• A peek inside the new outlet mall

    Leadership Shelby’s class of 2014 toured Simpsonville’s new Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass on Wednesday, and The Sentinel-News tagged along to show what residents can expect when the mall opens in late July, early August.

    Located just south of Interstate 64 at the intersection of Buck Creek and Veechdale roads, the mall is a partnership between Horizon Group Properties and CBL & Associates.

    On the tour, the class was told that there would be a luxury wing, featuring Sak’s Off Fifth Avenue, True Religion, Vineyard Vines and Gucci.

  • New Business: Inspirations Child Care

    Address: 7387 Shelbyville Road, Simpsonville

  • Business briefcase: May 23, 2014

    Gas prices see record price diversity

    as Memorial Day weekend approaches

    The nationwide average price of gasoline some seven days ahead of the Memorial Day weekend is almost identical with price levels seen in 2013 and 2012, but dramatic differences are observed when one moves beyond the average and examines detailed fuel prices in states and cities, according to a study by GasBuddy.com. 

  • Real estate deeds: April 28-May 6

    Deeds are compiled from data posted on the Shelby County Clerk’s Web site. Property descriptions are based on the best available information provided in the database and may in fact refer to property and thoroughfares no longer formally identified. Financial terms include any value of the property stated on the deed, even if that amount did not change hands.

    April 28-May 6

    Winfred Thomas Estate and Executors Betty Thomas and Ben Allen Thomas IV to Betty Thomas and Ben Allen Thomas IV, Lots 21 Colony, $170,000

  • Charitable activity a viable part of Shelby’s economy

    Raising money for the less fortunate is big business in Shelby County, bringing in hundreds of thousands of dollars annually, which is funneled back out to the community’s less fortunate citizens and organizations. 

    One nonprofit organization, the Shelby County Community Foundation, which got its start more than two decades ago, is actually responsible for helping many of the county's 501(c)3s get their start, said its chairman.


    Address: 7205 Shelbyville Rd., Simpsonville


    Who we are: Scott and Geni Mattingly are a local couple who have experience in almost every facet of the electrical contracting business for a combined total of more than 25 years.


    What we do: PROVISION Concepts, LLC is a fully licensed and insured electrical contracting and service providing company. We have a number of services available including but not limited to:

  • Business briefcase: May 16, 2014

    Crahan recognized by LPL Financial

    K.C. Crahan, an independent LPL financial advisor at Crahan Wealth Management in Shelbyvile, 529 Main Street, has been recognized as a top financial advisor and named to the LPL Financial Freedom club. This distinction is based on an annual production of the approximately 13,500 registered advisors nationwide who are supported by LPL Financial.

  • O’Brien Ford working on expansion

    Construction crews have been hard a work at O’Brien Ford clearing more space for a planned expansion.

    O’Brien of Shelbyville moved into the market in 2008 when it purchased the Ford dealership from Robert Pearce and family, and over six years they have invested heavily in the property at 720 Mount Eden Road, building a new service center and sales center and expanding the lot.

    General Manager Mark Grin said this expansion could mean more for customers down the road.

  • Cardiologist to leave JHS for Norton

    Dr. Dale Gordon Senior, a cardiologist at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, will leave his practice there to begin a new one with Norton Healthcare.

    Senior, who currently still has an office at the hospital, has declined to comment on the move.

    However, Thomas Johnson, vice president of public relations with Norton Healthcare, confirmed that Senior would be on board with Norton in August.

  • From money to ministry

    A Bagdad building that has housed a bank for nearly a century has now changed its focus from money to ministry.

    The red brick building that has been a landmark in Bagdad since it was built in 1918 sits just across the street from the B&N Food Mart on Elmburg Road and has always housed a bank – first the People’s Bank of Bagdad, then Republic Bank and most recently Citizens Union Bank.

    But when CUB decided to close its Bagdad branch in February, bank officials recognized the importance of the building to the community.