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  • Taking it to the next level

    A recent promotion for Shelbyville resident Matthew Collins has been a divine experience in his life.

    In May, Collins, director of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary's Ernest Miller White Library, was promoted from associate to full professor of bibliography and research.

    His promotion follows an extensive review of his performance as a professor, his role as director of the library, and his contributions to the Louisville Seminary community, said Chris Wooten, director of communications at the seminary.

  • Local funeral director profiled

    A summer job at a funeral home turned Lisa Wright’s life around – so much so that she knew immediately that she had discovered her true calling in life.

    Wright, a funeral director and embalmer of 20 years – the last 15 at Shannon Funeral Home – told her story so eloquently at a professional women’s conference last spring for female funeral directors that they chose her to profile in their national publication.

  • 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.

  • Edwards recognized as top workplace

    Edwards Moving & Rigging has been honored as one of the best places to work in Kentucky for the second year in a row.

    Moving up from 34 last year, the Shelbyville-based company took the 10th spot this year in the small business category.

    Edwards Moving & Rigging specializes in providing heaving lifting and transport solutions for exceptionally large loads. The company was founded in 1961 and is currently located at 200 Everett Hall Road in Shelbyville.

  • Tree service branches out in park

    If you've driven by the softball fields at Clear Creek Park and wondered why huge trucks sporting cherry pickers are parked there on a regular basis, there's a simple explanation, say park officials.

    "They’re doing a lot of tree trimming and cutting all around Shelby and surrounding counties, so we work in partnership with them," said Shelby County Parks and Recreation Director Shawn Pickens.

  • Shelby auctioneer earns marketing management designation

    With more and more consumers turning to auctions to buy and sell items, a local auctioneer has taken his experience to the next level in helping his customers in their quest to buy and sell at auction.

    “Auctioneers are expanding their services both live and online,” said Shawn Willard, an auctioneer and co-owner at H. Barry Smith Realtors and Auctioneers, LLC. 

  • Larry Rogers named new MUW campaign chair

    Members of the Shelby County Metro United Way team say it is with great pleasure they announce Larry Rogers as their new campaign chair for 2017.

    Roberta Steutermann, senior regional community giving manager for Metro United Way, said she is so excited to work with Rogers at the helm of the campaign this year.

    “This year we really thought about who we wanted and everybody at the table all agreed that who we wanted was Larry Rogers,” she said, noting his connections and respect in the community run deep.

  • Prom can be a pretty penny

    Between purchasing tickets, dinner, hair, makeup, nails, flowers, photography and a limousine rental, the cost of attending prom can get pricey even before the cost of a dress and the accessories are taken into account.

    According to Promgirl, you can expect to spend between a few hundred and up to a few thousand for the special night.

    In fact, a survey from Visa noted in 2015 that parents spend an average of $989 on their daughters and $893 on their sons to attend prom.

  • New medical practice offers fresh approach

    Dr. Laura White, a pediatrician of 10 years in Shelby County, has opened a new medical practice called Future Hope Total Health.

    The practice, which opened in January, is located in the same building as her pediatrics practice, Future Hope Pediatrics, at 231 Midland Park in Shelbyville, with a staff of three, herself, her son Austin, as administrator, and her husband, Mark, as health coach and personal trainer.

    Mark White said he wanted to clear up some confusion about the status of his wife’s two practices.