• New dialysis clinic under construction

    Ground has been broken for another new dialysis facility in Shelbyville.

    Although the building is not going up yet, earth has been cleared for the Shelbyville DaVita Dialysis Clinic, to be located at 100 Church View St. off Mack Walters Road, just east of Village Plaza.

    The clinic, owned by Preferred Properties Partnership of Louisville, will occupy one acre of land encompassing 8,138 square feet in an area was once occupied by a nursing home.

  • Screaming for ice cream

    Ice cream lovers may be excited by a banner hanging on the marquee at Middleton Station on Midland Trail proclaiming the coming of a new Baskin-Robbins store.

    Charlie and Karen Bertram of Oldham County will own Shelby County’s first Baskin-Robbins store, and they are new to the ice cream business.

  • Real estate deeds: July 9-18

    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.



    July 9

    Christopher and Casey White and Attorney in Fact Casey White and Casey Miller, Lot 114 Hi Point Village III, Phase 1, $132,500

  • CUB bank renovating Main Street location

    Renovations on Citizens Union Bank's downtown branch at Main and 9th streets are still underway, bank officials say.

    "We are updating the drive-through, drive-through lanes and ATM, and doing some renovations inside," said Dave Bowling, bank president.

    The bank will remain open during the renovations.

  • CVS drops tobacco products

    If you go into a CVS pharmacy and can’t find your brand of tobacco product, there’s a reason; the store stopped carrying tobacco products Wednesday.

    The entire area behind the counter in the Shelbyville location, where cigarettes and other tobacco products used to be stored, is now bare. In place of the tobacco products are now a few posters encouraging customers to stop smoking.

  • District’s ACT scores on the rise

    KY college benchmarks English 18, Math 19, Reading 20

    ACT college benchmarks English 18, Math 22, Reading 22, science 23

    SCPS English 19.2, reading 20.1, science 20.3, math 19.2

    The state average in English, math, reading, and science of 18.7, 19.2, 19.6, and 19.6


    Shelby County Public School’s 2013-2014 ACT Profile Report for last year’s junior class has been released and the district is pleased.

  • Powerful professional mom

    As the Director of Marketing for the KFC Yum! Center, Sandra Kendall has accomplished a lot at the young age of 33.

    “I’ve been promoting for KFC (Yum! Center) since they opened,” she said.

    As the marketing director, Kendall is responsible for all things public relations related for the fifth largest arena in the nation including updating social media, advertising and event marketing.

    And the Shelbyville mom of two was recognized for her accomplishments this month in Today’s Woman magazine.

  • Lab tech gets fired up

    Even after 10 years on the job, Melissa Mason-Cook still gets fired up about what she does.

    “You have to take pride in what you do; that’s important to me,” she said.

    A quality control technician at Blaze Products on Isaac Shelby Drive, it’s her job to inspect the company’s product before it’s shipped out.

  • Loads of labor

    Bailey is a rigging engineer for Edwards Moving and Rigging, located on Isaac Shelby Drive.

    Moving huge pieces of equipment – even houses – is the company’s function, and it’s Bailey’s job to orchestrate how each of those big jobs should be accomplished.

  • Our growing, changing labor force

    The first Monday in September was set aside for Labor Day in 1894 by President Grover Cleveland, but its roots actually date back to the early 1880s.

    But with labor in the name, many think the day is still set up to only praise those that work with their backs and hands, making up the backbone of our proud labor force.

    But within our industries, where the Labor Day movement first started, there is so much more.

    While assembly line work still makes up a portion of our vast industrial base in Shelby County, industries also offer much more than that.