobacco or corn plants, as if our soil suddenly were fertilized with nouns, verbs and adjectives rather than the nitrogen that has made our crops so famous.

  • Tegrant to bring 51 jobs to Shelby

    It’s official: Tegrant Diversified Brands is opening a plant and bringing 51 full-time jobs to Shelby County.

    The company, a subsidiary of Sunoco that makes foam-based and safety products for the automotive industry, received up to $900,000 in tax incentives from the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority to help with its $12 million investment in a facility in the Hi Point Industrial Park.

    Those plans, first reported in June, were confirmed in a press release from Gov. Steve Beshear’s office.

  • Pleasureville gets a little sweeter

    PLEASUREVILLE – Clara Yoder loves baking and isn’t afraid to try new recipes.

    Yoder celebrated on Pleasureville Day by opening Clara’s Baked Goods at 1118 Main Street with a welcoming reception from the community and attendees. The store opened at 8 a.m. and was sold out by noon. Clara’s Baked Goods will open Friday and Saturdays until her business grows. Yoder does all the baking herself.