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  • Fuel costs rising with the temps

    As we welcome spring, many of us emerge from a long winter spent in the comfort of our warm homes to celebrate the new season with picnics and trips to the lake.

    The aroma of barbeque chicken roasting on the grill and grass clippings fill in the air, our spirits rise with the temperature, as does the price of fuel, just when we need it most. 

    Last Wednesday fuel prices in Shelby County surpassed that fateful $2 mark, costing drivers about 50 cents more per gallon than last month, according to Gasbuddy.com.

  • Shelby pharmacy carrying overdose drug

     

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Crosley is expanding

    Having outgrown their 260,000 square-foot distribution and warehouse in Simpsonville, Crosley, an electronics and furniture company, is ready to expand. 

    “We need more space as our product line continues to grow,” Crosley CEO Bo LeMastus said.

    Crosley will lease a 255,000 square-foot building adjacent to their current Simpsonville facility in Kingbrook Commerce Park from their longtime landlord, Noltemeyer Capital.

    “We’ve been with them probably fifteen years,” he said.

  • 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.

  • Hot home market

    The temperatures in Kentucky right now might be unpredictable, but the mortgage forecast in Shelby County certainly hot.

    SmartAsset, a New York financial technology company, recently released its second annual study on the Best Places to Get a Mortgage and determined that Shelby County was ranked among one of the top 10 best counties in the state for securing a loan.

    To determine the top markets in the state, SmartAssest compared the likelihood of mortgage approval by county, mortgage rates, average five-year borrowing costs, and property taxes.