• Matthews releases historic postcard book

    A veteran publisher from Shelby County this fall will return to book shelves with a unique look at the history of Shelby County and its northern and southern neighbors.

    William E. Matthews and Historic Kentucky Inc. is releasing Historic Postcard Art – Shelby, Henry, Spencer counties – 1900-2013, which contains more than 200 postcards issued as long ago as the early 20th century. The cards tell much about the rich history of the three counties.

  • Gallery celebrates its struggle

    Shelby Artists on Main is celebrating its 10-year anniversary, but the past decade has been anything but easy for the art gallery that has become a staple of Main Street in Shelbyville.

    “Right now, because of the economy, we need members, just to keep the doors open,” said Sharla McClain, treasurer and a 9-year member of the group. “The last three or four years, we haven’t had as many artists, because it is a commitment for the artist. We don’t have any paid help. We all volunteer to work at the gallery and so it’s a commitment.”

  • Homearama 2013 kicks off Saturday

    Homerama 2013, the annual showcase of homes and designers, will feature two locations.

    Locust Creek, which has hosted Homearama five times, is on Shelbyville Road just west of Simpsonville about one mile from the Shelby County boarder. Developers CMB will have eight homes on display this year. The company also built and developed Fairway Crossing, the Shelbyville community adjacent to Weissinger Hills Golf Course.

    Rock Springs, on Ballardsville Road near the intersection of Interstate 71 and the Gene Snyder Freeway, is the second location.

  • Business Briefcase: July 12, 2013

    Webb new owner, broker for RE/MAX Performance Realty

    Barry Webb is the new owner and broker for RE/MAX Performance Realty, the Shelbyville company announced Wednesday. Webb

    Webb has been a real estate agent since May, 1980 and joined RE/MAX

    Performance Realty in July 2005. Webb said that he is very excited about beginning his new adventure as a broker/owner and is looking forward to keeping the family atmosphere and bond that the agents have in and out of the office.

  • Hosparus to shut down facility in Shelby in October

    The Hosparus office in Shelbyville will be shutting its doors in October due to Medicare cuts, according to the staff, but they say those that use the services need not worry.

    “It won’t affect patient care at all, we’re still committed to patients and families in Shelby and surrounding communities, that won’t change – we just won’t have a physical location there [in Shelbyville],” said Stephanie Smith, director of communication for Hosparus in Louisville.

  • Business briefcase: July 5, 2013

    Masonic Home only facility in state to win national award

    Masonic Home of Shelbyville has received another big honor: It’s the only facility in Kentucky and one of 59 nationally to receive the 2013 Silver National Quality Award from the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living, which highlights communities that serve as models of excellence in providing high-quality long-term care.

  • UNDERWOOD: Leading through cooperation

    Balancing between understanding and caring about how another feels and getting the job done is not easy, but it can be done. Whether we are a parent, grandparent, teacher, business owner, manager, or coach, our challenge is the same.

    How can we reach our goals in and through those with whom we are responsible while maintaining some empathy for the other’s point of view? This article will address this challenge and offer some ideas about how to keep focus on the outcome while appreciating how it feels to the others involved.

  • Seminar shines light on Medicare confusion

    What is a “doughnut hole?”

    No, not the tasty kind, but the Medicare-related financial trouble kind. It was just one of the many questions a handful of people asked during a Medicare seminar at the Shelbyville Senior Community Center on Monday night.

  • Booming fireworks business picks up in Shelby County

    As the 4th of July holiday approaches, fireworks stands are popping up all over the state and the county.

    And it’s big business. The amount of consumer fireworks used each year has increased from 102 million pounds in 2000 to 185 million pounds last year, according to the American Pyrotechnics Association. The sales reached a peak of 255 million in 2005. However, the number of display fireworks, those used by professionals, has decreased from a high of 64.1 million pounds in 2002 to just 22 million pounds in 2011 and 2012.

  • Business briefcase: June 28, 2013

    Best Western Shelbyville receives national award

    For the second consecutive year, Best Western Shelbyville has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor for Business, a Web-based travel company.

    A release said the awards are made to businesses that are top performers based on quality, guest satisfaction and business performance as derived from customer feedback. Quarterly service scores also are measured by the company. The certificate is awarded to those who rank in the 10 percent worldwide, the release said.