• 20 years of leaders

    While celebrating a milestone this year – the recruitment of its 20th class – Leadership Shelby is still growing strong and even more invaluable to the business community than ever, members say.

  • Business briefcase: July 25, 2014

    Kentucky food prices continue

    Slow climb in 2nd quarter

  • Shopping for a cause

    The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass is scheduled to open to the general public Thursday and with between 20,000 and 40,000 shoppers expected a plethora of concerns for the impending traffic issues and parking availability have been expressed.

    However, there’s a great alternative for those that want to shop Simpsonville’s new 364,000-square-foot retail center before everyone else and also avoid the opening day traffic on Buck Creek and Veechdale roads just south of Interstate 64.

  • Food service inspections, June

    These reports are provided to The Sentinel-News by the Department for Public Health.


    Paradise Spirits & Fine Wine, 194 Frankfort Rd., 7/7/14, regular, 100%

    Tomorrow’s Promise Childcare, 626 Frankfort Rd., 7/7/14, regular, 98% - All products must be dated, with date opened or date to be thrown away; microwave unclean, can opener unclean

    Clear Creek FAC Concession II, 717 Burks Branch Rd., 6/2/14, regular, 98% - Need screen over vent in storage room

  • Kroger not coming to Simpsonville

    A rumor circulating around cyberspace that Kroger plans to locate a new store in Simpsonville is false, company officials said.

    “It is a hot rumor,” said Kroger spokesperson Tim McGuirk, who said Wednesday he has gotten several media inquiries about the topic.

    “We’re not sure where the rumor got started, but we do not have any plans [to locate] in Simpsonville right now.”

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  • Shelbyville resident operates music schools in Jefferson County

    A Shelbyville resident is the owner and operator of music schools in Middletown and St. Matthews in Louisville.

    Brian Curella and his wife, Heather, and three children moved to Shelbyville from Jefferson County seven years ago after falling in love with a historic home on Main Street.

    Curella, who has been in the music business his entire life, established his school, called the Flying Hands of Music School, in 1997.

    A music enthusiast from an early age, he began playing the guitar at age 9 and played his first “gig,” at the age of 11.

  • Pennyman moves to new location

    Pennyman, a thrift and consignment shop, formerly located at Washington and 8th streets, has moved to 702 Main Street.

    The shop is in its third year of operation, and is owned by three sisters, Nancy Winters, Judith Nigh and Kristen Basham, and features home goods, furniture and home accessories.

    Nigh encourages people to check out the shop’s Facebook page.

  • Shelby farmers finding niches in Louisville markets

    If you going shopping for products from Shelby County farmers, you won’t find very much in Shelbyville stores, farmers say.

    One reason, said Mary Courtney, who owns Courtney Farms on Vigo Road along with her husband, Shane, said there’s not as much demand for fresh produce in Shelby County as there is in Jefferson County.

  • Turning a family passion into a new career

    Remember: Drew Roberts

    Full name:Andrew Rutledge Roberts

    Job Title:Chairman and CEO of Saturday Down South

    Education:Samford University, Birmingham, Ala., communications/business


    Now Lives:Orlando, Fla.


    Family:Wife, Shay, daughter, Leah


  • Picking up some holiday boom

    For those last minute Independence Day shoppers scrambling for celebration necessities like potato salad and hotdog buns, don’t forget to stop by one of the many tents throughout the area to stock up on fireworks.

    While many stands say there are no special discounts for the holiday, most assured that their prices would not increase with the demand, either.

    “We don’t really do specials,” said Jason Baker, area manager for TNT fireworks.