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Business

  • Goodwin departs chamber

    Shelley Goodwin, president of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, is vacating her position for a new role as a workforce development coordinator.

    Goodwin said the newly established position has been in the works for a number of years.

  • Booming bee biz

    There’s been a boom in the beekeeping business and Pat Hornback, a veteran in the field, said the peaked interest is a good thing.

    “One-third of our food is dependent on pollination,” she said, noting that pollinators need to be protected.  “We’re happy about the hype.  It brought beekeeping to the forefront and people are trying it.”

  • “There is no way to actually replace her,” Scott Moore, publisher

    After today, there will be a big void at The Sentinel-News with the retirement of a longtime employee that everyone considers as dear as a member of their own family.

    Publisher Scott Moore paused when speaking about Sharon Warner, an employee of 44 years, whose title of senior production specialist doesn’t begin to encompass all that she does at the newspaper.

    “We’ll find somebody to fill that role, but there is no way to actually replace her,” he said. “She’s a tremendous employee.”

  • ATC program earns national recognition

    The National Institute for Metalworking Skills recently announced the accreditation of the Computerized Manufacturing and Machining Program at the Shelby County Area Technology Center.

    Formed in 1994 by the metalworking trade associations to develop and maintain a globally competitive workforce, NIMS sets skills standards for the industry, certifies individual skills against the standards and accredits training programs that meet NIMS quality requirements.

  • Shelby Hardware out of business

    Shelby Hardware, formerly Mr. Hardware, located on Midland Trail next to Speedway, is no more.

    The store’s owner, Ron Manno, was not available for comment, but the owner of the building, Matthew Andrews, owner of Andrews Pharmacy, the other business that occupies the front of the building, said the hardware store closed in April.

    “They just went out altogether,” he said. “I think they just kind of got tired. They didn’t have a terrible business, but they weren’t making as much money as they used to.”

  • Retail heating up

    With temperatures lingering in the 90s, summer is heating up and so are the some summer-related retail items.  Rural King assistant manager Kim Matthews said they have been selling tons of fans and lawn-related items.

    She said sales have remained high.

    Sales may not be so hot across the map, however. CNNMoney reported that retail sales in June fell .3 percent from May. This data, they noted, is surprising because April and May were also both slow retail seasons, despite the expectation that sales would bounce back after a slow winter.

  • Most crops doing well, some love rain, others don’t

    All farmers love rain, but too much of a good thing is not good for crops, they say.

    "I never swear off rain, but this July is setting up a lot like last July did," said Tom Flowers, who has an 800-acre operation on La Grange Road.

    "We had a wet July [2015]; that was really good for the corn growers," he said, adding that the beans suffered from lack of moisture.

  • Crestview recognized for quality care

    Crestview Center is a recipient of the American Health Care Association’s Bronze Commitment to Quality Award.

    Steve McKinley, executive director at Crestview, said he is proud of the fact that Crestview stands out among facilities both all across the nation as well as in the state of Kentucky.

    “Only five hundred long-term care providers in the nation were chosen and Crestview is one of five Kentucky providers,” he said in a release.

  • Thorntons to close for renovations

    Shelbyville commuters who look to Thorntons for their morning coffee may be disappointed for a few weeks this summer. The Midland Trail store is expected to close at the beginning of August for renovations.

    Rex Loeffler, a representative with Thorntons, said they expect the store’s revamping to take about 40 days, but it could be longer.

    “This is a little older store so there may be a little more involved,” he said.

  • Just peachy

    Today is the first day for a new venture for Mulberry Orchard – a new roadside stand featuring fresh peaches.

    The stand will be located on KY 55, at the intersection of Stoney Point, which is 8 miles from the intersection of U.S. 60 heading toward Henry County.

    Amanda Gajdzik, co-owner of Mulberry Orchard, located at 1330 Mulberry Pike, along with her husband, Matt, said the stand will be open Friday and Saturday mornings.