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  • 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.

  • Hunting up some business

    Kentucky has long been a bastion of outdoor sports, specifically hunting and fishing and especially in rural areas like Shelby County.

    The Fish & Wildlife Service’s 2011 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife-Associated Recreation estimated the number of hunters’ ages 16 and older to be nearly 350,000, that’s more than 10 percent of the state’s population in the same age range.

    And deer season is by far the biggest draw for hunters.

  • Tastings added to the tunes

    If you like a little bit of a taste with your tunes, then this year’s edition of Taste & Tunes, the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce’s annual fundraiser, may have a little something for you.

    Talon Winery of Shelbyville and Smith-Berry Winery of New Castle will be offering tastings of their award-winning wines, and Buffalo Trace Distillery will add snootfuls of its bourbons, too.

  • Citizens Union Bank cleared by regulators

    Citizens Union Bank, which since 2010 has been under the scrutiny of state and federal banking regulators because of problem loans, has been cleared to move forward.

    On Thursday, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in Washington D.C., and the Department of Financial Institutions in Frankfort issued a termination of the consent order that it imposed on CUB in January 2010 that was designed to help prevent banks from getting into serious financial difficulty.