• Universities begin hemp research

    With hemp seeds just getting into the ground, farmers around the state, including in Shelby, still have a lot of questions about the possibility of growing industrial hemp.

    Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville), chair of the Agriculture Committee, said he’s had some feedback from farmers who say they aren’t quite sure what would be involved.

    “We will have some meetings about it later on,” he said.

    Shelby County Farmer Ray Tucker said he had done some research online about growing industrial hemp and he has some concerns.

  • Business briefcase: June 6, 2014

    Pilkinton earns fellowship

    at New York hospital

  • City Council considers zoning amendments

    The Shelbyville City Council will move forward with a zoning text amendment at its meeting on Thursday at city hall, 315 Washington Street, and will take into consideration some suggestions from the Triple S Planning Commission.

    Shelbyville City Attorney Steve Gregory said the council plans to drop the proposed changes that would allow distilleries in Limited Interchange (X-1) and Commercial (C-4) districts, and instead will focus only on the Agricultural (A) district amendment.

  • McDonald’s officials say no go for Simpsonville location

    Addressing a rumor that had been circulating about the possibility of a new McDonald’s locating in Simpsonville, City Manager David Eaton said he had heard that could be the case, but that he had not gotten any official word.

    “No one’s contacted us about anything like that,” he said.

    McDonald's officials say they can’t confirm that a new restaurant will locate at the site of the former BP Station in Simpsonville, but that it is a possibility.

  • Outlet mall will have 2nd job fair at Collins

    After a successful first job fair in April, the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass is planning a second job fair in Shelby County on Wednesday.

    This event, like the first one, will be in the gym at Collins High School from 4 p.m. to 7:30, but while the first event requested that applicants be 18-and-older, this one states applicants should be at least 16 years of age.

    With the mall set to open by the end of July, retailers and restaurants will be looking to fill several positions. More than 30 retailers attended the first job fair.

  • Business briefcase: May 30, 2014

    Harris receives

    state public health honor

  • MaxCare Urgent Treatment sold to Baptist Health

    Baptist Health will now join Jewish Hospital, KentuckyOne Health, and Norton Healthcare in Shelby County.

    The Louisville-based company plans to close on the sale of MaxCare Urgent Treatment today, and Drs. Paul Goodlett and Ron Creque Jr., said the state of healthcare led them to sell.

  • Real estate deeds: May 6-14

    Deeds are compiled from data posted on the Shelby County Clerk’s Web site. Property descriptions are based on the best available information provided in the database and may in fact refer to property and thoroughfares no longer formally identified. Financial terms include any value of the property stated on the deed, even if that amount did not change hands.


    May 6-14

    Rodney Gaines Jr. to Joshua and Grace Clark and Darla Kell, Lot 95 Rolling Ridge Phase 3A, $129,000

  • A peek inside the new outlet mall

    Leadership Shelby’s class of 2014 toured Simpsonville’s new Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass on Wednesday, and The Sentinel-News tagged along to show what residents can expect when the mall opens in late July, early August.

    Located just south of Interstate 64 at the intersection of Buck Creek and Veechdale roads, the mall is a partnership between Horizon Group Properties and CBL & Associates.

    On the tour, the class was told that there would be a luxury wing, featuring Sak’s Off Fifth Avenue, True Religion, Vineyard Vines and Gucci.

  • New Business: Inspirations Child Care

    Address: 7387 Shelbyville Road, Simpsonville