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Business

  • Retail food prices jump 2.2 percent

    As retail food prices climbed 2.2 percent during the second quarter of the year, consumers in Shelbyville are budgeting their grocery lists and sticking to them.

    According to the Marketbasket Survey conducted quarterly by the Kentucky Farm Bureau, these latest numbers established a new high in the market survey that has been around for four decades.

  • New business: The Pennyman

    ADDRESS:802 Washington Street, Suite 3, Shelbyville.

     

    WHO WE ARE: The Pennyman is the joint venture of three sisters, Nancy Johnson Winters, Khris Johnson Basham and Judi Johnson Nigh, living in or around Shelbyville who prepared for three years to open their business. Their considerations were a downtown location, reasonable costs and a door wide enough to easily move furniture in and out. The store is located in the lower level of the former Operation Care building, and its door opens to 8th Street.

     

  • Business Briefcase: July 8, 2011

    OneMain is new name

    for lender in Shelbyville

    The CitiFinancial office at 30 Mack Walters Road in Shelbyville has a new name: It’s now OneMain Financial.

    Branch Manger Mike Staley said in a news release that the name change would not impact the products and services customers had come to know from his business.

  • Real Estate Deeds: July 8, 2011

    May 6 to May 31

    Rolf and Elizabeth McDowell Pepple to Joilynn and William B. Evans III, Lot 32 Hunt Country Estates, $955,000

    Viola P. Smith Estate to Billy Pridemore, Lot 27 Village View Sec. 1, $30,000

    John A. Schuchard Estate to Nancy Davis, Lot 30 Hi Point Village Phase I, $100,000

    Federal National Mortgage Association to Crystal C. Watkins, Lot 142 Midland Estates Sec. 7, $108,000

    Michael A. Lewis to Kimberly M. Lewis, Lot 39, Meadowbrook Sec. III, $204,000

  • Fireworks sales may be exploding

    You can expect a lot more sis, boom and pop with your 4th of July celebration this year.

    During the 2011 session Kentucky legislators passed a law that allows the purchase and use of fireworks that shoot into the air, opening the door for fireworks stands to sell mortars, bottle rockets and roman candles and more.

    "We've always had good stuff, but we were really able to broaden what we sell this year," said Chris Yount, who runs the Tennessee Ted's fireworks stand on Midland Trail.

  • Shelby photographer builds international image

    Jessica Vogel has been taking photographs of people and places in Shelby County for nearly two decades, and she increasingly is making a name for herself internationally.

    Vogel, owner and operator of Shelby Studio for 18 years, was honored last month by the Professional Photographers Association with a Platinum Photographer of the Year award, the third time she has been honored by the group.

    But this one was a little more special.

  • Business Briefcase: July 1, 2011

    Shuck promoted at DOC

    Jeremy Shuck, a native and resident of Pleasureville, has been promoted to the position of information systems supervisor at the Kentucky Department of Corrections. Shuck, a 6-year veteran of the department, will supervise a staff of three in managing the networks that connect the central DOC office with the Probation and Parole office.

  • Is your estate plan still in good standing?

    You have an estate plan. You probably even remember creating it – making the decisions and pulling together the documents was probably a time-consuming and tedious effort. The initial process of creating an estate plan can be so painful and involved that people may avoid reviewing it again for years.

    But your estate plan does not exist in a vacuum. Life events such as marriage, separation, divorce, births, deaths, relocations and tax law changes all impact your estate planning needs.

  • Building Permits: June 30, 2011

    Red Chocolate Maggies, 222 Seventh St., sign, 6.6 feet, $50.

    Dave and Shannon Kessinger, 401 Old Towne Road, house, 6,267 square feet, $250,000

    Shelby Prevention, 1028 Main St., sign, 12 square feet, $175

    Gary Noel, 57 Gray Hawk Dr., house, 3,019 square feet, $90,000

    Rich Campbell, 785 Southville Pike, barn, 1,200 square feet, $17,000

    Shelbyville Chrysler, 2121 Midland Trail, temporary banner, 16 square feet, $40.

    Donald Allewalt, 346 Oak Crest Dr., storage building, 126 square feet, $500

  • Business Briefcase: June 24, 2011

    Collectibles show stopping in Shelby
    The Treasure Hunters Roadshow will stop at the Ramada Inn, 251 Breighton Circle, in Shelbyville June 27 to July 1. From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. residents can bring in their unique, rare and unusual collectibles and have a chance to speak to a specialist for appraisal. The services is free, and has turned over vintage guitars, gold coins and letter written by Abraham Lincoln. Representatives will also be available to buy gold, and offers will be made on the spot. For more information, call 217-726-7590.