• Real Estate deeds: May 25, 2012

    April 2-4

    Rodney W. and Donna Laswell to Frank T. and Meyrose Hensley, Lot 87, Fairway Crossing, Sec. 2, $241,000

    Gary H. and Nancy H. Clark to Jerry L. and Janet M. Sutherland, 3.78 acres on Busey Road, $58,500

    Matthew R. and Emily L. Cecil to Wendy and Dustin Cody Johnson, Lot 2, Hunting Hills, $145,000

    David H. and Gwen A. Lister to Matt Cave, Lot 95, Persimmon Ridge, Phase IV, $397,000

    Walter M. Klicker to Lora Janine Klicker, Lot 34, Meadowbrook No. 1, $107,500

  • Shelby's unemployment plummets in April

    Shelby County’s unemployment statistics took another significant surge downward in April to 5.8 percent, the second-lowest rate in the state.

    That figure declined from 7 percent in March and, more significantly, 2.7 percent from the 8.5 percent rate of April 2011.

    Only Woodford County (5.1 percent) had a lower rate in April, but, among neighboring counties, both Spencer and Trimble counties has more precipitous drops. Spencer fell to from 10.1 in April 2011 and 8.0 in March to 6.5, and Trimble was down 10.5/9.2 to 7.6.

  • Shelby economic development officials push for work-ready status

    Shelby County is well on its way to becoming the fifth community in Kentucky to be designated a Work Ready Community.

    What does this mean?

    Only that the workforce in the community is more prepared than other communities, said Libby Adams, executive director of the Shelby County Industrial and Development Foundation.

    What’s more, it’s a tremendous draw for companies that are looking for a place in which to locate, she said.

  • Business Briefcase: May 18, 2012

    SCPS’ Murphy named to head

    state school business officials

    Greg Murphy, finance Director for Shelby County Public Schools, was elected president of Kentucky Association of School Business Officials.

    About 400 people from across the state are involved in the association, most of them finance officers or business-related personnel.

    Murphy’s appointment took place when he attended the recent 3-day conference. He will oversee two conferences a year and chair various committees.

  • 2 Shelby companies honored for safety

    Two Shelby County manufacturers are among 40 companies that state officials have honored for their performance in employee health and safety.

    Johnson Controls and Stanley Black & Decker earned the Governor’s Safety and Health Award for ranking among the best in the state for the number of hours their employees have worked without having a lost-time injury or illness.

  • Political candidates choosy in campaign spending

    Political campaigning can cost big money, but determining how to market themselves is a big part of that, candidates say.

    They do that through a variety of ways, using venues such as newspapers, television, radio, direct mailers, phone calls, signs and going door-to-door and making public speaking appearances.

    Deciding which of those avenues to use depends on what part of the population the candidate is trying to reach and what their coverage area is.

  • Business Briefcase: May 9, 2012

    2 new pathologists

    join staff at APT


    Associates in Pediatric Therapy in Shelbyville has added two new speech and language pathologists: Erin Moore and Lauren Comer.

  • New Business: Rug Ringers Carpet Cleaning & Restoration

    Address: 409 Washington St. Shelbyville

  • Getting down at the Downs

    Saturday’s forecast of high 80s with a few scattered clouds means it will be a picturesque Derby Day, the perfect atmosphere for seersucker suits, sundresses, hats and of course ice-cold juleps.

    Churchill Downs during the Kentucky Derby is a site unlike any other, and it’s certainly one that businesses can take advantage of as an opportunity to form closer relationships with both clients and community.

  • Butterfly House offers supervised visitation setting

    Shelby County now has a place where family members who can only visit in a supervised setting can share quality time together in a personal atmosphere.

    The Butterfly House, owned by Beth Kimbrough-Summers and Beverly Hilger, is located on Washington Street across from Wakefield-Scearce Gallery in the parking lot of the old courthouse.

    Shelby District Judge Linda Armstrong said the facility is a very welcome addition to the community.