• Weakley retires from CUB board

    E.Ryburn Weakley of Bagdad was recognized at the Citizens Union Bancorp Shareholders meeting on April 22for his years of service as a Director of Citizens Union Bank, after retiring January. 

    He became a member of the Board of Directors of Citizens Union Bank in 1986 when the bank acquired Farmers & Traders Bank. Since that time, the bank has grown from serving a single county to seven counties and now has more than $500 million in assets.

    Weakley said that in addition to being on the board, he was also on the bank’s loan committee.

  • Fruits of their labor

    There’s nothing like a beautiful, sunny day to get people in the moody to buy fresh produce, especially after a long, dreary winter season.

    But the crowd at opening day at Shelby County Farmers Market Saturday had an even broader scope of interest than just buying – they were ready to socialize.

  • Business trends positive for 2016

    The arrival of 2016 brings with it a continuation of an economic expansion that has been ongoing for the past few years in Shelby County.

    “Everything in the past year has been positive, and I think that 2016 is on track to be a very good year for Shelby County economically, as far as industry goes,” said Libby Adams, executive director of the Shelby County Industrial and Development Foundation. “We’ve seen a lot of industries expand.”

    That expansion has been seen throughout Shelby County, especially in Shelbyville and Simpsonville.

  • Shelby pharmacy carrying overdose drug


  • CVS to offer overdose drug, Naloxone, by end of March

    About a month after telling The Sentinel-News that it didn’t know when, or if, it would provide access to the opioid overdose-reversal medication Naloxone without a prescription in Kentucky, CVS Health announced this week that it will expand it’s Naloxone program by the end of March at its CVS Pharmacy locations here and seven other states, including Connecticut, Maryland, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Ohio, Virginia and Vermont.

  • Showcase highlights the vibrant Shelby business scene

    For the 14th year the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce will flood Shelby County High School’s Mike Casey Gymnasium for its annual iShop Shelby Community Showcase, and the showcase will highlight a new kind of shopping this year – job shopping.

  • Turning art form into function

    If you have a golf lover in your life, a local golf pro may have just the thing for a great gift.

    Derrick Griffitts, PGA professional and course superintendent at the Clear Creek Golf Course, has come up with a unique way of turning old golf clubs into new treasures – making belt buckles out of the metal logos on the bottom of the club.

    Last year Griffitts established Sole Plate Designs, www.soleplatedesigns.com, which showcases some of the 25 or so buckles he has made so far, and offers people the opportunity to have one made to their specifications.

  • Wendy’s charges restaurant tax by mistake

    Wendy’s Restaurant is back on track after mistakenly overcharging customers for nearly a month.

    That overage, totaling $2,973, was in the form of a 3 percent tax Wendy’s was charging customers for the newly instituted Shelbyville restaurant tax.

    The problem is, however, that the restaurant is not located within the city limits of Shelbyville, but instead in the county. Officials from Wendy’s corporate office said a customer brought the mistake to their attention.

  • Mild winter not reflected in seasonal sales

    Milder winter conditions do not seem to have had much of an impact on the sale of snow-related items in Shelby, retailers say, especially in the wake of the latest cold snap that brought as much as 4 inches of snow to parts of the county.

    “Our salt and snow shovels are pretty much out the door completely, anything to do with snow,” said Travis Winston, manager of Rural King. “We are also sold out of sleds.”

    But in anticipation of another cold spell this winter, he said the store would stock up at least one more time.

  • CVS implementing narcotic antidote program

    A national chain drugstore is expanding its program of offering a narcotic overdose antidote without a prescription.

    The program began two years ago in Rhode Island and has now expanded to cover nearly a third of the nation, but it will not be offered in the commonwealth, said officials for CVS Pharmacy.