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  • Major railway repairs under way in Shelby County

    Every morning, not long after sunrise, an army of workers in hardhats and a fleet of red-painted machines amass in an old parking lot next to the railroad crossing on Todds Point Road in Simpsonville.

  • Business Briefcase: May 13, 2011

    Bailey’s Service Center

    No. 1 for transmissions

    Bailey’s Service Center, which has been repairing automobiles in Shelby County for more than three decades, has been honored by Jasper Engines and Transmissions as its top installer in Kentucky for 2010.

  • New business: Ink and Skin Studios

    Address: 44 7th St., Shelbyville

     

  • Shelby gas prices reach all-time, painful high

    Gas prices hit an all time high in Shelbyville this week when the cost of a gallon of regular unleaded went up to $ 4.15.
    It was such a striking leap to the heights of the peaks during the fall of 2008  in what has been a volatile gasoline market this spring that it moved residents to call and E-mail the newspaper asking why there was such a climb when news reports had been describing a decline in international oil prices.

  • Building Permits: May 6, 2011

    Nicholas Martinaz, 1736 Cherry Lane, storage building, 130 square feet, $50.

    O’Brien Ford, 720 Mount Eden Road, temporary tent, 200 square feet, $0.

    Diana and Phillip Donovan, 254 Graefenburg Road, house, 2,258 square feet, $90,000

    Little Caesars, 197 Boone Station Road, temporary banner, 30 square feet, $50.

    Laura and Anthony Fletcher, 28 North Country Drive, deck, 392 square feet, $7,200.

    Charles and Karen Murphy, 36 Braxton Court, garage, 832 square feet, $95

  • Old burgers take to new media for White Castle

    If you are a devotee of those square little hamburgers stamped out at White Castle, your palatable passion just became easier to consume.

    White Castle announced this week that it will allow customers to order their burgers online and pick them up without a wait.

    And that already has started at Shelbyville’s location at Fairway Crossings.

    “We started about a month ago,” manager Cathy Richardson said. “We do a few [online orders]. It’s not a real big thing.”

  • Something is cooking at the country club

    Shelbyville will soon be home to a new barbecue-oriented restaurant scheduled to open soon in the latest restaurant foray at the Shelbyville Country Club – the Lodge.

    SCC’s space had been vacant since the end of last year, when Jerry White, who owns the Fun Food Caféin Louisville, closed up his part-time catering and restaurant he had operated there for several months. Greg Gibson, assistant golf pro at the country club, said he does not know why White closed up, only that he could not make a go of it there.

  • Business Briefcase: May 6, 2011

    Chamber’s Goodwin earns

    state’s top certification level

    Shelley Goodwin, executive director of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, has earned the Kentucky Accredited Chamber Executive status from the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executives.

    The KYACE is the only state certification and a steppingstone in line to the only national certification for chamber professionals and is designed to assess the applicant’s knowledge of the core chamber management areas.

  • Shelby Industries adds new division

    A Shelbyville company has installed new equipment that will allow it to add new jobs.

    Shelby Industries received its good news in March, and on Monday, Gov. Steve Beshear and other county officials dropped by its plant on McDaniel Road to see company officials unveil the company’s new precision CNC machining division at a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

     “This equipment will allow us to make parts in-house that before we had to get from outside the United States, so this is very significant,” said Wayne Allen, vice president of Shelby Industries.

  • Real Estate Deeds: April 29, 2011

    FOR DATES MARCH 31 THROUGH APRIL 26

     

    Fannie Mae to Joseph G. Abel, Lot 168 Midland Estates Sec. IV, $96,333

    Jacinta Newsome and Jacinta Cool to Bradley R. and Brittany L. Embry, Lot 8, Longview Estates, $160,000

    Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Robert Jerad Fox, Lot No. 72, Meadowbrook Sec. 1, $87,000