• Max Performance to partner with Louisville Fire football

    Max Performance Physical Therapy and Sports Rehab, LLC has announced a partnership with the Louisville Fire Arena Football team for the 2008 arenafootball2 season.

    The Max Performance clinic, located in Shelbyville, was created by Alice Creque. Creque is one of only seven Sports Certified Specialists in Kentucky.

    Her father and Max Performance co-owner, Ron Creque Sr., said the partnership is exciting for a county that is becoming increasingly unique because of the vast services it offers.

  • Foundation offering seminars for industry leaders

    The Shelby County Industrial and Development Foundation will offer a series of seminars aimed at helping local industry owners and managers compete effectively in the national and world marketplace.

    The first seminar will be held Wednesday, March 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Shelby County Cooperative Extension office at 1117 Frankfort Road. Reservations should be made by the end of the day today to get an accurate count for lunch. Call 633-5068.

  • Chamber to hold 'Showcase' March 29

    "Tee It Up!" is the theme of this year's Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Showcase.

    "The tie in is to the Ryder Cup this year that everybody is talking about," said Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Shelley Goodwin. The Ryder Cup will be held in Louisville.

    This year's showcase, the 6th annual, will be held Saturday, March 29 at Shelby County High School from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The chamber has signed up 62 businesses, service organizations and government agencies that will have booths with information and freebies for visitors.

  • Hospital units honored for patient satisfaction

    A pat on the back once in awhile is a good thing.

    On Wednesday, Jewish Hospital Shelbyville President and CEO Michael Collins recognized two of the organization's units that had performed exceptionally well on a patient satisfaction survey.

    The hospital's medical imaging unit and its surgery unit performed in the upper 25 percent for patient satisfaction among the 1,600 hospitals nationwide surveyed by the HealthStream Research in 2007.

  • Smokes could get tax hike

    As Ray Feinberg checked out a customer at Cox's Smoker Outlet on Thursday, he encouraged them to sign a petition that urges Governor Steve Beshear to oppose a proposed tax increase on tobacco products.

    "No matter what you raise the tax on tobacco it's going to affect the industry," he said.

    On Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed a $19 billion budget that relies on a tax increase on tobacco products, gasoline and other services to raise needed revenue.

  • New Business: Daugherty opens dental practice

    Lisa Daugherty, DMD, has opened a dental practice at 207-A Alpine Drive.

    What we do: "We provide dental care to keep the whole family smiling."

    Phone: (502) 633-3900

    Office hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday.

  • Surfing the world wide web of antiques

    Antique stores may be full of aged arts and crafts, but that doesn't mean they're not up to date with modern technology. Even antique businesses have embraced the Internet.

    Helen Gardner, owner of Gardner House Antiques on Main St., has two web addresses for her business. One, www.shelbyvilleantiques.com, opens her online eBay store, where transactions can be made on the spot for listed items, then shipped to the buyer. The other, www.gardnerhouseantiques.com, is for her general Gardner House website, which lists store inventory, open hours, location and an e-mail contact.

  • Wedding show is Sunday, March 2

    Local and regional vendors will offer samples of their goods and showcase their services at the Shelbyville Bridal and Beautiful Home Show Sunday, March 2.

    The show will be held in the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St., from 2-4:30 p.m.

    This is the 8th annual show. It is sponsored by SMART (Shelbyville Merchants Association for Retail Trade). Entrance is free, and there will be door prizes. SMART chair Sharon Nichols said the show is not a large one, but most of the brides-to-be are from Shelby and surrounding counties "so they're better possible customers."

  • Expo could help local companies

    More than a dozen local home and garden companies will show off their products and services at an expo in Louisville this weekend.

    The 59th annual Trend Appliances Home, Garden and Remodeling Show will feature over 500 boots of regional and national companies in the home and garden industry - 14 of which are from Shelby County.

    The event, which takes place at the Kentucky Exposition Center, is likely to draw thousands of area homeowners.

    Gail Schell, the show's director, said for some companies the expo propels their business for the rest of the year.

  • Small business bills would give state an economic boost

    Conversations about economic development frequently focus on landing the so-called big fish - reflecting the desire of the state and many of its communities to attract that one employer whose workforce numbers will provide a huge and almost immediate economic boost.

    Such goals are an important part of Kentucky's overall economic development strategy. But it is equally important to provide the strong support and incentives for the small businesses that are the mainstay of our economy.