• Business briefcase: Sept. 27, 2013

    2 Masonic employees are honored for work

  • Business briefcase: Sept. 20, 2013

    Kentucky’s unemployment goes down a tick in August

    Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate inched down to 8.4 percent in August from 8.5 percent in July, according to the Office of Employment and Training.

    The preliminary August 2013 jobless rate was 0.1 percentage points above the 8.3 percent rate recorded for the state in August 2012, according to a state news release.

  • UNDERWOOD: Learning leadership as a substitute teacher

    Every adult should be required to volunteer as a substitute teacher for one week a year. While this is impossible, such experience would be an eye and mind opener. As a performance consultant and leadership coach, I am have been amazed at the lessons learned as I occasionally serve as a substitute teacher.

    Although my experience is not in the Shelby County schools, I am certain that the lessons would be the same. Therefore, I thought this might be a good time to share some of those lessons as a new school year gets under way.


  • Business briefcase: Sept. 13, 2013

    Jewish adds to board for its foundation

    The Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Foundation, part of KentuckyOne Health, announced new appointments to its 2013-2014 executive committee and board of directors.

  • Business briefcase: Sept. 6, 2013

    Post-Labor Day fuel prices swing back down

    If you have been pondering the recent swing in gas prices around Shelbyville, you might be surprised to know that average retail gasoline prices in the region fell 3.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.67 per gallon as of Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 644 gas outlets.

    This compares with the national average that has increased 4.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.61.

  • Sentinel-News wins 7 awards in LCNI contest

    The Sentinel-News won seven awards – including two first places – among semiweeklies in the annual judging of newspapers owned by Landmark Community Newspapers Incorporated, which is based in Shelbyville.

    Staff Writer Todd Martin led the way, winning two first-place awards and a third-place citation, winning for Best News or Feature Story Series and, along with Editor Steve Doyle in Best Ongoing/Extended Coverage. Staff writer Lisa King took third in that same category. Martin also took third in Best Page Design – A1.

  • Business briefcase: Aug. 30, 2013

    Shelby resident launches new Internet company

    Shelby County resident and cloud and Internet entrepreneur Stacy Griggs recently launched AlignCloud, based in Louisville, to assist companies with moving to and properly consuming cloud computing products. Before founding AlignCloud Griggs was an executive with Cbeyond and Hosting.com.

  • Riner reopens NAPA store

    If you’ve been looking for a little NAPA no-how, you once again don’t have to venture outside Shelbyville.

    The NAPA store at 114 Main St. that closed quickly and quietly last spring reopened this month under new ownership, Derby Cycles owner Shelby Riner, who has lived in the county so long he shares its name.

  • State fair competition is big business for little people

    For an early introduction to the agricultural industry, you would have to be very carefully to beat participating in 4-H and competing at the annual Kentucky State Fair.

    After all, developing animals and products is a consistent and educational practice in itself. When you add doing so competitively – at fairs and shows – the “hobby” can become time-consuming and require an investment of money as well.

  • Former Shelby gym owner opens in Henry

    NEW CASTLE – Ruth Bramlage, who formerly ran a gym in Shelbyville, is trying that business in New Castle -- using equipment she bought in Shelby County.

    Bramlage will open Women’s Total Fitness of Henry County in New Castle next to New Castle City Hall on East Cross Main at 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 9.