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Business

  • Business Briefcase: March 23, 2012

    Passport employee’s award

    to benefit OVEC’s Head Start

    Marcelline Coots, one of the first individuals to be hired at Passport Health Plan in 1997, has been named the 2012 Making A Difference award winner by the Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP), and that’s going to benefit the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative’s Head Start program.

  • Real Estate deeds: March 23, 2012

    Feb. 1-12

    Nadene Starrett Mason Estate, William D. and Jeannie Mason and Melinda L. Stoess,  to Amber N. and Charles R. Stoess III, property on Clarks Station Road, $10 and considerations

    Thompson Real Estate Holdings LLC to Melissa and Christopher Thompson, Tracts 3A-1, Shelburne Farm, $158,000

    James and Karla Ferguson to Brad and Shari Thompson, Lot 130, Rolling Ridge, Phase 4, Section 1, $132,500

    Forever Communications Inc. to Capcity Communications LLC, property on U.S. 60, $15,000

  • New Business: Sixth Street Print House

    Address: 414 6th St. Shelbyville

  • Fiesta Mexicana serves up expansion

    Fiesta Mexicana, one of Shelbyville’s most popular and enduring downtown restaurants, is in expansion mode.

    The sounds of drills, hammers are constant and obvious to passersby as workers gut the space at 616 Main Street, just west of the restaurant, to expand the dining room and broaden the restaurant’s front.

    That could be good news for downtown, because that particular front, which previously had been a bar, is considered an ugly metal façade that has been an eyesore for years.

  • Big parcels are big sales in Shelby County

    The availability of land acreage is rising along with land prices across Shelby County.

    Fewer and fewer people are applying to have their large farming parcels subdivided, instead opting to sell the large-acre farms instead.

    "Crop prices have been really good, especially with grain and soybeans, so farmers are looking to get more ground," said Shawn Willard of H. Barry Smith Realtors and Auctioneers. "It just makes more sense to buy now with prices high, and it's becoming harder and harder to lease land.

  • Business Briefcase: March 16, 2012

    KentuckianaWorks office

    helped with GE process

    The KentuckianaWorks One-Stop Career Center on Mount Rushmore Court in Shelbyville opened early Wednesday morning to help applicants for the new jobs at GE Appliances and Lighting in Louisville.

    The company began accepting up to 10,000 first-come, first-served applications for the positions at 6:30 a.m., so KentuckianaWorks opened at 6 a.m. in Shelbyville, Louisville and Shepherdsville to assist with computers or high-speed Internet access.

  • Developers dropping plans for Catalpagreen

    Although the economy appears to be turning around as unemployment drops and jobs begin to reappear, the new home and development market continues to struggle.

    And it's no more evident than with the Catalpagreen subdivision on Discovery Boulevard. At Tuesday's meeting at the Stratton Center, the developers of the much-discussed and long-planned neighborhood will ask the Triple S Planning Commission for a revocation of its subdivision plat for Section 13, Phase 1, which was the only final plat that was submitted. The rest of the planning was preliminary.

  • Balmy winter doesn’t warm farmers’ hearts

    It appears there is no normal season for farmers anymore.

    After suffering through an extremely wet and cold winter last year, which pushed the planting season back because fields were too muddy, this year farmers are facing a new problem: warm, spring-like temperatures in January and February.

    At least Jim Ellis, who has spent his entire life on the farm, said that was something new.

  • New Business: Stacey’s Simple Stuff

    Address: 1025 Main St., Shelbyville.

     

  • Hucks expanding in Simpsonville

    There’s a lot of construction going on in the back of the Hucks Store in Simpsonville, where the company has taken over space formerly housing Don Tequilla Restaurant for a significant store expansion.

    The building, which is built within the shell of a 1920s edifice that for years housed gas stations and garages owned by Claude Moss and his family, in the next few months will become an estimated 3,000 to 4,000 square feet of retail space to update the store Hucks purchased in 2010.