• Business Q&A: Martin Washburn

    Martin Washburn has served northeast Shelby County residents for the past 11 years as fire chief of the Pleasureville Fire Department. He’s also the deputy director of emergency management in Henry County. A native of Henry, he also worked for 25 years for Safety Kleen. He talked with Brad Bowman about his experiences as how he views the fire-fighting business.


    BRAD BOWMAN: Why did you want to be fire chief?

  • Business Q&A: Libby Adams

    The Shelby County Industrial & Development recently held a long-range planning session led by Greg Coker to develop its long-range plans and set a course. This is the first such session since 2005. Libby Adams, 55, a native of Shelby County, has been with the foundation since August 1992 and has been its executive director since 2003, serving with CEO Bobby Hudson in developing industrial properties and luring manufacturers to the county. She took a few moments to discuss the planning session and the state of the industrial base in the county.


  • NEW BUSINESS: McDaniel Insurance Agency llc

    Physical address: 602 Main St., Suite 2  (upstairs) Shelbyville


    Who we are:  Deanna McDaniel has lived in Shelby County for more than 37 years.  She has been in the insurance industry for 20 years.  Having worked as an agent in Louisville for many years, she has taken the opportunity to serve the individuals and businesses in her hometown. With experience and expertise in commercial, personal and farm insurance, McDaniel and the agency staff will be able to serve all insurance needs.


  • NEW BUSINESS: Double D's

    Address: 899 Van Dyke Mill Road, Taylorsville


    Who we are: Owner and technician Daniel Dempsey, formerly of Derby Cycles, has more than 15 years experience working go-carts, motorcycles and other recreational vehicles. Dempsey attended MMI in Arizona and has devoted his life to this repair work.


  • NEW BUSINESS: Mallory Farmstead

    Address: 115 Old Mount Eden Road, Shelbyville

    Who we are: Alan, Rita, and Sarah Mallory have opened a vegetable/farm products business at their home in Shelbyville. Alan Mallory works in patient accounting with Signature Healthcare, Rita Mallory is a corporate representative and adjunct instructor for Mid-Continent University, and Sarah Mallory is a fashion and graphic designer in Nashville. Alan and Rita started their married life as farmers and took a 20-year break from the industry only to return in 2012.


  • NEW BUSINESS: Shirtframe, LLC dba Shart.com

    Address:  2035 Long Run Road, Louisville, KY, 40245

  • NEW BUSINESS: Executive Cigar

    Address: 799 Aristocrat Court, Suite 6, Simpsonville

    Who we are:Co-Owners Gary Rivoli and Jason M. Loishave opened a new cigar outlet in Simpsonville that caters to those who are aficionados. They focus on passion, service and expertise in an effort to separate Executive Cigar from other establishments. The store will provide private memberships that allow members to maintain their favorite cigars and beverages on on-site.


    Address: 855 Kentucky St., Shelbyville

  • NEW BUSINESS: Southern Water Treatment Services Co., Inc

    Address: 305 Kentucky St., Shelbyville.

  • NEW BUSINESS: Masterpieces For Your Home

    Address: 524 Main St., Shelbyville

    Who we are:Masterpieces For Your Home is a family owned and operated business. The family has experience working together in antiques, real estate, home decorations, multilevel importing and exporting. The daily operations of the store are handled by Theresa Hardin and Marta Burk. Hardin is the founder of a local ministry outreach, and she said she looks forward to this latest venture with her family and that she feels truly blessed to get this opportunity.