• Business briefcase: Oct. 3 , 2014

    JHS awarded $15,000 grant

    for violence prevention project


    Jewish Hospital Shelbyville has been awarded a $15,000 grant to support the start up of a new violence prevention project.

    The grant is provided by the Mission and Ministry Fund of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), the national health care system that includes KentuckyOne Health and Jewish Hospital Shelbyville.

  • Freedom Riding Center

    Address: 5280 Zaring Mill Road, Shelbyville


    Who we are:  Dawn Armes is the owner of Freedom Riding Center. She is a P.A.T.H. (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) certified riding instructor. She has a passion for brining a rider with any obstacle – such as fear, emotional, physical or mental – and pairing them with a horse to let the “Magic” happen. Horses heal!


  • Cooking up an American dream

    With a trailer behind his Ford truck, Moises Tejeda is chasing the American dream.

    For 18 years, he’s been working in construction, moving houses, but he’s ready for a change.

    “I’m getting old, I gotta start doing something else. [Construction] is hard on the body,” he said with a smile.

    So, Tejeda decided to lean over a hot grill, opening Taqueria la Nayarita, a Mexican food trailer, this summer. But it was the year before that his cooking flame was sparked.

  • Farmers downplay federal move to remove teens from tobacco fields

    While lawmakers in Washington push for a ban from children working in tobacco fields, local farmers aren’t quite sure that’s the right move.

    Current U.S. agriculture labor laws allow children 12 and older, with their parent's permission, to be hired for unlimited hours outside of school hours on a farm of any size. Also, youths of any age may work at any time in any job on a farm owned or operated by their parents.

    But that could change, as 35 House Democrats made a plea to U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez last week to stop that practice.

  • Downtown cafe focuses on fresh, local and affordable

    A downtown cafénearing one year in business is gaining popularity for trying to help and work with its customers.

    Harvest Coffee & Café, at 524 Main St., inside Masterpieces for your Home, has instituted a Pay-What-You-Can program once a week.

    “My husband, Ben, and I began Harvest with a dream to do something different in our hometown. We’ve been thrilled with how that dream has evolved,” co-owner Melinda Hardin said.

  • Chugging into expansion

    Edwards Moving and Rigging has long been known for transporting extremely large items all over the country, and now they’re adding another dimension at their location on Everett Hall Road in Shelbyville.

    Gathered in front of a newly established railroad spur, Edward’s representatives, local officials and other industry leaders held up a blue ribbon while company owner Mark Edwards ceremoniously snipped it to open the company’s new set of tracks.

  • Tobacco crop wet, but OK

    Despite a wet, soggy harvesting season, the tobacco crop is doing fairly well, according to area farmers.

    “It’s a good crop, even a big crop, but it’s wet,” said Paul Hornback, state senator and co-chair of the state Agriculture Committee who also owns a farm in the Bagdad area.

    Hornback said that wet conditions are making it difficult for farmers to dry and cure their tobacco.

    “It’s been very trying,” he said. “There have been some challenges.”

  • Former police officer finds niche as security director at mall

    “It’s settling in nicely,” said Steve Ladden of his post as head of security at the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass in Simpsonville.
    Ladden, 54, a Colorado native who has lived in Shelbyville for 12 years, was a police officer in Colorado Springs as well as head of security at the Citadel Mall there, so with 20 plus years of experience in the law enforcement field, he feels right at home in his new position.

  • Business briefcase: Sept. 19 , 2014

    Nation joins

    McDaniel Insurance


    Amy Nation, formally of Habitat for Humanity of Shelby County, has recently joined McDaniel Insurance Agency located at 602 Main Street in Shelbyville. To contact nation, call 502-909-0920.


    Massie honored as Guardian of Small Business by NFIB

  • Sigma stretches to new facility in Shelby County