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Business

  • Right to work law in force

    There hasn’t been much time yet for workers or employers to determine the effects of Kentucky’s new right to work law, which Gov. Matt Bevin signed Jan. 8, officials say, but union leaders and lawmakers share opposing views of the future repercussions.

  • Kotheimer retiring after 4 decades

    Dr. Anita Kotheimer is a familiar face around Shelby County, and she very well should be after practicing medicine for nearly forty years.

    But now, at age 65, she says she is ready to take down her shingle, with plans to retire at the end of this month.

    “I’ve probably stayed as long as you can stay in medicine after thirty-six years of service,” she said with a chuckle.

    Since her latest contract is now up, she does not want to renew it because that would put her working into age 70.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION Shelby gaining new restaurant

    Though several fast food restaurants recently have developed second locations in the county, the community has long voiced a desire for new options.  Their cries may at last have been heard. 

    On Tuesday, during the regularly scheduled 6:30 p.m. meeting at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Shelbyville, the Triple S Planning commission will consider the development plan for Bojangles’ along Taylorsville Road on Mortown Way and Old Brunerstown Road in Shelby County, near the recently developed Taco Bell and Tractor Supply.

  • Gables growing

    If tenants have been waiting for someone else to test the waters at the recently redeveloped Shoppes at Blue Gables, they can comfortably dive in now.

    Shelby Preservation Group president Kerry Magan said about 20 potential tenants have come through to look at the spaces and the first units have been rented.

    “Our first tenant was Parkside Realty, locally represented by Jacob Gurney.  Jacob has been most helpful in publicizing the venue on Facebook.  He occupied the premises on January first,” Magan said. 

  • Retirement rush

    It’s no secret that Kentucky has one of the worst funded pension systems in the nation, but it’s the unknown that has employees of the commonwealth so concerned.  And those concerns have many seeking retirement options a bit sooner than they may have planned.

  • Adult Ed launches Skills U

    Shelby County Adult Education announced last week a new brand and logo for their free instructional programming.

  • Bagdad pet sitter earns certification

    Kelly Catlett, owner of Waggs 2 Whiskers, has taken the next step in her animal loving business journey, becoming a certified professional pet sitter.

    Catlett established her pet-sitting, Bagdad-based business five years ago and immediately became a part of Pet Sitters International, the world’s largest educational association for professional pet sitters, which represents nearly 7,000 independent professional in-home, pet-care businesses.

  • Midland moving forward

    Dust has been stirring up around the Midland Shopping Center lately.  With renovations in the vacant space adjacent to the recently developed Planet Fitness, the building is showing signs of a pending vendor in the wait, but developers have yet to respond to The Sentinel-News regarding their plans.

    The former Tractor Supply building down the sidewalk is also getting spruced up.

    Doug Thurman, who is listed as the contact on the building, shed some light on the work, although he could not yet name the possible tenant.

  • Flying Angels takes flight

    With an aim of highlighting cheer and tumbling in the Shelby County community, cheerleading veteran Angel Meece has opened her own gym in the heart of the Saddlebred region.

    Located at 1545 Midland Trail, adjacent to Andrews Pharmacy, Flying Angels Cheer and Tumble opened May 1 and has already generated nearly 50 students in the short time.

    Meece said she is living out her dreams.

  • A welcoming touch

    Shelby County is already known for its reputation as the Saddlebred Capital of the World and now it's well on its way to carving out another distinction as a Mecca for visitors.

    Tourism officials released figures on last year's financial scenario a few days ago to coincide with National Travel and Tourism week, and Katie Fussenegger, executive director of ShelbyKY Tourism Commission, expressed satisfaction with Shelby's progress in 2016.