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Business

  • Protect your business from crime

    Shelby County has had four bank robberies and at least 20 armed robberies in the past eight months, according to Sheriff's Detective Jason Rice.

    "This isn't Mayberry anymore," Rice said. "People are still surprised this is happening here."

    But Rice agrees they shouldn't be surprised.

    No city or county -- especially one in close proximity to a major metropolitan area such as Louisville -- is going to be immune from the rising rate of robberies and burglaries often committed for cash to feed a drug addiction.

  • Head for the 'Lights'

    Downtown merchants expect Saturday's Celebration of Lights festival to be a draw for business. At least two new stores will debut on Main Street this weekend, while other downtown shops plan giveaways, open houses and special events to entice the thousands expected for the winter kick-off festival.

    Shelbyville Antique Market, 524 Main St. will celebrate its grand opening this weekend. The more-than-40,000 square-feet building formerly served as the Shelbyville Antique Mall.

  • Businesses can learn from disasters

    Kentucky may never experience a serious earthquake or a hurricane the magnitude of Katrina. But, if something like that did happen tomorrow, would your business or industry be prepared?

    Probably not too many yes answers there.

    That's why government officials brought their wisdom in homeland security and disaster relief and preparedness to business and industry leaders last week.

  • Foreclosures on the rise in Shelby

    Due to changes in the mortgage market and local home buyers purchasing more house than they could afford, this year foreclosures in Shelby County are expected to rise by up to 50 percent from last year.

    Todd Davis, master commissioner of the Shelby County Circuit Court, said that his office processed 120 foreclosures last year and that he expects to receive 160 to 180 referrals this year.

    "I anticipate, from what we have seen so far this year, that we are going to see a suppositional growth in the amount of foreclosures," he said.

  • Business spotlight: Sugar and Spice

    Who we are: Our Sugar and Spice, Inc.

    Owners: Shelby County natives Cumorah Barrickman and Robyn Drane.

  • Foreclosures on the rise in Shelby

    Due to changes in the mortgage market and local home buyers purchasing more house than they could afford, this year foreclosures in Shelby County are expected to rise by up to 50 percent from last year.

    Todd Davis, master commissioner of the Shelby County Circuit Court, said that his office processed 120 foreclosures last year and that he expects to receive 160 to 180 referrals this year.

    "I anticipate, from what we have seen so far this year, that we are going to see a suppositional growth in the amount of foreclosures," he said.

  • SortRite selects Shelby

    Years ago, the automotive industry was concentrated in Detroit. These days, the industry is a vast network of assemblers, parts manufacturers and distributors - all trying to move parts to plants "just in time."

    Craig McWilliams, owner of Chicago-based SortRite, is making it his business to get the right parts to the right places and weed out the defects. This week, SortRite opened a sorting warehouse in Shelbyville. McWilliams said the proximity of the area to dozens of automotive manufacturers and parts makers attracted the company to Shelbyville.