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Business

  • 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.

  • Farm tour features all of Shelby County

    This Saturday, you can pick up a Farm Passport and join a tour of some of the Shelby County’s biggest agribusinesses.

    The Shelby County Extension Office and Metzger’s Country Store are sponsoring the county’s first Good Neighbors Farm Tour, during which residents can tour eight farms and farm businesses from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • JHS to start offering oncology services

    Cancer patients now can start scheduling office visits in Shelbyville as Jewish Hospital Shelbyville welcomed medical oncologists Dr. Khuda Khan and Dr. Itaf Khan on Monday.

    The oncology clinical services are being offered as a partnership with Cancer and Blood Specialists, 1460 Bluegrass Ave. Louisville, and JHS, a member o KentuckyOne Health.

  • Google’s virtual tours hitting Shelbyville

    Stacey Pettibone, owner of Stacey’s Simple Stuff, called it a no-brainer.

    “The more Google-ized a business is, I feel like Google likes you better,” she said.

    That’s why Pettibone was the first in town to sign up to have a Google-certified photographer create a virtual tour of her store at 1025 Main Street.

    “I have a virtual tour with Shop Main Streets [which was put together by Shelby Development], but I’m also an Internet marketer and Web site designer, so anything I can do to help out my Web site.”

  • Bookfest returns to benefit literacy

    Tens of thousands of donated books, CDs, DVDs and other items soon will replace convening public employees and social functions at Stratton Center when the annual Bookfest returns to benefit literacy in Shelby County.

    The event, sponsored by The Sentinel-News and Friends of the Library, will be Oct. 9-12 at 215 Washington St. in Shelbyville.

    Friends of the Library President Bill Matthews said The Sentinel-News would return for its second year as primary sponsor.