• Local firm earns international safety recognition

    The engineering consulting firm of Biagi Chance Cummins London Titzer Inc. (BCCLT), along with the University of Kentucky, was recognized last week at the Secured Cities Conference in Baltimore for their implementation of their innovative security project for the campus.

    Global security, risk and emergency management professionals from around the world competed for the top honors for security initiatives for cities, educational campuses, health care facilities and mass transit.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION: Diageo to request more warehouses, zone changes


    Shelby County’s newest distillery, Bulleit Bourbon, owned by Diageo America’s Supply, Inc. has more business with the Triple S Planning Commission next week.

    The commission will meet Tuesday at 6:30 at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington Street in Shelbyville, and will hear an amended development plan proposing six additional warehouses and two zone change requests for the distillery.

  • Roll Forming Aerospace recognized for safety measures


    For the second time in three years, Roll Forming has been recognized for their excellence in safety and health achievements.

    Roll Forming has six plants in across three states and manufactures structural metal parts used for various industries, including aerospace.

    Monday morning, employees with the Aerospace division at Roll Forming enjoyed a luncheon and a ceremony at Claudia Sanders Dinner House in honor of their excellence in health and safety.

  • Outlet mall still ‘trending up’

    Three months after its grand opening, the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass continues to exceed everyone’s expectations as far as sales and numbers of shoppers, retailers say.

    “We did better than they expected us to do as far as the numbers they gave us. We've kind of blown those out of the water,” said Shelly Stutzman, store leader of the Dress Barn.

  • Finding the gift of time

    With Christmas just seven weeks away, time is running short to get prepared for the holiday season.  You can buy presents, hams, stockings, and décor but the one thing you need most this time of year is the one thing money can’t buy – time. Or can it?

    Kim Critchlow, who holds a Doctorate of Management in Organizational Leadership, is selling the gift of time with her delivery and personal shopping services.

  • JHS implements new electronic records system

    Big changes at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville may not be readily noticeable to patients, but they will certainly benefit from the results, say hospital officials.

    “We have been on this journey for over a year, and went live with the electronic medical record on Saturday, September sixth, and it’s been great,” said Chief Nursing Officer Anne Spencer.

    The OneCare program’s goal is to transform health care by creating a shared, electronic universal health record for each patient in the KentuckyOne Health system.

  • A higher purpose for a new event space


    The vacant building located at 533 Main Street in Shelbyville, adjacent to La Cocina De Mama, is now being put to good use.

    Torrey Smith of Torrey Smith Realty Company is the current owner of the property and said there has been a lot of discussion in regards to the use of the space.

    But while there has been much speculation floating around concerning the anticipated use of the 2,200 square foot building – including talks of a craft brewery – Smith said those are just rumors.

  • Business briefcase: Oct. 31, 2014

    Masonic Home’s Carey

    honored by state group

    Masonic Home of Shelbyville’s Director of Environmental Services Don Carey was awarded the Supportive Services Award by the state’s largest industry association, LeadingAge Kentucky, recognizing his devotion to the residents throughout his 35 years at the Home.

    Carey is responsible for the maintenance of the 113-year-old building and nearly 200 acres.

  • CUB employees host annual

    For the third year in a row, employees of Citizens Union Bank teamed up to volunteer at charitable and other organizations throughout the county.

    The bank chose Oct. 13, Columbus Day, to do community work so it wouldn’t affect employees’ schedules, said CUB CEO David Bowling.

  • Crop insurance can pay off

    A storm that produced hail in the northern portion of the county last week didn’t cause much damage overall in Shelby, but farming business suffered heavy losses.

    Amanda Gadzik, co-owner of Mulberry Orchard near Bagdad, said that about 98 percent of the apple crop – about 200 bushels – was damaged to the extent they couldn’t be sold as whole fruit.