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Business

  • Longtime CPA firm still open under new ownership

    A longtime company, J. Sutherland CPA on the 1000 block of Washington Street, is under new ownership.

    Roberts CPA Group purchased the company after the death of Joe Sutherland in July.

    Sutherland, a Shelbyville native, had been a certified public account since 1967 when he joined the firm of Andrew Johns as partner. In 1982, the firm became J. Sutherland CPA, and he maintained it until his death at age 74.

    Kevin Roberts, the new owner of the business, said the firm would continue in the same capacity that it always has.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION – Zaxby’s plans for Simpsonville

    It’s been just five months since the opening of The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass, and development surrounding the 50-acre site in Simpsonville is already booming.

    Earlier this month Bob Evans held their grand opening and more interested developers are buzzing around the Buck Creek and Veechdale roads intersection, as rumors of incoming hotels and restaurants have been floating in the air for months.

  • Zoning recommendation questioned

    The Shelbyville City Council had an extensive list of questions for the developers of property located on the corner of Breighton Circle and Brunerstown Road when the council convened Thursday at City Hall.

    The council, and members of the public, had many concerns for the development of the property located just off the interstate, and questioned the recommendation they received from the Triple S zoning commission.

  • Shelby continues positive business trend

    The arrival of 2015 brings with it a continuation of an economic expansion that has been ongoing for the past few years in Shelby County.

    The exciting thing, say business leaders, is that situation shows no signs of slowing down.

    “I don’t think there’s going to be any decline in industry,” said Libby Adams, executive director of the Shelby County Industrial and Development Foundation.

  • Will’s Grill opens in Simpsonville

    The temperature might be blistering cold in Kentucky this week, but things heated up in Simpsonville Wednesday when Will’s Grill officially opened for business.

    Halfway through the day, owner Will Hawkins said business was already booming.

    “We fed about 96 people that came into the store but we probably put out 150 orders,” he said.

    The take-out BBQ restaurant had a successful grand opening day, despite a few hiccups with the payment system.

  • Will’s Grill opens in Simpsonville

    The temperature might be blistering cold in Kentucky this week, but things heated up in Simpsonville Wednesday when Will’s Grill officially opened for business.

    Halfway through the day, owner Will Hawkins said business was already booming.

    “We fed about 96 people that came into the store but we probably put out 150 orders,” he said.

    The take-out BBQ restaurant had a successful grand opening day, despite a few hiccups with the payment system.

  • New development for the new year

    Locals tend to boast that Shelby County is an area capable of maintaining a small-town atmosphere while still being large enough to provide financial stability for its residents.

    In 2014, the county enjoyed economic development and growth with the opening of the Shoppes at the Bluegrass Outlet Mall, the construction of two new school buildings, the addition and expansion of several manufacturing warehouses, and a new solid waste and recycling facility.

  • Masters closes shop after 4 decades of business

     

    After a successful 40-year run, Charlie and Lafayette Masters will close the doors today on Masters Equipment Co., a family operated business the brothers have operated together since 1974.

    Charlie Masters explained that the business unexpectedly got its start all those years ago after his brother and father took a trip to Wisconsin.

  • Choosing a tree should be a Christmas experience, not a chore

    Vivek Sarin, who is opening a Christmas tree farm with Ron Stella next year, says that along with the practical considerations that go along with choosing a live Christmas tree, the most important thing is to make the experience a memorable one for the entire family.

    “Yes, you have to think about height and width and the species, but that’s not the most important thing,” said Sarin, who has made a family tradition out of choosing a tree since his oldest child was born 17 years ago.

  • ‘Two guys and a Christmas tree’

    Drawing up visions of families hiking through the snow with ax and saw in hand to pick the perfect Christmas tree to two friends thinking and working on a new business for Shelby County.

    And the two are hopeful that next year they’ll be ready to welcome a new generation of adventurous families hunting for the perfect tree to fit their living rooms.