• Crosley will occupy warehouse in Kingbrook

    A name was finally put to a warehouse/distribution center planned for Kingbrook Commerce Park in Simpsonville.

    Crosley, an electronics and furniture company, will open in March 2014 a 260,000-square-foot center in the industrial park that stretches along Buck Creek Road between U.S. 60 and the Shelby County Flea Market. Officials from Crosley, Noltemeyer Capital, and the city of Simpsonville made the announcement on Wednesday afternoon in a groundbreaking ceremony at the site.

  • Business briefcase: May 31, 2013

    Shelby Energy’s Waford receives national award from Touchstone

    Shelby Energy’s Member Services Manager Candi Waford was awarded the 2013 Brand Champion Award in May at the annual CONNECT Conference in Orlando, Fla. Along with 10 other co-op employees, Waford was recognized for her exceptional efforts in making the Touchstone Energy Cooperative’s brand attain the company’s goals for reaching customers.

  • Habitat revamps its board in Shelby

    New faces, new goals but the same mission – addressing the issues of poverty housing – are in place for the Shelby County chapter of Habitat For Humanity.

    Habitat, which has a presence in more than 90 countries since its establishment in Georgia in 1976, boasts of building more than 200,000 houses that shelter more than 1 million people.

    And now the organization, which has built several homes in Shelby County, has a new look.

  • CUB announces 2 new directors

    Steve Higdon and Gary Stewart, two veteran business leaders and owners from Louisville, have been elected as members of Citizens Union Bank’s board of directors.

    Higdon is vice president of Global Communications for Papa Johns International, Inc., and Stewart is a certified public account and a retired partner with Crowe Horwath LLP and Eskew and Gresham PSC.

    CUB President David Bowling said that Higdon and Stewart are a welcome additions to the board.

  • Real estate deeds: May 31, 2013

    Deeds are compile 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.

    May 13-19

    Federal National Mortgage Association to Richard C. Lawrence and Christa Harmon, 5.52 acres, Tract 5, Buzzard Roost Farms, $63,000

  • Business briefcase: May 24, 2013

    Masonic’s Farmer, Gordon honored by state association

    Masonic Home of Shelbyville’s Donna Farmer was presented the Kentucky Assisted Living Facilities Association’s 2013 Leadership Award, and Anna Gordon received the Outstanding Caregiver Award at the association’s annual meeting last week.

  • No-till approach becoming the norm for farmers

    It’s that time of year again, when farmers are out in their fields planting their crops.

    And for most crop farmers – tobacco being the exception – a method known as “no-till planting” is used increasingly.

    Instead of “digging up” the ground to plant the coming year’s seed, planting machines make a narrow initial slice in the ground, drop the seed in and then close the slice up again.

  • Real estate deeds: May 24, 2013

    April 29-May 4

    Billy Joe Wood to Wood Home Services & Rentals LLC, 1.01 acres, Tract A, Ed Ferry Jr. Farm, $42,500

    Vaughn W. and Debbie A. Payne to John C. and Tina L. Morris, 5.012 acres, Lot 12, Hidden Creek Woods, $90,000

    Helen M. and Adolph Joseph Cleary to Adolph J. and Helen M. Cleary Trusts, 85 acres on Six Mile Creek, $220,000

    Lena, Nesia  and Morris Stivers Jr. to Lena Stivers, Lot 28, Village View, Section I, $1 and considerations

  • Metzger’s starts its own Crusade

    Most everyone is familiar with the charitable work of fire departments across the state raising money for the WHAS Crusade For Children.

    And as the Crusade ramps up for the 60th time this year for its event June 1-2, the organization has set an ambitious goal of $6 million for its diamond anniversary.

    Firefighters collect about 50 percent of the funds through different events and roadside collections, but where does the other half come from?

    Well, one business in Shelby County is getting into the act.

  • Business briefcase: May 17, 2013

    Jasper honors Bailey’s Auto as its top shop in Kentucky

    Roy Bailey, owner of Bailey’s Service Center is Shelbyville, has been honored by Jasper Engines & Transmission as the company’s No. 1 automotive repair shop in Kentucky.

    Casey Hanlon of Jasper was in Shelbyville recently to present the award to Bailey, whose garage had installed more of Jasper’s engines and transmissions than any other independent shop in Kentucky for four consecutive years.