• Shelby's horse population is about to grow

    Horse breeders see the flip of the calendar to January as the unofficial start of the foaling season, so it won’t be long before young equine babies start dotting the landscapes of Shelby County farms.

    Since most breeds celebrate a universal birthday on Jan. 1, many owners of performance horses aim to have a foal born as early in the year as possible to allow for maximum physical development.

    Though not all owners shoot for early-year births, January nevertheless remains the traditional kick-off of the foaling season, and this year is no different.

  • Business Briefcase: Jan. 6, 2012

    Collectible road show

    again setting up in Shelby

    The Ohio Valley Refinery & Roadshow is making a stop in Shelby County this week to consider the purchase of unique collectibles that residents may want to sell.

    The show will be Tuesday through Saturday at the Ramada Inn on Breighton Circle in Shelbyville.

    According to a press release on the event, The road show considers and evaluates objects on rarity, collectability, condition and market value. If suitable, an offer would be made to the seller.

  • 2011 Business review: The economy is trending up in Shelby

    Even though a few businesses have closed in 2011,  Shelby County’s economy as a whole seems to be improving as the calendar flips over.

    Downtown staple Weeds 'N Things departed the retail market, and one time locally owned Boarders Unlimited packed up and moved to Cleveland.

    But with additions in downtown Shelbyville such as The Polka Dotted Pineapple and several factories expanding and opening new lines, Shelby County has continued to grow.

  • Business Briefcase: Dec. 30, 2011

    DeLonjay to replace

    Miller at Superb IPC

    There’s a new person in charge of business development for Superb Industrial Power Coating: Earnie Miller has retired after 30 years in that role, and he has been replaced by Tom DeLonjay.

    Miller, who started with Superb IPC in 1982, opened the company’s facility at 300 Isaac Shelby Dr. in Shelbyville in 1986. He later took over territories in various regions of the U.S., Canada and Mexico and worked with GE and Whirlpool as the leader of development projects.

  • Unpaid property taxes can escalate

    If you haven’t paid your property taxes this year, time is running out to avoid issues associated with delinquent bills – including the possibility that a complete stranger could secure an interest on your home.

    To avoid any late charges, property taxes must be paid by Saturday. The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, which is charged with collecting the revenue, is open today for walk-in customers, but Sheriff Mike Armstrong said mailed payments postmarked no later than Dec. 31 will be also be honored.

  • Real estate deeds: Dec. 11, 2011

    Nov. 30-Dec. 11

    John R. and Mary B. Smith to John R. and Mary B Smith and Kathy D. Tipton, property at Jefferson/Shelby County line, $660

    Diana S. and Billy E. Yarnell II to Billy E Yarnell II, 13.586 acres, Glass Farm, Section 2, $123,000

    Schwans Consumer Brands to Shelby County Fiscal Court, Tract 4A, Hayes Property, $350,000

  • EARLIER: Questions about merger involving JHS lingering

    While citizens and hospital personnel alike wait for a decision from Gov. Steve Beshear on whether to allow the proposed merger among Jewish Hospital & St. Mary's HealthCare – the parent of Jewish Hospital Shelbyville – University Hospital in Louisville and Lexington-based St. Joseph Health System, which is owned by Catholic Health Initiatives of Denver, much of the debate has surrounded the changes that would occur at UofL’s hospital.

  • New business: Mr. Electric

    Address:  110 Citizens Blvd., Simpsonville.

    Who we are: Don Kircher, owner of Mr. Electric, has 30 years of electrical experience.  Along with the Shelby County branch of Mr. Electric, he also owns a franchise in Charlotte, N.C. Mr. Electric has franchises throughout the United States and Canada.

  • Business Briefcase: Dec. 23, 2011

    Gasoline prices take a 40-cent surge

    Fuel prices took a big bounce in Shelbyville this week.

    After dipping on Tuesday and Wednesday morning to as low as $2.95, the prices sprang significantly higher again Wednesday afternoon.

    Speedway, known to set the bar in local markets, raised its per-gallon price for regular unleaded gasoline to $3.39 just after noon, and within an hour most other stations along Midland Trail had moved near that price, basically a 40-cent-per-gallon swing.

  • The final holiday push is on

    Whether you’re doing some last-minute Christmas shopping or just starting on your list, there are still a lot of bargains out there, and quite a lot of variety, merchants say.

    “Jewelry has been really popular all season and is still selling well even at this late hour,” said Patti Wilson, visual coordinator at Wakefield-Scearce Gallery.