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Business

  • A lifetime of labor

    In 1894 Grover Cleveland signed a law establishing Labor Day as a federal holiday.  However, this historical moment arrived twelve years after Labor Day was first celebrated in New York City, on September 5, 1882.

    On that day, ten thousand workers marched from City Hall to Union Square, marking the first Labor Day parade in history.

    In addition, workers gathered for picnics, concerts and speeches as a strike to demonstrate an opposition to unfair treatment in the labor industry.

  • NEW BUSINESS: The Hair Studio

    Address: 7201 Shelbyville Road, Simpsonville

    Who we are:Ronda Dees and Sherry McCoun have opened a new business in Simpsonville.  Together, Ronda and Sherry have 50 years of experience being hairdressers.  The two were also the former owners of Salon 722. The Hair Studio was formerly home to a barbershop during the 1960’s through the early ‘80’s.

    What we do: The Hair Studio offers hairstyling expertise including services like haircuts, colors, and perms. 

  • Hey Joe!

    When one door closes another door often opens.  The saying is true in the case of 1637 Midland Trail, where Beef ‘O’ Brady’s closed its doors last fall.

    Now more than a year later the doors are swinging back open and the space is being revitalized as a new restaurant moves in.

    Joe Bishop, owner of Bungalow Joe’s Bar & Grill, 7813 Beulah Church Road, Louisville, is clearing the dust and making plans for his second location in the Middleton Station shopping center.

  • Corn crop good, but not record

    Farmers in Shelby County, like the rest of the state, aren’t as optimistic about a record corn crop as they were earlier in the summer. However, most do predict a very good year and are still holding out hope that the weather could boost it closer to last year’s record numbers.

    “I would say that some spots in the county might be as good as last year, but others may only get seventy to eighty bushels [per acre],” farmer Kevin Smith said. “I don’t think it will equal the corn crop we had last year.”

  • Kroger to add extensive new clothing line

    Kroger is preparing to take one-stop shopping to a new level.

    By Thanksgiving the Shelbyville store – along with two others in Lexington – will carry an entire new line of merchandise.

    What’s more, officials say, the addition of a large selection of clothing and shoes will necessitate hiring a dozen new employees at Kroger Marketplace on Boone Station Road.

  • Golf enthusiasts flock to Shelbyville

    With Valhalla Golf Club less than 20 minutes away on Shelbyville Road just across the Jefferson County line, Shelby businesses are seeing an influx of people attending the prestigious 96th PGA Championship being played.

    The tournament began yesterday, but Shelby businesses owners say they have been getting people in all week from the practice rounds, shopping, eating and staying at the three lodging facilities.

  • Business briefcase: Aug.8 , 2014

    Local farmer appointed to

    Farm Credit Mid-America Board

    Mary Courtney of Bagdad, Kentucky has been appointed to the Farm Credit Mid-America Board of Directors. Her one-year term began July 1.

    Courtney raisesburley tobacco, grain, vegetable produce and cattle on more than 600 acres in central Kentucky. Along with her husband, Shane, they co-own Courtney Farms and Lawns of Perfection. She serves on the board of the Shelby County Farm Bureau and is a member of the Shelby County Extension Council.

  • A showing business

    While perusing the isles of Masterpieces for Your Home on Main Street, you can’t miss a booth overflowing with horse related products and Shelby County décor.

    Eeta Sachon, owner of the Parisian Horse, has formed a living out of marketing the Bluegrass State and Shelby County, featuring everything from horseshoe-adorned spoons to Kentucky embroidered pillows.

    And the Shelbyville Horse Show is what got it all started.

    Attending the horse shows in Kentucky inspired her to move to Shelby County.

  • Shopping for a cause

    The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass is scheduled to open to the general public Thursday and with between 20,000 and 40,000 shoppers expected a plethora of concerns for the impending traffic issues and parking availability have been expressed.

    However, there’s a great alternative for those that want to shop Simpsonville’s new 364,000-square-foot retail center before everyone else and also avoid the opening day traffic on Buck Creek and Veechdale roads just south of Interstate 64.

  • State approves tax incentives for Katayama expansion

    Shelbyville’s industrial community received a boon Thursday when a local plant got good news from state economic development officials.

    Katayama American Inc. received preliminary approval from the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority $200,000 in tax incentives toward a $16.8 million addition to its plant on Midland Industrial Drive.