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Business

  • 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.

  • Business Briefcase: March 9, 2012

    Shelby engineering firm

    wins state’s highest honor

    The American Council of Engineering Companies of Kentucky awarded Biagi, Chance, Cummins, London, Titzer, Inc. of Shelbyville with the Engineering Excellence 2012 Grand Award – its highest award – for its design of the University of Kentucky’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (formally LDDC).

  • UNDERWOOD: Good enough: Is it really great?

    Contrary to popular belief, good enough can be as good as great.

    Everywhere we look we hear powerful messages hammering on the importance of becoming great or successful. Whether it is in our work, parenting, marriage, or physical health, messages come at us from all directions telling us we need to do more to be more successful or better. 

    Obviously, there is nothing wrong with striving to live and work more productively. Many are able to achieve success in material terms, which is wonderful. 

  • NEW BUSINESS: Evans House & Structural Leveling, LLC

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    Raymond J. Evans Jr. in front of the home of Paul David and Georgia Heightchew, which was raised, leveled and repaired after it had split into.

     

    Address: 3244 Taylorsville Road, Shelbyville.

  • Business Briefcase: March 2, 2012

    Kentucky unemployment fell
    in 2011 but still trails nation

    Kentucky’s annual unemployment rate declined to 9.5 percent in 2011 from 10.2 percent in 2010, and nonfarm employment gained 21,200 jobs, according the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
    The U.S. annual unemployment rate fell to 8.9 percent in 2011 from 9.6 percent in 2010.

  • Brown Jordan opening facility in Shelby County

    The newest tenant for the Kingbrook Industrial Park in Simpsonville is about ready for the trucks to start rolling in.
    That’s Brown Jordan International, an outdoor casual furniture company based in Louisville, and in about two weeks it will open in the building off Buck Creek Road that formerly was occupied by Kingbrook Window and Door.
    “We’re close – I think the move-in date is the second week in March,” Brown Jordan President Chris Carmicle said via telephone from Mexico, where he was visiting one of the company’s facilities. “We’re excited about coming to town.”

  • HOLLAND: How much will you need to retire?

    How much money will it take for you to retire in style? Will $1 million do the trick? How about $5 million? Or perhaps you can get by on less.
    If the question leaves you scratching your head, you’re not alone. Fewer than half of American workers have estimated how much they’ll need to retire, according to the Employee Benefits Research Institute. The biggest risk retirees may face is running out of money while they’re alive. It’s an all-too-possible scenario, even if you have substantial assets.

  • Time Warner now Shelby’s cable company

    If you watch TV or surf the Internet through cable, you have a new provider this week.
    Time Warner Cable announced Wednesday that it had completed its acquisition of Insight Communications.
    That means that Time Warner now will be the company that provides TV, high-speed Internet and voice services to about 760,000 customers throughout Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana – including those in Shelby County.

  • Hornback’s bill would loosen telecom regs

    If you are one of the ever-dwindling homes with a traditional land telephone line, you may have to start looking for an alternative.

    Senate Bill 135, also referred to as the "AT&T Bill," is scheduled to come up before the Senate next week and appears to have the needed support.

    Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville), the sponsor of the bill, said he has worked closely with the Public Service Commission to make sure its officials agree with the bill and that the residents of the commonwealth will continue to have adequate phone service.

  • Langley: Proposed farm regulations ‘ridiculous’

    "The way I learned to farm was from following around my dad at five years old," said Doug Langley, a fifth-generation farmer. "I'd grab a shovel and go in the corn crib with my dad. Now, was that work or play? My dad would've probably said I was playing, but I thought it was work. And I was proud of it."

    With new regulations being proposed by the U.S. Department of Labor, a lot of that family farming learned by working closely with relatives could be lost.