• Andriot ends a fashion era in Shelbyville with retirement

    He has decked them out in poodle skirts, bell-bottoms, disco duds, and everything in between, all the while maintaining a fashion-plate appearance himself.

    But now, at age 71, Shelbyville's beloved clothing merchant, Billy Andriot, is retiring and closing one of the oldest, continuous, family-operated enterprises in Shelby County.


    Address: 148 Midland Blvd, Shelbyville


  • Real estate deeds: Sept. 23-Oct. 3, 2013

    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.

    SEPT. 23-30

    Wells Fargo Financial Kentucky Inc. to Clyde M. and Brenda C. Morgan, Lot 50, Meadowbrook, Section III, Phase I, $135,000

  • Bingo! to be heard again this weekend

    The Dorman Center Bingo operation finally this weekend will get its chance to hold sessions in its new building, the former Bluegrass Bowling Center in Shelbyville.

    Kitty Simpson, who, with her husband, Scott, runs the bingo operation for the Dorman Center, in March had announced intentions to move that program from Simpsonville, and tonight – after numerous delays – will be the opening event.

  • Three Shelby companies nominated for We Care Award

    Three Shelby County businesses were nominated for Republic Bank’s 2013 We Care Award, and one of them – the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office – expressed considerable pride in the honor.

    Thirty-nine companies were nominated with three, the sheriff’s office, Martinrea Heavy Stamping and Process Machinery, coming from Shelby County.

  • CUB returns 125-year investment

    Today is a big day at Citizens Union Bank’s main branch on Midland Trail, where the bank’s 125th anniversary celebration will culminate with a luncheon, speakers and more, well, celebrating.

    An anniversary ribbon-cutting today will be held at 10: 30 a.m., and state Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) and state Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) will be on hand along with Shelbyville l Mayor Tom Hardesty. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

  • Business Q&A: William Brammell
  • Building permits: Oct. 18, 2013

    Donald Hamilton Builders, 36 Smithfield Road, patio homes, 4,480 square feet, $250,000

    James Huckaby, 1524 Ridgeview Court, Richland, WA, house, 4,382 square feet, $300,000

    Robert Howell, 104 Dublin Lane, Shelbyville, house, 2,207 square feet, $115,000

    Dale Curtsiner, 3350 Shelbyville Road, Shelbyville, addition to home, 760 square feet, $20,000

    Eric Swisher, 471 Frankfort Road, Shelbyville, addition to comm., 800 square feet, $4,000

    Solomon Lodge #5, 771 Frankfort Road, Shelbyville, sign, 40 square feet, $4,322

  • Bookfest raises nearly $5,000

    The annual Bookfest sale of used books to benefit literacy set an all-time high last week, raising “just a hair under five thousand,” Bill Matthews said.

    Matthews, the president of the Shelby County Friends of the Library, which sponsors the event with The Sentinel-News, said this year’s event was one of the best the groups have seen.

  • Chamber helping Shelby businesses go mobile

    Kentucky ranks 45th in the nation when it comes to technology according to the Milken Institute, an independent economic think tank.

    “This index shows the resurgence of the science and tech sectors, and the importance of innovation in state economies,” Kevin Klowden, managing economist at the Milken, said in a release earlier this year. “States that are traditionally strong in science and technology have come out of the recession on the backs of those sectors.”