• Hey Joe!

    When one door closes another door often opens.  The saying is true in the case of 1637 Midland Trail, where Beef ‘O’ Brady’s closed its doors last fall.

    Now more than a year later the doors are swinging back open and the space is being revitalized as a new restaurant moves in.

    Joe Bishop, owner of Bungalow Joe’s Bar & Grill, 7813 Beulah Church Road, Louisville, is clearing the dust and making plans for his second location in the Middleton Station shopping center.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION: Tractor Supply OK’d to move forward with new location

    The Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission’s focus at Tuesday’s regular meeting was all about business.

    Not just efficiently completing their agenda, but about new business locations in the Shelbyville area.

    The commission approved a new location for Tractor Supply on Old Brunerstown Road. Currently located in Midland Shopping Center, the store is requesting a location for its own freestanding store.

    However, the commission made a request of their own.

  • Corn crop good, but not record

    Farmers in Shelby County, like the rest of the state, aren’t as optimistic about a record corn crop as they were earlier in the summer. However, most do predict a very good year and are still holding out hope that the weather could boost it closer to last year’s record numbers.

    “I would say that some spots in the county might be as good as last year, but others may only get seventy to eighty bushels [per acre],” farmer Kevin Smith said. “I don’t think it will equal the corn crop we had last year.”

  • Golf enthusiasts flock to Shelbyville

    With Valhalla Golf Club less than 20 minutes away on Shelbyville Road just across the Jefferson County line, Shelby businesses are seeing an influx of people attending the prestigious 96th PGA Championship being played.

    The tournament began yesterday, but Shelby businesses owners say they have been getting people in all week from the practice rounds, shopping, eating and staying at the three lodging facilities.

  • Kroger to add extensive new clothing line

    Kroger is preparing to take one-stop shopping to a new level.

    By Thanksgiving the Shelbyville store – along with two others in Lexington – will carry an entire new line of merchandise.

    What’s more, officials say, the addition of a large selection of clothing and shoes will necessitate hiring a dozen new employees at Kroger Marketplace on Boone Station Road.

  • Business briefcase: Aug.8 , 2014

    Local farmer appointed to

    Farm Credit Mid-America Board

    Mary Courtney of Bagdad, Kentucky has been appointed to the Farm Credit Mid-America Board of Directors. Her one-year term began July 1.

    Courtney raisesburley tobacco, grain, vegetable produce and cattle on more than 600 acres in central Kentucky. Along with her husband, Shane, they co-own Courtney Farms and Lawns of Perfection. She serves on the board of the Shelby County Farm Bureau and is a member of the Shelby County Extension Council.

  • A showing business

    While perusing the isles of Masterpieces for Your Home on Main Street, you can’t miss a booth overflowing with horse related products and Shelby County décor.

    Eeta Sachon, owner of the Parisian Horse, has formed a living out of marketing the Bluegrass State and Shelby County, featuring everything from horseshoe-adorned spoons to Kentucky embroidered pillows.

    And the Shelbyville Horse Show is what got it all started.

    Attending the horse shows in Kentucky inspired her to move to Shelby County.

  • State approves tax incentives for Katayama expansion

    Shelbyville’s industrial community received a boon Thursday when a local plant got good news from state economic development officials.

    Katayama American Inc. received preliminary approval from the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority $200,000 in tax incentives toward a $16.8 million addition to its plant on Midland Industrial Drive.

  • 20 years of leaders

    While celebrating a milestone this year – the recruitment of its 20th class – Leadership Shelby is still growing strong and even more invaluable to the business community than ever, members say.

  • Business briefcase: July 25, 2014

    Kentucky food prices continue

    Slow climb in 2nd quarter